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Objectified (Episode #1107)

KQED World: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

How does the design of your cell phone, toothbrush or couch impact your life? Did you ever stop to think about it? Director Gary Hustwit ("Helvetica") looks at our complex relationship with manufactured objects, the people who design them and the creative process behind their work. Step inside the offices of the world's most influential product designers to see how these objects influence us - oftentimes without us even knowing it.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

Power Paths (Episode #1104)

KQED World: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

An exploration of energy through the eyes of Native Americans as they reveal their quest to tap wind, solar, biomass and other power sources for their communities and cities across the country. From the Lakota Lands across the Great Plains to the Navajo and Hopi desert lands of the Southwest, this film shows how tribes face fierce opposition in changing the energy habits of traditional fossil fuel dependent utilities and electric cooperatives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
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