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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, Apr 18, 2015 -- 3:30 PM
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 -- 3:30 PM The Big Read

On 'The Call of the Wild' -- The hero of Jack London's 1903 book "The Call of the Wild" is Buck, a St. Bernard/Scotch Shepherd dog. Late one night in 1897, a poor farmworker steals Buck from his comfortable Northern California home and sells him as a sled dog. Set mostly during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-98 in Canada's Yukon Territory and Alaska, the novel chronicles Buck's struggles and successes as he learns "the law of club and fang."

Sat, Apr 18, 2015 -- 2:00 PM
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 -- 2:00 PM The Computer History Museum Presents

NPR CEO Jarl Mohn and KQED's John Boland -- The Computer History Museum hosts a conversation with KQED President and CEO John Boland, and NPR President and CEO Jarl Mohn. Boland is re-inventing KQED on a local and regional level and setting a new generation of news in motion on television, radio and the Internet. Mohn, who has headed NPR for less than a year but has significant media experience, plans to extend and deepen broadcast and digital news at NPR. Together they represent some of the best thinking about the future in either commercial or public media. Their conversation will touch on everything from their beginnings in media to the history of their organizations, to how their approach to journalism is evolving, technology's impact on what they do and the changing nature of digital audiences. Computer History Museum CEO John Hollar began his career as a reporter, so he's well suited to conduct an insightful and engaging conversation with these two media mavericks.



Recently on Radio Specials:

Fri, Apr 17, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 -- 2:00 AM The U.S. Holocaust Museum Presents

Confronting Hatred: 70 Years After the Holocaust -- This radio documentary brings together a broad range of voices to talk about racism, anti-Semitism and the ways in which hatred can grow. The show hears from a former racist skinhead, an imam, a prosecutor for the Rwandan genocide trials as well as people speaking from many perspectives, including heavy metal singer David Draiman, filmmaker Errol Morris and Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel. The documentary examines the ways in which the Holocaust continues to inform contemporary discussions about hate speech, propaganda, and human rights.

Thu, Apr 16, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 -- 8:00 PM The U.S. Holocaust Museum Presents

Confronting Hatred: 70 Years After the Holocaust -- This radio documentary brings together a broad range of voices to talk about racism, anti-Semitism and the ways in which hatred can grow. The show hears from a former racist skinhead, an imam, a prosecutor for the Rwandan genocide trials as well as people speaking from many perspectives, including heavy metal singer David Draiman, filmmaker Errol Morris and Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel. The documentary examines the ways in which the Holocaust continues to inform contemporary discussions about hate speech, propaganda, and human rights.

Thu, Apr 16, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 -- 2:00 AM America Abroad

Burma at the Crossroads -- This fall, Burma is scheduled to hold its first truly democratic elections in half a century. But despite this progress, the military-run government continues to crack down hard on ethnic minorities and student protesters, putting serious limits on freedom of speech and religion. The show looks at the major players in the region promoting change, including Nobel Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi. The evolution of democracy, as Burma proves, doesn't happen overnight.

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