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

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Fri, Apr 24, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 -- 2:00 AM KQED's John Boland & NPR's Jarl Mohn in Conversation with Museum CEO John Hollar

In 2015 the Museum will produce a new track within our Revolutionaries series, "Re/New Media." Technology is changing everything about the news and journalism industries-from gathering to processing to disseminating, and audience behavior and participation as well. This track will feature a series of conversations with news leaders and innovators about that changing landscape."Re/New Media" will kick off with a conversation with KQED President & CEO John Boland and NPR President & 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 -and action - about the future in either commercial or public media.Tonight's program will be an in-depth conversation with these outstanding executives about everything from their beginnings in media, the history of their organizations, how their approach to journalism is evolving, technology's impact on what they do, and the changing nature of digital audiences. Our moderator, 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. This event is part of the Museum's acclaimed Revolutionaries speaker series, featuring renowned innovators, business and technology leaders, and authors in enthralling conversations often with leading journalists. Our audiences learn about the process of innovation, its risks and rewards, and failure that led to ultimate success.

Thu, Apr 23, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 -- 8:00 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.

Wed, Apr 22, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 -- 8:00 PM The Adaptors: An Earth Day Special From BURN

Hosted by public radio veterans Alex Chadwick and Flora Lichtman, "The Adaptors" chronicles how people are adapting to climate change. Adaptors are all around us: from the farmers and coastal-dwellers finding new ways to work and live, to the scientists thinking outside the box about energy, to corporate leaders bringing new technologies to market, to the garage tinkerers and DIY inventors dreaming up the next big thing in green living.

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