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Tough Trains: Cuba's Sugar Railroads (Episode #1610H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Cuba was one of the first countries in the world to build a railway, starting all the way back in 1837. At the time, Cuba was the world's largest sugar producer, and its early railways were designed not with passengers in mind, but to transport sugarcane to the mills and refined sugar to the ports. In this episode, host Ian Wright goes on an eye-opening and hair-raising train journey across the Caribbean island of Cuba. The communist country's railway network is dilapidated and very unreliable, but it ends up being a fantastically enjoyable trip.

North East England (Episode #1626H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Globe trekker Megan McCormick visits The Eternal City, taking in the sites including the Colosseum and the Forum, and exploring the architectural legacies of famous Emperors such as Augustus, Nero and Trajan, who erected triumphal arches and obelisks to decorate the city and celebrate their military victories. McCormick also takes a day trip outside the crumbling city walls to visit Roman villas and aqueducts along the ancient Roman road, The Appian Way.

Art Trails of the French Riviera (Episode #1604H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Kate Comer searches out the refuges and favorite playgrounds of great artists like Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso and Chagall along the extraordinary art trail of the French Riviera. Exploring the towns of Arles, Aix, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Antibes, Vence, Biot and Nice, Kate takes in the sun and peerless blue skies, the rugged mountains and sublime coastline that attracted these iconoclasts to the Riviera.

Eastern Canada (Episode #1511H)

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Zoe D'Amato begins her travels in Newfoundland and Labrador, then heads to the maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. She makes her way to Quebec to soak in its old-world, European culture and concludes her trip in Ontario, where she experiences the dizzying heights of Toronto's CN Tower and the thundering magnificence of Niagara Falls.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

Road Trip: Patagonia (Episode #1607H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Zay Harding takes a journey along Ruta 40 by climbing Volcan Lanin, the highest peak in the area. Traveling down the Seven Lakes Drive, he passes through the Lake District in San Carlos de Bariloche, heads next to the former hippie colony of El Bolson, boards the La Trochita steam train, searches for Butch Cassidy's hideout in Cholila and drives on to Trevelin, a town founded by Welsh immigrants that maintains that culture. Zay then makes the long trek to Cueva de las Manos to admire its incredible rock art, reaches El Chalten for the spectacular view of Mount Fitz Roy before the final leg that takes him to the Cabo Virgenes lighthouse, the last stop on Ruta 40.

Food Hour: Sicily (Episode #1625H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Bobby Chinn discovers the cultural and historical influences that define contemporary Sicilian cuisine. Occupations by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, the French and the Spanish have all played their part by introducing techniques and ingredients that have created one of the most layered and intriguing global cuisines. Very closely related to its religious and spiritual life, Sicilian cuisine is above all a reflection of the island's cultural and historical events.

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      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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