Upcoming Broadcasts:

The Compost Pedallers (Austin, Tx) (#811H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

America is on a mission to lighten their environmental footprint while reducing waste going into landfills. Many urban and suburban homeowners know that composting is a great way to do both. Yet not everyone is ready to take the dive into managing a backyard heap of food scraps and yard debris. In Austin, locals can have the best of both words. The Compost Pedallers is a small eco-minded company on a big mission. Using the clean energy of pedal power, they'll bike to your door, pick up your weekly collection, and haul it off to a nearby farm to do the dirty work for you. Keeping it local and out of the landfill while producing an abundance of compost, it's a winning recipe and a business model that's as green as it gets and growing fast.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 9:00am

Urban Farm, Country Town - The Spark in Sparta (Sparta and Atlanta, GA) (#812H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Little did Robert and Suzy Currey know that an invitation to lunch in a small Georgia town would forever change their lives. But that's exactly what happened. And now, in the town they've called home for the past 15 years, they're changing the lives of many others in the poorest county in the state. The Currey's early success with their backyard vegetable garden took off and continued to expand to new plots and neighboring properties. They needed help and locals needed jobs. That first garden on Elm Street started a spark that burns brighter with every season as they continue to expand the farm and create new opportunities for a town that's now growing in more ways than just a garden.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

New Ways of Growing America's Favorite Vegetable - Where inspiration and innovation Meet (Raleigh, NC) (#813H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

For as long as tomatoes have been grown, the techniques to do so haven't changed all that much. But leave it to horticultural and tomato growing expert, Brie Arthur to turn conventional wisdom upside down. Never one to be satisfied with old-school thinking, Brie is exploring new ways of growing an old favorite. While dealing with her own challenges of inhospitable soil, and advancements in growing technology, Brie is charting new ground to see if she can create the latest, best way to grow America's favorite vegetable while opening new opportunities to potential gardeners that may now finally have a way to grow them too. In this episode, we track Brie's progress as she works through the season and numerous challenges of trialing these techniques for the very first time

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Giving Garden: Ample Harvest Helps Share the Bounty (Milford, NJ) (#701H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Imagine an organization whose sole mission is to assist those who are teaching farmers around the world learn how to be more effective producers for the needs of their families and communities. And then that information is infinitely shared with others. That's the "ECHO" effect, and the name behind this inter-national organization's global endeavor. In this episode, Joe visits ECHO's main research center in Ft. Myers, FL to see some of the most inno-vative growing techniques in use around the globe. Viewers will also learn how some could be applied with success to the most challenging areas in their own home gardens.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Regenerating Detroit Through Urban Gardening (Detroit, MI) (#702H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Once America's most productive manufacturing city, Detroit's landscape took a turn for the worse in the mid-1960s. But in recent years, green-minded citizens began to reclaim their city with community gardens and urban farms providing two of the fastest roads to recovery. Today, over 1,300 such plots have sprouted throughout Detroit. They're providing an emotional boost to citizens, food for the hungry and instant beauty to areas while lifting spirits, enthusiasm and economic recovery for a better tomorrow.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Masters of the Edible Landscape (San Francisco, CA and Mt. Vernon, WA) (#703H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Today's modern farmer is often a far stretch from the old stereotypical image we all know. Many young farmers of today are growing more than just healthy crops. They're thinking outside the plot to raise healthy communities and lifestyles around organically grown food, school and community gardens, even eco-conscience resorts. Daron Joffe (aka "Farmer D") is one such farmer and entrepreneur breaking down the walls of traditional farming. Today, his services and projects are all around the country and the proven results of his efforts are in high demand by some of the most prominent people and companies in America.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    • 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 […]

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

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Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
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PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
54.4, 25.3
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Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at



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Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

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KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
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Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.