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Focus On Europe Previous Broadcasts

The Fall of One of Europe's Paragon Economies (Episode #3038)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

In the past, Slovenia fulfilled all European stability criteria and was the first state from former communist Eastern Europe to adopt the euro. But now Slovenia is facing the prospect of default. In recent weeks, Slovenia has been under discussion as the next candidate for the European bailout scheme. The country's government, which is headed by a five-party coalition, has been unable to agree on austerity measures. As the crisis has demonstrated, Slovenia is particularly vulnerable because much of the economy - including major financial institutions - remains in state hands. Slovenia is now struggling with the after-effects of a collapsed real estate boom and the massive debt accumulated by its largest banks.

Independent Kosovo Still Simmers 13 Years After War (Episode #3037)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Kosovo was officially declared fully independent early this week, but the young Balkan state faces many problems. Ethnic tensions between Kosovo Albanians and Serbs still simmer 13 years after the war, and repeatedly threaten to flare up into full-blown violence.

A Franciscan Nun's Efforts to Fight Drug Abuse (Episode #3036)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

A Franciscan nun from Switzerland campaigns to prevent illegal drug abuse in Bosnia-Hercegovina, one of Europe's poorest countries. She offers help to everyone, whether Catholic ethnic Croatians, Muslim Bosniaks or Orthodox Serbs. She's working to bring together young people in particular seventeen years after the country's war of independence ended.

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      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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      UPDATE: This problem has been resolved, and the OTA signal for the DT54 channels restored. (DT54.1 through 54.5) KQED Plus’ Over the Air transmission is currently off air via our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak northeast of San Jose. Technicians are working on the problem. No current estimate regarding how long this will exist. We […]

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      We are aware of the break-up issues for our DT25 Over the Air signal in the Monterey/Salinas area. This will also affect viewers of any cable or satellite signal provider using that transmitter as their source. Engineers are working on the problem.

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