Why KQED News Starts Real Conversations
KQED News is an independent, non-profit, newsroom focused on topics that matter. Our journalists dig deeper, exploring the critical questions behind the headlines. They're held to the highest ethical standards. Because we are member supported, our team is able to be fearless and fair in our coverage. We call out hypocrisy, cruelty, exploitation and excess wherever we see it.
We also explore human potential and spotlight innovation, kindness and creativity. We’re connected to diverse Bay Area communities and strengthening those connections is a newsroom priority.
Become a KQED Conversation Starter
Imagine what would happen if you spent less time on social media and texting, and more time engaged in meaningful conversation. Would you be happier? Would you feel more connected? According to a study in the journal Psychological Science, the answer is, yes!
Our Conversation Experiment
To test our theory that meaningful conversations bring people together, KQED tried an experiment. We asked pairs of strangers from around the Bay Area to listen to a KQED 88.5 FM story and share a conversation. The results surpassed our wildest expectations. This month, we'll share videos, photos from street photographer Travis Jensen, stories and quotes from the conversations.
Karen & Alex
Start the Conversation videos were produced by 3 Beans Productions
Jeannie & Dave