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Brush with the Tenderloin (Episode #802H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

What happens when a soft-spoken artist decides to paint a fanciful mural on one of San Francisco's diciest street corners? A colorful collection of locals interact with artist Mona Caron and end up playing key roles in the mural's evolution in this fascinating cinema verite documentary.

California Is A Place: The State In Four Acts (Episode #608H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

Four short films look at different aspects of what it means to be a Californian.
BORDERLAND - It is real and striking. In some places it stands 18 feel tall and looks like the gates of Mordor, in others it looks like it was put together with a stapler. It runs from the Colorado River directly into the Pacific. Physically it's confusing. Politically it's puzzling. Ideologically, it's complicated. But for Dick and Ron, who both live within a few miles of the CA/Mexican border, defending it is simply a matter of protecting themselves and preserving their own beliefs.
BIG VINNY - Once upon a time he was a local celebrity, the voice and face of a successful used car business in Alameda. Today, everything has changed. The business is dead, the lots sit empty, and Big Vinny is out of work. But he still remembers the good times.
SCRAPERTOWN - In order to become a member of the Original Scraper Bike Team, you must be a resident of Oakland, at least 7 years or older, retain a 3. 0 grade point average, and create your own Scraper Bike. After ten rides the Scraper Bike King & his captains will decide if your bike is up to standards and you will be considered a member. Come along for the ride.
CANNONBALL - Fresno was the California Dream. Own a car, a house, a pool - everyone wanted it, and the wonderful world of credit made it possible. But now, with foreclosures running wild, the dream is dry. Thousands of pools in the back of foreclosed houses are festering in the hot Central Valley sun. For most people, this is tragic, but for some, it's an opportunity.

Brush with the Tenderloin (Episode #802H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

What happens when a soft-spoken artist decides to paint a fanciful mural on one of San Francisco's diciest street corners? A colorful collection of locals interact with artist Mona Caron and end up playing key roles in the mural's evolution in this fascinating cinema verite documentary.

California Is A Place: The State In Four Acts (Episode #608H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

Four short films look at different aspects of what it means to be a Californian.
BORDERLAND - It is real and striking. In some places it stands 18 feel tall and looks like the gates of Mordor, in others it looks like it was put together with a stapler. It runs from the Colorado River directly into the Pacific. Physically it's confusing. Politically it's puzzling. Ideologically, it's complicated. But for Dick and Ron, who both live within a few miles of the CA/Mexican border, defending it is simply a matter of protecting themselves and preserving their own beliefs.
BIG VINNY - Once upon a time he was a local celebrity, the voice and face of a successful used car business in Alameda. Today, everything has changed. The business is dead, the lots sit empty, and Big Vinny is out of work. But he still remembers the good times.
SCRAPERTOWN - In order to become a member of the Original Scraper Bike Team, you must be a resident of Oakland, at least 7 years or older, retain a 3. 0 grade point average, and create your own Scraper Bike. After ten rides the Scraper Bike King & his captains will decide if your bike is up to standards and you will be considered a member. Come along for the ride.
CANNONBALL - Fresno was the California Dream. Own a car, a house, a pool - everyone wanted it, and the wonderful world of credit made it possible. But now, with foreclosures running wild, the dream is dry. Thousands of pools in the back of foreclosed houses are festering in the hot Central Valley sun. For most people, this is tragic, but for some, it's an opportunity.

Brush with the Tenderloin (Episode #802H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 5:30 AM

What happens when a soft-spoken artist decides to paint a fanciful mural on one of San Francisco's diciest street corners? A colorful collection of locals interact with artist Mona Caron and end up playing key roles in the mural's evolution in this fascinating cinema verite documentary.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 5:30 AM

California Is A Place: The State In Four Acts (Episode #608H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Four short films look at different aspects of what it means to be a Californian.
BORDERLAND - It is real and striking. In some places it stands 18 feel tall and looks like the gates of Mordor, in others it looks like it was put together with a stapler. It runs from the Colorado River directly into the Pacific. Physically it's confusing. Politically it's puzzling. Ideologically, it's complicated. But for Dick and Ron, who both live within a few miles of the CA/Mexican border, defending it is simply a matter of protecting themselves and preserving their own beliefs.
BIG VINNY - Once upon a time he was a local celebrity, the voice and face of a successful used car business in Alameda. Today, everything has changed. The business is dead, the lots sit empty, and Big Vinny is out of work. But he still remembers the good times.
SCRAPERTOWN - In order to become a member of the Original Scraper Bike Team, you must be a resident of Oakland, at least 7 years or older, retain a 3. 0 grade point average, and create your own Scraper Bike. After ten rides the Scraper Bike King & his captains will decide if your bike is up to standards and you will be considered a member. Come along for the ride.
CANNONBALL - Fresno was the California Dream. Own a car, a house, a pool - everyone wanted it, and the wonderful world of credit made it possible. But now, with foreclosures running wild, the dream is dry. Thousands of pools in the back of foreclosed houses are festering in the hot Central Valley sun. For most people, this is tragic, but for some, it's an opportunity.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Brush with the Tenderloin (Episode #802H)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 11:30 PM

What happens when a soft-spoken artist decides to paint a fanciful mural on one of San Francisco's diciest street corners? A colorful collection of locals interact with artist Mona Caron and end up playing key roles in the mural's evolution in this fascinating cinema verite documentary.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 11:30 PM

California Is A Place: The State In Four Acts (Episode #608H)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Four short films look at different aspects of what it means to be a Californian.
BORDERLAND - It is real and striking. In some places it stands 18 feel tall and looks like the gates of Mordor, in others it looks like it was put together with a stapler. It runs from the Colorado River directly into the Pacific. Physically it's confusing. Politically it's puzzling. Ideologically, it's complicated. But for Dick and Ron, who both live within a few miles of the CA/Mexican border, defending it is simply a matter of protecting themselves and preserving their own beliefs.
BIG VINNY - Once upon a time he was a local celebrity, the voice and face of a successful used car business in Alameda. Today, everything has changed. The business is dead, the lots sit empty, and Big Vinny is out of work. But he still remembers the good times.
SCRAPERTOWN - In order to become a member of the Original Scraper Bike Team, you must be a resident of Oakland, at least 7 years or older, retain a 3. 0 grade point average, and create your own Scraper Bike. After ten rides the Scraper Bike King & his captains will decide if your bike is up to standards and you will be considered a member. Come along for the ride.
CANNONBALL - Fresno was the California Dream. Own a car, a house, a pool - everyone wanted it, and the wonderful world of credit made it possible. But now, with foreclosures running wild, the dream is dry. Thousands of pools in the back of foreclosed houses are festering in the hot Central Valley sun. For most people, this is tragic, but for some, it's an opportunity.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Brush with the Tenderloin (Episode #802H)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

What happens when a soft-spoken artist decides to paint a fanciful mural on one of San Francisco's diciest street corners? A colorful collection of locals interact with artist Mona Caron and end up playing key roles in the mural's evolution in this fascinating cinema verite documentary.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 11:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

California Is A Place: The State In Four Acts (Episode #608H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Four short films look at different aspects of what it means to be a Californian.
BORDERLAND - It is real and striking. In some places it stands 18 feel tall and looks like the gates of Mordor, in others it looks like it was put together with a stapler. It runs from the Colorado River directly into the Pacific. Physically it's confusing. Politically it's puzzling. Ideologically, it's complicated. But for Dick and Ron, who both live within a few miles of the CA/Mexican border, defending it is simply a matter of protecting themselves and preserving their own beliefs.
BIG VINNY - Once upon a time he was a local celebrity, the voice and face of a successful used car business in Alameda. Today, everything has changed. The business is dead, the lots sit empty, and Big Vinny is out of work. But he still remembers the good times.
SCRAPERTOWN - In order to become a member of the Original Scraper Bike Team, you must be a resident of Oakland, at least 7 years or older, retain a 3. 0 grade point average, and create your own Scraper Bike. After ten rides the Scraper Bike King & his captains will decide if your bike is up to standards and you will be considered a member. Come along for the ride.
CANNONBALL - Fresno was the California Dream. Own a car, a house, a pool - everyone wanted it, and the wonderful world of credit made it possible. But now, with foreclosures running wild, the dream is dry. Thousands of pools in the back of foreclosed houses are festering in the hot Central Valley sun. For most people, this is tragic, but for some, it's an opportunity.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Brush with the Tenderloin (Episode #802H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 6:00 PM

What happens when a soft-spoken artist decides to paint a fanciful mural on one of San Francisco's diciest street corners? A colorful collection of locals interact with artist Mona Caron and end up playing key roles in the mural's evolution in this fascinating cinema verite documentary.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 11:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 6:00 PM

Fruits of War (Episode #404)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Fruits of War explores a devastating cycle of violence that has plagued El Salvador for over 30 years. The film follows 4 reformed gang members - Bullet, Rebel, Weazel, and Duke - who came to the United States as child refugees from El Salvador's bloody civil war, settled in Los Angeles' tough east side, and eventually got involved in street gangs. In an effort to suppress an epidemic of gang violence, the US began an aggressive policy of deporting undocumented gang members with felony records. When these 4 men arrive back in El Salvador, they discover a country ravaged by war, and facing a new wave of violence as the LA street gangs take root in their homeland. The government, with support from the US, begins a brutal crackdown on the gangs, and these 4 men find themselves in the middle of a conflict eerily similar to the civil war - pitting the army and police against thousands of El Salvador's poorest residents, now members of the gangs. As they come to terms with their two countries' violent histories, these former gang members redirect their lives towards helping young people deal with this legacy. By Josiah Hooper.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Speaking In Tongues (Episode #606)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 6:00 PM

At a time when 31 states have passed "English Only" laws, 4 pioneering families put their children in public schools where, from the first day of kindergarten, their teachers speak mostly Chinese or Spanish. This program follows 4 diverse kids on a journey to become bilingual. This charming story will challenge you to rethink the skills that Americans need in the 21st century.

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      UPDATE: Audio has been restored, please report any issues!  If you?re still experiencing audio issues, you may need to rescan your television. Visit kqed.org/54move to learn how. Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue!

    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/17/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 17, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

    • KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15

      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

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