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KQED World: Sunday, August 24, 2014

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Sunday, August 24, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    America Reframed [#108] My Louisiana Love This film traces a young woman's quest to find a place in her Native American community as it reels from decades of environmental degradation. Monique Verdin returns to Southeast Louisiana to reunite with her Houma Indian family. But soon she sees that her people's traditional way of life is threatened by a cycle of man-made environmental crises. Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil leak are just the latest rounds in this century-old cycle that is forcing Monique's clan to adapt in new ways. Monique must overcome the loss of her house, her father, and her partner, and redefine the meaning of home. duration 1:17:09   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection The Chitimacha, the 1000-member tribe known as "the People of Many Waters," are heirs to an unbroken 8000-year past. Living off the bounty of Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin, one of the richest inland estuaries on the continent, this indigenous nation persists and rejuvenates its culture despite gradually losing its ancestral territory to environmental and man-made forces. This program journeys into sacred places of the Atchafalaya Basin with author Roger Stouff, the son of the last chief of the Chitimacha Indians and a keeper of his family's oral tradition. Stouff shares native stories, beliefs and perspectives about this often overlooked people. An avid fly-fisherman, Stouff laments the certain demise of the river basin, the depletion of its sacred fishing and hunting grounds and the painful "vanishings" of the time-honored Chitimacha way of life. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Teaching Channel Presents [#302] Common Core Prek - 12 We'll start with Pre-K math students and finish up with high school English students as we explore the many ways Common Core is being integrated into classrooms-in both math and ELA the emphasis is teaching students how to think. duration 59:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#333H] No to Tax Dodgers, Yes to Fair Play When it comes to paying taxes, the latest ploy in corporate America's never-ending search for loopholes and escape hatches is "inversion," creative accounting by which companies pretend to be headquartered abroad and make big profits on which they pay little or no US taxes. Inversion is just one more way jobs are being lost overseas and revenue is being drained from government and its services. That's why a recent report by Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz for the Roosevelt Institute is so important. Paying a fair share of taxes and cracking down on corporate tax dodgers, Stiglitz writes, could be a cure for inequality and a faltering economy.
    This week, in an encore presentation, Stiglitz tells Bill Moyers that Apple, Google, GE and a host of other Fortune 500 companies are creating what amounts to "an unlimited IRA for corporations." He says, "I think we can use our tax system to create a better society, to be an expression of our true values. But if people don't think that their tax system is fair, they're not going to want to contribute. It's going to be difficult to get them to pay. And, unfortunately, right now, our tax system is neither fair nor efficient. We have a tax system that reflects not the interest of the middle. We have a tax system that reflects the interest of the 1%."
    Joseph Stiglitz's best-selling books - including The Price of Inequality, The Trillion Dollar War and Freefall - have shaped worldwide debates on globalization, income inequality and the role of government in the financial marketplace. He is currently a professor at Columbia University, a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and president of the International Economic Association. Stiglitz served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Bill Clinton, and as chief economist of the World Bank.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 am
    Asia This Week [#417] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5407H] Simmering racial tensions on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri and US military action in Iraq were just two of the issues President Obama addressed during his vacation on Martha's Vineyard this week.
    * Calm is slowly returning to the streets of Ferguson where clashes between police and protestors upset over the shooting death of an unarmed teenager have gone on for nearly 2 weeks. In addition to a grand jury investigation, Attorney General Eric Holder has launched a federal probe into possible civil rights violations surrounding the police-involved shooting of Michael Brown. While the president returned to the White House on Monday to address the situation in Ferguson, his decision not to visit the town was met with some criticism.
    * As the story in Ferguson plays out, President Obama is also working on the international threat posed by ISIL, the terrorist group also known as the Islamic State. The militants released a video this week showing the savage execution of journalist James Foley. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel calls the extremists an imminent threat to America adding, "This is beyond anything that we've seen. We must prepare for everything." President Obama remains resolute that the US will continue airstrikes against ISIL targets in Iraq, but will that be enough to stop the brutal terror organization? * In Texas, GOP Governor Rick Perry finds himself fighting felony charges just as his likely campaign for president was getting some traction. Supporters call the charges a political ploy while Perry is painting himself as a victim of an over-zealous Democratic prosecutor. Joining Gwen Ifill around the table to discuss these issues and more are Pierre Thomas of ABC News, Christi Parsons of Tribune Newspapers, Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 am
    McLaughlin Group [#3235H] duration 27:30   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 am
    Charlie Rose - The Week [#206H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:30 am
    European Journal [#3234] Joint Border Patrols: Decreasing Criminal Activity Ireland: Dark Past - A horrific report shook Ireland this summer. It was suggested babies that had died in a home for unwed mothers were buried in mass graves around the site. The home was in operation up until the 1960's. Such homes were run by the Catholic church on behalf of the Irish government. Tens of thousands of unmarried mothers gave birth in them. Many of them tell of medical experiments on infants, neglect and forced adoption. Their infant mortality rate was much higher than the national average. Now the state and church are investigating what actually happened in what were called mother and baby homes. Crimea: Changing Sides - After the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula by Russia, people there are trying to return to everyday life. But the road to normality is long, and political stances in Kiev and Moscow have solidified. While politicians argue about topics such as possession of Crimea, how to feed the people on the peninsula and what will happen to tourism, the football club hitherto known as FC Sevastopol has its own worries. The team used to play in the Ukrainian Premier League. Now under another name and with a changed squad, they've been incorporated into the third division of the Russian league. But the Ukrainian football federation is opposed to the move - as are the international associations FIFA and UEFA. Poland/Germany: Joint Border Patrols - The border between Germany and Poland is nearly 500 kilometres long. Now Poland is part of the Schengen area, there are no more checks on the border crossings. For criminals that's a great advantage; for the police, a big problem. Since the opening of the German-Polish border in 2007, cross-border criminal activity has increased. Car thieves in particular take advantage of the freedom to travel eastwards. That's why since 2007 German and Polish police have been on patrol together on both sides of the border. But until now, according to law, the police from the respective neighboring country had to give up pursuing criminals shortly before they reached border. Now a new agreement on cross-border police cooperation, ensures police the same rights on both sides of the border. That should make pursuing suspects more effective. Spain: Catalonian Dream - It's long been clear that Catalonia would like to secede from Spain. A referendum on independence is planned for 9 November. The government in Madrid, however, has declared the referendum illegal. Thirty-two years on Public Television! duration 26:10   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    America Reframed [#108] My Louisiana Love This film traces a young woman's quest to find a place in her Native American community as it reels from decades of environmental degradation. Monique Verdin returns to Southeast Louisiana to reunite with her Houma Indian family. But soon she sees that her people's traditional way of life is threatened by a cycle of man-made environmental crises. Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil leak are just the latest rounds in this century-old cycle that is forcing Monique's clan to adapt in new ways. Monique must overcome the loss of her house, her father, and her partner, and redefine the meaning of home. duration 1:17:09   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 am
    QUEST [#602H] Pump It Up: Heart Health Special Report Investigate the number one cause of death in America, heart disease, which kills close to 600,000 people each year - more than die from cancer, car accidents or AIDS. Meet a teenager trying to lower her risk; a heart attack patient and the team that saved her life, and a researcher working to one day rebuild a damaged heart from the inside out. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Asia Biz Forecast [#518H] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:30 am
    Consuelo Mack WealthTrack [#1109] Dynamic Value Duo This week features an exclusive get together with two outstanding value investors. Weitz Funds' Wally Weitz and investment advisor Tom Russo discuss the different places each is finding value and why Warren Buffet is their investment hero. Guests: Tom Russo, Partner, Gardner Russo & Gardner; General Partner, Semper Vic Partners, L.P.; Wallace Weitz, President & Founder, Weitz Funds; Portfolio Manager, Weitz Partners Value Fund. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Truth About Money with Ric Edelman [#325H] Ric Edelman does the math on how recent tax code changes will impact itemized deductions. Plus, a sci-fi medical gadget is on the verge of becoming reality. And are you riding the wave of change or drowning under it? All that and much more on this edition of The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This American Land [#404] Seamount of Life. Arctic Traffic, Altamaha River Pollution, Diatoms and Climate Change Using special recording technology to document the spawning of endangered fish like the Nassau grouper, scientists in the Caribbean study spawning aggregation sites that are critically important for the survival of many ocean species. We follow them to one of these sites off the western coast of Puerto Rico that has been severely impacted by overfishing; conservationists say an effectively enforced marine protected area is urgently needed there. Climate change is causing a rapid loss of summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, opening the region to more shipping traffic, oil exploration and other industrial activities that were never possible before. This is creating growing risks to whales, walruses, seals and seabirds - especially in the narrow migration corridor in the Bering Strait. The traffic also poses new risks to the region's local native people who hunt and fish in small boats. Conservationists are pressing for new measures to protect the marine environment, wildlife and welfare of local residents in the changing Arctic. The Altamaha River in southern Georgia is a major waterway, still undammed, flowing in its natural state more than a hundred miles to the Atlantic and its spectacular estuary. But there's a large pulp mill on the river that has been operating for decades, and critics say it has been discharging pollution into the river which they allege the pulp company refuses to clean up, and which the state of Georgia has been slow to address. We go to the river to see for ourselves. In another story on the warming Arctic, we meet researchers in Greenland who gather samples of fossilized microscopic algae in lake sediments, discovering vital clues about past and current climate change in the region. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    McLaughlin Group [#3235H] duration 27:30   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:30 am
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5407H] Simmering racial tensions on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri and US military action in Iraq were just two of the issues President Obama addressed during his vacation on Martha's Vineyard this week.
    * Calm is slowly returning to the streets of Ferguson where clashes between police and protestors upset over the shooting death of an unarmed teenager have gone on for nearly 2 weeks. In addition to a grand jury investigation, Attorney General Eric Holder has launched a federal probe into possible civil rights violations surrounding the police-involved shooting of Michael Brown. While the president returned to the White House on Monday to address the situation in Ferguson, his decision not to visit the town was met with some criticism.
    * As the story in Ferguson plays out, President Obama is also working on the international threat posed by ISIL, the terrorist group also known as the Islamic State. The militants released a video this week showing the savage execution of journalist James Foley. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel calls the extremists an imminent threat to America adding, "This is beyond anything that we've seen. We must prepare for everything." President Obama remains resolute that the US will continue airstrikes against ISIL targets in Iraq, but will that be enough to stop the brutal terror organization? * In Texas, GOP Governor Rick Perry finds himself fighting felony charges just as his likely campaign for president was getting some traction. Supporters call the charges a political ploy while Perry is painting himself as a victim of an over-zealous Democratic prosecutor. Joining Gwen Ifill around the table to discuss these issues and more are Pierre Thomas of ABC News, Christi Parsons of Tribune Newspapers, Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:00 am
    KQED NEWSROOM [#140H] Special Edition: California Prisons Invest in Rehabilitation for "Lifer" Inmates
    Special Edition: California Prisons Invest in Rehabilitation for "Lifer" Inmates

    Until recently, prisoners serving life sentences in California had slim chances of ever getting paroled. With sentences of 15, 25 or 30 years to life, most of these so-called "lifers" are doing time for murder. Now, driven by court rulings that make it harder to deny parole, a record number of lifers are getting out -- nearly 2,300 since 2009, or more than three times the number paroled in the previous 17 years combined.

    For the first time, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is offering classes aimed directly at lifers to prepare them for life on the outside. The prisoners who participate don't know if they'll ever get out, but they say the classes help them develop life skills, understand the impact of their crimes, and show the parole board that they're no longer a risk to public safety.

    Scott Shafer goes inside Solano Prison in Vacaville to see what the CDCR's programs have to offer and also hears from a paroled lifer about his struggles and successes.

    Thuy Vu talks with parole board chief Jennifer Shaffer about what the board looks for and how hearings are conducted. A panel discussion moderated by Scott Shafer provides additional perspective.

    Guests:
    • Jennifer Shaffer, Board of Parole Hearings Executive Officer
    • Carla Javits, REDF CEO & President
    • Gary Lieberstein, Napa County District Attorney
    • Marvin Speed, California State Parole Administrator

    Further Reporting:
    New Classes Aim to Help Paroled "Lifer" Inmates After Release
    More Lifers Coverage

    duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 11:30 am
    Moyers & Company [#333H] No to Tax Dodgers, Yes to Fair Play When it comes to paying taxes, the latest ploy in corporate America's never-ending search for loopholes and escape hatches is "inversion," creative accounting by which companies pretend to be headquartered abroad and make big profits on which they pay little or no US taxes. Inversion is just one more way jobs are being lost overseas and revenue is being drained from government and its services. That's why a recent report by Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz for the Roosevelt Institute is so important. Paying a fair share of taxes and cracking down on corporate tax dodgers, Stiglitz writes, could be a cure for inequality and a faltering economy.
    This week, in an encore presentation, Stiglitz tells Bill Moyers that Apple, Google, GE and a host of other Fortune 500 companies are creating what amounts to "an unlimited IRA for corporations." He says, "I think we can use our tax system to create a better society, to be an expression of our true values. But if people don't think that their tax system is fair, they're not going to want to contribute. It's going to be difficult to get them to pay. And, unfortunately, right now, our tax system is neither fair nor efficient. We have a tax system that reflects not the interest of the middle. We have a tax system that reflects the interest of the 1%."
    Joseph Stiglitz's best-selling books - including The Price of Inequality, The Trillion Dollar War and Freefall - have shaped worldwide debates on globalization, income inequality and the role of government in the financial marketplace. He is currently a professor at Columbia University, a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and president of the International Economic Association. Stiglitz served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Bill Clinton, and as chief economist of the World Bank.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly [#1751] RELIGIOUS RESPONSE TO FERGUSON - As protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, many religious leaders and members of faith communities are calling for new national conversations about racial inequality, social justice, and the use of police force. R&E discusses the responses of religious communities with Alton Pollard III, dean of Howard University Divinity School, and Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. "I'm particularly concerned when I see white people and African-American people not having conversations with one another about what's happening in Ferguson," says Moore. "That needs to change in our own congregational life." Observes Pollard: "We haven't always been able to figure out our way to each other, recognizing our commonalities, our similarities, even with all of the issues that continue to divide. "
    CHINA ORPHAN CARE - Former Hollywood screenwriter Jenny Bowen was moved to adopt two orphaned Chinese girls after she and her husband learned about the widespread abandonment and neglect of children in China, many of them girls. Bowen went on to found the Half the Sky Foundation, which has trained 12,000 teachers and nannies in 27 Chinese provinces to care for the orphans. "Before Half the Sky, children were tied to their chairs. They were lying in bed. You could see the tragedy," says Bowen. "These children are going on with their lives. They're being treated like their lives matter. They know it, and they know they're loved, so they thrive."
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 pm
    QUEST [#602H] Pump It Up: Heart Health Special Report Investigate the number one cause of death in America, heart disease, which kills close to 600,000 people each year - more than die from cancer, car accidents or AIDS. Meet a teenager trying to lower her risk; a heart attack patient and the team that saved her life, and a researcher working to one day rebuild a damaged heart from the inside out. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Miller Center's American Forum [#2209H] The Curtain Rises On 2016 The Curtain Rises on 2016: A roundup of discussion, analysis and predictions on the developing 2016 presidential campaign featuring interviews with Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, former Indiana Gov./Sen. Evan Bayh and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, and Virginia US Senator Tim Kaine. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1302] Globe Trekker Food Hour: Spice Trails Merrilees Parker, Padma Lakshmi, Tyler Florence and Peter Gordon travel the world to see how control of the spice trails has made great cities and destroyed ancient civilizations. Our guides travel from the Molucca Islands of Indonesia, the original home of cloves and nutmeg, to the Indian province of Kerala, with its native pepper and cardamom. Leaving behind Sri Lanka's sublime cinnamon, they cross the oceans on Arab dhows, Chinese treasure junks and Portuguese caravels, in search of the world's flavor. Other stops along the trail include Venice, Beirut, Cairo, China, Spain and the Caribbean. Viewers will discover the secret spice blends that define the great cuisines of the world, including Jamaican jerk seasoning, Indian garam masala, Chinese 5-spice powder and Middle Eastern harissa. duration 57:32   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Nature [#2907H] Raccoon Nation Are we, in an effort to outwit raccoons, actually making them smarter and unwittingly contributing to their evolutionary success? Are the ever more complex obstacles that our fast-paced urban world throws at them actually pushing the development of raccoon brains? In this film, scientists from around the world share their thoughts and work to help explore this scientific theory. Attempting to do something that has never been done before, they closely follow a family of urban raccoons as they navigate the complex world of a big city. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nova [#3813H] Finding Life Beyond Earth - Are We Alone? Scientists are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: are we alone? Combining the latest telescope images with dazzling CGI, this episode immerses audiences in the sights and sounds of alien worlds, while top astrobiologists explain how these places are changing how we think about the potential for life in our solar system. We used to think our neighboring planets and moons were fairly boring - mostly cold, dead rocks where life could never take hold. Today, however, the solar system looks wilder than we ever imagined. Powerful telescopes and unmanned space missions have revealed a wide range of dynamic environments - atmospheres thick with organic molecules, active volcanoes, and vast saltwater oceans. This ongoing revolution is forcing scientists to expand their ideas about what kinds of worlds could support life. And if we do find primitive life forms elsewhere in the solar system, it may well be that life is common in the universe -- the rule, and not the exception. duration 55:45   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Nova [#3814H] Finding Life Beyond Earth - Moons and Beyond Scientists are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: are we alone? Combining the latest telescope images with dazzling CGI, "Finding Life Beyond Earth" immerses audiences in the sights and sounds of alien worlds, while top astrobiologists explain how these places are changing how we think about the potential for life in our solar system. We used to think our neighboring planets and moons were fairly boring -- mostly cold, dead rocks where life could never take hold. Today, however, the solar system looks wilder than we ever imagined. Powerful telescopes and unmanned space missions have revealed a wide range of dynamic environments -- atmospheres thick with organic molecules, active volcanoes, and vast saltwater oceans. This ongoing revolution is forcing scientists to expand their ideas about what kinds of worlds could support life. And if we do find primitive life forms elsewhere in the solar system, it may well be that life is common in the universe -- the rule, and not the exception. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#202H] Included: amid the country's population explosion, NewsHour Weekend returns to the Philippines to examine the effects of its staggering birth rate, caused partly by little or no access to contraception or family planning advice. Mark Litke follows mothers and newborns from one of the busiest maternity wards in the world to the overcrowded slums where families live in poverty. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:30 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#140H] Special Edition: California Prisons Invest in Rehabilitation for "Lifer" Inmates
    Special Edition: California Prisons Invest in Rehabilitation for "Lifer" Inmates

    Until recently, prisoners serving life sentences in California had slim chances of ever getting paroled. With sentences of 15, 25 or 30 years to life, most of these so-called "lifers" are doing time for murder. Now, driven by court rulings that make it harder to deny parole, a record number of lifers are getting out -- nearly 2,300 since 2009, or more than three times the number paroled in the previous 17 years combined.

    For the first time, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is offering classes aimed directly at lifers to prepare them for life on the outside. The prisoners who participate don't know if they'll ever get out, but they say the classes help them develop life skills, understand the impact of their crimes, and show the parole board that they're no longer a risk to public safety.

    Scott Shafer goes inside Solano Prison in Vacaville to see what the CDCR's programs have to offer and also hears from a paroled lifer about his struggles and successes.

    Thuy Vu talks with parole board chief Jennifer Shaffer about what the board looks for and how hearings are conducted. A panel discussion moderated by Scott Shafer provides additional perspective.

    Guests:
    • Jennifer Shaffer, Board of Parole Hearings Executive Officer
    • Carla Javits, REDF CEO & President
    • Gary Lieberstein, Napa County District Attorney
    • Marvin Speed, California State Parole Administrator

    Further Reporting:
    New Classes Aim to Help Paroled "Lifer" Inmates After Release
    More Lifers Coverage

    duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 7:00 pm
    Global Voices [#713] Ice People No one gets to Antarctica by accident. For the few scientific teams who brave this beautiful and silent landscape, it feels like another planet. Their discoveries yield secrets about the Earth's past and future, and prompt questions about our place in the world. This documentary captures the experience of vastness and claustrophobia, of excitement and waiting, and of a life still set to nature's rhythm. duration 1:26:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:30 pm
    New Environmentalists [#2013] From Chicago to Karoo The latest installment of the Emmy award winning series features portraits of 6 passionate and dedicated activists. They are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm's way to battle intimidating adversaries, while often creating partnerships with unlikely allies. The New Environmentalists share a common goal, safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for environmental justice in their communities. duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nature [#2907H] Raccoon Nation Are we, in an effort to outwit raccoons, actually making them smarter and unwittingly contributing to their evolutionary success? Are the ever more complex obstacles that our fast-paced urban world throws at them actually pushing the development of raccoon brains? In this film, scientists from around the world share their thoughts and work to help explore this scientific theory. Attempting to do something that has never been done before, they closely follow a family of urban raccoons as they navigate the complex world of a big city. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    My Wild Affair [#102] The Ape Who Went to College This is the incredible story of Chantek, the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus during the 70s and 80s. Taught to speak in sign language, he is now living among his own kind at Zoo Atlanta, although he describes himself as an "orangutan person. " duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 pm
    Global Voices [#713] Ice People No one gets to Antarctica by accident. For the few scientific teams who brave this beautiful and silent landscape, it feels like another planet. Their discoveries yield secrets about the Earth's past and future, and prompt questions about our place in the world. This documentary captures the experience of vastness and claustrophobia, of excitement and waiting, and of a life still set to nature's rhythm. duration 1:26:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    New Environmentalists [#2013] From Chicago to Karoo The latest installment of the Emmy award winning series features portraits of 6 passionate and dedicated activists. They are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm's way to battle intimidating adversaries, while often creating partnerships with unlikely allies. The New Environmentalists share a common goal, safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for environmental justice in their communities. duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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    • KQET (DT25) Over the Air: Wed 8/27

      We are aware of the break-up issues for our DT25 Over the Air signal in the Monterey/Salinas area. This will also affect viewers of any cable or satellite signal provider using that transmitter as their source. Engineers are working on the problem.

    • Week of 8/25: Sutro Tower work (including KQED 9 Over the Air)

      (Affects several San Francisco TV & Radio stations, including KQED 9.1, 9.2 & 9.3) During the week of August 25, Monday through Friday, between 9am and 4pm, several TV and radio stations will be switching to their Auxiliary antennas. This is being done so that the tower crew can perform routine maintenance on the regular […]

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      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) KQET DT25 was off the air for a portion of Sunday morning, due to the transmitter taking a power hit. The signal has been restored. Most receivers should have re-acquired our signal once it returned, but a few Over the Air viewers may need to do a rescan in order to restore […]

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