Science & Nature Programs
A generation ago, Jacques-Yves Cousteau revealed the oceans' mysteries to millions of landlocked PBS viewers and inspired a groundswell of public awareness of the unique problems faced by the world's marine environments. Now, 30 years later, Jacques' son Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team of "oceanauts" have set sail to explore dangerous and spectacular locales across the globe.
TV's longest-running weekly natural history series has won more than 200 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations, including the only award ever given to a television program by the Sierra Club.
PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.
This innovative news magazine is designed to help viewers keep up with advances in science and technology. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the program draws on a range of stories from repairing the Hubble telescope, to the mystery of the Northern Lights to a profile of famed glaciologist Lonnie Thompson.
QUEST puts the Bay Area under a microscope, exploring the stories and people that impact our local science, nature and environmental world. The largest multiple-media project in KQED's history, QUEST includes a weekly half-hour HD television program, weekly radio segments, an interactive website, and educational guides. With the expertise of its partners and the Bay Area community, QUEST brings audiences closer to world-class science centers, museums, and the natural beauty of our open spaces.
Part detective story, part true-life drama, SECRETS OF THE DEAD unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events. Using the most up-to-date science in the laboratory and in the field, scientists and researchers examine the missing pieces of each puzzle, completing the picture of what had been merely an assemblage of suppositions.
A weekly magazine show produced by National Geographic and hosted by Boyd Matson. The stories, which focus on the work of researchers and explorers in the field, cover natural history, science, conservation and environmental issues, adventure and culture. Each episode features the Crittercam, a research tool attached to animals that records video, audio and environmental data, providing an up-close look at animals' worlds from their perspective.
Health Dialogues, a special series from KQED Public Radio's The California Report, engages listeners in an ongoing discussion of California health care issues that are important to the underserved: children, low-income residents, minorities, people with disabilities, immigrants, and rural and migrant worker communities in particular. The series seeks to generate and facilitate dialogue between communities, health care providers and policy-makers.
Living on Earth with Steve Curwood is the weekly environmental news and information program distributed by National Public Radio. This year marks Living on Earth's Twelfth anniversary. Every week over 302 National Public Radio stations broadcast Living on Earth's news, features, interviews and commentary on a broad range of ecological issues. The show airs in 9 of the 10 top radio markets and reaches 80% of the US.
Quest, a new series from KQED Radio, TV, Interactive and EdNet, focuses on the people behind the science and environmental issues that are changing the way we live.
When Americans want to be a part of the national conversation, they turn to Talk of the Nation, NPR's midday news-talk show.
A weekly program focusing on the impact of technology in our lives.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
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Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
Enjoy films from present and past seasons of KQED's short independent film series, divided into Animation, Comedy, Drama, and Suspense.