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People In Service (Episode #307)

KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

This episode profiles two remarkable Bay Area people:
* Tibetan monk Thupten Donyo and . Donyo was befriended by the Grateful Dead rock band and toured the US. He settled in Milpitas, turning a home into a temple which was recently visited by the Dalai Lama.
* Carol Ruth Silver joined the Freedom Riders and spent 39 days in a Mississippi prison. As a San Francisco supervisor, she narrowly escaped assassination. Today she helps to educate Afghan girls.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

Episode #306

KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

Lick Observatory/Greg Kihn (Episode #304)

KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 7, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

* What kind of guy says "no thanks" to a $200 million buyout? You'll meet him when we profile the creator and driving force behind, the popular blog platform, WordPress, 26-year-old Matt Mullenweg. They threw "crazy" money at Mullenweg but he took a pass.
* There are many shooting stars in rock and roll but there are even more flame outs. What does it take to survive and prosper once the music dies? Find out when we catch up with Greg Kihn, the Bay Area's #1 disc jockey. Kihn had a #1 hit in the early 1980's with the "Break up Song" and then a #2 smash with "Jeopardy." Kihn would have faded from the scene but his career flourished when he made the switch from writing music to playing it on the radio.
* Are we alone in the universe? For more than 20 years, Astronomer Jill Tarter has been searching the cosmos for an answer to that question. Director of the Center for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Tarter operates the Allen Telescope Array, a massive listening device that searches distant galaxies for a signal that will confirm extraterrestrial intelligence exists.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

Episode #301

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

This is Us begins its third season with a salute to aviation. Host Becca King Reed visits the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos and learns a little about everything with wings from John Montgomery's very first glider, to Glenn Curtis' Pusher; the first plane ever to take off the deck of an aircraft carrier in 1910. Along the way Becca also gets to sit at the controls of a 747.
This Is Us also introduces 3 generations of pilots from the same family. Former WASP pilot Barbara London was recently honored in Washington DC, in recognition of her service during World War II as a member of Women Airforce Service Pilots. We also meet Barbara's daughter, Terry Rinehart, one of the first women hired as a commercial airline pilot who flew with Western and Delta Airlines.
Finally This Is Us introduces you to astronomer Dr. Sandra Faber, the chair of Astronomy and Astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz and a scientist that has played an integral role in the development of the Hubble Telescope.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
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