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Yellow Fever (Episode #313)

KQED World: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Yellow Fever follows young Navajo veteran, Tina Garnanez on her journey to investigate the history of the Navajo Uranium Boom, its lasting impacts in her area and the potential new mining in her region. She begins as a curious family member and becomes an advocate, lobbyist, activist and vocal proponent for transparency and environmental justice.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

A Will for the Woods (Episode #308)

KQED World: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Musician, folk dancer, and psychiatrist Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial, determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth. He has discovered a movement that uses burial to conserve and restore natural areas, forgoing toxic, wasteful funeral practices engineered to preserve the body at the ecosystem's expense. Clark, a spirited and charismatic advocate, sets out to save a tract of forest with the help of green burial pioneers and a compassionate local cemeterian.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Kivalina (Episode #423)

KQED World: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

At the edge of the world, the Inupiaq people are fighting for survival. Kivalina documents life on this namesake island that teeters on the edge of the North Pacific. Once a nomadic people, the Inupiaq were relocated to Kivalina, Alaska, by the US government more than a century ago. Today, the community struggles to maintain itself in the face of forces largely beyond its control. Climate change threatens to drown the village under rising ocean levels. The neglect of a government thousands of miles away delays repairs to the crumbling sea wall that routinely fails to protect the island from the flooding caused by ever more frequent storms. And, as the melting ice opens up the north to resource extraction and tanker traffic, an oil spill would wipe out the whales and with it the community. The everyday lives of the Inupiaq people carry on under the weight of these impending disasters. Director Gina Abatemarco and her crew document traditional hunting and food preparation, coexisting with the frustrations of teenage boredom and bureaucratic intransigence. Kivalina shows the consequences of colonialism, economic exploitation, and bureaucratic neglect for this community while foregrounding the voices of the people themselves. Intimate and unflinching, the film shows the cultural as well as the environmental consequences of climate change.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

By The River of Babylon: An Elegy for South Louisiana (Episode #324)

KQED World: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

This program looks at the disappearing culture and environment in Southwest Louisiana: its marshlands and man's calamitous engineering mistakes, and the unique habitat that gave rise to the Cajun and Creole, music, culture and people left in its wake. With compelling footage and expert commentary from Bob Marshall, a local Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, among others, the film documents the facades and interiors of a good number of famed but decaying dance halls.
Riveting performances by leading Zydeco proponents such as Clifton Chenier and Beau Jocque are juxtaposed by thorough and thoughtful explanations such as the rapacious dredging of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet through wetlands to give oil tankers direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana, a major source of energy for the nation, is being destroyed bit by bit and the region's eco-system and marshland continues to be damaged by flooding due to both storms and river reconstruction. Like the famed music of the region, the documentary is both a love letter and a lament over the destruction of the region and by association, the decline of its culture and way of life.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Divide In Concord (Episode #407)

KQED World: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

The year was 1775 in Concord, Massachusetts when colonists fired the infamous 'shot heard round the world' that began the American Revolution. One hundred years later, the work of local resident Henry David Thoreau began the environmental movement. And now, the spirit of revolution has returned to town. Jean Hill, a fiery 84-year-old widow and mother of four, wants to ban the sale of bottled water from Concord. Her path begins when her grandson tells her about the disastrous environmental effects of the empty plastic bottles Jean presents a bylaw to ban the sale of single-serve plastic bottles at the 2010 and 2011 Town Meetings. After losing by seven votes in 2011, she vows to continue the crusade with neighbor and Harvard Law Grad, Jill Appel. If enacted, the law would be the first of its kind in the world. But all are not in agreement with the ban. Merchants are wary of the bylaw. Philanthropist, mother, model and celebrity publicist Adriana Cohen takes the fight to the spotlight, calling the ban an attack on freedom. With billions of dollars at stake, The International Bottled Water Association sends in the cavalry. The town is abuzz as Patriot's Day celebrations begin. War re-enactors take the field, cannons fire at dawn, and the parades commence. April's Town Meeting provides the stage for Concord's latest battle. From the town that began America and Environmentalism, springs a new Revolution.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 6, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 6, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
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