People Are Strange
The Last Attack of the Beast
An old bum arrives in a town and finds the entire place deserted. He sees signs of recent life but there are no humans to be found. After helping himself to a few drinks in the town bar, the thought occurs to him that he can do anything he wants - until the residents return and are hopping mad.
Length: 13 minutes
A weary London detective interviews an odd assortment of unreliable witnesses who claim to have seen an armed robbery. The problem is that everyone saw something different. Only when the seemingly least reliable witness of the bunch mentions the "green monkey" does everything make sense.
Length: 10 minutes
A cat burglar (in this case, dog burglar) winds up locked inside an apartment after his intended victim escapes. Now it's just him and the harmless dog. The police come knocking at the door. How is he going to get himself out of this predicament?
Length: 12 minutes
This black comedy is about a medical student confronting his necrophobia - his fear of dead people. His professor considers him inept and wants him dismissed from medical school. A cruel twist of fate forces the student to come face to face with his worst fear.
Length: 21 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.