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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:

Sat, Jul 4, 2015 -- 3:30 PM
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 -- 3:30 PM Hearing Voices

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.

Sat, Jul 4, 2015 -- 2:00 PM
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 -- 2:00 PM Reveal

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.



Recently on Radio Specials:

Fri, Jul 3, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 -- 2:00 AM Climate One -- From the Commonwealth Club

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.?

Thu, Jul 2, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 -- 8:00 PM Climate One -- From the Commonwealth Club

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.?

Thu, Jul 2, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 -- 2:00 AM The Computer History Museum: Revolutionaries

Composer & Cellist Philip Sheppard in Conversation with Sid Lee's Will Travis -- Philip Sheppard has gathered international acclaim for his diverse career as a composer, conductor, an arranger, and innovative performer. Musical collaborator for both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games and the opening ceremony of the 2014 Tour de France, Sheppard has also worked with such musical legends as David Bowie and Jeff Buckley and frequently speaks and plays at technology and creative conferences. He has also forged a highly successful career as a film music composer and recently wrote the score for the new BBC Two Human Universe series, featuring English physicist Professor Brian Cox. Will Travis of Sid Lee returns to the Museum's stage to moderate a conversation with Sheppard about the intersection of music and technology. They'll discuss the impact technology has had on Sheppard's work, from composing to teaching to performing, while also addressing how he bridges the new and old worlds, including what exactly it means to "smash" new and old technologies

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