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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, Oct 19, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 -- 2:00 PM Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin

Judd Apatow -- Host Alec Baldwin talks with filmmaker Judd Apatow, whose films include "The 40 Year Old Virgin," "Knocked Up," and "Funny People;" all of which feature emotionally immature men forced to grow up after confronting sex, responsibility and death. Of all Apatow's movies, his most recent, "This is 40," may be his most personal. It stars his wife, Leslie Mann, and their two daughters.

Fri, Oct 18, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 -- 2:00 AM Reveal

In its pilot episode, the new investigative program from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX discusses the volume and impact stemming from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' over-prescription of opiates to addicted veterans; the attorney behind many of the worst for-profit charities; bodycams for cops; and how one reporter helped one man prove his brother had been abused at a state mental facility.

Thu, Oct 17, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 -- 8:00 PM Reveal

In its pilot episode, the new investigative program from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX discusses the volume and impact stemming from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' over-prescription of opiates to addicted veterans; the attorney behind many of the worst for-profit charities; bodycams for cops; and how one reporter helped one man prove his brother had been abused at a state mental facility.

Thu, Oct 17, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 -- 2:00 AM America Abroad

Egypt and the Struggle for Democracy -- It's been nearly three years since Egypt's revolution and the fall of Hosni Mubarak. Since then, we've also seen the fall of Egypt's first democratically elected president -- Mohammed Morsi --and a violent crackdown on his party, the Muslim Brotherhood. Now, the way forward is unclear. This program presents an international town hall with audiences in Los Angeles and Cairo, who debate what the military's recent government takeover means for Egypt's fragile democracy; the Muslim Brotherhood's future in Egyptian politics and society; the role of Islam in politics and public life; and how Americans perceive recent developments in Egypt. Panelists include: Sarah Eltantawi, post-doctoral fellow in Arab studies at UC Berkeley, specializing in political Islam in the contemporary Muslim world; Maha Awadi, Egyptian-American host, producer and media consultant who worked in Egypt for 14 years; and Ambassador Raouf Saad, former assistant foreign minister of Egypt.

Wed, Oct 16, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 -- 8:00 PM America Abroad

Egypt and the Struggle for Democracy -- It's been nearly three years since Egypt's revolution and the fall of Hosni Mubarak. Since then, we've also seen the fall of Egypt's first democratically elected president -- Mohammed Morsi --and a violent crackdown on his party, the Muslim Brotherhood. Now, the way forward is unclear. This program presents an international town hall with audiences in Los Angeles and Cairo, who debate what the military's recent government takeover means for Egypt's fragile democracy; the Muslim Brotherhood's future in Egyptian politics and society; the role of Islam in politics and public life; and how Americans perceive recent developments in Egypt. Panelists include: Sarah Eltantawi, post-doctoral fellow in Arab studies at UC Berkeley, specializing in political Islam in the contemporary Muslim world; Maha Awadi, Egyptian-American host, producer and media consultant who worked in Egypt for 14 years; and Ambassador Raouf Saad, former assistant foreign minister of Egypt.

Sun, Oct 13, 2013 -- 6:00 PM
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 -- 6:00 PM Hunger in the Valley of Plenty

The special program examines the broken food system in California's San Joaquin Valley, and its health impacts for some of the state's poorest residents. It's a multiplatform partnership between KQED and The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) that paints an intimate portrait of the way families with limited means cope with issues of poor nutrition, obesity and diabetes. The programs also explore the people and organizations fighting to inject local fresh produce into the emergency food system and school lunch programs.

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