This is Us
Northern California is known for stunning redwoods, mountains, and ocean views. It is also home to some of the most fascinating people in the country. This is Us profiles remarkable people who live in Northern California - barrier-breaking individuals who have made our area the special place it is while influencing the world beyond.
This is Us Previous Broadcasts
The Genius Behind Apple (Episode #309)
KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
This is Us profiles Steve Wozniak, the computer engineer who co-founded Apple with his high school pal Steve Jobs. "Woz" developed the innovations that led to the personal computer revolution of the '70s. The episode also features Silicon Valley venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki who, in 1984, was in the vanguard of Apple employees tasked with marketing the Macintosh. Kawasaki also authored the ground-breaking business book "The Art of the Start."
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 26, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
Female Astronomers (Episode #308)
KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
This episode profiles three astronomers:
* Sandra Faber, who played a key role in the success of the Hubbell Space Telescope;
* Jill Tarter, Director of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute's Center for SETI Research;
* Natalie Batalha of the Chabot Center in Oakland, a key scientist in the search for inhabitable planets.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 14, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 12, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
First, a profile of citizen scientist Roger Castillo. A safety-repair mechanic who spends his time working on large fork lifts, Castillo volunteers to monitor fish and the water quality of the Guadalupe River in his spare time. While walking the river bank with his dog in 2005, Castillo made a remarkable discover - the bones of a mammoth that caused a major stir among paleontologists and geologists. Join us to unlock the mystery of "Lupe," the baby mammoth.
Then visit Moffet Field, the NASA Ames Research Center, and Dr. Natalie Batalha. Her job isn't your average 9-to-5 gig: She's the deputy science team director of the Kepler Mission, a search for inhabitable planets in our galaxy. We bet her findings will surprise you.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 7, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 5, 2012 -- 1:00 AM