When Things Go Wrong
In an environmental nightmare, acid rain sweeps across a desert, killing everything in its path. When two scientists realize it is headed straight toward Los Angeles, they are in a race against time to save the city as well as themselves. The result is a riveting terror trip with the queen mother of all disasters.
Length: 15 minutes
This Little Piggy
Two police officers on the night shift investigate a strange call from a drunken man who claims to have lost his finger in a cab. Just when the cops think this case couldn't get any more bizarre, they are in for an even bigger surprise.
Length: 12 minutes
Set in the future, Max lives with his only daughter in a high-rise apartment complex. His life is shattered when Ruby chases her balloon off the edge of the balcony. He is offered a chance to clone her and has no second thoughts - until she arrives and something doesn't seem right.
Length: 9 minutes
A Real Gem (Perle rare)
The city - Paris. The place - a swanky jewelry store. The cast of greedy characters - a jeweler, a banker and a buyer. All of them are ready to make the deal of a lifetime on the precious Queen of Java pearl. The scam is on. Who will take home the prize?
Length: 18 minutes
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.