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KQED headquarters, Myles Bess, and Chef Martin Yan

KQED Member Appreciation Week is September 10-16, 2022

KQED is celebrating you! From September 10 to 16, we’re honoring the contributions of our members with events, emails and shout outs on radio, TV and podcasts. Thank you for contributing your effort, attention and dollars to sustain independent public media.

Check out the event lineup below, which includes a panel discussion with Chef Martin Yan, an interactive event for teens and tweens with Myles Bess from Above the Noise and a Member Day at the Walt Disney Museum.

As you tune into your favorite KQED programs on radio, TV and podcasts throughout the week, see if you can catch the expressions of gratitude from some of your favorite KQED personalities!

Myles Bess stands with his hands raised on the KQED Commons. A teen stands next to him holding a mic.Saturday, Sep 10 @ 11am: Finding Our Voices: Young Media Makers in Conversation with Above the Noise Host Myles Bess

What happens when young people get a hold of the mic? Great things! Join us for a conversation between Myles Bess, host of KQED’s Emmy Award-winning show Above the Noise, and KQED Youth Advisory Board members Mahi, Khadeejah and Jessie. We’ll screen some exceptional examples of media made by and with youth. You’ll hear about how they became media makers and how they are contributing their voices to make a difference. Come ready with questions, plus a camera for the Q&A and meet and greet with Myles after! This event is for tweens and teens and their adults.

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People sit and walk on the wide wooden stairs and built-in seats in the KQED lobbySaturday, Sep 10 @ 2pm: The return of KQED Building Tours!

Come take a peek inside the KQED.  Allow our knowledgeable docents to guide you through the building.

Tours are now sold out. Join our waitlist in case spots open up or to receive information about future tours

Reserve your spot for KQED building tours

Salami Rose Joe LouisThursday, Sep 15 @ 7pm: KQED LIVE - Salami Rose Joe Louis x SMARTBOMB

Salami Rose Joe Louis is a cutting-edge Bay Area musician breaking big. The Oakland vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer crafts an addictive blend of sci-fi-inspired electronic pop and jazz.

She joins the downtown Oakland multimedia art party and artist resource collective SMARTBOMB for a double-bill of music and conversation dedicated to how they build a community of interdisciplinary artists.

Join KQED journalists Nastia Voynovskaya and Pendarvis Harshaw and dance to hip-hop, jazz, and electronic music, learn about how beats are created from scratch, and immerse in beautiful video art.

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Walt Disney's The Jungle Book Making a Masterpiece Thursday and Friday, Sep 15-16: KQED Member Days at The Walt Disney Family Museum - Walt Disney's The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece

Acclaimed animator Andreas Deja guest curates this exhibition celebrating the 55th anniversary of the beloved Disney animated classic The Jungle Book (1967). The exhibition will explore the creative complexities behind the making of the movie, including the unique personalities of each character and their voice actor counterparts, the rich artwork and use of cutting-edge animation techniques, the memorable soundtrack of original songs by the Sherman Brothers and Terry Gilkyson, the impact of Walt’s passing during production and the film’s enduring popularity and influence decades after its initial release.

Admission is free September 15–16 for the special exhibition only for KQED members (plus one guest) who present their current KQED member card. Capacity is limited so entry is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Martin Yan smiling, George Chen smiling and holding chopsticks, and Cecilia Phillips smilingFriday, Sep 16, 7pm: Food, Culture and Community: A Conversation with Martin Yan, George Chen and Cecilia Phillips

Join renowned chefs Martin Yan and George Chen for a lively discussion about the way that food impacts culture and politics. They’ll dive into a diverse range of topics, from how food can help bridge cultural divides to the impact of racism and violence against Asian Americans. The discussion will be moderated by Cecilia Phillips, KQED Coordinating Producer/Reporter for Check, Please! Bay Area. After the discussion, enjoy a reception featuring food from Chef George Chen's China Live restaurant.

Forty years ago, with his KQED/PBS show, Yan Can Cook, Martin Yan helped introduce America to the joy and delicious beauty of Chinese cuisine while empowering home cooks to replicate dishes in their own kitchens. Over the span of his career, he has authored 27 cookbooks, started a chain of Yan Can restaurants, been certified a Master Chef, and most recently received a James Beard Lifetime Achievement award in 2022.

George Chen is an award-winning Master Chef with 16 successful restaurants located around the world, including San Francisco’s ever popular China Live, which opened in 2017, and the James Beard award-winning Betelnut restaurant which opened in 1995. Chef Chen is responsible for the creative menu development of all his restaurants and continues his mission to bring fine Chinese food to the forefront of worldwide culinary recognition.

Ticket sales close on Friday, Sept. 16 at 1PM. There will not be any walk-up ticket sales.

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