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From Vaquejada to Jangada: Into Rural Ceara, Brazil (#406H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A small state in Brazil's dry northeast, Ceara is home to a variety of traditions not found in the rest of the vast country. The inland bush, called the sertao, is home to cowboys and and odd rodeo, while the coast supports fisherman whose wooden boats are little changed over the last several centuries. Ceara is home to Brazil's most important religious shrine, its last lace-weavers, and a startling array of tropical fruits.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 26, 2017 -- 7:30pm
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 27, 2017 -- 1:30am

Bogota to the Amazaon: A Trip Across Columbia (#407H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

From the urban capital city of Bogota and its famous cicolvia dedicated to bicycles, this sprawling nation offers an unexpected variety of cultures and urban landscapes. David and his team hop from the mountains to the extreme southern tip of the country to see wildlife and to visit indigenous villages of the people who live in the heart of the Amazon jungle.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 2, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 3, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me

Gift of the Andes: Mendoza, Argentina, and Its Wines (#408H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Argentina's nostalgic Ruta 40 passes along the base of the Cordillera of the Andes from the extreme north to the southernmost road in the nation. On its way Ruta 40 meets the famed wine capital of Mendoza, whose dedication to Malbec wine is recent, but whose win production dates to colonial times. David lingers in the vineyards and bodegas, sampling the varieties of Malbec and Argentine food. Farther south, Ruta 40 penetrates the northern reaches of Patagonia, a windswept desert boarded on the west by the incomparable Andes, and massive pre-Andean volcanoes.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 9, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me

Coffee and Culture In Oaxaca (#409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The state of Oaxaca is home to 16 different Indian groups among whom can be found more than 60 different languages. Each group retains much of its ancient culture. They visit a Zapotec market, navigate the mangrove watercourses on the coast, and participate in the harvesting, drying and roasting of coffee in the fog forest.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 16, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me

Favelas & Samba: Brazil (#410H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The shanty towns for which Rio Janeiro is famous (or notorious) play a pivotal role in the city's cultural history. Favelas, as they are known, rise precipitously from near the ocean far up the hillsides. Often bereft of minimal municipal services, they are home to a rich cultural life, their own social organization, and along the way in their history, have provided the artistic and dramatic talent for Brazil's most important international artistic contribution, Carnaval in Rio. David visits favelas and speaks with residents there.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me

A Gaucho Gathering In Uruguay (#501H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Each year several thousand gauchos - Uruguayan cowboys - gather in the interior town of Tacuaremb for a festival and parade. David travels to a ranch deep in the interior and follows the gaucho life and their preparations for the parade.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
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    • 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 […]

    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

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

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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
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