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East of Salinas (Episode #1704)

KQED World: Fri, Jan 20, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

East of Salinas is a story about immigration, childhood, and circumstance. With little support at home, Salinas, California third grader Jose Ansaldo often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, once a migrant farm kid himself. Oscar helps Jose imagine a future beyond the lettuce fields where his parents work. But Jose was born in Mexico - and he's on the cusp of understanding the implications of that. As we watch this play out, we begin to understand the cruelty of circumstance - for Jose and many millions of migrant kids like him. East of Salinas asks: What is lost when kids like Jose are denied opportunities?

What Was Ours (Episode #1805)

KQED 9: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

A tribal elder and Vietnam vet, who hasn't left the Wind River Indian Reservation in over 40 years, visits the underground archives of Chicago's Field Museum with two young Arapaho to explore ancestral objects kept in boxes for many years. Together they try to learn how these artifacts vanished from their tribe in the first place.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

Containment/Excerpt from Uranium Drive-In (Episode #1804)

KQED 9: Mon, Jan 9, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Explore our attempts to plan for our radioactive future and the startling failure to manage waste in the present. Left over from the Cold War are a hundred million gallons of radioactive sludge, covering a vast amount of land.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 10, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

East of Salinas (Episode #1704)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 7, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

East of Salinas is a story about immigration, childhood, and circumstance. With little support at home, Salinas, California third grader Jose Ansaldo often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, once a migrant farm kid himself. Oscar helps Jose imagine a future beyond the lettuce fields where his parents work. But Jose was born in Mexico - and he's on the cusp of understanding the implications of that. As we watch this play out, we begin to understand the cruelty of circumstance - for Jose and many millions of migrant kids like him. East of Salinas asks: What is lost when kids like Jose are denied opportunities?

The Homestretch (Episode #1612)

KQED World: Thu, Jan 5, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Follow three smart and ambitious Chicago teens who brave frigid winters, high school pressures and homelessness as they fight to stay in school, graduate and build a future. By Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 5, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Rich Hill (Episode #1606)

KQED World: Wed, Jan 4, 2017 -- 6:30 AM

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: Wed, Jan 4, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

The Homestretch (Episode #1612)

KQED World: Tue, Jan 3, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Follow three smart and ambitious Chicago teens who brave frigid winters, high school pressures and homelessness as they fight to stay in school, graduate and build a future. By Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 5, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Dogtown Redemption (Episode #1718)

KQED World: Tue, Jan 3, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

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.

The Homestretch (Episode #1612)

KQED World: Tue, Jan 3, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Follow three smart and ambitious Chicago teens who brave frigid winters, high school pressures and homelessness as they fight to stay in school, graduate and build a future. By Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 5, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Best and Most Beautiful Things (Episode #1803H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jan 3, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

Best and Most Beautiful Things is a celebration of outcasts everywhere, following a precocious young blind woman who disappears into quirky obsessions and isolation. With humor and bold curiosity, she chases love and freedom in the most unexpected of places: a provocative fringe community.

Dogtown Redemption (Episode #1718)

KQED World: Tue, Jan 3, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

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.

Best and Most Beautiful Things (Episode #1803H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jan 2, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Best and Most Beautiful Things is a celebration of outcasts everywhere, following a precocious young blind woman who disappears into quirky obsessions and isolation. With humor and bold curiosity, she chases love and freedom in the most unexpected of places: a provocative fringe community.

Dogtown Redemption (Episode #1718)

KQED World: Mon, Jan 2, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

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 World: Mon, Jan 2, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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