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April / May 2014


Art Alive 2014Art Alive at the San Diego Museum of Art

Friday, April 11 - Sunday, April 13, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.


*Exclusive free opportunity for Gold, Platinum, and Executive Level members only.


KPBS invites you to attend Art Alive, the Museum’s annual exhibition that showcases floral interpretations of famous works of art. Tickets are limited. For your free pair of tickets, email Michelle Mucha at or call (619) 594-0915.



PC-mixology-nightMixology Night at Estancia La Jolla

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00p.m.


Join us after dinner in Estancia’s Trinitas Cellars Private Dining Room to mingle with fellow Producers Club members, learn the art of mixology from Mixologist Jono Tapp, and taste two specialty cocktails paired perfectly with desserts. Cost: $60 per person: includes mixology lessons, hands-on making and tasting of two specialty drinks, dessert, and valet parking. Click here to purchase tickets.



GIA-logoTour and Lunch at the Gemological Institute of America

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 


Join us in Carlsbad at the Gemological Institute of America! Tour the gem study headquarters, have a Q&A with one of the campus executives, hear from a museum curator/designer, and enjoy lunch with KPBS Arts and Culture Reporter Beth Accomando! Cost: $10 per person: includes lunch Click here to purchase tickets.



Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Pre-reception and Show

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

            Pre-reception at The Prado: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

            Performance at The Old Globe Theatre: 7:00 p.m. 


KPBS invites you to see Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play. Before the show, enjoy some light refreshments at The Prado in Balboa Park and mingle with KPBS staff and fellow Producers Club members. Cost is to be determined.


For more information about Producers Club events, visit You may also contact Jennifer Majors at or (619) 594-6374.





Join us in June to watch Spamalot at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista and movie night with KPBS Arts & Culture reporter Beth Accomando to see the 1966 original Batman: The Movie! Coming in July, we’ll take a tour of Agri Service, a full service compost facility in Oceanside and see the new El Lissitzky exhibit at the Timken Museum of Art. We hope you’ll join us for these and more upcoming Producers Club events!

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




Alex Kim PhotoGet to know Alex Kim, the new KPBS Director of Development!


Alex, tell us a little bit about yourself.
San Diego is home to me and I love our city - the cultural diversity, eclectic neighborhoods, beautiful landscapes, great Mexican food, and a vibrant craft beer scene, just to name a few. I enjoy exploring our wonderful city with my wife, Wendy, and two young children, Ethan and Audrey. My other interests include playing basketball, CrossFit, running, traveling, and playing my ukulele.  I received my undergraduate degree in marketing from San Diego State University and my masters degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego.


How long have you worked in the Development field?
I have had the privilege of working in the nonprofit sector for more than eight years. When I aspire to serve others, I am most fulfilled and feel a connection to others. Additionally, I have been fortunate enough to witness the generosity, passion, and commitment of our community in supporting many worthy and significant causes that meet so many needs. I have served in development roles in San Diego in higher education, social services, and pediatric health care arenas.

What’s your favorite KPBS Radio/TV program?
KPBS is an organization in our community that touches so many lives and brings into light many relevant issues affecting our local, national, and international communities in a thoughtful, inspiring, honest, and timely manner on various media platforms. Growing up with KPBS and now seeing my children benefiting from the educational programming, I am excited to help advance the mission of this important and exciting institution. I have many favorite KPBS shows. I enjoy Midday Edition, Fresh Air, Here and Now, Savor San Diego, Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Frontline, and when I am watching KPBS with my children - Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, and Curious George. I am looking forward to meeting the staff and supporters of KPBS.




KPBS Explore


As the local public media station for San Diego, KPBS strives to reflect and represent our community across all of our platforms: radio, television, online, and mobile. The KPBS Explore Project is designed to grow our current line-up of local program favorites like Ken Kramer’s About San Diego, San Diego’s Historic Places, and Crossing South, and encourage local production and digital storytelling. This May, KPBS will debut the new Explore San Diego shows on KPBS TV!


KPBS received 32 submissions for the 2013-2014 Explore San Diego Project. The two new programs selected are SnapShot and Animal R&R. Both shows are in the documentary style and are independently produced exclusively for KPBS by local experts and accomplished filmmakers. The shows highlight the people, places, and stories unique to the San Diego region, allowing viewers to experience new and sometimes surprising stories along the way.



The six-part series by the production team of Janet Nielsen, Tim Mantoani, and Chris Park, takes viewers on assignment with professional photographer Tim Mantoani. Each 30-minute episode is an opportunity to meet unique and eclectic San Diego personalities who offer insight into their experiences. SnapShot will air over six weeks as part of KPBS’ Thursday night local lineup beginning May 1 at 8:30 p.m., following new episodes of Ken Kramer’s About San Diego.
Photo by Tim Mantoani Photgraphy


Animal R&RAnimal R&R

Narrated by San Diego’s own animal authority, Joan Embery, Animal R&R follows the stories of local wild animals that come into dramatic contact with people. The stories originate from Project Wildlife, a rescue center near Old Town that gives a second chance to injured, orphaned, and sick native wildlife. Trained caretakers rehabilitate the animals and release them back into the wild (hence the title Animal R&R). The two-part special airs on May 21 at 8:00 p.m. as part of KPBS’ life and science programming on Wednesday nights.
Photo: Animal R&R






 KPBS BuildingKPBS Tours for Producers Club members
Come see the Joan and Irwin Jacobs KPBS News Center!

On the behind-the-scenes tour of KPBS you will meet our on-air radio hosts, TV reporters, and journalists. We go in the radio studios of KPBS Morning Edition, and The Roundtable, plus you’ll see the KPBS Evening Edition set. It is a very enjoyable, interesting, and informative opportunity and we would love for you to bring a guest(s).


Upcoming Tour Dates:

  • Friday, May 2, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, June 6, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, July 11, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 1, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.


The tours are limited to 15 people and fill up quickly. Contact Michelle Mucha at or (619) 594-0915 to reserve your spot!




April 2014 TV Highlights


yif 0120Think Wednesday

Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m., 4/9 4/23

Throughout April, we invite you to “Think Wednesday” with new episodes of Nature at 8:00 p.m., and new 3-part series from NOVA: Inside Animal Minds at 9:00 p.m., and a brand new series, Your Inner Fish at 10:00 p.m.  

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Nathaniel Chadwick ©Tangled Bank Studios, LLC



cosby152Pioneers of Television 

Season Premiere Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., 4/15 5/6

More than 200 breakthrough stars bring their stories to life in season four of this Emmy-nominated documentary series. Each episode melds compelling new interviews with irresistible clips to offer a fresh take on TV’s biggest celebrities.  

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Library of Congress



BLEC-HomeThe Bletchley Circle 

Season Premiere Sundays at 10:00 p.m., 4/13 5/4

THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE returns for a second season, following four ordinary women with the 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.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of ©World Productions 2013



theaddress_9401The Address 

Tuesday, 4/15 at 9:00 p.m.

Ken Burns tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. The students, boys ages 11-17, all face a range of complex learning differences. The film also unlocks the history, context, and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Lindsay Taylor Jackson



RubenMexicoRuben Salazar: Man in the Middle 

Tuesday, 4/29 at 9:00 p.m.

Examine the life and mysterious death of pioneering Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Salazar family





  • Austin City Limits | Fridays at 11:00 p.m.
  • Live From the Artist Den | Fridays at 10:00 p.m.
  • In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul | 4/7 at 9:00 p.m.
  • Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over, A Great Performances Special | 4/8 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Great Performances at the Met: Tosca | 4/13 12:00 p.m.
  • Cool Spaces | Wednesdays 4/23 – 5/14 at 11:00 p.m.
  • Great Performances: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty | 4/27 at 12:00 p.m.



  • Father Brown | Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • DCI Banks | Thursdays 4/3 – 4/17 at 10:00 p.m.
  • Miranda | Saturdays 4/5 – 4/26 at 9:00 p.m.
  • Moone Boy | Saturdays 4/5 – 4/26 at 10:00 p.m.
  • Call the Midwife | Sundays 4/6 – 5/18 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge | Sundays 4/6 – 5/18 at 9:00 p.m.
  • Inspector George Gently | Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. 4/24 – 5/15 at 10:00 p.m.



  • Antiques Roadshow | Mondays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Independent Lens: The Trials of Muhammad Ali | 4/14 at 10:00 p.m.
  • Independent Lens: Muscle Shoals | 4/21 at 10:30 p.m.
  • American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire | 4/22 at 9:00 p.m.
  • Rebels With a Cause | 4/22 at 11:00 p.m.
  • Marion’s Triumphs: Surviving History’s Worst Nightmare | 4/27 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Death Camp Treblinka | 4/27 at 4:00 p.m.



  • This Old House/Ask This Old House | Saturdays at 12:00 p.m.
  • Garden Block: A Growing Passion & Growing a Greener World | Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
  • America’s Test Kitchen | Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.
  • Martha Stewart’s Cooking School | Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.
  • Pati’s Mexican Table | Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.
  • Globetrekkers | Saturdays at 11:00 p.m., New Season premieres on April 12.
  • Easy Yoga for Strength and Balance with Peggy Cappy | Daily at 4:30 a.m.



  • KPBS Evening Edition | Weeknights at 5:00 p.m.; Encore, Weeknights at 6:30 p.m.
  • KPBS Roundtable | Fridays at 8:30 p.m.; Encore, Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
  • Ken Kramer’s About San Diego | Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.; Encore, Sundays at 5:30 p.m.
  • A Growing Passion | Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.; Encore, Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
  • Savor San Diego | Thursdays at 9:00 p.m.; Encore, Saturdays at 3:00 p.m.
  • Crossing South | Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.; Encore, Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.
  • KPBS Spectrum | Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.


  • PBS NewsHour | Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.
  • PBS NewsHour Weekend | Saturdays & Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
  • Nightly Business Report | Weeknights at 5:30 p.m.
  • BBC World News | Weeknights at 6:00 p.m.
  • Charlie Rose | Weeknights at 12:00 a.m.
  • Charlie Rose: The Week | Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
  • Tavis Smiley | Weeknights at 1:00 a.m.
  • Washington Week | Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; Encore, Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Moyers and Company | Sundays at 10:00 a.m.


For more information on these program times, please 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, KPBS Assistant General Manager of Development.


Questions or comments?

Nereida Martinez via email or call (619) 594-2028
Michelle Mucha via email or call (619) 594-0915
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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