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Natural Heroes Previous Broadcasts

New Shepherds of the Farm (Episode #503)

KQED World: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

New Shepherds of the Farm is a beautiful, heartfelt film that takes a realistic look at how animal farming is done today and considers the cost to the animals and the planet. Meet "cattle whisperer" Temple Grandin and the intrepid individuals who are transforming the North American animal farm. Temple, who is autistic, and highly sensitive to cattle has transformed the entire industry into a more humane place for animals. Compassionate people working with pigs, cows and chickens share a philosophy of a world without unnecessary cruelty to animals.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

A Simple Question: The Story of Straw (Episode #502)

KQED World: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

An inspiring film about Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed (STRAW). Starting as a fourth grade class project and one child's question, "What can we do to save an endangered species?" STRAW evolved into a remarkable program that has restored over 20 miles of habitat, galvanized the local community, and led to significant educational innovation, illustrating the power of a child's curiosity and a teacher who honored it.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

In The Wake of Giants (Episode #501)

KQED World: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

When humpback whales migrating between Alaska and Hawaii become entangled in marine debris, a small network of brave volunteer rescuers risk their lives to save them. Packed with action, beauty and compassion, In the Wake of Giants puts you in the rescue boats with the experts as they free the struggling whales.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Teachings of the Tree People (Episode #409)

KQED World: Wed, Nov 7, 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, Nov 11, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Nov 7, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
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    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

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