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Every week, KQED airs some of the best programs from independent radio producers and public radio networks around the world.

Coming up on Radio Specials:

Sun, Aug 31, 2014 -- 6:00 PM
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 -- 6:00 PM State of Surveillance

This special co-production of KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting goes inside California police departments where new technologies ranging from automated license plate readers to facial recognition technology are making it easier to fight crime, but are also raising concerns about privacy. Are these monitoring systems becoming dragnets filled with information about law-abiding citizens?

Sat, Aug 30, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 -- 3:30 PM Hearing Voices

The Whale Plan -- The show goes whale watching and listening, and spends a half-hour with killer whales, beached whales, whale sounds and whale stories from Laurie Anderson, National Lampoon and Hearing Voices.

Sat, Aug 30, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 -- 2:00 PM American Radioworks

The Science of Smart -- Until recently, we didn't know much about the best ways to learn. Now that's changing. Over recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. The program looks at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science, and meets researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. The show also introduces listeners to the teachers and students trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.



Recently on Radio Specials:

Fri, Aug 29, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 -- 2:00 AM The Science of Smart

Until recently, we didn't know much about the best ways to learn. Now that's changing. Over recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. The program looks at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science, and meets researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. The show also introduces listeners to the teachers and students trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Thu, Aug 28, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 -- 8:00 PM American Radioworks

The Science of Smart -- Until recently, we didn't know much about the best ways to learn. Now that's changing. Over recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. The program looks at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science, and meets researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. The show also introduces listeners to the teachers and students trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Thu, Aug 28, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 -- 2:00 AM The New York Times: Next New World Forum

What Should Our Colleges Be Teaching? -- This special program from The New York Times explores how to best prepare the next generation of students to succeed. Panelists include David Coleman, president and CEO of the College Board; Stefanie Sanford, chief of global policy and advocacy for the College Board; and Brandon Busteed, executive director of Gallup Education. They appear in conversation with Thomas L. Friedman.

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