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Science Friday

Harassment and Bias

Today at 12:00pm

A look at sexual harassment and gender bias in the sciences. What drives it and what reforms might make a difference? Plus, the continued inequities in women’s access to fellowships, funding, and research citations.

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The World

Fortune Cookie Man

Today at 2:00pm

There’s no time for writer's block. Meet the man who writes the fortune baked into your cookie at Chinese restaurants. His factory turns out four and a half million fortune cookies a day.

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The California Report

Ice Cream

Today at 4:30pm
repeats at 6:30 & 11:00pm

The Mission Hill Creamery in Santa Cruz is the neighborhood ice cream shop for author Amy Ettinger, who spent a year researching, tasting, digging into the history and sociology of ice cream. Her new book is called “Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America.”

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      KQED-FM is likely to be operating on its auxiliary transmit antenna this Saturday and possibly Sunday as well. There will be workers redoing the tower light wiring on the tower that supports the KQED-FM main antenna. They have asked to begin work at 6AM and work the whole day on Saturday and finish on Sunday […]

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