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KQED 9: Thursday, September 27, 2012

Comcast 9 and 709  •  Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

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Thursday, September 27, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18198H] (original broadcast date: 9/26/12)
    * Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy
    * Laurent Fabius, France's Foreign Minister
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31323Z] New home sales cooled a little this summer but prices jumped to their highest level since the recession. NBR's Diane Eastabrook takes a look a new home construction in the Midwest. Radio Shack sacks its CEO promising to move in a new direction. But, how does a niche player find its footing between the big box retailers and online competitors. NBR's Ruben Ramirez reports from New York. And, paying for college. The confusing and complex business of figuring out financial aid. NBR's Sylvia Hall has details from Washington on navigating the complex web. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    QUEST [#607H] Black Holes/Stanford's Camera Traps Hunt for black holes with NASA's new space telescope that uses X-ray vision to try and unlock the secrets of these invisible space oddities. Then, find out what's being done about the alarming amount of plastic that is collecting in the Pacific Ocean. And, uncover the secret lives of animals through motion-activated cameras at Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#2902H] The Animal House Animals build homes for reasons very similar to our own, but they've been doing it for much longer. From a small depression in the sand to an elaborate, multi-chambered tunnel - animal structures can be simple or architectural marvels. In each case, the goal is the same - protection from predators and a nearby source of food. These structures, whether a nest, a burrow or a mound, are also the site of great dramas and extraordinary behaviors. From master builders like termites and beavers, to master decorators like the bowerbird, which places colorful flowers at the entrance to its nest, "The Animal House" will be a global look at the "homelife of wildlife." duration 56:16   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Nova [#3804H] Making Stuff Cleaner Most modern materials are dangerous to the environment, but what about cleaning up our world? Batteries grown from viruses, tires made from orange peel oil, plastics made of sugar, and solar cells that cook up hydrogen-these are just a few glimpses of a new generation of clean materials that could power devices of the future. In Making Stuff Cleaner, David Pogue explores the rapidly developing science and business of clean energy and examines alternative ways to generate it, store it, and distribute it. Is hydrogen the way to go? One scientist is even using America's abundance of chicken feathers to create a cheap way to make hydrogen cars safer. What about lithium batteries? Does this solve an energy problem or create a new dependency - in this case, on South America for a different kind of limited resource than oil? Can scientists instead develop a process in which batteries run on molten salts found in cheap abundance in the US or on genetically engineered viruses? Pogue investigates the latest developments in biobased fuels and in harnessing solar energy for our cars, homes, and industry in a fascinating hour full of the "stuff" of a sustainable future. duration 56:16   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Nova [#3805H] Making Stuff Smarter What can nature teach us about building smarter materials? Can we create materials that sense and respond? "When describing 'smart materials,' one analogy scientists give is the evolution from the first Terminator robot, a machine made of metal and circuitry, to the shape-shifting 'liquid guy' in Terminator 2," said Making Stuff producer Chris Schmidt. Smarter looks into the growing number of materials that almost seem alive - able to react, change and even learn. An Army tanker truck that heals its own bullet wounds. An airplane wing that changes shape as it flies. For inspirations and ideas, scientists are turning to nature and biology and producing some innovative new developments in materials science. Knowledge and inspiration drawn from nature are showing scientists new ways to give our materials amazing new abilities. By understanding how geckos climb even smooth walls, scientists have created a gecko adhesive that let's robots do the same. Studying the properties of skin has led to the development of self-healing protective foam. And Pogue literally goes swimming with sharks to understand a different kind of skin that is intriguing scientists. Scientists are modeling a material after sharkskin to develop an antibacterial film that, when sprayed in hospitals, could eliminate MRSA and other anti-biotic resistant bacteria. Pogue concludes "Smarter" with a visit to a scientist who has created a material that may make Harry potter's invisibility cloak a reality! duration 56:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#608H] California Is A Place: The State In Four Acts Four short films look at different aspects of what it means to be a Californian.
    BORDERLAND - It is real and striking. In some places it stands 18 feel tall and looks like the gates of Mordor, in others it looks like it was put together with a stapler. It runs from the Colorado River directly into the Pacific. Physically it's confusing. Politically it's puzzling. Ideologically, it's complicated. But for Dick and Ron, who both live within a few miles of the CA/Mexican border, defending it is simply a matter of protecting themselves and preserving their own beliefs.
    BIG VINNY - Once upon a time he was a local celebrity, the voice and face of a successful used car business in Alameda. Today, everything has changed. The business is dead, the lots sit empty, and Big Vinny is out of work. But he still remembers the good times.
    SCRAPERTOWN - In order to become a member of the Original Scraper Bike Team, you must be a resident of Oakland, at least 7 years or older, retain a 3. 0 grade point average, and create your own Scraper Bike. After ten rides the Scraper Bike King & his captains will decide if your bike is up to standards and you will be considered a member. Come along for the ride.
    CANNONBALL - Fresno was the California Dream. Own a car, a house, a pool - everyone wanted it, and the wonderful world of credit made it possible. But now, with foreclosures running wild, the dream is dry. Thousands of pools in the back of foreclosed houses are festering in the hot Central Valley sun. For most people, this is tragic, but for some, it's an opportunity.
    duration 28:27   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#802H] Brush with the Tenderloin What happens when a soft-spoken artist decides to paint a fanciful mural on one of San Francisco's diciest street corners? A colorful collection of locals interact with artist Mona Caron and end up playing key roles in the mural's evolution in this fascinating cinema verite documentary. duration 24:30   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#156] Space Raggs sees a falling star from the sky and when the dogs go to look for it, they find a Space Dog helmet - however, turns out it was Dumpster's bowl. The dogs help Razzles make a rocket project for Open House at Puppy Preschool - together they have to figure out what is in outer space. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#202H] The Surprising Bean/Hear Here * The Surprising Bean - Nick keeps trying to surprise Sally, but he just can't do it! The Cat takes them to find a real surprise in the Skippylarito Fields! Once there, Cat shows them a special bean - that suddenly moves! With a shrunken Thingamajigger, they go inside the bean and meet the moth larvae that lives there. They learn that it's really the moth that causes the bean to move. What a neat surprise indeed
    * Hear Here - The kids hear chirping but can't find where it's coming from. If only they had better ears. Ears like an elephant? Or maybe an owl or even a fox? Not a problem when the Cat's around! He takes them to meet these animals with amazing ears. Back home the kids used what they learned from their new friends to find the sound - a teeny tiny cricket! What other great sounds are around?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#107H] Friends Help Each Other/Daniel Helps O Tell A Story Friends Help Each Other - Daniel spends the day at Katerina Kittycat's house. Katerina is excited to show Daniel a birthday tea-party she set up all by herself for her stuffed animals! Katerina accidentally knocks the tea set on the floor, and is very upset that she ruined the party. Luckily, Daniel is a helpful friend and they reassemble the party together. Daniel Helps O Tell a Story - O the Owl wants to show Daniel all his books. The boys choose a very special book about dinosaurs, but they realize that the last page of the story is missing! O gets very flustered, but Daniel is a good friend and uses his imagination to make up the end of the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#404] Caillou Helps Out Everyone's lending a helping hand today. Caillou plans a surprise birthday party for Grandpa with Grandma's help. He and Grandma get everything ready, and Grandpa is very surprised and very happy. Caillou really likes to play with Leo's pet hamster and would love to have one of his own. He doesn't realize how much hard work having a hamster can be until he offers to look after Leo's pet while Leo and his parents are out of town. He soon realizes it's not all fun and games - especially with Gilbert around! Mom is upset when the mailman only brings bills, bills and more bills. Caillou and Dad decide to make a nice letter for her and they give it to the mailman to deliver. Mom is thrilled to get such a nice letter from Caillou. On another day, Caillou is really looking forward to a special day with Dad, but Dad gets a bad cold and has to stay home. Caillou is pretty disappointed at first, but then with some help from Mom, Dr. Caillou looks after patient Dad. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#504H] Trader George/One in a Million Chameleon * Trader George - George has a new hobby - collecting interestingly shaped sticks with his squeaky, rolling cart. When he encounters Allie selling fresh apple cider, he trades his cart for a gallon, but later regrets his decision. He offers to trade a jar of sauerkraut to Allie in return for the cart, but Allie already traded it to Vicki. Can George find the perfect trade for Vicki or is his cart gone forever?
    * One in a Million Chameleon - George could stay busy for hours watching Jade the chameleon--not only does she change colors, but she also has the world's fastest tongue. But when Jade escapes after George accidentally leaves her cage door open, he follows her trail right out the front door! George enlists Hundley's help, but will they be able to find a color-changing chameleon in the big city?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#201H] Jumping on the Moon/Sneezy Riders * Jumping on the Moon - Nick and Sally are trying to jump high enough to touch the moon, but "what goes up must come down" says the Cat. That's gravity! And to show them just what gravity is, that means a trip to the moon! That's where they meet Astronaut Audrey who takes them for a space walk to learn all about gravity.
    * Sneezy Riders - Sally and Nick are playing hide and seek, but Nick keeps sneezing! How can they stop it from happening? Good thing Cat's friend Cluey Looey will be able to help them! At Muddyfeet Waterhole they discover that Louie is having the same problem! Nothing a trip inside Louie's nose can't solve! Inside a super shrunken Thingamajigger, Nick, Sally and Cat discover what causes sneezing and what they can do to avoid it from happening!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#155] Dr. Dolittle Red's adorable new puppy is whimpering and whining and she just doesn't know why! So Super Why, Wonder Red, Alpha Pig and Princess Presto ask the advice of a boy who understands what animals need because he can talk to them! But will Dolittle be able to look after all his pets once the fur and feathers settle? Educational Objectives: To learn about caring for animals, explore spelling, rhyme with ACK words, and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#126H] Confuciusornis Says/Tiny's Tiny Doll * Confuciusornis Says - The next stop on the World Tour takes the Pteranodons to Confuciusornis Gardens to visit a very wise, old dinosaur. They try some new foods, and learn to meditate, leaving them with their own enlightening mountain-top experience.
    * Tiny's Tiny Doll - During the Pteranodons' World Tour, Tiny mistakenly leaves her favorite Tiny-Doll behind at Velociraptor Valley. Knowing Tiny can't sleep without it, Valerie and Velma enlist the help of a wide-winged Pterasaur named Ziggy to get Tiny's doll back to her.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#116] Clifford's Big Surprise/Ears Have It * The Ears Have It - Clifford and Cleo are all excited about the town's upcoming celebration complete with a parade and fireworks! But they notice that T-Bone isn't quite is enthusiastic and soon learn that he is scared of the loud noises of all the festivities. T-Bone learns that the support of good friends can help you manage feelings of fear.
    * Clifford's Big Surprise - Everyone is too busy to play with Clifford, because they are too busy planning a surprise party for him!On his own, Clifford learns that playing by yourself can be fun - but so is a party with all of your friends!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#211] Show and Tell/What A Story * Show and Tell: Although it lacks high tech robotics and glitz, EE's presentation of how she cares for Clifford is the hit of Show and Tell.
    * What a Story: When Daffodil agrees to tell the little Sidarsky kids a story, she's all set with a tale that's utterly satisfying. for a rabbit. It's not until she finally begins to incorporate some of the others' ideas that the story becomes a hit with her audience.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4304H] Baby Bear Comes Clean Baby Bear is ready to go to Granny's house with Papa Bear. He has a nice, white shirt on that Papa Bear tells him to keep clean while he gets his sister dressed. While Baby Bear waits for them to get ready, Telly passes by with a bright purple ice cream cone in his hand. It's Baby Bear's favorite flavor so he takes a tiny, careful taste, but some of the ice cream still spills on him and leaves a big purple stain on his white shirt! Baby Bear and Telly wonder how they can get the stain out. They try many different techniques such as wiping it with a napkin, pounding it with a rock, and vacuuming it off, but everything they try just makes it worse. Next, Telly has an idea to use Zoe's purple paint to cover the stain so Baby Bear will now have a purple shirt. They paint the shirt, but realize that it is going to take at least two hours to dry! Abby appears and offers to practice her new color changing spell. She waves her wand and the shirt turns back to white. But all of a sudden, the shirt comes to life and races off! Baby Bear doesn't know what to do. Gordon comes by and advises him to tell Papa Bear the truth about what happened to his shirt. Even though Baby Bear is worried that Papa Bear will be upset, he tells him the truth about what happened anyway. Papa Bear says that it's okay and thanks him for telling the truth. They go off to get a clean shirt and agree no honey for a week! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#18198H] (original broadcast date: 9/26/12)
    * Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy
    * Laurent Fabius, France's Foreign Minister
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1102H] Desserts with An English Accent Test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Classic Bread Pudding. Chris then discusses the virtues of stale versus dried bread while baking with science expert Guy Crosby. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals the best small appliances in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the Best Shortbread. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Baking with Julia [#303] Nancy Silverton Chef Julia Child observes Nancy Silverton, owner of La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles, as she bakes a fresh creme fraiche custard brioche tarte with fresh fruit poached white wine sauce. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    QUEST [#607H] Black Holes/Stanford's Camera Traps Hunt for black holes with NASA's new space telescope that uses X-ray vision to try and unlock the secrets of these invisible space oddities. Then, find out what's being done about the alarming amount of plastic that is collecting in the Pacific Ocean. And, uncover the secret lives of animals through motion-activated cameras at Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2698] Tavis talks with The Washington Post's Managing Editor of online politics coverage Chris Cillizza about this year's election, and with life coach Iyanla Vanzant about her new TV show, "Iyanla, Fix My Life". duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10464H] UN Netanyahu * Libya * American Graduate - North Dakota * Daily Download * NFL duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#17271H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#108H] Something Special for Dad/I Love You, Mom Something Special for Dad - Daniel notices how happy Dad is to have received a letter from Grandpere. Daniel really loves Dad, so he decides to send him a letter that will make him glad too. He goes to the Post Office with Mom, where he learns how letters are sorted and mailed. He even joins Mr. McFeely on his "speedy delivery" to give Dad the very special letter! I Love You, Mom - Daniel wants to surprise Mom Tiger with her favorite banana bread because he knows it is one way to say "I love you." Dad and Daniel head to Baker Aker's Bakery, where they learn about the bread-making process. Daniel and Dad Tiger surprise Mom and she happily shares the banana bread gift with them too! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:58 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#109] A Tale About Tails/Sticky Situation * A Tale About Tails - Nick and Sally are playing "Tape the Tail on the Donkey" when they wish they had tails of their own! Well it just so happens that the Cat knows a lot about tails! He brings them to the Jungle of Wagga-Tag-Tail where they meet a number of animals with very different tails. When Nick and Sally get to test out all of these tails for themselves, they learn that different tails can do different things!
    * Sticky Situation - Sally and Nick are playing the drums on overturned buckets when Nick breaks his drumstick! Luckily, the Cat knows someone who is a stick expert, his friend Betty Beaver! She finds Nick the perfect drumstick, but when her dam springs a leak, Nick, Sally and the Cat help her fix it, using Nick's new stick. He doesn't have a stick anymore, but Nick learns an even better way to drum: using a home-made beaver tail!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#118H] Let The Rhinos Roll! The Wild Kratts team is on an important mission to unearth why Rhinos are mysteriously disappearing from the African Savannah. They soon discover that Zach Varmitech has been kidnapping them to create a new super Rhino Dozers so the creature adventurers devise a plan to rescue them - and it just might work! Along the way, they explore the nature of symbiotic relationships and learn that animals have different structures and behaviors that help them defend themselves. Rhinos use their size, sharp horn, mud bathing and their relationship with a small bird for defense. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10464H] UN Netanyahu * Libya * American Graduate - North Dakota * Daily Download * NFL duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#31324Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#708H] Source, Morning Due Cafe and Mua Source (San Francisco), Morning Due Cafe (San Francisco) and Mua (Oakland) are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites? duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    San Francisco Opera [#302H] Salome German soprano Nadja Michael stars as the seductress Salome in Richard Strauss's biblical drama. Tenor Kim Begley sings the role of King Herod with bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as Jokanaan (John the Baptist). The cast also features mezzo-soprano Irina Mishura (Herodias) and tenor Garrett Sorenson (Narraboth). San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts. duration 1:53:47   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    POV [#2509H] El Velador (The Night Watchman) From dusk to dawn, "El Velador (The Night Watchman)" accompanies Martin, a guard who watches over the extravagant mausoleums of some of Mexico's most notorious drug lords. In the labyrinth of the cemetery, this film about violence without violence reminds us that, amid the turmoil of a drug war that has claimed more than 50,000 lives, ordinary existence persists in Mexico and quietly defies the dead. Directed by Natalia Almada. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Global Voices [#119] Greener Grass: Cuba, Baseball and the United States Since 1866, Cubans have lovingly played baseball, a game that represented independence and modernity. Both Cuba and the U.S. embraced the game, but in distinct ways. Set against the backdrop of the choppy history of U.S.-Cuban relations, this program documents how both countries have used baseball as a political tool and how the sport has operated as both bridge and barrier between the two lands. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18199H] (original broadcast date: 9/27/12)
    * a look at the global water crisis with Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of the Coca Cola Company; Gabriel Jaramillo, General Manager of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS; Dean Kamen, founder and president of DEKA Research and Development Corp
    * actor Matt Damon & Gary White, founders of Water.org
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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