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Making North America: Human (Episode #4222)

KQED World: Thu, Aug 16, 2018 -- 4:00 PM

From Ice Age to oil boom, discover the challenges faced and the wealth uncovered as humans take over the continent. How did we turn rocks into riches? And what catastrophic natural disasters could threaten the civilization we've built?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 -- 5:00 AM

Great Escape at Dunkirk (Episode #4505H)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 16, 2018 -- 5:00 AM

Join archaeologists and divers recovering remains of ships and planes lost during World War II's epic Dunkirk operation. Discover new evidence of the ingenious technology that helped save Allied forces from defeat by the encircling Germans.

Making North America: Human (Episode #4222)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 16, 2018 -- 4:00 AM

From Ice Age to oil boom, discover the challenges faced and the wealth uncovered as humans take over the continent. How did we turn rocks into riches? And what catastrophic natural disasters could threaten the civilization we've built?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 -- 5:00 AM

Great Escape at Dunkirk (Episode #4505H)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 -- 11:00 PM

Join archaeologists and divers recovering remains of ships and planes lost during World War II's epic Dunkirk operation. Discover new evidence of the ingenious technology that helped save Allied forces from defeat by the encircling Germans.

Making North America: Human (Episode #4222)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 -- 10:00 PM

From Ice Age to oil boom, discover the challenges faced and the wealth uncovered as humans take over the continent. How did we turn rocks into riches? And what catastrophic natural disasters could threaten the civilization we've built?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 -- 5:00 AM

Making North America: Life (Episode #4221)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 8, 2018 -- 10:00 PM

In this episode we unpack the mysteries of how life evolved in North America. From massive volcanic eruptions, that killed three quarters of all species, to the appearance of giant inland seas populated by huge marine dinosaurs, the geology and life of North America have always gone hand in hand. We also reveal the part that geology played in the arrival of humans on the continent, as the appearance of the Panamanian land bridge altered ocean currents, helping bring about the last ice age.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 10, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 10, 2018 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 9, 2018 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 9, 2018 -- 4:00 AM

Making North America: Origins (Episode #4220)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 1, 2018 -- 10:00 PM

See the epic 3-billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to huge eruptions that nearly tore the Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to North America.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 3, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 3, 2018 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 2, 2018 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 2, 2018 -- 4:00 AM

Treasures of the Earth: Power (Episode #4320)

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 1, 2018 -- 11:00 AM

Drill down to discover how Earth's natural treasures provide bountiful energy to power our modern world yet are also driving us to seek new, cleaner alternatives that can help us keep the lights on.

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