Local USA Previous Broadcasts

Death and Dying (Episode #108)

KQED World: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 -- 2:00 AM

An uplifting meditation on death and dying with stories that prepares us for the journey. An embalmer in Toledo, Ohio prepares a deceased person with the precision and attention of an artist; a dying Brooklyn woman prepares for her final journey with dignity, grace and a dinner party; a teenage hospice volunteer shares advice from his patients and his experience growing up amidst a landscape of violence and death in Brooklyn, New York; and observations from an urban Memphis, Tennessee philosopher.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 -- 8:00 AM

Beehive Spirits (Episode #107)

KQED World: Fri, Aug 21, 2015 -- 2:00 AM

Utah is not exactly the first place you think of when talking about alcohol and liquor. But since the early days of prohibition, The Beehive State has a unique foray into distilling spirits. We retrace Utah's fight for and against alcohol with a look at the characters keeping it alive today.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 21, 2015 -- 8:00 AM

Defying Disabilities (Episode #106)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 11, 2015 -- 7:00 AM

Three stories question the limits of any disability: the loving marriage of two intellectually-challenged individuals in New York City; a volunteer program that introduces unlikely candidates to surfing on the North Shore of Hawaii; and a blind North Carolina hiker sets out to climb the Appalachian Trail.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 16, 2015 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 11, 2015 -- 1:00 PM

Native American Culture (Episode #105)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 -- 7:00 AM

Three stories about the modern Native American culture: A look at how climate change is effecting a Pacific Northwest tribe known as the "Salmon People" and how science can help find a solution; the Lincoln, Nebraska rock star artist who's creating sculptures, linking the past to the present; and the fight an Oklahoma tribe tries to revive their fading language.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 -- 1:00 PM

Head Trauma at War (Episode #104)

KQED World: Sun, Aug 2, 2015 -- 9:00 PM

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, has received increasing attention especially among athletes and soldiers returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. We examine the links between TBI and post-traumatic stress disorder, and the damage they can do, through the story of retired Army sergeant Andrew Reeves of Colchester, Vermont.

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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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