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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, Jun 29, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 -- 1:00 PM Mapping Eliza

The program shares the story of a science reporter who goes through the process of having her DNA decoded -- and then sharing the results with her parents. This high risk assignment is revealing about the ethics of this process, but loaded with accessible science, business issues -- companies are clamoring for this new health care option -- and critics.

Fri, Jun 28, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 -- 2:00 AM Stories of Transformation: Character and Change

Miles has the wrong body. He was born a woman, Megan. After 15 years of serious depression and confusion about his place in the world, at age 28, he decided to make a change. He chose the name Miles and began his slow, difficult transition into manhood. All along the way, he carried an audio recorder with him. The show also hears the story of Louis, who robbed people for most of his high school career. He did it for money and for thrills. He never got caught. Then, in his senior year, he decided to stop. Louis talks to friends and family, and to himself, about why he was a criminal, and why he needs to change. The program shares two audio diaries of these two people, Miles and Louis, documenting their own personal transformation.

Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 8:00 PM Hearing Voices

Stories of Transformation: Character and Change -- Miles has the wrong body. He was born a woman, Megan. After 15 years of serious depression and confusion about his place in the world, at age 28, he decided to make a change. He chose the name Miles and began his slow, difficult transition into manhood. All along the way, he carried an audio recorder with him. The show also hears the story of Louis, who robbed people for most of his high school career. He did it for money and for thrills. He never got caught. Then, in his senior year, he decided to stop. Louis talks to friends and family, and to himself, about why he was a criminal, and why he needs to change. The program shares two audio diaries of these two people, Miles and Louis, documenting their own personal transformation.

Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 2:00 AM State of the Re:Union with Al Letson

Back to the Basics - An American Graduate Special -- The program's "American Graduate" coverage concludes with a special episode exploring school, community, and the dropout crisis in this country. The program shares personal stories of failure and success at school, talks to experts on why kids drop out and what makes them stay, and reports on innovations in teaching and learning -- from the Missouri Ozarks to Brooklyn, New York.

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 -- 8:00 PM State of the Re:Union with Al Letson

Back to the Basics - An American Graduate Special -- The program's "American Graduate" coverage concludes with a special episode exploring school, community, and the dropout crisis in this country. The program shares personal stories of failure and success at school, talks to experts on why kids drop out and what makes them stay, and reports on innovations in teaching and learning -- from the Missouri Ozarks to Brooklyn, New York.

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