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KQED Plus: Saturday, December 7, 2013

Channels 9.2 •  54.1, 25.2 | XFINITY 10 and HD 710

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Saturday, December 7, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3050] Tavis talks with members of two pioneering music groups: the groundbreaking hip-hop group Sugarhill Gang and R&B group The Whispers.
    Michael Wright and Guy O'Brien, better known as Wonder Mike and Master Gee of the Sugarhill Gang, recount their cautionary tale of youth, success and the small print on contracts. Whispers founding members Wallace and Walter Scott discuss their 50 years of harmonies that began on the street corners of Watts, CA.
    duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 12:30 am
    KQED NEWSROOM [#107H] Employees Push for Living Wage, 'Extreme by Design' and Remembering Nelson Mandela
    Employees Push for Living Wage
    Fast-food workers walked off the job in cities across the country and here in the Bay Area on Thursday, pushing for higher wages. As a nationwide movement to raise the minimum wage gains support from lawmakers and President Obama, critics of a wage hike say it would stifle business, kill jobs, inflate prices and hurt the very people it's intended to help.

    Guests:
    Ken Jacobs: Chair, UC Berkeley Labor Center
    Ron Unz: Chair, Higher Wages Alliance

    Further Reporting:

    Fast Food Strikes Return

    Ballot Measure Seeks to Raise California Minimum Wage

    'Extreme by Design'
    The San Francisco Bay Area has long been known as an incubator of innovation. In some ways, the epicenter of that creativity is the Institute of Design at Stanford University. The "d.school" nurtures "outside the box thinking" in hopes of tackling some of the world's toughest problems. A new documentary film, "Extreme by Design," follows several Stanford graduate students as they attempt to create life-changing products for developing countries. Their approach, known as design thinking, challenges them to tackle problems like infant pneumonia deaths in Bangladesh and to build products with "extreme affordability." The film airs on KQED 9 on Wednesday, December 11 at 10 p.m.

    Guests:
    Ralph King: Co-Director, "Extreme by Design"
    Pamela Pavkov: Vice President, Jasper Ridge Partners

    Remembering Nelson Mandela
    Scott Shafer and Thuy Vu reflect on the death of Nelson Mandela and the role the Bay Area played in the anti-apartheid movement.
    duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 1:00 am
    New Tricks [#804Z] Setting Out Your Stall UCOS reinvestigates the unexplained death of a popular market trader. duration 49:50   STEREO
  • 2:00 am
    Father Brown [#110H] The Blue Cross International thief Flambeau forewarns Father Brown of his intention to steal the priceless relic, The Blue Cross, from St Mary's. To pre-empt the theft, Brown takes the cross in what becomes a battle of wits between the two men. The climax reveals a connection between the two men when Brown as a 17 year old soldier at Flanders fought in the Great War before taking Holy orders. duration 47:33   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 am
    Death In Paradise [#110H] An Unholy Death DI Richard Poole is perplexed by a fatal fire at the island convent. duration 54:17   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Sherlock Holmes [#410] The Eligible Bachelor - Part Two An heiress who goes missing on her wedding day, an alcoholic actress, and a mysterious woman in a veil - all point suspicion on an aristocrat with a dubious background. Holmes and Watson rise to the challenge to determine the fate of the bride while unraveling the complicated connections between the shadowy people involved. duration 58:17   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#248H] Behind Washington's Closed Doors According to Mark Leibovich, Washington has worked for "a lot of people, a lot very good people, a lot of very bad people, and a lot of very mediocre people." And many who have made the town work for them. Reporting on Washington, DC, as chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, Leibovich has written about the city's bipartisan lust for power, cash and notoriety. In his new book, This Town, he shares what the insiders of Washington are doing to the very notion of government of, by, and for the people, and details how Washington became an occupied city, its hold on reality distorted by greed and ambition. He pulls no punches and names names, revealing the movers and shakers and the deals they make, all in the name of crony capitalism. This week, Leibovich joins Bill Moyers to reveal what he has learned about a city where money rules and status is determined by who you know and what they can do for you. duration 52:46   STEREO TVRE
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#126] Playtime For the Kratts, playtime is fun time, but for creatures, playtime is practice for all the things they need to know to survive. So when lion cubs, several kittens and ducklings come to play, Martin, Chris and Zoboo are ready for them. Jackie and the Animal Helpers play frisbee with a very willing dog. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#113H] Hootin' Hadrosaurs!/Hatching Party * Hootin' Hadrosaurs! - Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don meet Perry Parasaurolophus, a dinosaur with a crest on his head who teaches them a new way to hoot some hip music.
    * Hatching Party - Buddy, Tiny and Mrs. Pteranodon attend an egg hatching party and meet their friend Cory Corythosaurus's new brothers and sisters.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    BrainChange with David Perlmutter, MD This program reveals the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbohydrates on the human brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health. Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.
    The vast majority of us don't realize that our seemingly "healthy" daily habits are silently aggravating our nervous systems and setting us up for serious brain ailments. This program shows that the fate of your brain is not in your genes. It's in the food you eat. Dr. Perlmutter, a leading international authority on nutritional medicine, has a disturbing yet empowering message: our brains are highly sensitive to certain proteins and sugars that are ubiquitous today - in our hand creams and organic ice creams, cocktails and coffees, multi-grain breads, whole fruits, and even brand name pharmaceuticals.
    Dr. Perlmutter shows us how to prevent, treat, and reverse a wide array of brain-related disorders by eliminating specific foods from our diets and making smarter lifestyle choices. His new book, Grain Brain, is the first book of its kind to explore the insidious role our highly touted low-fat, high-carb diets play in a host of neurological conditions.
    Dr. Perlmutter is both a board-certified neurologist and a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He also runs his own private practice, The Perlmutter Health Center, in Naples, Florida.
    duration 1:27:27   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Blenko Glass: Behind The Scenes Journey to the hills of Milton, West Virginia, into the heat of Blenko Glassworks and see first-hand how Blenko handmade glass is created, from start to finish. Each step in the Blenko glass-making process is accomplished by human hand, eyes, and he arts, not by impersonal machines. duration 1:29:30   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Deepak Chopra: What Are You Hungry for? Features world-renowned health expert, best-selling author and educator Deepak Chopra, M.D. In this program, Dr. Chopra returns to his medical roots and lectures on the scientific, behavioral and medical basis of hunger in all its manifestations and the healthy ways to fulfill it. duration 1:28:23   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Joseph Campbell & The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers [#104B] Sacrifice & Bliss / Love & The Goddess / Masks of Eternity Sacrifice And Bliss
    This program examines planting cultures and their emphasis on death, sacrifice, and rebirth. Also discussed are the importance of sacred places and the creative imagination to psychological well-being.

    Love And The Goddess
    This programexamines the importance of romantic love, the holy grail, and marriag e as sacrifice in human history. Also discussed was the symbolic significance of the virgin birth in relation to the importance of the goddess image.

    Masks of Eternity
    This program offers insights into the emotions associated with art, eastern versus western religions, the idea of god, the meaning of human suffering, and experiencing the rapture of being alive.
    duration 3:53:43   STEREO
  • 4:00 pm
    Happy From Academy Award nominated director Roko Belic, this movie takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories from around the world and powerful interviews with leading scientists in happiness research, it explores the secret behind our most valued emotion. duration 1:28:32   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Classical Rewind (My Music) Martin Goldsmith (classical music host on SiriusXM and former host of NPR's Performance Today) takes you on an incredible journey to explore the music of the masters in this program. This visual and auditory joyride provides us with a fanciful look at familiar classical masterpieces. Goldsmith brings his expertise to the podium - adding insight to the history and creation of this stunning music. Additionally, performers including Itzahk Perlman, Joshua Bell, and Stewart Copeland (The Police) bring their own personal reflections on the power of these masterpieces. duration 1:29:07   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Return to Downton Abbey A look back at Downton Abbey with the cast and crew, including a look at the most recent season, #4. duration 1:28:50   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Doc Martin: Revealed This special features behind-the-scenes footage from the newest Doc Martin series (Season 6) shot on location in Port Isaac, Cornwall, England. Viewers get inside access to the actors and crew as they film sequences on the balcony at Large's Restaurant and in the nearby pub that doubles for the Crab & Lobster. duration 1:28:10   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:30 pm
    BrainChange with David Perlmutter, MD This program reveals the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbohydrates on the human brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health. Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.
    The vast majority of us don't realize that our seemingly "healthy" daily habits are silently aggravating our nervous systems and setting us up for serious brain ailments. This program shows that the fate of your brain is not in your genes. It's in the food you eat. Dr. Perlmutter, a leading international authority on nutritional medicine, has a disturbing yet empowering message: our brains are highly sensitive to certain proteins and sugars that are ubiquitous today - in our hand creams and organic ice creams, cocktails and coffees, multi-grain breads, whole fruits, and even brand name pharmaceuticals.
    Dr. Perlmutter shows us how to prevent, treat, and reverse a wide array of brain-related disorders by eliminating specific foods from our diets and making smarter lifestyle choices. His new book, Grain Brain, is the first book of its kind to explore the insidious role our highly touted low-fat, high-carb diets play in a host of neurological conditions.
    Dr. Perlmutter is both a board-certified neurologist and a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He also runs his own private practice, The Perlmutter Health Center, in Naples, Florida.
    duration 1:27:27   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Classical Rewind (My Music) Martin Goldsmith (classical music host on SiriusXM and former host of NPR's Performance Today) takes you on an incredible journey to explore the music of the masters in this program. This visual and auditory joyride provides us with a fanciful look at familiar classical masterpieces. Goldsmith brings his expertise to the podium - adding insight to the history and creation of this stunning music. Additionally, performers including Itzahk Perlman, Joshua Bell, and Stewart Copeland (The Police) bring their own personal reflections on the power of these masterpieces. duration 1:29:07   STEREO TVG
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XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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XFINITY 192
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Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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