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Episode #112H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Matt Thompson has perfected the centuries-old craft of neon in his 30 years as a sign maker. The LEAV iPhone app allows people to unlock art experiences throughout the Twin Cities based on factors such as location and time of day. Sheila Smith, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, shares accomplishments from its 40-year history. And Adam Turman creates the 2015 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Art inspired by the Fair's beloved landmarks and attractions, old and new.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 28, 2017 -- 10:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 -- 4:30am Remind me

Episode #113H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The Arts Partners lead the organizations that share the stages of Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Bruce Coppock, The Schubert Club's Barry Kempton, Minnesota Opera's Nina Archabal, and the Ordway's Patricia Mitchell talk about the unique partnership formed to build the new concert hall, welcoming new audiences to an array of world-class performances.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 5, 2017 -- 10:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 4:30am Remind me

Episode #206 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Actor Tyler Michaels, known for his physical, scene-stealing roles, has graced many stages around the Twin Cities. Rooted in the traditions of basket making, Mary Giles' work has evolved into sculptural pieces inspired by nature. William Souder is a renowned writer whose biography of John James Audubon was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. Neo-soul singer/songwriter Mayyadda performs her original song, Black is Beautiful, at Patrick's Cabaret.

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  • KQED World: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Episode #201H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Syrian photographer Osama Esid's mission is to document and further understand his varied communities. Made Here, led by Joan Vorderbruggen of Hennepin Theatre Trust, fills empty windows with local art in Downtown Minneapolis. Born in Columbia and adopted by a Minnesota family, painter Paul Peterson is creating a Columbian-themed series to help his recently found biological family. Led by teacher Crystal Spring, the acting program at Washburn High School empowers students to explore race, abuse and other issues that impact them.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, May 12, 2017 -- 10:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 4:30am Remind me

Episode #207 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

History Theatre's production of Glensheen by Jeffrey Hatcher and Chan Poling examines the story of the 1977 Duluth murders. Greta Claire is an abstract painter obsessed with color and texture and the constant need to create. Cartoonist Tom Richmond is a regular contributor to MAD Magazine and recipient of the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. Pianist Zhen Tu performs Etude No. 3 Un sospiro, arranged by Franz Liszt, in the Ordway's Concert Hall.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 18, 2017 -- 11:32pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, May 19, 2017 -- 5:32am Remind me

Episode #202H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Oil painter Leslie Barlow explores multiculturalism and identity through portraiture. Chai Lee performs and teaches the significance of the Qeej, an instrument widely known as a cultural symbol of Hmong identity. Amara Hark-Weber creates handmade custom shoes in traditional and conceptual designs. Multifaceted musician Eric Mayson accompanies a modern dance class at Zenon Dance and performs "Skyline" from his debut solo album Detail.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, May 19, 2017 -- 10:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 4:30am Remind me

Episode #208 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

A graffiti artist since high school, Peyton Scott Russell uses his craft to educate young people. Lisa Friedrich's materials include fire, gunpowder and smoke to create cityscapes of her hometown. Ernest Miller alters his ceramic vessels and custom-glazes signature pieces that bridge modern and traditional design. Singer, composer and teacher Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan specializes in classical and semi-classical Indian music.

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  • KQED World: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Episode #203H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Marlon James earned the Man Booker Prize, one of the world's most respected literary awards, for his 2014 novel set in his native Jamaica. James Brenner engages the community when creating large-scale public art pieces. Sisters Bethany Valentini and Jenny Kapernick of the acoustic folk-duo The Ericksons started their musical careers as a way to cope with loss and personal tragedy.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, May 26, 2017 -- 10:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 27, 2017 -- 4:30am Remind me

Episode #209 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Peter Haakon Thompson engages audiences outside of the traditional gallery setting through participation, interaction and conversation. Keren Kroul's large-scale watercolors are inspired by her memories growing up in Mexico, Israel and Costa Rica. Urban planner Weiming Lu integrates technology in his traditional Chinese calligraphy. Cantus performs "Mu isamaa on minu arm (Land of my Fathers)" from A Singing Revolution.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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

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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
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KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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