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KPBS Jun 19, 2018  | San Diego, CA

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Dear Friends,

Fiscal year 2016 has come to an end and I am thrilled to announce that we’ve hit a Producers Club record! From July 2015 to June 2016, we raised over $2 million and have grown to over 1,400 members! All of this is possible because of you. YOU play a significant role in our success and we can’t thank you enough.

Cheers to a successful year!


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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!

• Michael & Holly Adams • Mary Alice & Ron Brady • Elizabeth Allen-Romberg & Donald Mohr •  

• Betty Anderson • Anonymous • Azam Babaoff • Andrew K. & Mary Balo • Patricia Bennett •

• Chris W. Blake • Ben Blevins • Jane Boyd • Beatrice & William Briggs • Mike Bucher •

• Laurie Campbell • Francesco Carobolante • Michael A. Chapel • Patty Charman • Aaron Cohn •

 • Mary A. & Stephen Cordahl • Mitchell Cornish • Dianne Cramer • Tyler & Susan Cramer •  

• Antonia De Jerez • Sally J. Divis • David Dowling • Stephen Doyne • Iris H. Engstrand •

• Susan M. Erickson • Mark Erwin • Richard E. & Leslie Evans • Judith H. Faitek • Velia M. Fowler •

• Mitchell Friedman • Janice Gagen & David Cheeney • Stephanie Garcia • Allison Gill •

  • Diana Glimm • Dennis Gray & Brenda Martin • Matthew Hager • Julie A. Hampel •

• Diane & Frederick Hanson • Rosanne T. & David Hillhouse • William Jurewitz • George Kachigian • Divya Kakaiya •

• Andrew W. Kennedy • Robert Khan • Kevin & Scott Knox • Denny & Krista Kolb •  

• Katharine O. Kovner • Suzanne E. Kurtz • Rick Layon • Kristina Lee • Delano & Gayle Lewis •

 • Barbara Lloyd & Hakan Mikado • Murugappa C. & Nacha Madhavan • Robert Mcallister •

• Karen Mercaldo • David Merrick • Tina Miklos • Andrew Miklusicak • David & Lynn Moon •

• Providence & Timothy Morris • Robert Moussavi • Walter & Mary Munk • Louis C. Murillo •

  • Peter A. Murnieks • Michael & Mim Murray • David Newman •

• Edward M. & Kimberly A. Nichols • Martha Obermeier & Arnie Hagler • M. Roena Oesting •  

• John P. & Margaret Overland • Robert K. & Doyleen Pace • John G. Pew • Karen Potts •

• Brittany Prudy • Rosemary L. Ragsdale • Cynthia Rich • Jim Ritter • Heidi & Brittany Schlotfeldt • Armin Shaverdian •

• Shane Shelley • Ji Shen • Lisa Shives • Alexis Solomon •

• Dennis & Melissa Spence • Joan Stein • Allan & Stephanie Tarkington • Susan & Larry Twomey •  

• Pamela Villar • Jake Wallace • David E. Warren • Rachel Weichert • Edward D. Wiley •

• Nancy & Stewart Wigg • Gary N. Woodall • Harry Wrench • Terri Zimdars •

• Jack & Violeta Zimmerman • R L Zolott •

Note: If you don’t see your name on this list and you joined the Producers Club between April 18 – June 20, please contact Nereida Martinez at (619) 594-2028 or to be featured in the next issue of the PC Post.


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Museum of Making Music

Carlsbad, CA

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

11:00 a.m. – Tour of the Museum

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

Cost: $15 per person (includes lunch)

The Museum of Making Music presents visitors with an interactive journey through a century of instrument innovations that shaped American popular music.  With over 450 vintage instruments and hundreds of audio and video clips, the Museum provides a unique, memorable and educational adventure that everyone can enjoy!

To RSVP, please visit




KPBS LunchHour

KPBS Shiley Studio

Friday, August 19, 2016

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Optional Tours from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with the director and producers of the film, American Umpire. Airing later this fall, American Umpire, is a documentary narrated by former anchor of PBS NewsHour Jim Lehrer. It takes a critical look at America’s role as the world’s policeman and explores our origins as a neutral republic and our transition to a highly engaged superpower after World War II. 

Please check back at for more information and to purchase tickets. Space is limited and RSVP required. 



GI Film Festival

GI Film Festival

September 14 – 18, 2016

The GI Film Festival San Diego, presented by KPBS in partnership with the GI Film Group and the Film Consortium San Diego, will celebrate its second year this September. The festival will feature films for, about, and by America’s service men and women. Events include screenings, panel discussions, the Local Film Showcase and awards ceremony. KPBS members and military will be receiving special pricing on festival passes and tickets. Join us for this celebration scheduled for September 14-18, 2016. Hope to see you there!

For more information, please visit

For more information about Producers Club events, visit or contact Caitlin Bergin at (619) 594-6371 or Producers Club events fill up quickly, so RSVP today!

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Left: Producers Club Members at the Live Truck Debut & Celebration Event.

Right: Producers Club Members at the Sustainability & Food System Event.

Judy Woodruff     Star Wars

Left: Judy Woodruff, Sam, Kim & Zachy Dychter at the PBS NewsHour Breakfast.

Right: Karen & John Liu at the PC Star Wars & Star Trek Event.

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KPBS Midday Edition has shifted from talk to a magazine-style format. The program will now air five days a week, starting at noon until 1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays. The changes reflect the station’s priority to be more responsive to daily and breaking news.

KPBS Midday Edition as a magazine program will be able to be more responsive to the issues of the day, as well as having room for creative storytelling outside the studio with sound-rich portraits from the San Diego community,” said Suzanne Marmion, KPBS Director of News and Editorial Strategy. The new format will feature interviews with KPBS reporters who have carefully researched, written, and reported on these issues as well as stories from other public media entities. The primary focus of the new interview format is to do mostly recorded interviews and fewer live interviews. Live interviews will now occur based on editorial decisions and depending on relevant events and stories.

KPBS Midday Edition will feature at least five originally produced stories each day and will include a daily arts and culture segment devoted to coverage of the arts in San Diego. The daily arts segment will include information about exhibits coming to San Diego area museums, plays coming to theaters across the county, authors speaking at local libraries and bookstores, previews of San Diego’s top weekend events, and more music performances.

KPBS Roundtable is now shown Fridays at 12:30 p.m. following KPBS Midday Edition.

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Behind-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 renovated Joan & Irwin Jacobs News Center and studios.


Upcoming Behind-the-Scenes Tour Dates: 

  • Friday, July 15, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, August 19, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (following KPBS LunchHour)
  • Friday, September 16, 8:30 – 10:00 a.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 to reserve your spot.

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William BJ RobinsonKPBS Spectrum 

Beginning Saturday, 7/16 Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.

As the host of KPBS’ signature arts program, William BJ Robinson lends a unique perspective and expertise. Originally from New Jersey, he has spent the majority of his life studying, performing, and teaching in the world of performing arts. Since moving to San Diego in 2009, BJ has proven himself an accomplished artist and collaborated with several well-known San Diego artists and organizations. 





Great British Baking ShowGreat British Baking Show 

Every Sunday at 6:00 p.m. beginning July 17 

A new year, a new baker’s dozen enters the challenge to be named the U.K.’s best amateur baker. Mel and Sue coax them through their Signature, Technical and Showstopper challenges, under the scrutiny of judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. After weeks of whisking, crimping and piping, only one can emerge victorious. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Des Willie; ©Love Productions.



PBS NewsHourPBS NewsHour Convention Coverage

Mon - Thurs, 7/18-7/21 and 7/25-7/28 at 5 p.m.

Tune in for gavel-to-gavel primetime coverage of the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor for PBS NewsHour in partnership with NPR. Coverage will also be available via live streaming.  Photo Credit: Courtesy of PBS.






Film Club Comic Con 250Comic-Con 2016 – Nightly Highlights

Thurs - Sun, 7/21-7/24 at 11 p.m. 

Check in with KPBS for a nightly 2-hour highlight of the day’s events during the 2016 Comic-Con held at the Convention Center in San Diego. Photo Credit: Comic-Con.


Companion Viewing:

On Story: Zombies & Groot – Bringing Comics to Life, Sunday, 7/17 at 11:30 p.m.; Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle, Sunday, 7/17 at 12 p.m.; Cosplay: Crafting a Secret Identity, Wednesday, 7/20 at 11 p.m.; Stan Lee, Thursday, 7/21 at 10 p.m.





One Day in the American City

One Day in the American City 

Tuesday, 7/26 at 9 p.m.

Dive deep into the real stories that shape urban American cities. Filmed entirely in one 24-hour period, thousands of filmmakers across the country capture joys and struggles, begging the question: What is the future of the American city? An investigation, prompted by 10 questions, brings together voices of experts and everyday people. From city mayors to homeless citizens, learn from a unique community investigation. Photo Credit: PBS One Day on Earth.



Austin City Limits| Sundays at 12 a.m.

Lawrence Welk| Saturdays at 6 p.m.

On Story| Sundays at 11:30 p.m.



Rick Steves Europe| Saturdays at 4 p.m.

Globe Trekker| Saturdays at 11 p.m.

Great British Baking Show| Sundays at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. beginning 7/17

Ballyfin: Portrait of an Irish Country House| Monday, 7/25 at 9 p.m.

One Day in the American Life| Tuesday, 7/26 at 9 p.m.



Death in Paradise| Fridays at 9 p.m.

Scott & Bailey| Fridays at 10 p.m.

Keeping Up Appearances| Saturdays at 7 p.m.

Vicious| Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Father Brown| Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Miss Marple| Sundays at 6 p.m.

Dancing on the Edge| Sundays at 8 p.m.

Endeavor Season 3 on Masterpiece| Sundays at 9 p.m.

The Tunnel| Sundays at 10:30 p.m.

Inspector Lewis on Masterpiece Mystery| Sundays at 9 p.m. beginning 7/17

Crimson Field| Fridays at 10 p.m. beginning 7/22

Midsomer Murders| Thursdays at 9 p.m. beginning 7/28

Doctor Blake Mysteries| Saturdays at 8 p.m. beginning 7/30



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

White House: The Inside Story| Tuesday, 7/12 at 8 p.m.

Soul of a Banquet| Monday, 7/18 at 10 p.m.

Reagan| Tuesday, 7/19 at 8 p.m.

Dick Cheney: A Heartbeat Away| Tuesday, 7/19 at 9:30 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.

Steven Raichlin’s Project Smoke II| Saturdays at 1 p.m.

Simply Ming| Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.

America’s Test Kitchen| Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Martha Bakes| Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.

Lucky Chow| Saturdays at 3 p.m.

P. Allen Smith – Garden Home| Sundays at 5 a.m.

Family Ingredients| Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. beginning 7/23

Kitchen Wisdom of Celia Chang| Saturdays at 3 p.m. beginning 7/30



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

San Diego’s Historic Places| Thursdays at 8 p.m.

Crossing South| Thursdays at 9 p.m.; Encore, Saturdays at 4:30 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.

Film Indiego| Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.

A Growing Passion| Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.

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

Savor San Diego| Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. beginning 7/14

KPBS Spectrum| New host and episodes premiere Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning Saturday, 7/16

Comic-Con 2016 Coverage| 7/21 - 7/24 at 11 p.m.

The Heiress and Her Chateau: Carolands of California| Monday, 7/25 at 10 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.

POV| Mondays at 11 p.m.

FRONTLINE| Tuesdays at 10 p.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.

Point Taken| Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

POTUS| Sundays at 11:30 a.m. beginning 7/17

PBS NewsHour Convention Coverage – The Republican Convention| 7/18-7/21 at 5 p.m.

PBS NewsHour Convention Coverage – The Democratic Convention| 7/25-7/28 at 5 p.m.

The Rule| 7/26 at 10:30 p.m.



Supernature – Wild Flyers| Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

9 Months That Made You| Wednesdays at 10 p.m.

Trust Me, I’m a Doctor| Wednesdays at 11 p.m.

SciTech Now| Sundays at 5:30 p.m.

Wonderful World of Blood| Wednesday, 7/20 at 9 p.m.

Out on a Limb| Wednesday, 7/20 at 10 p.m.

Truth About Meat| Wednesday, 7/27 at 9 p.m.

In Defense of Food| Wednesday, 7/27 at 10 p.m.

Questions or comments? Please contact:  

Nereida Martinez at or (619) 594-2028 

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

 KPBS Producers Club

KPBS is a public service of San Diego State University.