Well Read Previous Broadcasts

Tracy Kidder, A Trunk Full of Money (Episode #608)

KQED World: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Author Tracy Kidder, the "master of the nonfiction narrative" tells the story of Paul English - founder of - a kinetic and unconventional inventor and entrepreneur, who as a boy rebelled against authority. Kidder casts a fresh, critical, and often-humorous eye on the way new ideas and new money are reshaping our culture and the world.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Amor Towles, A Gentlemen In Moscow (Episode #607)

KQED World: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

From the New York Times best-selling author of Rules of Civility-a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. Amor Towles' A Gentleman in Moscow is brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Ann Patchett, Commonwealth (Episode #606)

KQED World: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Ann Patchett comes to the show with her newest book, Commonwealth - a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us to one another. Full of rich characters intertwined in a complicated family dynamic full of explosive secrets.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Maria Semple, Today Will Be Different (Episode #605)

KQED World: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

First garnering critical acclaim and her loyal fan base with her novel, Where'd You Go, Bernadette, Maria Semple is back with another humorous romp. Semple's Today Will Be Different is full of characters every reader can and will recognize from their own lives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Anuradha Roy, Sleeping On Jupiter (Episode #604)

KQED World: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 8:30 AM

Traveling from India to the US, Man Booker long-list author Anuradha Roy discusses Sleeping on Jupiter on the show. This unflinching novel by a spellbinding storyteller, weaves a deep and disturbing story based on religion, love, and violence in the modern world.

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    • Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

      UPDATE: Audio has been restored, please report any issues! We are working to resolve a technical issue which has affected the Over The Air audio Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue!

    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/5/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 5, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

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      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

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