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Cambodian Son (#320) Duration: 1:29:50 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Born in a refugee camp in Cambodia, poet Kosal Khiev was lucky to escape the wartorn country before he was two years old. Granted asylum, Khiev grew up in the U.S. with his mother and siblings. By the age of 16, he was convicted of attempted murder and spent the next 14 years in jail-including 18 months of solitary confinement in the New Folsom State Prison in California. Fatefully, during his time in solitary Khiev experienced a breakthrough that forged his path to freedom. In jail, he found writing and spoken-word mentors and upon release became a student/participant in the inaugural class of "The Actors' Gang" led by Artistic Director and Founder Tim Robbins. As a refugee with no permanent resident status in the U.S., however, Khiev was deported to Cambodia, a country he's never known. "How do you survive when you belong nowhere?" The documentary follows a year in the life of Khiev, while he navigates his new fame as Phnom Penh's premiere poet and receives the most important invitation of his career-to represent the Kingdom of Cambodia at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Later he visits France for the first time where his life comes full circle and he faces a past he never dreamed of.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 29, 2015 -- 5:00am
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 29, 2015 -- 11:00am
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 2, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 2, 2015 -- 9:30pm Remind me

Trash Dance (#302) Duration: 1:29:19 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash. Filmmaker Andrew Garrison follows Orr as she rides along with Austin sanitation workers on their daily routes to observe and later convince them to perform a most unlikely spectacle. On an abandoned airport runway, two dozen trash collectors and their trucks deliver - for one night only - a stunningly beautiful and moving performance, in front of an audience of thousands.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me

American Heart (#303) Duration: 1:28:10 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Seven years in the making, American Heart takes viewers on an intimate journey into the lives of three refugees who now call Minnesota home. All of them confront life-threatening health emergencies throughout the course of the film, and their trajectories prove surprising even to their doctors. At the center of it all is a remarkable health clinic, tucked away in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood of St. Paul. The HealthPartners Center for International Health serves a diverse population of refugees and immigrants from around the world. American Heart is directed by Minneapolis filmmaker Chris Newberry.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 16, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 16, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me

By The River of Babylon: An Elegy for South Louisiana (#324) Duration: 58:31 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

This program looks at the disappearing culture and environment in Southwest Louisiana: its marshlands and man's calamitous engineering mistakes, and the unique habitat that gave rise to the Cajun and Creole, music, culture and people left in its wake. With compelling footage and expert commentary from Bob Marshall, a local Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, among others, the film documents the facades and interiors of a good number of famed but decaying dance halls.
Riveting performances by leading Zydeco proponents such as Clifton Chenier and Beau Jocque are juxtaposed by thorough and thoughtful explanations such as the rapacious dredging of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet through wetlands to give oil tankers direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana, a major source of energy for the nation, is being destroyed bit by bit and the region's eco-system and marshland continues to be damaged by flooding due to both storms and river reconstruction. Like the famed music of the region, the documentary is both a love letter and a lament over the destruction of the region and by association, the decline of its culture and way of life.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 23, 2015 -- 12:01am Remind me
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Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek (#219) Duration: 1:23:27 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

This program follows the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Over the course of a decade, Derrick and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face ordeals that include Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 26, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 29, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
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Downeast (#210) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Set during an era of US post-industrialization in which numerous factories have been exported, this program focuses on Antonio Bussone's efforts to open a processing factory in rural Maine.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 2, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 2, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 6, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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9-Man (#318) Duration: 1:37:23 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

9-Man is a story about streetball battle in the heart of Chinatown featuring a chaotic, Chinese-only game played competitively in parking lots and alleys since 1938. Through revealing verite scenes, archival material and primary source interviews, the film broaches conversations about Chinatown's Bachelor Society, the Chinese Exclusion Act, cultural belonging and loss, masculinity, genetic disparity in sports, immigrant culture, the Chinatown diaspora, microaggressions, reverse racism, Asian-American identity politics, self-doubt and social isolation.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 9, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 13, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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Purgatorio (#301) Duration: 1:27:36 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Reyes' provocative essay film re-imagines the Mexico/U.S. border as a mythical place comparable to Dante's purgatory. Leaving politics aside, he takes a fresh look at the brutal beauty of the border and the people caught in its spell. By capturing a stunning mosaic of compelling characters and broken landscapes that live on the US/Mexico border, the filmmaker reflects on the flaws of human nature and the powerful absurdities of the modern world. An unusual border film, in the auteur tradition of camera-stylo, Purgatorio ultimately becomes a fable of humanity, an epic and visceral experience with powerful and lingering images.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 16, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 20, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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Gaucho Del Norte (#304) Duration: 59:34 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Since the 1970's, shepherds from South America have been brought to work in the American west. The film follows Eraldo Pacheco, a Chilean, on his journey to Idaho on a three-year contract.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 23, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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If You Build It (#322) Duration: 1:29:24 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

This documentary follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what's possible.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 30, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • 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 […]

    • KQED DT9s OTA: very brief outages Thurs 6/11/15

      (DT9.1, 9.2 and 9.3) There will be 3 very brief outages (apx. 10 seconds each) of KQED’s Over The Air (OTA) DT9 signal Thurs 6/15, between 10am and 3pm. This is to accommodate preventative maintenance and inspections at Sutro Tower. Most TVs will recover easily each time the signal is restored, but a few viewers […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Friday 3/13

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform more maintenance work overnight, requiring other TV stations to shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Thurs/early Friday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 6am Friday morning. Many receivers will be able to […]

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

All widescreen and HD programs

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

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World
Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me
Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids
Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192

Quality children's programming parents love too