Val Zavala EnviroSpecial

SoCal Connected: Three New Environmental Specials Premiering July 11

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These episodes are a part of KCET and Link TV's “Summer of the Environment,” which offers a robust library of content on multiple platforms from June-August intended to ignite compassion and action for helping to save and heal our planet.

 

 

“Balancing Act” Tues., July 11 at 8 p.m. PT
This episode visits the increasingly popular Joshua Tree National Park where park officials struggle to balance the needs of nature and humans, as well as reports on saving endangered plants and natural living in the city.  

 

“On the Cutting Edge” Tues., July 18 at 8 p.m. PT
A look into cutting edge environmental practices at a farm where soil is king and a visit to an incubator for green business entrepreneurs. Then, in a segment from filmmaker/actor Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon a Time, Murder in the First), climate scientist Dr. Jess Adkins from the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at Caltech reveals what other climatologists are thinking, and offers up inspiring advice on the things that can be done to help. 

 

“Environmental Justice” Tues., July 25 at 8 p.m. PT
Exploring environmental justice with a dive into lead-contaminated communities, the effects of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill and an interview with an African-American environmental leader.

Upcoming Airdates

Season 7 Episode 35

  • 2017-06-22T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-24T05:30:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-25T11:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Human Trafficking, Driving in the 1930s, Derelict Icons, Cuddle Sanctuary

Season 7, Episode 24

Young girls sold on the streets of L.A. are victims of human trafficking.

Weekly hug sessions give people the benefits of human touch.

Classic automobiles get new life without losing their weathered charm.

Historical footage of a dangerous Hollywood intersection before traffic signals.

  • 2017-06-27T13:00:40-07:00
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  • 2017-06-29T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-07-01T05:30:00-07:00
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  • 2017-07-02T11:30:00-07:00
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Food to Fuel, U.S. Bank Tower, Educated and Homeless, Handful of Cards

Season 7, Episode 17

Food scraps are turned into fuel at a state-of-the-art Orange County recycling center.

A close-up view of the colorful light show from the top of downtown's U.S. Bank Tower.

A graduate student at UCLA has a secret. He lives in his car.

The amazing dexterity of those who have mastered the art of "cardistry."
 

  • 2017-07-06T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-07-08T05:30:00-07:00
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  • 2017-07-09T11:30:00-07:00
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Environmental Special #1

Joshua Tree National Park - Are we loving our parks to death? The popularity of Joshua Tree area is bringing stress and damage to this beautiful park. Frozen Garden - Can endangered plants be saved by freezing them? Can they survive super cold temperatures? Scientists at Huntington Gardens are hopeful. Eco-Village Living - Can you live in harmony with nature in the middle of the city? A communal village in the middle of Koreatown has stook the test of time.

  • 2017-07-11T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-07-13T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-07-15T05:30:00-07:00
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  • 2017-07-16T11:30:00-07:00
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On The Cutting Edge

A look into cutting-edge environmental practices at a farm where soil is king; a visit to an incubator for green business entrepreneurs; and a hopeful discussion with a climate scientist.

  • 2017-07-18T13:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2017-07-20T14:00:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2017-07-22T05:30:00-07:00
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