KQED Public Radio Highlights

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Alan Cumming Bares it All

Thursday at 10:30am

Award winning film and stage actor Alan Cumming joins the program. The performer opens up about his personal life, including heartbreak and family trauma with his newly released album, “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs.”

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The World

Language of the Himalayas

Thursday at 2:00pm

Mustang - not the horse, is spoken by only a few thousand people. Many of them have left their mountain homeland to escape poverty and earthquakes. Some find each other to preserve what's left of their culture and history.

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Thursday at 8:00pm
Repeats at 2:00am

What would happen if you could make fear disappear? A group of scientists believe that people no longer need fear — at least not the kind we live with — to navigate the modern world. Hear about the striking, and rare case of a woman with no fear.

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