Upcoming Broadcasts:

The Green Bronx Machine: The Power of a Classroom Farm (Bronx, NY) (#808H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Stephen Ritz will be the first to tell you he's not a farmer. But while his days are spent mostly indoors and with no tractor in sight, he tends to perhaps the most important crop of all: hundreds of elementary school-aged students growing up in the poorest congressional district in America. It is, essentially, the worst soil possible for anything to thrive. But here, Stephen embeds himself - heart and soul - into their lives on a daily basis. Armed with the power of "real food" (that is, fresh fruits and vegetables) in building healthy minds and bodies, Stephen has committed his life's work to teaching kids to grow it in a one-of-a-kind incredible learning environment that he created. In the process, the real-life application of doing it has transcended all levels of academics: reading, writing, math, science, and so much more.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 3, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

In Susan's Garden: A Backyard Habitat in Harmony with Nature (Spokane, WA) (#809H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

One thing all gardeners have in common is the desire to see other people's beautiful gardens. In fact, while many of our viewers enjoy painstakingly-maintained public gardens, nearly all prefer the ideas and inspiration they receive from an up-close look at more down-to-earth personal gardens. Today, we'll respond to many viewers' request for more visits to personal gardens with an episode that will not disappoint. Susan Mulvihill, an avid gardener, birder, and nature lover in Spokane, has created an inviting habitat for the creatures great and small that she welcomes to her garden. We'll learn some of Susan's best tips for creating a beautiful backyard habitat in harmony with nature.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Private Garden of a Public Gardener (Wayne, PA and Wilmington, DE) (#810H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Bringing your work home with you can actually be a very good thing... when both your vocation and your avocation relates to gardening. Such is the case for Dan Benarcik and his wife Peggy Anne Montgomery. Both work in professional horticulture: Dan, at one of the country's most admired public gardens, while Peggy is a champion of native plants and the important role they play in the landscape. But it's at home where the real magic happens. Thanks to their keen eyes for design and a strong shared knowledge of plants, there's always something interesting to see throughout this garden's many rooms. Their beautiful garden is a laboratory of sorts where the couple is always experimenting with different plants yet with an abundance of native selections to provide wildlife habitats. Dan and Peggy's greatest joy is sharing their garden with friends and family; now they're sharing it with us.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Compost Pedallers (Austin, Tx) (#811H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

America is on a mission to lighten their environmental footprint while reducing waste going into landfills. Many urban and suburban homeowners know that composting is a great way to do both. Yet not everyone is ready to take the dive into managing a backyard heap of food scraps and yard debris. In Austin, locals can have the best of both words. The Compost Pedallers is a small eco-minded company on a big mission. Using the clean energy of pedal power, they'll bike to your door, pick up your weekly collection, and haul it off to a nearby farm to do the dirty work for you. Keeping it local and out of the landfill while producing an abundance of compost, it's a winning recipe and a business model that's as green as it gets and growing fast.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Urban Farm, Country Town - The Spark in Sparta (Sparta and Atlanta, GA) (#812H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Little did Robert and Suzy Currey know that an invitation to lunch in a small Georgia town would forever change their lives. But that's exactly what happened. And now, in the town they've called home for the past 15 years, they're changing the lives of many others in the poorest county in the state. The Currey's early success with their backyard vegetable garden took off and continued to expand to new plots and neighboring properties. They needed help and locals needed jobs. That first garden on Elm Street started a spark that burns brighter with every season as they continue to expand the farm and create new opportunities for a town that's now growing in more ways than just a garden.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
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