Upcoming Broadcasts:

The Puppet Show (#411) Duration: 28:47 STEREO TVG

Puppet shows aren't just for kids, as proven by the artists in this episode.
* Pop artist and painter Sandow Birk has adapted Dante's Divine Comedy into a modern epic and filmed it in the tradition of "Toy Theatre," a European style of puppetry from the 1700s.
* Basil Twist is collaborating with Joe Goode and Paula Vogel to stage "The Long Christmas Ride Home" using traditional Japanese Bunraku puppets of his own creation.
* Lunatique Fantastique's Liebe Wetzel stages her latest work using found object puppets to address issues women face when confronting breast cancer.
* Also, get an insider's look at the Indonesian puppets from the Herbert Collection at the Asian Art Museum with puppet master Kathy Foley.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 13, 2015 -- 7:30pm
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 14, 2015 -- 1:30am
  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 14, 2015 -- 10:30pm
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 15, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me

Home Sweet Home (#412) Duration: 28:52 STEREO TVG

For the arts to thrive they need a home - Spark examines the influence of home on institutions around the Bay Area.
* The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is moving to the Civic Center, within sight of the great cultural institutions to which many of its students aspire.
* Since 1973, Oakland's Creative Growth Art Center has been a nurturing ground for adults with mental, emotional and physical disabilities.
* Jared Choclatt brings "Hit it!" for a world premiere at San Francisco's home for African American plays, The Lorraine Hansberry Theater.
* And, get a tour of ODC's new building full of classrooms and rehearsal space furthering this institution's commitment to fostering dance in the Bay Area.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 20, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 21, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 21, 2015 -- 10:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 22, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 24, 2015 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 25, 2015 -- 6:30pm Remind me

The Influence of Memory (#410) Duration: 29:10 STEREO TVG

Spark gets into the heads of artists who are deeply influenced by memories.
* Painter Christopher Brown mines images of trains, birds, and buildings to create immediately familiar canvases that he seemingly never wants to finish.
* Photographer Binh Dahn is famous for his images of colonial Vietnamese printed on leaves. Now he is collaborating with Elizabeth Moy as they explore memory, history and war in and installation at Intersection for the Arts.
* Driven by a need to explore family memories and identity, Flo Oy Wong's artistic path has resulted in a body of work that illustrates the rich yet painful history of Asian Americans.
* Also, get a peek at Deborah Slater's "Hotel of Memory," which comments on the possibility of life without art.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 22, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 22, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me

Playing with Technology (#413) Duration: 28:19 STEREO TVG

We live in an electronic world - turntables, microphones, digital displays, microchips. Some artists are driven by the possibilities of manipulating these things, and in this episode, we explore the way that they creatively unite art and electronics.
* Walter Kitundu creates innovative instruments that are based on the turntable but powered by natural elements such as wind, fire and the ocean.
* Natural found objects such as flowers and sand are juxtaposed with pieces of technology in Joe Mangrum's large and intricate design sculptures.
* Loren Chasse uses audio technology to explore the music that can be made from ruins and teach his young students about sound art.
* Finally, what people are really talking about can be discovered at the Listening Post, where the "global conversation" of electronic chats are tracked through suspended text screens.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 27, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 28, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 -- 5:30pm Remind me

FYCO, McCormick, and Guerrero (#706H) Duration: 27:00 STEREO TVG

* San Jose's Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra offers Chinese-American kids a chance to learn to play the traditional instruments from their ancestral homeland. This spring, the100 member orchestra will accompany the famed Shaolin Monks with a new composition.
* Next, follow environmental artist Daniel McCormick as he creates and installs a new site-specific, temporary sculpture in the wilds of West Marin. McCormick's biodegradable woven forms are helping to rehabilitate threatened watersheds and prevent creek bed erosion.
* Then, artist Jaime Guerrero translates imagery from his Mexican heritage into blown glass.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 1, 2015 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Shailja Patel, and Ronn Guidi (#501H) Duration: 28:15 STEREO TVG

* Meet the Lawrence Ferlinghetti you didn't know - you might already know him as a poet, but did you also know that he's a painter, too?
* Then visit Kenyan-born Indian American Shailja Patel as she performs her spoken word piece about migration and personal history.
* See how Oakland Ballet artistic director Ronn Guidi comes out of retirement to save the dance company he loves.
* And finally see how Rene Garcia Jr.'s glitter portraits shine.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 3, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 4, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 4, 2015 -- 10:30pm Remind me
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  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 8, 2015 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Amy X Neuburg, Shuji Ikeda , Stanlee Gatti (#502H) Duration: 26:47 STEREO TVG

Avant-garde songstress Amy X Neuburg creates a new song cycle with her Cello Chixtet. Ceramicist Shuji Ikeda fires his woven clay baskets in a kiln that must burn for seven days. Designer Stanlee Gatti creates a floral masterpiece at the Conservatory of Flowers.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 10, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 11, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 15, 2015 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Running Crew (#514H) Duration: 27:50 STEREO TVG

Follow teens in the Running Crew, Brava's 3-month intensive job training program in theatrical technical skills.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 17, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 18, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Tues 9/29: Planned outage for KQET DT25 Over the Air signal

      (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) The Fremont Peak transmission tower will be undergoing one of its routine maintenance inspections Tuesday. We expect to shut down the KQET DT25 signal at approximately 2pm (along with other stations on the tower), and expect to return around 3pm. Most TVs will automatically recover the signals after an outage of […]

    • KQED DT9.1 – 9.3, Sunday 9/20: Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: KQED’s Sutro Tower signal was restored to full power shortly after 3pm on Monday. If your TV set has still not re-acquired the signal automatically, a rescan is probably in order. – – – – – – – – – UPDATE: Our over the air signal was restored at 50% power apx 4pm Sunday. […]

    • Mon 8/31: KQET Signal break-up (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3)

      UPDATE: As of shortly after 7pm Monday evening, repairs were completed at the KQET transmitter, and the signal appears to be stable. Thanks for your patience. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Original post Monday 11am: We are aware of the break-up […]

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

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