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Santa Ynez Valley, California (#105) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

There's more to California's wine country than Napa and Sonoma. Joseph moves south and "Sideways" to Santa Barbara's Santa Ynez Wine country - the location of the Academy Award nominated movie "Sideways" - for a full menu of romantic activities that include more than wine tasting.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Austria - Celebrating the Vine in Vienna and the Burgenland (#306H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Travelscope celebrates the historic and modern in Austria's capital, Vienna, and the Burgenland wine country. Along the wine trail Joseph grabs a healthy helping of Gemutlichkeit (the good life) in the capital's own vineyards and in the Buschenshanks and Heurigers (wine cafes) of the villages along Burgenland's Lake Neusiedl.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
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Crossing The Swiss Alps (#401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

From cosmopolitan Geneva to the UNESCO heritage Aletsch Glacier Joseph travels through Switzerland by bus, train and lake steamer. In Geneva Joseph explores a city that has remained in the forefront of innovation and change and visits Lake Geneva's fascinating lakeside villages such as the Olympic city of Lausanne. While in the sun-rich, car-free, 7,000-foot atmosphere of Bettmeralp Joseph enjoys a typical Swiss experience that is filled with glacier treks, colorful festivals, local cuisine, the beauty of the rural countryside and warm Alpine hospitality.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Victoria, Australia (#402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph catches the urban beat of Victoria's capital, Melbourne, then heads out on the Great Ocean Road to take in the natural scenery and survey the village scene in coastal towns. From the Shipwreck Coast through Victoria's wine country to the heart of Grampians National Park he travels in search of the best of Victoria. In addition to his town adventures, his journey takes him from one natural area to another in hot pursuit of Australia's wildlife where he has close encounters with kangaroos, koalas and emus. Along the way he is introduced to the original inhabitants and stewards of this great big land down under -- Australia's aboriginal people.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Newfoundland - Winter/Summer (#106) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Joseph travels to Canada's Eastern-most province in winter and summer in search of cultural, scenic and wildlife adventures.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Tasmania, Australia (#403H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph continues his Aussie adventure in Australia's island state -- Tasmania. From the capital of Hobart and its harbor, markets and elegant neighborhoods he heads out across the state and traces Tasmania's convict origins in the prisons of Port Arthur, hikes Cradle Mountain National Park, rides out the ups and downs of a fast paced eco-cruise along Tasman National Park's spectacular coastline and meets the devil -- the Tasmanian Devil, that is. Along the way he samples the best of the local food and wine and gets to know Tasmania's colorful and multi-cultural inhabitants.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Fiji - Island Hopping (#301H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Travelscope goes island hopping. From the romantic private island of Matangi to the pristine waters of Jean-Michel Cousteau's resort, Joseph snorkels through amazing coral reefs and shares a kava ceremony with a local chief.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 3, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Papua New Guinea - Cultural Encounters in an Ancient World (#307H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph heads to Papua New Guinea's remote highlands for cultural encounters with the Huli Wigmen and then journeys to the Sepik River for a tropical rendezvous with the ancient people of its riverside villages.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
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Swiss Roots (#404H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph joins his producer and wife, Julie, on her search for her Swiss roots in and around Lucerne, Switzerland. Their hunt takes Travelscope atop Mount Pilatus where they scale the local peaks, try their hand at cheese making and then travel across Lake Lucerne to historic alp horn and handoergeli (Swiss accordion) shops in the village of Schwyz. In Ebikon and Koelliken Julie takes a walk in her grandparents' footsteps and shares a glass of local wine and a pot of fondue with her long-lost and newly-met Swiss relatives.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

New Brunswick's Acadian Festival (#405H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

New Brunswick is Canada's only bi-lingual province and the peaceful co-existence between the French Acadian culture and the English Loyalist culture gives visitors two experiences for the price of one. Yet all the world's French in August during the Caraquet Acadian Festival -- a two-week cultural celebration that culminates in a mardi-gras style street party. Joseph heads to the Acadian Peninsula to trace its Acadian heritage, meet modern day Acadians and, during their national day of celebration, join in their festival and Laissez les bon temps roulez -- Let the good times roll! During his journey he also partakes of New Brunswick's natural beauty and the world of adventure that awaits every visitor to this Canadian province year round.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 5, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Germany's Winter Carnival (#406H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph dons his jester's cap and heads to the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg for Fasnet -- Fasnacht -- Carnival. Each town may call it by a different name, but they all agree it's a non-stop community party that celebrates local culture and chases away the winter blues. Some of the historic carnival characters, like the Narro, date back to the festival's beginning 500 years ago while others are the products of lively modern-day imaginations. From Konstanz on the shores of Lake Constance to the Black Forest villages of Villingen, Oberndorf, Gengenbach, Elzach and Rottweil, Joseph uncovers the festival's history and rejoices in the controlled chaos of tolle tage -- Crazy Days!

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 6, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Alberta, Canada - The Canadian Rockies (#302H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

From the streets of the quaint mountain village of Banff to the chateau and tea houses of Lake Louise and the lakes and rivers of Jasper National Park, Joseph introduces viewers to the amazing province that Albertans call home.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 10, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Italy - Friuli Venezia Giulia - Italy's Hidden Region (#308H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph embarks into the little known region of Friuli Venezia Giulia on the Slovenian border where a multi-cultural heritage thrives. He straps on his helmet before hoping a Vespa for a two-wheeled tour through the region's wine country where he meets generations of winemakers and their fellow Dionysian devotees.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
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Thailand - Rediscovering Bangkok (#407H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

It's hectic, it's crowded, it's the epitome of diversity and filled to the brim with exciting things to see and do. Joseph takes a path less traveled as he explores Thailand's capital city -- Bangkok. During his urban adventure he wanders the back roads and waterways of old and new Bangkok. He participates in morning Buddhist rituals at a local temple, checks out an up-to-date wellness center, tries his hand at the ancient art of crafting a monk's alms bowl, roasts Thai coffee at a 100-year-old Chinese market and scours a local Thai market for the perfect indigenous ingredients to spice up his gourmet Thai cooking class.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Thailand - from Golden Triangle to White Sands (#408H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

From vibrant Bangkok Joseph travels south for a bit of rest and relaxation in the turquoise waters and on the fashionable beaches of the Krabi Peninsula. There he observes the ongoing efforts to preserve nature, indigenous cultures and ancient customs in the face of widespread tourism. After the short respite he heads north to the border of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos to continue his Thailand adventure in the infamous Golden Triangle. From a coffee, tea and macadamia nut plantation to a thriving elephant camp, he uncovers what Thais are doing to transform the Triangle's ancient opium production to pursuits that will improve the lives of the area's many Hill Tribe people.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Chile - from Seaside to Mountaintop (#303H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph starts his Chilean adventure in the country's capital, Santiago, and then heads into the Andes where he meets up with glacier-trekking ice climbers before descending into the Maipo Valley for wine touring and tasting and then taking in the nightlife and ocean breezes of the port city of Valparaiso.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Fredericksburg, Texas (#409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

It's time for barbecue, German beer tasting, fine wine sampling and guitar pickin' when Joseph explores Fredericksburg, Texas. Located midway between Austin and San Antonio in beautiful Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg offers visitors hundreds of bed and breakfasts, scores of dining establishments, historic attractions, varied activities and a deep-rooted German heritage. From tracing its Germanic roots and climbing Enchanted Rock to sipping some local brews and getting down-home with some Texas Roots Music, Joseph enjoys a taste of Germany, a heap of nature and a whole lot of Texas.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Chile - The Driest Place On Earth (#304H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph travels north to the driest place on the planet, Chile's Atacama Desert. He finds that the desert, though it appears dry and barren, is alive with varied wildlife and vibrant cultures. During his journey he encounters the friendly Atacameno Indians and witnesses spouting geysers, endless sand dunes and the area's breathtaking natural beauty.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful (#305H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

In the New River Gorge Joseph paddles the gentle New River and then battles to stay afloat on the raging Gauley. Along the way he bikes up a mountain trail, rappels down the gorge's face and experiences West Virginia's coal mining past.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Guatemala - The Maya of the Western Highlands (#309H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph visits the ancient Spanish colonial capital of Antigua before climbing volcanoes and heading into Guatemala's Mayan highland villages for hard bargaining in the local markets, a leisurely visit to a coffee plantation and a weaving lesson on a traditional back-strap loom.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Gathering In Scotland (#410H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Scotland has been a part of the United Kingdom for more than 300 years, yet it has managed to maintain its distinct customs, culture and character. Joseph dons his tartan and joins the Scottish clans for a bit of culture and fun at The Gathering in Edinburgh where hundreds of clans and thousands of people come together for sport, folk dancing, arts, crafts and bag piping. During his travels Joseph explores Glasgow, imbibes a dram or two of the local product at an island whiskey distillery and meets his grace, the Duke of Argyle, at Inverary Castle during the Campbell clans' Highland Games.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Cappadocia, Turkey (#411H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Cappadocia, in Turkey's rural heart, is a natural wonder and a cultural treasure chest. It is where the East and West seem to have collided and "fairy chimneys" -- fantastic volcanic ash formations -- have risen from the land and tower over beautifully carved valleys. As part of his journey through the Cappadocia Region, Joseph floats in a hot air balloon above the homes and underground cities that are carved out of the limestone rock of the Goreme Valley. He visits holy mosques and ancient churches, delights in Cappadocia's slower, gentler lifestyle and meets the artisans of the region's traditional arts and crafts -- rug weaving, ceramics and water painting.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

South Africa - On Safari! (#412H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph gets an elephant-sized helping of the African wild on safari at the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve adjacent to South Africa's famed Kruger National Park. Using the elegant Lion Sands accommodations as his home base he heads out in search of the Big Five and encounters lions, African elephants, Cape Buffalos and Black Rhinoceros. He rounds out his wildlife tour at Camp Jabulani when he literally rubs shoulders with two Cheetahs at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre then joins other camp guests atop a team of rescued elephants on safari through the African bush. As an important complement to the animal adventures, he visits the local villages and schools in order to understand more about the native culture and discover how they coexist with and benefit from tourism.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 20, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Guatemala - Seeking The Past In Tikal and Yaxha (#310H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph combines the legendary with the natural when he explores Guatemala's Mayan legacy at the temples of Tikal and Yaxha and then discovers the wonders that wait at the El Quetzal Biotope Nature Reserve.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Mozambique, Africa (#413H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

On Mozambique's Bazaruto Archipelago Kuta Katila means, "Roll your reed mat out on the sand, lay back and relax." Always ready to follow local customs, Joseph does exactly that at the Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa on Bazaruto Island and at the Azura Resort on Benguerra Island. Joseph continues to practice the fine art of Kuta Katila on the sparkling beaches and in the turquoise waters of the Bazaruto Marine National Park. Snorkeling, sailing, horseback riding and sand-boarding down 100-meter high dunes are activities that are all on the agenda, as well as, a sunset swim with horses. Activities aside, as always, the highlight of the show is Joseph's friendly encounters with the islands' people and the opportunity to share cultural experiences.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

St. Vincent & the Grenadines - Close to Home, but a World Away (#501H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Thirty-two beautiful islands, off the beaten track, yet in your backyard, is what Joseph discovers on his St. Vincent & the Grenadines adventure. These stunning Caribbean isles offer a wide range of water activities from snorkeling and diving to swimming and sailing. Yet, the best adventures are the natural and cultural ones and Joseph experiences them from searching for the St. Vincent Parrot to swimming with endangered sea turtles and dancing to the drums of the Union Island Maroon Festival.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Istanbul - at the Crossroads of History (#502H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

From its days as the capital of the Roman Empire in the 4th century to its selection as the European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul has been a significant city and major crossroad between East and West for thousands of years. Its geopolitical location has created a vibrant metropolis rich with a wide range of cultural attractions. Joseph investigates the city's past and meets Istanbul's diversity head on in the bazaars, restaurants, churches, mosques and alleyways of Istanbul's many historic neighborhoods.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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

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