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Divided Democrats

Today at 9:00am

The California legislature has a Democratic supermajority, but the hotly contested seat as the chair of the California Democratic Party has caused a rift between established Democrats and the more progressive, Bernie Sanders-influenced wing of the party.

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The Takeaway

Who Are Antifa?

Today at 12:00pm

Antifa, short for anti-fascist, is a term that’s growing in popularity, but it was coined in Germany in the 60s and 70s. For some people who espouse antifa views, a physical, violent approach to confronting white supremacists is endorsed. Look at how the group has evolved and what they stand for.

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1A with Joshua Johnson

Dystopian Literature

Tonight at 11:00pm

Dystopian fiction used to be all about resistance. Nowadays, some critics say it's all about submission. Joshua Johnson hears from modern writers whose work feeds on our fear of the future. Why do some readers find dystopia easier to believe - than utopia?

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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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    The California Report

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  • The Do List

    The Do List

    Cy Musiker and David Wiegand on the hottest tickets and shows in Northern California.

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