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KQED Plus: Friday, April 12, 2013

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Friday, April 12, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2879] Part 2 of our special 3-night broadcast: Latino Nation: Beyond The Numbers - a national conversation with community leaders about critical issues - continues with a diverse group of panelists on the growing role of Latinos in American society, and the challenges and opportunities facing America's 50-million-strong Latino community. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    Heat and Harvest: Impact of Climate Change On California September 28, 2012 From the vast fields of fruits and nuts in the Central Valley to the waterways of the Sacramento Delta - and many growing centers in between - climate change is beginning to take its toll on California agriculture. According to a recent report commissioned by the state EPA and Energy Commission, yields in key crops are expected to drop significantly over the coming decades as climate change alters key growing conditions.
    The list of crops most directly affected under business as usual conditions, assuming a 2 degree warming by 2050, reads like a walk through a supermarket produce section: yields of citrus crops in the San Joaquin Valley are expected to drop about 18% by 2050; grapes about 6%; cherries and other orchard crops about 9%. But this is not just a look into the state's future. California's farms, often called the nation's breadbasket, are already feeling the effects of the trifecta of converging forces prompted by climate change: shorter cold seasons, longer seasons of extreme heat, and dwindling water supplies.
    This multi-platform collaboration of the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED's science and environment reporting teams examines how climate change is already playing out in one of California's largest industries. Three documentary reports are woven into one comprehensive program.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1116H] Hanging a Flat Panel TV/Controlling Insects Without Pesticides Master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner hang a flat panel television on the wall and conceal all the wiring. Back in the workshop, Scott shows host Kevin O'Connor examples of different types of electrical outlets. Then, Kevin, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger heads to Miami to help a homeowner control the insect pests in her yard without the use of pesticides. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Ask This Old House [#1117H] Maintaining Kitchen Appliances/Installing A Rain Gutter Host Kevin O'Connor meets appliance repairman Richie Issacson to learn how to maintain kitchen appliances. Then, Kevin, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner install a rain gutter, downspout and rain barrel. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Life In Cold Blood [#103Z] Dragons of the Dry From iguanas emerging out of a tropical swamp to a face-to-face encounter with a monitor lizard in the Australian desert, David Attenborough traces the lizards' colonisation of the Earth as they ultimately became the Dragons Of The Dry. duration 49:08   STEREO
  • 2:50 am
    Life In Cold Blood [#104Z] Sophisticated Serpents David Attenborough examines the fascinating lives of the most misunderstood group of reptiles - the snakes - and reveals that their simplistic body design has contributed to their success. duration 49:08   STEREO
  • 3:40 am
    Thoroughbred A film about horses and the people who breed them, sell them, race them and love them. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Wagner, the documentary captures the beauty of the breed, the thrilling nature of the sport and the history and tradition worldwide. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:07 am
    Horses of the West: America's Love Story From the power of racing thoroughbreds, to a gentle nudge from a therapy horse, to the open runs of wild horses on the range, to the muscle and skill of working ranch horses, this program takes viewers on an emotional journey on horseback through the American West. It celebrates the remarkable relationship of horses and the humans who love them. Narrated by actress Ali MacGraw, the film offers a broad overview of the many different roles of horses in the American West. duration 59:35   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    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)
  • 6:30 am
    Raggs [#209H] Exploring Transportation Raggs pretends to fly on an imaginary journey to Magic Land and tries all sorts of ways to get there. All of the trips are fun, but the best part of all is getting to go there with his friends. The dogs have to transport some eggs to Charlene the Chicken. But the eggs are very fragile and they have to find a clever, safe way to move them. Will an egg and spoon race be a safe way to take them? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4321H] Lifting Snuffy Zoe choreographed a special dance, "The Dance of the Six Swans," that she would like her friends to perform. She asks everyone to pair up for the 'lift' part of the dance, but they're missing one person, so they ask Alan to join the dancers. He is partnered with Snuffy who says it's been a dream of his to be lifted into the air like a swan. Alan tries to lift Snuffy, but he's just too heavy. Gina says they need to be a little creative and think of ways they can lift Snuffy. As they observe what's around them, Elmo points out that Chris is lifting a piece of pie out of a plate with a spatula. Gina explains that a spatula is a kind of lever, so if they design a bigger lever, they may be able to lift Snuffy. Using a long board and a crate, Snuffy sits on one end, and Alan tries to lift him by pushing the board down from the other side. But the board breaks. Gina suggests thinking of another way they can lift Snuffy. While looking around again, Zoe sees a girl jumping rope and suggests using a rope. The rope is swung over a beam and tied around Snuffy's stomach, but no matter how hard Alan pulls, he can't lift Snuffy. Gordon comes out to help. He looks at their design and notices that they are missing a pulley. Gordon explains that pulleys are great tools to help lift heavy things. He redraws their design to include a pulley at the top and one at the bottom. Now they're ready to try the pulleys and Snuffy asks if they can perform the whole dance. When the 'lift' part comes, Alan is able to lift Snuffy into the air like a swan! The pulleys work and Snuffy gets to live his dream. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    WordWorld [#112H] Princess Sheep/W Drought * Princess Sheep - Bear and Sheep want to play princess, but they only have one crown. Although Sheep promises to take turns wearing the crown and being princess, she gets royally carried away playing her role. It is only after she hurts Bear's feelings that Sheep learns that a true princess isn't selfish, but kind and generous instead.
    * W Drought - It's a hot summer day and all the WordFriends are using water to stay cool. But all the letter Ws start to disappear, and you can't have "water" without the letter W! Sheep leads the gang in the hunt to discover just who's causing the W drought.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#105H] Prince Wednesday Finds A Way To Play/Finding A Way To Play On Backwards Day Prince Wednesday Finds a Way to Play - Daniel and Katerina Kittycat are playing "house" today at school. Prince Wednesday wants to play too, but he wants to be a loud dinosaur. Katerina tells him that loud dinosaurs are not allowed! Luckily, they find a way to play together with Prince Wednesday as a quiet, friendly dinosaur. Finding a Way to Play on Backwards Day - Daniel and O the Owl are at Miss Elaina's house and she has planned a backwards play date. O isn't so sure about all of the backwards things and prefers to play forwards. The friends learn to compromise so everyone can play together. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#522H] Caillou The Brave Caillou's Camel Ride: Caillou is afraid to go on a camel ride after Leo tells him camels are mean and they like to spit! At the zoo, Caillou tries everything he can think of to avoid the camels. When Mommy and Daddy finally catch on to Caillou's hesitation, they insist he doesn't have to ride a camel, but should at least see a real camel and decide for himself. As Caillou learns about the camel from its trainer, he feels better and finally decides to take that camel ride. Educational Objective: Having the correct information can reduce and even conquer fears. It's Not Too Big For Me!: Caillou is keen to go sledding on the "Big Hill" until he stands at the top of the hill and realizes it really IS BIG. Daddy senses Caillou is afraid to admit he's not ready for the big hill and gives Caillou an out by saying Rosie needs someone to play with on the little hill. Later, when Andre decides to sled down the big hill, but he too is afraid, Caillou helps his friend by asking Andre to sled on the little hill with him. Educational Objective: Recognizing limits and realizing it's okay to be afraid. Caillou's Flying Saucer: Caillou thinks he's seen a flying saucer in his yard just like the one in his comic books and is determined to prove it to his friends! Trying to catch a flying saucer is much harder than he thought and Caillou is disappointed when he eventually discovers it is only a tin plate blowing around in the wind. Now what will he tell his friends? Caillou feels better when he realizes he solved the mystery, regardless of what the flying saucer turned out to be. Educational Objective: Not jumping to conclusions; looking for evidence to prove or disprove a theory. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#135H] Sid The Weatherman Sid wants to be a weatherman so he can decide what the weather will be every day. Sid and friends investigate weather and learn that weathermen don't control the weather, but they do have to know all about rain, sun, wind, and hot and cold temperatures! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#121] Surprise Quints/Muddy Monkey * Surprise Quints: It's Mr. Quint's birthday and everyone is helping with preparations for a surprise party. But Mr. Quint comes home early from his fishing trip so George is assigned the job of keeping him busy until it's time for the party. The job gets even more complicated when four of Mr. Quint's siblings arrive and they are all having the same birthday - could they be quintuplets? And can you keep five Quints happy with only twelve fish crackers to eat?
    *Muddy Monkey: The Man with the Yellow Hat just can't figure out why George refuses to take a bath. What he doesn't realize is that George has lost his favorite bath toy, Sproingy the Frog. And until George finds Sproingy, all the shower games, car washes, and dog washes aren't going to do a bit of good. Unless of course, the dog being washed happens to be playing with a very special bubble making frog.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#204H] No Night Today/Fun in the Sun * No Night Today - Nick and Sally want to keep playing, but it's getting dark. Why does nighttime have to come? The Cat knows someone who can answer that question - Astronaut Audrey! With a trip to her International Space Station and a large model of the solar system, the kids learn that it's the earth's spinning near the sun that makes it night or day
    * Fun in the Sun - Phew it's hot! Too hot to play outside. Not according to The Cat! His friend Hilda the Hippo knows all about having fun in the sun. A visit to Muddymoo River teaches them that hippos make their very own sunscreen to protect them from the hot sun.Now that they all have their sunscreen on, it's time for some fun in the sun!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#213] Lost and Found/Basketball Blunders * Lost and Found: Daffodil's stuffed bunny, Bubbles, is missing and Daffodil blames Clifford. After totaling EE's bedroom, Bubbles turns up in the toy basket, and Daffodil must admit that she's been as careless as Clifford.
    * Basketball Blunders: EE and her friends think they have to take it easy when they play the kids on Mr. Solomon's wheelchair basketball team. But by the end of the game, they realize they've misjudged their abilities.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#119] Fluffed Up Cleo/Team Spirit * Fluffed Up Cleo - When Cleo wins the esteemed honor of Fluffiest Dog of Birdwell Island, it's all she can talk about! Clifford and T-Bone bear with the new star, but it takes a lot of patience. When Cleo gets a dose of her own medicine from Mac, she learns that bragging all of the time can be boring - it's okay to be proud of an accomplishment, but be careful to be respectful of others.
    * Team Spirit - After Jetta tells Vaz that his poor soccer skills are holding back their team, Vaz tries to sit out the rest of the game. In the end, both Jetta and Vaz learn that being part of a team is more important than winning games.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4309H] Practice Makes Proud Elmo is ready to play basketball. He has his special basketball shirt to wear, his special basketball to play with, and a healthy snack to give him energy. Abby appears and says that she can be Elmo's fairy godmother and help him with all sorts of stuff. Elmo begins playing basketball but keeps missing the hoop. This happens a few times, and soon Elmo gets frustrated. As Elmo's fairy godmother, Abby turns the basketball into a magic ball, and when Elmo throws it to the basket, it goes in! He throws the ball again and again, and scores every time! Elmo is happy that he keeps getting the basketball in the hoop, but he feels like he is missing something. Leela passes by and helps Elmo figure out what feeling he is missing. To do this, she asks Abby to turn the magic ball back into a regular basketball. Leela gives Elmo some pointers about how to play basketball. Elmo doesn't score a basket right away, but after much practice, he scores! He did it all by himself and feels proud, the feeling he was missing all along. duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1304H] Venice, Anyone?: Italy Emma can't play with her friends because she has to complete a school project about her family. Before you know it, Barney brings Emma on a trip to Venice to learn more about her great granddad. While there, the kids learn about the culture and geography. Emma learns that a big task can be made simpler and lots more fun if you break it down into smaller tasks and take them one at a time. By the time she gets home, Emma is eager to tackle her big school project. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#525H] Team Player Caillou Caillou Conducts: The preschool has a visitor - Liz, a musician. She shows the kids all sorts of instruments and Caillou is excited when he's chosen to be the orchestra's 'conductor'. In fact, he's so excited, he can't stop conducting those around him - at preschool and even at home! When Caillou refuses to share his conductor's baton he soon learns how easy it is to hurt other's feelings - and how it feels better to give others a turn. Educational Objective: The importance of giving others a turn; sharing. Captain Caillou: Captain Caillou and Fantastic Leo are enjoying 'flying' around the house, pretending to be superheroes. Only, they can't seem to share the task of saving the world! Each wants to be the big hero in charge of their important 'rescue'. When Daddy asks them to lend a hand in weeding out the wild weed ogres, Caillou and Leo come to realize things would go a lot smoother if they worked together. Educational Objective: Cooperating; working as a team. Caillou Roars: After watching a nature show about lions, Caillou decides he wants to be a lion! He roars and paws his way around the house, causing Mommy and Daddy to remind him that there's a time and place for everything. Caillou realizes the downside of being a lion when his 'roars' scare a baby in the park. He decides there really is a time and place for everything - and sometimes, he just needs to be a boy. Educational Objective: Pretending is fun, but there's a time and place for everything. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#110H] Daniel Shares His Tigertastic Car/Katerina Shares Her Tutu Daniel Shares his Tigertastic Car - Daniel and his friends are playing together in the park. Daniel has a new toy car and struggles to share it with the others. But in the end, Daniel learns that sharing is easy when he knows he will get his special toy back. Katerina Shares her Tutu - Daniel is playing at Katerina's house and the friends decide to perform a Jungle Dance show. Daniel wants to be a lion, while Katerina decides to be a dancing flower, but both need the same tutu for their costume. Luckily, with Henrietta's help they find a way to share the tutu and perform a grr-ific Jungle Dance show! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#806H] Helping Each Other Stop that Bus! - Thomas feels bad that Bertie doesn't get to travel on the rails so he decides to take Bertie on a tour of Sodor by rail. Bertie rolls onto Thomas' flatbed and soon they're off on their adventure. Bertie loves the sights but he needs to go and collect Dowager Hatt and her friends. Thomas is having such a good time that he doesn't listen to Bertie. Chaos ensues as the flatbed rolls away from Thomas and Bertie is stuck on it in the middle of the Shake Shake Bridge. Thomas chuffs away fast to ask Harold to rescue Bertie. Thomas then collects Dowager and her friends and brings them to meet Bertie at the Shake Shake Bridge. Dowager and her friends jump into the back of Bertie and the flatbed is re-attached to Thomas and they race through the countryside. Spencer The Grand - It is a very foggy day on Sodor. All the engines are asked to stay at Tidmouth Sheds by Sir Topham Hatt. Spencer wants to get back to the Duke and Duchess' Summer House instead. Spencer can't find his way in the fog and arrives at Mavis' Quarry and Whiff's Waste Dump rather than at the Summer House. Just as Spencer thinks he has arrived at the Summer House, he realizes he is back at Tidmouth Sheds. Thomas and the engines are kind to him and he realizes he has been a silly engine. Now it is Spencer's turn to be kind and he goes to find Percy who is still lost in the fog. Spencer uses his whistle to find Percy and they return safely to Tidmouth Sheds. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#126H] Blue Feet Are Neat/A Little Reef Magic * Blue Feet Are Neat - Nick and Sally are trying out their new blue rubber boots but they keep getting stuck in the mud! Cat knows just who can help them - Buster, the Blue-footed Booby bird. Buster is only too happy to show them how his wide, flat blue feet help him move easily over the muddy shore. With Cat's help to make their boots wide and flat, Sally and Nick can now walk across the mud without getting stuck - just like Buster!
    * Reef Magic - Nick has difficulty learning a "disappearing" magic trick, when who should appear but The Cat in the Hat! He takes Nick and Sally to the coral reef of Scoobamareen. There they learn that distraction is a great way for some sea creatures to hide themselves from other fish who might be looking for a bite to eat. Back at home, Nick and Sally use what they learned to make their stuffed panda disappear!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#215] Superclaw Zoboo wants to climb like some visiting kinkajous so the Kratt Brothers create special "Superclaws" for Zoboo to wear. After falling off vines, Zoboo realizes that his own claws - nails really - are just right for a lemur and other creatures have claws just perfect for them. 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 [#705] Elwood City Turns 100! (Parts I & II) Arthur and his friends commemorate their 100th episode in show-stopping style! Mr. Ratburn' s class is chosen to stage a musical tribute to Elwood City for its centennial celebration - which quickly becomes a drama of missed cues, inflated egos, and alien invasions. And that's just behind the curtain! Stay tuned to see the real, human Larry King interviewing the animated Elwood City gang between parts I and II. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#209H] Que Pasa, Martha/TD Is Talking Dog * Que Pasa, Martha - Senor Craig expects everyone to present an oral report in Spanish, and Alice is a nervous wreck! With the help of Martha and some Mexican alphabet soup, she aces her presentation, but did she actually deserve her grade? Vocabulary: (E) recite(d), memoriz(ed)(ation), bilingual, pronouc(e) (iation), articulate (I) speech, oral, aloud, voice, remember.
    * TD Is Talking Dog - Inspired by an old Tarzan-style movie, TD decides to learn animal languages and become an animal linguist. Under Martha's tutelage, he begins his lessons. Vocabulary: (E) enunciate, language, linguist, vocabulary, accent (I) tone, again, repeat, animal, phrase.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    The Electric Company [#124] Electric Accompany Annie hypnotizes Keith to sing an annoying jingle. The Electric Company needs to cure Keith in time for him to perform the song he wrote for his dad's birthday. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#208H] Secrets of the Spider's Web When the creature adventuring Kratt Brothers take a nasty tumble, the Wild Kratts sets off on a mission to find and recreate one of the greatest of all biotech engineering secrets. Spider silk. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32093] Tonight on Nightly Business Report - Two of the nation's biggest banks, JP Morgan and Wells Fargo, reported big profits but investors were not impressed. NBR looks at what the numbers say about next week's bank earnings. And we'll introduce you to a start-up that's helping other start-ups by bringing investors together. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    New Tricks [#404] Nine Lives A family feud erupts when a rich, lonely old woman, Dorothy Hepple, is found dead in her home, leaving all her money and property to her beloved cats, rather than her nephew Harry, and niece Caroline. Her body remained undiscovered for two weeks and the cause of death was undetermined, but the fact that her cats were deliberately locked in the house with her body, makes Jack Halford suspicious. There appears to have been no love lost between the late Ms Hepple and her neighbour Tim Cuswell, and while her carer Dale seems to have been devoted to her, his motives are questionable. duration 50:02   STEREO
  • 8:00 pm
    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
  • 8:55 pm
    Hetty Wainthropp Investigates [#114] Poison Pen Helga Allowby, a self-described spinster, has been accused of sending noxious poison pen letters to the residents of her village - and she wants Hetty to prove her innocence. Hoping to penetrate the mistrust that pervades the village, Hetty goes undercover as Tara Hall, a visiting painter. When Hetty turns up next on the mailing list, she suspects that Miss Allowby is guilty of bad penmanship. duration 49:04   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:46 pm
    Sherlock Holmes [#306] The Adventure of the Creeping Man Professor Presbury refuses to believe his daughter's story about a nightmarish intruder who appears at her window. duration 50:44   TVG
  • 10:37 pm
    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
  • 11:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#214H] Living Outside Tribal Lines * This week's episode begins with a report on striking extremes of wealth and poverty on display in California's Silicon Valley. Facebook, Google, and Apple are minting millionaires while the area's homeless - who've grown 20% in the last 2 years - are living in tent cities at their virtual doorsteps. These are the human faces of economic inequality.
    * Later, Bill is joined by writer Sherman Alexie. Born on a Native American Reservation, Alexie has been navigating the cultural boundaries of American culture in lauded poetry, novels, short stories, screenplays, even stand-up comedy for over two decades. Alexie discusses the challenges of living in different cultures at the same time, and shares his irreverent perspective on contemporary American life.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2880] Part 3 of our special 3-night broadcast: Latino Nation: Beyond The Numbers - a national conversation with community leaders about critical issues - concludes with an examination of assumptions and possibilities for a better, more united tomorrow. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 12:30 am
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2425H] April 12, 2013 Guest Host: Joshua Johnson.
    News Panel topics:
    GOV. BROWN IN CHINA - Gov. Brown, along with nearly 100 business people from California, is on an historic trade mission in China this week. While there, he announced a deal with Chinese investors for a $1.5 billion waterfront development in Oakland, urged Chinese officials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and touted the virtues of high speed rail while riding a bullet train from Beijing to Shanghai. News10's John Myers is traveling with the governor and reports from Shanghai in the first of a two-part series.
    GUN LEGISLATION - Federal gun control legislation cleared the first hurdle with a 68-31 vote in the Senate. It includes federal background checks and stricter laws on illicit gun trafficking. President Obama and Democrats are pushing for stronger gun curbs in the wake of last year's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT. Legislation is also underway here in California, which already has some of the toughest gun control laws in the country, to ban semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines and to mandate background checks for ammunition purchases.
    SACRAMENTO KINGS - The potential move of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle has fans and public figures fighting to keep the beloved team in California's capital. Mayor Kevin Johnson, a former NBA All Star, has developed a plan to move the Kings into an updated arena and revitalize the city's downtown area in an attempt to match Seattle's $341 million offer. The NBA's board of governors has the ultimate say in whether the move will take place and is expected to make a decision at its next meeting on April 18th and 19th. Meanwhile, the Maloof family, which owns the Kings, has given Sacramento until 5pm Friday to prove their deal can match Seattle's offer.
    Guests: John Myers, News10; Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group; and Chuck Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle.
    EXPLORATORIUM OPENS NEW HOME - For over 43 years, San Francisco's Exploratorium has tested the theory that hands-on learning is the best way to teach science. And by all accounts, its model is successful. On April 17, the museum-slash-playground inaugurates a new $300 million, solar-powered building with gorgeous views of the bay and updated exhibits to further entice kids and parents into a love of science.
    While the Exploratorium readies itself for an anticipated 1 million visitors this year, some educators say that big isn't always better. Dan Sudran runs the Mission Science Workshop in San Francisco on a shoestring budget, using mostly materials he gathered himself. He is focused on reaching poor and underserved kids who might never find their way to a big science center like the Exploratorium.
    PBS NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels visits both Sudran's down and dirty workshop and its upscale cousin across town to look at what kind of science education kids need and what works.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
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    • KQED all channels, planned overnight maintenance: early Fri 12/19 midnight-6am

      (this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services) We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier. This […]

    • KQED Plus OTA ? Optimistically planned maintenance: Fri 12/05 mid-morning

      (DT54.1 thru 54.5) Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later. Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap […]

    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

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