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August 23, 2013 (Episode #2444H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

OAKLAND TRIES TO EVEN THE ODDS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN BOYS
In a collaboration between KQED and the San Francisco Chronicle series Even Odds, we offer an in-depth look at the daunting challenges faced by African American males in Oakland, and the city's attempt to address them. 3 years ago, the Oakland Unified School District faced an alarming statistic - more than half of its African American boys would not graduate. The troubling dropout rate had many factors at play: poverty, crime, high suspension rates and rising absenteeism. The district responded by opening the Office of African American Male Achievement. Its mission is to improve academic outcomes for black boys by pairing them with black men. While race-based, community mentorship is not new, for a public school system it was controversial. The early results are encouraging, but it remains to be seen whether this novel approach will actually work. The program begins with a documentary segment, followed by a panel discussion. Host: Joshua Johnson.
Guests: Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle; Tiago Robinson, Oakland High School; Pedro Noguera, New York University.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 3:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

September 13, 2013 (Episode #2443H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Host: Thuy Vu.
News Panel:
LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP - Lawmakers in Sacramento spent the week scrambling to get through about 400 bills before the end of the legislative session on Friday. Among the most notable is the governor's $315 million plan to ease prison crowding due to a federal court order. Also on the table were bills increasing the minimum wage, expanding immigrant rights, reducing penalties for drug possession and tighter restrictions on guns. The closely watched bill to regulate fracking was criticized by environmental groups, who say it doesn't go far enough.
NSA SECRECY CHALLENGED - Amidst continuing concerns about their role in NSA surveillance programs, internet giants including Google and Microsoft are challenging the secrecy that surrounds the surveillance orders they receive. Yahoo and Facebook have joined Google and Microsoft in filing lawsuits at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, seeking permission to disclose more information about their participation in the NSA's data gathering efforts.
ELDER ABUSE - An investigation of the California Department of Public Health reveals that the agency is failing to pursue cases of alleged abuse against some of the state's most vulnerable people, including elderly patients receiving in-home care or living in nursing homes. Instead, the agency is quietly and quickly closing cases after only minimal investigation.
Guests: Scott Detrow, KQED News; Michelle Quinn, Politico, and Mina Kim, KQED News
BAY AREA FALL ARTS PREVIEW - The Bay Area fall arts calendar is jam-packed with anniversaries, big name acts, and world premieres. KQED reporter Cy Musiker, host of "The Do-List," reveals his top picks for the best in music, dance, theatre and more.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 3:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

September 6, 2013 (Episode #2442H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

Host: Thuy Vu.
News Panel:
UC LEADERSHIP TRANSITION - As Mark Yudof bids farewell as president of the University of California, we look at his legacy and challenges faced by the public university system moving forward. His 5 year tenure oversaw a near doubling of tuition and student protests, but he is credited with expanding financial aid programs and reforming the system's pension plan.
AMERICA'S CUP MAKES WAVES - The America's Cup finals begin on Saturday, pitting Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA against Emirates Team New Zealand in a best-of-17 series that could last two weeks. Meanwhile, illegal weights on a Team USA catamaran have resulted in what are being described as the harshest penalties in the history of the sailing competition. The team was docked two points and fined $ 250,000 and a jury banned three team members from further participation in this year's races.
NEW IPHONE - Expectations are mounting for Apple to introduce new iPhone models on September 10. Updates to the current iPhone 5, new color choices, and the availability of a lower-priced model are rumored to be announced next Tuesday. Apple's event comes amid speculation about the company's strategy for pursuing a greater market share overseas, particularly in China.
Guests: Ana Tintocalis, KQED News; Julian Guthrie, San Francisco Chronicle; and Kara Swisher, All Things Digital
BURNING MAN BEYOND THE PLAYA - Every year for one week, bold, super-sized works of art spring to life in a harsh desert playa in Nevada. Burning Man, with hundreds of original works and more than 60, 000 attendees, has become North America's largest outdoor art festival. Host Thuy Vu meets the Flaming Lotus Girls, a female-driven team of Bay Area artists who are pushing themselves to the limit to create an enormous metal tree stump with fire-breathing fungi. Vu also examines how the Burning Man art scene has blossomed beyond the desert, with iconic sculptures transplanted to urban settings and even major civic installations like The Bay Lights.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 3:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 12:30 AM
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    • DT9s: Sutro Tower testing, early Tues 4/22 1am-5am

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED (and 3 other local Bay Area stations) will be doing full-load testing on new equipment at Sutro Tower early Tues 4/22 between 1am & 5am. If all goes as planned the KQED transmitter will go off twice during the early part of this period for between 15 and 30 seconds each […]

    • KQED DT9 planned, very short outages, Tues 4/15 (& possibly Wed 4/16)

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED DT9′s Over the Air (OTA) signal from Sutro Tower will experience a few extremely brief outages on Tuesday 4/15 between 10am and 5pm (and possibly on Wed 4/16 if the work cannot be completed in 1 day). Each outage should be measurable in seconds (not minutes). This work will not affect […]

    • KQET DT25 Planned Outage: early Tues 4/15 (btwn 5am-6am)

      (DT 25.1, 25.2, 25.3) At some point between 5am and 6am early Tuesday 4/15, KQET’s signal from the transmitter on Fremont Peak northeast of Monterey will shut down for a short period of time to allow AT&T to do work on our fiber interface. The outage should be relatively short, but its precise start time […]

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