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QUEST Previous Broadcasts

The Physics of Biking/Whale Shark (Episode #604H)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

Investigate the forces that allow humans to balance on a bicycle with researchers from Davis, California who are trying to understand the physics of riding a bike. And, meet Bay Area researchers working to protect frogs across the state and across the world. Plus, explore whale sharks with Kip Evans, a wildlife filmmaker from Pacific Grove, California.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 31, 2014 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 31, 2014 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 30, 2014 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 30, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 30, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 29, 2014 -- 12:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 -- 1:30 AM

Pump It Up: Heart Health Special Report (Episode #602H)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 20, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

Investigate the number one cause of death in America, heart disease, which kills close to 600,000 people each year - more than die from cancer, car accidents or AIDS. Meet a teenager trying to lower her risk; a heart attack patient and the team that saved her life, and a researcher working to one day rebuild a damaged heart from the inside out.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 23, 2014 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 23, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 -- 12:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 21, 2014 -- 1:30 AM

Amateur Rocketeers/Edible Insects (Episode #601H)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

Meet amateur rocket builders who are striving to reach the edge of space with their home-made rockets.Then get a different perspective on nature with photographer Simon Christen who shares his passion for observing the environment through time-lapse photography. Finally, take a bite into the latest food craze and cook with bug-eating enthusiasts who believe that insects are a smarter alternative to more traditional kinds of meat.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 10, 2014 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 10, 2014 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 -- 12:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 -- 1:30 AM

Profile: Sylvia Earle/SETI: The New Search for ET (Episode #311)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 -- 12:30 AM

QUEST profiles marine scientist and deep sea explorer Sylvia Earle, and find out why SETI scientists now say we might be hearing from ET sooner than you think.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
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    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

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