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KQED Plus: Saturday, April 27, 2013

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Saturday, April 27, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2890] Tavis talks with Chadwick Boseman, star of "42". The actor, director and playwright explains the challenge of playing the lead role in the feature biopic, which celebrates the courage of Jackie Robinson. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 12:30 am
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2427H] April 26, 2013 Guest Host: Scott Shafer.
    News Panel:
    SCHOOL FUNDING DEBATED - Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to dramatically revamp how public school funding is distributed is encountering resistance. The governor's formula would funnel more resources to school districts with higher numbers of English-learners and students from low-income households. Calling it a "civil rights cause for the children of California," Mr. Brown has promised his opponents "the battle of their lives." But Senate Democrats have a competing plan to peg funding individually to disadvantaged students and schools.
    WEST COAST OIL PIPELINE - As controversy over the Keystone XL pipeline to the Gulf Coast continues, a similar project is receiving little attention but could hit closer to home for California residents. The Trans Mountain pipeline carrying oil from Canada's tar sands to the West Coast is looking to nearly triple its capacity, making it potentially bigger than Keystone. Canadian authorities have the final say over Trans Mountain's plans, but environmentalists say it bears watching.
    STEPPING UP SURVEILLANCE - San Francisco's Chinese New Year parade, its Bay-to-Breakers race and the Gay Pride parade all travel along Market Street. Now, Police Chief Greg Suhr wants to install surveillance monitors along the thoroughfare. The proposal comes in light of the role that security cameras played in the rapid arrest of a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. Will the move increase safety or infringe upon civil liberties?
    Guests: Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle; David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle; and C. W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle.
    SAN FRANCISCO ETHICS REFORM: INTERVIEW WITH DENNIS HERRERA - A proposal to bring more sunshine into San Francisco's city hall is in the works - in the form of an ethics ordinance introduced by City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu this week. The legislation broadens the definition of who qualifies as a lobbyist and aims to increase transparency surrounding development and construction projects. Scott Shafer talks with City Attorney Herrera about the proposed law as well as recent inquiries into alleged "patient dumping" by a Nevada hospital.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    New Tricks [#406] Buried Treasure When Brian Lane's dog Scampi digs up a body during his routine walk on the common, the team finds itself in a very unusual situation before the investigation has even begun. With a confession. Janice Small, the widow of a notorious criminal, admits to killing her husband's lover as soon as she hears news of the discovery of a corpse. Only further investigation reveals that the skeleton is 600 years old, so does the common hide the grim remains of more than one victim? duration 50:03   STEREO
  • 2:00 am
    Death In Paradise [#112H] A Deadly Curse Camille attempts to persuade Richard to take an interest in the folklore of Saint Marie. duration 54:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:55 am
    Hetty Wainthropp Investigates [#116] Runaways The Mayor of Titterslow wants Hetty to find his daughter, but there must be no publicity and no police. Hetty discovers where Susan planned to go, but she never arrived. Why not, and who is with her? duration 49:41   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:46 am
    Sherlock Holmes [#308] The Dying Detective Sherlock Holmes gets a visit from Adelaide Savage who is worried about her husband Victor's increasing habit of smoking opium to heighten his powers for writing poetry. duration 1:13:40   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#216H] Trading Democracy for "Security" * The violent Boston rampage triggered a local and federal response that, according to journalist Glenn Greenwald, adds a new dimension to troubling questions about government secrecy, overreach, and what we sacrifice in the name of national security. Greenwald joins Bill this week to peel back layers that reveal what the Boston bombings and drone attacks have in common, and how secrecy leads to abuse of government power.
    * Also on the show, political scholars Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann tell Bill that Congress' failure to make progress on gun control last week - despite support for background checks from 90% of the American public - is symptomatic of a legislative branch reduced to dysfunction, partisan ravings and obstruction. A year ago, the two - who had strong reputations as non-partisan analysts - decided to speak truth to power with their book It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism. In it, they argue that congressional gridlock is mostly the fault of the right wing of the Republican Party, which engages in "policy hostage-taking" to extend their political war against the president. What's more, Ornstein and Mann say, the mainstream media and media fact-checkers add to the problem by pretending both parties are equally to blame.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 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 [#903H] If A Job's Worth Doing duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Bob the Builder [#609] Tumbler's Big Day Horticultural Flex is busy studying some rare plants when he hears about Sunflower Valley's very first radio station. Bob and the team get to work building the studio and erecting the transmitter. While they work, the machines think of ideas for their very own radio shows. Flex is determined to have an original idea but every time he thinks of one, someone else has beaten him to it - Roley is doing a jingle, Dodger is telling jokes and Scoop and Muck are reading stories. Flex is so worried he'll never have an original idea that he forgets that Bob needs his to help install the tall transmitter! Flex is very sorry but Bob has a great idea to solve Flex's problem. Later, with the radio station finally finished Flex dazzles the valley with his very own gardening program! It's snowy and icy in Sunflower Valley and Bob is building an ice-rink at Bobland Bay. Dizzy is delighted since she loves to ice-skate. Tumbler declares that he loves to skate too and will show her how it's really done! On their way to collect some special concrete for the ice-rink, Tumbler skids on some ice in the road. He's not as experienced as he says! But determined not to let Dizzy find out, he does everything he can to avoid more ice - including taking them a very long way back to Bob! When Dizzy gets stuck in a snow drift, Tumbler only has one choice - to admit that he's not very good on the ice and to ask Dizzy to teach him. Soon Tumbler is skating like a pro! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Curious George Swings Into Spring It's springtime! And a little monkey has a big case of spring fever. But serious lobby dogs like Hundley have no time for frolicking, especially when there's a spring cleaning prize to be won. Hundley's dreams are dashed when a burst pipe forces him to evacuate the building and join George in the country. Seeing such a down dog, George gets the idea to give his friend spring fever, but instead Hundley gets lost. Will George be able to rescue Hundley and lift his spirits? duration 58:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#123H] The Dragon Dance/Teacher Harriet's Birthday The Dragon Dance: In school, the children are all helping Teacher Harriet with a big art project: creating a dancing dragon! Everyone is eager to finish so the dragon can dance, but they learn that they need to work together so the big project can be finished. Teacher Harriet's Birthday: It's Teacher Harriet's birthday! Mom Tiger helps the children surprise her by decorating the classroom with streamers and making a birthday present while she is gone. The children learn that cooperation is necessary to pull off the surprise. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Caillou [#502H] Can Do Caillou Caillou Roller Skates: Caillou wants to learn how to roller skate... until he realizes roller skating is very difficult. With a little help and guidance from his pre-teen friend, Daniel, Caillou decides to keep practicing, so his skills will improve - just like Daniel's did! Educational Objective: Perseverance; the importance of practicing skills in order to improve. Say Lettuce!: Caillou wants to take a picture of a bunny rabbit in Grandma's garden, but it proves a harder task then he originally thought. With a little perseverance (and a little lettuce from the garden) he finally sees the task through to the end - and gets a photo he's proud of! Educational Objective: Perseverance. ' Caillou Tries to Whistle: Clementine can whistle, and Caillou can't! Caillou tries his best to learn and practices every where he goes... but he just can't seem to get the hang of it and this embarrasses him. Mommy and Daddy reassure him this skill will come with time, but Caillou feels much better when he realizes there are things he can do that Clementine can't do - like wiggling his ears! Educational Objective: It's okay to admit you can't do something. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Zoboomafoo [#220] Crocodilian The Kratt Brothers build a time machine and decide to investigate crocodilians, like the American alligator and caiman, but almost get stranded in the Jurassic period with a hungry T-Rex! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#128H] A Huge Orange Problem While Chris and Martin are off searching for the endangered Orangutan in the deep forests of Borneo, back at the Tortuga HQ Aviva, Koki and Jimmy get carried away swinging on vines and their muscles so get incredibly sore that they can't do anything. The bros attempt to rush back with the first aid kit but a huge orangutan keeps tossing them back into the forest. Here they learn that orangutans use a special leaf and chew it into a lotion to ease muscle soreness, and return with this orangutan medicine to help their friends. But Zach has sent his Zachbots to fell the trees of the orangutan forest, and Martin and Chris activate the orangutan powers of the Creature Power Suit to rid the forest of saw-armed Zachbots, and save the orangutans rainforest home. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    Arthur [#1401] The Wheel Deal/The Buster Report * The Wheel Deal - After an injury, Brain has to spend some time using a wheelchair. But now he can't compete in a basketball tournament for charity! Or, can he? He meets a new friend, Lydia Fox, who just happens to be a wheelchair basketball player...and shows him how it's done. (Lydia is the winning character of the "Arthur CVS All Kids Can" Contest!)
    * The Buster Report - The kids are assigned to write a report on someone they admire. To everyone's surprise, most especially Buster's, George picks....Buster! Will George focus on Buster's joke telling, the sandwich named after Buster, or Buster's famous food collection? Or...will George sing the praises of some of Buster's other traits that often go overlooked?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    This Old House [#3218H] Essex 2012/13, One-Level Living Correct flashing and water table techniques keep water out of the house while preserving a level grade. Landscape architect Jade Cummings shows how she's designed that grade for a barrier-free entry, and Norm visits the Bucksport, Maine, home of Jessica Russell that she and her father, architect John Gordon, designed so she could live independently despite her physical challenges. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Ask This Old House [#1118H] Building A Storage Bench/Making Watertight Connections In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor build a storage bench for an entryway. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shares some tips for making watertight connections without soldering. Afterward, landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner maintain an overgrown perennial garden. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3234H] Jaguar F-Type Road Test: 2014 Jaguar F-Type. Road Test: 2013 Ford Taurus. duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3118] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2427H] April 26, 2013 Guest Host: Scott Shafer.
    News Panel:
    SCHOOL FUNDING DEBATED - Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to dramatically revamp how public school funding is distributed is encountering resistance. The governor's formula would funnel more resources to school districts with higher numbers of English-learners and students from low-income households. Calling it a "civil rights cause for the children of California," Mr. Brown has promised his opponents "the battle of their lives." But Senate Democrats have a competing plan to peg funding individually to disadvantaged students and schools.
    WEST COAST OIL PIPELINE - As controversy over the Keystone XL pipeline to the Gulf Coast continues, a similar project is receiving little attention but could hit closer to home for California residents. The Trans Mountain pipeline carrying oil from Canada's tar sands to the West Coast is looking to nearly triple its capacity, making it potentially bigger than Keystone. Canadian authorities have the final say over Trans Mountain's plans, but environmentalists say it bears watching.
    STEPPING UP SURVEILLANCE - San Francisco's Chinese New Year parade, its Bay-to-Breakers race and the Gay Pride parade all travel along Market Street. Now, Police Chief Greg Suhr wants to install surveillance monitors along the thoroughfare. The proposal comes in light of the role that security cameras played in the rapid arrest of a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. Will the move increase safety or infringe upon civil liberties?
    Guests: Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle; David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle; and C. W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle.
    SAN FRANCISCO ETHICS REFORM: INTERVIEW WITH DENNIS HERRERA - A proposal to bring more sunshine into San Francisco's city hall is in the works - in the form of an ethics ordinance introduced by City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu this week. The legislation broadens the definition of who qualifies as a lobbyist and aims to increase transparency surrounding development and construction projects. Scott Shafer talks with City Attorney Herrera about the proposed law as well as recent inquiries into alleged "patient dumping" by a Nevada hospital.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 pm
    Equal Time [#303] duration 28:32   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#809H] San Francisco Meet team Here, There, Everywhere-Denise, Carolyn, and Sarah-and follow their six-week cross-country journey as they search to learn more about themselves and their futures. Denise, a hair stylist, wants to break out and explore what the world has to offer. Carolyn left her steady job at an advertising agency to find out how she can use her skills for more humanitarian causes, while Sarah, who wants to do something creative, is still learning to not let fear hold her back from trying new things. Traveling to San Francisco, CA, the team meets Jesse Jacobs, owner of Samovar Tea Lounge, and then hears powerful words from poets at Youth Speaks who encourage them to listen to their hearts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    This is Us [#411H] Millennials This edition of This is Us includes profiles of young entrpreneurs Ernestine Fu, Stanford student, author and the youngest venture capitalist, and Brian Wong, a 20-year-old CEO who is the youngest person to receive venture capital. Also profiled is Steve Wozniak, local legend and co-founder of Apple Computer. The show was shot on location at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga. Built on 175 gorgeous acres, the Mediterranean-style villa and stunning gardens were left to the people of California for the encouragement of the arts. We'll tour the villa and learn more about the interesting man who built it. duration 29:23   STEREO
  • 3:00 pm
    Revolutionaries [#211H] Anthropology of Innovation Technological innovation depends on individuals who can "silo bust" - the term used to describe jumping across boundaries and categories. The Financial Times Editor Gillian Tett leads a distinguished panel in a discussion about the creation of silos within organizations and why a person's ability to "silo bust" may hold the key to innovation. duration 53:13   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#216H] Trading Democracy for "Security" * The violent Boston rampage triggered a local and federal response that, according to journalist Glenn Greenwald, adds a new dimension to troubling questions about government secrecy, overreach, and what we sacrifice in the name of national security. Greenwald joins Bill this week to peel back layers that reveal what the Boston bombings and drone attacks have in common, and how secrecy leads to abuse of government power.
    * Also on the show, political scholars Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann tell Bill that Congress' failure to make progress on gun control last week - despite support for background checks from 90% of the American public - is symptomatic of a legislative branch reduced to dysfunction, partisan ravings and obstruction. A year ago, the two - who had strong reputations as non-partisan analysts - decided to speak truth to power with their book It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism. In it, they argue that congressional gridlock is mostly the fault of the right wing of the Republican Party, which engages in "policy hostage-taking" to extend their political war against the president. What's more, Ornstein and Mann say, the mainstream media and media fact-checkers add to the problem by pretending both parties are equally to blame.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    QUEST [#204] Earth Day Special: Where We've Been, Where We're Headed Explore the birth of the Bay Area's environmental movement a generation ago, then see what gains have been made and what challenges remain. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Travelscope [#312H] Madhya Pradesh, India - The Heart of India Joseph begins his adventure in India's capital, Delhi, and then makes a pilgrimage to the ancient Hindu and Jain temples of Khajuraho with their erotic life-affirming 1,000-year-old carvings. His journey of discovery draws him from rural villages to palace ruins. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#312H] Lisbon and the Algarve Experiencing the best of Portugal, we start in Lisbon, a ramshackle mix of glorious old and fun-loving new. Salty sailors' quarters and wistful Fado singers mix with ornate architecture to recall the glory days when Vasco da Gama and Magellan made Portugal a world power. Then we head for the south coast of your travel dreams-the Algarve. We explore the Land's End of Europe-windy and historic Cape Sagres before savoring pristine beaches and arm-wrestling octopi in the sleepy fishing village of Salema. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#611H] Galicia and the Camino De Santiago We follow the trail pilgrims have trod for centuries, from the French border to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest corner of Spain. Along the way, we stop off in Pamplona to run with the bulls, and dive into the unique Celtic culture of Galicia-where Riverdance meets flamenco. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Lawrence Welk Show [#1335] Sights & Sounds of L.A. On this show from 1979 you'll hear from Lawrence and the band in a lively updated version of "Up A Lazy River", while Bobby & Barbara dancingly give you an idea of just what "L.A. Is". Henry Cuesta and the band perform "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" and the wax museum comes to life with some surprise guests. It all wraps up when Bob Lido and the Hotsy Totsy boys take us to the race track with "Runnin' Wild". duration 57:45   STEREO
  • 8:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1212H] Spokane, Wa - Hour Three In this final episode from Spokane, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Bill Mercer visit the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture and its collection of exquisite beaded bags, crafted by Indian tribes of the Columbia River region. Discoveries abound at the Spokane Convention Center as well, including a circa 1900 Louis XIV-style clock, made in France and acquired by the owner's grandfather, who owned a silver mine in Montana; a beautifully preserved 19th-century silk Heriz rug; and an heirloom desk and chair used at the United States House of Representatives from 1857 to 1873. Rarely found together - with the desks being far scarcer than the chairs - the matched pair prompts appraiser Brian Witherell of Witherell's Americana Auctions to estimate the set's combined valued at $40,000. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    British Antiques Roadshow [#316] Rochester 2 duration 27:55   TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    Priceless Antiques Roadshow [#116] duration 29:05   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#505Z] Murder On St. Malley's Day, Part 1 After a pupil at the prestigious Devington School dies of a stab wound while competing in a race, shocked locals are sure the death can be linked to the long-running rivalry between the school and the locals. As Barnaby investigates, he encounters the Pudding Club, an elite secret society with which the murdered student had been involved. After a local Devington man is found murdered on the school grounds, Barnaby finds that one man is willing to kill to keep the morbid history of the Pudding Club from being exposed. duration 47:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:48 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#506Z] Murder On St. Malley's Day, Part 2 After a pupil at the prestigious Devington School dies of a stab wound while competing in a race, shocked locals are sure the death can be linked to the long-running rivalry between the school and the locals. As Barnaby investigates, he encounters the Pudding Club, an elite secret society with which the murdered student had been involved. After a local Devington man is found murdered on the school grounds, Barnaby finds that one man is willing to kill to keep the morbid history of the Pudding Club from being exposed. duration 1:11:21   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3713H] Coldplay Grammy-winners Coldplay, the modern-rock giants who have sold more than 50 million records worldwide, perform hits and selections from their newest LP, Mylo Xyloto. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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