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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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 2, 2016 -- 2:30pm 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 29, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 30, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me

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

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."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 30, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 1, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 4, 2016 -- 10:00am Remind me

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 7, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 8, 2016 -- 5:00am 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 11, 2016 -- 10:00am 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 13, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 -- 5:00am 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 -- 2:30pm 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 Life: Wed, Jul 20, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 21, 2016 -- 5:00am 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 25, 2016 -- 10:00am 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 27, 2016 -- 10:00am Remind me

Italy - Friuli Venezia Giulia - Italy's Hidden Region (#308H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph embarks into the little known region of Friuli Venezia Giulia on the Slovenian border where a multi-cultural heritage thrives. He straps on his helmet before hoping a Vespa for a two-wheeled tour through the region's wine country where he meets generations of winemakers and their fellow Dionysian devotees.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 27, 2016 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 28, 2016 -- 5:00am 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 28, 2016 -- 10:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Mon 6/13: RESOLVED – KQED Plus (KQEH) Transmitter Off the Air (DT54.1 through 54.5)

      UPDATE: The signal was restored apx 5pm Monday. Most TVs will have recovered the signal on their own, but some viewers may need to do a rescan in order to re-acquire the signal. – – – – – – – – – – – – Our KQEH transmitter in the San Jose area has suffered […]

    • Mon 5/09/16: KQEH DT54 planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Monday 5/09 The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels at some point Monday (most likely early afternoon) for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna late-afternoon when work is completed. The change […]

    • KQED DT9: planned overnight outage, Over the Air early 5/04

      (DT9-1, 9-2, and 9-3) Early Wed 5/04, beginning 12:30am We will be shutting down our KQED DT9 Over the Air Sutro Tower (SF) transmission at apx. 12:30am early Wednesday May 4th, in order to install some new equipment. We expect to be back on the air between 4am-6am Wednesday morning. Most receivers will automatically re-acquire […]

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

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