Spend a Saturday at Rancho La Puerta with KPBS
Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Click here to register or for more event information.
LunchHour featuring Dr. Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD
Friday, April 19, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
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Annual Appreciation Dinner for Platinum Members & Global Partners
Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
KPBS Producers Club Platinum ($5,000+ level) and Global Partners
($10,000+ level) are invited to an exclusive Dinner at The University Club Atop
Symphony Towers. Join us for a night of fine dining with Antiques Roadshow host, Mark L. Walberg.
Space is limited and
reservations are required. To RSVP or more information on joining the Platinum Level or
Global Partners, contact Caitlin
Bergin via email or call (619) 594-6731.
The SDSU School of Public Affairs and KPBS invite you to "Leading San Diego: Former Mayors Reflect"
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
us at our KPBS Studio as we tap into the collective wisdom of four former
mayors to find out why San Diego continues to struggle with big issues like
pensions, taxes, redevelopment, infrastructure and more.Scheduled to
participate are Pete Wilson, Roger Hedgecock, Dick Murphy and Jerry Sanders.
RSVPs are required and space is limited. To RSVP, visit www.kpbs.org/leadingsd or contact Carla Conner via email
or call (619) 594-1490.
Tour of the International Rescue Committee's
Roots Community Farm
*Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Join us for a tour of the New Roots Community Farm, a 2.3 acre farm
where approximately 80 families are supplementing their food needs with their
For questions or more event information, contact Jennifer
Majors via email or call (619) 594-6374.
note this is a new date. The previous date has changed.
We are just a few weeks away from the KPBS
Celebrates Gala inspired by Downton Abbey. This special event takes
place on Saturday, May 4th at 6:00 p.m. at the historic US Grant with
Lady Darlene Marcos Shiley as our Honorary Chair. Tickets are already on sale
and going quickly. Don’t wait until the last minute!
My wife Julie and I always enjoy dressing up
for this event. Here we are at the last KPBS
Celebrates Gala masquerading in our 16th century Venetian
This year, we will enter the 19th century looking more
like Lord and Lady Grantham. Many of our attendees are also dressing in
Edwardian-era fashions. Whether you’re donning black tie (or white tie!), it’s
sure to be an unforgettable evening.
The event also celebrates the 2012 KPBS Hall of
Fame Inductees. Audrey S. Geisel will be honored with a Visionary Award for her
longstanding commitment to our outreach and literacy programs for children. Conrad
Prebys and Debbie Turner will receive the Visionary Award for their commitment
to the Masterpiece Trust. And the Lifetime Achievement Award will honor the
late Brad Warner for 20+ years of service as KPBS’ first TV Program Manager.
MASTERPIECE Executive Producer, Rebecca Eaton,
is our special guest. For more than 27 years, Rebecca has produced MASTERPIECE
Series such as Prime Suspect, Bleak House, Miss Marple, The Complete
Jane Austen, Wallander, Little Dorrit and Sherlock.
A hosted reception, seated dinner, auction, and live
music by Liquid Blue are among the evening’s highlights. Tickets are $500 each
/ $5,000 for a table of 10. Be a part of a grand celebration and support KPBS. Request your tickets at www.kpbs.org/gala-rsvp
or contact Claudine Casillas, Special Event Manager via email or call (619)
We hope to see you there!
General Manager and Producers Club Member
You're in an elite group! Each year approximately 50,000 people donate to KPBS, but fewer
than 900 (2%) give at the Producers Club level of $1,200 or more. Of these:
Producers Club members give at the Silver Level ($1,200 -$2,499)
- 73 give at the Gold
- 32 give at the Platinum
Level ($5,000 - $9,999)
- 10 give at the Global
Partners Level ($10,000 and up)
relatively small, elite group is growing and will contribute more than $1.3
million this fiscal year for KPBS operations. Because of your commitment, KPBS is stronger than ever. Our local
television newscast, KPBS Evening Edition, is gaining significant
audiences at 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. We’re also about to launch in May two new
local programs from two beloved San Diegans: Nan Sterman presents A Growing
Passion, and Su Mei Yu of Saffron presents Savor San Diego. These
local programs showcase our great community, and we are committed to bringing
more in the future. We are deeply grateful for your support!
To learn more about benefits of giving
at the higher levels, contact Caitlin Bergin via email
or call (619) 594-6731.
Nancy & Ross Rudolph
(photo: Nancy & Ross with their daughter Susan)
Nancy: I am a school nurse in an inner city
school. Many of the children are new to our country and have had little or no
health or dental care before arriving at the school. My work entails fitting
them into the available health care resources.
Ross: I am a plastic surgeon at Scripps Clinic, and the immediate
past head of the Division of Plastic Surgery. I have a busy practice including
both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Both of us love our full-time jobs!
We have both been listening to KPBS radio for
many years, especially in the morning and evening, going to and from our work.
Gloria Penner’s Round Table hooked us years ago, as well as All Things
Considered. So we listen to the news, and the interesting features. We both
really like Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal. The programs all provide in-depth
news coverage, and often feature fascinating people and places.
Our interest in the Producers Club started
when we both decided that we should support KPBS at a higher level than we had
previously, especially with looming federal cutbacks. We love going to the
Producers Club events. We know that we will meet lively compatible people, in
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:
- Friday, April 19 at 1:15 p.m.
- Friday, May 10 at 3:00 p.m.
FRONTLINE | NEW EPISODES – Tuesdays at 10 p.m., April 9, 23 and 30
Frontline presents three new
investigative specials in April. On Syria Behind the Lines witness the
devastating effect of the religious feud that’s shaping Syria’s future; The
Retirement Gamble shows how fees, self-dealing and kickbacks profit Wall
Street while imperiling our savings, and Never Forget to Lie takes
viewers to the Jewish ghettos of Poland to hear the poignant recollections of
Michael Mosley’s Investigative
Health Series: Eat, Fast and Live
Longer; The Truth About
Exercise; Guts – Wednesdays
at 10 p.m., April 10 and 17
Journalist and physician Michael
Mosley presents a trio of investigative documentaries aimed at cutting through
the myth, mystery, and madness of diet, exercise and weight loss.
NOVA | Australia’s
First Four Billion Years: 4-part miniseries – Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
beginning April 10
NOVA's Australia mini-series
takes viewers on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the
emergence of the world we know today. With help from high-energy host and
scientist Richard Smith, we meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters
and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and deadly asteroids.
Park Five - A Ken
Burns Film – Tuesday, April 16, at 9 p.m.
A new film from award-winning
filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from
Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s
Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles The Central Park Jogger case, for the
first time from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were
upended by this miscarriage of justice.
Bletchley Circle: 3-part
miniseries – Sundays at 10 p.m. beginning April 21
Millie, Lucy and Jean, ordinary women with extraordinary ability to break
codes, a skill honed during World War II when they worked undercover at
Bletchley Park, site of the United Kingdom’s main decryption establishment.
Now, in 1952, the four have returned to civilian life, keeping their
intelligence work secret from all, including family and friends. A series of
ghastly murders targeting women, however, reunites the team as they set out to
decode the pattern behind the crimes.
& CALIFORNIA PROGRAMMING
- Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. | KPBS Spectrum Featuring local and national arts
segments produced in-house at KPBS.
- 4/14 The First Padres
- 4/22 Curious George: Swing Into Spring
- New 1-hour special
- 4/9 Earth: The Operators Manual
- 4/22 Independent Lens: Island President
- 4/22 Curious George: Swing Into Spring
- 4/23-4/30 The Dust Bowl, A Ken
- 4/23 Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic
For Our Time
- 4/24 In My Lifetime
- 4/10 NOVA|Australia – See Highlight Above
- 4/30 Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from
- 4/30 FRONTLINE: Never Forget to Lie
COMING MAY 2013
- On Thursday nights a 2-hour block of local programs
including: New Episodes of Ken Kramer’s About San Diego, New
Episodes of San Diego’s Historic Places, and San Diego Explore
project selections - A Growing Passion & Savor San Diego.
- Constitution USA with Peter Segal 4-part series on Tuesday nights
- American Masters: Mel Brooks
- National Memorial Day Concert
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?
Contact Jennifer Majors via email or call (619) 594-6374
Caitlin Bergin via email or call (619) 594-6731
Nereida Martinez via email or call (619) 594-4028
Trina Hester via email or call (619) 594-2104
KPBS is a public service of San Diego State University.