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QUEST Previous Broadcasts

Agricultural Pests, Sylvia Earle (Episode #608H)

KQED World: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

As winters have become warmer, California is becoming more hospitable to destructive insect pests. QUEST investigates how climate change is impacting the state's massive farming industry. Plus, meet two ocean scientists: Stephen Palumbi, who reflects on his career studying tropical corals; and renowned deep sea explorer Sylvia Earle.

Black Holes/Stanford's Camera Traps (Episode #607H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

Hunt for black holes with NASA's new space telescope that uses X-ray vision to try and unlock the secrets of these invisible space oddities. Then, find out what's being done about the alarming amount of plastic that is collecting in the Pacific Ocean. And, uncover the secret lives of animals through motion-activated cameras at Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.

Agricultural Pests, Sylvia Earle (Episode #608H)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

As winters have become warmer, California is becoming more hospitable to destructive insect pests. QUEST investigates how climate change is impacting the state's massive farming industry. Plus, meet two ocean scientists: Stephen Palumbi, who reflects on his career studying tropical corals; and renowned deep sea explorer Sylvia Earle.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

Black Holes/Stanford's Camera Traps (Episode #607H)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Hunt for black holes with NASA's new space telescope that uses X-ray vision to try and unlock the secrets of these invisible space oddities. Then, find out what's being done about the alarming amount of plastic that is collecting in the Pacific Ocean. And, uncover the secret lives of animals through motion-activated cameras at Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

Future of Nuclear/Weddell Seals (Episode #606H)

KQED World: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 6:30 PM

Meet a scientist working to make a safer nuclear reactor design to help meet the world's energy demands. Then head out to the Pacific Flyway to track the timeless rhythms of bird migration. And, travel to icy Antarctica to study hardy Weddell seals with UC Santa Cruz marine biologist Dan Costa.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

X-Ray Microscope / Astrophotography (Episode #605H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

Meet the Bay Area scientists who have developed an amazing new microscope that uses X-rays to generate 3D views of cells. Then, learn why UC Berkeley researchers are using geckos, insects and other animals as inspiration for the design of new products. Plus, see the deep space astrophotography of Rogelio Bernal Andreo.

Future of Nuclear/Weddell Seals (Episode #606H)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Meet a scientist working to make a safer nuclear reactor design to help meet the world's energy demands. Then head out to the Pacific Flyway to track the timeless rhythms of bird migration. And, travel to icy Antarctica to study hardy Weddell seals with UC Santa Cruz marine biologist Dan Costa.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

X-Ray Microscope / Astrophotography (Episode #605H)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Meet the Bay Area scientists who have developed an amazing new microscope that uses X-rays to generate 3D views of cells. Then, learn why UC Berkeley researchers are using geckos, insects and other animals as inspiration for the design of new products. Plus, see the deep space astrophotography of Rogelio Bernal Andreo.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

Mt. Umunhum / Asteroid Hunters / Fox (Episode #505H)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

For more 50 years, the summit of Mt. Umunhum, looming over San Jose, has been off limits because of military and environmental contamination issues. QUEST treks 3,486 feet to the peak to find out what the public can expect when it reopens. Plus, see how scientists are tracking thousands of objects orbiting near Earth, and discover the tree-climbing North American Gray Fox at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 11:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
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    • Mon 8/31: KQET Signal break-up (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3)

      UPDATE: As of shortly after 7pm Monday evening, repairs were completed at the KQET transmitter, and the signal appears to be stable. Thanks for your patience. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Original post Monday 11am: We are aware of the break-up […]

    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

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XFINITY 189
Wave 157

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Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

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XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

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XFINITY 192
Wave 155

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