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Challenge The Status Quo (#1204H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The road-trippers head to Skywalker Ranch, where Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt recounts driving cross-country to California twice before his dreams of being a sound designer beat back his fear of change. Pixar animator Ralph Eggleston talks about getting beyond the world you inhabit and going deeper into what interests you, and Janice Levenhagen-Seeley of ChickTech advocates challenging the status quo.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 12:00am

Make It Your Own (#1206H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The road-trippers try their hand at spinning molten glass with glassblower Jessica Schimpf. The world isn't looking for you, she says, you have to go out and find it. She recounts how she left a big-time welding gig to follow her dreams. In Texas, the team interviews Austinites on the street and goes for beignets and palm readings in New Orleans before hitting crowd-powered T-shirt purveyor Threadless in Chicago.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me

Build The Future (#1404H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

The road-trippers end their journey in San Francisco, where they meet Debbie Sterling and hear about the experiences that sparked her company, GoldieBlox, which makes engineering toys for girls. Last up, MythBusters' Kari Byron talks about experimentation, curiosity, being brave, and doing things you didn't think you could do; but her most important work is being a role model for young girls.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me

The Answer Is Within You (#1205H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The road-trippers explore the Experience Music Project in Seattle, where experience designer Andrea Weatherhead advises that the best path toward happiness is getting to know yourself. In Colorado, the team meets interior designer Eiko Okura, who urges them to stop overthinking and see what emerges, and Michael Franti, who advocates for making lots of decisions and seeing what sticks.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 29, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me

Deciding What's Next (#1207H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In Chicago, the team meets exhibition designer Olivia Castellini, a physics Ph.D. whose job combines her varied interests in science and the arts. In NYC, unstoppable inventor-turned-entrepreneur Ben Kaufman recounts flying to China to make his first product before he had even graduated from high school and shares why it's important to strike the right balance between jerk and pushover.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Find Your Voice (#1401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

A new road trip begins! Road-trippers Ariel, Elicia, and Regina set off in the green RV to meet inspiring women in STEM who've forged their own paths. In Boston, they hear why Harvard professor Evelynn Hammonds went from physics to the history of science, and artist Janet Echelman, whose awe-inspiring sculptures sway above cities across the world, shares the importance of finding your own voice.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Everything Is Design (#1208H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The trip ends in NYC as the team meets designer Tina Roth Eisenberg, who left her tiny village in Switzerland to find her people in New York. Last up, Helvetica director Gary Hustwit shares the philosophy that connects all design: moving things forward. Though the road-trippers' forward movement on the Green RV ends here, nothing about what they've learned on this journey is over.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Get Out There (#1402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

In NYC, the road-trippers meet the mechanical engineer who's pushing touch technology into the future. Katherine Kuchenbecker is working on haptic technologies that will shape medicine, commerce, and more. Next up, artist and activist Zaria Forman talks about the transformative power of travel, and entrepreneur Jewel Burks tells her gutsy story of building a company from the ground up.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Pumped and Ready (#1301H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Meet Natalie, Robin, and Zoed, three computer science students from three very different backgrounds, all of which are underrepresented in tech. This season, the team will embark on a cross-country road trip to meet and interview trailblazing leaders in their field. Their journey begins in sunny Los Angeles, where they visit NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab and meet infamous computer hacker, Samy Kamkar.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Many Paths (#1403H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

As the road-trippers head south, they visit NASA's largest rocket engine test facility and meet two women who are launching America into space and proving that there isn't just one path to success. Then, with former MIT Media Lab professor Leah Buechley, the team sees how merging your interests can create something amazing, and inspire more girls to pursue STEM and create amazing things, too.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Breaking Down Barriers (#1302H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

The team starts to bond as they drive the Green RV into the heart of Silicon Valley, a major hub for innovation in technology. While there, they talk to Phillip Loya of CODE2040 and Laura Gomez of Atipica about using computer science to advance each of their respective communities. They also visit Netflix HQ, where Sabry Tozin, a first-generation Congolese immigrant, tells them, "Don't fit in."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Get The Ball Rolling (#1303H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

The road-trippers take a much-needed meditative break in Yosemite National Park before continuing on to DEF CON, a Las Vegas conference that dispels some of their misconceptions about "hackers." Then it's off to Denver, where the team lets loose at Sphero, a robotics company that puts an emphasis on fun. In Chicago, 3D printer Dima Elissa encourages the team to embrace their unique identities.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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

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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
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KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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