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KQED Newsroom Special: Stand Up San Quentin (Episode #336H)

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 29, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Stand Up San Quentin
Once known only as a violent and dangerous place, San Quentin State Prison now has some of the most innovative rehabilitation programs in the California prison system.

In this KQED Newsroom special, Stand Up San Quentin, we get an inside look at a program where inmates write and perform their own stories.

"I'll never forget my first morning at San Quentin," says inmate Emile DeWeaver in his monologue.

"When you're in prison for so long, you get used to one costume. And it's blue," says inmate Azraal Ford to an audience of fellow prisoners. "We all look like Smurfs in here."

We'll also hear from Dionne Wilson, a victims' rights advocate whose husband was murdered and who found healing by volunteering in prison, and from former San Quentin inmate Troy Williams, who sheds light on life after prison.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 30, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Bay Area Arts (Episode #411H)

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 22, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

"Dead Reckoning" The impact of climate change, from rising sea levels to rising temperatures is often expressed through charts and data. But one Bay Area choreographer wants to help audiences see and feel climate change from a new perspective. Producer Sheraz Sadiq takes us backstage with ODC Dance company's production of "Dead Reckoning." Sonja Hinrichsen's snow drawings Imagine working days at a time to create a massive work of public art, only to have it disappear overnight. That's a risk Oakland-based artist Sonja Hinrichsen has learned to embrace, working with snow as her canvas. Producer Lori Halloran and photographer Blake McHugh strapped on their snowshoes to follow Hinrichsen as she attempted her first snow drawing in the high Sierras. Jim Campbell How simple can an image become and still be recognizable? That's what visual artist Jim Campbell explores in his work, using thousands of LED lights. From up close, the lights seem to blink at random, but take a step back and your eyes begin to connect the dots. Producer Monica Lam and photographer Aaron Drury go inside Campbell's workshop. Threshold Choir For more than a decade, the Threshold Choir has been using music to ease the journey through the final days of life. They write and perform original music to people in hospice care. The choir was started by three California women and has grown to include international chapters. Producer Rachel Berger brings us their story.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 23, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Episode #510H

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 15, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 16, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Episode #509H

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Episode #508H

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 2, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
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