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The Bay Bridged

Founded in January 2006 as a way for two music fans to learn about local music, The Bay Bridged has become recognized as the leading resource for the best in San Francisco Bay Area independent rock, pop, folk and punk music. The Bay Bridged podcast spotlights a different Bay Area-based group each month, featuring an interview and four of the band's songs. Hosts: Christian Cunningham and Ben Van Houten. Produced by The Bay Bridged.

City Arts & Lectures

Hear celebrated writers, artists and thinkers address contemporary ideas and values, often discussing the creative process. Please note: tapes or transcripts are not available.

The Do List

A weekly look at the hottest tickets and must-see shows in Northern California. With KQED's Cy Musiker and the SF Chronicle's executive Datebook editor, David Wiegand. Produced by KQED.

Gallery Crawl

Gallery Crawl is a monthly snapshot of current activity in the San Francisco Bay Area's thriving gallery scene. Featuring interviews with artists, gallerists and curators, the program profiles the latest exhibitions and provides a glimpse into the curatorial philosophy of each space. Produced by KQED.


ImageMakers is KQED's weekly series that showcases short films by the moviemakers of tomorrow. Each episode allows viewers to see for the first time short narrative works by emerging filmmakers who could become the next Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese or Francis Ford Coppola. The films represent a wide array of genres, including some of the most creative comedies, cutting-edge animations, intense thrillers and gripping dramas produced by independent filmmakers today. Produced by KQED.

Mix Tape

A (semi) monthly mix of madly melodic music, Mix Tape is what you might expect from the title, ten random -- and mostly new -- songs gathered together around some theme, with a little beat, a little attitude and a lot of love for modern music. Produced by KQED.

Noise Pop New Music Podcast

The Noise Pop New Music Podcast is a monthly series showcasing new and important independent and underground music. Each episode features ten new songs selected by the Noise Pop staff and hosted by general manager, Christopher Appelgren. Produced by Noise Pop.


Spark is about Bay Area artists and arts organizations -- it is a weekly television show, an educational outreach program and a Web site. More than a showcase for art objects and the artists who make them, Spark takes the audience inside the creative process to witness the challenges, opportunities and rewards of making art. Produced by KQED.

Truly CA

Featuring the best documentary films about California made by independent filmmakers, Truly CA is both a series of hour-long films for TV and a regular short film podcast.

The Writers' Block

The Writers' Block is a weekly reading series featuring stories, essays and poetry by all kinds of writers -- from accomplished beginners to established authors. The program includes all genres, fiction and non-fiction, poetry and a regular series of short plays produced in association with Bay Area theater group, PlayGround. Produced by KQED.

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