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Best KQED podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best KQED podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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Every good story starts local. So that’s where we start. The Bay is storytelling for daily news. KQED host Devin Katayama talks with reporters to help us make sense of what’s happening in the Bay Area. One story. One conversation. One idea.
 
Rightnowish digs into life in the Bay Area right now… ish. Journalist Pendarvis Harshaw takes us to galleries painted on the sides of liquor stores in West Oakland. We’ll dance in warehouses in the Bayview, make smoothies with kids in South Berkeley, and listen to classical music in a 1984 Cutlass Supreme in Richmond. Every week, Pen talks to movers and shakers about how the Bay Area shapes what they create, and how they shape the place we call home.
 
KQED’s award-winning team of science reporters explores climate change, water, energy, toxics, biomedicine, digital health, astronomy and other topics that shape our lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a trusted news source, KQED Science tackles tough questions facing humanity in our time with thoughtful and engaging storytelling.
 
Join hosts Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos as they unpack the week in politics with a California perspective. Featuring interviews with reporters and other insiders involved in the craft of politics—including elected officials, candidates, pollsters, campaign managers, fundraisers, and other political players—Political Breakdown pulls back the curtain to offer an insider’s glimpse at how politics works today.
 
Bay Curious is a show about your questions – and the adventures you find when you go looking for the answers. Join host Olivia Allen-Price to explore all aspects of the San Francisco Bay Area – from the debate over "Frisco", to the dinosaurs that once roamed California, to the causes of homelessness. Whether you lived here your whole life, or just arrived, Bay Curious will deepen your understanding of this place you call home.
 
From a doctor’s controversial LSD treatments to a mother’s high-risk efforts to recover her abducted child to a punk rock pioneer’s radical career reinvention, these are stories of people making dramatic, risky changes—and the big and small decisions that change the course of lives. Hosted by award­­­-winning journalist Judy Campbell.
 
It’s easy to see a child’s education as a path determined by grades, test scores and extra curricular activities. But genuine learning is about so much more than the points schools tally. MindShift explores the future of education by investigating innovations and issues that are shaping how kids learn.Emotional safety, trust, and relationships: this season, we investigate the intangible, and often overlooked, elements of academic success. You’ll hear how teacher home visits can help parents ...
 
Through unfiltered advice, host Tonya Mosley takes on listener questions, digging into what it means to not just survive, but thrive, as a person of color in our country. If Miss Manners tells you how to blend in and behave, Truth Be Told explores how you can be you in a world that doesn’t always want you to be. We’re like the friend you call after a long, exhausting day – the one who will laugh, cry, bitch and moan with you. The one who gets it.
 
KQED’s “Boomtown” series will seek to identify not only what is happening in real time in this tech boom but drawing out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.
 
Since 1980, City Arts & Lectures has presented onstage conversations with outstanding figures in literature, politics, criticism, science, and the performing arts, offering the most diverse perspectives about ideas and values. City Arts & Lectures programs can be heard on more than 130 public radio stations across the country and wherever you get your podcasts. The broadcasts are co-produced with KQED 88.5 FM in San Francisco. Visit CITYARTS.NET for more info.
 
Gentrification is changing cities across America, forcing people from neighborhoods they have long called home. Call them the displaced. Now those priced out of the Bay Area are looking for a better life in an unlikely place. American Suburb follows this migration to one California town along the Delta, 45 miles from San Francisco. But is this once sleepy suburb ready for them? KQED’s Devin Katayama and Sandhya Dirks explore that question, taking us into the ordinary spaces of suburban life ...
 
The gap between being inspired and entertained just got smaller. Join New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan as she choreographs big-ideas conversations with some of the creative thinkers and artists who define our time. Corrigan and her guests meander with insight and humor toward that inevitable moment when you think, “Exactly!”
 
A weekly podcast that delivers the best Bay Area news stories from KQED News directly to your ears. There’s a lot of news happening, and it can be easy to tune out or miss what’s going on outside of Washington D.C. Make sure you don’t miss the voices and stories that are important to your community. New episodes every weekend.
 
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Lawmakers Say Education Budget Lacks Clarity Lawmakers should reject many of the education spending proposals in the governor’s budget. That’s the recommendation that’s out from the Legislative Analyst’s Office, which advises the state legislature on fiscal and policy issues. Reporter: Vanessa Rancaño, KQED New Union Rules Aim To Protect Women From…
 
You’re being tracked online all the time, no matter what you’re doing. And that data isn’t just being collected, it’s being sold everywhere. There’s been no substantial federal action on this issue. But this year, a new California law took effect. It lets you request the data about you from any company in the state. So KQED’s Rachael Myrow took it …
 
One of the most stunning discoveries of the 2015 New Horizons flyby mission to Pluto was a big, heart-shaped region full of canyons, plains and mountain chains. [dropcap]A[/dropcap]s you may remember, Pluto lost its status as a planet a few years ago. Now, astronomers call it a “dwarf” planet. Despite that rejection, this planet has heart — a big h…
 
Early Voting In Begins In L.A. County…Mostly In L.A. County how and where people vote is new this election cycle. Instead of voting at neighborhood polling places on a single day, people can now cast their ballots over an 11 day period at newly established “voting centers,” where old fashioned paper and ink voting machines have been replaced with c…
 
Adam Mansbach is a screenwriter and cultural critic whose books include “Angry Black White Boy,” and “The End of the Jews.” But he achieved his greatest commercial success with his first adult parody of children’s books, “Go the Fuck to Sleep”. He’s joined by political comedian Kamau Bell, host and executive producer of the CNN docu-series United S…
 
Explore lessons from a lifetime in politics in KQED’s new podcast “The Political Mind of Jerry Brown.” Scott spent more than 40 hours interviewing the former governor at his ranch in Colusa County, covering a life and career unmatched in California politics. In the series’ seventh episode, Brown ignores the conventional wisdom of political consulta…
 
The US Imprisoned California Kids in World War II. Heart Mountain Bears the Scars This week marks the anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 in 1942. The presidential order led to the forced evacuation and incarceration of more 120,000 people of Japanese descent on the West Coast during WWII. Japanese Americans were forced into ten diff…
 
Privacy concerns are mounting over the popular Amazon-owned Ring security device, which has a front door camera that records motion detected at up to 30 feet. Critics cite inadequate security practices and secretive police partnerships. Ring asserts that it upholds user privacy standards and makes neighborhoods more safe. We’ll discuss the issues a…
 
Porterville Devastated By Firefighter Deaths The community of Porterville in Tulare County will gather to pay respects to two firefighters who died on the job this week. They were battling a fire inside a library which authorities say two young teenagers set on purpose. Reporter: Laura Tsutsui, Valley Public Radio USC Announces Free Tuition For Som…
 
More on Oakland History Dorothy Lazard is head librarian in the Oakland Public Library’s History Center. She is the gatekeeper to a long list of books, periodicals, photos and other documents that tell the story of this city. Many of these items would be difficult to find anywhere else, such as “Blacks in Oakland 1852-1987,” written by Donald E. Ha…
 
The Oakland A’s announcement this week to take games off English-language radio has got some longtime fans in their feels. Sure, all of the same commentary will be available through an app, but many fans still swear by listening to baseball on the dial. It’s also coming on the heels of both the Warriors and the Raiders leaving town. So why did the …
 
Sometimes, the best way to teach a special needs child is just let them be special. Marilyn Englander has this Perspective. When I began teaching in the 80s, we didn’t understand much about children on the autism spectrum. A student would appear on my roster. Off we’d go for the year. Looking back, I’m glad I didn’t know all about the autism spectr…
 
Marisa and Scott hit the road — first to Sacramento, where Gov. Gavin Newsom breaks format and focuses on homelessness in his State of the State address (0:21). Then, it’s off to Las Vegas, where Democratic presidential candidates have gathered in advance of Saturday’s caucus. Culinary Workers Union Local 226 Secretary-Treasurer Geoconda Argüello-K…
 
In an homage to his hometown, multiple Grammy Award-winning musician Sting’s musical, “The Last Ship,” tells the story of an English industrial town in decline. Sting stars as shipyard foreman “Jackie White” and also composed the original music and lyrics for the Tony-nominated show, which has a limited run at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre. C…
 
Six Democratic presidential candidates face off on Wednesday in Las Vegas, three days before the Nevada caucuses. Coming off a win in the New Hampshire primary, Senator Bernie Sanders enters the debate leading the pack with 32 percent support among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll. This is al…
 
Homelessness Takes Center Stage In State Of The State Speech Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his second State Of The State speech in Sacramento yesterday. It was a break with tradition both in style and substance. The governor promised to put homelessness at the top of his agenda this year. Reporter: Guy Marzorati, KQED Trump Woos Ag Community In B…
 
Question asker Lauren Fleming has noticed a lot of signs warning about coyote sightings in San Francisco parks. She wants to know how many coyotes live here, how they got here, and how they manage to live in an urban environment. In this episode, reporter Bianca Taylor meets a woman who has been observing the city's coyotes for thirteen years. Addi…
 
We all experience life in our unique bodies and skin. And yet, we’re alone in surviving, growing, and thriving. The world we live in gaslights us into thinking anything to do with identity is in our imagination. Well, Truth Be Told is here to tell you it’s not. You are not the only one, you are not alone, and guess what? There’s a podcast for that.…
 
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