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October 2012



KPBS_LunchHour_x280KPBS LunchHour featuring A Way with Words
Friday, October 12, 2012 at 12 p.m.

The KPBS LunchHour will feature Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett of A Way with Words. Martha and Grant will tell the stories of how they got started, relate a few of their favorite all-time calls, and talk a little bit about some interesting trends in English. Plus, they'll do a Q&A to answer any questions you have about language, the show, or anything at all.

Bring your own lunch to the KPBS Shiley Studio for this Producers Club hosted event. There is no cost to attend and RSVP is required.

To register click here or for more information, contact Jennifer Majors via email or call (619) 594-6374.


PC_Salon_10-14-YouKhinRedBabyx144 Cambodian Art Salon featuring Pierrette Van Cleve
Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

Join us at the Encinitas home of Lizbeth Ecke and David Meyer for a Cambodian Art discussion with curator Pierrette Van Cleve. Pierrette is the founder of the Art Cellar Exchange, Inc. and Van Cleve Fine Art. She will give a talk titled "You Khin- Unlocking Cages and Chains-The Khmer Rouge 's disruption of Cambodian Fine Art."

Invitation to follow. There is no cost to attend and RSVP is required.

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PC-Post, DowntonAbbeyS3x108Downton Abbey
Season 3 Premiere

Before Season 3 begins on Sunday, January 6th at 9pm, KPBS will show all Downton Abbey episodes of season 1 and season 2 in the coming months:

Season 1
: Sunday  October 21 through Sunday November 11 at 10pm.
Season 2: Sunday December 2nd through December 30th at 9pm. 

Click here for a preview of season 3.

The first episode of Downton Abbey Season 3 in Britain drew 8.6 million viewers and 34.5% of the TV audience! (via LA Times)


KPBS-Celebrates-logo_x108KPBS Celebrates Downton Abbey
Saturday, May 4, 2013 


We’re very excited to announce plans for our annual gala. KPBS Celebrates Downton Abbey brings the hit series from Masterpiece to life – without having to travel to England! The event will take place at San Diego’s historic US Grant on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Chaired by Darlene Shiley, the event supports the mission of KPBS and celebrates this year’s KPBS Hall of Fame inductees. Audrey Geisel will be honored with a Visionary Award for her longstanding commitment to our outreach and literacy programs. Conrad Prebys will also receive the Visionary Award in honor of his recent gift to the Masterpiece Trust. The station will also honor Brad Warner (deceased) with a Lifetime Achievement Award for 20+ years of service as the TV Program Manager.

We’re very thankful to our event sponsors, Charitable Auto Rides and Services (CARS) and The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. The official Save the Date will be mailed this fall to our Producers Club members. We hope you will mark your calendar and plan to attend KPBS Celebrates Downton Abbey. For more information contact Claudine Casillas, Special Event Manager via email or call (619) 594-4266.




Dear Friends:

As usual, there are lots of exciting things going on at KPBS this fall. First and foremost, KPBS 89.5 FM is growing. As of this writing, we’re awaiting final approval from the FCC to flip the switch on our new transmitter atop Mt. Soledad. We’ve been broadcasting from Mt. San Miguel in the East County for decades– but because that mountain is much higher, our signal strength had to be lower. By moving to Mt. Soledad (a much lower elevation) we can increase our power significantly. This means our signal gets stronger and its reach broader. If you’ve ever had trouble getting KPBS in your home or office our new signal on Mt. Soledad should solve this issue.

This means more people will have access to our local news on radio. In fact, the timing is perfect because KPBS News will be covering the 2012 Elections like no other local media outlet. KPBS has already begun an in depth investigation into the financing of campaigns and campaign mailers. We’ll be hosting a debate or two and will have candidates on KPBS Midday Edition with Maureen Cavanaugh for lengthy and thoughtful conversations. Our reporting gets a boost from our investigative news team and our partnership with Investigative Newsource. We’ll also be debuting our Voter Guide on in the coming weeks. Elections are a great example of how KPBS rises above the sound bites and helps you become better informed when going to the polls.

Another place our local election coverage will show up is on TV. In September were celebrating the one year anniversary of KPBS Evening Edition weeknights on KPBS TV with host Peggy Pico. Our nightly newscast cuts through the clutter and delivers the most important stories of the day. I am extremely proud of our
ability to offer local news on all platforms – the common theme is our
commitment to quality, thoughtful news analysis.

I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Producers Club events and will keep you updated on how KPBS is continuing to innovate and improve our service to you.

Warm Regards,
Tom Karlo

Tom Karlo
General Manager and Producers Club Member



PC-Spotlight-TonyHunterx108Tony Hunter
Director of the Cancer Center at the Salk Institute

I was born and educated in England. I attended Felsted, a public school in Essex, which was founded in 1564 and will celebrate its 450th anniversary in 2014. My father was a consulting surgeon at Ashford Hospital, and instilled in me an interest in biology and the scientific method. In 1971, I moved to the Salk Institute in San Diego for postdoctoral studies, joining the group of Walter Eckhart. At the Salk, I started to do cancer research for the first time. After two years I returned to Cambridge to finish my college fellowship. I arrived back in California in 1975, and ever since I have been at the Salk Institute, where I am now Director of the NCI designated Cancer Center.

Over the past 40 years my goal has been to try to understand how cancer cells arise from normal cells, and what genetic changes make them different from other cells in the body. This way we can devise better targeted therapies that exploit the vulnerabilities of tumor cells while at the same time sparing normal cells.

Quite by chance I discovered that these viruses often have the ability to increase the activity of a previously unknown type of enzyme that adds phosphate to proteins on tyrosine residues, thus changing how these proteins behave. It turns out that human cancers frequently exhibit an increase in the same type of enzyme activity, in many cases due to mutations in the genes that encode these tyrosine kinases.

Our 1979 discovery prompted pharmaceutical and biotech companies to initiate programs to develop selective drugs that block the actions of these overactive tyrosine kinases. There are now 11 tyrosine kinase inhibitor drugs approved by the FDA for a series of different cancers, which is a very gratifying outcome of the basic cancer research done in my group.       

I have lived in Del Mar for the past 25 years with my wife Jenny Price, who was also trained as a scientist and ran the Transgenic Mouse Facilities at The Scripps Research Institute and UCSD. We have two sons, Sean and James. Sean is a senior at UCLA majoring in biochemistry, and James is a sophomore at Torrey Pines High School. My recreational interests are river rafting, desert camping, mountain hiking and world travel. 

Why is KPBS important or valuable to you? KPBS and NPR give me the in-depth and unbiased news analysis that I cannot get from other sources. Given my heritage, I enjoy watching the British imports, particularly Masterpiece Theater, the old comedies, and listening to the BBC World Service on radio in the evenings. Not surprisingly, given my professional occupation, I also enjoy watching the science programs, such as Nova and Nature. As an education about my adopted homeland, I have learned a great deal watching American Experience.

Why are you a Producers Club member? What do you like best about being a Producers Club member? We both believe in supporting worthwhile causes, such as KPBS, and through a lucky break we were able to donate more than we usually do to KPBS in 2011. We wanted to donate to an institution that we all benefit from in San Diego to ensure that quality programming continues to be available.





PC-Post_MariaHinojosax108KPBS Screening
Thursday, October 10, 2012 at 7 p.m.

Join KPBS for a screening of PBS’ Need to Know election special, "America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa: Clarkston Georgia," featuring award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa. The film will be followed by a panel discussion about the changing face of San Diego’s immigrant communities, and its impact on local and national politics.

There is no cost to attend and RSVP is required. This event will be held at the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center. For more information contact Clare Pister via email or click here to RSVP online.


PC-Post_LJAWFx80La Jolla Art & Wine Festival
Saturday October 13, 2012 & Sunday, October 14, 2012

KPBS is a sponsor of the 2012 La Jolla Art & Wine Festival which returns to La Jolla for its fourth annual season on October 13th and 14th. This two-day juried art show and fundraiser has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the most prestigious art & wine festivals on the west coast.

Featuring the works of over 150 established artists, the LJAWF features something for everyone including a silent auction, roving entertainment, a gourmet marketplace, the Geppetto's / Witt Lincoln Family Art Center as well as an expansive wine and beer garden. All profits raised from the LJAWF benefit underfunded programs at local public elementary and middle schools.

For more information about the festival, its artists and much more, please visit the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival website at



KPBS Building KPBS Tours for Producers Club members

On the behind-the-scenes tour of KPBS you will meet on-air radio hosts, TV reporters and journalists frequently on KPBS. We go in the studios of “KPBS Morning Edition,” “Roundtable” and see the TV studio staff preparing for our new show “KPBS Evening Edition.” The tour is about one hour and then we spend a few minutes in Q & A; we love to get your feedback on KPBS. It is a very enjoyable, interesting and informative opportunity, and we would love for you to bring a guest(s).

Upcoming dates 2012:
  • Friday, October 12, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
  • Friday, November 9, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
  • Friday, December 7, 8:30 – 10 a.m.

We limit the tours to 15 people and tours fill up quickly, so be sure to contact Trina Hester via email or call (619) 594-2104 to reserve your spot! We look forward to hearing from you.





Four-part series beginning Friday, September 28, 2012 at 10:00pm
This four-part series showcases Latino artists, athletes and performers who reflect their culture while defying all expectations. From the housing projects of Brooklyn to a Mexican wrestling ring, from the ranches of California to the crumbling beauty of Castro’s Cuba, the programs shine a light on the unexpected.

Call the Midwife
Premiering Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 8:00pm
This moving, intimate, funny and true-to-life series, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End in the 1950s.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Tune in Monday and Tuesday, October 1st and 2nd at 9:00pm
In this landmark series follow six actress-advocates as they travel to six countries and meet inspiring, courageous individuals who are confronting oppression and developing real, meaningful solutions through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.

Masterpiece Classic: Upstairs / Downstairs II
Returning Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 9:00pm
The saga continues at 165 Eaton Place, with new characters upstairs and down. Set in 1936, the lives of masters and servants have never been so captivating, as two new arrivals make their mark and Lady Agnes reveals a dark secret.

The First Padres
Airing Monday, October 8, 2012 at 9:00pm
The First Padres is the story of San Diego’s first professional baseball team, the Padres of the Pacific Coast League. From their first season in 1936 at the classic wooden ballpark by the bay, Lane Field; through a decade at Westgate Park in Mission Valley; to their last year in 1968 at San Diego Stadium, the film follows the growth of a city along with the first team it could call its own. 

Ellen Degeneres: Mark Twain Prize
Airing Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 8pm
Celebrate beloved television icon and entertainment pioneer Ellen DeGeneres, the latest recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. 

Questions or comments?
Contact Jennifer Majors via email or call (619) 594-6374,
Caitlin Bergin  via email or call (619) 594-6731,
Trina Hester via email or call (619) 594-2104, or
Stephanie Bergsma via email or call (619) 594-7822


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