KQED Public Radio Highlights

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This American Life

129 Cars

Today at 12:00pm
Repeats at 9pm

The show spends a month at a Jeep dealership on Long Island as they try to make their monthly sales goal: 129 cars. If they make it, they'll get a huge bonus from the manufacturer. If they don't make it, it'll be the second month in a row.

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Hidden Kitchens

The Raw and the Cooked

Today at 2:00pm

Hosted by Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand, the show takes an hour-long journey into the world of clandestine cooking, kitchen rituals and traditions.

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A Prairie Home Companion

November in Manhattan

Today at 6:00pm
Repeats tomorrow at 11am

The show broadcasts from The Town Hall on West 43rd Street in Manhattan, with vintage-pop singer Kat Edmonson, bandleader Vince Giordano, pianist and clarinetist Butch Thompson, trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso and actress Kate Beahen.

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The Moth Radio Hour

Chess, Romance and Kathmandu

Tonight at 10:00pm

The first African-American chess grandmaster details his unorthodox education and the private chess match that defines him. And a socialite trying to escape an unhappy marriage accidentally crashes the coronation of the king of Nepal.

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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.