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February / March 2013




KPBS_LunchHour_x280KPBS LunchHour featuring Moira Fitzpatrick, PhD, ND
Friday, February 22, 2013 at 12p.m.

Bring your lunch to the KPBS Shiley Studio for a discussion on Naturopathic Medicine. Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances which encourage the person's inherent self-healing process. Bastyr University is introducing an accredited doctoral program to its California campus.

There is no cost to attend this event. RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP or for more information contact Jennifer Majors via email or call (619) 594-6374.



USNSMercySanDiegox144Tour the USNS Mercy
Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 10-11:30a.m.

Join us onboard the USNS Mercy for a 90-minute tour of the United States Naval Hospital Ship. Learn about the history of the USNS Mercy, whose primary mission is to provide rapid, flexible, and mobile acute medical and surgical services to support military service members ashore and afloat.

The 90-miunte walking tour will be limited to 40 guests and advanced reservation is required for clearance onto the Naval Base. All guests must be ambulatory and able to walk up and down stairs throughout the duration of the tour. There is no cost to attend but RSVP is required. Click here to RSVP or for more information contact Jennifer Majors via email or call (619) 594-6374.






RanchoLaPuertaLogox144Spend a Saturday at the Ranch with KPBS Producers Club
Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Baja California
Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 7:30a.m. to 8:30p.m.


KPBS Producers Club members are invited to an exclusive Saturday at the Ranch culinary experience.  Join us for a full day of relaxation and luxury at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. During our daylong visit, choose from activities including fitness classes, free time for exploring world-class gardens, pool-side relaxation and tennis. Enjoy a gourmet lunch and wrap up the day with a creative food demonstration and dinner at La Cocina Que Canta.

This event is open to KPBS Producers Club members only. Tickets are $232+ tax per person which includes a 50-minute massage or $188+ tax per person without the massage. Roundtrip bus transportation is included. Advanced registration is required. Registration will open later this month. For more information, contact Jennifer Majors via email or call (619) 594-6374.






Dear Friends,


After 30 years here at KPBS, Associate General Manager Stephanie Bergsma has decided to begin the next great chapter in her life – retirement!  


Stephanie first began working at KPBS in 1982. In the early 90s, her main focus was to raise the funds needed to construct the entire KPBS building and bring us all together under one roof. So, we are literally in the house that Stephanie built. But the need for funding didn’t stop when the building was finished – nor did she.


As most of us know, Stephanie has accomplished so much for KPBS during her career. Her leadership of the station’s development department resulted in numerous milestones for KPBS including:

  • Stephanie created the Producers Club in the early ‘80s. Today, the Producers Club has nearly 900 members. She also created and established KPBS’ Corporate Giving program as a way for corporations and businesses to support the station. 
  • In 2003, Stephanie cultivated the historic $200 million bequest from the late Joan Kroc to National Public Radio. KPBS also received an unprecedented $5 million bequest. 
  • In 2006, Stephanie secured a multi-year funding commitment from Joan and Irwin Jacobs to begin the Fund for Reporting Excellence. The project started KPBS’ multimedia training for its reporters and content team and eventually led to complete convergence of all KPBS’ news platforms.  
  • Stephanie also worked with the Jacobs to secure $3 million to create the Joan and Irwin Jacobs KPBS News Center, the showcase of the station and model for newsrooms nationwide. 


Among other accomplishments, Stephanie created the opportunity for major donors to support reporting beats; she positioned KPBS to be a leader throughout public broadcasting with Planned Giving; and her efforts recently funded the new radio transmitter atop Mt. Soledad and the KPBS TV Digital Operations Center.


Thanks to her, KPBS’ future is strong. She leaves us with dedicated friends, a loyal base of support, and a path for continued growth and success. We couldn’t be more thankful or proud of what she has accomplished. It has been an honor and privilege to work with her and to call her a friend. From all of us, thank you and congratulations, Stephanie!


Best Regards,

Tom Karlo

Tom Karlo

General Manager and Producers Club Member


To watch the KPBS video tribute to Stephanie, visit:
You can also watch the NPR video tribute, featuring some of your favorite personalities, at:





KPBS Building KPBS Tours for Producers Club members
Come see the Joan and Irwin Jacobs KPBS News Center!

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 2013:

  • Friday, February 22, 1:30-3p.m.
  • Friday, March 13, 8:30-10a.m.
  • Friday, April 19, 1:30-3p.m.

We limit the tours to 15 people and tours fill up quickly, so be sure to contact Jennifer Majors via email or call (619) 594-6374 to reserve your spot!







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PC-Post, DowntonAbbeyS3x108Downton Abbey III, Season Finale - Sunday, 2/17 at 9pm

Return to Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues and personal crises grip the estate. In this special 2-hour season finale, the Crawleys head to a Scottish hunting lodge, while the downstairs staff stays behind at Downton Abbey.


AfterNewtown“After Newtown” Week | February 18-22

In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, PBS continues its ongoing conversation about gun laws, mental illness and community recovery with four new specials.

Guns in America
- Trace the evolution of guns in America, their link to violence and competing visions of national identity.
FRONTLINE: Raising Adam Lanza
Examine the life of Adam Lanza, the Newtown shooter, and the battle over gun laws and gun culture.
NOVA: Mind of a Rampage Killer - Learn how much science can tell us about a brain at risk for violence.
The Path to Violence  - Learn what can be done to detect problem behavior and prevent violent attacks.


Makers-Women_Who_Make_AmericaMakers: Women Who Make America - Tuesday, 2/26 at 8pm

Review the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in our country’s history, in pursuit of their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity and personal autonomy.



2/18   Dinosaur Train: Submarine Adventure New 1-hour special!



2/18   Independent Lens:  The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights    

2/26   Independent Lens: Daisy Bates-The First Lady of Little Rock          


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



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