KQED

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KQED Public Radio 88.5 and 89.3 informs, educates and entertains listeners throughout the Bay Area, the state and beyond with a wide variety of news, public affairs and cultural affairs programming, composed of the best from National Public Radio, Public Radio International and the BBC. KQED is the most-listened-to public radio station in the country, reaching more than 745,000 listeners each week. KQED Public Radio began broadcasting its 24-hour news and information program service over KQEI-FM North Highlands/Sacramento 89.3FM on May 12, 2003.

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Caption: Cloud seeding tower at the summit of Alpine Meadows ski area near Lake Tahoe, California. , Credit: (Lauren Sommer/KQED)
There’s no doubt about it – it’s dry out there. 2013 ended as the driest year ever recorded in many parts of California. So water managers are tryi...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 05:01
Caption: Steffan Ireland
Steffan Ireland of Tacoma, Wash. talked with KPLU about healthcare.

  • Added: Nov 04, 2012
  • Length: :31
Caption: Kyndall Goss
Kyndall Goss of Tacoma, Wash. talked with KPLU about healthcare.

  • Added: Nov 04, 2012
  • Length: :17
Caption: Josh Morrissette
Josh Morrissette of Tacoma, Wash. talked with KPLU about gay marriage.

  • Added: Nov 04, 2012
  • Length: :34
Caption: Voices of Young Voters
Young voters could play a major role in this presidential election. But what issues are most important to those under the age of 30?

  • Added: Nov 04, 2012
  • Length: 03:48
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Young voters could play a major role in this presidential election. But what issues are most important to those under the age of 30?

  • Added: Nov 04, 2012
  • Length: 03:46
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Young voters could play a major role in this presidential election. But what issues are most important to those under the age of 30?

  • Added: Nov 04, 2012
  • Length: 03:45
Caption: Tyler Carter, Credit: Ian Hill/KQED
Tyler Carter, 20, of Ukiah, Calif., talked with KQED’s Lillian Mongeau about how his father's opinions make him feel about politics.

  • Added: Nov 02, 2012
  • Length: :51
Caption: Tatiana McBraun, Credit: Ian Hill/KQED
Tatiana McBraun, a political science major at San Jose State, told KQED’s Lillian Mongeau she feels too much security can be a bad thing.

  • Added: Nov 02, 2012
  • Length: :33
Caption: Ross Rothpanhar, Credit: Ian Hill/KQED
Ross Rothpanhar is a public health major at University of California, Berkeley. He says growing up poor made him appreciate government services.

  • Added: Nov 02, 2012
  • Length: 01:06
Caption: Kashawna Williams, Credit: Ian Hill/KQED
Kashawna Williams, an administrative justice major at Ohlone College in Fremont, Calif., and a former foster youth, discusses her drive to fix the ...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2012
  • Length: :43
Caption: The coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in New Mexico. , Credit: Matt Preusch
California is known for its "green" reputation. Just look at all the new solar and wind farms popping up around the state. So it might be a surpris...

Bought by WFPL News, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WRFA-LP, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, KUMD and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2011
  • Length: 05:09
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Bluestem Lake near Lincoln, Nebraska.
Half of the airborne mercury pollution in the US comes from coal-fired power plants. After years of study and debate, the Environmental Protection ...

Bought by Aspen Public Radio, WFPL News, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WRFA-LP, West Virginia Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2011
  • Length: 04:03
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Coal miner, Larry Myer., Credit: Kimberly Paynter
Coal produces nearly half the electricity in the U.S., but the mercury, sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide it emits also make it one of the most con...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WFPL News, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WRFA-LP, West Virginia Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2011
  • Length: 04:10
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Taking measurements during carbon storage project in Canton, Ohio., Credit: Courtesy ODNR
Coal generates half of all the electricity in the U.S. It’s also the biggest source of global-warming emissions and other air pollution. The coal i...

Bought by WFPL News, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WRFA-LP, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, KUMD and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2011
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: E-waste circuit boards, Credit: QUEST
Every year, Americans throw away more than 300 million outdated lap tops, cell phones, printers, broken computer monitors and old television sets. ...

Bought by KSRQ, WAMC, and WTIP


  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 03:46
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Bioplastic packaging, Credit: QUEST
Companies like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Heinz ketchup have determined that plastic made from plants — not oil — makes sense both for the environment a...

Bought by WAMC and WTIP


  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 04:40
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: City recycling worker, Credit: QUEST
Until very recently Philadelphians recycled a dismal five-percent of their trash. But all that began to change a few years ago when the city steppe...

Bought by WAMC and WTIP


  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 04:21
  • Purchases: 2
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Here's one silver lining to a slow economy: High recycling rates. Americans are wasting far less, and recycling far more. Nowhere is the trend as s...

Bought by KZYX, WRVO, WTIP, and WAMC


  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 04:54
  • Purchases: 4
From: KQED
Series: QUEST
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Can we save Coho salmon from "the vortex of extinction?"

  • Added: Mar 23, 2010
  • Length: 05:10