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KQED Plus: Saturday, March 30, 2013
Channels 9.2 • 54.1, 25.2 | XFINITY 10 and HD 710
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12:00 amTavis Smiley [#2870] Tavis talks with Robert Egger, founder of the "community kitchen," LA Kitchen. The pioneering president of DC Central Kitchen describes how he plans to model the concept at LA Kitchen. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
12:30 amTHIS WEEK in Northern California [#2423H] March 29, 2013 Guest Host: Thuy Vu.
BROKEN BOLTS ON BAY BRIDGE - The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will undergo repairs for more than thirty broken bolts. Caltrans says the span is still safe and the setback won't stall the scheduled Labor Day weekend opening. Also, the Golden Gate Bridge makes national news this week as the first bridge in California and the third in the country to have all electronic tolling.
STOCKTON BANKRUPTCY ON TRIAL - Wall Street creditors seeking to block the City of Stockton's filing for Chapter 9 protection took the city to court. At the center of the debate is whether Stockton's obligation to the California Public Employees' Retirement System should be protected. The judge is expected to rule on Monday.
DRAKE'S BAY OYSTER COMPANY FIGHTS BACK - The Drakes Bay Oyster Company is fighting to stay open in Point Reyes National Seashore despite an order by the US Interior Department to close up shop. The family-owned, Marin County company's cause has generated controversy, while attracting support from Louisiana to Washington, DC.
Guests: Tom Vacar, KTVU News; Scott Smith, The Record; and Robert Gammon, East Bay Express.
IS YOUR COUCH TOXIC? INTERVIEW WITH ARLENE BLUM - They're in just about all our homes - couches and chairs containing polyurethane foam which contain large quantities of chemical flame retardants, mandated by California law. But flame retardants have been linked to numerous health problems, including cancer, learning problems and infertility, and state lawmakers are now considering whether to overhaul the law. The debate was started by Berkeley scientist Arlene Blum, who pioneered research showing the dangers of Chlorinated Tris in children's pajamas. She succeeded in getting it removed from clothing, in 1977. Now, decades later, she's back on the front lines battling flame retardants, this time, in our furniture. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE
1:00 amNew Tricks [#402] God's Waiting Room Sandra Pullman's private and professional worlds clash when her mother Grace suffers a fall and needs care. Mother and daughter do not share a close relationship, so when Grace temporarily moves in with Sandra, sparks fly. However, the two do agree that Grace can no longer live on her own and they set about finding a suitable nursing home for her. On the surface, Whitemead seems perfect, until one of the residents, Leonard, confides that the death of another elderly resident, his fiancee Maggie Newley, a year previously, was covered up and passed off as suicide. Despite hearing this and to Sandra's dismay, Grace sets her heart on moving into Whitemead's. Since the alleged murder doesn't fall under her department's remit, but wanting to act in the best interests of her mother, Pullman is forced to turn a blind eye to her team's suggestion of an unofficial undercover investigation. Jack Halford reluctantly agrees to play the role of elderly relative and manages to secure a place for himself at the home. Like a thorn in Halford's side, Gerry Standing takes great delight in playing the concerned son visiting his old dad and in an ironic twist, neurotic Brian Lane, gets to play his doctor. But it soon becomes clear that the calm facade of the home belies jealousies and petty crimes. With Maggie's family and Leonard insisting the she would not have taken her own life, the team discovers a link to her prescribed medication and that she had a love rival at the home, Pru Saunders. But would a dotty old woman really commit murder for love? duration 50:04 STEREO
2:00 amHetty Wainthropp Investigates [#112] Blood Relations Hetty finally has a reply to her advertisement in the local press in Whitby. She has been seeking her only known blood relative, Kate Fielding, who immediately invites the Wainthropps to pay a visit. Robert is too busy writing an article for his column in the Ackersley Echo, but Geoff drives Hetty through foreign territory (Yorkshire) to the fishing village of Kirkewell, where Kate runs a pet shop. The cousins are delighted to meet for the first time since childhood and soon Hetty meets some of the other villagers, including Agnes Stubbs. duration 49:08 STEREO TVRE
3:00 amMasterpiece Mystery! [#3921(] Miss Marple, Series IV: Murder Is Easy During a chance encounter with a fellow passenger on a train, Miss Marple hears about a string of murders in a peaceful village town. When Miss Marple learns that the passenger is involved in a tragic accident before making her report to the police, she decides to investigate further to track down the killer, unearthing secrets about the village and its inhabitants. Features Julia McKenzie as Miss Marple. duration 1:59:19 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
4:30 amAdventures of Sherlock Holmes [#118] Winthrop Legend Harvey Winthrop asks Holmes to help him prevent his brother's potential death, but Holmes is unsuccessful in this and comes to suspect Harvey's fiancee. duration 26:53 TVG
5:00 amMoyers & Company [#212H] And Justice for Some Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court's landmark decision in the case of Gideon v. Wainwright established the constitutional right of criminal defendants to legal representation, even if they can't afford it. The Court ruled there shouldn't be one kind of justice for the rich and another for the poor, but the scales of the American legal system still tilt heavily in favor of the white and wealthy. This week, attorney and legal scholar Bryan Stevenson exposes the system's failures, and ongoing struggles at the crossroads of race, class and justice.
Stevenson's Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative has reversed the death sentences of more than 75 inmates. But right now, there are more than 3100 inmates on death row, and more than 60% are members of racial or ethnic minorities. Over time, Supreme Court Justices have fine-tuned the circumstances under which the death penalty may still apply, but no set of laws or jurisprudence can undo wrongful executions - or, it seems, completely prevent them. According to journalists Martin Clancy and Tim O'Brien, authors of Murder at the Supreme Court, in recent years at least 18 inmates were released from death row because DNA evidence proved their innocence. These cases are among more than 140 death penalty exonerations over the last three decades.
The broadcast closes with a Bill Moyers Essay on the hypocrisy of "justice for all" in a society where billions are squandered for a war born in fraud while the poor are pushed aside. duration 56:46 STEREO TVRE
6:00 amZoboomafoo [#137] Cats It's kitten pandemonium when all kinds of kittens turn Animal Junction upside down. An overwhelmed Zoboo, Martin and Chris try to take care of these curious creatures but quickly realize that they're in over their heads. Luckily, the cavalry rides to the rescue when the mother cats arrive to take control of the situation. The guys wonder if wild cats are similar to house cats and go to see if lions and cougars purr. Jackie is busy brushing her cat Rapunzel, a great way to show her cat that she cares for her. Plus, birds and squirrels love the loose fur for padding their nests. duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
6:30 amThomas & Friends [#703] Safe and Sound Henry's Health & Safety - Victor explains the meaning of Health and Safety to Henry while he is visiting the Steam Works. Henry is so concerned about safety on Sodor that he keeps changing things that are already safe. He takes Rocky to move telegraph poles from the tracks which are safely there to be collected by Percy. Henry gets Rocky to lift Percy off the tracks. Sir Topham Hatt sees Percy hanging in mid air and soon tells Henry that he is causing chaos on the tracks. Henry realizes that Percy is safe and asks Rocky to lower him to the ground. Henry is then happy to take Rocky to help with a real emergency on Sodor. Henry's Magic Box - It's the Winter Holidays on Sodor and all the engines are very excited. Henry he has been given a very special box to deliver to a field. He goes back to the field later to check on the box but it has disappeared and replaced with a Christmas tree! Sir Topham Hatt also asks Henry to tell the engines to meet by the field that night, but Henry is so worried about the missing box that he forgets to tell everyone. Sir Topham Hatt meets a worried Henry and tells him that the Christmas trees have come from the special box. Henry is relieved and tells the engines to come to the field. The trees are lit with beautiful sparkling lights and Sir Topham Hatt appears from behind the trees dressed as Santa Claus. The engines toot and cheer! duration 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:00 amBob the Builder [#606] Scoop's Challenge Bob and the team are building an ice-cream parlor in Bobland Bay. There is fresh ice-cream to collect and also a large model of an ice-cream cone to go on the roof. Packer volunteers to get both the ice cream and the model. He gets distracted by Dodger and Scrambler - and gets his deliveries muddled. Work on the Bobland Bay seaside town continues with a row of shops built using Bob's "Bob House" kit. When Bob splits the machines into two teams, he elects Scoop as leader of one team and Benny the leader of the other. Scoop worries that Benny will replace him as Bob's number one machine. Eventually he realizes that Bob only made Benny leader so he could learn from the best - Scoop! duration 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
7:30 amCurious George [#112] Doctor Monkey/Curious George The Architect * Doctor Monkey: When George accompanies The Man with the Yellow Hat to Dr. Baker's office for his annual check-up, he discovers that a stethoscope is a pretty handy thing to have around when you're trying to solve a puzzle involving a mysterious sound.
* Curious George the Architect: Mr. Glass is building a new skyscraper in the neighborhood, and George and Gnocchi think that his construction site is more fun than a playground. George learns how bulldozers, cement mixers and jackhammers work, and why it's not a good idea to let a monkey operate them.