KQED Public Radio Highlights

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Tommy Caldwell

Today at 10:00am

In 2015 Tommy Caldwell and his climbing partner made history by completing the first continuous free climb of the Dawn Wall face of El Capitan. He has written a new memoir, “The Push,” about how he grew from an uncoordinated child to an extreme athlete.

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Fresh Air

Aziz Ansari

Today at 1:00pm
Repeats at 7:00pm

Aziz Ansari talks about co-writing and starring in the second season of his Netflix comedy series, “Master of None.” Among the things his character deals with this season are his decision to eat pork in front of his parents, who are Muslim immigrants from India.

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1A with Joshua Johnson

Battling Extremism

Tonight at 11:00pm

How do you stop an ideology? President Donald Trump says the world must confront extremists or, in his words, "drive them out." After the attack in Manchester, England, can we stop extreme ideologies, or do we need to rethink what's possible?

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    • KQED-FM, Sat 5/06-Sun 5/07: shift to auxiliary antenna

      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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