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PBS NewsHour and KQED Team Up for a Special All-Day Festival on April 20

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Judy Woodruff and Anna Namwaz.  (Courtesy PBS NewsHour)


SAN FRANCISCO, CA; March 15,2024 — PBS NewsHour and KQED announce that they will co-host the first Reframe Festival on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at KQED’s San Francisco headquarters. The day-long event will explore pioneering thought shaping current affairs. PBS NewsHour’s trusted journalists, including co-anchor Amna Nawaz, senior correspondent and former anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff, and West anchor Stephanie Sy, will guide sessions with some of the more exciting minds and changemakers shaping our national and local discourse.

Presented at The Commons inside KQED’s headquarters in San Francisco, the event challenges attendees to consider new viewpoints, adapt to accelerating change, and re-envision the common good. Through in-depth interviews and timely discussions, the program will delve into California’s significant political influence, the wide-reaching impacts of Silicon Valley technologies, indigenous leadership in climate resilience, efforts to foster civic trust over polarization, and the daring vision of a groundbreaking Bay Area artistic leader.

Reframe Festival guest speakers include:

  • Rabbi Amy Eilberg, Spiritual Director & Peace and Justice Educator
  • Marisa Lagos, KQED Politics & Government Correspondent
  • Lisa Jackson, Apple VP of Environment, Policy & Social Initiatives
  • Ro Khanna, U.S. House of Representatives, D-CA 17th District
  • Beth Rose Middleton Manning, UC Davis Professor of Native American Studies
  • Melanie Mason, Politico Senior Political Reporter
  • Mira Murati, OpenAI CTO
  • Lama Rimawi, Pediatrician
  • Tamara Rojo, San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director
  • Scott Shafer, KQED Senior Politics & Government Editor
  • Christina Snider-Ashtari, California Secretary of Tribal Affairs
  • Bill Tripp, Karuk Tribe Director of Natural Resources

*Additional speakers to be announced


The festival will unfold in the intimate Commons theater, as well as stream live online for ticketed viewers at home. For attendees, the program will also animate the senses with a special live performance, curated cuisine, and participatory discussion activities that offer attendees the chance to engage directly with the hosts and each other on issues of the day.

Reframe Festival | Presented by PBS NewsHour & KQED
When: Saturday, April 20th; 10am – 6pm
Where: KQED | 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco
Tickets: In-person* and streaming-only passes available at kqed.org/reframe
*In-person tickets are limited

Support for the Reframe Festival is provided by Canyon Ranch, Comcast Business, Front Porch, and Genentech.

About PBS NewsHour
PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of WETA Washington, DC. Major corporate funding is provided by BDO, BNSF, Consumer Cellular, and Raymond James, with additional support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Friends of the NewsHour and others. More information on PBS NewsHour is available at www.pbs.org/newshour. You can watch and find NewsHour on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. NewsHour Productions also produces PBS News Weekend and Washington Week.

About KQED
KQED serves the people of Northern California with a public-supported alternative to commercial media. An NPR and PBS affiliate based in San Francisco, KQED is home to one of the most listened-to public radio stations in the nation, one of the highest-rated public television services and an award-winning education program helping students and educators thrive in 21st-century classrooms. A trusted news source and leader and innovator in interactive technology, KQED takes people of all ages on journeys of exploration — exposing them to new people, places and ideas. www.kqed.org

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