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Sea Animal Rescuers (Episode #407)

KQED World: Tue, Jul 31, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Papa Tortuga - Fernando Manzano was just 16 years old when he found his calling. For the last 31 years, he has dedicated himself to bringing the Lora turtle back from the edge of extinction. In the small town of Tecolutla, Mexico, he has battled mother nature, natural predators and poachers. All without any outside financial support. Salton Sea Rescue Rangers - The mysterious Salton Sea is a critical stopover for the survival of millions of migrating birds. A devastating outbreak of avian botulism killed thousands of birds, including the endangered California brown pelican. The US Fish & Wildlife rangers of the Sonny Bono National Refuge now run daily airboat patrols around the Sea looking for sick birds, as early detection is essential for survival.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 31, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (Episode #408)

KQED World: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Cuba, an isolated island nation, rebuilt its quality of life following the collapse of cheap oil, supplied by the former Soviet Union. This fascinating and empowering film shows how communities pulled together, created solutions, and ultimately thrived in spite of their decreased dependence on imported energy.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Eat at Bill's (Episode #406)

KQED World: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

The Monterey Market is a family-owned produce market phenomenon in Berkeley, CA. Market owner Bill Fujimoto's enthusiasm and experience illuminates the market's wide world of small growers and diverse customers. This single store supports many small farms and is a valentine to small enterprises everywhere. Features Alice Waters and Michael Pollan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Sea Animal Rescuers (Episode #407)

KQED World: Wed, Jul 18, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Papa Tortuga - Fernando Manzano was just 16 years old when he found his calling. For the last 31 years, he has dedicated himself to bringing the Lora turtle back from the edge of extinction. In the small town of Tecolutla, Mexico, he has battled mother nature, natural predators and poachers. All without any outside financial support. Salton Sea Rescue Rangers - The mysterious Salton Sea is a critical stopover for the survival of millions of migrating birds. A devastating outbreak of avian botulism killed thousands of birds, including the endangered California brown pelican. The US Fish & Wildlife rangers of the Sonny Bono National Refuge now run daily airboat patrols around the Sea looking for sick birds, as early detection is essential for survival.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 31, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 22, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 18, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Voyage of the Vezo (Episode #405)

KQED World: Tue, Jul 17, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

The Vezo (Vay-zoo) are the coastal society of southwest Madagascar. Maro fishes the reef every day. As he begins to catch fewer and smaller fish, Maro and his young nephew question whether the Vezo's relationship with the ocean has fallen out of balance. Sailing from village to village on a personal journey with master and apprentice, Maro teaches his nephew the Vezo way. Voyage of the Vezo is a vibrant and intimate view of Vezo society, and their delicate relationship with the sea.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 17, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Eat at Bill's (Episode #406)

KQED World: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

The Monterey Market is a family-owned produce market phenomenon in Berkeley, CA. Market owner Bill Fujimoto's enthusiasm and experience illuminates the market's wide world of small growers and diverse customers. This single store supports many small farms and is a valentine to small enterprises everywhere. Features Alice Waters and Michael Pollan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 15, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 14, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Global Oneness (Episode #404)

KQED World: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Four inspiring short films from across the globe encourage harmony between people, and connectedness with every living thing. Oneness proposes that all beings as part of a vast family, calling us to be responsible for this family and care for the land with unconditional love and responsibility.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Voyage of the Vezo (Episode #405)

KQED World: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

The Vezo (Vay-zoo) are the coastal society of southwest Madagascar. Maro fishes the reef every day. As he begins to catch fewer and smaller fish, Maro and his young nephew question whether the Vezo's relationship with the ocean has fallen out of balance. Sailing from village to village on a personal journey with master and apprentice, Maro teaches his nephew the Vezo way. Voyage of the Vezo is a vibrant and intimate view of Vezo society, and their delicate relationship with the sea.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 17, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 8, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 7, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Oil + Water (Episode #403)

KQED World: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Two world-class kayakers navigate the longest-ever petroleum-free road trip, traveling over 21,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina in a retro-fitted Japanese fire truck named "Baby." After converting the truck's regular diesel engine to run on any kind of natural oil, the two friends journeyed for over a year through 16 countries, an endless summer adventure of paddling, driving, exploring and promoting alternative fuel sources.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Global Oneness (Episode #404)

KQED World: Sun, Jul 1, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Four inspiring short films from across the globe encourage harmony between people, and connectedness with every living thing. Oneness proposes that all beings as part of a vast family, calling us to be responsible for this family and care for the land with unconditional love and responsibility.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
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