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Nova Previous Broadcasts
Killer Landslides (Episode #4121H)
KQED 9: Wed, Sep 21, 2016 -- 9:00 PM
Just before 11am on March 22, 2014, an ominous rumble startled the residents of the little town of Oso, Washington, about an hour's drive from Seattle. It was the terrifying sound of the United States' deadliest landslide in decades. In less than two minutes, a 250 acre field of debris 20 feet deep slammed into a neighborhood of 35 homes. In the wake of the tragedy, geomorphologists are tracing the geological history of Oso to explain why the site was so unstable. But Oso isn't alone. Globally, landslides and other ground failures cost more lives and money each year than all other natural disasters combined. The threat of bigger, more frequent landslides is growing as climate change increases intense precipitation events. As Nova follows scientists surveying landslide danger zones, discover how and why landslides happen and how new laser monitoring technologies may help predict landslides before disaster strikes.
- KQED Life: Tue, Sep 27, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 3:00 PM
- KQED World: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
- KQED 9: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
School of the Future (Episode #4315H)
KQED 9: Wed, Sep 14, 2016 -- 9:00 PM
In a new age of information, rapid innovation and globalization, how can we prepare our children to compete? Discover how the new science of learning can help us reimagine the future of education for all children.
- KQED Life: Wed, Sep 21, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED Life: Tue, Sep 20, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 3:00 PM
- KQED World: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
- KQED 9: Thu, Sep 15, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
15 Years of Terror (Episode #4316H)
KQED 9: Wed, Sep 7, 2016 -- 9:00 PM
Nova investigates the psychology of a terrorist and examines how radical organizations have grown to make use of modern propaganda and social media tools in order to cultivate an army of self-radicalized killers. Can we understand what happens in the mind of a terrorist and intercede to stop the next attack - or at least stay one step ahead to thwart their destructive plans?
- KQED Life: Wed, Sep 14, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED Life: Tue, Sep 13, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
- KQED World: Fri, Sep 9, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Fri, Sep 9, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
- KQED 9: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Japan's Killer Quake (Episode #3810H)
KQED 9: Tue, Sep 6, 2016 -- 1:30 PM
In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale: a rising death toll in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses, shortages of water and power, and the specter of nuclear reactor meltdowns. The facts and figures are astonishing. The March 11th earthquake was the world's fourth largest earthquake since record keeping began in 1900 and the worst ever to shake Japan. The seismic shock wave released over 4,000 times the energy of the largest nuclear test ever conducted; it shifted the earth's axis by 6 inches and shortened the day by a few millionths of a second. The tsunami slammed Japan's coast with 30 feet-high waves that traveled 6 miles inland, obliterating entire towns in a matter of minutes. This program combines authoritative on-the-spot reporting, personal stories of tragedy and survival, compelling eyewitness videos, explanatory graphics and exclusive helicopter footage for a unique look at the science behind the catastrophe.