Reporting from both sides of the Pacific Ocean, KQED's Pacific Time explores the ideas, trends and cultural patterns that flow back and forth between Asia and America.
Pacific Time is no longer in production, but you can listen to past shows in the audio archive.
Recently on Pacific Time:
Saving Taiwan's Sea Turtles -- In Taiwan, green sea turtles used to nest on many isolated beaches. Over the years, most of their nesting sites have disappeared due mainly to over-development, and many turtles have been killed for their meat or shells . The Taiwanese government has listed the turtles as a protected species, but there are only two main nesting sites on Taiwan's offshore islands. The show ventures out to one of those islands, where efforts are underway to try to conserve the dwindling numbers of green sea turtles.
Coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics -- China has made big promises of journalistic freedom for reporters covering the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The press was supposed to get open access to stories. The program presents an early report card from the Foreign Correspondents Club of China. Later, the show learns how Indonesia's rapid deforestation is affecting the lives of the nomadic people who've called the forests of Borneo home for generations.