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Mt. Umunhum / Asteroid Hunters / Fox (#505H) Duration: 26:20 STEREO TVG

For more 50 years, the summit of Mt. Umunhum, looming over San Jose, has been off limits because of military and environmental contamination issues. QUEST treks 3,486 feet to the peak to find out what the public can expect when it reopens. Plus, see how scientists are tracking thousands of objects orbiting near Earth, and discover the tree-climbing North American Gray Fox at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 4, 2015 -- 1:00pm
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 4, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
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Airborne Wind Energy, Sea Urchins (#508H) Duration: 26:20 STEREO TVG

Explore new airborne wind turbines designed to generate stronger and more consistent energy than conventional wind turbines. Find out how scientists are discovering key changes about Yosemite and California's wildlife by revisiting a landmark 100-year-old study. And watch an excerpt from Dan Griffin's film about ocean acidification and purple sea urchins.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 8, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
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Megathrust Earthquakes (#509H) Duration: 26:21 STEREO TVG

Discover how engineering activities to generate energy also can trigger man-made earthquakes. Explore the most powerful earthquakes on the planet, and what it would look like if the next "big one" hits the West Coast. And visit the "shake table" at UC Berkeley to learn about an important tool used by engineers to design safer structures in earthquake country.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 15, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
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Monitoring Marine Protected Areas (#510H) Duration: 26:21 STEREO TVG

QUEST takes to the high seas with researcher Dirk Rosen to study the underwater world off California's coast. Overfishing and environmental impacts have threatened some ocean areas, so state officials established "no fishing zones" to protect these fragile marine ecosystems and help fish populations rebound. But are they working?

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
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Invasive Species: Asian Carp (#511H) Duration: 26:20 STEREO TVG

Investigate how invasive Asian carp are destroying the Mississippi River system and threatening the Great Lakes. Learn how a destructive invasive fish has had an unexpectedly positive effect on the Lake Erie Water Snake. And find out how San Francisco Bay became the most invaded estuary in the world.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 29, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
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Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct, Night Sky (#512H) Duration: 26:19 STEREO TVG

Discover how a multi-billion dollar engineering project is earthquake-proofing the water supply for millions of Bay Area residents. QUEST visits a research facility in North Carolina where scientists are preserving the history of astronomical photography, one plate at a time. And learn why Nebraska photographer Mike Forsberg travelled across the Great Plains to portray the wild species and habitats of "flyover country."

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
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X-Ray Microscope / Astrophotography (#605H) Duration: 26:20 STEREO TVG

Meet the Bay Area scientists who have developed an amazing new microscope that uses X-rays to generate 3D views of cells. Then, learn why UC Berkeley researchers are using geckos, insects and other animals as inspiration for the design of new products. Plus, see the deep space astrophotography of Rogelio Bernal Andreo.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
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Black Holes/Stanford's Camera Traps (#607H) Duration: 26:21 STEREO TVG

Hunt for black holes with NASA's new space telescope that uses X-ray vision to try and unlock the secrets of these invisible space oddities. Then, find out what's being done about the alarming amount of plastic that is collecting in the Pacific Ocean. And, uncover the secret lives of animals through motion-activated cameras at Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 26, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
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Deep Water Corals/Uganda Chimps (#603H) Duration: 26:21 STEREO TVG

Travel thousands of feet below the ocean's surface to explore fragile deep sea corals off the California coast. Meet Bay Area engineers creating detailed virtual records of the world's great monuments, including their realistic recreation of the Mexican ruins of Chichen Itza. Plus, discover the Oakland Zoo's efforts to protect chimpanzees from illegal poaching in Uganda.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Aug 31, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED DT9s OTA: very brief outages Thurs 6/11/15

      (DT9.1, 9.2 and 9.3) There will be 3 very brief outages (apx. 10 seconds each) of KQED’s Over The Air (OTA) DT9 signal Thurs 6/15, between 10am and 3pm. This is to accommodate preventative maintenance and inspections at Sutro Tower. Most TVs will recover easily each time the signal is restored, but a few viewers […]

    • 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 […]

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

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KQED 9

KQED 9
Channels 9.1, 54.2 & 25.1 - Monterey (KQET)
XFINITY 9 and HD 709

All widescreen and HD programs

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KQED +
Channels 54, 54.1, 9.2 & 25.2 - Monterey
XFINITY 10 and HD 710

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KQED Life
Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

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KQED World
Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190

History, world events, news, science, nature

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V-Me
Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621

24-hour national Spanish-language network

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KQED Kids
Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192

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