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Pepper & Cinnamon (#101H) Duration: 58:04 STEREO TVPG

Noted BBC presenter Kate Humble uncovers the story of the most heavily traded spice in the world - pepper in India - then she heads south to the cinnamon lands of Sri Lanka, a place shrouded in mystery for Europeans until the Portuguese accidentally landed on its shores.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 19, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
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Nutmeg and Cloves (#102H) Duration: 58:59 STEREO TVPG

Kate Humble travels around the Spice Islands in Eastern Indonesia in search of nutmeg and cloves, two aromatic substances that caused bloody wars and shaped empires. European explorers visited the volcanic islands in search of great wealth, but their voyages led to massacres of local people and the decimation of their culture. Kate meets those who have rebuilt their communities around the cultivation and trade of the spices.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 19, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
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Vanilla and Saffron (#103H) Duration: 58:31 STEREO TVPG

Kate Humble visits Morocco and Spain to uncover the story of saffron, the world's most expensive spice. She joins a farmer and his family in the Atlas Mountains as they harvest their crop, and meets a man who conducts DNA tests to make sure the substance is genuine. Kate also heads to Paplanta in Mexico to learn about the history of vanilla, which was introduced to Europe by conquistador Hernan Cortes.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 26, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • 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 […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Wed 3/11

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform maintenance work overnight, requiring that other TV stations shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Tues/early Wednesday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 5am Wednesday morning. Many receivers will be able to recover […]

    • Thurs 3/05, DT54-1 thru DT54-5: 2 planned, extremely brief Over the Air outages

      (DT54.1 through DT54.5) Our Over the Air signals from our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak (the DT54s) will need to be switched from our Main antenna to our Auxillary antenna while climbers inspect the tower for possible maintenance needs. Once the inspection is done, we will switch back. The two switches will account for two […]

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

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KQED 9
Channels 9.1, 54.2 & 25.1 - Monterey (KQET)
XFINITY 9 and HD 709

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KQED +
Channels 54, 54.1, 9.2 & 25.2 - Monterey
XFINITY 10 and HD 710

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KQED Life
Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189

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KQED World
Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190

History, world events, news, science, nature

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V-Me
Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621

24-hour national Spanish-language network

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KQED Kids
Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192

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