With his measured, reasonable voice and always-thoughtful interviews on KQED’s “Forum,” Michael Krasny has earned his loyal fan base of National Public Radio devotees.Friday, as the broadcast journalist celebrates 20 years at “Forum” — the mayor has declared Feb. 15, 2013, “Michael Krasny Day” in The City — he will be the guest in his 10 a.m. slot, being interviewed by co-host Dave Iverson on 88.5 FM. Read More
California without Yosemite is a terrifying thought. But the famed park that welcomes more than 4 million visitors each year could have been developed and felled in the 19th century, were it not for a government land grant issued in 1864.
“Yosemite was the birth of the park idea,” says David Vassar, writer, director and co-producer of “California Forever.” The two-part documentary about the history and future of the state’s parks airs on KQED Wednesday night. Read More
San Francisco can be proud of many things: our diversity, our eccentricities, our row houses, our parties. Indeed, The City’s residents have rarely been shy about celebrating our quality of life. But over the years, we’ve taken one thing for granted, something that established The City as one of the finest places to live in America: our public broadcasting. Read More
Ed Decker, the founding artistic and executive director of the New Conservatory Theater Center, is one of four LGBT Pride Month honorees. He will be honored alongside Selisse Berry of Out and Equal Workplace Advocates, Max Philp of the Gay Straight Alliance Network, and Mike Smith of AIDS Emergency Fund/Breast Cancer Emergency Fund on June 2 at the KQED-TV studios. Read More
Many musicians and music lovers remember Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts, talks and brilliant Norton Lectures at Harvard University.
Today, the mantle of the chief musician-philosopher-lecturer-entertainer is worn by the San Francisco Symphony’s Michael Tilson Thomas. In addition to scintillating introductions from the stage and extensive work with young people, Thomas’ forum for speaking about music is the 6-year-old, always-growing “Keeping Score” project. Read More