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Detropia (Episode #1415)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 24, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

Detroit was the birthplace of the middle-class; a great city that came with the guarantee of the American dream. Today, the Motor City is suffering from a bad case of post-industrialism. Hit with the deadly combination of myopic executives, corrupt politicians, severe racial tensions and a lack of innovation, Detroit now stands as a shell of its former self. And according to an increasingly loud chorus in the media, Detroit is "dead." But look a little closer and find that Detroit just may be the ultimate incubator for fresh ideas - a Petri dish of creativity borne out of frustration and unwillingness to give up. With quintessential American pluck and grit, this city just may rise from the ashes thanks to a dynamic cluster of innovators, entrepreneurs and proud, self-proclaimed "hustlers."

The Kill Team/Confusion Through Sand (Episode #1522H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jan 19, 2015 -- 10:00 PM

"Kill Team" - the harrowing story of 21-year-old Specialist Adam Winfield, a US soldier in Afghanistan who - with the help of his father - attempted to alert the Army to the murders of unarmed civilians committed by his platoon, and who then himself was implicated in one of the killings and charged with first degree murder.
"Confusion Through Sand" - Director Danny Madden's animated short film tells the story of a teenage military recruit alone and scared in a hostile desert.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jan 21, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 20, 2015 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 20, 2015 -- 4:00 AM

Evolution of a Criminal (Episode #1607)

KQED 9: Mon, Jan 12, 2015 -- 10:00 PM

Join filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe as he returns to the scene of the crime to explore what led him to rob a bank as a teenager in Texas, through interviews with family, friends and mentors. Executive produced by Spike Lee.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 15, 2015 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 15, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jan 14, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 -- 4:00 AM

Rich Hill (Episode #1606)

KQED 9: Mon, Jan 5, 2015 -- 10:00 PM

Follow three boys as they navigate the often-treacherous road between childhood and adolescence in an economically depressed Missouri town. Despite the isolation and deprivation, they long for the American Dream. By Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 8, 2015 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 8, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 6, 2015 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 6, 2015 -- 4:00 AM

Powerless (Episode #1604)

KQED World: Sun, Jan 4, 2015 -- 8:00 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: Mon, Jan 5, 2015 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 5, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
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