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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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Sat, Apr 20, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 -- 1:00 PM Radiolab

Choice -- Logic and emotion aren't the only forces that guide our decisions. What other factors steer our choices? Radiolab turns up the volume on the voices in our heads, and tries to make sense of the babble. Forget free will, some important decisions could come down to a steaming cup of coffee.

Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 2:00 AM Religious Minorities in the Middle East

The Arab awakening has led to a rise in Islamist governments in the Middle East, raising concerns about the rights of religious minorities. The Middle East is largely Muslim -- but it's also the birthplace of Christianity, Judaism and many other religions. Many non-Muslims have left in recent decades, leaving relatively small populations of non-Muslims and Muslim minority sects. Now, the rise of Islamist political parties raises questions about the rights and protections such minorities can expect. How is Tunisia's Jewish population faring under a new Islamist government there? How are Christians in Egypt reacting to President Morsi? The show also provides a primer on Alawites, the minority Muslim sect to which Syria's president Bashar al-Assad belongs.

Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 8:00 PM Religious Minorities in the Middle East

The Arab awakening has led to a rise in Islamist governments in the Middle East, raising concerns about the rights of religious minorities. The Middle East is largely Muslim -- but it's also the birthplace of Christianity, Judaism and many other religions. Many non-Muslims have left in recent decades, leaving relatively small populations of non-Muslims and Muslim minority sects. Now, the rise of Islamist political parties raises questions about the rights and protections such minorities can expect. How is Tunisia's Jewish population faring under a new Islamist government there? How are Christians in Egypt reacting to President Morsi? The show also provides a primer on Alawites, the minority Muslim sect to which Syria's president Bashar al-Assad belongs.

Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 2:00 AM Culture Shock 1913

Many have called 1913 the true beginning of 20th century culture. From New York City, where the first large-scale show of modern art alarmed viewers, to Vienna and Paris, where music by Schoenberg and Stravinsky sparked audience riots, this special program dives into a year of artistic upset and audience apoplexy. WNYC's Sara Fishko and guests tell the story, 100 years later, of this mad modernist moment. How does it mirror our own uncertain age?

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