KQED Public Radio Highlights

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Happy Thanksgiving!

From our KQED family to yours.

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The Takeaway

Gene Therapy

Today at 12:00pm

Recently the FDA has approved two gene therapies. The personalized treatments offer relief for rare, debilitating and often deadly diseases. Dr. Cynthia Dunbar takes us back to the 1990 when the first gene therapy was tested in a human and explains how this scientific breakthrough works.

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All Things Considered

Musical Gratitude

Today at 4:30pm

Ari Shapiro speaks with 4 artists about a musician whose work and influence they're grateful for. Shapiro’s pick is Canadian duo Tegan & Sara. The duo pick UK electronic artist Perera Elsewhere. They pick American hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces. It concludes with R&B artist Jimetta Rose.

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Radio Technical Issues

Radio Technical Issues

As we become aware of technical problems originating from KQED Radio, we will list them here.


    • KQEI Off The Air 11/4/2017

      The KQEI transmitter will be turned off Saturday morning (11/4). Utility work in the area requires de-energizing the lines for the safety of the workers. It is expected to be off for 5 hours.  Once the power returns, the broadcast will return to normal.

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Radio Specials

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KQED Productions

  • The California Report

    The California Report

    Daily news and a weekly newsmagazine, produced by KQED in partnership with stations statewide.

  • The Do List

    The Do List

    Cy Musiker and David Wiegand on the hottest tickets and shows in Northern California.

  • Forum


    KQED's live call-in program presents wide-ranging discussions and in-depth interviews.

  • KQED News

    KQED News

    KQED's local news program reporting on the latest happenings in Northern California.

  • Perspectives


    Our series of daily listener commentaries since 1991.