KQED Public Radio Highlights

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Today at 1:00pm

We all laugh, but why? If you look closely, you'll find that humor has very little to do with it. Radiolab asks what makes us laugh, and how it affects us.

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PBS NewsHour Weekend

Colorado's Pot Black Market

Today at 3:30pm

Although recreational use of marijuana has been legal in the state of Colorado for nine months, some people are still choosing to buy it on the black market.

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The Commonwealth Club: LGBT Journeys

Ambassador James Hormel

Today at 2:00pm

James Hormel joins the show to discuss U.S. social history since 1945 to see how LGBTQ Americans have progressed from exclusion to inclusion.

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Moyers & Company

Climate Change: The Next Generation

Today at 3:00pm

As world leaders converge for the UN's global summit on climate and thousands gather in New York for the People's Climate March, Bill Moyers talks to 18-year-old Oregonian Kelsey Juliana. She's walking across America to draw attention to global warming.

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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.

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    KQED News

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

  • Perspectives


    Our series of daily listener commentaries since 1991.