Forum (KQED)

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GenreTalk radio
Running timeca. 105 min.
Country of originUnited States
Home stationKQED-FM
Sirius Satellite Radio
Hosted byMichael Krasny
Mina Kim (Fridays)
Created byKevin Pursglove
Senior editor(s)Daniel Zoll
Produced byJudy Campbell
Tina Laurberg
Irene Noguchi
Recording studioSan Francisco, California
Original release1990 – present
Audio formatStereophonic
Opening theme"Peter Pan" by Mike Marshall
PodcastKQED 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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