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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KPCC, KQED, KPLU and Oregon Public Broadcasting have interviewed dozens of potential voters younger than 30 and talked with them about politics, government and the future of the country.

  • From: KQED
  • Updated: Nov 04, 2012
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"Love in the Digital Age" explores the way we connect today, how technology changes the way we experience love, friendship and intimacy.

  • From: KQED
  • Updated: Apr 13, 2016
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54 Pieces

KQED's QUEST is a new multimedia series about the people behind San Francisco Bay Area science and environmental issues and how their work is changing the way we live. Do you know what is in your own backyard?

  • From: KQED
  • Updated: Oct 18, 2007
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QUEST investigates coal, the most plentiful–yet dirtiest–fossil fuel in America. Coal generates nearly half of all electricity nationwide. Yet with mounting new pollution regulations, health concerns and the rise of renewable energy, is America starting to turn against coal the way it slowly turned against tobacco? Find out with reports from four different states.

  • From: KQED
  • Updated: Sep 27, 2011
Caption: Aluminum cans await recycling., Credit: Kate Szrom/QUEST
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Once the hobby of a small number of environmentalists, recycling is now a multi-billion dollar industry. Here is a look at how changing economic times affect four states' efforts to deal with waste.

  • From: KQED
  • Updated: Aug 09, 2011
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An in-depth study of how well California is doing at teaching English to children.

  • From: KQED
  • Updated: Aug 03, 2006

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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 Louisville Public Media, 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, Louisville Public Media, 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, Louisville Public Media, 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 Louisville Public Media, 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 Kansas Public Radio, WAMC, and WTIP


  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 04:40
  • Purchases: 3
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 Public Media, 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