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KPBS Construction: Building on Trust

Nov. 6, 2020
By KPBS Staff

Construction on KPBS’s building will approximately begin in November 2020 and should conclude in 2022.

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.

KPBS 'Expect A Miracle" Documentary Tells A Story of Love And Loss During A Pandemic

June 2, 2020
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is premiering “Expect A Miracle: Finding Light in the Darkness of a Pandemic,” a new documentary telling the dual story of the AIDS crisis in San Diego and Fraternity House - the only hospice in North San Diego County that took patients near death to give them a safe place to die with dignity and love. “Expect A Miracle” makes its world premiere on KPBS TV and at video.kpbs.org beginning June 9 at 9:00 p.m.

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KPBS’ "Incoming" Podcast Explores Personal Stories From the Armed Forces

March 6, 2020
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is premiering a new season of “Incoming,” a podcast series that shares the true stories of America’s military veterans, told in their own words, straight from their own mouths. The show is available now for download on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and other podcast players.

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KPBS’ My First Day Podcast Explores San Diego Transplant Stories

Feb. 19, 2020
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is premiering a new season of “My First Day,” a podcast series that explores the experiences of people who came to San Diego from elsewhere and now call it home. The show is available now for download on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and other podcast players.

KPBS Now Live on YouTube TV

Dec. 18, 2019
By KPBS Staff

KPBS has announced that it is now streaming live on YouTube TV. Dedicated live channels for KPBS and PBS KIDS, as well as on-demand programming, are now available to YouTube TV subscribers.

KPBS Announces Maya Trabulsi as Evening Edition Anchor

Nov. 14, 2019
By KPBS Staff

KPBS has announced Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Maya Trabulsi as the new anchor for Evening Edition, the public media station’s nightly news program.

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One Book, One San Diego Announces 2019 Titles

Aug. 24, 2019
By KPBS Staff

One Book, One San Diego announced the selections for the 2019 region-wide read: "The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai was chosen for adult readers, "The Crossover" by Kwame Alexander for young adults, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales for children, and "Éramos unos niños" by Patti Smith for readers of Spanish.

KPBS Opens Calls For Submissions For New Podcasts, TV Series Ideas

Aug. 1, 2019
By KPBS Staff

KPBS has opened its 2020 Call for Submissions for San Diego area producers to submit ideas for a podcast, TV series, documentary, or web series.

KPBS News Launches 'San Diego News Matters' Podcast

June 11, 2019
By KPBS Staff

KPBS has launched “San Diego News Matters,” a daily, local news podcast for the San Diego and Imperial counties. Episodes are available now for download on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts and other podcast players.

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