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California's State Parks (Episode #505)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Explore two of California's most interesting State Parks: the Providence Mountain State Recreation Area, located in the Eastern Mojave Desert, to see the famous Mitchell Caverns Nature Reserve; and the Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park in the Sierra Nevadas, where we see a Miwok Indian legacy, in a vast rock covered with thousands of grinding pits.

Hard to Get To (Episode #411)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

A unique adventure to two of California's rarely seen natural wonders: the Bristlecone Pine, the oldest, continuously living thing on this planet found in the White Mountains of the Eastern Sierra, and magnificent Le Conte Falls deep in the rocky and steep terrain of Yosemite National Park.

Angel Island (Episode #408)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

The largest island in San Francisco Bay is a heavenly sight to behold with its profusion of flora and fauna. But Angel Island also has a varied military history, including the detention of Chinese immigrants from 1910-1940. This episode examines this chapter of the island's past.

Golden Gate Bridge (Episode #407)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

California's most recognized landmark takes center stage in a episode which focuses on its history - including rare footage of its construction - its beauty, and the incredible maintenance work that goes on daily to keep this towering structure in mint condition.

Buried Treasures (Episode #401)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Explore the coastal town of Guadalupe in Santa Barbara County, where the massive set from Cecil B. De Mille's silent film epic, "The Ten Commandments," is buried; journey to the Sierra County mining town of Allegheny and descend cavernous tunnels 2200 feet below for an adventure in search of gold.

Little Tokyo (Episode #312)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

The entire episode takes a look at the history of this Japanese American community in downtown Los Angeles, including the annual Nisei Parade and all its festivities; traditional tea ceremony; Ikebana or flower arranging and bonsai exhibits, plus more.

Mono Lake (Episode #311)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

This episode is devoted to one of America's oldest, strangest and most beautiful lakes. Located in the eastern base of the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mono Lake is famous for its tufa formations, curious mounds of calcium carbonate.

Bodie (Episode #310)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

The entire episode explores the last remnant of the Wild West. Now a state historic park, Bodie is regarded as one of the largest and best preserved examples of an authentic ghost town.

A Tale Two Cities (Episode #308)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Visit Allensworth, now a state historic park, California's only community founded, financed and governed by African Americans during the early 1900's; tour old and new Kernville as area residents recount their experiences; go whitewater rafting down the wild and scenic Kern River, one of the fastest flowing rivers in the nation.

A Closer Look (Episode #302)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Huell travels to the old plank road in Imperial County and chats with local citizens who recall close encounters on the precarious plan road that stretched across the sand dunes in the early 1920s. Next, he stops by the reunion of the nation's last cavalry regiment which trained at Camp Lockett in Campo. The 10th Unit, a black regiment, carried on the proud tradition of the "Buffalo Soldiers."

Gold Country (Episode #301)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Pan for gold, sing pioneer songs and eat "bangers" at the annual Bidwell Bar Day celebration at Lake Oroville in Butte County; visit the pride of Sonora, the Red Church, a picturesque landmark in the center of town; and discover an unusual source of pride at the unique Annual Poison Oak Show in Columbia, a restored gold mining town in Tuolumne County.

Chavez Center (Episode #15002)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Huell travels to the Tehachapi Mountains to visit The Cesar Chavez Foundation. Set on 187 acres, the buildings where once home to a tuberculosis hospital and then it's where Cesar lived and labored during his last quarter century as he fought for better rights for migrant workers. Now the Center is a carrying on Cesar's dream and welcomes visitors to learn about this important chapter in our states history. Huell gets a very special and personal tour of the Center from Cesar's son Paul.

Sea Caves (Episode #7010)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Huell travels out to Santa Cruz Island to explore its famous sea caves by kayak, and spends a day paddling way back into these sometimes very narrow and always very dark and wet caves.

Wild Horse Sanctuary (Episode #7009)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Huell's off to Shingletown in Northern California for a visit to a remarkable Wild Horse Sanctuary, which gives a permanent home to these magnificent horses forcibly removed from our deserts and plains.

Cotton (Episode #8004)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

California is the fifth largest cotton-producing state, while the San Joaquin Valley is the heart of California cotton country. Huell spends a day in Buttonwillow, which calls itself the "Cotton Capitol of California" and has a great time out in the fields. For historical purposes, he picks cotton the old-fashioned way, and then steps into the future and learns about a new, state-of-the-art cotton gin.

Chavez Center (Episode #15002)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

Huell travels to the Tehachapi Mountains to visit The Cesar Chavez Foundation. Set on 187 acres, the buildings where once home to a tuberculosis hospital and then it's where Cesar lived and labored during his last quarter century as he fought for better rights for migrant workers. Now the Center is a carrying on Cesar's dream and welcomes visitors to learn about this important chapter in our states history. Huell gets a very special and personal tour of the Center from Cesar's son Paul.

Ships in a Bottle (Episode #7007)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Huell's off to the Maritime Museum of San Diego to learn about building ships in a bottle, an art form believed to have originated in the 18th century. These tiny masterpieces are also important pieces of Maritime history.

Swimsuits (Episode #7006)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Whether for taking in the waters or taking in the sun, California beaches have long been a destination for vacationers and locals alike. That much hasn't changed, but what has changed dramatically is what both men and women wear to the beach. Huell is joined by a Hollywood costume designer to find out how California culture, especially movies, influence what people wear to the shore everywhere. And who better to talk about bathing suits than Esther Williams? Huell interviews the "Million Dollar Mermaid" poolside.

Tidepools (Episode #7005)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Huell learns about tidepools on a trip to San Diego. He is joined by biologists and other experts who introduce him to the marine animals and plants that find a home in the harsh conditions of the intertidal zone.

Hops (Episode #7004)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Huell meets a man from Sloughhouse near Sacramento who grow hops. He is, in fact, the last independent hop grower in California.

Songbird of Manzanar (Episode #7003)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

During the years of the detainment in Manzanar War Relocation Center, one of ten camps at which Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II, music provided a rare solace for the internees. Huell visits with Mary Kageyama Nomura known as the "Songbird of Manzanar" who performed there as a teenager.

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