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June / July 2013 




KPBSLunchHour Logox144-v2KPBS 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. 


UCSD_SRFCP_pose3Salon Event with WebMD Health Foundation
Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 6:00 p.m.

KPBS 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 only.
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to RSVP or for more information.





PG_EP101_iStock_000021881390_MediumEstate 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 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 to view the upcoming events list or contact Jennifer Majors via email  or call (619) 594-6374







Event Photo - Gary Watson, Jain Malkin, Mark Walberg Platinu


Gary Watson and Jain Malkin with Mark L. Walberg at the Platinum and Global Partners Annual Dinner




Event Photo - Tom Karlo, Conrad Prebys, Debbie Turner at KPB



Tom Karlo, Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner at
the KPBS Celebrates Gala



Event Photo - Darlene Shiley KPBS Gala



Darlene Shiley at the KPBS Celebrates Gala









KPBS 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 public broadcasting.

Within the Producers Club there are four different levels; please find more information about each level below:

  • Silver 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!
  • Gold Level ($2,500 - 4,999): Did you know we have 77 members at this level?
    • All Silver Level benefits, plus discounted and complimentary tickets to community and arts events, and so much more!
  • Platinum Level ($5,000 - 9,999): Did you know we have 36 members at this level?
    • 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!
  • Executive Producers Club ($10,000 and up): Did you know we have 10 members at this level?
    • For 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) 594-6731.


-KPBS X-Large Red Ringer T-Shirt ComboWould 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.





KennyGoldberg_headshotKenny Goldberg
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 touching.

If you could interview anyone, who would it be and why?

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 liberating.


What award have you won that means the most to you?

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.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

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 to interview?

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. 

To read more about Kenny and his work visit






Dear Friends,


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 KPBS 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: 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!

Best Regards,

Tom Karlo

Tom Karlo
General Manager and Producers Club Member





KPBS BuildingKPBS 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.








MichaelFeinsteinLizaGeneRehearseMichael 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 musical canon.


InspectorLewisLewisVI_3v2Masterpiece 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 logo 5POV – 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 life.


ANNIE: It’s 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.


Secrets of Henry Viii's Palace_Base Court 1Secrets of 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 Court alive.



  • 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.



  • 6/25 Fatherhood Dreams 



  • 6/14 Great Performances: Paul Taylor Dance Company in Paris
  • 6/23 Great Performances at the Met: Aida



  • A Capitol Fourth 2013
  • More from the “Secrets of…” series including Ultimate Tut
  • Nazi Mega Weapons
  • Masterpiece Mystery: Endeavour


For more information on these program times, visit or sign up for our TV Highlights at 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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