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

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

St. Vincent & the Grenadines - Close to Home, but a World Away (#501H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Thirty-two beautiful islands, off the beaten track, yet in your backyard, is what Joseph discovers on his St. Vincent & the Grenadines adventure. These stunning Caribbean isles offer a wide range of water activities from snorkeling and diving to swimming and sailing. Yet, the best adventures are the natural and cultural ones and Joseph experiences them from searching for the St. Vincent Parrot to swimming with endangered sea turtles and dancing to the drums of the Union Island Maroon Festival.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

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

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: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 -- 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: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me

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

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Istanbul - at the Crossroads of History (#502H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

From its days as the capital of the Roman Empire in the 4th century to its selection as the European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul has been a significant city and major crossroad between East and West for thousands of years. Its geopolitical location has created a vibrant metropolis rich with a wide range of cultural attractions. Joseph investigates the city's past and meets Istanbul's diversity head on in the bazaars, restaurants, churches, mosques and alleyways of Istanbul's many historic neighborhoods.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 -- 9:00am 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 9: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 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: Mon, Sep 4, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me

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

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: Mon, Sep 4, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Switzerland - Celebrating St. Moritz (#503H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

For hundreds of years St. Moritz has been a Swiss resort with the emphasis on "the Ritz" -- a place where the royal, wealthy and famous can recreate in luxury and where the term "Champagne Climate" refers to more than the 300 plus days of sunshine each year. Joseph travels to St. Moritz in the Engadine Region of Switzerland to discover the Romansch soul beneath the five-star hotels, the sparkle of high-end shops and the Rolls-Royce fashions. Along the way he gets above the St. Moritz's surface attractions by trekking into the Rhaetian Alps above 6,000 feet where there's mountain peaks, alpine meadows and "everyone is a friend."

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

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

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

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

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

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

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 -- 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 8:00am 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me

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

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 Plus: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 -- 9:00am 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 9: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 8:00am 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me

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

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 Plus: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Austria - Celebrating the Vine in Vienna and the Burgenland (#306H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Travelscope celebrates the historic and modern in Austria's capital, Vienna, and the Burgenland wine country. Along the wine trail Joseph grabs a healthy helping of Gemutlichkeit (the good life) in the capital's own vineyards and in the Buschenshanks and Heurigers (wine cafes) of the villages along Burgenland's Lake Neusiedl.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 8:00am 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 2:30pm Remind me

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

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 Plus: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Fiji - Island Hopping (#301H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Travelscope goes island hopping. From the romantic private island of Matangi to the pristine waters of Jean-Michel Cousteau's resort, Joseph snorkels through amazing coral reefs and shares a kava ceremony with a local chief.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Papua New Guinea - Cultural Encounters in an Ancient World (#307H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph heads to Papua New Guinea's remote highlands for cultural encounters with the Huli Wigmen and then journeys to the Sepik River for a tropical rendezvous with the ancient people of its riverside villages.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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