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KQED Plus: Friday, October 4, 2013

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Friday, October 4, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3004] Tavis talks with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Gregory Porter about his latest CD. Described as having "the next great voice in jazz," Porter reflects on his rise as a major talent. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    QUEST [#106H] Nanotechnology Takes Off and Journey into Darkness * From Lawrence Berkeley National Labs to Silicon Valley, researchers are manipulating particles at the atomic level, ushering in potential cures for cancer, clothes that don't stain, and solar panels as thick as a sheet of paper.
    * How do you prepare someone who is becoming blind? Quest follows seeing adults through their physical and psychological training as they learn to live in a world without sight.
    * Though you may not believe it, the Bay Area was home to the last whale hunting fleet in the United States - only a generation ago. Quest investigates how Richmond, California was part of a historic moment, and what remains today.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1112H] Installing A Ceiling Fan/Installing A Water Softener Host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron head to Denver to install a ceiling fan on a cathedral ceiling. Then, Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard visits New Jersey to install a water softener. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Ask This Old House [#1113H] Transplanting a Mature Rose Bush/Replacing Old Outdoor Lighting Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner temporarily transplant a mature rose bush while exterior work takes place. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What is it? " Afterward, Tom and Kevin replace old outdoor lighting with new fixtures. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Life On Fire [#104] Phoenix Temple Around the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua, life has struggled for thousands of years to re-emerge from the ashes. Underground, vampire and other bat species have colonized the miles of tunnels created by hot flowing magma. In the crater, parakeets and vultures have made nests on cliffs exposed to toxic gases. On the flanks of this still active mountain, the vegetation has been burnt away by lava flows leaving barren stretches that are recolonized over hundreds of years. At the foot of the volcano, fields, pastures and towns have grown over the oldest lava flows. In this harsh environment, nature struggles to conquer ash and lava before the next eruption erases its efforts ... and the phoenix must rise again. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    National Parks: America's Best Idea [#104H] Going Home (1920-1933) While visiting the parks was once predominantly the domain of Americans wealthy enough to afford the high-priced train tours, the advent of the automobile allows more people than ever before to visit the parks. Mather embraces this opportunity and works to build more roads in the parks. Some park enthusiasts, such as Margaret and Edward Gehrke of Nebraska, begin "collecting" parks, making a point to visit as many as they can. In North Carolina, Horace Kephart, a reclusive writer, and George Masa, a Japanese immigrant, launch a campaign to protect the last strands of virgin forest in the Smoky Mountains by establishing it as a park. In Wyoming, John D. Rockefeller Jr. begins quietly buying up land in the Teton Mountain Range and valley in a secret plan to donate it to the government as a park. duration 1:57:30   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Front Row Center [#102H] Colbie Caillat Armed simply with her dusky vocals and acoustic guitar, Caillat highlights her homespun hits including her first chart topper, "Bubbly," "Realize" and "Fallin' For You." duration 56:05   SRND51 TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#211] Creature Neighbors It's treasure hunt time in Animal Junction for the Kratt Brothers, Zoboo and all of their creature neighbors. With the help of two fox kits, Zoboo locates the first piece of the puzzle leading them to the treasure - but will they find the treasure itself? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#901H] Chuffing with Pride duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4264H] Goodbye Pacifier Curly Bear is unsure about giving up her binky, so Elmo tries to help. He remembers when he had a binky and how hard it was for him to say goodbye to it too. The first thing he tried was putting all his binkies in a box for Leela to give to her sister's new baby, but he missed his binkies so much that he searched around his room and found another one. Next, he tried exchanging his binky for a stuffed bunny at Hooper's Store, but that didn't work and he traded it back. Next, he tried leaving it for the binky fairy. Elmo put his binky under his pretend pillow, and Abby did her magic and turned the binky into a dollar bill, but then Elmo took that dollar and bought another binky with it! Baby Bear asks him how he finally gave up his binky, and Elmo explains that he had a talk with Gordon about being a big monster and trying to only use his binky sometimes until he finally wouldn't want it anymore. Then, they sang a song about saying goodbye to his binky, and at the end, Elmo was finally ready to give it up. After hearing the song, Curly Bear realizes that she is ready to say goodbye to her binky too, and hands it over to Baby Bear. Everyone is very proud of her, and she feels great about her decision. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#107] Clifford's Field Trip/Helping Paws * Clifford's Field Trip - The kids hide Clifford when he comes to the school fieldtrip.
    * Helping Paws - Clifford babysits the four mice.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#120] Clifford On Parade/Follow The Leader * Clifford on Parade - Emily and Charley are having a hard time deciding what kind of float to make for the annual Birdwell Parade. With a little help from Clifford, they learn the importance of compromise.
    * Follow the Leader - Cleo has a hard time giving up her role as " leader" in a game of Follow The Leader, but soon learns that playing with friends is more fun when everyone cooperates and takes turns with one another.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#134H] The Wind Did It Sid can't figure out who messed up the pile of leaves he raked up in the backyard. At school, Sid and his friends discover that wind is strong enough to make sand dunes, waves, move sail boats, and even blow away a pile of leaves! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    WordWorld [#304H] Think in the Rink/X Marks The Spot Think in the Rink - Duck and Dog want to join Sheep and Frog in their ice skating show. Although Frog warns Duck and Dog to be careful as they practice, the enthusiastic duo gets carried away and carelessly break the ice skating rink. Will Duck and Dog think up a good solution to the problem before the show begins? X Marks the Spot - Duck must search high and low for his letter X that has gone missing. His good pal Shark accompanies him. Duck hears the letter X everywhere he goes, but why can't he find it? And why does Shark have a stomachache? Both mysteries are solved when Frog builds an X-ray to look inside Shark's stomach. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#109] Curious George, Dog Counter/Squirrel for a Day * Curious George, Dog Counter - It's Dog Show Day! George and Professor Wiseman spend the day with all kinds of different dogs: big, small, hairy - and hungry. With the help of his sandwich, George tempts the winning dogs to follow him home to show The Man with the Yellow Hat. Once there, George can't keep track of all the dogs, so he and a worried Hundley come up with creative ways to sort and count the dogs in the apartment.
    * Squirrel For a Day - When Bill shows George how Jumpy Squirrel stores his food in the ground, George decides this is a pretty good idea and tries to store all the food in the country house in the ground too. The Man with the Yellow Hat rescues their supplies and tries to explain that they should only put things in the ground if they want them to grow. That sounds like another great plan. George tries to see what else might grow-will car keys grow into a car? Will a rubber band grow into an inner tube?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 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)
  • 11:00 am
    Super Why! [#131Z] The Magic Porridge Pot Oh no! Pig's new toy robot is out of control! The Super Readers fly into the story of The Magic Porridge Pot to rescue a little girl whose magical pot just won't stop making porridge! Will the Super Readers be able to help or will they end up with more porridge than even The Three Bears would know what to do with? Educational Objectives: To learn the importance of paying attention, uncover the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#225] Dinosaur Train Submarine: Maisie Mosasaurus/Date Night The Pteranodon family goes back underwater in the Dinosaur Train Submarine and meet Maisie and Marvin Mosasaurus, a daughter and father who are huge, fast-swimming lizards with flippers. Maisie and Shiny bond when they discover neither likes to go down deep in the water. The Pteranodons and Mosasaurus have a great time up near the ocean's surface, each family showing the other how they hunt and catch fish to eat. When Mrs. Pteranodon announces that she and Mr. Pteranodon are going on a special anniversary date that night, and the Pteranodon kids will have their first babysitter ever, the kids are not very happy. The babysitter is Keira Chirostenotes, a responsible, patient teenager. Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, and Don each take almost the whole evening to warm up to her. While Mom and Dad are on their date on the Dinosaur Night Train, Mom is relaxed, but Dad really misses the kids and can't stop thinking about them. In the end, Mom and Dad rush back to the nest to find all the kids and Keira having a great time! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4407H] Still Life with Cookie Cookie Monster learns how to control himself from eating his own paintings. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation, Art duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1204] Riff to the Rescue! A Wild West Adventure A spoof on the Wild West movies that have the dutiful Sheriff vs. the outlaw. Barney tells Riff, who's hesitant to become the captain of the baseball team, the story of his great-great-grandpa Riffle from the Wild West. Riffle was also hesitant to be the one in command, especially when Bossy Bop tries to manage the town. But after becoming the Sheriff, he proves that he can take charge and convince Bossy Bop to play well with others. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#513H] Creative Caillou Sarah's Kite: Caillou flies Sarah's kite...and accidentally crashes it into a tree. Determined to get a new kite for Sarah, Caillou is disappointed when Mommy can't find a store that sells them. When Daddy suggests they make a kite, Caillou isn't convinced it'll be better than a store-bought kite...until it's finally finished! Sarah and Caillou are thrilled with their homemade kite - because they made it together. Educational Objective: Making amends; store bought isn't necessarily better than homemade. Caillou's New Game: Caillou has some friends over and they want to play a game, only it's not quite working out for them. Mommy is painting Caillou's bedroom and he can't get to his toybox; Sarah's dog chews up his ball; and a tug-of-war results in a frayed skipping rope. When Caillou sees Mommy mixing paint from odds and ends, he decides to be creative too. He and pals create their own fun game! Educational Objective: A little ingenuity goes a long way! Shiny Reminder: Caillou promises to return Leo's special marker after borrowing it...only, he can't seem to remember to bring it to preschool! After a few failed attempts at remembering, Caillou finally realizes - with the help of Miss Martin and her sticky notes - that he needs something visual to help him remember...and a shiny sticker is just the trick! Educational Objective: It's important to return borrowed items; finding active ways to help oneself remember. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#902H] All Together Now duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Bob the Builder [#804H] Take Your Time! Whizzy Dizzy - The team is building a new workshop for Bob, and Dizzy decides to show him she is the fastest machine on the job! As Bob and Wendy clear out the old workshop, Bob finds some things that are precious to him! Whizzing around to prove her speedy usefulness, Dizzy spills paint on the ground - and concrete into the tin of Grandpa Billy's tools! Then she quickly speeds off to recycle Bob's old frame! But when she returns, she discovers that not only has she set Grandpa Billy's tools into concrete; she's also thrown away Bob's precious frame! Dizzy has an idea to make up for the mistakes she's made. Wendy helps to mount the concreted tools in the rescued frame, and hang it over the door of the new workshop. When Bob sees his new sign, he's over the moon! Travis' New Garage - The team has a big job today, building Travis a surprise garage. As Roley tries to find other lost things, he knocks over a pile of wood and then moves Wendy's saw without telling her. He even manages to whizz off into the fields and get himself lost! Bob and the team have to put down their tools and look for Roley. It's great to find lost things but not if it slows down the build. Now it looks like Travis's new garage won't be finished in time. Farmer Pickles had left a list of Travis' favorite things, to be put in his new garage to make him feel at home - but it's gone! When Roley puts the lost property skills to the test, he finds the list! Soon everything is gathered and Travis gets the garage he's always dreamed of! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#209H] Little Lemmings/Keep The Beat * Little Lemmings - It's cold outside, but Nick and Sally want to keep playing. Is there a way to stay warm out in the cold? Cat's friend Lars the Lemming will know! He lives in the Wundra-Bundra-Tundra. It's cold out, but with Lars' fur coat, he doesn't even notice! They help Lars find a new home, one where there's more food for him and his family and they discover that he uses the snow to help keep him warm! Back at home the kids wear two winter coats to help them keep warm. But what's even warmer than that, hot chocolate
    * Keep the Beat - Nick and Sally have been running around the backyard and now their chests are thumpity thumping! The Cat explains that that is their hearts boom boom booming! But why? wonders Sally. A visit to Dr. Giggles will answer that question. By shrinking down super small, they follow Dr. Giggles' directions to follow the path that blood takes, learning about how the heart is a pump. They watch Thing 2's heart beat faster when he runs, and slows down when he stops. With all this running around, their bodies are now making another sound - rumbling tummies!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#212] Buddies Martin and Chris are best buddies and Zoboo wants a special friend he can depend on as well. He meets a sea anemone and a clown fish, some sloth, langur monkeys and chital deer. At last he finds his own best buddy -Shark, the chameleon. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#108H] Build It Beaver The Wild Kratts team must lend a hand to help a beaver rebuild its damaged lodge and restore the ecosystem for all the creatures who live there. Science Concepts: Beavers make dams that block the flow of water down a stream. Through building dams, the beaver single-handedly transforms the landscape, creating homes for a variety of wildlife. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#1509] Buster's Garden of Grief/Through The Looking Glasses Buster's Garden of Grief - With Fritz gone, Buster is in charge of the community garden, but it proves to be too much for just one person. Can Buster and his friends put the "community" back in community gardening or will it end up getting paved over? Through the Looking Glasses - Arthur can't find his glasses and has to get new ones, but all the attention he is getting from these new hipper glasses has gone straight to his head! Buster figures that it's up to him to get the old Arthur back. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#118H] Best In Show/Truman on the Ball * Best in Show - Carolina decides to enter Francois in the dog show, and Helen just can't help herself. She has to enter Martha, too, so she can show Carolina who the true champion really is. A little competition between cousins isn't a bad thing, or is it?
    * Truman on the Ball - Why does Truman want to become a hobo and/or join the circus? Is he actually trying to run away? Maybe it has something to do with tomorrow's softball game, and the fact that Truman can't actually catch the ball. Can Martha and Alice help?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    WordGirl [#105] Chuck!/Down with Word Up * Chuck!: Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy tries to steal gold instead of sandwiches, which is confusing to everyone else. WG must decide which is a bigger threat to the city - Chuck's crimes, or Mr. Botsford's strange-smelling traditional family recipe.
    * Down With Word Up: The clever villain Granny May tricks the townspeople to turn against WordGirl - providing a cover for her latest crime spree. WordGirl must save the town and turn public opinion back to her side.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#109H] Voyage of the Butterflier XT Using Aviva's newly invented Butterflier XT, the miniaturized Kratt Brothers embark on the most incredible insect voyage in the world - the Monarch butterfly's 2,000 mile migration. Science Concepts: Life cycles. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32218] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, as the rhetoric in Washington gets louder, what should investors prepare for next week? And, even though the jobs report wasn't released today, entrepreneurs were still hard at work. So NBR will introduce you to a woman who started a business in her kitchen and became a big player in the baby food industry. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    New Tricks [#705] Good Morning Lemmings The team reinvestigates the death of celebrated graffiti artist Danny 'Flak' Tyler. duration 52:00   STEREO
  • 8:00 pm
    Father Brown [#101H] The Hammer of God Father Brown must find a killer before an innocent woman is sent to the gallows. duration 51:54   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:53 pm
    Death In Paradise [#101H] DI Richard Poole is sent to investigate an impossible murder on a tiny paradise island. duration 52:32   STEREO
  • 9:46 pm
    Sherlock Holmes [#401] The Sign of Four - Part 1 For months Holmes has been in the grip of the dreadful frustration of enforced inactivity. But, with the entrance of Mary Morstan, begins the adventure which Watson will later record as THE SIGN OF FOUR. The mysterious disappearance of her father years before, and an annual gift from an anonymous benefactor intrigues Holmes enough to become involved in the case. duration 54:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#239H] Wendell Berry: Poet & Prophet Wendell Berry, a quiet and humble man, has become an outspoken advocate for revolution. He urges immediate action as he mourns how America has turned its back on the land and rejected Jeffersonian principles of respect for the environment and sustainable agriculture. Berry warns, "People who own the world outright for profit will have to be stopped; by influence, by power, by us." In a rare television interview, this visionary, author - and farmer - discusses a sensible, but no-compromise plan to save the Earth.
    This week, Bill Moyers profiles this passionate advocate, a man of the land and one of America's most influential writers, whose prolific career includes more than forty books of poetry, novels, short stories, and essays. This one-on-one conversation was taped at Kentucky's St. Catharine College during a two-day celebrating Wendell Berry's life and ideas and marking the 35th anniversary of the publication of his landmark book, The Unsettling of America.
    Berry, described by environmental activist Bill McKibben as "a prophet of responsibility, " lives and works on the Kentucky farm where his family has tilled the soil for 200 years. He's a man of action as well as words. In 2011, he joined a four-day sit-in at the Kentucky governor's office to protest mountaintop mining, a brutally destructive method of extracting coal. Moyers explores Berry's views on civil disobedience as well as his strong opposition to agribusiness and massive industrial farms, as well as his support for sustainable farming and the local food movement.
    "It's mighty hard right now to think of anything that's precious that isn't endangered," Berry tells Moyers. "There are no sacred and unsacred places; there are only sacred and desecrated places. My belief is that the world and our life in it are conditional gifts. We have the world to live in on the condition that we will take good care of it. And to take good care of it we have to know it. And to know it and to be willing to take care of it, we have to love it."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3005] Tavis talks with former New York City mayor David Dinkins. The first African American mayor in New York City history, Dinkins reflects on leading the city during tumultuous times. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    Conversation with Michael Krasny The host of KQED Public Radio's "Forum" sits down with Dave Iverson to discuss his career and share some of his favorite stories. duration 24:01   STEREO TVG
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