on the cutting edge

SoCal Connected: Three New Environmental Specials Premiering July 11

“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.

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This video is 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.


Upcoming Airdates

Environmental Justice

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.


  • 2017-08-17T14:00:00-07:00
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Can L.A. County End Homelessness?

L.A. County voters approved a sales tax hike to fund services for the homeless. Can homelessness be solved? How will the money be spent? What are the real solutions to this crisis?

  • 2017-08-22T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-08-27T11:30:00-07:00

Dangerous Drones, 54 Kitchens, Board Games

More than a million drones have taken flight in the air above us. But they're proving to be dangerous. Authorities say it times to start regulating them. In a simple brick building in Lincoln Heights 54 kitchens and 54 chefs are making unique foods. They couldn't afford their own commercial kitchen, so they've come to LA Prep to scale up their business for a fraction of the cost and half the time. In a digital world full of endless entertainment options, find out why people have rediscovered their love of the old-fashioned board game.

  • 2017-08-29T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-09-02T05:30:00-07:00
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SoCal Connected

Alex and Leah play in their magical tree house as they share the very first signs they learned.

  • 2017-09-10T11:30:00-07:00