QUEST

Series produced by KQED

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KQED's QUEST is a new multimedia series about the people behind San Francisco Bay Area science and environmental issues and how their work is changing the way we live. Do you know what is in your own backyard?

KQED's most ambitious local offering ever, QUEST utilizes all of our media platforms, educational resources and extraordinary partnerships. QUEST includes a half-hour weekly HD television program, weekly radio segments, an innovative website and unique education guides. QUEST's geographic coverage spans from Mendocino to Monterey and from Sacramento to Santa Clara, and focuses on nine content areas: astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, environment, geology, health, physics and weather.

QUEST Radio airs every Friday at 6:30am and repeats at 8:30am on KQED FM 88.5 and KQEI FM 89.3. Explore urban environmental challenges such as pollution, toxics and threats to our food supply. Investigate new technologies, emerging trends in science and the impact of public policy on our natural resources.


54 Pieces

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A group of Fresno businessmen is challenging California's 31 year-old ban on new nuclear power plants.

Bought by 90.5 WSNC and NPR Station Showcase with PRX


  • Added: May 30, 2007
  • Length: 06:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Abandoned ships in the San Francisco Bay do more than take up space -- they're a potential threat to public health.

  • Added: Jun 13, 2007
  • Length: 05:48
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Quest radio takes a look at the largest wetlands restoration in the West - the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project.

  • Added: Jun 14, 2007
  • Length: 05:48
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The nation-wide Toxics Release Inventory tracks industrial releases of chemicals into the air, water and soil. Recently, the EPA has suggested two ...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2007
  • Length: 05:47
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Indoor air pollution can be far more harmful than what you breathe outside

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 14, 2007
  • Length: 05:46
  • Purchases: 1
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Quest explores Hunters Point's dramatic military history -- and the task of preparing it for its next act.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2007
  • Length: 05:47
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A report from the frontlines of D.I.Y eco-plumbing.

  • Added: Jul 19, 2007
  • Length: 05:53
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The promise -- and perils? -- of municipal wifi

  • Added: Jul 23, 2007
  • Length: 05:48
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Scientists use MRIs to study the neurology of shopping

Bought by KUOW and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 23, 2007
  • Length: 05:48
  • Purchases: 2
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As Chevron hatches expansion plans for one of California's largest oil refineries, Richmond's Green Party mayor considers the future of her city, a...

Bought by KVMR


  • Added: Jul 23, 2007
  • Length: 05:48
  • Purchases: 1
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A report from the frontlines of D.I.Y eco-plumbing.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 23, 2007
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Is desalination the solution to the California's chronic water woes?

  • Added: Aug 17, 2007
  • Length: 05:47
From: KQED
Series: QUEST
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The quest to extend lifespan, and ''healthspan'' to 100 years and beyond.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2007
  • Length: 05:46
From: KQED
Series: QUEST
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NASA is sponsoring a technology contest to revolutionize small planes -- and it's open to the general public.

Bought by NPR Station Showcase with PRX


  • Added: Aug 24, 2007
  • Length: 05:47
  • Purchases: 1
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No great whites here, but the SF Bay is teeming with 5 species of sharks.

  • Added: Aug 31, 2007
  • Length: 05:47
From: KQED
Series: QUEST
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Burning Man Meets Clean Tech

  • Added: Sep 21, 2007
  • Length: 05:47
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The Port of Oakland keeps shelves stocked at big box stores like WalMart? and Target. But what's the real cost to people who live nearby?

  • Added: Sep 21, 2007
  • Length: 05:48
From: KQED
Series: QUEST
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Solar and wind get all the press, but geothermal is poised for a comeback

Bought by WBEZ and WAMC


  • Added: Oct 16, 2007
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 2
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What will it take to get healthy meals in School cafeterias? For starters, a new national farm policy.

Bought by KVMR


  • Added: Oct 19, 2007
  • Length: 04:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Is California's most controversial water proposal making a comeback?

  • Added: Oct 26, 2007
  • Length: 04:48