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Charm City (Episode #2015)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 22, 2019 -- 10:00 PM

Meet a group of Baltimore citizens, police and government officials as they cope with the consequences of three years of unparalleled violence. With grit, fury and compassion, they're trying to reclaim their city's future.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 25, 2019 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 25, 2019 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 24, 2019 -- 4:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 23, 2019 -- 4:00 AM

What Lies Upstream (Episode #1915)

KQED World: Wed, Apr 17, 2019 -- 3:30 PM

Travel to West Virginia with investigative filmmaker Cullen Hoback in this detective story that uncovers the troubling truth behind a massive chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water for months.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 20, 2019 -- 9:00 AM

Democrats/Democrats/Soft Vengeance (Episode #1714)

KQED World: Sat, Apr 13, 2019 -- 9:00 AM

Watch history being made as Zimbabwe attempts to draft its first-ever democratic constitution. Filmed over three years, this riveting account of a country's challenging first steps towards democracy plays like a true-life political thriller.

The Providers (Episode #2014)

KQED World: Wed, Apr 10, 2019 -- 5:00 PM

Follow three "country doctors" in rural New Mexico -- the site of a physician shortage and an opioid epidemic -- who work at clinics that offer care for all, regardless of ability to pay.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 -- 6:00 AM

The Prison In Twelve Landscapes (Episode #1816)

KQED World: Wed, Apr 10, 2019 -- 2:00 AM

More people are imprisoned in the United States at this present moment than in any other time or place in history, yet prisons themselves have never felt further away or more out of sight. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a film about the prison in which we never see an actual penitentiary. A meditation on the prison's disappearance in the era of mass incarceration, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of ordinary places across the USA where prisons affect lives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 10, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 10, 2019 -- 7:00 AM

Democrats/Democrats/Soft Vengeance (Episode #1714)

KQED World: Tue, Apr 9, 2019 -- 3:00 PM

Watch history being made as Zimbabwe attempts to draft its first-ever democratic constitution. Filmed over three years, this riveting account of a country's challenging first steps towards democracy plays like a true-life political thriller.

The Providers (Episode #2014)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 8, 2019 -- 10:00 PM

Follow three "country doctors" in rural New Mexico -- the site of a physician shortage and an opioid epidemic -- who work at clinics that offer care for all, regardless of ability to pay.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 9, 2019 -- 4:00 AM

The Prison In Twelve Landscapes (Episode #1816)

KQED World: Fri, Apr 5, 2019 -- 3:00 PM

More people are imprisoned in the United States at this present moment than in any other time or place in history, yet prisons themselves have never felt further away or more out of sight. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a film about the prison in which we never see an actual penitentiary. A meditation on the prison's disappearance in the era of mass incarceration, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of ordinary places across the USA where prisons affect lives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 10, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 10, 2019 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 6, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 6, 2019 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 5, 2019 -- 6:00 PM

Tre Maison Dasan (Episode #2013)

KQED World: Wed, Apr 3, 2019 -- 5:30 PM

Explore the lives of Tre, Maison and Dasan, three of the estimated one in 14 American children with a parent in prison. Take an emotional look at relationships tested by separation and the challenges of growing up with a parent behind bars.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 4, 2019 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 4, 2019 -- 6:30 AM

Welcome to Leith (Episode #1713)

KQED World: Tue, Apr 2, 2019 -- 3:30 PM

Explore how residents of a North Dakota town struggle against a notorious white supremacist. As his behavior becomes more threatening, tensions soar and the residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbor.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 3, 2019 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 3, 2019 -- 6:30 AM

Tre Maison Dasan (Episode #2013)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 -- 10:00 PM

Explore the lives of Tre, Maison and Dasan, three of the estimated one in 14 American children with a parent in prison. Take an emotional look at relationships tested by separation and the challenges of growing up with a parent behind bars.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 4, 2019 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 4, 2019 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 2, 2019 -- 4:00 AM

The Judge (Episode #2004)

KQED World: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 -- 7:00 AM

Take a rare glimpse into Shari'a law (Islamic law), an often misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East's religious courts.

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    • KQED Transmitter will be off (03/06/2019)

      KQED transmitter will off on March 6th at  3-6 at 3am-6am.  This will disrupt over-the-air reception and DirectTV viewers. Comcast and Monterey reception will not be impacted.

    • KQED FM on Comcast services

      KQED FM and other radio channels were recently dropped from Comcast’s local cable offerings. Affected users can still listen to KQED at 88.5 FM on their radios, or listen to the live stream at kqed.org/listenlive or by downloading the KQED app, or on smart speakers.

    • KQED DT9, Sutro Tower ? Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

      Engineers at Sutro Tower in San Francisco will be doing their annual maintenance work 9am-4pm Mon 8/20 through Fri 8/24.  All stations transmitting from Sutro Tower will be dropping to half-power each day, and perhaps moving from main antennas at the top of the tower to auxiliary antennas at the “waist” (middle) of the tower … Continue reading KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

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