KQED Public Radio Highlights

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Caltrain's Future

Today at 9:00am

The urban planning think-tank SPUR released a proposal on Thursday with a vision for major improvements for Caltrain. That comes on the heels of the Trump Administration’s decision to suspend $647 million in funding to electrify the South Bay train system.

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Science Friday

Exoplanet Discovery

Today at 12:00pm

In the search for more earth-like planets, scientists have discovered SEVEN new candidates orbiting a nearby dwarf star. Join Ira Flatow to hear if they might have the conditions for life.

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Commonwealth Club

Future of AI

February 23 at 8:00pm
Repeats at 2:00am

In the coming decades, artificial intelligence will profoundly impact the way we do almost everything. It may alter how we see our place in the universe, as machines pursue goals independent of their creators. Join futurist Jerry Kaplan for an illuminating conversation about the future of AI.

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      We are aware that some Comcast/Xfinity customers have lost access to local radio stations in the upper 900 channels, particularly KQED 88.5 Public Radio on channel 960. Comcast has begun another system-wide upgrade of their equipment. It is our understanding that late last year some Xfinity customers received notices along with their bills that, in […]

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KQED Productions

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    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.

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