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Inside Sacred Texts (#204) Duration: 57:38 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

This program explores the origins, translations and interpretations of sacred or revered texts and sheds light on the mystical experience these texts often originate from. The episode brings knowledgeable, engaging scholars, translators and practitioners from three faiths together to explore how these seminal texts, which form the foundation of most world religions and have influenced entire civilizations, are in some cases, now being reappraised. "Inside Sacred Texts" features renowned translator of the Gnostic Gospels, Willis Barnstone, Anglican priest and mystic Rev. Cynthia Borgeault, Tibetan translator Ken McLeod and religious scholar Dr. Nikky Singh.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me

The Search for God (#205) Duration: 57:38 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

The search for God is perhaps the oldest of all spiritual quests. While the Abrahamic faiths place the concept of "God" as an entity separate from and above man, indigenous peoples tend to understand God or "Creator" as an integral, indivisible aspect of life, or nature. Some non-theistic faiths, such as Buddhism, focus not on a deity, but on a transcendent quality or attribute that the Buddha attained, such as compassion or enlightenment. This program brings together two teachers from different faiths that have devoted their lives and teachings to the concept of "God" or "ultimate reality". Dr. Jacob Needleman is an author and professor of Philosophy, who meets for the first time, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, a scholar and teacher of Islam and Sufism in the lineage of his father, Pir Vilayat Khan and his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 31, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Aug 31, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me

Stories to Remember (#206) Duration: 58:09 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Life's three fundamental questions: Who are we? Where did we come from? and Where are we going? have often been approached through philosophy or science. Yet for millennia, for human beings everywhere, these same questions have been posed and explored through the power of story. From different cultures come those stories we tend to remember, the stories that connect us, not just with others, but with that which gives our lives meaning. This unique program brings together two guests that use the power of story and storytelling as a means of remembering - Kay Olan a renowned storyteller from the Mohawk nation in upstate New York, and Orland Bishop, a mentor and community organizer in Los Angeles working with members of the LA gangs known as the Crips and the Bloods, while wielding the powerful weapons of myth, power and story.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me

The Art of Living and Dying (#207) Duration: 56:49 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Our most basic understanding of life is in many ways determined by our understanding of death. While to some, death is an end in itself, to others it is the final test of faith in the existence of a God or of an afterlife. This program presents a powerful conversation between dedicated spiritual leaders in the end-of-life movement, meeting for the first time. Harpist, singer and lay Benedictine Therese Schroeder-Sheker, founder of the Chalice of Repose Project, joins Frank Ostaseski, the Zen Hospice Project co-founder and current director of the Metta Institute, to explore how a less fearful and more conscious relationship to death can radically shift our experience of life.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me

Rumi & The Sufi Path of Love (#208) Duration: 58:28 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

How did a 13th century Sufi mystic from Central Asia become the most widely read poet in the United States? Why did UNESCO declare 2007 as "the year of Jalaluddin Rumi"? This "Global Spirit" program brings together two distinguished studio guests from different cultural traditions: Sufi sheikh Kabir Helminski of the Mevlevi Sufi tradition, and Iranian filmmaker and multi-lingual website host Parisa Soultani, who presents portraits of Rumi "lovers" from her "gathering of lovers" project. This program mixes knowledgeable, in-depth conversations with evocative film segments from Turkey, Iran and the USA to explore the depths of Rumi's poetry and teachings. Host Phil Cousineau explores questions such as: What does Rumi's poetry and message have to offer to raising religious tolerance in today's world? What does Rumi's perspective offer to discussions of extremism? What is Rumi's concept of divine Love or "Iskh"? and How is this love similar or different than what other great teachers, such as Jesus taught?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me

Sacred Ecology (#209) Duration: 57:05 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

This program explores the natural world as an access point to the sacred. With global warming on the rise and the number of animal species now declining at alarming rates, this program asks if we humans are trapped in a never-ending destructive cycle fed by our ever-increasing desires. Or do our most serious environmental problems stem in part from our very concept, or understanding of "self"? Eco-philosopher and Buddhist teacher Joanna Macy meets global ecologist, anthropologist and filmmaker Michael Tobias to explore some of the most basic existential questions: How do we see "ourselves" amongst the wider family of earth's inhabitants? Are our human notions of 'ecology" or of "the sacred" blind to nature's fundamental laws and truths?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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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