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KQED World: Saturday, August 16, 2014

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Saturday, August 16, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#11034] COMMUNITY POLICE - After several nights of violent protests, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon put the state highway patrol in charge of security in Ferguson yesterday. The move eased tensions and resulted in a night of calm. The difference in atmosphere from one night to the next has raised questions about the effects of racial inequities in police forces nationwide. Jeffrey Brown explores this topic.
    BROOKS AND MARCUS - Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post and David Brooks of the New York Times analyze this week's top stories.
    PANAMA CANAL - The Panama Canal first opened 100 years ago today. The completion of the project helped grow the US economy and transform global trade. Gwen Ifill examines the waterway's history, and its lasting impact.
    SOUTH SUDAN - 8 months of fighting in the troubled new nation of South Sudan have forced over one million people from their homes. This week, members of the UN Security Council visited the country for a firsthand look at conditions in the UN camps that house some of the displaced individuals. Journalist Nick Harper, on assignment for the NewsHour, shares an on the ground report from the city of Malakal.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#33163] duration 24:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3269] Tavis talks with the creator and Emmy-winning writer of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner. Mad Men's showrunner talks about the final season of his award-winning series and his plans after it ends. Originally aired on May 23, 2014 duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Time Scanners [#102] St. Paul's Cathedral Structural engineer Steve Burrows takes his team of laser-scanning experts to St Paul's Cathedral in the heart of London. They venture inside the majestic dome to explore its groundbreaking three-part structure; determine how the cathedral's architect, Sir Christopher Wren, overcame unstable foundations and immense structural forces to support his dome; and investigate how the cathedral survived a direct hit by a German bomb during the London Blitz. The laser scans produce genuine revelations and give the team new insight into this iconic architectural masterpiece. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly [#1750] ATROCITIES IN MYANMAR - Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, continues to experience the violent persecution of its minority population of Rohingya Muslims. Muslims are being attacked by mobs of extremist Buddhist factions, despite Buddhist principles of nonviolence. "They refer to the Rohingya as subhuman, but beyond that they actually believe the Rohingya are subhuman," says Matthew Smith, executive director of Fortify Rights, an independent organization to protect and defend human rights, "and I think this is one of the things that make them particularly dangerous." (Originally broadcast April 18, 2014)
    JAMES LEE BURKE - The enormously successful crime novelist James Lee Burke has yet another book climbing the best seller charts. Wayfaring Stranger, his 35th title, was released last month. "A Franciscan told me once," says Burke, "'Don't keep track of the score. The score will take care of itself.'" His detective stories bear the influence of his Roman Catholic boyhood and are full of biblical imagery, the mystery of sin and evil, the struggle for salvation, and a longing for redemption. (Originally broadcast October 11, 2013)
    JANMASHTAMI - On August 17, Hindus observe the birth of Lord Krishna in a 2-day celebration popularly known as Janmashtami. We visited one such celebration at the Rajdhani Mandir Temple in Chantilly, Virginia. "I'm leaving behind my worries and being reminded of God's love," says Nidhi Singh, our guide, "of not feeling defeated by any hardship that I might be facing and getting strength to continue to do my dharma [duty] as Krishna taught." (Originally broadcast August 22, 2008)
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Consuelo Mack WealthTrack [#1108] Fundamental Differences This week WT asks: is there such thing as a better mouse trap? "Financial Thought Leader" Robert Arnott, chairman of Research Affiliates, says he has created a better alternative to traditional index funds. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2303H] * Jimmy Carter's New Book Calls Out Religion * Rising Divorce Rates * Women and Humour: Cindy Chupack
    Panelists: Sabrina Schaeffer Executive Director, Independent Women's Forum; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Journalist Anushay Hossain; Republican Commentator Darlene Kennedy.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 am
    Asian Voices [#309] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Your Inner Fish [#101] Your Inner Fish Our arms, legs, necks and lungs were bequeathed to us by a fish that lumbered onto land some 375 million years ago. The genetic legacy of this creature can be seen today in our own DNA, including the genes used to build our hands and limbs. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Your Inner Fish [#102] Your Inner Reptile A key moment in our evolutionary saga occurred 200 million years ago, when the ferocious reptile-like animals that roamed the Earth were in the process of evolving into shrew-like mammals. But our reptilian ancestors left their mark on many parts of the human body, including our skin, teeth and ears. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly [#1750] ATROCITIES IN MYANMAR - Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, continues to experience the violent persecution of its minority population of Rohingya Muslims. Muslims are being attacked by mobs of extremist Buddhist factions, despite Buddhist principles of nonviolence. "They refer to the Rohingya as subhuman, but beyond that they actually believe the Rohingya are subhuman," says Matthew Smith, executive director of Fortify Rights, an independent organization to protect and defend human rights, "and I think this is one of the things that make them particularly dangerous." (Originally broadcast April 18, 2014)
    JAMES LEE BURKE - The enormously successful crime novelist James Lee Burke has yet another book climbing the best seller charts. Wayfaring Stranger, his 35th title, was released last month. "A Franciscan told me once," says Burke, "'Don't keep track of the score. The score will take care of itself.'" His detective stories bear the influence of his Roman Catholic boyhood and are full of biblical imagery, the mystery of sin and evil, the struggle for salvation, and a longing for redemption. (Originally broadcast October 11, 2013)
    JANMASHTAMI - On August 17, Hindus observe the birth of Lord Krishna in a 2-day celebration popularly known as Janmashtami. We visited one such celebration at the Rajdhani Mandir Temple in Chantilly, Virginia. "I'm leaving behind my worries and being reminded of God's love," says Nidhi Singh, our guide, "of not feeling defeated by any hardship that I might be facing and getting strength to continue to do my dharma [duty] as Krishna taught." (Originally broadcast August 22, 2008)
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 am
    Moyers & Company [#332H] Facing Evil with Maya Angelou In this second of 2 programs celebrating the life and work of the late Maya Angelou, Bill Moyers revisits a 1988 documentary in which he and Angelou attended a conference on "Facing Evil," held in the Hill Country of central Texas. Evil was a topic about which Angelou, the victim of childhood rape and virulent racism, had a lot to say. < br>Rape caused her to retreat into silence for 5 years. she said, and was "a dire kind of evil, because rape on the body of a young person more often than not introduces cynicism, and there is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic, because it means the person has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing. In my case I was saved in that muteness, you see, in the sordida, I was saved. And I was able to draw from human thought, human disappointments and triumphs, enough to triumph myself."
    She recites the lyrics of a song she wrote for Roberta Flack about Angelou's crippled Uncle Willie, who made sure she and others knew their lessons and "left for our generation and generations to come a legacy so rich." She reads from the poetry of African-American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar as well her own: "There in those pleated faces/I see the auction block/The chains and slavery's coffles/The whip and lash and stock./My fathers speak in voices/That shred my fact and sound/They say, but, sugar, it was our submission/that made your world go round.''
    She tells the conference, "We need the courage to create ourselves daily, to be bodacious enough to create ourselves daily - as Christians, as Jews, as Muslims, as thinking, caring, laughing, loving human beings," she says. I think that the courage to confront evil and turn it by dint of will into something applicable to the development of our evolution, individually and collectively, is exciting, honorable."
    duration 24:30   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:00 am
    LinkAsia [#260] duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 8:30 am
    This American Land [#403] Wilderness Anniversary, Arkansas Oil Pipeline, Climbing Fish Marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act, we explore its origins and success in protecting more than 100 million acres of unspoiled natural wilderness, a distinctly American achievement. There are still many more areas of wild nature that deserve protection, and the Wilderness Act remains an essential law in the cause of conservation. In March, 2013, a rupture in a buried oil pipeline surprised suburban homeowners in Mayflower, Arkansas by flooding their streets with crude oil. Many of them didn't even know there was a pipeline under their yards. To find out more about this event, we offer a two-part investigative story co-produced with Inside Climate News, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting unit. Researchers study a type of Goby fish in Hawaii that climbs up steep waterfalls to reach its freshwater spawning areas, an amazing story of adaptation and evolution over time. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5406H] * The police-involved shooting death of an unarmed Missouri teen has sparked 4 days of violent confrontations between law enforcement and protestors in the town of Ferguson. 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed last Saturday while walking with a friend in his grandmother's neighborhood outside St. Louis. Tensions on the street escalated all week and on Wednesday night police used tear gas and stun grenades to try and control crowds. During a brief news conference on Thursday, President Obama urged everyone to remain calm and said it was time for healing on the streets of Ferguson. The Justice Department is now investigating possible civil rights violations surrounding the shooting. Carrie Johnson of NPR has the latest on the investigation into Brown's death and the possible use of excessive force by police in the aftermath of the shooting.
    * The US is stepping up military assistance to Iraqi forces fighting ISIS militants who now call themselves the Islamic State. In addition to the strategic bombing of rebel targets and the dispatch of more than 100 military advisors to northern Iraq, the CIA is supplying weapons to Kurdish fighters who are battling the aggressive militant group. Late Thursday Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki agreed to step down and support Haider al-Abadi, the deputy speaker of the Parliament as his replacement. Maliki had been facing political pressure to relinquish power. Yochi Dreazen of Foreign Policy Magazine updates us on the US mission and explain whether there is a political solution ahead in Iraq.
    * Plus Jeff Zeleny of ABC News examines the reported rift between Hillary Clinton and President Obama over US foreign policy as the former secretary of state considers a possible 2016 run for the White House.
    duration 24:10   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:30 am
    KQED NEWSROOM [#139H] Back to School: Education Policy, Rim Fire Restoration, Remembering Robin Williams
    Back to School: Education Policy
    It's not just kids who are getting ready to hit the books. California schools will be put to the test this year as well, with two major policy changes. First, California's new funding formula, devised by Gov. Jerry Brown puts local districts in control of how they spend education funding and provides more money for low income students and English learners. Also, the national Common Core curriculum takes full effect this school year, changing how students are taught and tested.

    Guests:
    • Michael Kirst, California State School Board President
    • Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle Education Reporter

    Rim Fire Restoration
    It's been a year since the rim fire scorched 400 square miles in Yosemite and surrounding areas. It was the largest fire to ever burn in the Sierra Nevada. This week, a hunter pleaded not guilty to charges that he started it with an illegal campfire. KQED Science Reporter Lauren Sommer recently visited the area to see first-hand. KQED Newsroom's Thuy Vu sat down with her to discuss the lingering impact and current restoration efforts.

    Guests:
    • Lauren Sommer, KQED Science Reporter

    Further Reporting:
    Yosemite Opens Areas Closed After Last Summer's Huge Rim Fire
    Drought Could Hamper Forest Recovery After Rim Fire

    Remembering Robin Williams: Interview with Frank Zamacona
    As the world struggles to come to grips with the death of Robin Williams, here in the Bay Area we mourn the loss of one of our own. Williams helped to establish and support San Francisco as a comedy capitol in the 1980's with a thriving club scene that included the Holy City Zoo, The Other Café and The Punch Line. During the 1980s and 90s, KQED produced 10 seasons of a popular comedy series called "Comedy Tonight." It featured performances by up and comers Dana Carvey, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen Degeneres and others. KQED Newsroom's Scott Shafer sat down with former "Comedy Tonight" Producer Frank Zamacona to reminisce about Robin Williams and that golden era of comedy in the city.

    Further Reporting:
    Robin Williams Suffered From Parkinson's Disease, Wife Says

    duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 10:00 am
    BBC Newsnight [#17227H] duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:30 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2323H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:00 am
    McLaughlin Group [#3234H] duration 27:30   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:30 am
    Charlie Rose - The Week [#205] * Laurie Garrett on the ebola outbreak * David Brooks on President Obama and the Democratic party * John Lithgow discusses his role as King Lear * A look at the film: The Giver * we remember Robin Williams duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#332H] Facing Evil with Maya Angelou In this second of 2 programs celebrating the life and work of the late Maya Angelou, Bill Moyers revisits a 1988 documentary in which he and Angelou attended a conference on "Facing Evil," held in the Hill Country of central Texas. Evil was a topic about which Angelou, the victim of childhood rape and virulent racism, had a lot to say. < br>Rape caused her to retreat into silence for 5 years. she said, and was "a dire kind of evil, because rape on the body of a young person more often than not introduces cynicism, and there is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic, because it means the person has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing. In my case I was saved in that muteness, you see, in the sordida, I was saved. And I was able to draw from human thought, human disappointments and triumphs, enough to triumph myself."
    She recites the lyrics of a song she wrote for Roberta Flack about Angelou's crippled Uncle Willie, who made sure she and others knew their lessons and "left for our generation and generations to come a legacy so rich." She reads from the poetry of African-American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar as well her own: "There in those pleated faces/I see the auction block/The chains and slavery's coffles/The whip and lash and stock./My fathers speak in voices/That shred my fact and sound/They say, but, sugar, it was our submission/that made your world go round.''
    She tells the conference, "We need the courage to create ourselves daily, to be bodacious enough to create ourselves daily - as Christians, as Jews, as Muslims, as thinking, caring, laughing, loving human beings," she says. I think that the courage to confront evil and turn it by dint of will into something applicable to the development of our evolution, individually and collectively, is exciting, honorable."
    duration 24:30   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 pm
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly [#1750] ATROCITIES IN MYANMAR - Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, continues to experience the violent persecution of its minority population of Rohingya Muslims. Muslims are being attacked by mobs of extremist Buddhist factions, despite Buddhist principles of nonviolence. "They refer to the Rohingya as subhuman, but beyond that they actually believe the Rohingya are subhuman," says Matthew Smith, executive director of Fortify Rights, an independent organization to protect and defend human rights, "and I think this is one of the things that make them particularly dangerous." (Originally broadcast April 18, 2014)
    JAMES LEE BURKE - The enormously successful crime novelist James Lee Burke has yet another book climbing the best seller charts. Wayfaring Stranger, his 35th title, was released last month. "A Franciscan told me once," says Burke, "'Don't keep track of the score. The score will take care of itself.'" His detective stories bear the influence of his Roman Catholic boyhood and are full of biblical imagery, the mystery of sin and evil, the struggle for salvation, and a longing for redemption. (Originally broadcast October 11, 2013)
    JANMASHTAMI - On August 17, Hindus observe the birth of Lord Krishna in a 2-day celebration popularly known as Janmashtami. We visited one such celebration at the Rajdhani Mandir Temple in Chantilly, Virginia. "I'm leaving behind my worries and being reminded of God's love," says Nidhi Singh, our guide, "of not feeling defeated by any hardship that I might be facing and getting strength to continue to do my dharma [duty] as Krishna taught." (Originally broadcast August 22, 2008)
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 pm
    Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers [#1505] Hot Planet - Cold Comfort So you think global warming won't affect you? Wait until the great Atlantic Conveyor shuts down. And find out what's already happening in Alaska. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    BioCentury This Week [#333] duration 25:41   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Mark Twain [#101] Part One In the first episode, Burns takes viewers on a journey through Sam Clemens' early days along the Mississippi River, to the small river town of Hannibal, Missouri. Clemens grows up, stumbling from adventure to adventure until he begins to evolve into Mark Twain, the humorist and writer who would revolutionize the way Americans viewed themselves and their language. The episode ends with the publication of Adventures ofHuckleberry Finn, a novel that has been banned in hundreds of librari es and schools across the country ever since. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Mark Twain [#102] Part Two In episode two, Burns explores the other side of the writer - an American icon who, through tragedy and bad financial decisions, falls hard with failure. In contrast to the wildly successful Twain, Clemens is an inept businessman who squanders his fortunes on pipe dream patents and bad investments. Clemens turns to the lecture circuit and tours extensively, leaving behind his beloved Hartford home and, often, his family, to pay off his creditors. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#199H] Included: Do we all have the potential to be geniuses? An exhibition at a New York City library examines this concept through a collection of rare and famous artifacts throughout history. NewsHour Weekend speaks with the exhibit's curator for a behind-the-scenes look. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air. duration 24:10   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:30 pm
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5406H] * The police-involved shooting death of an unarmed Missouri teen has sparked 4 days of violent confrontations between law enforcement and protestors in the town of Ferguson. 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed last Saturday while walking with a friend in his grandmother's neighborhood outside St. Louis. Tensions on the street escalated all week and on Wednesday night police used tear gas and stun grenades to try and control crowds. During a brief news conference on Thursday, President Obama urged everyone to remain calm and said it was time for healing on the streets of Ferguson. The Justice Department is now investigating possible civil rights violations surrounding the shooting. Carrie Johnson of NPR has the latest on the investigation into Brown's death and the possible use of excessive force by police in the aftermath of the shooting.
    * The US is stepping up military assistance to Iraqi forces fighting ISIS militants who now call themselves the Islamic State. In addition to the strategic bombing of rebel targets and the dispatch of more than 100 military advisors to northern Iraq, the CIA is supplying weapons to Kurdish fighters who are battling the aggressive militant group. Late Thursday Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki agreed to step down and support Haider al-Abadi, the deputy speaker of the Parliament as his replacement. Maliki had been facing political pressure to relinquish power. Yochi Dreazen of Foreign Policy Magazine updates us on the US mission and explain whether there is a political solution ahead in Iraq.
    * Plus Jeff Zeleny of ABC News examines the reported rift between Hillary Clinton and President Obama over US foreign policy as the former secretary of state considers a possible 2016 run for the White House.
    duration 24:10   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#139H] Back to School: Education Policy, Rim Fire Restoration, Remembering Robin Williams
    Back to School: Education Policy
    It's not just kids who are getting ready to hit the books. California schools will be put to the test this year as well, with two major policy changes. First, California's new funding formula, devised by Gov. Jerry Brown puts local districts in control of how they spend education funding and provides more money for low income students and English learners. Also, the national Common Core curriculum takes full effect this school year, changing how students are taught and tested.

    Guests:
    • Michael Kirst, California State School Board President
    • Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle Education Reporter

    Rim Fire Restoration
    It's been a year since the rim fire scorched 400 square miles in Yosemite and surrounding areas. It was the largest fire to ever burn in the Sierra Nevada. This week, a hunter pleaded not guilty to charges that he started it with an illegal campfire. KQED Science Reporter Lauren Sommer recently visited the area to see first-hand. KQED Newsroom's Thuy Vu sat down with her to discuss the lingering impact and current restoration efforts.

    Guests:
    • Lauren Sommer, KQED Science Reporter

    Further Reporting:
    Yosemite Opens Areas Closed After Last Summer's Huge Rim Fire
    Drought Could Hamper Forest Recovery After Rim Fire

    Remembering Robin Williams: Interview with Frank Zamacona
    As the world struggles to come to grips with the death of Robin Williams, here in the Bay Area we mourn the loss of one of our own. Williams helped to establish and support San Francisco as a comedy capitol in the 1980's with a thriving club scene that included the Holy City Zoo, The Other Café and The Punch Line. During the 1980s and 90s, KQED produced 10 seasons of a popular comedy series called "Comedy Tonight." It featured performances by up and comers Dana Carvey, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen Degeneres and others. KQED Newsroom's Scott Shafer sat down with former "Comedy Tonight" Producer Frank Zamacona to reminisce about Robin Williams and that golden era of comedy in the city.

    Further Reporting:
    Robin Williams Suffered From Parkinson's Disease, Wife Says

    duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 7:30 pm
    Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers [#1505] Hot Planet - Cold Comfort So you think global warming won't affect you? Wait until the great Atlantic Conveyor shuts down. And find out what's already happening in Alaska. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1301] Myanmar Megan McCormick starts her journey in Yangon with a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Next she visits Inle Lake and then heads to the Shan Palace in the town of Hsipaw, where she uncovers a centuries-old tribal rivalry. Megan travels by train to Mandalay to visit the golden Mahamuni Buddha and to try her hand at puppetry. She makes her way to the Chin State and then on to Bagan, once the capital city. Megan's last stop is the Rahkine State where she boards a boat to Ngapali Beach, the ultimate beach destination. duration 58:04   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nature [#2801] Echo: An Elephant to Remember Echo, the elephant matriarch, was the subject of many "Nature" films and the leader of a carefully studied herd of elephants in Africa. Last year, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied this amazing herd. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Hawking Stephen Hawking is one of the most recognizable people on the planet, a superstar of the scientific world. But although Hawking is an iconic figure, who is the man behind the image? In this film Hawking gives us a rare insight onto his life, both past and present. This is a man whose mind soars beyond the ordinary but who is trapped inside a body he can barely move. This documentary presents the story of one of the most remarkable minds of the modern age. duration 1:29:13   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Out on a Limb This program explores the evolution of prosthetics and the exciting advancements being made at the intersection of neuroscience, engineering and robotics. A science story and a human story, this documentary shows the impact of this transformative science, as revolutionary prosthetics move from the lab to the bodies of amputees, and particularly to children with limb loss, who stand to benefit the most. duration 57:26   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    America Reframed [#206] Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea Once known as the California Riviera, the Salton Sea is now called one of America's worst ecological disasters: a fetid, stagnant, salty lake, that coughs up dead fish and birds by the thousands in frequent die-offs that occur. However, amongst the ruins of this man-made mistake, a few remaining eccentrics (a roadside nudist, a religious folk artist, a Hungarian revolutionary, and real estate speculators) struggle to keep a remodeled version of the original Salton Sea dream alive. Accidentally created by an engineering error in 1905, reworked in the 50's as a world class vacation destination for the rich and famous, suddenly abandoned after a series of hurricanes, floods, and fish die-offs, and finally almost saved by Congressman Sonny Bono, the Salton Sea has a bittersweet past. The film shares these people's stories and their difficulties in keeping their unique community alive, as the nearby cities of Los Angeles and San Diego attempt to take the agricultural water run-off that barely sustains the Salton Sea. While covering the historical, economic, political, and environmental issues that face the Sea, this program offers an offbeat portrait of the peculiar and individualistic people who populate its shores. It is an epic western tale of fantastic real estate ventures and failed boomtowns, inner-city gangs fleeing to white small town America, and the subjective notion of success and failure amidst the ruins of the past. duration 1:26:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
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    • KQED all channels, planned overnight maintenance: early Fri 12/19 midnight-6am

      (this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services) We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier. This […]

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      (DT54.1 thru 54.5) Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later. Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap […]

    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

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