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:
Stars and Bars: For Fourth of July -- Celebrating America with flags, fireworks and summer festivals, featuring recitations and reflections on The Pledge? of Allegiance, the annual Rainbow Family migration into the forest on July Fourth, a town that covets their title of the ?Armpit of America?, and Mississippi moonshine, barbecued goat and old-time Fife & Drum at Otha Turner?s Afrosippi Picnic.
From the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX -- Reveal will showcase the best investigative reporting together in one regular, national broadcast. Reveal is based on a collaborative production model: many of the stories come from CIR's award-winning newsroom, but excellent stories come from many investigative efforts. The pilots featured work from the Center for Public Integrity and public radio stations including WNYC, Chicago Public Radio, Michigan Radio, KQED and others. The pilots also included collaborations with the PBS NewsHour, various print outlets and websites to extend the reach of their featured stories. CIR and PRX are in conversation with dozens of other news outlets and public radio stations to feature their stories on Reveal. Al Letson, the recipient of multiple journalism awards for his original series, State of the Re:Union, is the host of Reveal. Al's engaging storytelling style and straight-on questioning will be hallmarks of Reveal.
Net Zero Homes & Zero Waste -- For Sven Thesen, Net Zero living doesn't mean giving up the comforts of home. He recalled his family's decision to make their dream house a Net Zero house: My wife's requirement was it had to be beautiful, he told the audience at a recent Commonwealth Club gathering, and so it was beautiful. And then, it has to be functional and comfortable. And let's see how energy-efficient we can make it.?