Every week, KQED airs some of the best programs from independent radio producers and public radio networks around the world.
Airtimes vary, check below for upcoming programs.
Recently on Radio Specials:
We hear a profile of LA-based filmmaker/composer Tucker Stilley, who has remained extraordinarily creative and funny, despite having to contend with the near-impossible obstacles imposed by ALS.
Old School: Back-to-School Special -- Richard Paul follows "School VP," Asst. Principal Irasema Salcido, through her hectic multi-lingual morning at DC's Bell Multicultural High School. Host Katie Davis finds she "Got Carried." Slam poet and history teacher Taylor Mali schools us on "What Teachers Make." Producer Hillary Frank gets the shy "Quiet Kids" to speak up. Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich's commencement speech advises "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)," with music from filmmaker Baz Luhrman. Host Katie Davis takes her DC summer camp into the wild woods on a "Hike to Rock Creek," two blocks from where the kids live. And poems from Meryn Cadell and Jelani.
Dr. Sylvia Earle: One Big Ocean -- Dr. Sylvia Earle fondly dubbed "Her Deepness" by the New York Times holds the women's record for the deepest ocean dive and has led more than 100 undersea expeditions, logging more than 7,000 hours underwater. Formerly chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Dr. Earle has garnered countless international honors and played a leading role as researcher and educator capable of crossing any barrier whether it be linguistic, geographic or a seemingly impassible ocean depth. Join us for a conversation on saving the oceans.