Forum (KQED)

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Genre Talk radio
Running time ca. 105 min.
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
Home station KQED-FM
Syndicates KQED-FM
Sirius Satellite Radio
Hosted by Michael Krasny
Mina Kim(Fridays)
Created by Kevin Pursglove
Senior editor(s) Daniel Zoll
Produced by Judy Campbell
Tina Laurberg
Irene Noguchi
Recording studio San Francisco, California
Original release 1990 – present
Audio format Stereophonic
Opening theme "Peter Pan" by Mike Marshall
Podcast KQED Podcasts

Forum is a two-hour live call-in radio program produced by KQED-FM, presenting discussions of local, state, national and international issues, and in-depth interviews. The program began in 1990 as a politics-oriented talk show, created and hosted by Kevin Pursglove.[1] Since 1993, it has been hosted by scholar, author, professor, and former KGO Radio host Michael Krasny, who broadened the program's scope to a cross-section of current events.[2][3]

The format of Forum varies from show to show, but generally involves an in-person interview followed by public Q&A via phone or email with one or more subjects, often nationally prominent authors and scholars.[4] The program airs for two hours on weekday mornings, with an hour repeated in the evening.


  1. ^ "About KQED:History". KQED. Archived from the original on 2008-01-17. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  2. ^ "The Krasny Show, KQED Forum, is our site of the day". California Progress Report. 2006-04-11. Archived from the original on 2007-10-27. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  3. ^ Joel Selvin (2003-02-11). "A voice of calm amid the chatter: Ever erudite, Michael Krasny marks his 10 years as a KQED talk-show host". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2007-11-09. 
  4. ^ Paul Liberatore (2007-10-22). "Krasny: The thinking person's talk host". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 

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