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OG Advice

August 17 at 10:00am

When Pendarvis Harshaw was growing up in Oakland, he and his friends looked up to the “OGs” – the older black men known as “original gangstas.” He started asking them, “What advice do you have for young black men like me?” He's compiled it into a book and website.

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Science Friday

Evolutions Questions

August 17 at 12:00pm

If dinosaurs had survived, what might they look like today? Was our big brain inevitable? What on Earth might life on other planets resemble? Join John Dankosky on Science Friday when we explore big questions in evolution.

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The California Report

Chasing Eclipses

Today at 4:30pm
repeats at 6:00 & 11:30pm

We meet an umbraphile ? that is, an eclipse chaser -- who says watching the moon slide in front of the sun changed his life. Plus, we head to Napa to find our inner musician by playing a homemade pipe organ with a metal hula hoop.

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Radio Technical Issues

Radio Technical Issues

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    • KQED-FM, Sat 5/06-Sun 5/07: shift to auxiliary antenna

      KQED-FM is likely to be operating on its auxiliary transmit antenna this Saturday and possibly Sunday as well. There will be workers redoing the tower light wiring on the tower that supports the KQED-FM main antenna. They have asked to begin work at 6AM and work the whole day on Saturday and finish on Sunday […]

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KQED Productions

  • The California Report

    The California Report

    Daily news and a weekly newsmagazine, produced by KQED in partnership with stations statewide.

  • The Do List

    The Do List

    Cy Musiker and David Wiegand on the hottest tickets and shows in Northern California.

  • Forum


    KQED's live call-in program presents wide-ranging discussions and in-depth interviews.

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    KQED News

    KQED's local news program reporting on the latest happenings in Northern California.

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    Our series of daily listener commentaries since 1991.