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May/June 2012

UPCOMING EVENTS

OlympicTrainingCenterx144Tour of the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.

Come tour the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista with the KPBS Producers Club. Meet up with KPBS and your fellow Producers Club members for a walk down the mile-long Olympic Path to see the venues and activities from Archery to Canoe & Kayak, Cycling, Rowing, Rugby, Swimming, Track & Field, and Water Polo! Tour guides from the Olympic Training Center will guide us through and share some details about the 155-acre complex. Learn more about the athletes participating in the Olympic Games and cheer them on when they get to London. After the tour, join us for a boxed lunch from Panera Catering.

Tickets are $15 per person. There is no fee for entrance and tours at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. The per person ticket cost for this event is for the boxed lunch from Panera Catering.

This is a two-mile walking tour through the Olympic Training Center.

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

 

 

AmySnyder_HOTW_Cover_x175hBreakfast with Hell on Two Wheels author Amy Snyder at The Westgate Hotel
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.

In her book Hell on Two Wheels, author Amy Snyder chronicles this 3,000-mile, nonstop cycling race across America. In 2009, Amy followed a handful of racers before, during, and after the event. Join KPBS for breakfast on May 15th and hear more from Amy about her experiences covering this grueling race and the challenges the racers endure.

Hell on Two Wheels is a thrilling and remarkably detailed account of their ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies. This is more than just a race—it’s a monster, a crucible, an unforgettable allegory about the human experience of pain, joy, and self-discovery. http://www.hellontwowheelsbook.com/

Tickets are $20 for Producers Club members and $30 for general public. The breakfast buffet will include assorted muffins, croissants, Danishes, cereal, yogurts, fruit, scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese and chives in puff pastry, bacon, sausage, potatoes with Cremini mushroom and scallions, juice, tea, and coffee. Your ticket purchase also includes valet parking at The Westgate Hotel (valet gratuity not included).

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

 

 

KPBS_LunchHour_x280SAVE THE DATE
KPBS LunchHour

Friday, June 15, 2012 at 12 p.m.

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

Invitation to follow.
Visit www.kpbs.org/producersclub for the latest information on Producers Club events.

 

 

Harmonykansas_Diversionary_banner SAVE THE DATE
Harmony, Kansas at Diversionary Theatre
Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 7 p.m.

Join us for a Producers Club pre-show reception at Diversionary Theatre at 7 p.m. Following the reception, enjoy the 8 p.m. performance of the critically acclaimed musical, Harmony, Kansas.

Invitation to follow.
Visit www.kpbs.org/producersclub for the latest information on Producers Club events.

 

 

KPBS_GM_TomKarlox144Notes from the General Manager
Tom Karlo

Dear Friends,

We are on track for installing our 89.5 FM transmitter on Mt. Soledad by early fall. After 15 years, KPBS has succeeded in gaining FCC approval to move its radio transmitter from Mt. San Miguel to Mt. Soledad.

The immediate, dramatic impact will be that nearly 400,000 more homes will gain access to hearing KPBS. The location at this shared antenna farm with other radio stations will reduce potential interference from strong signals. Densely populated areas, such as La Jolla, up the coast, and into all parts of North County will receive a full signal in and out of their cars and in their homes.

In addition, KPBS Radio is now the most listened-to station during morning drive. San Diegans have long relied on KPBS for vital information in emergency situations, such as during wildfires, and for deeper analysis of election ballot issues and candidates. It is timely that 400,000 more homes will receive our signal in time for the upcoming election and fire season.

At the last KPBS LunchHour, I gave a presentation of the State of the Stations. I shared that we have a vision to be the premiere source of news and information in San Diego. With the launch of KPBS Evening Edition on TV, we are now delivering news across all platforms of TV, Radio, the Web, and on demand social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, blogs and our iTunes KPBS App. We are well on our way, and your contributions are vitally important to help us rise to the occasion of being the premiere source of news and information. Thank you for your support; with your help, we can make it happen!

Warm Regards,
Tom Karlo

Tom Karlo
General Manager and Producers Club Member

 

 

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Mary Ann Beyster

I am a native San Diegan; I attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, and then returned to be a manufacturing engineer at Hewlett-Packard (HP). I left San Diego to attend graduate business school at MIT, and then returned to northern California, where I lived for about 10 years. I was working in the field of environmental management and technology at SRI International and then CH2MHill. At that time, I stepped up my interest in trail running, SCUBA, and mountaineering in the Cascades Mountains and internationally. Art, cultural events, and volunteering (specifically at the San Francisco Symphony) also became more important in my life.

I left for the Washington, DC area, where I worked for a couple of years at SAIC (the company my father founded here in San Diego). I returned home to La Jolla and it’s been great to be close to my family, re-establish friendships, and to be involved in visionary and well-run non-profit organizations. Locally, I am an active board member and/or regular patron with the La Jolla Music Society, UCSD, SIO, and The Nature Conservancy.  In 2005, I became president of the Foundation for Enterprise Development (FED) where we promote entrepreneurship, innovation, and broad-based ownership through research, education, and consulting. We are now producing our first documentary film: We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream.

Why KPBS?
The local, national, and international perspective that KPBS offers is unmatched in terms of quality, breadth of topics, and timeliness. There is a strong culture of curiosity, which keeps the stories interesting and relevant. I enjoy the way the information is provided in a wide range of media. I don’t spend a lot of time listening to the radio, so on-line and television is key for me. That said, it is not uncommon on a weekend that listening to the final bits of Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, or A Way with Words, will keep me in my car after arriving at my destination. With elections soon arriving, KPBS is incredibly important for educating us about our candidates and their policy stances.

My favorite show/programs:
Daily and weekly regulars for me are: The PBS NewsHour, Nova, and MASTERPIECE Classic (you can probably guess the show). Locally, the news team is excellent. It would be hard to not learn something fun and interesting about San Diego’s history when watching Ken Kramer’s About San Diego. I also enjoy the current PBS program called Money, Power and Wall Street which includes a local USD professor, Frank Partnoy. The Crash of 1929 is quite good as well. I also liked the new PBS special on climate change and sustainable energy, called Earth: The Operators’ Manual. One Book, One San Diego is a terrific program on so many dimensions. There is so much more about KPBS, and I am only scratching the surface.

Producers Club
Joining was the right thing to do.  One of the best things about joining is meeting the KPBS staff. They are very passionate, smart, and engaging people. Going to more of KPBS speaker events is priority.
 


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KPBS Behind-the-Scenes Tours for Producers Club members

Don't miss this opportunity to tour KPBS! Come see the newly remodeled second floor 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 on KPBS Midday Edition, 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:

  • Thursday, May 24, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 29, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
  • Friday, July 20, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 17, 1:30 – 3 p.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.



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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Come tour the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista with the KPBS Producers Club. Meet up with KPBS and your fellow Producers Club members for a walk down the mile-long Olympic Path to see the venues and activities from Archery to Canoe & Kayak, Cycling, Rowing, Rugby, Swimming, Track & Field, and Water Polo! Tour guides from the Olympic Training Center will guide us through and share some details about the 155-acre complex. Learn more about the athletes participating in the Olympic Games and cheer them on when they get to London. After the tour, join us for a boxed lunch from Panera Catering.

Tickets are $15 per person. There is no fee for entrance and tours at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. The per person ticket cost for this event is for the boxed lunch from Panera Catering.

This is a two-mile walking tour through the Olympic Training Center.

For more information or to register, visit the upcoming events page at www.kpbs.org/producersclub or contact Jennifer Majors at jmajors@kpbs.org or call (619) 594-6374.
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