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Watershed Revolution (Episode #507)

KQED World: Wed, Dec 26, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Watershed Revolution asks the question "What is a Watershed?" The answer is explored through interviews with concerned citizens working to protect and preserve southern California's Ventura River watershed while stunning high definition cinematography highlights the beauty of the river. It emphasizes the need for open space and floodplain protection, sustainable agriculture, and community awareness of our most precious resource: water.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 26, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

The Story of More Stuff (Episode #506)

KQED World: Wed, Dec 19, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Three short animated documentaries change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever. The stories of Bottled Water, Cosmetics and Electronics expose the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. This is a fast-paced, fact-filled look that will teach you something, make you laugh, and have you thinking twice about "more stuff."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 19, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

The Edge of the Sea (Episode #505)

KQED World: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Since the late 1960's, Puerto Rico's small fishing villages have undergone expansive coastal development, driven by tourism and the growing demand for beachfront property. The Edge of the Sea follows a third generation fisherman in his battle against a developer planning to build a mega condo project on one of Rincon's most popular public beaches. This film explores both sides of the privatization of public areas, and the sensitive social and environmental consequences of excessive coastal development.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Brower Youth Awards 2009 (Episode #504)

KQED World: Wed, Dec 5, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Meet six extraordinary young people who were recognized in 2009 for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy. The Brower Youth Awards honor founder and legendary environmental activist, David R. Brower, and call forth a new generation of leaders. He urged environmentalists to heed the words of the German poet Goethe, "Anything you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

New Shepherds of the Farm (Episode #503)

KQED World: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 6:30 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.

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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      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.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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