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Dogtown Redemption (Episode #1718H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Jun 26, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Meet street recyclers who fight to survive in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Oakland, California. Their poignant personal stories raise questions about race, class and the rights of the poor.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

TRAPPED (Episode #1719)

KQED 9: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 10:00 PM

Go inside the contentious issue of abortion rights through the story of health care providers and others in Texas, Mississippi and Alabama who are fighting against controversial new TRAP laws that are closing clinics.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 23, 2016 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 23, 2016 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 -- 4:00 AM

Kumu Hina (Episode #1614H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jun 19, 2016 -- 10:30 PM

Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, as she herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 4:30 AM

Limited Partnership (Episode #1617)

KQED World: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 -- 6:00 AM

Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.

The New Black (Episode #1521H)

KQED World: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, this film takes viewers into the pews, onto the streets, and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue.

Playwright: from Page to Stage (Episode #1505H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 -- 7:00 PM

The lives of two young playwrights -- one, an African American from Miami's inner city; the other, an Indian American from Cleveland -- are brought together inextricably in the process of creating a new language for the stage.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 -- 1:00 AM

How to Survive A Plague (Episode #1507H)

KQED World: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

This film is the story of two grassroots coalitions -- ACT UP and Treatment Action Group -- made up of innovative activists, many of them HIV-positive, who fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
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