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KPBS Jun 19, 2018  | San Diego, CA



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It is with great pleasure that KPBS thanks the following new members of the Producers Club! With the support of members like you, KPBS is able to find innovative ways of better serving the San Diego community by developing new programs and employing cutting-edge telecommunications technologies. Welcome to the Producers Club!


• Judith L. Allday • Beth Bulger • Dr. John Cronin • Joe Economou • Nynke Fortuin & James Klick •

Susan & Douglas Goodell • Salijo & Christina Hendershaw • Liz Holakiewicz • James & Nancy Likins •

• Gregory Noel • Erin Orourke • Sachin & Chanda Parlikar • Sandra Phelps • John Roy •

• Raymond Sachs • Robert Schachtel • Linda Sotelo • Glen Sparrow • Eileen Tyler •

• William M. Woolman in Memory of Adele R. Woolman •


Note: If you don’t see your name on this list and you joined the Producers Club between August 21 – October 24, please contact us at


Staff Updates

Sheilagh Carlisle


New to the Development Team at KPBS, we welcome Sheilagh Carlisle into the role of Leadership Giving Officer. Sheilagh is looking forward to engaging with our existing donors as well as identifying new opportunities for the station. She is available to answer any questions, schedule a station tour, or meet to talk about supporting KPBS at (619) 594-0883 or







After over 5 years with KPBS, Nereida Martinez's last day with KPBS was on Wednesday, November 9. Nereida will now be working as a Donor Relations Specialist at San Diego State University. We wish her all the best! ​


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Jake HenryKPBS’s New Gloria Penner Fellow – Jake Henry!

"From a young age, I knew I would do whatever it takes to become a journalist. Whether it was selling my bed, television, and 1991 Honda Civic to pay my way for college or graduating both high school and college a year early - I wanted to reach my purpose of becoming a reporter. 

After landing my first journalism internship at 15 years old, it prompted me to convince my high school to start a journalism class. The class prepared me for my return to The Victorville Daily Press two years later.

Months later, I attended Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) being the first person in my family to attend a university. During my two years in college, I have played a critical role on my school newspaper as the web editor, staff writer and news editor. My experience led me to writing for USA Today College and The Daily Caller in Washington D.C.

At The Daily Caller, I had the privilege of interacting with politicians such as President Obama, Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina and U.S. senators such as Lindsay Graham.

After leaving Washington D.C., I transferred to San Diego City College and will later return to PLNU. My career aspirations after college is to become an on-air reporter for television news."


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Wednesday, November 16, 2016One Book, One San Diego Geraldine Brooks (7pm)

Point Loma Nazarene University

7:00 p.m.

Join KPBS and PLNU's Ryan Library for a special One Book, One San Diego 10th Anniversary event with 2013 featured author, Geraldine Brooks, who wrote "Caleb's Crossing."

Please visit for more information or to RSVP. 



FFL-logo Web onlyFriends for Life Appreciation Luncheon

Coasterra on Harbor Island

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Friends for Life Members! In appreciation of your legacy gifts and support, join us for our annual Appreciation Luncheon at Coasterra on Harbor Island.

To RSVP, please contact Michelle Mucha at or call (619) 594-0915.




A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol

Cygnet Theatre in Old Town

Thursday, December 8, 2016

6:00 p.m. Reception; 7:30 p.m. Performance

Cost: $65.00 per person

No “Bah, Humbugs” here! Join the Producers Club for an evening at the theatre full of food, fun, and great entertainment. Space is limited and RSVP required. From left to right: Melinda Gilb, Tom Stephenson, Maggie Carney. Photo courtesy of Ken Jacques. 

Please check back at for more information and to purchase tickets. 



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KPBS Celebrates the ArtsJoin KPBS as we celebrate the creative arts

KPBS Celebrates the Arts takes place Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the US Grant Hotel. This signature event highlights public media’s commitment to present, share, and treasure exceptional arts programming with all audiences. All manner of art will be celebrated including the visual arts, music, theatre, dance, and literature. Enjoy an exciting auction, special guests, and tribute to 2017 KPBS Hall of Fame Visionaries, Susan Polis Schutz and Stephen Schutz.   

Be inspired. Be creative. Be a part of the fun.

Tickets and information at:


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Producers Club members at the Science & Innovation Series Event: Human Genomics, Synthetic Biology, and the Future of Healthcare in October 2016. 

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"First, we'd never heard of Human Longevity, Inc. and the tour was great!  We were intrigued by the new technologies designed to assist individuals in learning more about their own genetics, bodies and personal healthcare. The staff members were really excited about their work and answered all our questions. And then, to hear Dr. Craig Venter describe what these technologies can tell us and what the future might bring to individuals and to our society was extremely exciting to us. I'm sure you could tell how much the PC audience was engaged. The questions were wonderful and Dr. Venter's thoughtful and often clever responses were clear.  It was a pleasure to meet Dr. Venter's staff one-on-one and to share the evening with so many other PC members who are equally interested in learning new ideas. Paul and I look forward to Dr. Venter's next presentation at the Venter Institute. Supporting KPBS is important to us, and being a PC member offers us many valuable experiences, such as the evening with Dr. Venter." - Deborah Horwitz, producers club member



For more information about Producers Club events, visit or contact Michelle Mucha at (619) 594-0915 or Producers Club events fill up quickly, so RSVP today!


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KPBS Joan and Irwin Jacobs NewscenterBehind-the-Scenes Group Tours of KPBS!

Interested in touring KPBS? Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour where you will meet our on-air hosts, reporters, and journalists, get a sneak peek of the radio studios where KPBS Morning Edition and The Roundtable are produced, and visit the KPBS Evening Edition set.

Guests are welcome! Bring your book club, garden club, or co-workers for a special hour and a half outing to see our Joan & Irwin Jacobs News Center and studios.


Upcoming Tour Dates: 

Friday, November 18, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Friday, December 9, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, January 20, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Monday, February 20, various times to be determined
Friday, March 24, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.


Can’t make it at these times? Let us know your preferred date and time and we will accommodate to the best of our abilities. Please contact us at  or (619) 594-0915 to reserve your spot.


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NOVA: Treasures of the EarthNOVA: Treasures of the Earth

3-part Miniseries

Wednesdays at 8 p.m., November 2-16

Journey deep inside Earth to uncover the mysteries of how these treasures were created, and to explore how they have allowed humankind to progress and build our great civilizations. But even as that quest continues... we are discovering that some of our treasures may soon run out or have unintended consequences that bring new perils. Can our ancient treasures reveal new secrets that will help us solve the problems we face today? Images courtesy of WGBH. 





SoundbreakingSOUNDBREAKING: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music

Weeknights at 10 p.m., November 14-23

This 8-part miniseries combines unprecedented access to some of the most celebrated music artists, producers and innovators with rare archival studio footage and an extensive musical soundtrack, to deliver a wide-ranging series on the art of music recording. Image courtesy of © Sly Stone photos: Warren Paul Harris ‐ Dallas, Texas.




Black America Since MLK: And Still I RiseBlack America Since MLK: And Still I Rise  

Tuesdays at 8 p.m., November 15 & 22

On this two-night event, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks at the last 50 years of African-American history — from Stokely Carmichael to Barack Obama, James Brown to Beyoncé — charting the remarkable progress made and raising hard questions about the obstacles that remain. Image courtesy of AP Photo/Jack Thornell.




Anne of Green GablesAnne of Green Gables

Thanksgiving Night at 8 p.m.

A new adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel tells the story of Anne Shirley, a precocious orphan placed in the care of uptight Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew, played by acclaimed actor Martin Sheen. Neither the adventurous Anne nor the conservative Marilla could anticipate the profound effect they’d have on each other’s lives. Image courtesy of Breakthrough Entertainment & © 2015 Gables Productions Inc.






Thanksgiving Night at 9:30 p.m.

After the death of her father, Pollyanna moves in with her embittered aunt. Soon, she charms everyone in the village she now calls home--except her cold-hearted aunt who refuses to see the brighter side of life. Aunt Polly, despite her vast wealth treats Pollyanna more like a stranger than a relative, but when tragedy strikes, Pollyanna's sunny outlook persuades her aunt to confront past ghosts and embrace the promise of happiness. Image courtesy of © ITV plc (ITV Studios Global Entertainment).




Film School Shorts | Mondays at 12 a.m.

Live at the Belly Up | Fridays at 11 p.m.

Lawrence Welk | Saturdays at 6 p.m.

Austin City Limits | Sundays at 12 a.m.

Bluegrass Underground | Sundays at 1 a.m.

World Dancesport Grandslam Series | Sundays at 7 p.m.

Soundbreaking: The History of Recorded Music | Weeknights at 10 p.m., Nov 14-23

Alan Cummings Sings Sappy Song: PBS Arts Fall Festival | 11/18 at 9 p.m.

Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody, Live From Lincoln Center: PBS Arts Fall Festival | 11/25 at 9 p.m.

Under the Streetlamp Rockin’ Round | 11/26 at 8:30 p.m.



Rick Steves’ Europe | Saturdays at 4 p.m.

Crossing South | Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.

Globe Trekker | Saturdays at 11 p.m.

Ishi’s Return | 11/20 at 11:30 p.m.



Fawlty Towers | Saturdays at 7 p.m.

The Blandings | Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Doctor Blake | Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Father Brown | Sundays at 6 p.m.

Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece | Sundays at 8 p.m.

Poldark on Masterpiece | Sundays at 9 p.m.

Indian Summers on Masterpiece | Sundays at 10 p.m.

Cilla | 11/21-11/23 at 11 p.m.

Anne of Green Gables | 11/24 at 8 p.m.

Pollyanna | 11/24 at 9:30 p.m.



Antiques Roadshow | Mondays at 8 & 9 p.m.

Ken Kramer’s About San Diego | Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.

San Diego’s Historic Places | Sundays at 4:30 p.m.

Soundbreaking: The History of Recorded Music | Weeknights at 10 p.m., Nov 14-23

American Masters: Sister Rosetta Tharpe | 11/17 at 11 p.m.

Black America Since MLK – And Still I Rise | Tuesdays at 8 p.m., November 15-22

Ishi’s Return | 11/20 at 11:30 p.m.



Classical Stretch | Weekdays at 5 a.m.

This Old House | Saturdays at 12 p.m.

Ask This Old House | Saturdays at 12:30 p.m.

Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking | Saturdays at 1 p.m.

A Chef’s Life | Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.

Cook’s Country | Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Martha Bakes | Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.

Pati’s Mexican Table | Saturdays at 3 p.m.

Mexico One Plate at a Time | Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.

Growing a Greener World | Sundays at 5 a.m.

A Growing Passion | Sundays at 5:30 a.m.

Great British Baking Show | 11/24-11/25, 12-5 p.m.



KPBS Evening Edition | Weeknights at 5 p.m.; Encore, Weeknights at 6:30 p.m.

Ken Kramer’s About San Diego | Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.

Savor San Diego | Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.

KPBS Roundtable | Fridays at 8:30 p.m.; Encore, Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Live at the Belly Up | Fridays at 11 p.m.

Crossing South | Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.

KPBS Spectrum | Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.

San Diego’s Historic Places | Sundays at 4:30 p.m.



Nightly Business Report | Weeknights at 5:30 p.m.

BBC World News | Weeknights at 6 p.m.

PBS Newshour | Weeknights at 7 p.m.

Charlie Rose | Weeknights at 12 a.m.

Tavis Smiley | Weeknights at 1 a.m.

Washington Week | Fridays at 8 p.m.; Encore, Sundays at 10 a.m.

PBS NewsHour Weekend | Saturdays & Sundays at 5 p.m.

Charlie Rose: The Week | Sundays at 11 a.m.

POTUS | Sundays at 11:30 a.m.



Nature | Wednesday at 8 p.m.

NOVA | Wednesdays at 9 p.m.

SciTech Now | Sundays at 5:30 p.m.



Questions or comments? Please contact:

Elmer Jacobo at or (619) 594-6314

Michelle Mucha at or (619) 594-0915

Sheilagh Carlisle at or call (619) 594-0883

Caitlin Bergin at or (619) 594-6731

Vien Nguyen at or (619) 594-0851

Alex Kim at or (619) 594-7822

Trina Hester at or (619) 594-2104


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