This American Land Previous Broadcasts

California's Coastal Wilderness, Cleaning the Gulf, Little Blue - Broken Promise (Episode #505)

KQED World: Sat, Jul 25, 2015 -- 1:30 PM

California's Coastal Wilderness - Local residents support a bill in Congress to designate new wilderness areas and wild & scenic rivers to ensure permanent protection of treasured public lands in the vast Los Padres National Forest. Cleaning the Gulf - Farmers and ranchers in Louisiana add cover crops and rotational practices to improve soil health and keep their upstream runoff from contaminating the Gulf of Mexico. Little Blue - A Broken Promise - A small community in West Virginia was promised a recreational dream, but instead got a power plant's coal ash dump that poisons their drinking water (co-produced with Earthjustice).

Unity For The Whitefish Range, Boosting Organics, Pesticide Lake (Episode #504)

KQED World: Sat, Jul 18, 2015 -- 1:30 PM

Unity for the Whitefish Range - A widely based coalition of local interest groups campaigns for permanent protection of forests, watersheds and wildlife habitat in a critical northern Montana landscape. Boosting Organics - Small-scale farmers in Montana learn how to grow crops organically with helpful support from advisers with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Pesticide Lake - Crop dusters commonly spray a toxic brew of pesticides on farmworkers in the fields, and the impact on the environment and the health of many people in Lake Apopka, Florida is obvious (co-produced with Earthjustice).

Hogs On The Buffalo, Farming The Upstream, Reborn To Be Rewild (Episode #503)

KQED World: Sat, Jul 11, 2015 -- 1:30 PM

Hogs On The Buffalo - With waste from a new industrial hog farm threatening the purity of the nation's first national river, citizens raise the alarm and score a victory with a lawsuit. Farming The Upstream - Farmers in Iowa and Illinois adopt new practices to prevent runoff of chemicals and waste that would pollute the Mississippi River. Reborn To Be Rewild - Running out of space in Yellowstone National Park, bison are re-located to Indian reservations in Montana where they can build new populations of wild herds (produced with Earthjustice).

Protecting Bristol Bay, A Billion Oysters, Dryden, NY, Just The Facts On Fracking (Science Nation) (Episode #502)

KQED World: Sat, Jul 4, 2015 -- 1:30 PM

Protecting Bristol Bay - A new decision by President Obama supports fishermen and local communities that oppose the prospect of offshore oil and gas drilling that would threaten the Southeast Bering Sea's incredibly rich seafood harvests. A Billion Oysters - In a project sponsored by the Captain Planet Foundation, high-school students in are restoring oyster beds in New York Harbor with a hatchery and artificial reefs that allow oysters to grow, reproduce and colonize new ground, leading eventually to the return of a self-sustaining oyster population. Dryden, NY - A Town That Stopped Fracking - The chronicle of Dryden's grassroots campaign to ban fracking inside the town's boundaries, a decision upheld by New York's highest court (produced with Earthjustice). Just The Facts On Fracking (Science Nation) - Making and enforcing policies about hydraulic fracturing are often steeped in politics, but scientists are studying the impact of this drilling process on air, water, and human health - without all the shouting.

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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Wed 11/10: KQEH Over The Air planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Wednesday 11/10, 11am The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels late Wednesday morning for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna mid-afternoon when work is completed. The change should be for a […]

    • Tues 9/29: Planned outage for KQET DT25 Over the Air signal

      (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) The Fremont Peak transmission tower will be undergoing one of its routine maintenance inspections Tuesday. We expect to shut down the KQET DT25 signal at approximately 2pm (along with other stations on the tower), and expect to return around 3pm. Most TVs will automatically recover the signals after an outage of […]

    • KQED DT9.1 ? 9.3, Sunday 9/20: Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: KQED’s Sutro Tower signal was restored to full power shortly after 3pm on Monday. If your TV set has still not re-acquired the signal automatically, a rescan is probably in order. – – – – – – – – – UPDATE: Our over the air signal was restored at 50% power apx 4pm Sunday. […]

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