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The KQED Blog Posts That Just Won’t Go Away

December 26, 2013 | 8:00 am

The KQED Blog Posts That Just Won’t Go Away

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As we cover BART strikes, Google bus protests and big fires, here’s what people really want to read.

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Raul Ramirez, 1946-2013

November 15, 2013 | 11:20 pm

Raul Ramirez, 1946-2013

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A man well-known for his commitment to the highest journalistic principles and ethics, and diversity.

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NPR Cancels ‘Talk of the Nation’

March 29, 2013 | 11:52 am

NPR Cancels ‘Talk of the Nation’

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Update: Neal Conan’s conversation with Michel Martin on his 11 years of hosting the show and his 36 years at NPR will be posted online around 3 p.m. PT. NPR announced on Friday morning that it will cancel “Talk of the Nation,” the call-in talk show at the end of June. The show airs on KQED […]

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How Joe McConnell Sorts Out Bay Area Traffic (Archival Video)

March 19, 2013 | 3:10 pm

How Joe McConnell Sorts Out Bay Area Traffic (Archival Video)

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On March 27th the Golden Gate Bridge will convert to all-electronic tolling. That’s big news to people who drive between Marin County and San Francisco. But it’s just one piece of the Bay Area’s traffic puzzle to traffic reporter Joe McConnell, a man who knows these highways better than just about anyone. McConnell has worked […]

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Michael Krasny Answers Questions About His 20 Years as Forum Host

February 15, 2013 | 10:40 am

Michael Krasny Answers Questions About His 20 Years as Forum Host

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Michael Krasny hosted KQED’s call-in public affairs program Forum for the first time on Feb. 15, 1993 – 20 years ago today. During that first show, he promised to continue the program’s commitment to in-depth news and political programming while opening up “new vistas in the arts…and the life of the mind.” Over the past […]

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Can Public Media Organizations Succeed Seeding Silicon Valley Startups? New Fund to Find Out

December 2, 2012 | 7:30 pm

Can Public Media Organizations Succeed Seeding Silicon Valley Startups? New Fund to Find Out

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Three media nonprofits — Knight Foundation, Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and KQED (you’re on it, bub, no link required) have announced they’re creating a $2.5 million accelerator fund for selected media startups — of the for-profit variety — to tap. It’s called Matter Ventures, based in San Francisco’s SoMa district. Prospective candidates will be able […]

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November 9, 2012 | 9:28 pm

Pioneering Bay Area Journalist Belva Davis Retires Today; Video Tribute

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Belva Davis, longtime host of KQED’s This Week in Northern California, retired today. (You can watch her last show when it’s posted here.) Just about the entire staff of KQED gathered this afternoon to say goodbye to Belva and watch this video tribute. Narrated by KRON anchor Pam Moore, it’s a great look back at […]

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26 Signs You’re in Silicon Valley

July 12, 2012 | 3:17 pm

26 Signs You’re in Silicon Valley

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When the Bravo TV network announced it was filming a reality show about Silicon Valley, denizens of the tech mecca were not amused. “Yuck, please stay in LA,” one venture capitalist tweeted, according to the New York Times. But Valleyites (Silicon Heads? The Tech Tribe? South Bay Areans?) do have a sense of humor. KQED […]

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December 31, 2011 | 8:07 am

From KQED News Staff: Underreported Stories of 2011

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We asked our news staff to choose some stories they thought didn’t get the attention they deserved in 2011. Here’s what they thought: Scott Shafer, host and reporter, The California Report Magazine Jerry Brown waited until the last week of his first year in office to appoint any judges to the Superior Courts. After naming […]

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Editor’s Choice: 10 Best KQED Listener Commentaries

December 30, 2011 | 3:40 pm

Editor’s Choice: 10 Best KQED Listener Commentaries

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One of the features I really like on KQED Radio is Perspectives, in which listeners are invited to give short commentaries on topics of their choice. I asked Perspectives’ editor Mark Trautwein to choose 10 pieces from the year he wanted to revisit. He writes: “Here’s my fairly random, not-really-‘best’, apologies-to-tons-of-other-wonderful authors, but editor’s-choice 10 […]

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