KQED Public Radio Highlights

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Fresh Air

Life After Hate

Today at 1:00pm
repeats at 7:00pm

Christian Picciolini a former white supremacist who joined a violent neo-Nazi group as a teenager looking for identity and purpose. He eventually got out, and now works to combat hate and racism. Hear about his transformation and his new memoir, “White American Youth.”

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Political Breakdown

GOP Consultant Sean Walsh

Today at 6:30pm

With a possible government shutdown looming over DACA, the hosts talk with veteran GOP consultant Sean Walsh. They’ll discuss the Republican Party’s future in California, and ask what recent congressional retirements say about a possible Democratic wave in November.

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1A with Joshua Johnson

The Art of the Cover

Tonight at 11:00pm

What makes a great cover song? And what makes a bad one? Some manage to transcend the original and others are - well - just terrible. When tributes get tricky, the art and craft of the cover song.

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