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Think Globally (#404) Duration: 28:02 STEREO TVG

With an eye on global influence, Spark meets artists who take creative cues from tradition, history and cultural intersections.
* Follow two groups as they compete for a chance to perform in this year's Ethnic Dance Festival.
* Wanderlust photographer Lisa Kristine focuses on the world's myriad indigenous populations.
*Filipino artist Michael Arcega uses history (and Manila paper) as source material to critique and comment.
* San Francisco's newest art and cultural institution, the Museum of the African Diaspora, enlightens viewers with exhibitions centered on the African American experience.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 -- 5:00am
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 -- 5:30pm

In Respect of Nature (#408) Duration: 28:19 STEREO TVG

Our natural world provides lots of artistic inspiration. Spark visits artists who work in respect of nature.
* Photographer Roman Loranc has spent years documenting the Central Valley landscape with a loving eye.
* Li Huayi from the first generation of Chinese Cultural Revolution artists, reinvigorates Chinese landscape painting with his modern abstract vision.
* Bill Dan, also known as "The Rock Man of Crissy Field," balances rocks for all to contemplate.
* Then Gregory Gavin builds temporary creeks in public spaces called "Riveropolis."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 28, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Apr 29, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me

Chitresh Das Dance Company, Mark Jackson, Midori (#509H) Duration: 27:51 STEREO TVG

Learn the secret behind kathak from master Pandit Chitresh Das. Go behind the scenes with director and playwright Mark Jackson on his production of "American $uicide." Meet violinist Midori for a one-night appearance at San Francisco Performances.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 5, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, May 6, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me

Erika Chong Shuch, Jesus Aguilar and Kathy Aoki (#510H) Duration: 28:03 STEREO TVG

Go on a creative journey with choreographer and dancer Erika Chong Shuch from the Headlands Center for the Arts to center stage. Explore a language created by modern technology with experimental artist Jesus Aguilar. Challenge gender stereotypes with printmaker Kathy Aoki. Experience the animation of M dot Strange.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 12, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, May 13, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Bhangra, CJM, and Crooked Jades (#704H) Duration: 28:20 STEREO TVG

Spark goes inside the world of bhangra, a traditional Indian dance that's been revitalized by a generation of young Indian-Americans, who merge time-honored moves with hip-hop beats and battle it out at heated competitions. Then, visit the Contemporary Jewish Museum's exhibition that asks artists from various backgrounds to make objects inspired by the ceremonial Passover seder plate. Next, the music of The Crooked Jades harkens back to an old time musical era infused with a decidedly modern attitude.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 19, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, May 20, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Amy X Neuburg, Shuji Ikeda , Stanlee Gatti (#502H) Duration: 26:47 STEREO TVG

Avant-garde songstress Amy X Neuburg creates a new song cycle with her Cello Chixtet. Ceramicist Shuji Ikeda fires his woven clay baskets in a kiln that must burn for seven days. Designer Stanlee Gatti creates a floral masterpiece at the Conservatory of Flowers.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 26, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, May 27, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Friday 3/13

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform more maintenance work overnight, requiring other TV stations to shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Thurs/early Friday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 6am Friday morning. Many receivers will be able to […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Wed 3/11

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform maintenance work overnight, requiring that other TV stations shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Tues/early Wednesday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 5am Wednesday morning. Many receivers will be able to recover […]

    • Thurs 3/05, DT54-1 thru DT54-5: 2 planned, extremely brief Over the Air outages

      (DT54.1 through DT54.5) Our Over the Air signals from our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak (the DT54s) will need to be switched from our Main antenna to our Auxillary antenna while climbers inspect the tower for possible maintenance needs. Once the inspection is done, we will switch back. The two switches will account for two […]

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

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