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KQED 9: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18112H] (original broadcast date: 05/29/12)
    Brain Series 2: Depression
    Eric Kandel of Columbia University, Peter Whybrow of UCLA, author Andrew Solomon, Frederick Goodwin of George Washington University and Helen Mayberg of Emory University
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31237Z] Existing home sales were up in April, could the housing recovery be back on track? New York Correspondent Suzanne Pratt finds out. Today Dell and Hewlett Packard report earnings, and Best Buy posts bumpy quarterly numbers. Get an update on what's happening in the tech sector. JP Morgan's multi-billion dollar trading loss gets more attention on Capitol Hill. Washington Correspondent Darren Gersh has the latest. Home building supplies are still trying to make a comeback. Midwest Bureau Chief Diane Eastabrook visits a family business that's trying to last though America's slow housing recovery. Jobs & Vets: On day two of our series, meet a vet that's doing double duty: working a full-time job and going to college. It's one of the hottest spots for advertising, but General Motors says it's not advertising during the Super Bowl anytime soon. Sports analyst Rick Horrow explains why. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    Spark! [#608H] San Jose Taiko, Cartagena, and Denevan Spark goes backstage with San Jose Taiko on the verge of their 35th anniversary. The group's unique style of Japanese drumming infuses traditional rhythms with world beats from Africa to Bali to Brazil. Then we visit the studio of Victor Cartagena, whose violent childhood in war-torn El Salvador has driven him to create a haunting body of work with powerful, and very personal, political statements. Finally, we watch as Jim Denevan carves enormous, ephemeral sand drawings on the beaches along the Northern California coast. duration 26:49   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson [#102H] (see description in part 1.) duration 1:56:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Frontline [#3016H] Al Qaeda In Yemen Since the death of Osama bin Laden, Yemen has become the hottest front in the war against Al Qaeda. Now, with headlines about a terrorist plot to bomb a US-bound airliner, award-winning reporter and Frontline correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad travels into the heart of Yemen's radical heartland. His first hand report shows how members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have taken advantage of turmoil in the country to impose their rule on areas of south Yemen. As the US expands its drone war to prevent terrorists from establishing a new safe haven, Frontline shows how AQAP is taking control of towns and cities in an attempt to establish its own state.
    Also in this hour, the story of Al Qaeda operative Fahd al Quso -- killed in a US drone strike in Yemen early this month - as told by former FBI agent Ali Soufan who first interrogated him before 9/11.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 5:00 am
    Ninoy Aquino and the Rise of People Power Benigno S. "Ninoy" Aquino II was the boy wonder of Philippine politics until the object of his criticism, Ferdinand Marcos, threw him into prison. There Aquino became a deeply reflective and spiritual person who changed the course of history. Where Gandhi used non-violence to drive out the colonizer, and Dr. King used it to fight for civil rights, Aquino adapted nonviolence to overthrowing national dictatorships. The Philippine uprising in the wake of his 1983 assassination began a global wave of pro-democracy movements that continue today. duration 56:44   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Raggs [#150] Slow The dogs test the difference between fast and slow when Trilby moves around the house in slow motion after reading The Tortoise and the Hare. During Slow Sports Day at Puppy Preschool, the dogs have to help Pido learn to slow down. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#105H] Mystery of the Squirmy Wormy Aviva miniaturizes Chris and Martin for an underground mission with earthworms, in search of the answer to the mystery "Why do worms come above ground when it rains?" But they have to hurry, as they soon discover that life as a worm is full of dangers at every turn. Science Concept: Wet objects can be changed by heating and cooling. If a worm is left in the hot sun, their skin will dry up and they will die. Worms need to stay wet and their environment helps keep them that way. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Arthur [#1508] Muffy's Classy Classics Club/Best Enemies * Muffy's Classy Classics Club - Muffy buys all of the pretty books and pretty dolls in the Pretty Pioneers series, and invites her friends to join a pretty book club. But she can't take their criticisms that the books are, well, rather poorly written. Will the book club disband or can Muffy open up to new literary experiences?

    * Best Enemies - Mom has new clients coming over and they have a daughter who is D.W.'s age - and her name is even W.D.! They're going to be the best of friends! Turns out, no. They don't have anything in common. So D.W. and W.D. work together to convince their parents that they'll just never get along - and somehow, have a lot of fun in the process. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY

  • 7:30 am
    Caillou [#402] Lost and Found A day of new discoveries! Caillou loses his voice, finds a frog in his throat, and finds other neat ways to communicate, until the frog goes away. Later on, Caillou is missing one of his favorite socks. He searches the house, and accidentally locks himself in the basement. Daddy comes to the rescue - only he locks himself in the basement too. All is well when Mommy saves them both and finds the missing sock. Then, Caillou, Rosie and Julie, their babysitter, go on a scavenger hunt. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 8:00 am
    Curious George [#219] Curious George, Sea Monkey/Old McGeorgie Had a Farm * Curious George, Sea Monkey - George and the Man with the Yellow Hat are overjoyed when Professors Wiseman, Einstein and Pizza invite them onto a submarine trip to retrieve a small weather satellite that crashed from space. Their first underwater adventure! Along the ocean floor, George and the crew locate the satellite - but a gigantic coral reef stands in the way of its recovery and the only way to get to it is through a tiny tunnel traversable only by a certain monkey. So, clad in a scuba outfit equipped with a camera and microphone, George investigates the wild, world of life in a limestone coral reef. George is thrilled with all the colorful sights and sea-life and even makes a few fishy pals - but will the school of small coral sharks he encounters be as friendly?
    * Old McGeorgie Had a Farm: Oscar, the Renkin's prize pig, is in the State Finals but a disappointed Mr. Renkins is too busy with the farm to attend the big fair. Enter George and the Man with the Yellow Hat who volunteer to take over his work and save the day! All they have to remember is to collect exactly one gallon of milk from Leslie the cow and divide that gallon into four one-quart bottles, gather a dozen eggs for each carton, and keep track of exactly 6 hens, 8 chicks and 1 rooster. Cinchy! Except that George forgets the most important thing of all - the correct side on which to milk the cow. So a spooked Leslie starts a chain of chaos that has George and the Man scrambling to track down all their charges and stop bedlam in the barnyard.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#115H] Jump!/Slow Down for Sloths * Jump! - Nick and Sally can't jump high enough to get their balloon that is stuck up in a tree. Good thing The Cat knows some of the best jumpers ever! Off they go to Jumpalaroo to learn how to jump from nature's masters: grasshoppers, a kangaroo, and even a flea!
    * Slow Down for Sloths - Nick and Sally are trying to draw a picture of a butterfly but can't get close enough to see it. Cat takes them to meet Onslow the Sloth, who teaches the kids that when you slow down, the world comes to you. After lots of practice (and a race to see who's the slowest!), Nick and Sally are now able to get closer to the butterfly and finish their picture!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Super Why! [#209H] Princess Gwennie Saves The Day Princess Pea is feeling dramatic (as usual) and she and Red are staging a play. Princess is pretending she's a queen but Red doesn't know what to be! The super readers fly into the story of a princess with a silly sense of humor and a big job to do. They help Gwennie use her talents to save the day, and Red discovers her own special gifts. Educational Objectives: To learn about medieval times. Kids will sing the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, learn what the word "harp" means and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#215H] Dinos A to Z, Part 1, The Big Idea/Dinos A to Z, Part 2, Spread The Word While riding the Dinosaur Train with Buddy and Mom, Tiny gets the idea to gather all the dinosaurs in the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song for a picnic at Troodon Town. The Conductor agrees, and the Train starts picking up dinosaurs, as Tiny and Buddy help keep track of how many of the different species have come on board, and where they are on the dinosaur A to Z list. The Dinosaur Train continues traveling around the Mesozoic picking up more and more dinosaurs that are in the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song, on the way to a picnic at Troodon Town. As more train cars are added, and the rest of the Pteranodon family comes on board, Tiny and Mrs. Conductor team up to help keep order on the increasingly crowded Train. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#221] Led Astray/Wedding Bell Blues LED ASTRAY: Clifford's new friend Artie is up to no good...and he talks Clifford into joining him. He "borrows" Cleo's favorite toy and helps digs a big hole. Clifford soon realizes that being friends with Artie isn't worth getting in trouble. WEDDING BELL BLUES: The children's teacher, Miss Carrington, is getting married and leaving the school. The kids imagine what their new, "interesting" teacher Mrs. Grumbly will be like. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#117] Time Out/Sniff Sniff * Time Out - Nina loses her date book. Jorge doesn't help her find it, thinking she will have more time to play with him. The plan backfires, and Jorge learns to respect Nina's commitments.
    * Sniff Sniff - When Emily Elizabeth wakes up with a cold, Clifford does everything he can to make her feel better. He tries playing with a pop up book, playing ball, and getting her to dance. Finally he realizes that one of the best things you can do for someone who isn't feeling well doesn't feel like much at all. He goes into her room and snuggles with her, and she couldn't be happier.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4265H] The Good Bird's Club Big Bird receives an invitation to join the Good Birds Club. On his way to join he sings about how happy he is to be himself. When Big Bird meets the president of the club, he ridicules Big Bird because of his physical appearance. First, he laughs at Big Bird's large feet, then his large eyes, wings and gigantic beak, and finally his yellow feathers. Each time, Big Bird, feeling rejected, asks Abby to cast a spell to change his appearance in hopes of being accepted into the club. Abby and Elmo attempt to convince Big Bird that he is perfect the way he is, but he is determined to alter his physical attributes. Abby, reluctantly, makes Big Bird's feet smaller, turns him into half of his original size, and eventually turns his feathers blue. Abby realizes that the president of the club is bullying Big Bird so she reports what is going on to an adult. Elmo worries they will be tattling, but they find Chris who explains that they are reporting, not tattling. Reporting is telling a grownup when someone's getting hurt or is in trouble. He explains that it is important to turn to a grownup when someone is being bullied. Chris finds Big Bird and tells him he shouldn't have to change to join a club and that he is wonderful just the way he is. Big Bird admits he likes the way he is and wants to be changed back to being himself. Chris, Abby, Elmo, and Bird start their own club; a club where no one is bullied and everyone is accepted for who they are. Members of the Good Birds Club join too, while Chris plans to help the president understand what it means to be a friend. Together members of the new club sing about why they are special! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#18112H] (original broadcast date: 05/29/12)
    Brain Series 2: Depression
    Eric Kandel of Columbia University, Peter Whybrow of UCLA, author Andrew Solomon, Frederick Goodwin of George Washington University and Helen Mayberg of Emory University
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1117H] Steak Frites Host Christopher Kimball takes a trip to Paris in search of the best steak frites. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to bring the dish home and reveals the secrets behind Foolproof Vinaigrette. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried declares his pick for the perfect spatula. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs [#112] Jan Birnbaum and Lidia Bastianich Jan Birnbaum, who runs a successful Cajun-inspired restaurant called Catahoula, cooks from his home in the Napa Valley, preparing Home-Smoked Almond and Scrambled Egg Tort with Caviar. In the second half of the episode, Lidia Bastianich prepares Cappellini Pasta with a Seafood and Tomato Sauce. duration 26:10   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2612Z] Encore broadcast: 'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner. The former president of NBC entertainment and architect of "Must See TV" analyzes the current need for quality television, as detailed in his book Top of the Rock. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#16151] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10339H] Developments From Syria * Explaining Campaign Dollars * New Computer Virus Sparks Fear * Graduating With Interest * Dolores Huerta Honored * Loss Of A Folk Icon duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:59 pm
    BBC World News America [#18151] duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:28 pm
    Curious George [#219] Curious George, Sea Monkey/Old McGeorgie Had a Farm * Curious George, Sea Monkey: George and the Man with the Yellow Hat are overjoyed when Professors Wiseman, Einstein and Pizza invite them onto a submarine trip to retrieve a small weather satellite that crashed from space. Their first underwater adventure! Along the ocean floor, George and the crew locate the satellite - but a gigantic coral reef stands in the way of its recovery and the only way to get to it is through a tiny tunnel traversable only by a certain monkey. So, clad in a scuba outfit equipped with a camera and microphone, George investigates the wild, world of life in a limestone coral reef. George is thrilled with all the colorful sights and sea-life and even makes a few fishy pals - but will the school of small coral sharks he encounters be as friendly?
    * Old McGeorgie Had a Farm: Oscar, the Renkin's prize pig, is in the State Finals but a disappointed Mr. Renkins is too busy with the farm to attend the big fair. Enter George and the Man with the Yellow Hat who volunteer to take over his work and save the day! All they have to remember is to collect exactly one gallon of milk from Leslie the cow and divide that gallon into four one-quart bottles, gather a dozen eggs for each carton, and keep track of exactly 6 hens, 8 chicks and 1 rooster. Cinchy! Except that George forgets the most important thing of all - the correct side on which to milk the cow. So a spooked Leslie starts a chain of chaos that has George and the Man scrambling to track down all their charges and stop bedlam in the barnyard.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:58 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#115H] Jump!/Slow Down for Sloths * Jump! - Nick and Sally can't jump high enough to get their balloon that is stuck up in a tree. Good thing The Cat knows some of the best jumpers ever! Off they go to Jumpalaroo to learn how to jump from nature's masters: grasshoppers, a kangaroo, and even a flea!
    * Slow Down for Sloths - Nick and Sally are trying to draw a picture of a butterfly but can't get close enough to see it. Cat takes them to meet Onslow the Sloth, who teaches the kids that when you slow down, the world comes to you. After lots of practice (and a race to see who's the slowest!), Nick and Sally are now able to get closer to the butterfly and finish their picture!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:28 pm
    Wild Kratts [#110H] Honey Seekers While on an adventure to discover the toughest animal in Africa, Martin and Chris uncover the amazing relationship between the Honey guide bird and Honey badger. A relationship that the Wild Kratt team uses to foil the evil plans of Chef Gourmand. Science Concepts: Symbiotic relationships. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10339H] Developments From Syria * Explaining Campaign Dollars * New Computer Virus Sparks Fear * Graduating With Interest * Dolores Huerta Honored * Loss Of A Folk Icon duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#31238Z] What happens if Greece leaves the Eurozone? With no clear answer, U.S. investors are still worried about the future. New York correspondent Suzanne Pratt has the latest on the European summit. Hewlett Packard beats earnings estimates as it announces laying off almost 10% of its workforce. New York Correspondent Erika Miller has an update. There are signs the U.S. could head into another recession. Get different views on what can be done to deal with a shrinking economy. Anchor Tom Hudson talks to two top economists. Trouble continues to brew for Facebook. Washington Correspondent Darren Gersh reports on the investigation into whether the social media site misled investors. Jobs & Vets: one Illinois program is training military personnel before they even hit the civilian workforce. Midwest Bureau Chief Diane Eastabrook reports. If you're wrestling with a pile of debt, it's time to take action. "I Will Teach You to Be Rich" author Ramit Sethi explains one man's game plan. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 pm
    QUEST [#111] Fatal Attraction: Birds and Wind Turbines/Fur Seal Pup Rescue * With California's ambitious renewable energy goal, the state needs wind power. But California's largest wind farm cluster at Altamont Pass unintentionally kills golden eagles, burrowing owls and other threatened birds. Now, wind companies, scientists and environmentalists are working to bird-proof these massive wind farms.
    * Californians don't normally see fur seals along local beaches, but lately fur seal pups have been stranding themselves in alarming numbers. Quest sails out with the Marine Mammal Center as they release these stowaways back into the wild and try to understand their mysterious behavior.
    * It's a typical evening at a San Francisco cafe - cappuccinos, conversation. and mathematical theorems? Bay Area "science cafes" have exploded in popularity, putting scientists and everyday folks face-to-face for casual science roundtables, no lecture notes required.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nature [#2703H] Black Mamba The black mamba is one of Africa's most dangerous and feared snakes, known for being very aggressive when disturbed. Rearing up with its head four feet above the ground, it strikes with deadly precision, delivering venom that is packed with three different kinds of toxins and is ten times more deadly than needed to kill an adult human. Without treatment the mortality rate is 100%, the highest among all venomous snakes in the world. Until now, little has been known about the black mamba's natural behavior in the wild because in Africa most people kill a black mamba on sight and feel lucky to have done so. But in the tiny country of Swaziland in southern Africa, a team of herpetologists has an entirely different "take" on these creatures and hopes their six-week study will change public perception of what they feel is the world's most misunderstood snake. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#3808H] Venom: Nature's Killer Venom scientists are in a race against time. Inside the bodies of many creatures, evolution has produced extreme toxic cocktails, all designed for one reason: to kill. It took millions of years to perfect these ultimate brews of proteins and peptides and we have only just begun to discover their potential. Now, the race is on to collect and study them before the animals that produce them disappear. But how does venom do its deadly work?
    Nova reveals how venom causes the body to shut down, arteries to bleed uncontrollably and limbs to go black and die. But nature's most destructive and extreme poisons could contain the building blocks for a new generation of advanced drugs that could treat heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity and cancer. This episode follows scientists on their expeditions to track down and capture the planet's most deadly creatures, risking life and limb just to tease out milligrams of venom and get it back to the lab. Find out how nature's deadliest cocktails could be medicine's brightest new hope.
    duration 54:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Inside Nature's Giants [#102H] Monster Python In Florida's Everglades, Mark Evans and Joy Reidenberg meet "python hunters" who are attempting to control the python population (approximately 100,000) through a cull. They join reptile expert Jeanette Wyneken to dissect two pythons: a nine-foot male and a 14-foot female. The program explores the science of slithering, as well as the development of "infra-red goggles" that let the snakes hunt warm-blooded prey in the dark and a flexible jaw that allows them to stretch their mouths around huge prey, including alligators. The scientists make an amazing discovery in the female: ovaries bulging with 40 egg follicles ready to be fertilized. Richard Dawkins describes how snakes evolved from four-legged lizard-like ancestors, and biologist Simon Watt finds out what it feels like to be crushed by a real-life python. duration 54:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1325] Left by the Ship JR, Charlene, Margarita and Robert are half American; they are among the many children born to U.S. servicemen who were stationed in military bases in the Philippines until 1992. Like most Filipino Amerasians, they were left behind by their biological fathers and largely forgotten. Over the course of two years, they delve into the psychological and social consequences of the U.S. military presence and its legacy. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18113H] (original broadcast date: 05/30/12)
    * Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense on his book "Known and Unknown"
    * Fawaz Gerges of the London School of Economics on his book "Obama and the Middle East: The End of America's Moment?"
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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