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An American Ascent (Episode #901)

KQED World: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 -- 3:00 PM

An American Ascent is a feature documentary about the first African American expedition to tackle North America's highest peak, Denali. In June 2013, nine African Americans set out to build a legacy and become role models for inner city kids and people of color all over America to encourage them to get outside. They did so by taking on the grueling, 20,237 foot peak of the continent's biggest mountain.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 13, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 13, 2018 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 -- 6:00 PM

First Friday (Episode #804)

KQED World: Wed, Jul 4, 2018 -- 3:00 PM

On the first Friday of every month, thousands of people gather in the streets of downtown Oakland. Rich and poor, young and old, black and white, they all meet here. As the event grows, it becomes symbolically attached to the city's larger cultural and economic renaissance. But after a teenager is murdered during the event, the future of First Fridays and the rebirth of Oakland itself is in peril. The film follows six characters at First Friday, just a month after the shooting, where they intersect. A councilwoman, entrepreneur, transgender teen, black resident, musician and two young professionals who come to First Fridays looking for different things. Councilwoman Lynette wants to bridge the divide in her district between the longer time residents and recent transplants who are part of this redevelopment..
This film provides a multi-layered snapshot of a fascinating American city while exploring issues of redevelopment, gentrification and violence that many other urban centers face.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 7, 2018 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 5, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 5, 2018 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 4, 2018 -- 6:00 PM
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