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|KQED Public Broadcasting Celebrates
Latino Heritage Month in September|
More than Seventy-five Latino Related Television and Radio Programs to Air
Four Local Heroes to be Honored in Awards Ceremony Hosted by
KQED and Kaiser Permanente
San Francisco, California, August 27, 2004 -- This September, KQED Public Broadcasting is proud to honor the culture, heritage, and impact of Latino Americans with special programming and an event honoring four local leaders who have given their time, creativity, and passion to the Bay Area community.
The special evening of recognition, hosted by KQED Public Broadcasting and Kaiser Permanente, takes place on Wednesday, September 15 at the KQED Broadcasting Center from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event will feature live entertainment and an awards ceremony. The four honorees have been chosen based upon their commitment and contributions to their local communities and the Bay Area community at large. The 2004 Latino Heritage Month heroes are:
Also in honor of Latino Heritage Month, over 75 programs will be showcased on KQED Public Television and KQED Public Radio that focus on themes and issues unique to the Latino community. Some of the month's highlights include:
- Elena Egan-Caceres, Women Organized to Make Abuse Non-Existent (W.O.M.A.N.), Inc.
- Juan Aurelio Dominguez, Grants for the Arts -- San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund
- Felix Galaviz, Puente Project
- Patricia Martel, City of Hayward, Office of the City Manager
Program listings and descriptions for September can be found in the KQED Latino Heritage Month Guide, which also lists Bay Area resources pertaining to the Latino community. Look online at http://www.kqed.org/heritage. Many of KQED's Latino Heritage Month programs also air or air exclusively on KQED's digital channels, for more information on digital channels and schedules, please check http://www.kqed.org/dtv.
- Visiones: Latino Art and Culture features the Latino Mural Movement in the 1960s and Nuyorican spoken word and cartoonist Lalo Lopez.
Airs Sundays, September 12, 19, and 26, at 11:30pm on KQED Public Television 9
- In the shocking tale of hate-based attempted murder of two Mexican day laborers, P.O.V. Farmingville explores how this travesty catapulted a small Long Island town into national headlines.
Airs Thursday, September 9, at 11:00pm on KQED Public Television 9
- The premier family of bomba, Puerto Rico's classic music and dance, struggles to keep it alive in Bomba: Dancing the Drum.
Airs Sunday, September 5, at noon on KQED Public Television 9
- The Academy Award-nominated documentary Buena Vista Social Club is a portrait of Cuban musicians, many in their 80s and 90s, who were nearly forgotten in their own country until this film revived their international reputations.
Airs Sunday, September 19, at midnight on KQED Public Television 9
- Globe Trekker Central America: Costa Rica and Nicaragua visits volunteers in San Jose trying to combat poverty, rolls cigars in Granada, and explores Managua.
Airs Thursday, September 23, at 8:00pm on KQED Public Television 9
- With twenty million Americans affected by clinical depression and millions more by anxiety, Health Dialogues: Clinical Depression takes a look at the latest news in mental health research and the impact of mental illness.
Airs Thursday, September 23, 8:00pm and Saturday, September 25, 1:00pm on KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM San Francisco/89.3 FM Sacramento
Kaiser Permanente, founded in 1945, is a non-profit integrated health care organization, with physicians, nurses and staff working in collaboration to provide high quality care to patients and address the health care needs of communities served by the organization. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region serves almost 3.2 million members. It includes 5,000 physicians in The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) and about 54,000 employees. The region has 19 major medical centers. In 2004, Kaiser Permanente will devote more than $300 million to enhance the health and well-being of Northern California communities.
KQED Public Broadcasting operates KQED Public Television 9, one of the nation's most-watched public television stations during prime-time, and KQED's digital television channels, which include KQED HD, KQED Encore, KQED World, KQED Life and KQED Kids; KQED Public Radio, the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation with an award-winning news and public affairs program service (88.5 FM in San Francisco and 89.3 FM in Sacramento); KQED.org, one of the most visited station sites in Public Broadcasting; and KQED Education Network, which brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and media professionals through workshops, seminars and resources.