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Italy's Aeolian Islands (#101H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Just north of Sicily's eastern coast lies a volcanic archipelago renowned for perfect weather, beautiful scenery, deep caverns, blue grottos, steep cliffs, ancient ruins, thermal healing resorts and volcanos ... including one of the most active on the planet ... erupting almost continuously for the last 2,000 years! While we went looking for islands out of time, what we found on "Italy's Aeolian Islands" was a series of unique experiences for all of the senses. From islands so isolated that there was no radio to the extremely upscale tourist destinations, we treated all of our senses to the wonders of these volcanic dots ... smelling citrus, jasmine and salt, listening to the call of fishmongers and then to the silence of the night sky, tasting incomparable Aeolian tomatoes and their beloved capers, felt mineral baths and sunshine on our skin ... and met people who welcomed us into their unique lives with generosity and care.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 3, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Croatia's Dalmatian Coast (#102H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Over a thousand unique and beautiful islands dot Croatia's incomparable Dalmatian Coastline. And in our search for islands without cars, we explored the tiny island of Zlarin, known for its beautiful coral, and the even smaller island of Krapanj ... celebrated for its history of sponge harvesting. But we began our Croatian island journey in the car-free medieval walled old town section of Dubrovnik ... which was also an island until the canal that separated Dubrovnik from the mainland was filled in the 11th century and a limestone-paved pedestrian thoroughfare was built. "Croatia's Dalmatian Coast" reveals the history, humor and hospitality of this former Kingdom and current tourist destination.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 10, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 11, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

The Channel Island of Sark (#103H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Exploring the Island of Sark with Kira is a unique look at the last feudal state in the western world - a tiny, ruggedly beautiful island in the English Channel with only 600 contentedly car-phobic residents. Interviews include Seigneur Michael Beaumont, the feudal lord who inherited the island from his grandmother -- the infamous Dame of Sark. The program features an "improper" tea (thanks to the Americans) with a founding descendent, an interview with the island judge (who is not a lawyer), a look at the single-cell jail for drunkards, as well as demonstrations in pottery-making, chocolate-mixing, carriage driving and cave exploring. Interviews include a rocking horse carver, a water colorist and a hotel operator straight out of Fawlty Towers.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Ireland's Inis Meain (#104H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

According to legend, in the l7th century, Oliver Cromwell, the fanatical Protestant "Lord Protector" of England gave the Irish Catholics a choice: they could go to hell or go to Connacht. Some went further still -all the way to three ruggedly beautiful islands off of Ireland's west coast. Following in the footsteps of great Irish writers, "Ireland's Inish Meain" explores Ireland's pre-colonial past as the 150 Gaelic-speaking inhabitants of this wet rock in the Atlantic figure out how to manage their legacy and lifestyle just outside of the contaminating influences of the modern world. The innovations - like a luxurious and exclusive new hotel and a sweater factory that sells to the likes of Barney's - are controlled carefully with an eye toward tradition and the environment. This program celebrates an island that is the repository of Irish culture, Irish island cuisine that is locally gathered, organically grown and beautifully prepared and reveals what it takes to knit a sweater that bears little resemblance to the fisherman's sweaters. In the process, we hear one of Ireland's noted poets and fiddle players, learn to pour a proper Guinness and discover what inspired the Irish Nationalist imagination.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

The Greek Island of Hydra (#105H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

"The Greek Island of Hydra" is an exploration into the lives of American and British ex-patriot writers and artists who have responded to the Siren's call and reinvented their lives on this tiny, preserved, architectural and historical landmark - which also happens to be the only developed Greek island without cars. Interviews include internationally acclaimed Hydriot artist Panayotis Tetsus at a showing of his paintings, along with a host of ex-patriots who have followed in Henry Miller and Leonard Cohen's footsteps to make Hydra their home. This is an opportunity to see what it's like to escape to a Greek island.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 31, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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 […]

    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

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

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