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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd) (#1111) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Patient Story: Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a debilitating mental disorder that can occur after a terrifying event. It was first brought to attention by returning war veterans, many of whom had been wounded in battle. Zachary Bell, former U.S. Marine, shares his story of horror in Afghanistan and his battle to regain his mental health after serving our country. Myth or Medicine: Can PTSD only be caused when someone has a physical injury? Second Opinion 5: Five signs that you may have PTSD.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Special Edition: Ebola (#1112) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

American missionary worker and Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol, with her husband David at her side, will share the story of some of her darkest days as the disease ravaged her body. Infectious disease and travel medicine doctors will use Nancy's case as a springboard to discuss disease transmission, diagnosis, treatment, drug and vaccine research and development, and what the Ebola crisis in West Africa means to its citizens, and to America.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 11, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 11, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Hepatitis C (#1101) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Patient Story: Hepatitis C is a worldwide health problem, and in the U.S. alone, an estimated 3.2 million people are living with chronic Hepatitis C infection. Our patient Kimberly Bossley watched her mother die of Hepatitis C, the very same disease she has, and is in the fight of her life against.
Myth or Medicine: Can you contract Hepatitis C from a mosquito bite?
Second Opinion 5: Five reasons to get tested for Hepatitis C.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 18, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 18, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Addiction to Pain Medications (#1102) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Patient Story: What usually starts innocently enough as taking pain medication appropriately prescribed by a doctor, can turn into a deadly addiction for some. Jennifer Matesa shares her story of the darkest days of her addiction to her recovery.
Myth or Medicine: Do pain medications lead to addiction?
Second Opinion 5: Five signs of opioid pain medication abuse.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 25, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 25, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Sleep Apnea (#1103) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Patient Story: Symptoms that arise from sleep disorders may not immediately be recognized as being caused by sleep problems. Meet Carol Hage Wall who initially didn't believe her struggles were related to sleep, but found relief and recovery from successful treatment.
Myth or Medicine: If your child snores, should s/he have his/her tonsils out?
Second Opinion 5: Five tips to help you sleep well.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 2, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 2, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Childhood Cancer (#1104) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Patient Story: Few things are as sad or shocking than to hear of a child diagnosed with cancer. While these children fight for their lives, doctors and researchers fight for research dollars to find new, desperately needed treatments. Christine Kelly Marquino's son Danny is in his third cancer protocol, and while he battles each recurrence, his family truly lives as a "cancer family."
Myth or Medicine: Are new cancer treatments safe for children?
Second Opinion 5: Five things to do when a child is diagnosed with cancer.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 9, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 9, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Advances In Alzheimer's Disease (#1105) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Patient Story: Recent medical studies raise the possibility of blood tests capable of predicting who is at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. Joanne Mee DeHond shares her mother's struggles with Alzheimer's and the questions that linger regarding her mother's care and her own health.
Myth or Medicine: Can getting the flu vaccine increase the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease?
Second Opinion 5: Five warning signs of dementia.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 16, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 16, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Medical Marijuana (#1106) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Patient Story: As more states make the use of medical marijuana legal, doctors and lay people alike question its use, its efficacy and the amount of research being done to help prove it is safe to treat certain conditions. Meet Beverly McClain who uses medical marijuana to help with her symptoms caused by the treatment she is receiving for Stage IV breast cancer. Myth or Medicine: Do the therapeutic benefits of smoking marijuana outweigh the health risks to your lungs? Second Opinion 5: Five things you may not know about medical marijuana.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 23, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 23, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Knee Replacement (#1107) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Patient Story: Knee pain is a common problem and can escalate into extreme consequences that compromise lifestyle. Steve Jasinski has been dealing with severe knee pain issues that have had a negative impact on him for many years. He shares his personal story and learns about new options that could restore his quality of life. Myth or Medicine: Should you take it easy and avoid exercise after joint replacement surgery? Second Opinion 5: Five things to think about when considering joint replacement.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 30, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 30, 2015 -- 10:30am 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.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9

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

All widescreen and HD programs

KQED Plus

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

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