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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, May 4, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 1:00 PM Radiolab

Speed -- What happens when the world of the very fast and the very slow rub up against one another? From the longest-running scientific experiment ever to million-dollar deals done in milliseconds, Radiolab charts the speed of thought, bumps up against the ultimate speed limit of the universe, and delves into the disconnect between our natural pace and the ever-accelerating world which we have create around us.

Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 2:00 AM The Commonwealth Club: Climate One

Borrowed Wheels -- Are car sharing and ride sharing finally going mainstream? As of 2013, car sharing has over 1 million participants in North America. The show convenes a panel to discuss the boom in car sharing, its various business models including Lyft and Sidecar, and the hurdles the burgeoning industry faces. Panelists include Rick Hutchinson, CEO of City Car Share; Sunil Paul, CEO of Sidecar, a San Francisco-based car sharing startup; Susan Shaheen, co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at UC Berkeley; and Kristin Sverchek, head of public policy and general counsel for Lyft and Zimride, two San Francisco-based car sharing startups.

Thu, May 2, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, May 2, 2013 -- 8:00 PM The Commonwealth Club: Climate One

Borrowed Wheels -- Are car sharing and ride sharing finally going mainstream? As of 2013, car sharing has over 1 million participants in North America. The show convenes a panel to discuss the boom in car sharing, its various business models including Lyft and Sidecar, and the hurdles the burgeoning industry faces. Panelists include Rick Hutchinson, CEO of City Car Share; Sunil Paul, CEO of Sidecar, a San Francisco-based car sharing startup; Susan Shaheen, co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at UC Berkeley; and Kristin Sverchek, head of public policy and general counsel for Lyft and Zimride, two San Francisco-based car sharing startups.

Thu, May 2, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, May 2, 2013 -- 2:00 AM Crossing East with George Takei

Frontier Asians -- This special program from Crossing East's Asian-American history series explores the communities, farms and ranches settled by Asian-Americans on the frontier. Hosted by George Takei, the show includes the unusual story of Ing "Doc" Hay, Chinese frontier herbalist and the most respected citizen of an Eastern Oregon town. The program also features the little known stories of Asian frontier women such as Polly Bemis (Lalu Nathoy), a woman sold to work as a prostitute who escaped to Idaho, and Wong Ah So, saved from the slave trade by missionaries in San Francisco. The program also recognizes the Asian contribution to the farming of the West through a story about the legacy of Japanese farmers in California.

Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 8:00 PM Crossing East with host George Takei

Frontier Asians -- This special program from Crossing East's Asian-American history series explores the communities, farms and ranches settled by Asian-Americans on the frontier. Hosted by George Takei, the show includes the unusual story of Ing "Doc" Hay, Chinese frontier herbalist and the most respected citizen of an Eastern Oregon town. The program also features the little known stories of Asian frontier women such as Polly Bemis (Lalu Nathoy), a woman sold to work as a prostitute who escaped to Idaho, and Wong Ah So, saved from the slave trade by missionaries in San Francisco. The program also recognizes the Asian contribution to the farming of the West through a story about the legacy of Japanese farmers in California.

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