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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, Sep 4, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 -- 5:30am 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, Sep 11, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me

Reefs, Ruins, and Revivals: Belize's Melting Pot (#401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Belize has a decidedly different history and culture from the rest of Central America. English is the first language of this small nation, reflecting its British ancestry, yet Belize retains deep historic connections among its many residents of Mayan ancestry, and is proud of its strong African roots among the Garifuna people. Belize also has world-class archaeological sites, vast tracts of intact rain forest, and some of the world's richest marine treasures.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 18, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me

Heart of the Wilderness: Wyoming's Wind River Rang (#405H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The Wind River Range in western Wyoming is the state's largest mountain range, nearly one hundred miles from north to south. With dozes of massive peaks, it is also home to the wildest country in the lower 48 states. Much of it is protected in wilderness, which David and his team commemorate on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964. On arriving, they visit ancient foothill sites where Shoshone Indians left examples of their art, historic locations of Indian battles, and scars of mines and ghost towns before plunging deep into the wilds of the Wind Rivers - on foot.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 25, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me

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, Oct 2, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 3, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me

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, Oct 9, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 10, 2015 -- 5:30am 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, Oct 16, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 17, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

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

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code

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KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQET

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: IF this channel provided to customer, channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids

Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

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