Upcoming Broadcasts:

The History of Water (#1805H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

As Burt travels around the world he is often confronted with the need to purchase water, which led to an interest in the cost and ecology of bottled water and the history of water in general. In this program we look at how life adjusts to the need for water in different parts of the world, and its chemistry as a liquid, a solid and a gas. We also look at the part water plays in all major religions and a new form of water that was invented in Japan.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 29, 2019 -- 12:30am Remind me

A Short Guide to Cellphone Safety (#1808H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt takes a quick look at the history of communication from the cavemen to the alphorn, to the telephone and finally the cellphone. He traces how the cellphone has changed his work and family life as he travels around the world. He also tracks down a series of stories in the United States and Europe that suggests that the cellphone may not be as safe as most of us thought. He meets with experts in England, Italy, France and the United States to find out how we can deal with the problems that are emerging. And finally, Burt follows an Apple developer's conference where they are working on apps to limit your use of their own products.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 29, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 19, 2019 -- 12:30am Remind me

Great Art Undiscovered (#1806H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt travels through Europe and the United States looking at the history of great artists who were never appreciated during their lifetime. Vincent Van Gogh lived at the end of the 1800s and during his life sold one or two paintings. These days, a single work by Van Gogh goes for over $100 million dollars. Same for Van Gogh's friend, Paul Gauguin. Ignored during his life, now his works sell for over $ 300 million a painting. Burt talks about his desire to become a painter or photographer and how his need to pay the rent ended that plan. He introduces us to a non-profit organization called Artrepeneur that is trying to show artists how to sell their works.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 5, 2019 -- 12:30am Remind me

Travel and the Danger of Radio Frequency Radiation (#1809H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

As Burt and his family travel around the world they are constantly confronted with the newest advances in wireless communication. Cellphones, pads, computers, earphones, and sleep monitors were well-known to him. But in Hong Kong he saw a Jump Rope connect to a mobile app. A doctor in New York suggested a wireless blood pressure monitor. In Chicago he saw a wireless device to improve your posture and a friend's house in Florida has a wireless smart water controller. At the same time, he began to see more and more research about the dangers of the radio frequency radiation that is associated with these devices. Of special interest were the antennas, cell towers and street polls that empower the system. This program explains what he saw and how to protect yourself.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 5, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 26, 2019 -- 12:30am Remind me

How to Sell The Art You Create (#1807H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt learns how painters, sculptures, photographers and other artists can use a non-profit organization to bring their work to the attention of the public. He traces the success of two artists, one in Europe and one in the United States and how they used the internet to gain access to the art market with being represented by a major gallery. He shows us how to use the internet to present our own works and why the idea of being an unknown artist might be coming to an end.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 12, 2019 -- 12:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV – Transmitter Status
    • KQED Transmitter will be off (03/06/2019)

      KQED transmitter will off on March 6th at  3-6 at 3am-6am.  This will disrupt over-the-air reception and DirectTV viewers. Comcast and Monterey reception will not be impacted.

    • KQED FM on Comcast services

      KQED FM and other radio channels were recently dropped from Comcast’s local cable offerings. Affected users can still listen to KQED at 88.5 FM on their radios, or listen to the live stream at or by downloading the KQED app, or on smart speakers.

    • KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

      Engineers at Sutro Tower in San Francisco will be doing their annual maintenance work 9am-4pm Mon 8/20 through Fri 8/24.  All stations transmitting from Sutro Tower will be dropping to half-power each day, and perhaps moving from main antennas at the top of the tower to auxiliary antennas at the “waist” (middle) of the tower … Continue reading KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

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

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