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KQED Plus: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2591Z] Tavis talks with former US Secretary of Education Bill Bennett. The former official and host of the syndicated radio show Morning in America shares his inspiration for writing the text The Book of Man and assesses the growth in education inequality and the "Race to the Top" program. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    BBC World News [#122] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Revolutionaries [#112H] The Startup Game Author and venture capital pioneer Bill Draper in conversation with KQED's Dave Iverson. duration 53:13   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Masterpiece Classic [#3814H] Cranford - Part 2 In episode two, as winter approaches, Cranford is beset by sorrows and struggles to re-gain its confidence. When Dr. Harrison's housekeeper discovers a leg of mutton has been stolen on the very same night that store owner Mr. Johnson is mugged, the ladies decide that a crime wave has hit Cranford. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Masterpiece Classic [#3815] Cranford - Part 3 In episode three, Matty suffers great disappointment and, in a nostalgic mood one evening, decides to confide in Mary about Mr. Holbrook. The mention of India prompts Mary to write to Major Gordon to tell him that Jessie regrets her decision not to marry him. Also, Dr. Harrison visits the Rectory and formally asks the Reverend Hutton for permission to court Sophy. Meanwhile, Miss Pole invites the ladies of the town to a secret meeting to discuss Matty's crisis. United in their love for Matty, they decide to help her financially. duration 1:56:18   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century [#603H] History In this episode, artists Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley and Marina Abramovi? play with historical events, explore and expose commonly held assumptions about historic "truth" and create narratives based on personal experiences. duration 56:27   STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#218] Family Game When a baby African pygmy hedgehog comes to Animal Junction, Zoboo, tries to find the right family for her to live with. The Kratt Brothers explain that there are all different kinds of creature families, and they finally find the perfect family for the baby hedgehog. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#902H] All Together Now duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Raggs [#154] Flying The dogs call a club meeting to figure out how to get Razzles' kite out of the tree after she ignored their warning about the windy weather. B. Max invents the Flyboy 500 to help Pido pretend he can fly. The dogs have to figure out how to get Pido back after he flies away. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4288H] Stinky's Annual Birthday Flower Elmo and Zoe are coloring when they find out its Stinky the plant's birthday. Zoe and Elmo decide to get him a present. Elmo surprises Stinky by giving him a drum, but plants can't hold drumsticks. Zoe has an idea! What about a lovely tutu? Zoe surprises Stinky with a tutu to wear when he dances. Stinky tries to dance, but is unable to, as he is a plant in a pot! Rosita and Cookie Monster come along with their own presents. Rosita brings Stinky a guitar but his leaves scratch the strings and make a horrible sound. Next, Cookie Monster rushes in with a plate of cookies but plants don't eat cookies. Big Bird comes along and gives Stinky balloons. He ties the balloons to Stinky's pot, but Stinky begins to fly away! Luckily, Chris rescues him and brings him back safely to the ground. Elmo explains to Chris that they have been trying to get Stinky the perfect birthday gift. Chris reminds Elmo they should think about what Stinky would like for his birthday not what each of them would like. Elmo asks Stinky what plants need. That's easy! He already has soil, so he needs water, sunlight and love! Big Bird carries Stinky's pot over to a spot on the table in the sun, Cookie Monster carries over a pitcher of water and waters Stinky, and Zoe and Rosita give him a big hug! Then they throw him a big birthday party and sing about the importance of giving sun, water, and love to plants like Stinky! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#135] Jetta's Tall Tale/The Big Fetch Jetta feels a twinge of jealousy when the other children make a fuss over Emily Elizabeth's wonderful big pet Clifford, so she blurts out a story about her own wonderful big pet a huge parrot named Lulu. But the little lie quickly grows into a big mess, forcing Jetta to dress Clifford up as a bird to keep the lie from being exposed. Her conscience finally makes her do the right thing and she apologizes for having created the lie in the first place./ Vaz is new at being a paperboy and is struggling with getting the papers onto people's doorsteps. Cleo steps in and discovers that she can earn treats by helping out! She recruits Clifford and T-bone and together they enjoy helping Vaz out and getting treats. But before long Cleo has forgotten about the helping out part and is only concerned with getting treats. Clifford and T-bone help her rediscover that helping for its own sake is its own reward. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#442] Doing It Together! Caillou and Leo are playing with their rocket ships in the park. Rosie wants to help them build the space station but she accidentally wrecks it. At home, Caillou and Leo continue their space game and are thrilled when Mr. Hinkle gives them a cardboard box which they transform into a rocket ship. On a winter day, Dad and Caillou go over to Grandpa's with their skates. What was supposed to be a skating outing becomes a shoveling chore because of all the snow that has accumulated in Grandpa's driveway. Soon, Caillou finds a way to turn this into a game and has a lot of fun making snow castles. When Caillou and Rosie stay at Grandma and Grandpa's house, Grandpa uses pop bottles and a rubber ball to create a bowling alley in the backyard. Grandpa teaches Caillou to bowl, but when he is called inside, it's Caillou's turn to teach as he shows Rosie how to play. Caillou accidentally spills the rest of the milk before Rosie could get her cereal. She is very upset and Caillou suggests they go get some more milk at the corner store. At the street intersection, he shows Mom that he knows when it is time to cross safely. Caillou is excited when Miss Martin takes him and his friends to the park for some special activities. The rules are not easy to grasp, and the kids have a few comical mishaps in the process. Caillou discovers that you don't always have to win to be proud of yourself. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:30 am
    WordWorld [#301] A String's The Thing/J-J-Jelly A String's the Thing - After Duck accidentally turns on Frog's new cake frosting machine, the WordFriends must find the right "ing" word to stop it from covering WordWorld in delicious frosting. J-J-Jelly - Pig asks Bear and Sheep to help him make jars for the jelly pumping from his jelly machine. However, when they aren't able to make jars fast enough, the kitchen quickly begins filling up with the purple, oozy treat! Only by working together are the friends able to find a way to contain all of the jiggling jelly. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#607H] Feeling Antsy/Maple Monkey Madness * Feeling Antsy - George loves starting the day off with a big breakfast, but more food lands on the floor than in his mouth. As George cleans up his mess, he spots an army of ants, something the Man with the Yellow Hat warned his messy monkey about. With some help from his friend Hundley, can a monkey and dog come up with a plan to get rid of the unwelcome houseguests or does George have hundreds of new roommates?
    * leaving the Man with the Yellow Hat with a dry stack of flapjacks. George learns that maple syrup comes from trees, so he and Allie team up to replenish the Man's syrup supply. After tapping lots of trees, tasting bitter sap, and turning sap into syrup at the Renkins' sugar shack, George is finally able to bring home syrup for the Man...just in time for dinner!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#127H] Be Cool/Elephant Walk * Be Cool - Phew, it's hot outside! How are Sally and Nick going to stay cool? Cat suggests that they should visit some friends in the Dizzle-dazzle Desert to learn how to keep cool. They learn that some animals are light coloured, some stay out of the sun, and some, like Tommy the coolest toad around, just mooove sloooow. Nick and Sally take their advice, but Cat has an even better idea - run through a sprinkler!
    * Elephant Walk - When building a toy construction set, Nick and Sally wonder if there's such thing as a one-thing-does-it-all tool. Well, the Cat knows just who to visit to find out - Themba the African elephant! Themba, and her daughter Efia, show the Cat and the kids all the different things their trunks can do. Nick and Sally realize that elephant trucks are just like hands, so they already have a one-thing-does-it-all tool!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Super Why! [#120Z] The Emperor's New Clothes Littlest Pig is very embarrassed. Jill wants him to wear a bucket on his head for their game, and he feels just plain silly! The Super Readers dive into the tale of The Emperor's New Clothes and meet an Emperor who doesn't want to look ridiculous either! Trouble is, his clothes seem to be invisible, and there's nothing sillier than a parade in your underwear! Educational Objectives: To learn about communicating feelings, follow the alphabet, practice spelling skills and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#202H] Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 3/Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 4 The dinosaurs travel to the "big city" of Laramidia for the Theropod Convention! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4296H] Inspected By 4 Leela, Telly and Elmo are folding clothes in the Laundromat when Inspector 4, Judah Friedlander, comes along to inspect for things that are in groups of four. Inspector 4 can't find four of anything and threatens to shut down the Laundromat! Luckily, Elmo suggests counting the bottles of fabric softener. Time to count! 1,2,3,4! There are four bottles of fabric softener. They pass the number 4 inspection! Next, Inspector 4 visits Mr. Hooper's store. Inspector 4 inspects the peanut butter sandwiches. Oh no! There are ten sandwiches and ten is more than four. Telly gets an idea! What if he eats some of the peanut butter sandwiches? Telly eats one sandwich, then two, and then three more sandwiches so that only four sandwiches remain. Hooper's store passes the number 4 inspection! Last, Inspector 4 looks around the steps of Sesame Street and sees the letter "R" standing next to a rake. The Inspector 4 threatens to shut down the letter "R" because he only has one thing that begins with the letter "R," rake. Elmo has an idea! What if they find three other things that begin with the letter "R" and add them together? Elmo, Telly and the letter "R" find a Rose, a Rock, and a Rodent. They did it! They found four things that begin with the letter "R"! Inspector 4's mission is completed! duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1210] The Reluctant Dragon, A Fairy Tale Adventure Barney teaches that you can't tell from the outside what someone might be like on the inside. He does this by telling a story about a dragon that wasn't at all what others thought she was. The villagers were afraid of her, but it turns out, she wasn't scary at all...as a matter of fact, she was a very nice dragon who liked to knit socks and drink tea! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#303] Caillou The Builder * Caillou the Road Builder - There's been a big storm and the playschool yard is littered with branches and other debris. The children all pitch in to help clean up the playground . When Caillou and his friends, Leo and Clementine, finish their cleanup duties they decide to build a road through the sandlot. Using simple tools and their imaginations they lay out a road, build a bridge, dig a tunnel, and even plant a tree fashioned from a leafy twig.
    * Caillou's Building Adventure - When Daddy and Grandpa help a charity build a new home for a needy family, Caillou comes along to help hand out sandwiches. He gets to watch the grownups at work, and imagines himself as a construction worker. He also meets a new friend, Frankie, who shows Caillou where his new bedroom will be.
    * House in the Sky - Mommy and Caillou go to visit an old friend of Mom's and her four-year-old son Kevin. Caillou is surprised to find that Kevin lives in a house in the sky - in an apartment building! He's never been in one before and finds it to be quite an adventure. He likes riding the elevator, and how the view of the city below is just like looking down on the ants in his backyard.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#903H] If A Job's Worth Doing duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Sid the Science Kid [#224H] The Big Cheese! While surfing the Internet on the computer with his Mom, Sid finds a funny picture showing that the moon is made of green, glowing, cheese! Sid thinks this is amazing, and when he goes to school, he relays his newfound moon information to his friends, who are equally enthralled. When they tell Susie what they learned, Susie explains something very important-not everything you find on the computer is true! And someone that really understands that notion is visiting today, it's Gabriela's Mom! Dr. Rosalinda Cordova is a marine biologist so she does lots of research on the computer, but it's not the only thing she uses. She tells the kids that when she does research, she reads books at the library, makes observations, asks experts, and looks at websites with good information. Then she gives the kids their very own research project, where they break into two teams and investigate all the living things they can find around the school. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#127H] Be Cool/Elephant Walk * Be Cool - Phew, it's hot outside! How are Sally and Nick going to stay cool? Cat suggests that they should visit some friends in the Dizzle-dazzle Desert to learn how to keep cool. They learn that some animals are light coloured, some stay out of the sun, and some, like Tommy the coolest toad around, just mooove sloooow. Nick and Sally take their advice, but Cat has an even better idea - run through a sprinkler!
    * Elephant Walk - When building a toy construction set, Nick and Sally wonder if there's such thing as a one-thing-does-it-all tool. Well, the Cat knows just who to visit to find out - Themba the African elephant! Themba, and her daughter Efia, show the Cat and the kids all the different things their trunks can do. Nick and Sally realize that elephant trucks are just like hands, so they already have a one-thing-does-it-all tool!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#223] Ants & Eaters When an anteater shows up, Zoboo worries that it will eat a colony of ants living in Animal Junction. He tries to broker a peace agreement between the creatures. Zoboo learns that even though anteaters need ants to survive, ants have many ways of protecting themselves from anteaters. Predation is part of life in the creature world and every creature has what she needs to survive. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#124H] Kerhonk When Martin's and Chris' Creature Power Suits unexpectedly get jammed in Proboscis monkey mode and the top monkey of the troop is injured protecting a youngster from a crocodile, the Kratt brothers find themselves stepping into the injured monkey's role. While Aviva nurses the monkey back to health, Chris and Martin must keep the troop together and soon discover the important communication function of the proboscis monkeys strangest feature - his huge, droopy, bulbous nose! They uncover some of the different methods animals utilize to communicate important information to each other. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#1504] Cents-Less/Buster The Lounge Lizard * Cents-Less - Mr. Ratburn decides it's time for his class to learn a little about money - or, rather, the lack of it. For the entire weekend, no one in the class can spend a cent. Will the kids survive!? And can't Muffy just use her credit card?? Or will she figure out how to use an actual skill and - barter?
    * Buster the Lounge Lizard - Buster has the brand-new Dark Bunny Dark Buggy, complete with grappling hook and voice commands! But with all its bells and whistles, the Buggy seems to have a mind of its own and has zoomed its way into the mysterious teacher's lounge, where no student dares to enter. Until - now?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#129H] Virtually Martha/Martha Vs. Robot * Virtually Martha - While playing with Alice's laptop computer, Martha accidentally hits the wrong button and gets zapped inside! Will Helen figure out a way to get her out of there before those marauding video monsters gobble her up?
    * Martha vs. Robot - Alice's family gets a robotic pet called Dynamo who can do everything a real dog can do and help you with your math homework. Martha decides to show that she's even more perfect than the perfect pet, so Helen won't replace her with a mechanical mutt. If that fails, can she work with Nelson to get rid of Dynamo?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    The Electric Company [#208H] Bluefoot Hector tries to debunk the myth of a mysterious creature called Bluefoot. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    BBC World News [#21122Z] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#31217Z] Sell in May and walk away? Some Wall Street investors are saying not so fast, New York Correspondent Suzanne Pratt has the latest on stocks. News Corp. gets a slap in the face as Rupert Murdoch gets told he's not fit to run the company. Washington Bureau Chief Darren Gersh reports. Industry leader Chesapeake Energy is getting a change in leadership. Anchor Tom Hudson examines the CEO's move to step down as chairman. How Facebook is boosting the California economy. The Golden State treasurer Bill Lockyer shares details with Anchor Susie Gharib. Canada, America's biggest trading partner, has a shrinking economy. The CEO of financial company Desjardins talks to Anchor Tom Hudson about the impact of the Canadian economy. Student debt isn't the problem, it's the cost of college. "Rush" author Todd Buchholz gives his take on the hot campaign issue. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 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
  • 8:00 pm
    Nova [#3909] Cracking Your Genetic Code What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information in our DNA - all three billion chemical letters of it - read, stored and available for analysis? As Nova reveals, we stand on the verge of a revolution in medicine, the first effects of which are already upon us. We meet cancer patients returned to robust health and a cystic fibrosis sufferer breathing easily, because scientists have been able to pinpoint and neutralize the genetic abnormalities underlying their conditions. But we also meet ethicists convinced we need to consider the moral dilemmas raised by the new technology. Will it help or hurt us to know that we are likely to come down with a serious disease? What if such information falls into the hands of insurance companies, employers, prospective mates? Should parents be allowed to select embryos with specific characteristics? Both ominous and promising, the new era of personalized, gene-based medicine is one thing for certain: it's relevant to everyone. Because soon you will be deciding whether to join the ranks of those who know what their genes reveal. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova scienceNOW [#502H] Can We Live Forever? Why do our bodies fall apart over time? Is there any way to stop the process? How well can we build body parts and organs to replace ones that get damaged? Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    America Revealed [#103H] Electric Nation Our modern electric power grid has been called the biggest and most complex machine in the world -- delivering electricity to over 300 million Americans over 200,000 miles of high tension transmission lines. But even though the grid touches almost every aspect of our lives, it's a system we know very little about. In this episode, Yul Kwon will travel around the country to understand its intricacies, its vulnerabilities and the remarkable ingenuity required to keep the electricity on every day of the year. duration 54:16   SRND51 TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1223H] Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo Beginning in the modern day and working backward, this documentary explores the history of Japan's love affair with bugs. Using insects like an anthropologist's toolkit, the film uncovers Japanese philosophies that will shift viewers' perspectives on nature, beauty and life, and counter the exigencies of day-to-day life. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2592Z] Tavis talks with Emmy-winning Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts, who reflects on the experience of writing her latest text, My Story, My Song, with her mother and how, through their collaboration, they learned more about each other. Tavis also talks with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, who discusses the challenge of making an album of love songs, how he hones his craft as a songwriter and the backstory of the title of his latest CD, "Love Is a Four Letter Word." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    BBC World News [#123] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
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