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Every week, KQED airs some of the best programs from independent radio producers and public radio networks around the world.

Recently on Radio Specials:

Fri, Apr 21, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 -- 2:00 AM Humankind: Radioactive: The Pros and Cons of Nuclear Power

We hear passionate views on nuclear power, which some see as a low-carbon energy source essential to reducing greenhouse gases, and others as an accident-prone technology that produces long-lasting, highly radioactive waste. Although climate change poses a daunting global threat, Tufts University environmental policy expert Bill Moomaw is encouraged by recent rapid progress in renewable energy, which is being adopted on a very large scale in nations from Germany to China.

Wed, Apr 19, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 -- 8:00 PM CLIMATE ONE From The Commonwealth Club:Can Cleantech Clean Up Our Future?

With surging stock markets and venture funding in startups, how is the cleantech sector doing these days? One index of solar stocks is down 50 percent from a year ago and the industry was stung by the high-profile flame-out of SunEdison. Overall, though, the clean energy industry is growing and creating jobs. A recent report found the number of people who work in renewable energy grew five percent to eight million people worldwide. What technologies are most promising for making money and getting a job? What areas offer the biggest prospect for game-changing breakthroughs? Join a conversation with three battle- hardened experts about whats real and whats hype in todays clean power landscape. Speakers: Holmes Hummel, Founder, Clean Energy Works and former Senior Advisor, US Department of Energy; Andrew Chung, Founder and Managing Partner, 1955 Capital and former Partner, Khosla Ventures; and Danny Kennedy, Managing Director, California Clean Energy Fund and Co-Founder, Sungevity

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