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It's Not Just Empty Space with David Suzuki (Episode #513)

KQED World: Sat, Aug 31, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Earth + Air + Fire + Water = Life. In a time when people are thirsty for honesty, inspiration, meaning and global change, renowned scientist and visionary Dr. David Suzuki delivers the most important message of his career: what it means to be fully human in our interconnected universe. The film's stunning motion graphics weave a tapestry that transforms Dr. Suzuki's wisdom into a complete sensory experience, literally creating new worlds and new ways of seeing.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 31, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Living Lightly (Episode #509)

KQED World: Sat, Aug 17, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

A magical glimpse into a world where one 21st century family lives with the land in its seasons. In a corner of New Brunswick, Canada, the craft of scything is practiced as meditation in action. This poetic film is a study in how we might heal our relationship with planet Earth.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 18, 2013 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 18, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 17, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

The Edge of the Sea (Episode #505)

KQED World: Sat, Aug 10, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

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, Aug 11, 2013 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 11, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 11, 2013 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 10, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
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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.

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