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Episode #203H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Marlon James earned the Man Booker Prize, one of the world's most respected literary awards, for his 2014 novel set in his native Jamaica. James Brenner engages the community when creating large-scale public art pieces. Sisters Bethany Valentini and Jenny Kapernick of the acoustic folk-duo The Ericksons started their musical careers as a way to cope with loss and personal tragedy.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 26, 2017 -- 10:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 27, 2017 -- 4:30am Remind me

Episode #209 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Peter Haakon Thompson engages audiences outside of the traditional gallery setting through participation, interaction and conversation. Keren Kroul's large-scale watercolors are inspired by her memories growing up in Mexico, Israel and Costa Rica. Urban planner Weiming Lu integrates technology in his traditional Chinese calligraphy. Cantus performs "Mu isamaa on minu arm (Land of my Fathers)" from A Singing Revolution.

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  • KQED World: Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Episode #204H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Joanie Smith of Shapiro and Smith Dance couples text and movement to envisage relationships in her choreography. Yudong Shen infuses his Asian brush paintings with color and contrast to create landscapes that reflect both China and Minnesota. Perci Chester creates larger-than-life metal sculptures using unexpected tools and techniques. The acclaimed Americana rock band, Gear Daddies, celebrates the 25th anniversary of their album "Billy's Life Bait" at First Avenue.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 2, 2017 -- 10:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 3, 2017 -- 4:30am Remind me

Episode #210 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Ceramic Artist and Carleton College Professor, Kelly Connole uses clay as her language of storytelling and to express beauty. Actor Pearce Bunting portrays the acclaimed host in Garrison Keillor's play Radio Man. Giving Voice Chorus is the unique chorale ensemble for people living with Alzheimer's disease and their care partners.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 4, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Episode #211 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Fascinated by the ability to travel the world via computer, Alyssa Baguss creates her own intricate landscapes, both real and imagined. Depicting unique genres and styles, Aziz Osman paints his prewar memories of Somalia and remembrances of his decades living in Italy. Minnesota Center for Book Arts celebrates paper, printing, bindings and broadsides with their annual Winter Book. Rooted in tradition and ceremony, tribal regalia and dance are important to Native American culture.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Episode #205H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

From The Hard Times Cafe to The Fitzgerald Theater, familiar places are marked by sign painter Phil Vandervaart who does all his work by hand. Kristi Abbott depicts beloved icons and landscapes with materials from around the globe in her vivid collages. Multimedia artist Philip Noyed's 2 abstract paintings have evolved into eye-catching illuminated sculptures. Performers from the local theater scene sing in the monthly cabaret series Musical Mondays, at Hell's Kitchen.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 16, 2017 -- 10:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 4:30am Remind me

Episode #212 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Artist and designer Maggie Thompson uses textiles to create knitwear and fine art projects exploring themes of identity and grief. Eric Pollard, of Actual Wolf, and Haley Bonar sing "Oh Baby You Can't Leave Me" at the Ordway's Concert Hall. As a founding member of the Rouge Taxidermy movement Sarina Brewer's animal sculptures come from ethically sourced materials. The Minnesota Fringe Festival gives performers of all abilities and experience levels the chance to produce and stage their own work.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 18, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Episode #206H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Actor Tyler Michaels, known for his physical, scene-stealing roles, has graced many stages around the Twin Cities. Rooted in the traditions of basket making, Mary Giles' work has evolved into sculptural pieces inspired by nature. William Souder is a renowned writer whose biography of John James Audubon was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. Neo-soul singer/songwriter Mayyadda performs her original song, Black is Beautiful, at Patrick's Cabaret.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 -- 10:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 -- 4:30am Remind me

Episode #213 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Michael Robins and Bonnie Morris have been developing new work at Illusion Theater to catalyze personal and social change since 1974. Heid Erdrich's work in poetry and film is often inspired by her Native American ancestry. Surrounded by legendary musicians from his childhood, Solomon Parham is now making a name for himself in the Twin Cities jazz community.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 25, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Episode #207H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

History Theatre's production of Glensheen by Jeffrey Hatcher and Chan Poling examines the story of the 1977 Duluth murders. Greta Claire is an abstract painter obsessed with color and texture and the constant need to create. Cartoonist Tom Richmond is a regular contributor to MAD Magazine and recipient of the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. Pianist Zhen Tu performs Etude No. 3 Un sospiro, arranged by Franz Liszt, in the Ordway's Concert Hall.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 -- 10:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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 […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

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

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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
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XFINITY 192
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KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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