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Protests Persist, Rain Returns, Bay Area Sports Hit a High Point (Episode #209H)

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 -- 8:00 PM

Protests Persist
Protests continued this week over the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers. Demonstrations swept through several Bay Area cities. Many were peaceful, but there were also incidents of vandalism. In Berkeley, Interstate 80 was shut down for an hour. On Wednesday, an incident involving an undercover police officer sparked additional controversy. What do protesters hope to accomplish?

• Zachary Murray, Black Brunch
• Yvette Felarca, By Any Means Necessary
• Vivian Ho, San Francisco Chronicle

Further Reporting:
CHP Defends Undercover Officer Who Pulled Gun on Protesters in Oakland
East Bay Protests: Protesters Disrupt Peter Thiel Speech

Rain Returns
The Bay Area is still recovering from Thursday's storm, which dumped from 2 to 6 inches of rainfall on the region. For many cities, it was the wettest day in almost 20 years. The severe weather flooded highways, streets and homes, and spurred several school districts to close. Do the heavy rains spell any relief for California's severe three-year drought?

Further Reporting:
CHP Powerful Storm Swamps Bay Area
Photos: Storm Scenes From Around the Bay Area

• Ellen Hanak, Public Policy Institute of California

Bay Area Sports Hit a High Point
It's a great time to be a Bay Area sports lover, and fans have much to celebrate. Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated this week. The Warriors are on an amazing winning streak. And to the relief of many, the basketball team decided to redo the design for its proposed new stadium, which was ridiculed for looking like a toilet. But not all is well. The 49ers are having a rough season, sparking questions about coach Jim Harbaugh's future.

• Mark Purdy, San Jose Mercury News

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 12:30 AM

Waves of Protest and Calls for Reform, The Jungle: Home No More, Black Girls CODE (Episode #208H)

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 -- 8:00 PM

Grand Jury Decisions Spur Unrest and Calls for Reform
Within a week of each other, grand juries in Ferguson and New York decided not to indict white police officers in the deaths of unarmed African-American males, spurring nationwide protests. Civil rights leaders and community organizers from the Bay Area and beyond are calling for reform in the justice system and plan to march on Washington, D.C., next Saturday.

• The Rev. Michael McBride, Lifelines to Healing Campaign, PICO Network
• Judge LaDoris Cordell (Retired) Independent Police Auditor, San Jose
• Lt. Jack Hart, Blue Courage and SFPD

Further Reporting:
Oakland Reacts: Aftermath of Protests Over Michael Brown Killing

The Jungle: Home No More
This week San Jose moved to clear out hundreds of homeless people from one of the largest encampments in the Bay Area -- and the country. Known as "The Jungle," it was just 10 miles from the headquarters of tech giant Apple. City and county agencies have spent millions of dollars on services, affordable housing and housing vouchers, but critics say it's not enough. Scott Shafer visited "The Jungle" shortly before the evictions began.

Further Reporting:
Homeless Evicted From "The Jungle" in San Jose

Kimberly Bryant, Black Girls CODE
It's no secret that Silicon Valley lacks diversity, particularly when it comes to people of color and women. Kimberly Bryant has made it her business to bridge that gap. She's the founder of Black Girls CODE. The nonprofit exposes girls of color to the world of computer science and technology, encouraging them to break the mold and be innovators. Bryant is a recipient of the first annual "Women Who Rule" Award, given by Politico, Google and the Tory Burch Foundation.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 7, 2014 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 7, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 7, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 7, 2014 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 7, 2014 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 12:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
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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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