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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, Aug 31, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 -- 1:00 PM American Radioworks

One Child at a Time: Custom Learning in the Digital Age -- Researchers have long known the best way to learn is with a personal tutor. But tutoring is expensive, and providing the benefits of tutoring to everyone hasn't been possible. Experts now say, however, technology creates new ways for schools to customize education for each student. This program documents the rise of so-called "personalized learning." It takes listeners to schools that are reinventing their approach to education, and explores how teaching and learning change when personalization replaces one-size-fits-all in the classroom.

Sat, Aug 31, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 -- 1:00 AM Heat and Harvest

Like what you see in the supermarket produce section? Enjoy, because things may be changing there -- the prices, even the mix of available fruits, nuts and veggies. Long acknowledged as "the nation's salad bowl," California's farm belt is facing some thorny challenges from our changing climate: rising temperatures, an uncertain water supply and more abundant pests that threaten multi-billion-dollar crops. The half-hour documentary Heat and Harvest, a co-production of KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting, examines these threats and some potential solutions.

Fri, Aug 30, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 -- 2:00 AM The Computer History Museum Presents

America's Cup Comes to San Francisco: Technology Under Sail -- This is the 2013 "Summer of Racing," with some of the most sophisticated technology ever deployed in both America's Cup racing and for the televised coverage of the race itself. The program hosts a special panel just before the America's Cup finals in September. Stan Honey, director of technology for America's Cup Event Authority, discusses the challenges inherent in televising sailing and how they were overcome with LiveLine, which he created to help distinguish who's in the lead, between-boat distances and other data to help viewers more easily follow the competition. Matthew Mason and Ian Burns, members of Team Oracle USA, will also discuss the technology deployed in the command center, the boats and on board the helicopters following the boats. The discussion is moderated by John Hollar.

Thu, Aug 29, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 -- 8:00 PM The Computer History Museum Presents: America's Cup Comes to San Francisco: Technology Under Sail

This is the 2013 "Summer of Racing," with some of the most sophisticated technology ever deployed in both America's Cup racing and for the televised coverage of the race itself. The program hosts a special panel just before the America's Cup finals in September. Stan Honey, director of technology for America's Cup Event Authority, discusses the challenges inherent in televising sailing and how they were overcome with LiveLine, which he created to help distinguish who's in the lead, between-boat distances and other data to help viewers more easily follow the competition. Matthew Mason and Ian Burns, members of Team Oracle USA, will also discuss the technology deployed in the command center, the boats and on board the helicopters following the boats. The discussion is moderated by John Hollar.

Thu, Aug 29, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 -- 2:00 AM American Radioworks

One Child at a Time: Custom Learning in the Digital Age -- Researchers have long known the best way to learn is with a personal tutor. But tutoring is expensive, and providing the benefits of tutoring to everyone hasn't been possible. Experts now say, however, technology creates new ways for schools to customize education for each student. This program documents the rise of so-called "personalized learning." It takes listeners to schools that are reinventing their approach to education, and explores how teaching and learning change when personalization replaces one-size-fits-all in the classroom.

Wed, Aug 28, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 -- 8:00 PM American Radioworks

One Child at a Time: Custom Learning in the Digital Age -- Researchers have long known the best way to learn is with a personal tutor. But tutoring is expensive, and providing the benefits of tutoring to everyone hasn't been possible. Experts now say, however, technology creates new ways for schools to customize education for each student. This program documents the rise of so-called "personalized learning." It takes listeners to schools that are reinventing their approach to education, and explores how teaching and learning change when personalization replaces one-size-fits-all in the classroom.

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