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This American Life

In Defense of Ignorance

Saturday at 12:00pm
Repeats at 9:00pm

Exactly how incompetent you are. What your ex’s best friend really thinks of you. The approximate time that you will die. Some things in life are better not to know about. And sometimes there can be a benefit to not knowing.

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Radiolab

Falling

Saturday at 2:00pm
Repeats at midnight

There are so many ways to fall—in love, asleep, even flat on your face. Jump into a black hole, take a trip over Niagara Falls, upend some myths about falling cats, and plunge into our favorite songs about falling.

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Living on Earth

Chernobyl Wildlife Thrives 30 Years Later

Saturday at 4:00pm
Repeats at 4:00am

Host Steve Curwood speaks with Portsmouth University environmental scientist Jim Smith, who offers his perspective on the health of insect and mammal populations inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

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  • 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

    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

    Perspectives

    Our series of daily listener commentaries since 1991.