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Westerhout, Bell, and Blades (Episode #703H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 23, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

Spark follows photographer Katherine Westerhout, who documents beautifully decaying buildings, inside a forgotten West Oakland landmark: the 16th Street Train Station. Once the terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad, this Beaux Arts gem has been off-limits since 1989, but that might be about to change. Next, comedian W. Kamau Bell shares his wry observations on race and his personal stories about being black in an Obama-era America. Then, meet Wil Blades, a virtuoso at playing a soulful instrument from a bye-gone era, the B3 organ.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 28, 2014 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 27, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Wed, Sep 24, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 24, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Tue, Sep 23, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

Culture Creates Community (Episode #901H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

A Spark Special: Culture Creates Community
Go inside the Mill Valley comedy night that's a local institution and a haven for stars like Dana Carvey and Robin Williams. In San Jose, hundreds of professionals and students perform in a show that mixes traditional Chinese dance, music and martial arts with Western ballet. Follow local bluegrass legend Laurie Lewis as she performs and works to mentor new artists. And watch as Ed Drew revives the art of the tin-type while making images of at-risk youth on an organic garden project that's seeking to redefine the image of farming for African Americans.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 21, 2014 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 20, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

Erika Chong Shuch, Jesus Aguilar and Kathy Aoki (Episode #510H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 9, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

* Go on a creative journey with choreographer and dancer Erika Chong Shuch from the Headlands Center to center stage.
* Explore a language created by modern technology with experimental artist Jesus Aguilar.
* Challenge gender stereotypes with printmaker Kathy Aoki.
* Experience the animation of M dot Strange.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 13, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 13, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 10, 2014 -- 1:30 AM

A Few Good Stories (Episode #416)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 2, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

Spark gets an insider's look at the intricate process of creation and the discovery of one's voice.
* Experience Jaime Guerrero working at the Bay Area Glass Institute as he and other glass artists coordinate their movements in order to create his detailed pieces. < br />* Lauren Yee and the high school students of the Young Playwrights Festival show us the maturity and talent of first-time playwrights as they see their theatrical creations put into performance.
* The memories of Iranian-Americans are preserved in Taraneh Hemami's work as she prepares for ZeroOne in San Jose.
* Finally, Rebar Encanment project reminds us that a little humor can help in a time of transition as Southern Exposure revamps their gallery space.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 6, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 6, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 5, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
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