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KQED Plus: Friday, April 27, 2012

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Friday, April 27, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2589Z] Tavis talks with Ayad Akhtar about his first novel American Dervish. The actor-writer talks about the real-life experiences that inspired the book, relates Islam to Christianity and discusses his challenges as a storyteller to expose new truths that readers would not normally consider. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    BBC World News [#118] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#911] General contractor Tom Silva helps an old friend repair the loose carpeting on his staircase. Then, landscape contractor Roger Cook shows host Kevin O'Connor several different types of shovels and other tools for digging. Afterward, Kevin heads to California where he and a local electrician help a Pasadena homeowner by installing recessed lights in a kitchen ceiling. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Ask This Old House [#912] Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps homeowners reduce their utility bills by installing a new forced-air furnace and air conditioning system. After that, general contractor Tom Silva assists a homeowner in repairing damage to her oak flooring that was caused by a leaky radiator. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    New Tricks [#706] Fashion Victim The team reinvestigate the murder of fashion designer Ritchie Levene duration 52:07   STEREO
  • 3:00 am
    Doc Martin [#508Z] Ever After Mrs. Tishell's (Selina Cadell) long-standing crush on Dr. Martin Ellingham takes a dramatic turn in this final episode in the series. Fuelled by a cocktail of drugs Mrs. Tishell can no longer hide her unrequited love for the doc, and decides she must take drastic action. Her husband Clive (Malcolm Storry) arrives back unexpectedly from his work on the oil rigs announcing his intention to retire so they can spend more time together. It's now or never for Mrs. Tishell to make her romantic notions of a relationship with the doc come true. With Doc and Louisa's baby in her care, she boards a bus out of the village leaving an enigmatic message for Dr. Ellingham to meet them at the castle. duration 46:41   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:48 am
    William and Mary [#106] William goes ahead with his plans to sell the business. Reuben reveals his true colours, and at the last minute, fearing that William will follow through his plans to relocate to New Zealand, Mary realises how much he means to her. duration 47:36   STEREO TVG
  • 4:36 am
    Pickin' & Trimmin' At a small town North Carolina barbershop, Lawrence Anthony and David Shirley have been cutting hair and in the back, playing music for over 40 years. The atmosphere is laid back, the conversation free, and the music a cut above the rest. An engagingly genuine slice of old time Americana. Directed by Matt Morris. duration 22:42   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Swimming In Auschwitz This program interweaves the stories of six Jewish women imprisoned inside the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during the Holocaust. The women maintained a spiritual resistance against their Nazi aggressors through prayer, community, music and even humor. They speak of camp families and faith, uplifting one another while trying to retain their humanity. Their compelling testimonials reveal the power of laughter and community, even in the face of evil. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#216] Grow, Zoboo, Grow The Kratt Brothers are taking care of a human baby and a baby red kangaroo, and Zoboo wants to help the two babies grow. Martin and Chris show Zoboomafoo that all creatures grow, but to do so they need rest, food and play. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#513] Mistakes Thomas wants to be a hero just like the fireman who is to receive a medal from Lady Hatt. He goes around the track causing havoc trying to find disasters where there are none.
    Mr. Percival is holding a special winter party. All the narrow gauge engines are to deliver party supplies to Mr. Percival's house. Freddie is at the wharf with his friend Colin the crane who has never been to a party because he is fixed in place. Freddie has an idea to hold the party at the wharf so Colin can be there too. Freddie tries to reorganize everything, but in doing so the party nearly doesn't happen. Freddie sees Mr. Percival and confesses what has happened. Freddie learns that he should have asked first and is allowed to go and put everything right.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Raggs [#152] Party It's Puppy Party Day, and B. Max gets a little carried away with the plans. The dogs help show him how much fun it can be to plan a party together. Plus, the dogs are invited to Larry the Labrador's party, but since Trilby has not met him, she is not sure she wants to go. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4277H] Falling Leaves It is a windy autumn day on Sesame Street, and Chris, Elmo, and Rosita hear Stinky calling from underneath a pile of leaves. They dig him out but he says that it will just happen again since he gets covered with leaves every single day. Rosita suggests that they try to figure out which tree the leaves are coming from by taking a leaf that fell on Stinky and comparing it to leaves on some of the surrounding trees to find a match. So the leaf detectives start their investigation by counting the points on their leaf and comparing the color, shape, and size with other leaves until they find one that looks the same. When they discover which tree the leaf came from, Leela and Chris explain that the tree is deciduous, which means it will lose its leaves every fall and grow them back every spring. Since Stinky doesn't want to move, they all think of ways that they can protect him from the falling leaves. First Elmo and Rosita try an umbrella, but Stinky explains that it's not good since it blocks the sunlight. Then they try a big clear bowl that will let in the sunlight, but Stinky tells them that it will keep out the raindrops that he needs. Then they spot some mosquito netting that will let sunlight and rain through but keep the leaves out. Using the netting, small tools and some wood, they build the perfect covering for Stinky and solve the problem! He is so happy that he has such great friends to help him. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#131] Doggie Garden/Captain Birdwell's Treasure * Doggie Garden - Its Keep Birdwell Beautiful month and the kids are doing their part by planting a flower garden. Seeing this, the dogs decide to create a doggie flower garden of their own. But when Cleo hears that almost anything grows in Birdwell Island soil, she decides shed much rather grow a garden full of dog toys! She soon learns, however, that working alone for a selfish end is not nearly as rewarding as working together for the whole community.
    * Captain Birdwell's Treasure - Clifford and his dog friends find the long-lost trunk of Captain Birdwell, filled with wonderful items brought to the Island by the explorer long ago. But through a misunderstanding, Jetta is given credit for the discovery. She knows that telling the truth is the right thing to do, but she can't resist the promise of a gold medal award. It doesn't take long for her to realize, however, that awards don't give much pleasure when they're not deserved.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#319] Springtime for Caillou * Caillou's Valentines - It's Valentine's Day and Daddy surprises Mommy with a bouquet of roses at breakfast. Caillou is intrigued by the cupid on his card from Mommy. At playschool the children make valentines for all their friends. Caillou imagines he's cupid when he is delivering his cards to the appropriate mailboxes, but is upset to find he's lost his special card for his best friend Leo. Luckily, with Miss Martin's help he makes a new one and Leo really likes it! < br />* Hello Spring! - Caillou is very sad when his snowman melts away in the warm spring sunshine. He doesn't want winter to end. He helps Daddy clean up the yard and learns about composting. And during a walk in the park he is reminded of all the good things about spring - the birds returning, the warm weather, the fun things he can do outside. By the time they return home and Caillou finds the first crocuses of spring, he has decided that he's glad spring is here.
    * Caillou's April Fool - Daddy plays an April Fool's trick on Mommy, setting all the clocks ahead one hour. They explain all about April Fool's Day to Caillou, who is determined to join in the fun. The hard part however, is thinking of a good trick to play. After a couple of unsuccessful attempts, Caillou plays a couple of good tricks on Mommy and on Daddy too. April Fool!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    WordWorld [#122H] Play Ball/M Is for Map * Play Ball! - The WordFriends play an exciting game of baseball, but Robot has never played before. With some practice, and a lot of encouragement from his WordFriends, Robot learns the game and turns into a slugging machine!
    * M is for Map - After a fun day of adventuring through the jungle, Sheep and Bear discover they are lost - and it's almost dark! In their haste to get home before sunset, the WordFriends lose the letters to their map. They have to sound out and hunt down the letters in "map" - but with Adventure Sheep leading the way, nothing is ever easy!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#209] Monkey Stagehand/Magic Garden * Monkey Stagehand: Bill needs some help behind the scenes of the town talent show and George happily volunteers. So Bill shows George the ropes, literally, and the two friends practice working the pulleys that control the curtains and scenery, and the levers for the stage trapdoors. After a few mishaps in rehearsal George takes extra care and practice in preparing for the show, and on the big night everything goes smoothly - until Bill falls through a trap door and ends up beneath the stage, leaving George alone! But knowing that the show must go on, George gathers up his courage, ingenuity - and all his hands and feet! - to prove that he's an outstanding stagehand after all.
    * Magic Garden: Chef Pisghetti is running low on fresh vegetables and George tries to help by weeding the Chef's rooftop garden. George doesn't know greenery, however, and ends up pulling out all of the vegetables right along with the weeds! Now the Chef must replant everything and wait for the vegetables to grow. But George doesn't want Chef Pisghetti to have to close the restaurant, so he replaces the seeds with vegetables from his refrigerator at home. Will the Chef discover that what made his garden grow overnight wasn't in fact magic fertilizer - but a hairy elf?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#135H] Super Cleaner Uppers/Itty Bitty Water * Seaweed Superhero - Nick and Sally are cleaning up the backyard when they come across a yucky apple core. Who's going to pick it up? The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet the best cleaner-upper there is, Sandy the Sand Hopper! Sandy teaches them the difference between natural "garbage" and man-made trash, and how some animals use the natural garbage as food. Back at home, they put the trash in a garbage bag, and the apple core in the garden for Wriggles the worm to enjoy!
    * Itty Bitty Water - Nick and Sally are about to dump out the water in their kiddie pool when The Cat stops them - water is too precious to waste even a drop! Off they go to the Drippety Dry Desert to meet three creatures who are experts at conserving water. Back at home, they think of other ways to use the water in the pool instead of just dumping it out - like giving Cat a bath!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Super Why! [#115Z] The Frog Prince Princess Pea wants to do ballet, and Spider wants to spin webs, so how will these two friends play together? To find some answers, the Super Readers check out the Frog Prince and meet another Princess who can't see eye-to-eye with her friend. Will the Super Readers be able to help the Princess and the Frog kiss and make up?
    Educational Objectives: To learn about compromise, practice the alphabet and rhyme with UMP words. Preschoolers discover that the power to read will change the story.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#139H] Paulie Pliosaurus/Elmer Visits The Desert * Paulie Pliosaurus - The Pteranodon family takes the Dinosaur Train underwater to visit a marine reptile called Paulie Pliosaurus, a creature known as the "T. rex of the Ocean." Buddy and Paulie compare features and find that they actually have a lot in common.
    * Elmer Visits the Desert - Our Pteranodon family takes their ocean friend Elmer Elasmosaurus on the Dinosaur Train to a place he's never been before: the desert! Once there, the kids compare the sandy terrain to Elmer's ocean, and they meet a local lizard named Percy who tells the tale of his desert home.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4262H] The Latinization of Marco Gina is reading a book to Marco about the Spanish names for animals. Rosita asks what she is doing and Gina explains that since Marco was born in Guatemala where people speak Spanish, she would like him (and herself) to learn Spanish too. Rosita explains that there is so much more to learn and dashes off to get her guitar. She plays a little guitarrra for them, and then zips off to get more instruments, claves, maracas, guiro, and a bongo, and sings a song about "musica." After they finish singing, Rosita tells Gina that there is also baile which is the Spanish word for dance. Rosita dances the tango, merengue, and conga, and sings a fun song about other kinds of Spanish dances. Next, Rosita tells Gina and Marco all about different comidas which is the Spanish word for food, and chefs deliver a delicious feast for them to enjoy. Rosita says that with musica, baile, and comida there's one thing you have to do- have a fiesta with your amigos! Everyone shows up to the party and sings about being "amigos". duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1208] The Amazing Captain Pickles, A Hero Adventure BJ learns a lesson about bragging when he tells everyone that he, Captain Pickles, can leap over the moon! Baby Bop (also known as Wonder Princess) has some serious doubts about who is the greatest superhero! Barney helps BJ learn the importance of being honest! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#301] Caillou The Detective * Where's Gilbert? - Gilbert has gone missing and Caillou is very concerned. A search of the neighbourhood and the local animal shelter turns up nothing. Caillou thinks about what it would be like to have other kinds of pets, but concludes that Gilbert is the perfect pet and he wants him back! Luckily when they return home Gilbert is waiting for them on the porch.
    * Where I Saw it Last - After a day in the park and a visit to an ice cream parlour with Jeffrey and Jason, Caillou realizes that he has misplaced his new toy car. Mom encourages him to remember where he saw it last. The last place Caillou remembers having it is in the ice cream parlour. When they return Caillou is happy to find that the waitress has his missing car!
    * Lost in the Jungle - Caillou learns all about the jungle at playschool, and decides it would be an exciting place for a game of hide and seek. The other children join in - Leo hides, and the others pretend to be birds, snakes, monkeys and even a lion. Caillou follows the clues until he finally finds Leo, and the brave explorer is happy to see his friend.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#901H] Chuffing with Pride duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Sid the Science Kid [#120H] Sid's Health Day Sid wonders what is the best way to always stay healthy? At school, Sid and his friends discover that there's lots of ways to stay healthy: washing hands to avoid germs, eating nutritious foods, brushing teeth, and exercising! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#135H] Super Cleaner Uppers/Itty Bitty Water * Seaweed Superhero - Nick and Sally are cleaning up the backyard when they come across a yucky apple core. Who's going to pick it up? The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet the best cleaner-upper there is, Sandy the Sand Hopper! Sandy teaches them the difference between natural "garbage" and man-made trash, and how some animals use the natural garbage as food. Back at home, they put the trash in a garbage bag, and the apple core in the garden for Wriggles the worm to enjoy!
    * Itty Bitty Water - Nick and Sally are about to dump out the water in their kiddie pool when The Cat stops them - water is too precious to waste even a drop! Off they go to the Drippety Dry Desert to meet three creatures who are experts at conserving water. Back at home, they think of other ways to use the water in the pool instead of just dumping it out - like giving Cat a bath!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#221] Hot and Cold A Gila monster and snow leopard come to visit and the Kratt Brothers turn Animal Junction into both a hot and cold place so Zoboo's friends can stay for a while. Martin, Chris and Zoboo figure out how to adapt to living in different climates, creature style. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#123H] Cheetah Racer Chris and Martin announce that no creature or vehicle can travel as fast over the rough and tumble African savannah as the cheetah. Aviva takes the challenge and declares she will build a ground racer that can run even faster than a cheetah. Of course Zach wants to prove that he is a better inventor than Aviva and joins the race. The team, inspired by the cheetah, "revs up" to explore the different functions required for speed build a cheetah racer and win the race. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#217] Francine Redecorates/Arthur The Loser Francine likes bats and lizards, while Catherine's taste runs to lace. Normally, it's fun to be different, but not if you're two sisters sharing the same room. In part two, Arthur really wants to say "I win! " But whether it's basketball or a board game, Arthur just can't stop losing. Is it really so wrong to cheat a little? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#309H] Martha Acts Up/Ronald Is In * Martha Acts Up - Mrs. Boxwood offers Martha a part in Alice in Wonderland, and Martha is thrilled at her new chance to become a star of the stage. But when Martha finds out what she's cast as, she's horrified. Vocabulary: (E) character(s), motivat(e)(ation), portray(s) , psychology, instinct(ual) (I) part, actors, play, line(s), show. < br />* Ronald Is In - When Ronald finds a book on psychology, he becomes the expert on everyone's "problems." Is his cure worse than the complaint? Vocabulary: (E) attitude, diagnose(is)(ed)(ing), emulate(ing), mimic(ing) (I) mental, borrow, worried, used book(s), yogurt. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    The Electric Company [#205] The Great Compromise The Electric Company and the Pranksters have to work together to preserve their ability to use their special powers in the neighborhood. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    BBC World News [#21118Z] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#31215Z] The economy squeezed along in the first quarter, but corporate earnings are firing on all cylinders. New York Correspondent Erika Miller looks at what's behind the disconnect. From Apple to Amazon, an update on earnings season. New York Correspondent Suzanne Pratt reports. A bill to freeze rates on student loans makes it past the house, but why is the White House threatening to veto? Washington Correspondent Sylvia Hall reports. Meet the man who coined the term "crowdsourcing." Jeff Howe talks to NBR Anchor Susie Gharib about why the internet is driving the future of business. Strong earnings will push stocks higher, but forget about gold. That's what Forecasts & Strategies' Mark Skousen is telling Anchor Tom Hudson. He's this week's Market Monitor guest. Why it's important to be able to look at something with a different point of view. Author and Educator Lou Heckler explains why in "Lou's Been Thinking." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Rosemary and Thyme [#303] Seeds of Time Caroline Pargeter, the granddaughter of the famous botanist Edwin Pargeter, is selling her house and has asked Rosemary and Laura to tidy up the garden and reorganize the Seed Museum created by Edwin, before Caroline and her aging aunt move out. When a mysterious Southern American man is found dead in the Pargeter's back garden, it looks as if there is more to Edwin's seed collection than meets the eye. Rosemary involves her colleague at the Royal Horticultural Society at Kew Gardens, and the intrepid detectives attempt to identify the mysterious seeds before they fall into the wrong hands. duration 46:39   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Inspector Morse [#405] Deceived By Flight, Part 1 Morse and Lewis investigate the apparent suicide of an old acquaintance of Morse, who happens to be a member of the Clarets XI cricket team. Lewis is sent in to work undercover, but before the case is solved, a second man is murdered and Lewis himself is attacked by someone wielding a cricket bat. duration 58:45   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Inspector Morse [#406] Deceived By Flight, Part 2 Morse and Lewis investigate the apparent suicide of an old acquaintance of Morse, who happens to be a member of the Clarets XI cricket team. Lewis is sent in to work undercover, but before the case is solved, a second man is murdered and Lewis himself is attacked by someone wielding a cricket bat. duration 57:28   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Sherlock Holmes [#104] The Crooked Man Holmes and Watson visit Aldershot, to investigate the violent death of Colonel James Barclay. A tragic love story is unveiled which exposes the identity of a horribly deformed man, the "crooked man". His involvement in the case begins to place doubt in Holmes' mind - could Barclay have died of natural causes? duration 51:34   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#116H] Big Money, Big Media, Big Trouble Big money and big media have coupled to create a 'Disney World' of democracy in which TV shows, televised debates, even news coverage is being dumbed down, just as the volume is being turned up. The result is a public certainly more entertained, but less informed and personally involved than they should be, says Marty Kaplan, director of USC's Norman Lear Center and an entertainment industry veteran. This weekend, Bill Moyers talks with Kaplan about how taking news out of the journalism box and placing it in the entertainment box is hurting democracy and allowing special interest groups to manipulate the system.
    "It's all about combat. If every political issue is [represented by] combat between two polarized sides, then you get great television because people are throwing food at each other," Kaplan tells Moyers. "And you have an audience that hasn't a clue at the end of the story, which is why you'll hear, 'Well, we'll have to leave it there.' The problem is that there's not that much information out there if you're an ordinary citizen. You can ferret it out, but it ought not be like that in a democracy," Kaplan says. "Education and journalism were supposed to, according to our founders, inform our public and make democracy work."
    Later on the show, Bill talks about Florida Rep. Allen West and shocking modern-day McCarthyism. Wasn't this lesson already learned?
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2590Z] Tavis talks with artist-producer-songwriter Steve Tyrell about his newest CD "I'll Take Romance". The Grammy winner highlights his career and his R&B background and reflects on developing his own sound as an artist. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    BBC World News [#119] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
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