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Pioneers of the Deep (Episode #106)

KQED World: Fri, Nov 8, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

In the vast emptiness of the Pacific Ocean, tectonic movements construct or swallow islands. In the Tongan archipelago, two little-known animals have learned to cope with these ephemeral lands risen from the ocean depths: the sooty tern, a seabird that never dares wet its wings for fear of drowning, and the Alvin shrimp, a blind crustacean that manages to find its way around the abyss. When an underwater volcano becomes an island, the fates of these two extraordinary paradoxes are linked.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 22, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 21, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 9, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 8, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Ash Runners (Episode #105H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 1, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Around the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua, life has struggled for thousands of years to re-emerge from the ashes. Underground, vampire and other bat species have colonized the miles of tunnels created by hot flowing magma. In the crater, parakeets and vultures have made nests on cliffs exposed to toxic gases. On the flanks of this still active mountain, the vegetation has been burnt away by lava flows leaving barren stretches that are recolonized over hundreds of years. At the foot of the volcano, fields, pastures and towns have grown over the oldest lava flows. In this harsh environment, nature struggles to conquer ash and lava before the next eruption erases its efforts ... and the phoenix must rise again.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 2, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 1, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 1, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
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      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

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      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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