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Deaf Jam (Episode #1304H)

KQED World: Wed, Jun 26, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

National poetry slams for youth have been gaining momentum, but few, if any, deaf teens have ever been included in these contests. In this documentary, a group of New York City deaf teens reveal their passions, frustrations and senses of humor as they discover American Sign Language poetry - eventually stepping into the world of the youth poetry slams with their hearing peers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 26, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

The Revolutionary Optimists (Episode #1417H)

KQED World: Sat, Jun 22, 2013 -- 3:00 PM

Children in the slums of Calcutta are starting a revolution. Called to action by visionary former attorney Amlan Ganguly, the 'Daredevils' have already made radical health and sanitation improvements in one of the city's poorest slums -- awakening a neglected populace to the real possibility of change.

Love Free Or Die (Episode #1403)

KQED Life: Sat, Jun 22, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. Robinson is a man whose two primary passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. His consecration by the Episcopal Church in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir. He becomes the focal point as American churches debate whether or not lesbian and gay people are equal to heterosexuals in the eyes of God, while the United States at large struggles with legal equality for gays and lesbians.

Deaf Jam (Episode #1304H)

KQED World: Sat, Jun 22, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

National poetry slams for youth have been gaining momentum, but few, if any, deaf teens have ever been included in these contests. In this documentary, a group of New York City deaf teens reveal their passions, frustrations and senses of humor as they discover American Sign Language poetry - eventually stepping into the world of the youth poetry slams with their hearing peers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 26, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Love Free Or Die (Episode #1403)

KQED Life: Fri, Jun 21, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. Robinson is a man whose two primary passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. His consecration by the Episcopal Church in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir. He becomes the focal point as American churches debate whether or not lesbian and gay people are equal to heterosexuals in the eyes of God, while the United States at large struggles with legal equality for gays and lesbians.

The Revolutionary Optimists (Episode #1417H)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Children in the slums of Calcutta are starting a revolution. Called to action by visionary former attorney Amlan Ganguly, the 'Daredevils' have already made radical health and sanitation improvements in one of the city's poorest slums -- awakening a neglected populace to the real possibility of change.

Deaf Jam (Episode #1304H)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

National poetry slams for youth have been gaining momentum, but few, if any, deaf teens have ever been included in these contests. In this documentary, a group of New York City deaf teens reveal their passions, frustrations and senses of humor as they discover American Sign Language poetry - eventually stepping into the world of the youth poetry slams with their hearing peers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 26, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

The Revolutionary Optimists (Episode #1417H)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Children in the slums of Calcutta are starting a revolution. Called to action by visionary former attorney Amlan Ganguly, the 'Daredevils' have already made radical health and sanitation improvements in one of the city's poorest slums -- awakening a neglected populace to the real possibility of change.

Deaf Jam (Episode #1304H)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

National poetry slams for youth have been gaining momentum, but few, if any, deaf teens have ever been included in these contests. In this documentary, a group of New York City deaf teens reveal their passions, frustrations and senses of humor as they discover American Sign Language poetry - eventually stepping into the world of the youth poetry slams with their hearing peers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 26, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Love Free Or Die (Episode #1403)

KQED 9: Wed, Jun 19, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. Robinson is a man whose two primary passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. His consecration by the Episcopal Church in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir. He becomes the focal point as American churches debate whether or not lesbian and gay people are equal to heterosexuals in the eyes of God, while the United States at large struggles with legal equality for gays and lesbians.

The Revolutionary Optimists (Episode #1417H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jun 19, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Children in the slums of Calcutta are starting a revolution. Called to action by visionary former attorney Amlan Ganguly, the 'Daredevils' have already made radical health and sanitation improvements in one of the city's poorest slums -- awakening a neglected populace to the real possibility of change.

Love Free Or Die (Episode #1403)

KQED 9: Tue, Jun 18, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. Robinson is a man whose two primary passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. His consecration by the Episcopal Church in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir. He becomes the focal point as American churches debate whether or not lesbian and gay people are equal to heterosexuals in the eyes of God, while the United States at large struggles with legal equality for gays and lesbians.

The Revolutionary Optimists (Episode #1417H)

KQED 9: Mon, Jun 17, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

Children in the slums of Calcutta are starting a revolution. Called to action by visionary former attorney Amlan Ganguly, the 'Daredevils' have already made radical health and sanitation improvements in one of the city's poorest slums -- awakening a neglected populace to the real possibility of change.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jun 18, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 18, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

We Were Here (Episode #1326H)

KQED World: Sun, Jun 16, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

When AIDS came to San Francisco in the early 1980s, the city became a war zone. Friends and family members were struck down in their prime by a mostly mysterious illness for which there was no cure. But the community -- hippies, drag queens, lesbians, moms and dads, doctors and nurses -- came together when the nation's leaders looked the other way and built an unprecedented system of love, care, and compassion. Their tireless fight is a testament to the capacity of people working together to rise to an unthinkable occasion.

Two Spirits (Episode #1225H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jun 11, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

Fred Martinez was one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at 16. This film explores the life and death of a boy, who was also a girl, and the essentially spiritual nature of gender.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 15, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 15, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 14, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 13, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 13, 2013 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 12, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

Love Free Or Die (Episode #1403)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 6, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. Robinson is a man whose two primary passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. His consecration by the Episcopal Church in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir. He becomes the focal point as American churches debate whether or not lesbian and gay people are equal to heterosexuals in the eyes of God, while the United States at large struggles with legal equality for gays and lesbians.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 6, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

We Were Here (Episode #1326H)

KQED World: Tue, Jun 4, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

When AIDS came to San Francisco in the early 1980s, the city became a war zone. Friends and family members were struck down in their prime by a mostly mysterious illness for which there was no cure. But the community -- hippies, drag queens, lesbians, moms and dads, doctors and nurses -- came together when the nation's leaders looked the other way and built an unprecedented system of love, care, and compassion. Their tireless fight is a testament to the capacity of people working together to rise to an unthinkable occasion.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jun 4, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
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