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

Recently on Radio Specials:

Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 1:30 PM Intelligence Squared U.S.

Are Super PACs Transforming American Politics? -- The product of two court decisions, Citizens United and SpeechNow.org v. FEC, super PAC spending is on course to make 2012 the most expensive presidential election in history. These super-charged political action committees may spend and receive unlimited amounts of money from individuals, corporations or unions to advocate for political candidates -- as long as they are independent of the candidates' campaigns. Are our elections being bought by the wealthy few, or has democracy been enhanced by increased political speech?

Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 2:00 AM America Abroad

Religious Minorities in the Middle East -- In the wake of the Arab Spring, new governments are forming and the rights of Christians, Jews, and minority Muslim groups hang in the balance. The program reports on the Jewish population in Tunisia, and how they're faring under a new Islamist government there. The show also hears from the Christian community in Egypt and their reactions to a new president, and provides a primer on Alawites, the minority Muslim sect to which Syria's president Bashar al-Assad belongs.

Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 8:00 PM America Abroad

Religious Minorities in the Middle East -- In the wake of the Arab Spring, new governments are forming and the rights of Christians, Jews, and minority Muslim groups hang in the balance. The program reports on the Jewish population in Tunisia, and how they're faring under a new Islamist government there. The show also hears from the Christian community in Egypt and their reactions to a new president, and provides a primer on Alawites, the minority Muslim sect to which Syria's president Bashar al-Assad belongs.

Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 2:00 AM TED Radio Hour

The Creative Process -- How are we inspired? How do we get from an initial inkling of idea to a fully formed work of art? It's often challenging to describe the creative process. The show features TED speakers including a poet, a novelist and a singer/songwriter who explain their craft, and the daily challenge of nurturing creativity.

Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 8:00 PM TED Radio Hour

The Creative Process -- How are we inspired? How do we get from an initial inkling of idea to a fully formed work of art? It's often challenging to describe the creative process. The show features TED speakers including a poet, a novelist and a singer/songwriter who explain their craft, and the daily challenge of nurturing creativity.

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