Radio Broadcasts

Programs can be heard on KQED 88.5FM or three times throughout the week: Sundays at 1pm, Tuesdays at 8pm, and Wednesdays at 2am. Schedule below shows the date of the Sunday broadcast.

Not in the San Francisco Bay Area? These programs can also be heard on these 130 public radio stations around the country. Please contact your local affiliate for broadcast times.

The radio broadcasts are hosted by Academy Award-winning actress Linda Hunt.

We are excited to announce that programs are now also available on our podcast, from the Sunday of their original radio broadcast onward. The podcast is called City Arts & Lectures, and is available on iTunes, Stitcher, SpotifyGoogle Play, and TuneIn.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (broadcast date/event/original event date)

09/02/18 ENCORE: Misty Copeland (originally aired 02/11/18)
09/09/18 ENCORE: Sally Yates & Jeffrey Toobin (originally aired 02/06/18)
09/16/18 ENCORE: Dave Eggers & Mohktar Alkhansali (originally aired 01/25/18)
09/23/18 Gary Shteyngart & Isabel Duffy (live 09/12/18)
09/30/18 Sydney Goldstein & Jonathan Winters (live 5/30/07)
10/07/18 The Daily (live 09/21/18)
10/14/18 Sally Field (live 09/28/18)
10/21/18 Fran Lebowitz & Lawrence Rinder (live 09/29/18)
10/28/18 Roxane Gay, Michelle Goldberg, and Jennine Capó Crucet (live 10/19/18)
11/04/18 Doris Kearns Goodwin & Roy Eisenhardt (live 10/03/18)
11/11/18 Susan Orlean (live 10/17/18)
11/18/18 Barry Jenkins (live 10/12/18)
11/25/18 Jill Soloway (live 10/25/18)
12/02/18 RE-BROADCAST Artificial Intelligence with Kate Crawford & Indre Viskontas (live 03/29/18)
12/09/18 Abbi Jacobson (live 11/03/18)
12/16/18 Eileen Myles (live 11/08/18)
12/23/18 Peter Sagal (live 11/09/18)
12/30/18 Al Madrigal (live 11/10/18)
 01/06/18 Jonathan Franzen (live 11/27/18)
01/13/19 Nadine Burke-Harris (live 12/03/18)
01/20/19 James Forman, Jr (live 12/13/18)
01/27/19 Angela Y. Davis & Ibram X. Kendi (live 01/10/19)
02/03/19 BJ Miller (live 01/22/19)
02/10/19 Meg Wolitzer (live 01/24/19)
02/17/19 Jad Abumrad (live 02/08/19)
02/24/19 Michael Tubbs (live 02/13/19)
03/03/19 Tommy Orange (live 02/25/19)

Our past 33 seasons of programming have been digitally archived at the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. Those wishing to hear the archived programs can make a personal visit to the library. A list of shows can be viewed on their website.