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The Siege (Episode #414)

KQED World: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

A powerful documentary on the infamous 1996 siege in Lima. The Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA), lead by Nestor Cerpa, storms a party at the Japanese Ambassador's residence, taking hundreds of hostages and demanding the release of MRTA members from prison, including Cerpa's wife. President Alberto Fujimori's response is uncompromising and fatal. With unprecedented access to archival footage, police recordings, and key interviews, the film documents 4 extraordinary months as the siege builds to an astonishing conclusion.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 28, 2014 -- 7:00 AM

Garbage Dreams (Episode #602)

KQED World: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 -- 8:00 PM

The world's largest garbage village is just outside Cairo. The "Zabaleen" (Arabic for "garbage people") recycle 80 percent of the trash they collect, but now multinational corporations threaten their livelihood.

The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories (Episode #413)

KQED World: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

A small town and its hopeful citizens are about to embark on a bright new journey. Massive rusty cranes, foreign investors, and the joyful chants of cheerleaders carry the dream of a great nuclear future. Disturbed only by gigantic stinging mosquitoes, the townsfolk celebrate the atomic hurray by engraving the nuclear power plant logo on buildings and soup bowls. Amidst the apparent atomic prosperity, lies a past that no one wants to remember. An island holding terrifying secrets. Stories of shocking and horrible crimes loom on the city just like the dark clouds of mosquitoes descending on its citizens.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

Family Portrait In Black and White (Episode #520)

KQED World: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 -- 8:00 AM

lga Nenya, from a small Ukrainian town, is raising 16 black orphans in a country of Slavic blue-eyed blondes. The reality of growing up as a bi-racial child in Eastern Europe - a rare and truly visible minority - is not for the faint of heart. These children always have to be on guard against the world that surrounds them.

The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories (Episode #413)

KQED World: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 -- 7:00 AM

A small town and its hopeful citizens are about to embark on a bright new journey. Massive rusty cranes, foreign investors, and the joyful chants of cheerleaders carry the dream of a great nuclear future. Disturbed only by gigantic stinging mosquitoes, the townsfolk celebrate the atomic hurray by engraving the nuclear power plant logo on buildings and soup bowls. Amidst the apparent atomic prosperity, lies a past that no one wants to remember. An island holding terrifying secrets. Stories of shocking and horrible crimes loom on the city just like the dark clouds of mosquitoes descending on its citizens.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

Family Portrait In Black and White (Episode #520)

KQED World: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

lga Nenya, from a small Ukrainian town, is raising 16 black orphans in a country of Slavic blue-eyed blondes. The reality of growing up as a bi-racial child in Eastern Europe - a rare and truly visible minority - is not for the faint of heart. These children always have to be on guard against the world that surrounds them.

The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories (Episode #413)

KQED World: Sun, Apr 20, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

A small town and its hopeful citizens are about to embark on a bright new journey. Massive rusty cranes, foreign investors, and the joyful chants of cheerleaders carry the dream of a great nuclear future. Disturbed only by gigantic stinging mosquitoes, the townsfolk celebrate the atomic hurray by engraving the nuclear power plant logo on buildings and soup bowls. Amidst the apparent atomic prosperity, lies a past that no one wants to remember. An island holding terrifying secrets. Stories of shocking and horrible crimes loom on the city just like the dark clouds of mosquitoes descending on its citizens.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

Family Portrait In Black and White (Episode #520)

KQED World: Sun, Apr 20, 2014 -- 8:00 PM

lga Nenya, from a small Ukrainian town, is raising 16 black orphans in a country of Slavic blue-eyed blondes. The reality of growing up as a bi-racial child in Eastern Europe - a rare and truly visible minority - is not for the faint of heart. These children always have to be on guard against the world that surrounds them.

Cuba: An African Odyssey Part 2 (Episode #412)

KQED World: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

From Che Guevara's military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo up to the fall of apartheid in South Africa, 300,000 Cubans fought alongside African revolutionaries, this program is the previously untold story of Cuba's support for African revolutions, one of the Cold War's most vigorous contests over resources and ideology.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 -- 7:00 AM

Cuba: An African Odyssey Part 1 (Episode #411)

KQED World: Sun, Apr 6, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

From Che Guevara's military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo up to the fall of apartheid in South Africa, 300,000 Cubans fought alongside African revolutionaries, this program is the previously untold story of Cuba's support for African revolutions, one of the Cold War's most vigorous contests over resources and ideology.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 7, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 7, 2014 -- 7:00 AM
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    • Mon 8/31: KQET Signal break-up (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3)

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      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 – […]

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      (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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