KQED Public Radio Highlights

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Female Friendships

Today at 10:00am

Linguist Deborah Tannen's a new book explores the language of female friendship, and the importance of communication in women's relationships with each other. She joins forum to talk about her latest work, "You're The Only One I Can Tell."

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Fresh Air

Senator Al Franken

Today at 1:00pm
Repeats at 7:00pm

Senator Al Franken has written a new memoir that explains how he went from his work on Saturday Night Live to his work in politics—and how after years of learning how to be funny, he had to learn how not to be.

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City Arts & Lectures

Van Jones

Tonight at 8:00pm
Repeats at 2:00am

Van Jones is the president and co-founder of Dream Corps, a Yale-educated attorney, and author of two New York Times Bestsellers. Jones is also a correspondent for CNN and regular guest on political talk shows, and worked as green jobs adviser to the Obama White House.

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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.

  • Perspectives


    Our series of daily listener commentaries since 1991.