Donate

KQED e-Newsletters

Newsletters

Get regular updates on great programs and events

Please leave this field empty

More from KQED

Radio Specials

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, Feb 8, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
Sat, Feb 8, 2014 -- 3:30 PM Hearing Voices

The Plan: Race -- In her street performance "living flag," artist damali ayo collects reparations for the enslavement of African-Americans by panhandling from white people and distributing the payments to black people. Her stage is a busy city sidewalk corner anywhere in the U.S. damali ayo teamed up with Producer Dmae Roberts to document this audio of "the street." The show features that segment, and much more.

Sat, Feb 8, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
Sat, Feb 8, 2014 -- 2:00 PM American RadioWorks: Black History

State of Siege: Mississippi Whites and the Civil Rights Movement -- Mississippi occupies a distinct and dramatic place in the history of America's civil rights movement. No state in the South was more resistant to the struggle for black equality. No place was more violent. Drawing on newly discovered archival audio and groundbreaking research on the civil rights era, the program brings to light the extraordinary tactics whites in Mississippi used to battle integration and the lasting impact of that battle in American politics today. Their strategies ranged from organizing a massive network of citizen councils to promote white supremacy, to establishing a state-run spy agency to disrupt civil rights activism. The program also traces the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, and illuminates the way whites came to both accommodate and defy the mandates of civil rights legislation in the mid-1960s.

Fri, Feb 7, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Feb 7, 2014 -- 2:00 AM The Commonwealth Club: Climate One

Fluid State: The Future of California's Water -- Consumers and businesses can expect to pay more for their water in the future as the realities of climate disruption and severe weather sink into California's parched soil and politics. Although many agree the state's water system needs an overhaul, there is fierce debate about how to fix it and who should pay. How will stress on the Sierra snowpack and Colorado River water supply hit California? What water choices will voters face on the 2014 state ballot? Panelists include Lois Wolk, state senator (D) representing District 3; Jean Fuller, state senator (R) representing District 18; and Matt Weiser, reporter for the Sacramento Bee.

Thu, Feb 6, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 -- 8:00 PM The Commonwealth Club: Climate One

Fluid State: The Future of California's Water -- Consumers and businesses can expect to pay more for their water in the future as the realities of climate disruption and severe weather sink into California's parched soil and politics. Although many agree the state's water system needs an overhaul, there is fierce debate about how to fix it and who should pay. How will stress on the Sierra snowpack and Colorado River water supply hit California? What water choices will voters face on the 2014 state ballot? Panelists include Lois Wolk, state senator (D) representing District 3; Jean Fuller, state senator (R) representing District 18; and Matt Weiser, reporter for the Sacramento Bee.

Thu, Feb 6, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 -- 2:00 AM American RadioWorks: Black History

State of Siege: Mississippi Whites and the Civil Rights Movement -- Mississippi occupies a distinct and dramatic place in the history of America's civil rights movement. No state in the South was more resistant to the struggle for black equality. No place was more violent. Drawing on newly discovered archival audio and groundbreaking research on the civil rights era, the program brings to light the extraordinary tactics whites in Mississippi used to battle integration and the lasting impact of that battle in American politics today. Their strategies ranged from organizing a massive network of citizen councils to promote white supremacy, to establishing a state-run spy agency to disrupt civil rights activism. The program also traces the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, and illuminates the way whites came to both accommodate and defy the mandates of civil rights legislation in the mid-1960s.

Wed, Feb 5, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Wed, Feb 5, 2014 -- 8:00 PM American RadioWorks: Black History

State of Siege: Mississippi Whites and the Civil Rights Movement -- Mississippi occupies a distinct and dramatic place in the history of America's civil rights movement. No state in the South was more resistant to the struggle for black equality. No place was more violent. Drawing on newly discovered archival audio and groundbreaking research on the civil rights era, the program brings to light the extraordinary tactics whites in Mississippi used to battle integration and the lasting impact of that battle in American politics today. Their strategies ranged from organizing a massive network of citizen councils to promote white supremacy, to establishing a state-run spy agency to disrupt civil rights activism. The program also traces the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, and illuminates the way whites came to both accommodate and defy the mandates of civil rights legislation in the mid-1960s.

Share Your Perspective

Sponsored by