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Switzerland - Scaling The Jungfrau Region (#504H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Surrounded by Switzerland's mountain landscape, it's easy to see why the Swiss understand the value of nature. It is not a luxury reserved for a few, but a treasure shared by all. Joseph travels into the Grindelwald Valley to experience the grandeur of Switzerland's most typically-Swiss region - the Jungfrau. Constantly shadowed by the towering heights of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau peaks, all above 12, 000 feet, Joseph partakes of Swiss mountain culture at local street fairs and festivals. He gets to take part in a cheese-making demonstration and run with the goats through the streets of Wengen, a car-free mountain town. To get an up-close experience with the peaks he hikes to the Gleckstein, a mountain hut for climbers, and literally tops off his adventure with a train journey to the highest train station in Europe, the Jungfraujoch.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 1, 2015 -- 10:00am

Guatemala's Semana Santa - Easter Week (#505H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Throughout Guatemala, Easter Week (Semana Santa) is celebrated as the most significant and festive season on every religious and social calendar. Joseph travels to Guatemala City, Antiqua and Lago de Atitlan and discovers that while the observance is rich in Roman Catholic ceremony and tradition, at the same time it leaves room for the popular devotion and beliefs of the indigenous Mayan culture. In addition, the communal creation of hundreds of beautiful alfombras -- flower-strewn, multi-colored "carpets" -- that line the streets in front of the religious processions is something to behold. The pomp, color, emotion and devout expression all combine to create an once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 2, 2015 -- 10:00am

Ireland - The West Is Best (#506H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Joseph starts his Ireland adventure in the town of Shannon and then heads southwest to the Dingle Peninsula. While on the Peninsula he uncovers a few important Irish secrets like how to draw a proper pint, spout a wee bit of Gaelic without getting tongue-tied, how to root for your horse home at the Dingle races and which pub has the best Irish soda bread and stew. Then he heads to the Puck Festival in Killorglin on the Ring of Kerry for some Irish merrymaking. Joseph also learns about the Irish emigration to America and hears the story of the Blasket Islanders - a modern-day Irish migration saga.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 3, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Alberta, Canada - The Canadian Rockies (#302H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

From the streets of the quaint mountain village of Banff to the chateau and tea houses of Lake Louise and the lakes and rivers of Jasper National Park, Joseph introduces viewers to the amazing province that Albertans call home.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 7, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Taiwan - The Culture of Tea (#507H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The mystery and majesty of tea is explored when Joseph spotlights the culture of this royal beverage on Taiwan. During this adventure he travels to Lujang to join in the creation of traditional tea snacks, visits an Assam tea farm in Nantou, participates in a formal tea ceremony in Tainan and tops it all off with a visit to the annual Lantern Festival in Chiayi. Along the way he meets the masters of Taiwan's pottery, tin-sculpting and lantern-making arts.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 8, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Taiwan - Forgotten People (#508H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Only 2% of the Taiwan population belongs to an ethnic minority group. Of the 14 aboriginal groups that exist on Taiwan the Tao people live on Orchid Island while the Ami people were the original inhabitants of Green Island. Joseph travels to Green Island to enjoy its natural pleasures such as one of the world's only ocean hot baths and rides on a moped through the island's dramatic volcanic landscape. On Orchid Island he has cultural encounters with the Tao people sampling their special foods, staying in traditional dwellings and participating in the rituals and customs associated with the hunt, capture and serving of flying fish.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 9, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Greece - Cruising The Isles (#509H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A Greek Island cruise sounds like a bit of a cliche, but not when Joseph and the crew of Travelscope make landing on some of the Goddess Athena's special children. There's plenty of ancient history and beautiful scenic bays to explore, but the real life of the voyage is the opportunity to pull the small cruise ship right up to the docks and discover the heart and soul of the Greek isles and the people who inhabit them. There's always a story to be told and a laugh to share around a table of great food, local wine and music. Joseph catches the unique rhythm of each island on Travelscope's own Grecian odyssey.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 10, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Chile - from Seaside to Mountaintop (#303H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph starts his Chilean adventure in the country's capital, Santiago, and then heads into the Andes where he meets up with glacier-trekking ice climbers before descending into the Maipo Valley for wine touring and tasting and then taking in the nightlife and ocean breezes of the port city of Valparaiso.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 14, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

San Antonio, Texas - More Than The Alamo (#510H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The finer things in life have always been a big part of the San Antonio experience and there's a slew of attractions to entertain the visitor - the Alamo, Riverwalk, fine dining, music, art - but it's San Antonio's diverse cultures and the way the people love to celebrate that is most impressive. Joseph returns to San Antonio, a town he's visited regularly since 1969, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and introduce viewers to some of his favorite things and shows them why it's said that San Antonio is every Texans' second hometown.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 15, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Port Aransas, Texas - Fun on the Texas' Coa (#511H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Joseph breaks away from heat for a cooling and relaxing stay among the gentle gulf breezes of the South Texas Coast. In every season the pleasures are easy in this laid back Southern town where often the best thing to do is nothing. The active visitor has plenty to keep them busy and Joseph tries his hand at swimming, fishing, kayaking, crawfish shucking and dancing a two step or three. In keeping with his joy of lifelong learning, he hops aboard a University of Texas research vessel for a cruise of the bay and a look it's denizens of the deep.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 16, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
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  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 17, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me

Rwanda - Among The Gorillas (#512H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Joseph follows in the footsteps of Dian Fossey when he treks into the mountain forest of the Parc National des Volcans. Within sight of the five Virunga Range volcanoes he travels in search of Rwanda's endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. As with every Travelscope adventure, the journey includes cultural experiences in a local church, living museum, market, primary school and health clinic. In addition he takes part in Rwanda's monthly national day of service, a program that is the heart of Rwanda's dedication to attack the ideology of genocide at its root - ethnic division.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 17, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 24, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 30, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me

Williamsburg, Virginia - America's Historic Triangle (#311H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Travelscope traces America's birth in Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown, Virginia. Yet, this adventure covers more than the past as Joseph kayaks the Chickahominy River, sails on a four-masted schooner past modern-day ocean-going vessels and partakes of the area's family fun.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 17, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me

Madhya Pradesh, India - India's Rural Heart (#313H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph continues his passage through the heart of India with an expedition to Bandhavgarh National Park's tiger reserve. He then visits the princely town of Maheshwar where he celebrates sunrise and witnesses morning rituals along the holy Narmada River. In the city of Indore he joins the crowds for the Diwali Festival - a celebration of good over evil and the glory of light.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 18, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me

Chile - The Driest Place On Earth (#304H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph travels north to the driest place on the planet, Chile's Atacama Desert. He finds that the desert, though it appears dry and barren, is alive with varied wildlife and vibrant cultures. During his journey he encounters the friendly Atacameno Indians and witnesses spouting geysers, endless sand dunes and the area's breathtaking natural beauty.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 21, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Rwanda - In Search of Chimpanzees (#513H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Joseph continues his Rwanda adventure and turns his attention to the region's other primate populations. Chimpanzee, Olive Baboons, Mona, Blue and Black and White Colobus Monkeys are just a few of the thirteen primate species that populate the Nyungwe National Park. The rest of the area's flora and fauna is equally impressive with more than 140 orchid species and 275 bird species, dozens of them found only in the highlands of Central Africa. In addition to the wildlife wonders, Joseph has personal encounters in the local Banda (thatched-hut) communities and meets the reclusive and vanishing Batwa people. In Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, Joseph highlights the 1994 Rwanda genocide and the efforts that the country has made to overcome its past at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 22, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 31, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me

Manzanillo, Mexico & The Costa Alegre (#101) Duration: 26:44 STEREO TVG

Rosendo explores Mexico's Costa Alegre - "the happy coast" - and Manzanillo, the resort village made famous by the movie "10". He highlights the state and city of Colima with its rain forests and active volcanoes, joins an on-going fiesta in Comala and discovers some of the coast's elegant resorts.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 23, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Flathead Valley, Montana (#102) Duration: 25:00 STEREO TVG

A river runs into it - Flathead Lake, that is, the largest natural fresh water lake West of the Mississippi. It's the beauty of the lake and the area's rivers and streams, not to mention, Glacier National Park that leads Joseph into the Flathead Valley to partake of the area's activities and scenic attractions.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 24, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful (#305H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

In the New River Gorge Joseph paddles the gentle New River and then battles to stay afloat on the raging Gauley. Along the way he bikes up a mountain trail, rappels down the gorge's face and experiences West Virginia's coal mining past.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 28, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

New Brunswick, Canada (#103) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Joseph falls into winter in New Brunswick, Canada. In New Brunswick - Canada's only official bi-lingual province - the English and French Acadian thrive in perfect harmony. This episode features a bi-cultural, bi-seasonal view of this beautiful Atlantic province.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 29, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

In The Path of the Conquistadors (#104) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The ancient Spanish empire stretched from the Americas to Asia. Joseph visits Loreto, Baja California, Mexico - the first Spanish capital of the Californias and The Philippines - where Spanish influence is visible in the Filipinos' language, spirit and food.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 30, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Santa Ynez Valley, California (#105) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

There's more to California's wine country than Napa and Sonoma. Joseph moves south and "Sideways" to Santa Barbara's Santa Ynez Wine country - the location of the Academy Award nominated movie "Sideways" - for a full menu of romantic activities that include more than wine tasting.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 31, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Madhya Pradesh, India - The Heart of India (#312H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph begins his adventure in India's capital, Delhi, and then makes a pilgrimage to the ancient Hindu and Jain temples of Khajuraho with their erotic life-affirming 1,000-year-old carvings. His journey of discovery draws him from rural villages to palace ruins.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 31, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
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    • Wed 11/10: KQEH Over The Air planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Wednesday 11/10, 11am The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels late Wednesday morning for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna mid-afternoon when work is completed. The change should be for a […]

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      (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 […]

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      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. […]

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