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Natural Heroes Previous Broadcasts

The Story of Stuff (Episode #413)

KQED World: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

The Story of Stuff is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.

Cascade of Light (Episode #412)

KQED World: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

In the arctic, some adventures make the spirit dance. Discover perpetual light and the spectacle of arctic life with group of friends from an urban culture who follow a river to the Arctic Ocean. They learn that awareness, not crisis, must define our relationship with the rest of the natural world. And how the greatest journey is where the land takes us within ourselves.

The Story of Stuff (Episode #413)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

The Story of Stuff is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.

Cascade of Light (Episode #412)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

In the arctic, some adventures make the spirit dance. Discover perpetual light and the spectacle of arctic life with group of friends from an urban culture who follow a river to the Arctic Ocean. They learn that awareness, not crisis, must define our relationship with the rest of the natural world. And how the greatest journey is where the land takes us within ourselves.

The Story of Stuff (Episode #413)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 7:30 AM

The Story of Stuff is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.

Cascade of Light (Episode #412)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

In the arctic, some adventures make the spirit dance. Discover perpetual light and the spectacle of arctic life with group of friends from an urban culture who follow a river to the Arctic Ocean. They learn that awareness, not crisis, must define our relationship with the rest of the natural world. And how the greatest journey is where the land takes us within ourselves.

Ray Bandar, A Life with Skulls (Episode #411)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

He's been called "Dr. Bones" and "Reptile Ray." Usually dressed in tattered field-trip clothes, Ray Bandar has been a fixture at the California Academy of Sciences and the beaches around the Bay Area for more than 50 years. A Life with Skulls is an inspiring look at the life of a man who has a special tie to the natural world. You will be motivated to go out and explore it for yourself.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

The Sea and Me (Episode #410)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Once Upon a Tide: A storyteller, played by Academy Award-winner Linda Hunt, speaks to us of a spell that has been cast causing everyone to forget about the importance of the ocean. One little girl, however, helps us realize how we can all break the spell to save the ocean, and ourselves. Coral Connections: Millions of people visit the Mexican Riviera Maya every year to enjoy the white beaches, the sun, and the natural beauty. Few realize the importance of the reef, and how personal choices impact the water system, reef, and the entire region. Coral Connections encourages you to become a force for positive change.

Ray Bandar, A Life with Skulls (Episode #411)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 7:30 AM

He's been called "Dr. Bones" and "Reptile Ray." Usually dressed in tattered field-trip clothes, Ray Bandar has been a fixture at the California Academy of Sciences and the beaches around the Bay Area for more than 50 years. A Life with Skulls is an inspiring look at the life of a man who has a special tie to the natural world. You will be motivated to go out and explore it for yourself.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

The Sea and Me (Episode #410)

KQED World: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Once Upon a Tide: A storyteller, played by Academy Award-winner Linda Hunt, speaks to us of a spell that has been cast causing everyone to forget about the importance of the ocean. One little girl, however, helps us realize how we can all break the spell to save the ocean, and ourselves. Coral Connections: Millions of people visit the Mexican Riviera Maya every year to enjoy the white beaches, the sun, and the natural beauty. Few realize the importance of the reef, and how personal choices impact the water system, reef, and the entire region. Coral Connections encourages you to become a force for positive change.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Teachings of the Tree People (Episode #409)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

"The trees were our first teachers." Nationally acclaimed artist and Skokomish tribal leader, Gerald Bruce Miller (subiyay) interpreted the sacred teachings of the natural world to anyone who wanted to learn. This gentle film documents his race against time to pass the knowledge of his ancestors on to those who would listen. Teachings of the Tree People documents traditional practices of gathering and preparing cedar bark for weaving, uses of medicinal plants, and the presentation of wild foods for the fall Ceremony of First Foods. Throughout the film Bruce delivers lessons from our first teachers, the trees. In a four-part seasonal structure, Bruce brings about a renaissance of art and culture in his homeland.

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

KQED World: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 10:00 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.

Teachings of the Tree People (Episode #409)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 7:30 AM

"The trees were our first teachers." Nationally acclaimed artist and Skokomish tribal leader, Gerald Bruce Miller (subiyay) interpreted the sacred teachings of the natural world to anyone who wanted to learn. This gentle film documents his race against time to pass the knowledge of his ancestors on to those who would listen. Teachings of the Tree People documents traditional practices of gathering and preparing cedar bark for weaving, uses of medicinal plants, and the presentation of wild foods for the fall Ceremony of First Foods. Throughout the film Bruce delivers lessons from our first teachers, the trees. In a four-part seasonal structure, Bruce brings about a renaissance of art and culture in his homeland.

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

KQED World: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 7:00 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.

Teachings of the Tree People (Episode #409)

KQED World: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

"The trees were our first teachers." Nationally acclaimed artist and Skokomish tribal leader, Gerald Bruce Miller (subiyay) interpreted the sacred teachings of the natural world to anyone who wanted to learn. This gentle film documents his race against time to pass the knowledge of his ancestors on to those who would listen. Teachings of the Tree People documents traditional practices of gathering and preparing cedar bark for weaving, uses of medicinal plants, and the presentation of wild foods for the fall Ceremony of First Foods. Throughout the film Bruce delivers lessons from our first teachers, the trees. In a four-part seasonal structure, Bruce brings about a renaissance of art and culture in his homeland.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
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