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Jack Johnson and G. Love (#304) Duration: 55:44 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson is joined by G. Love for an intimate conversation at New York City's McKittrick Hotel for this episode of "Speakeasy." Johnson is primarily recognized for his merging of soft rock and acoustic genres and has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Charts four albums in a row. He has been nominated for multiple Grammy, ESPN, Billboard, and Brit Awards. G. Love is best known as the front man for the alternative hip-hop band, G. Love & Special Sauce. The band is known for a unique, laid back blues sound that encompasses classic R&B. Together they discuss the early days of Jack's career, the new album, and Jack's commitment to environment.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 18, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 18, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me

Nick Lowe and Jim Nelson (#305) Duration: 57:40 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Nick Lowe has become a noted figure in UK pub rock, power pop, and new wave best known for his songs "Cruel to Be Kind" and "I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass." He is a singer-songwriter, musician, and producer and has worked with the likes of Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, and Johnny Cash. Covers of Lowe's songs "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" (Elvis Costello), "I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock 'n' Roll)" (Dave Edmunds), and "The Beast in Me" (Johnny Cash) went on to become hits. Lowe is joined by Jim Nelson, the editor for GQ magazine, for an intimate conversation filmed at the Montclair Film Festival for this episode of Speakeasy.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 19, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me

Seal and Amy Thomson (#306) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Three-time Brit Award and four-time Grammy Award winner Seal is joined by his manager, Amy Thomson, in the season finale of Speakeasy. Over the course of his career Seal has sold more than 30 million records worldwide and is known for his international hits including "Kiss from a Rose." As a songwriter Seal has received two consecutive Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for "Killer" and "Crazy." The pair have an intimate and frank discussion detailing Seal's early career and his experience recording his new album Standards.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 26, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Aug 27, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me

Jimmie Vaughan and Gary Clark Jr. (#301) Duration: 57:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Grammy Award winner Gary Clark Jr. is joined by four-time Grammy Award winner Jimmie Vaughan at New York City's Iridium for a taping of the intimate conversation series "Speakeasy." Clark has been called "The Chosen One" by Rolling Stone and has been hailed as a major talent by icons including the Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow, and Paul McCartney. He has leant his unique blend of rock, R&B, blues, soul, and pop to multiple soundtracks including the acclaimed movie "12 Years a Slave." Vaughan has been regarded by Guitar Player magazine as "a living legend" and is one of the most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. With the Famous Thunderbirds, he spearheaded the current blues revival and has earned the admiration of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, and Z.Z. Top's Billy Gibbons.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 2, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 3, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 20, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 21, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me

Steve Earle and David Simon (#302) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Steve Earle is joined by Emmy Award- winning producer David Simon for an intimate conversation in this episode of Speakeasy. Earle began his career as a songwriter in 1982 before having his breakthrough 1986's Guitar Town. His 16th studio album, So You Wanna Be an Outlaw, was released in June 2017. Simon is the Emmy Award winning producer behind HBO's The Wire. His latest project The Deuceis coming to HBO in the fall. The pair discuss storytelling through song, politics, and working with Townes Van Zandt. Earle treats the audience to a special performance of songs from his new album including "Goodbye Michelangelo," "The Firebreak Line," and "So You Wannabe an Outlaw."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 27, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 28, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 7/27/18: Comcast Ch10 (SD version of KQED Plus)

      We are aware that Comcast is not broadcasting KQED Plus, SD version, on Ch 10 throughout most of the Bay Area. There is no problem with KQED’s signal, and the HD version of KQED Plus is still operational on Ch710. KQED Plus is also still available over the air on DT9.2, 54.1 and 25.2.  Despite … Continue reading 7/27/18: Comcast Ch10 (SD version of KQED Plus)

    • Update 7/27/18: KQET signal restored

      DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3, 25.4 UPDATE: Signal restored as of 7:45pm Friday afternoon (original post): KQET’s signal is down due to a break in the 3rd party fiber feed between San Francisco and the uplink reception point at California State University Monterey Bay. The line owner is aware of the issue and working on it.

    • 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

      KQET (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) was unable to transmit from late Saturday 6/02 through early Monday 6/04 due to a break in the third party fiber feed somewhere between KQED’s Master Control room in San Francisco and the uplink reception point at California State University Monterey Bay. The break was found and fixed shortly after … Continue reading 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

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

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.