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Happiness (Episode #1605)

KQED World: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 -- 5:30 AM

Pyanki is a nine-year-old monk living in Laya, a Bhutanese village perched high in the Himalayas. The nearest road is a three-day walk distant, and Pyanki has never even left his village. In 2012, however, the world will come to him: Laya will at long last be connected to electricity, and the first television will flicker on before Pyanki's eyes. He will have access to 46 television stations for 13 hours every day. How will these images shape a child so isolated from commerce, materialism and celebrity? By Thomas Balmes.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 21, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 -- 11:30 AM

Indian Relay (Episode #1503H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 -- 9:00 PM

The hope and determination of modern-day American Indian life is revealed in this story about what it takes to win one of the most exciting and dangerous forms of horse racing practiced anywhere in the world today. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer's championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Oregon, "Indian Relay" follows several teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian Relay season -- all hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year's National Championships.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 -- 3:00 AM

Happiness (Episode #1605)

KQED 9: Mon, Nov 17, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Pyanki is a nine-year-old monk living in Laya, a Bhutanese village perched high in the Himalayas. The nearest road is a three-day walk distant, and Pyanki has never even left his village. In 2012, however, the world will come to him: Laya will at long last be connected to electricity, and the first television will flicker on before Pyanki's eyes. He will have access to 46 television stations for 13 hours every day. How will these images shape a child so isolated from commerce, materialism and celebrity? By Thomas Balmes.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 21, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 18, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Young Lakota (Episode #1504H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 13, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

In a small town in the heart of the Pine Ridge Reservation, Sunny Clifford, her twin sister Serena and their neighbor, Brandon Ferguson, share a common dream of helping to create a better future for their tribe. When South Dakota passes a law criminalizing abortion, their tribal President, Cecelia Fire Thunder, challenges it with a threat to build a clinic on the reservation, drawing Sunny, Serena and Brandon into a political storm that changes the course of each of their lives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 14, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Powerless (Episode #1604)

KQED World: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

In Kanpur, India, a city with 15-hour power outages, a nimble young electrician provides Robin Hood-style services to the poor. Meanwhile, the first female chief of the electricity utility company is on a mission to dismantle the illegal connections, for good. By Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

We Still Live Here - As Nutayunean (Episode #1305H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts ensured the survival of the first English settlers in America, and lived to regret it. This documentary tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no native speakers has been revived in this country. Spurred on by an indomitable linguist named Jessie Little Doe, the Wampanoag are bringing their language and their culture back. Linguist Noam Chomsky discusses the importance of Jessie Little Doe's work at MIT with some of the finest linguists in the world.

Powerless (Episode #1604)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 -- 3:00 AM

In Kanpur, India, a city with 15-hour power outages, a nimble young electrician provides Robin Hood-style services to the poor. Meanwhile, the first female chief of the electricity utility company is on a mission to dismantle the illegal connections, for good. By Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

We Still Live Here - As Nutayunean (Episode #1305H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 4, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts ensured the survival of the first English settlers in America, and lived to regret it. This documentary tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no native speakers has been revived in this country. Spurred on by an indomitable linguist named Jessie Little Doe, the Wampanoag are bringing their language and their culture back. Linguist Noam Chomsky discusses the importance of Jessie Little Doe's work at MIT with some of the finest linguists in the world.

Powerless (Episode #1604)

KQED 9: Mon, Nov 3, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

In Kanpur, India, a city with 15-hour power outages, a nimble young electrician provides Robin Hood-style services to the poor. Meanwhile, the first female chief of the electricity utility company is on a mission to dismantle the illegal connections, for good. By Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 4, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 4, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
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