Upcoming Broadcasts:

Episode #512H Duration: 27:10 STEREO TVG

* Have a listen to what's going on in the Bay Area Klezmer music scene and see how it was revived.
* Visit San Jose's newest gallery, Kaleid, and learn about the current state of the burgeoning art scene there.
* Listen to Pauline Oliveros who continues to perform and teach her musical philosophy.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 8, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 9, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 12, 2015 -- 5:30pm Remind me

Out and About (#406) Duration: 28:17 STEREO TVG

Spark leaves the studio with artists who foray into the public realm.
* Photographer Todd Hido gained a reputation from his eerie twilight images of quiet neighborhoods - find out where he's lurking now.
* Kate Pocrass plots out "Mundane Journeys" in which unique observations of the city are realized as conceptual bus tours.
* Ann Chamberlain's work explores how public spaces and places express the identity, history and experience of the communities they serve.
* Then, go on a walk with Felipe Dulzaides to see his "Double-Take Billboard Project."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 15, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 16, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 20, 2015 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Arts + Social Issues (#902H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei explores themes of freedom of speech and imprisonment in a large scale art installation on the notorious former prison island of Alcatraz.
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony appeal to younger, more diverse audiences with a contemporary, classical music experience, video projections, and a cocktail bar.
David Maisel's stunning aerial photographs reveal landscapes irrevocably altered by mankind, including the eerie salt flats of Owens Lake.
The Market Street Prototyping Festival engages innovative urban planning techniques to bring community and public art to a once neglected urban corridor.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

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

Ballet Afsaneh (#515H) Duration: 28:07 STEREO TVG

Take a journey with Ballet Afsaneh as they perform the dance, music and poetry of the historic Silk Road regions of Central Asia.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 12, 2016 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 13, 2016 -- 1:30am Remind me

Ann Hamilton, Scott Kildall and Enrique Chagoya (#517H) Duration: 27:53 STEREO TVG

* Installation Artist Ann Hamilton started off on an Odyssey when Art Collector/Philanthropic Steve Oliver invited her to create a work for his Sonoma Ranch. 5 years and tons of concrete later Ann's creation, a garret-like tower designed to be a performance space is inaugurated by New York performance artist Meredith Monk and her ensemble.
* Scott Kildall thinks of his work as Artist as gatherer. He thinks it's harder and harder to create original media objects so he get materials from the general public and repurposes that material. Spark watches him create Video Portraits, where he takes video with a digital camera while people think they are being asked to pose for a snapshot.
* Visit the studio of satirist and master printmaker Enrique Chagoya.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 19, 2016 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 20, 2016 -- 1:30am Remind me

FYCO, McCormick, and Guerrero (#706H) Duration: 27:00 STEREO TVG

* San Jose's Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra offers Chinese-American kids a chance to learn to play the traditional instruments from their ancestral homeland. This spring, the100 member orchestra will accompany the famed Shaolin Monks with a new composition.
* Next, follow environmental artist Daniel McCormick as he creates and installs a new site-specific, temporary sculpture in the wilds of West Marin. McCormick's biodegradable woven forms are helping to rehabilitate threatened watersheds and prevent creek bed erosion.
* Then, artist Jaime Guerrero translates imagery from his Mexican heritage into blown glass.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 26, 2016 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 27, 2016 -- 1:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Wed 11/10: KQEH Over The Air planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Wednesday 11/10, 11am The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels late Wednesday morning for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna mid-afternoon when work is completed. The change should be for a […]

    • Tues 9/29: Planned outage for KQET DT25 Over the Air signal

      (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) The Fremont Peak transmission tower will be undergoing one of its routine maintenance inspections Tuesday. We expect to shut down the KQET DT25 signal at approximately 2pm (along with other stations on the tower), and expect to return around 3pm. Most TVs will automatically recover the signals after an outage of […]

    • KQED DT9.1 – 9.3, Sunday 9/20: Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: KQED’s Sutro Tower signal was restored to full power shortly after 3pm on Monday. If your TV set has still not re-acquired the signal automatically, a rescan is probably in order. – – – – – – – – – UPDATE: Our over the air signal was restored at 50% power apx 4pm Sunday. […]

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

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