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The Bad Kids (Episode #1810)

KQED 9: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative school for students at risk of dropping out; Black Rock is their last chance. Extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give these underserved students command of their own futures.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

No Mas Bebes (No More Babies) (Episode #1707)

KQED World: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Explore the case of Mexican-American women who claim they were coercively sterilized at a Los Angeles hospital in the late 1960s and 1970s. Meet the mothers, young Chicana lawyers and whistle-blowing doctors who exposed the shocking practice.

India's Daughter (Episode #1702)

KQED World: Mon, Mar 13, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Learn how the harrowing rape and murder of a promising 23-year-old female medical student in Delhi sparked an international movement for change in this news-making film that was banned in India.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Mar 15, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Mar 15, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 13, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

All of Me: A Story of Love, Loss, and Last Resorts (Episode #1513H)

KQED Life: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

The "Girls" have been friends -- and morbidly obese -- for years. But now, having weight-loss surgery is about to upset everything they thought they knew about health, happiness, friendship and love.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

Let The Fire Burn (Episode #1519)

KQED World: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

This film brings to life one of the most tumultuous clashes between government and citizens in modern U.S. history, as a longtime feud between Philadelphia police and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a tragic climax in 1985.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 12:30 PM
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