Jen is a web producer at KPBS, responsible for program promotion, online membership-related activities, and is the editor of the KPBS community calendar. Jen has worked at KPBS since 2000. She is originally from Las Vegas and attended the UNLV.
Tijuana Bike Tours takes Jorge and friends on a ride down Revolution Avenue. We learn how bike riding is a great way to see the city without having glass between you and everything else. Next we taste some culinary goodies, including pizza, at Hornero Restaurant. Lastly, we meet Pablo Dodero, the musician behind "Late Night Howl." We learn about his motivations as well as enjoy hearing him play.
Acclaimed Polish film director Mariusz Treliński makes his highly anticipated Met debut with the Metropolitan Opera’s new production, inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s, bringing together two rarely performed one-acts: Tchaikovsky's lyrical fairy tale “Iolanta,” about the psychological awakening of a blind princess, and Bartók's harrowing “Bluebeard's Castle,” in which newlywed Judith must open seven locked doors to discover the full depths of her husband's dark secrets.
From botox to bionic limbs, the human body is more “upgradeable” than ever. But how much of it can we alter and still be human? What do we gain or lose in the process? Award-winning documentary, "Fixed: The Science/Fiction Of Human Enhancement," explores the social impact of human augmentation. Haunting and humorous, poignant and political, Fixed rethinks "disability" and "normalcy" by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever.
For many, President Lyndon B. Johnson is chiefly remembered for escalating the United States military involvement in Vietnam. But his legacy is much more than his role in the Vietnam War. In fact, Johnson engineered the passing of two of the most important laws Congress ever approved: the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of President Johnson's signing of the Voting Rights Act on August 6, 1965, “JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness” examines how Johnson meticulously worked behind the scenes to outwit the Southern segregationists who were determined to maintain the racial divide. He cajoled, flattered, wheeled and dealed, using all the tricks he had learned as a long-serving senator, to ultimately transform America.
In many-faceted London, we ponder royal tombs in Westminster Abbey, learn how to triple the calories of an English scone at teatime, discover treasures in the British Library, enjoy the vibrant evening scene in Soho, uncover Churchill's secret WWII headquarters, join the 9-to-5 crowd in the new London, shop where the queen shops, and straddle the Prime Meridian at Greenwich.
Swirled or sprinkled, small or large, cupcakes are adored by adults and kids alike, the “it dessert” that makes everybody smile. In this episode, Martha shares four scrumptious cupcake recipes: blueberry swirl, lemon meringue with a toasted meringue topping, red velvet with cream cheese frosting, and one-bite double diablo cupcakes (for the unrepentant chocoholics in your life).
VERA, the critically acclaimed ITV crime drama starring multi-award-winning actress Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope, returns to public television for a fourth season of in-depth, edge-of-your-seat, crime-solving drama. Based on the best-selling Inspector Stanhope books by renowned writer Ann Cleeves, this season takes Vera down by the sea to investigate a community’s deep secrets.
By any standard, John Williams is one of the greatest film composers of all time; his 49 Academy Award nominations are second only to Walt Disney himself. And Williams and Walt Disney Concert Hall have gone hand in hand since Williams opened the Hall’s inaugural gala in 2003 with the world premiere of his concert work “Soundings.” The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s gala celebration of Williams’ peerless achievements reunites Williams with master violinist Itzhak Perlman, who performed on the composer’s original score for “Schindler’s List,” which earned both Oscars and Grammys. This gala opening night performance, hosted by Natalie Portman and featuring Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, airs on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances, Friday, July 24, 2015.