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Radio Broadcasts

Programs can be heard on KQED 88.5FM or KQED.org three times throughout the week: Sundays at 1pm, Tuesdays at 10pm, and Wednesdays at 1am. Schedule below shows the date of the Sunday broadcast.

In addition to our local KQED broadcast, City Arts & Lectures is carried by over 130 public radio affiliates nationwide. Check out the full list to find a station near you. If a station streams live on their website, we’ve linked it.

We are excited to announce that programs are now also available directly on our website and 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.

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 the UC Berkeley Web Catalog.

City Arts & Lectures - Live and on Public Radio

Upcoming Schedule

05/26/2024 Tiffany Haddish

06/02/2024 Miranda July

06/09/2024 Carvell Wallace

06/09/2024 Justice Stephen Breyer

06/16/2024 Dr. Orna Guralnik

06/23/2024 Amy Tan

06/30/2024 Maggie Nelson

07/07/2024 Percival Everett & Cord Jefferson

07/14/2024 Kara Walker

07/21/2024 Judith Butler

07/28/2024 Claire Dederer

08/04/2024 Leigh Bardugo

08/11/2024 Chloé Cooper Jones

Past Schedule

05/19/2024 US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy

05/12/2024 Doris Kearns Goodwin

05/05/2024 Astra Taylor and Leah Hunt-Hendrix

05/05/2024 Kohei Saito

04/28/2024 Anne Lamott

04/21/2024 Hanif Abdurraqib

04/14/2024 Matthew Desmond

04/07/2024 Angela Davis

03/31/2024 Tommy Orange

03/24/2024 Tariq Trotter

03/17/2024 Calvin Trillin

03/10/2024 Kara Swisher in the hot seat!

03/03/2024 Ada Limón

02/18/2024 Kaveh Akbar

02/18/2024 Nick Romeo

02/11/2024 A.S. Byatt

02/04/2024 Paul Simon

01/28/2024 Benjamin Moser

01/21/2024 Dr. Jen Gunter

01/14/2024 Robert Sapolsky

01/07/2024 Tracy K. Smith

12/31/2023 Encore: John Waters

12/24/2023 David Brooks

12/17/2023 Viet Thanh Nguyen

12/10/2023 An Evening with Roz Chast

12/03/2023 Werner Herzog

11/26/2023 Maria Bamford

11/19/2023 Michael Lewis

11/12/2023 Dr. Rajiv Shah

11/12/2023 Jo-Anne MacArthur