LunchHour featuring A Growing Passion & Savor San Diego
*Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. - New Date!
KPBS Programming Director John Decker will introduce you to producers
Nan Sterman from A Growing Passion and
Su-Mei Yu from Savor San Diego.
Click here to RSVP or for more event information.
Salon Event with WebMD Health Foundation
Global Partners, Platinum and Gold Level Producers Club members are
invited to an exclusive salon event at the Rancho Santa Fe home of Martin and
Pamela Wygod. Hear and see how the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project, a
nationally acclaimed program, is changing the lives of thousands of underserved
residents in San Diego by providing high quality, free health and dental care. Invitation
Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 6:00 p.m.
Click here to RSVP or for more information.
Estate Planning 101
Tuesday, July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join us in the Shiley Studio for a free,
four-part estate planning education workshop series. This course is designed to help you understand more about
how your estate plan works and empowers you with better, more effective,
questions to ask your estate planning professional.
Register at www.estateplanning101.org or call (888) 701-1954.
New Member Reception
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
New Producers Club members are invited to the
La Jolla Country Club for a welcome reception. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres
and conversation with fellow members, KPBS Staff and General Manager Tom Karlo!
Invitations will be sent in early June.
For more information about Producers
Club events, visit www.kpbs.org/producersclub to view the upcoming events
list or contact Jennifer Majors via email or call (619) 594-6374.
Gary Watson and Jain Malkin with
Mark L. Walberg at the Platinum and Global Partners Annual Dinner
Tom Karlo, Conrad Prebys and
Debbie Turner at
the KPBS Celebrates Gala
Darlene Shiley at the KPBS Celebrates
Producers Club members share the distinction of being among KPBS’ most generous
annual contributors, giving $1,200 or more a year to strengthen the impact of
the Producers Club there are four different levels; please find more
information about each level below:
Level ($1,200 - 2,499): Did you know we have more than 735
members at this level?
- Benefits include: “Producers Club” license plate frame, special tour of
KPBS Studios for you and your guests, exclusive invitations to KPBS events, and
so much more!
Level ($2,500 - 4,999): Did you know we have 77 members at this
- All Silver Level benefits, plus discounted and complimentary tickets to
community and arts events, and so much more!
Level ($5,000 - 9,999): Did you know we have 36 members at
- All Gold Level benefits, plus exclusive invitations to Platinum Member
and Executive Producers Club events, opportunities to appear on KPBS Television
and Radio during membership campaigns, and so much more!
Producers Club ($10,000
and up): Did you know we have 10 members at this level?
more information about the Executive Producers Club, please call Trina Hester
via email or call (619) 594-2104.
Your amazing generosity this year has
helped us to raise $1.3 million for news, information and programming you can
trust and enjoy. We are very
grateful for your support and hope you are happy with your membership! If you
have any questions involving your Producers Club membership or the giving
levels, please contact Caitlin Bergin via email or call (619)
Would you like a thank you gift
you heard on the radio or saw on TV? It’s not too late to call us!
As a benefit of joining or renewing your Producers
Club membership, you can always request a thank you gift by contacting Nereida
Martinez via email or call (619) 594-2028 or Caitlin Bergin via email or call (619) 594-6731.
For tax purposes, the fair market value of any thank
you gifts* received will be deducted from your membership contribution. *Excluding the Producers Club polo shirts
and license plate frame.
KPBS Health Reporter
What is your favorite, most memorable piece
that you did and why?
I did a story last year with
videographer Christopher Maue about a program that provides disabled adults to
mentor kids who live in wheelchairs. We followed a young girl as she met her
mentor and spent the day with her at Sea World. The girl and her mentor were
both left partially paralyzed from accidents, and the things that they had to
say about their conditions and how they forge ahead in life were really
If you could interview anyone, who would it be
I wish I could have interviewed the
philosopher Alan Watts. He had such wonderful insight and unique ideas about
life and how we fit in the universe. I've found his ideas to be very
What award have you won that means the most to
I won my third Golden Mic award for a
TV piece that I whipped together in one afternoon. The story had a special
warmth about it, and I was proud that the judges agreed. www.kpbs.org/news/2011/jun/21/wheelchair-dancing-roll/
What’s something most people don’t know about
I spent years as a jazz musician and a
composer before I became a journalist. I toured all over the world.
What’s your favorite spot in San Diego?
I love La Jolla. There's nothing like
standing on the rocks and watching the waves crash in, and thinking about what
a special place we live in.
Who was your favorite/most interesting person
I interviewed a university professor
in Australia a few years ago when I was attending the International Aids
Conference. I asked him some questions about HIV and his government's approach
to battling the epidemic. He was a treasure trove of information, with such
incredible observations and penetrating comments. In five minutes, I had enough
material to write half a dozen stories. www.kpbs.org/news/2007/jul/25/global-aids-conference-shares-cutting-edge/
read more about Kenny and his work visit www.kpbs.org/staff/kenny-goldberg
Our fiscal year will be coming to an
end on June 30th and we anticipate a strong finish. Thank you
all for your incredible support this year! Your support has allowed us to take
on some new and exciting initiatives here at KPBS. Last month, two new programs
debuted on KPBS TV: A Growing Passion and Savor San Diego. In A Growing Passion,
local garden expert Nan Sterman explores backyard food production, major
horticultural growers, low-water landscapes, and sustainable practices around
the home and in the garden. In Savor San
Diego, noted San Diego chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Su-Mei Yu
explores and cooks her way around San Diego sharing the captivating tales of
our culinary bounty.
Both programs are part of our Explore San Diego line up. Every Thursday
night, we feature two hours of local programs that reflect San Diego’s unique
sense of place. Explore San Diego
kicks off at 8:00 p.m. with Ken Kramer’s About San Diego, A Growing Passion at 8:30 p.m., San Diego’s Historic Places at 9:00
p.m. and Savor San Diego at 9:30 p.m.
We are also excited to share with you
that PBS and KPBS content can now be accessed via Roku. The digital platform
now carries many PBS and PBS KIDS programs. KPBS TV’s local programs, including
Evening Edition, are also available from Roku.
Speaking of watching TV, we have
pulled together many of our local programs as well as PBS programming, that you
can view anytime on our new video player site: video.kpbs.org. In addition to full episodes, you can stream clips, interviews
and previews from your favorite PBS shows. We are
very excited about these new offerings and hope you will enjoy watching all of
our programs whenever and however it suits you!
General Manager and Producers Club Member
KPBS Tours for Producers Club members
Come see the Joan and Irwin Jacobs KPBS News Center!
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of KPBS. To reserve your spot, contact Jennifer Majors via email or call (619) 594-6374.
Upcoming tour dates:
- Thursday, June 13, at 1:15 p.m.
- Friday, July 26, at 8:30 a.m.
- Friday, September 6, at 8:30 a.m.
- Friday, September 27, at 3:00 p.m.
Feinstein’s American Songbook, Season 3 - Fridays
at 9 p.m. beginning June 14
In this new three-part season,
Michael Feinstein, America’s most passionate music preservationist, explores
the enduring popularity of show tunes, the pas de deux between music and
choreography, and the indelible impact that radio in its heyday had on the American
Mystery! Inspector Lewis – Series VI - Sundays at 9 p.m. beginning June 16
Kevin Whately returns for a sixth
and final season (three episodes) as Inspector Lewis. He and his young partner
DS Hathaway (Laurence Fox) continue solving cases in the seemingly perfect
academic haven of Oxford.
POV – Season Premiere - Mondays at 11 p.m.
beginning June 24
In its 26th season and
on the heels of winning a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective
Institutions, POV’s films this season intimately explore the personal
discoveries, puzzles, heartbreaks, and small victories that make up everyday
a Hard Knock Life, From Script to Stage - Friday, June 28 at 9 p.m.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at
the staging of a single production number from the musical Annie.
Henry Viii's Palace - Sundays at
8 p.m. beginning June 30
Hampton Court is the ultimate royal
pleasure palace — embodying the indulgent and grandiose kingship built by
Cardinal Wolsey and developed by Henry VIII. Through its rooms, chart King
Henry VIII’s decline from fit young warrior to bloated womanizer and recall the
vivid stories of the ladies who became his queens. Learn how William and Mary
demolished half of the Tudor palace to replace it with an exquisite baroque
structure, making Hampton Court one of the most unusual palaces in the world.
Go beneath the brick and stone of this true pleasure palace and now thriving
tourist location to uncover an abundance of art and stories that bring Hampton
& CALIFORNIA PROGRAMMING
- Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. | Explore
San Diego Thursday including:
Ken Kramer’s About San Diego, A Growing Passion, San Diego’s Historic
Places, and Savor San Diego. Enjoy an encore presentation of the
newest local programming from KPBS.
- Fridays at 8:30 p.m. | KPBS Roundtable - Hosted by Mark Sauer and with analysis
and insight by journalists from Southern California, KPBS Roundtable will
recap the top news stories of the week in the San Diego region.
- Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. | KPBS Spectrum Featuring local and national arts
segments produced in-house at KPBS.
PROGRAMMING (LGBT Pride Month)
Great Performances: Paul Taylor Dance Company in Paris
- 6/23 Great Performances at the
- A Capitol Fourth 2013
- More from the “Secrets of…” series
including Ultimate Tut
- Nazi Mega Weapons
- Masterpiece Mystery: Endeavour
more information on these program times, visit www.kpbs.org/tv/schedule or sign up for our TV Highlights at www.kpbs.org/alerts. TV Highlights is a great way to review and be reminded of what is
coming up that evening and the next night. “It’s a great service and keeps me
informed. I rarely miss my favorite shows anymore.” – Trina Hester.
Questions or comments?
Nereida Martinez via email or call (619) 594-4028
Caitlin Bergin via email or call (619) 594-6731
Jennifer Majors via email or call (619) 594-6374
Trina Hester via email or call (619) 594-2104
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