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Local Artists from San Jose to Santa Cruz (Episode #505H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 31, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

* This week we take a look behind the curtains to learn how a ballet is born. We'll meet Local Ballerina Karen Gabey, conductor George Daugherty and chat with choreographer Jessica Lang as she rehearses her new ballet, Eightyone. We'll even learn some fun facts about ballet shoes.
* In between we'll meet some local visual artists. First, Susana Arias, an international painter and sculptor who shows us how she approaches her really big canvases.
* Then it's off to the colorful and quirky studio of Beth Grippenstraw, whose art reflects her somewhat skewed view of the world as she battles chronic vertigo.

Local Artists (Episode #314)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 24, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

This is Us profiles noted nautical artist Hans Skalagard who, as a Merchant Marine, managed to escape three sinking ships during World War II. Then meet Santa Cruz sculptor Susana Arias whose works of art dot the local landscape. Finally, we get to know Annie Morhauser whose handcrafted Annieglass pieces are displayed in the White House and the Smithsonian.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 12:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 27, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

Soldier's Stories (Episode #313)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 5:30 AM

This is Us introduces Jeb Ridgeway, a soldier turned photgrapher who documented his harrowing journey through Afghanistan. We also meet Anthony Powell who shares the history of the Buffalo Soldiers that he learned at his grandfather's knee.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 12:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

Icons of the Sixties (Episode #312)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Back in the early '60s certain business concerns wanted to turn much of the San Francisco Bay into landfill. This is Us introduces Sylvia Mc Laughlin, one of the founders of Save the Bay, and the driving force behind saving and retaining one of the world's great estuaries. Then meet Doug Haut, one of surfing's great board shapers. For fifty years, Haut has been designing surfboards that help define the artistry of surfing.

Soldier's Stories (Episode #313)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 11:30 PM

This is Us introduces Jeb Ridgeway, a soldier turned photgrapher who documented his harrowing journey through Afghanistan. We also meet Anthony Powell who shares the history of the Buffalo Soldiers that he learned at his grandfather's knee.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 12:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

Icons of the Sixties (Episode #312)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

Back in the early '60s certain business concerns wanted to turn much of the San Francisco Bay into landfill. This is Us introduces Sylvia Mc Laughlin, one of the founders of Save the Bay, and the driving force behind saving and retaining one of the world's great estuaries. Then meet Doug Haut, one of surfing's great board shapers. For fifty years, Haut has been designing surfboards that help define the artistry of surfing.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

Heroic Aviators (Episode #311)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 3, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

* Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger recounts the day when, just six minutes after takeoff, he was forced to make a decision to ditch his aircraft into the Hudson River; and how those events forever changed his life, those of the crew, and the 155 passengers aboard Flight 1549.
* Barbara London is an heroic pilot from Los Gatos, a Congressional Gold Medal recipient, a member of the WASPs, and the only woman to be awarded the Air Medal during World War II.
* Les Williams, a Tuskegee Airman, was one of the very first black Americans to become a bomber pilot.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 -- 12:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 11:30 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 6, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 4, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

Winchester Mystery House (Episode #310)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 2, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

This is Us visits the Winchester Mystery House and profiles Charlie Sammut, a former police officer who is now one of the top animal trainers in show business. Charlie's best four-legged pal Josef was the MGM lion, the Dreyfus lion, and the model for Disney's Lion King. Also profiled are Greg Kihn, the Bay Area's top disc jockey, and artist Scott Weaver who has re-created the city of San Francisco in toothpicks.

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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED all channels, planned overnight maintenance: early Fri 12/19 midnight-6am

      (this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services) We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier. This […]

    • KQED Plus OTA ? Optimistically planned maintenance: Fri 12/05 mid-morning

      (DT54.1 thru 54.5) Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later. Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap […]

    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

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