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KPBS Announces New Website

Sept. 24, 2021
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is pleased to announce the launch of its new website on September 27, 2021. Please "pardon our dust" while we work to finish our "digital remodel" and set the foundation to deliver the best local news and information to our audience.

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KPBS Film Looks at Post-incarceration Life for Women

Sept. 21, 2021
By KPBS Staff

Two aspiring women and scholars navigate parole, raising children, and self-healing to find acceptance, sisterhood, and hope for a new life in “Rebound,” a moving film debuting on KPBS on September 30 at 9 pm.

KPBS Launches Film Consortium San Diego Channel

Sept. 13, 2021
By KPBS Staff

KPBS and Film Consortium San Diego are announcing the launch of Film Consortium TV, a channel featuring local and independently produced content on the public television affiliate’s streaming platforms. Film Consortium TV is available to stream for free from any smart TV or device via the PBS Video app and online at video.kpbs.org.

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One Book, One San Diego Announces 2021 Titles

Aug. 21, 2021
By KPBS Staff

One Book, One San Diego has announced the selections for the 2021 region-wide read: “Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist'' by Judith Heumann and Kristen Joiner was chosen for adult readers; “All the Way to the Top” by Annette Bay Pimentel and illustrated by Nabi Ali was chosen for children; and “When Stars Are Scattered” by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed and illustrated by Victoria Jamieson and Iman Geddy for teens and tweens.

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California Public Radio Day Grows to 30 Stations Statewide in Second Year, Return of Celebration on August 26

Aug. 19, 2021
By KPBS Staff

After a successful inaugural year California Public Radio Day is returning on August 26 with 30 stations coming together to commemorate the day. In the single day celebration aimed at creating awareness for the vital public service public radio brings to the community, stations across the state, from San Diego to Arcata, will collectively encourage listeners to support their local stations.

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From Latin Jazz to Dub Reggae, the KPBS Summer Music Series Has a Tune for Everyone

July 27, 2021
By KPBS Staff

KPBS' Summer Music Series is back to heat up the summer.

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Movies are Back and so is KPBS’ “Cinema Junkie” Podcast

July 14, 2021
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is premiering a new season of “Cinema Junkie” in which host, producer and film critic Beth Accomando celebrates a community of film lovers through interviews with filmmakers, movie enthusiasts and brand new experiences that are sure to satisfy celluloid addicts everywhere. The podcast is available now for download on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and other podcast players.

KPBS Announces Changes to Radio Schedule

July 1, 2021
By KPBS Staff

Starting July 1, KPBS Radio 89.5 FM will feature a new schedule on weeknights and on the weekends. The changes reflect the station’s priority to invest in programming to appeal to a younger, more diverse audience and meet listeners on the platforms they use.

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Parker Edison and KPBS announce “The Parker Edison Project” Podcast

Feb. 9, 2021
By KPBS Staff

What comes to mind when you think of American culture? “The Parker Edison Project,” a new podcast by San Diego musician and artist Parker Edison and KPBS, works to expand the cliché answer to that question. It's a podcast that zooms way in on what really makes a culture — food, music, style, sex, fashion and more. Episodes will be released every two weeks on Wednesdays beginning February 10, 2021.

KPBS Presents "Love Wins Over Hate" Documentary on Former White Supremacists

Oct. 13, 2020
By KPBS Staff

KPBS has partnered with celebrated filmmaker and writer Susan Polis Schutz (IronZealFilms) to be the presenting station for “Love Wins Over Hate,” a documentary that uncovers the origins and complexities of hatred and prejudice, and brings it out into the light for a moving story of healing and love. The film will broadcast on KPBS-TV Monday, October 19 at 10 pm.

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KPBS “Port of Entry" Podcast Launches October 14

Oct. 12, 2020
By KPBS Staff

KPBS’ border podcast “Only Here” is relaunching with the name “Port of Entry” and a new format on October 14, 2020. The new name better reflects the show’s purpose of sharing personal stories at the busiest border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. The show will be available for download on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and other podcast players. Subscribers to “Only Here” will automatically be subscribed.

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KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo Announces His Retirement

Oct. 5, 2020
By KPBS Staff

San Diego State University President Adela de la Torre announced today that KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo will retire after a 47-year career at the public media station. He will retire at the end of the year.

KPBS’ “Rad Scientist” Podcast Examines Racial Inequity in Academia

Sept. 2, 2020
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is premiering a new season of “Rad Scientist,” in which host and producer Margot Wohl along with assistant producer and co-host Ikran Ibrahim, highlight the critical work being done by Black scientists in San Diego and examine what efforts can be made to ensure a more diverse ecosystem where science can serve everyone. The show is available now for download on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and other podcast players.

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One Book, One San Diego Announces 2020 Titles

Aug. 29, 2020
By KPBS Staff

One Book, One San Diego has announced the selections for the 2020 region-wide read: “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott and Harmony Becker for adult readers, readers of Spanish and young adult readers, and “Write to Me” by Cynthia Grady and illustrated by Amiko Hirao for children.

KPBS Welcomes Theatre Corner to its Television Programming Line-up

Aug. 7, 2020
By KPBS Staff

On August 7th and 8th, KPBS will welcome a new addition to its viewing catalog – the "Theatre Corner". The show is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in the national theatre scene, offering interviews with local and celebrity talent, ranging from all professions in the theatre industry.

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