KQED Public Radio Highlights

  • Ghost


Ghost Stories

Today at 1:00pm

Real-life people try to pin down, and make peace with, mysterious figures that haunt them, prod them and fade out of existence.

  • Railroad

Living on Earth

The Cost of America's Underfunded Railways

Today at 4:00pm

Several fiery crude oil train accidents and a deadly Amtrak passenger train derailment have sparked demands for national railway upgrades and regulations.

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A Prairie Home Companion

From the Motor City

Today at 6:00pm

The show rolls into Detroit, Michigan, for a broadcast from a grand old picture palace, the Fox Theatre. The National Arab Orchestra Takht Ensemble joins the show, directed by Michael Ibrahim and featuring singers Usama Baalbaki and Ghada Derbas.

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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.

  • KQED News

    KQED News

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

  • Perspectives


    Our series of daily listener commentaries since 1991.