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Ann Cleeves / Cold Earth and the Crow Trap (Episode #623)

KQED World: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Gerda Saunders joins us with her very personal book - Memory's Last Breath - based on the "field notes" she keeps in her journal about her life distorted by dementia. Coping with the complications of losing short-term memory, Saunders takes the reader and our viewers on a personal investigation of the brain and its mysteries, examining science and literature, and immersing herself in vivid memories of her childhood in South Africa.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

George Saunders / Lincoln in the Bardo (Episode #620)

KQED World: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Lincoln in the Bardo is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. The long-awaited first novel from George Saunders: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Viet Thanh Nguyen / The Refugees (Episode #619)

KQED World: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Pulitzer prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen shares with Well Read audiences his second work of fiction, The Refugees. A book about the aspirations of those who leave one country for another, and the relationships and desires for self-fulfillment that define our lives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 16, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Ian Rankin: Rather Be The Devil (Episode #618)

KQED World: Fri, Jul 7, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

International best selling author Ian Rankin, fresh from his homeland of Scotland, talks about his latest tale for popular detective John Rebus in the new book Rather Be The Devil. A must read about power, corruption, and bitter rivalries in the dark heart of Edinburgh.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 9, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 7, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Sherman Alexie / You Don't Have to Say You Love (Episode #626)

KQED World: Sun, Jul 2, 2017 -- 8:30 AM

Alexie shares raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine-growing up dirt-poor on an Indian reservation, one of four children raised by alcoholic parents. Throughout, a portrait emerges of his mother as a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated woman. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me is a powerful account of a complicated relationship, an unflinching and unforgettable remembrance from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award winner.

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      KQET (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) was unable to transmit from late Saturday 6/02 through early Monday 6/04 due to a break in the third party fiber feed somewhere between KQED?s Master Control room in San Francisco and the uplink reception point at California State University Monterey Bay. The break was found and fixed shortly after … Continue reading 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

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      We are experiencing a technical issue with DIRECTV which has affected our broadcast in High Definition.  We appreciate your patience, and for watching KQED Public Television!

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      UPDATE: The technical issue that we were experiencing has been resolved. KQED WORLD has now resumed regularly scheduled programming. Please find a discrepancy report below. 13:00-13:32 ET Secrets of the Dead #1602: Van Gogh?s Ear 13:32 ET: Regularly scheduled programming resumes ***Due to a technical issue, KQED WORLD will be airing evergreen programming (Secrets of … Continue reading KQED World Technical Issue

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