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Curiosity Quest Previous Broadcasts

Circus Vargas (Episode #304)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 29, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Ever wonder what it's like to be a circus performer? Join Joel as he clowns around, learns to juggle and takes part in a Circus Vargas performance.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 30, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 30, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Jelly Belly (Episode #303)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 28, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Did you know that President Ronald Regan always had a bowl of Jelly Belly beans on his desk? Join on this quest to learn how these tasty treats are made.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 29, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 29, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Von Dutch (Episode #302)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 27, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Rev your engines and come along with us on this noisy adventure! Join Joel as he learns what it takes to create a custom chopper with the Von Dutch Custom Chopper crew.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 28, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 28, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Snowboards (Episode #301)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Have you ever wondered how snowboards are made? Join Joel as he helps create the first ever CQ snowboard. And don't miss him shredding down the mountain for a test run!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 27, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 27, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Construction Equipment (Episode #211)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Ever wonder why we need such big equipment to construct buildings? Tune in to learn what heavy construction equipment is for and watch as Joel tries to drive a dirt roller.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

U.S. Postal Service (Episode #210)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Ever wonder what happens to your mail after it is picked up from your mailbox? Join Joel as he follows a letter from a mailbox and goes behind the scenes at the United States Postal Service to find out what happens with our mail.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Dolphins (Episode #213)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Join us as contest winner, Nikki and her family, travel with the CQ crew to Dolphins Plus in the Florida Keys to find answers to her quest letter about training dolphins. Watch as Nikki and Joel get the chance to meet a real dolphin trainer and swim with dolphins and a sea lion!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Fender Guitars (Episode #212)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 21, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Tune into this rockin' episode as Joel tours the Fender Guitar factory, with David Brown, to learn all he can about how guitars are made. Watch as Joel plays an original tune on a very expensive electric guitar - or so he thinks!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Construction Equipment (Episode #211)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 20, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Ever wonder why we need such big equipment to construct buildings? Tune in to learn what heavy construction equipment is for and watch as Joel tries to drive a dirt roller.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 21, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 21, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

U.S. Postal Service (Episode #210)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Ever wonder what happens to your mail after it is picked up from your mailbox? Join Joel as he follows a letter from a mailbox and goes behind the scenes at the United States Postal Service to find out what happens with our mail.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 20, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 20, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Skateboards (Episode #207)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Join Joel on this awesome quest to find out how skateboards are made. Watch as he is taught by professional skateboarders how to do tricks.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Roller Coasters (Episode #206)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Have you ever ridden a roller coaster? Ever wondered how they stay on the tracks? Join Joel on this inquisitive quest to find out how roller coasters work and how they are tested for safety.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Police (Episode #209)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 15, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Join Joel to find out what policemen do. Follow us, and officer Burton, as we discover the many awesome gadgets in the squad car and tour the police station where all the officers work.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Rescue Dogs (Episode #208)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 14, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Ever wonder how the people buried under the World Trade Center were found? Join us on this amazing quest to find out how dogs are trained to find and rescue injured people during natural disasters.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 15, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 15, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Skateboards (Episode #207)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 13, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Join Joel on this awesome quest to find out how skateboards are made. Watch as he is taught by professional skateboarders how to do tricks.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 14, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 14, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Roller Coasters (Episode #206)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Have you ever ridden a roller coaster? Ever wondered how they stay on the tracks? Join Joel on this inquisitive quest to find out how roller coasters work and how they are tested for safety.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 13, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 13, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Hot Air Balloons (Episode #203)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Joel is a little nervous about this episode. Join CQ to watch Joel fly high across the land in a basket attached to a very large balloon!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Honeys (Episode #202)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Beekeepers are the unsung heroes for those of us who love honey. Join Joel and co-host Melissa as they dive hands first into honeybee hives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Metro Link Trains (Episode #205)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Ever wondered what a train engineer does? Join us to find out how those humongous steel trains are operated and maintained.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 9, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 9, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Boy Scouts (Episode #204)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 7, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

What are boy scouts all about? Watch this episode to find out if Joel can earn his merit badge .

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Hot Air Balloons (Episode #203)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 6, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Joel is a little nervous about this episode. Join CQ to watch Joel fly high across the land in a basket attached to a very large balloon!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 7, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 7, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Honeys (Episode #202)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Beekeepers are the unsung heroes for those of us who love honey. Join Joel and co-host Melissa as they dive hands first into honeybee hives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 6, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 6, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Tiger Rescue (Episode #112)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 4, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Meet Michael Jackson's tiger, Thriller, as Tippy Hendren takes us on an excursion through her Tiger infested rescue facility. Come prowl with CQ on this adventure to unleash the world of big cats.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Habitat 4 Humanity/Diabetes Walk (Episode #111)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 3, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Ever wonder what you can do for your community? Whether you are a child or an adult, you can get involved! Joel explores various organizations where you can make a difference.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 4, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 4, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Glass Blowing (Episode #201)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Did you know that glass blowing is when you blow into a long tube to expand glass? Tune in to find out more about glass blowing.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 2, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Sep 2, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Water Bottling (Episode #113)

KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Ever wonder where bottled water comes from? Joel pours through a water bottling company to get a refreshing view of the industry that wants to quench your thirst. Watch as Joel drinks more water on this episode that most people drink in one week!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
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    • early Thurs 9/29 1am-6am: planned KQET/DT25 outage

      (DT25-1 through DT25-3) Late Wed/early Thurs 9/29 1am, the KQET DT25 transmitter will be turned off for maintenance and electrical upgrades. The plan is that the signal should be restored at approximately 6am. Most Over the Air TVs will automatically restore the signal once the transmitter is turned back on. However, a few viewers may […]

    • early Mon 9/26: planned KQEH/DT54 Over the Air outage

      UPDATE: This morning’s maintenance took place at 8:36am, with the signal restored at 8:45am. (DT54-1 through DT54-5) At some point early Monday morning Sept 26th (before 9am), the KQEH transmitter will be turned off for about 10 minutes for maintenance. Because of the short duration, most TVs will automatically restore the signal once the transmitter […]

    • early Tues 9/13: KQEH DT54 (KQED Plus) planned overnight outage

      UPDATE: power was restored at 6:45am Tuesday. Most TVs will restore the channels automatically, but a few viewers may need to do a rescan. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – (DT54-1 through 54-5) late Monday/early Tuesday 9/13 The DT54 Over the Air signal will be […]

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

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