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Virtual Events Archive

Welcome to the KPBS Producers Club Virtual Events Archive! Here, you'll find recordings of all our past events, both virtual and in-person. Simply scroll down to access the videos hosted on YouTube, and click to relive insightful discussions and presentations.

Whether you missed a previous event or want to revisit a conversation, our archive is your go-to resource for learning and growth as a producer. Don't wait, dive into our virtual events archive today!

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Past in-person events
  • Join us on Wed., Apr 24, 2024 at 6:00 PM at the KPBS Conrad Prebys Media Complex at Copley Center for an exciting evening with NPR National Political Correspondent Sarah McCammon. Sarah will be joining us to discuss her new book The Exvangelicals: Loving, Living, and Leaving the White Evangelical Church. The 2024 book is part memoir and part journalism in which Sarah places her own disillusionment and discovery in dialogue with the stories of other former evangelicals to examine this burgeoning movement and its social and political impact on the world. Sarah will give us a preview of her book followed by an insightful conversation with KPBS Midday Edition Host Jade Hindmon. You will also have a chance to ask Sarah a question during the audience Q&A. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to meet one of NPR's award-winning journalists as well as network with fellow Producers Club members.
  • Get ready to be inspired and enlightened as we welcome Raney Aronson-Rath, the editor-in-chief and executive producer of PBS' FRONTLINE for an exclusive event at the KPBS Conrad Prebys Media Complex at Copley Center at 5200 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA. This in-person event will take place on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 6:00 PM.Raney will share her insights and experiences, offering a unique perspective on current events and the world around us. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with one of the most respected voices in journalism.
  • Join us for an exciting evening at the KPBS Producers Club at UCSD Stuart Collection event! Get ready to immerse yourself in a night filled with art and culture. In this event, you will get the chance to see and learn more about the collection's newest piece- Same Old Paradise by artist Alexis Smith presented by Stuart Collection Director and Curator, Jess Berlanga Taylor, who will be interviewed by KPBS' Arts Calendar Editor and Producer, Julia Dixon Evans.Discover the stunning artwork of the renowned UCSD Stuart Collection while supporting KPBS, your local public media station. This exclusive event offers a unique opportunity to engage with fellow art enthusiasts and enjoy light refreshments.
  • Join us for the Producers Club Event-KPBS Newsroom Round Table on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at The Catamaran! Get ready for an evening filled with insightful discussions and behind-the-scenes stories from the renowned KPBS Newsroom team.At this in-person event, you'll have the opportunity to meet and interact with the talented journalists, editors, and producers who bring you the news every day. Gain a deeper understanding of how news stories are crafted, the challenges faced, and the impact they have on our community.**Don't miss** this exclusive chance to go beyond the headlines and engage in a lively conversation about the stories that matter most to San Diego.
  • Join us for an exclusive in-person screening of All Creatures Great and Small at this KPBS Producers Club event! Get ready to immerse yourself in the heartwarming world of James Herriot as we bring his beloved stories to life on the big screen.Experience the magic of this charming British drama alongside fellow KPBS supporters. This event is a fantastic opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for quality television and storytelling.
  • Join us for an unforgettable evening of entertainment at La Jolla Playhouse! On Thursday Nov 09, 2023, immerse yourself in the captivating performance of Babbitt.Purchase of a ticket gets you admission to a pre-show mixer hosted by KPBS as well as the performance of Babbitt. Reception begins at 6:45PM and performance begins at 8:00PM.Please note: There is limited ADA accessible seating available. Please request if needed.
  • Join us for an exciting evening with PBS NewsHour's Stephanie Sy!Get ready to be inspired and enlightened as we welcome Stephanie Sy, the renowned journalist from NewsHour, for an exclusive event at the KPBS Conrad Prebys Media Complex at Copley Center at 5200 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA. This in-person event will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 6:00 PM.Stephanie Sy will share her insights and experiences, offering a unique perspective on current events and the world around us. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with one of the most respected voices in journalism.Light hors d'oeuvres, desserts, beer and wine will round out the evening.Don't miss out on this incredible event! Mark your calendars and join us for an evening of thought-provoking discussions and captivating stories. We can't wait to see you there!
  • Producer Club members are invited to the 26th Annual Galaxy of Glass: Capturing the Light- Art and Nature Exhibition. This exhibition captures the brilliance of art glass and the mesmerizing allure of geodes, creating a symphonic blend of man-made and natural beauty. Over 20 regional glass artists will be featured.OPTIONAL Post Reception Activity:A Guided Tour of the Fallbrook Historic Village: The walk features the LEED Certified Fallbrook Public Library and recipient of the coveted “People’s’ Choice” Orchid Award from the San Diego Architectural Foundation, the Gem and Mineral Society Museum, and a sampling of Art in Public Places. The tour covers a little less than a mile.
  • Join Producers Club members for Evita at Cygnet Theatre. Purchase of a ticket gets you admission to a pre-show mixer hosted by KPBS as well as the performance of Evita. Reception begins at 6:00 p.m. while the performance begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are limited.
  • Producers Club members will have opportunities to see the space including the upstairs newsroom, radio studios and podcast center. Connect with staff and fellow members; feast on small bites, beer, wine and other refreshments.
  • Join us on opening night of the GI Film Festival, for three films highlighting local filmmakers, stories and heroes. The evening also features a hosted reception, post-screening discussion, and lots of opportunities to connect. Limited to 25 pairs. First come, first served.
  • Join us for a special evening with renowned Mexican chef Pati Jinich, from PBS series Pati's Mexican Table and La Frontera with Pati Jinich. Pati will be with us for the night to share insights and behind the scenes look into the upcoming season of La Frontera, and her many other works. Reception and refreshments will be hosted at Coasterra's ocean-side terrace with breath taking views of the San Diego skyline. This will be a memorable night you will not want to miss!
  • Welcome the Spring with KPBS at Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center. Producers Club Members will have the opportunity to visit and tour this lovely community garden and engage in fun hands-on activities. You will get a chance to learn easy gardening techniques as well as learn about cooking healthy and fresh food for yourself and your family. Join us and experience this local gem and get to learn more about the various programs they offer throughout the year.
  • Join Producers Club members for an exclusive opportunity to see The Outsiders at the La Jolla Playhouse and enjoy a pre-reception prior to the show.

    The story that defined a generation is reimagined as a groundbreaking musical. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1967, the hardened hearts and aching souls of Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade and their chosen family of ‘outsiders’ are in a fight for survival and a quest for purpose in a world that may never accept them. A story of the bonds that brothers share and the hopes we all hold on to, this gripping new musical reinvigorates the timeless tale of ‘haves and have nots’, of protecting what’s yours and fighting for what could be.
  • KPBS Producers Club Members have the opportunity to get a private viewing of the contemporary Mexican artist’s latest exhibition at The San Diego Museum of Art. This in-person event features a short reception with breakfast. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition.
  • Join KPBS for an evening with the host of "The World," Marco Werman.

    KPBS Producers Club Members have the opportunity to hear from Marco Werman, host of “The World.” This in-person event features a short reception with food and beverage followed by a conversation between KPBS Metro Reporter Andrew Bowen and Marco Werman about how “The World” is produced, special reports, and upcoming series.
  • Producers Club Brunch with Eric Deggans

    Join fellow Producers Club members for brunch with NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans. Enjoy an outdoor brunch in the company of fellow Producers Club members and KPBS staff, followed by an interview by Jade Hindmon with Eric Deggans, along with questions from the audience.

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Your support as a Producers Club member enables KPBS to develop new programs, expand our vision of excellence, and serve our communities with the highest quality content. So why wait? Join the elite circle of KPBS supporters today and experience the benefits of being a Producers Club member!

Virtual Events

  • Conversation between PBS NewsHour correspondent Stephanie Sy and KPBS reporter Matt Hoffman.
  • Directors Club and Producers Club members enjoyed an exclusive preview of the Call the Midwife Holiday Special, followed by a Q&A with select stars. Watch the recording here.
  • Directors Club and Producers Club members enjoyed an exclusive virtual event with world-renowned TV personality and America’s leading authority on European travel Rick Steves.
  • Producers Club members enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to hear from KPBS reporters Matt Hoffman (Health), Cristina Kim (Social Justice), and M.G. Perez (Education) to learn about the news beats most impacted by the pandemic.

  • This KPBS Insider event features a preview of selections from season 11 of “Crossing South.” Host Jorge Meraz and Producer Steven Javitz give KPBS members a sneak peek of the season and share behind the scenes stories.
  • Producers Club members enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to hear Host and Senior Editor of "Marketplace Morning Report" David Brancaccio give insight into the pandemic economy, inflation, and cryptocurrency.
  • Producers Club and Directors Club members enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to hear Executive Producer of "Nature" Fred Kaufman give a behind-the-scenes look into the show's 40th season.
    NOTE: Clips shown during the event have been edited out of this recording due to copyright limitations.

  • Producers Club members enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to hear from Executive Producer of FRONTLINE Raney Aronson-Rath and get a behind-the-scenes look into the show.
  • Dive into an immersive virtual world of captivating events with KPBS Video Virtual Events Archive, exclusively available on KPBS Producers Club. Experience a diverse collection of thought-provoking discussions, mesmerizing performances, and engaging interviews, all at your fingertips. Unlock a wealth of knowledge, entertainment, and inspiration with this exclusive archive. Join KPBS Producers Club and explore a digital treasure trove of extraordinary experiences.
  • Producers Club members enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to hear chef extraordinaire and TV host Pati Jinich give insight into her long-running PBS series “Pati’s Mexican Table” and her 2-part special “La Frontera.”
  • Producers Club members enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to hear NPR Chief Economics Correspondent Scott Horsley talk about the pandemic economy and what's being projected for the future. You can catch the webinar recording above.
  • Producers Club members enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to hear KPBS Interim General Manager for Content John Decker moderate a panel discussion between co-hosts of "Throughline" Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei.
  • Producers Club members enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to hear KPBS "Midday Edition" senior producer Megan Burke moderate a panel discussion with KPBS "Midday Edition" co-hosts Jade Hindman and Maureen Cavanaugh.

  • Producers Club members enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to hear from a panel of directors whose films were nominated for best documentary feature during the 2021 GI Film Festival San Diego. KPBS Arts & Culture reporter Beth Accomando moderated a panel discussion with director of "Sky Blossom: Diaries of the Next Greatest Generation" Richard Lui, director of "The Girl Who Wore Freedom" Christian Taylor and director of "UNITED WE HEAL" Ryan Welch.
  • Producers Club members were invited to hear from an exclusive panel of art experts and got an inside look into the Oil Painters of America thirtieth national juried exhibition of traditional oils. KPBS Arts Calendar Editor & Producer Julia Dixon Evans moderated a panel discussion with Associate Director of Museum & Visual Arts Beth Marino, local Oil Painters of America artist Jeffrey Watts, and Oil Painters of America President Suzie Baker.
  • Producers Club members enjoyed an exclusive event with "PBS NewsHour" Correspondent Lisa Desjardins.
  • Producers Club members enjoyed an event with KPBS Interim General Manager Nancy Worlie and got an inside look into what the station's plans are for the year ahead.
  • Producers Club members enjoyed an exclusive farewell event for former KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo. Check out the webinar recording below!
  • This was our annual Planned Giving Celebration for members who have included KPBS in their estate plans. It was not a Producers Club event, but I thought the conversation between Ken and Tom Karlo was entertaining enough to share with you!
  • Producers Club members enjoyed an exclusive event with co-host of Here and Now, Robin Young.
  • Theatre Corner is a KPBS interview series dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in the national theatre scene, both on the stage and in the seats. KPBS Arts Calendar Editor Julia Dixon Evans moderated a panel discussion with Michael Taylor, host of Theatre Corner, Wendy Raquel Robinson, executive producer and actor, and L. Peter Callender, artistic director of the African-American Shakespeare Company. If you missed this event or would like to re-watch it, please find the recording below.
  • Researchers Alessandro Sette and Shane Crotty, both professors at the Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, found COVID-19 infection produces a strong T cell response. Learn from the scientists themselves why this is good news in the worldwide race to develop a vaccine against the deadly disease.

Giving Levels

Producers Club (PC) members enjoy many unique opportunities:

  • By-invitation-only events with on-air personalities
  • Advance notice of upcoming projects and programs of special interest
  • Behind-the-scenes station tours and more
  • Additional Courtesies vary by level

Silver Level

$1,200-$2,499

Includes these opportunities:

  • Producers Club license plate frame, KPBS Polo Shirt
  • Name recognition on kpbs.org/pc (if requested)

Gold Level

$2,500-$4,999

All of Silver Level, plus:

  • On-Air thank you during KPBS radio pledge drive (if requested)
  • Private KPBS tour option and invitation to the General Manager's Annual Breakfast

Platinum Level

$5,000-$9,999

All of Gold Level, plus:

  • Opportunities to have your gift used as a Producers Club Match during on-air campaigns.
  • Dinner with the General Manager and complimentary tickets to community and art events

Executive Level

$10,000 - $24,999

All of Platinum Level, plus:

  • Exclusive invitations to upper level & Major Donor events
  • Your choice of Thank You Gift

Major Donor Level

$25,000+

All of Executive Level plus:

  • On-Air spot (recognition on Radio, TV or Web.)
  • Invitation to NPR Weekend in Washington or the PBS Annual Conference, pre-event Meet & Greets with public media personalities
  • Option to designate your gift for a special initiative
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    If you have questions regarding your Producers Club membership, please contact:

    Niru Ramachandran
    KPBS Public Broadcasting
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    • San Diego, CA 92182-5400
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