Public interest is a big concern for this West Coast broadcasting company. Publicly financed TV and radio broadcaster KQED serves the Northern California area through its flagship KQED Public Television 9 station. KQED produces and broadcasts educational programming focused on arts, science, and the humanities, as well as public interest shows highlighting local, national, and international issues. It creates most of its own programming but also specializes in broadcasting independent films and programs from
and other distributors. In addition, KQED Public Radio broadcasts to listeners across San Francisco and Sacramento, and its website provides event listings, resources, polls, podcasts, and blogs.