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Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk (#427) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer-Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood-she'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Heart-wrenching and humorous, Macdonald provides an unflinching account of bereavement and a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, with a parallel examination of a legendary writer's eccentric falconry.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 10, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 10, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Frank Bruni's Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be (#428) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

The bestselling author and columnist for the New York Times provides a new perspective on the brutal, deeply flawed competition of college admissions and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be, Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on the brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 17, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 17, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Terrance Hayes' How to Be Drawn (#429) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In How to Be Drawn, his daring fifth collection, Terrance Hayes explores how we see and are seen. While many of these poems bear the clearest imprint yet of Hayes's background as a visual artist, they do not strive to describe art so much as inhabit it. Thus, one poem contemplates the principle of blind contour drawing while others are inspired by maps, graphs, and assorted artists. The formal and emotional versatilities that distinguish Hayes's award-winning poetry are unified by existential focus. Simultaneously complex and transparent, urgent and composed, How To Be Drawn is a mesmerizing achievement.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 24, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 24, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Episode #430 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

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  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 31, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 31, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

James McBride, The Good Lord Bird (#407) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

James McBride is one of the most critically acclaimed African American authors working today. In 2013, he won the National Book Award for fiction for his latest novel "The Good Lord Bird," and his memoir "The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to his White Mother" was on the New York Times best-seller list for two years.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Richard Ford's Let Me Be Frank with You (#417) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Considered one of the best-known science fiction writers in North America, is out with a new novel William Ford Gibson has written or collaborated on 12 novels and a number of short stories. He has been called the "noir prophet" of cyberpunk and is often credited with coining the word cyberspace. His first novel, "Neuromancer," won the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award and the Hugo Award after it was published in 1984.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
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Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (#414) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Marlon James has written 12 books, including "The Book of Night Women, " which won the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. His first novel, "John Crow's Devil," was a New York Times Editor's Choice and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Commonwealth Prize. His new book, "A Brief History of Seven Killings," explores the attempted assassination of Reggae superstar Bob Marley. Born in Jamaica, James teaches at Macalester College in Minnesota.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 21, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 21, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Joyce Carol Oates' The Sacrifice (#421) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates returns with an incendiary novel that illuminates the tragic impact of sexual violence, racism, brutality, and power on innocent lives and probes the persistence of stereotypes, the nature of revenge, the complexities of truth, and our insatiable hunger for sensationalism.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
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    • KQED DT9s OTA: very brief outages Thurs 6/11/15

      (DT9.1, 9.2 and 9.3) There will be 3 very brief outages (apx. 10 seconds each) of KQED’s Over The Air (OTA) DT9 signal Thurs 6/15, between 10am and 3pm. This is to accommodate preventative maintenance and inspections at Sutro Tower. Most TVs will recover easily each time the signal is restored, but a few viewers […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Friday 3/13

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform more maintenance work overnight, requiring other TV stations to shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Thurs/early Friday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 6am Friday morning. Many receivers will be able to […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Wed 3/11

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform maintenance work overnight, requiring that other TV stations shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Tues/early Wednesday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 5am Wednesday morning. Many receivers will be able to recover […]

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