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This American Life

One Last Thing Before I Go

Today at 12:00pm
Repeats at 9:00pm

Words can seem so puny and ineffective sometimes. On this show, stories in which ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones, using a combination of small talk and not-so-small talk.

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Radiolab

Fate and Fortune

Today at 2:00pm
Repeats at midnight

What decides the course of our lives? Is it individual force of will, or fate? If destiny isn't written in the stars, could it be written in our genes? In this hour, kids struggle to resist marshmallows, with big implications, and more.

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Reveal

Voting Rights, and Wrongs

Today at 4:00pm

This presidential election is the first since the Supreme Court gutted historic voter rights protections. Reveal examines the impact of state laws that rushed in to fill the void. Are they fighting fraud or changing election outcomes?

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    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.

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    Forum

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    KQED News

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    Perspectives

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