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KQED Plus: Friday, April 11, 2014

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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Friday, April 11, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3179] Tavis talks with award-winning sociologist Katherine Newman. 20 years after the fall of apartheid and the first free elections in South Africa, Newman takes a look at the country today and discusses her text, After Freedom. Tavis also chats with internationally acclaimed Iranian composer Hafez Nazeri. The young Iranian-born composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist talks about his pioneering and innovative music. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    QUEST [#707H] Sea Otters, New Cars and Old Forests Meet biologists in Washington state exploring the surprising connection between sea otters and climate change; take a test drive in San Francisco with new hydrogen-powered cars that only emit water vapor; and find out how scientists in Wisconsin are working to build a more resilient forest. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1215H] Fitting A Mattress Up A Narrow Staircase/Repairing a Light-Switch in Seattle Tom helps a homeowner fit a box spring mattress up a narrow staircase. Kevin and an electrician repair a light switch in Seattle. Richard shows many options for filtering drinking water. And the guys ask, "What is it?" duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Ask This Old House [#1216H] Installing A Clawfoot Tub with Shower/Installing a Permanent Fire Escape Ladder in a Bedroom Richard visits a historic home in Mobile, Alabama, and installs a clawfoot tub with shower. Tom installs a permanent fire escape ladder in a bedroom. Roger shows the best way to prune trees. And the guys ask, "What is it?" duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: America Experience [#104H] The Dearest of All Things While Mary Lincoln struggles with her grief, Abraham Lincoln becomes consumed with the nation's tragedy and issues a defining statement of his presidency: the Emancipation Proclamation. duration 53:31   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: America Experience [#105H] The Frightful War As 1863 begins, the Civil War consumes the nation and criticism of Abraham Lincoln increases, while Mary Lincoln plunges into debt. duration 58:37   STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: America Experience [#106H] Blind with Weeping This episode tells the story of the last 16 months of the Civil War - from Gettysburg to the surrender at Appomattox to Abraham Lincoln's assassination. duration 56:37   STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1301] Myanmar Megan McCormick starts her journey in Yangon with a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Next she visits Inle Lake and then heads to the Shan Palace in the town of Hsipaw, where she uncovers a centuries-old tribal rivalry. Megan travels by train to Mandalay to visit the golden Mahamuni Buddha and to try her hand at puppetry. She makes her way to the Chin State and then on to Bagan, once the capital city. Megan's last stop is the Rahkine State where she boards a boat to Ngapali Beach, the ultimate beach destination. duration 58:04   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    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)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1008H] Tricks and Tales Bill or Ben? - When Bill and Ben see new engine Conner for the first time, they decide to play a trick on him and pretend to be able to go faster than him. But it's really Bill at one end of the race and Ben at the other. When Connor tries to race them again he nearly has an accident. Sir Topham Hatt is cross and sends Bill to be repainted so that he and Ben don't look the same, but Bill and Ben still have one last trick up their funnels! Not Now, Charlie - Charlie is the small purple engine who likes to tell jokes. One day Charlie discovers an elephant on the line and tries to alert the other engines, but they all think he is joking. Finally Charlie alerts the Sodor Search and Rescue Center where Harold takes him seriously. With Harold's help, Charlie finally recovers the elephant and returns it to the Sodor Animal Park. Charlie proves that he's not always just the joker; he is in fact a Really Useful Engine! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4241] Sock Chaos at the Laundromat Chris is doing his laundry at the Sesame Street Laundromat. When he is folding his clothes, he discovers that a sock is missing. All socks come in pairs so he needs to find the matching sock. Abby appears and has a new "two trick" that turns one thing into two things. Abby waves her wand and makes a pink polka dot sock appear but it doesn't match Chris' striped sock. Abby tries another trick called the "more trick" that her mommy uses when she needs "more" of something. Four different socks appear - an argyle sock with diamond shapes, a white gym sock that does jumping jacks, a baseball playing red sock and a baby sock. They don't match Chris' striped sock either, but they do sing and dance "the five-sock conga". Just then, another customer at the laundromat finds a sock which got into her laundry by mistake. It's Chris' matching sock! Chris rushes out of the Sesame Street Laundromat with the five socks congaing after him looking for a new home and a warm drawer to curl up in. THEME: Mathematics K / 5 duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#201] Puppy Dog Power/Extra! Extra! * Puppy Dog Power - When Clifford and Jorge find that their new rather large puppy playmate Bruno plays too rough for them, they ditch him rather than tell him the truth. But upon realizing how much they've hurt his feelings, they discover that telling the truth is far less hurtful and is, in fact, the best way to be friends.
    * Extra! Extra! - The kids agree to create a local newspaper for the neighborhood. At first they aren't sure they can do it. But with the support of each other - and by believing in themselves - they manage to create an exciting newspaper filled with stories from around the neighborhood.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#111] Come Back, Mac/Boo! * Come Back, Mac - Mac tears one of Jetta's favorite sweaters and feels so terrible he runs away. Clifford and friends seek him out and convince him to return and face the music. Mac learns that he's more important to Jetta than her sweater, and that facing up is the wise thing to do.
    * Boo! - It's Halloween and Jetta can't stop bragging about how brave she is. When the whole town gets a little spooked after watching a scary "ghost" movie, Jetta learns that it's okay to have fears, admit them out loud, and let the people who care about you know about them.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 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)
  • 9:30 am
    WordWorld [#303H] The Really Red Ruby/Firefighters to the Rescue The Really Red Ruby - Frog is excited to accompany Sheep on an exciting adventure to find the Really Red Ruby - until he realizes that Sheep is only pretending to go on an adventure. Frog is disappointed until he makes his greatest discovery: playing pretend is fun! Firefighters to the Rescue - Duck and Fly want to become firefighters, just like their friend Firefighter Frog. To do that, they need to look out for any signs of smoke in WordWorld, because where there's smoke, there's fire! Will Duck and Fly be able to determine what's really smoke and what's not? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#502H] Downhill Racer/Book Monkey * Downhill Racer - When George hears about the annual soapbox derby, he enlists Allie to help him make the coolest car a monkey could drive. But even with the help of Bill's instruction manual, building a car takes a lot of work and car parts sure are hard to find. Will their car made out of wagon wheels, a kayak, and brakes from a buggy race past the finish line or are they on a crash course?
    * Book Monkey - George loves books and helping others, so volunteering to help the librarian is a no-brainer! But when she is called away, George may have volunteered for a bigger job than he expected. He does his best to reshelf books, but when people can't find what they're looking for, he starts over from scratch. After he sorts by the color, then size, then subject, how will the exhausted little monkey react when the librarian tells him that books are also sorted alphabetically?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#118H] Incredible Journey/Bamboozled * Incredible Journey: Nick and Sally are playing in their homemade Thingamajigger, when the Cat arrives to take them on a real adventure! Off they go to meet Salmon Sam, who is returning to the pool where she hatched so she can lay her eggs. With the help of the Subber-e-blubber, they follow Samantha on her incredible journey!
    * Bamboozled: Sally needs to find a gift for her stuffed Panda, Pammy. Who better to ask than a real Panda? The Cat takes them to meet Zhu Zhu, a giant panda who helps the kids to discover all the wonderful things you can do with bamboo. It's a perfect gift for Pammy the Panda!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Super Why! [#112Z] Cinderella Red doesn't feel like much of a Princess, so how will she fit in at Sleeping Beauty's princess party? The Super Readers magically leap into the book of Cinderella who has a party of her own to get to! When the clock strikes midnight, Red learns that she doesn't need the help of a fairy godmother to feel great about who she is! Educational Objectives: To learn about feeling good about oneself, find the letters of the alphabet and practice the magic of spelling. Opposite words are used to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#120] The Old Bird/Diamond Don * The Old Bird - Buddy, Tiny and Mom make a play date with Petey Peteinosaurus to ride the Dinosaur Train to meet Arlene Archeopteryx, a bird from the family of the oldest birds ever! The kids are excited to learn that Arlene is a bird and a dinosaur.
    * Home With Shiny & Don - Shiny and Don stay at home and we get to see that just because they don't always ride with Buddy and Tiny on the Dinosaur Train doesn't mean that they are not having fun. An adventure into a local caves leads to a marvelous and brilliant discovery.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4406H] Help-O-Bots Telly, Rosita, and Elmo pretend to be robots to try and help Chris at Hooper's Store. Educational Objective: Cognitive Reasoning duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1108] Lost and Found and Pot Full of Sunshine * Lost and Found: When everyone gets tickets to the circus, BJ convinces them to let him hold onto the tickets until show time. Distracted by the fun of playing basketball, BJ loses the tickets. After a frantic search, he finds the tickets and learns a valuable lesson about responsibility.
    * A Pot Full of Sunshine: On a day of fun with Barney and her friends, Baby Bop discovers a lonely little flower, struggling to grow in a shady spot in the park. She takes it to a sunny spot, nurtures it, and makes it her friend. Baby Bop is thrilled when the flower blooms. On the first day of a cold fall morning, the flower dies and Baby Bop is heartbroken. But with help from her friends, she deals with her grief, and gains hope for the future.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#404] Caillou Helps Out Everyone's lending a helping hand today. Caillou plans a surprise birthday party for Grandpa with Grandma's help. He and Grandma get everything ready, and Grandpa is very surprised and very happy. Caillou really likes to play with Leo's pet hamster and would love to have one of his own. He doesn't realize how much hard work having a hamster can be until he offers to look after Leo's pet while Leo and his parents are out of town. He soon realizes it's not all fun and games - especially with Gilbert around! Mom is upset when the mailman only brings bills, bills and more bills. Caillou and Dad decide to make a nice letter for her and they give it to the mailman to deliver. Mom is thrilled to get such a nice letter from Caillou. On another day, Caillou is really looking forward to a special day with Dad, but Dad gets a bad cold and has to stay home. Caillou is pretty disappointed at first, but then with some help from Mom, Dr. Caillou looks after patient Dad. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 2:00 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#601] Friends and Family It's the day of the Spring Party at the Duke and Duchess of Boxford's summer house. Cranky teases Thomas that he can only carry light loads. Thomas is outraged by this and determines to prove to Cranky that he is not "Tiny Thomas". First he borrows James' and Henry's heavy loads. Cranky lifts both, but with a lot of creaking and cranking. So Thomas decides Cranky should lift something heavier - himself!. It's too heavy for Cranky and he breaks! Sir Topham Hatt is very cross. Thomas then asks Spencer to take the heavy loads to the party at the summer house while he rushes to the Sodor Steam Works to get parts for Cranky. Once Cranky was fixed, he and Thomas have a party together at the Docks! Thomas has a special Special. He is to take Sir Topham Hatt to his special birthday party. But when Thomas goes to pick him up at Maithwaite, he doesn't look like Sir Topham Hatt at all!! He has a moustache! Things get worse as the imposter Sir Topham Hatt demands to go to the Whispering Woods where he encourages children to play. Then he stops at a junction and rushes into the signal box to have a turn at throwing the levers. As a result, Gordon hurtles down a branch line! When Thomas arrives back at Maithwaite, he realizes this isn't Sir Topham Hatt! The imposter reveals himself as Sir Topham Hatt's brother - Sir Lowham Hatt! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Bob the Builder [#809H] Following Clues (Pt. 2) Muck & the Old School Wall - Spud and Scrambler are still searching for the Golden Hammer. When they see school teacher Ela's class practicing their Chinese dragon dance in costume, they think the dragon is real. They decide to follow it in hopes of locating the Golden Hammer. Meanwhile, Bob and the team have been tasked with fixing the old school wall. Muck notices an interesting picture on the wall when Lofty demolishes it. Muck and the team manage to restore and uncover a picture of a dragon on the school wall. Spud and Scrambler finally return and on seeing the restored dragon picture on the wall, they follow the direction of the dragon's tongue to a loose brick, another red box and another clue. This time it's a trapezoid on the end of a line; but what does it mean? Scoop's Big Job - Following the latest clue - a trapezoid with a line extending from it Spud and Scrambler start their search at Fixham lighthouse. Bob and the team are also called to a restoration job at Fixham Lighthouse. As there are a lot of big jobs to do, Scoop insists that he can do all the jobs without any help. After a series of accidents, Scoop realizes that he needs to slow down and that others can be a great help with the big jobs. Meanwhile, Spud has managed to switch on the lighthouse lamp and the picture of the clue is actually a bucket at the end of a chain. Spud and Scrambler pull the chain and bucket up from the well where they find another red box and another clue - some sort of box or cube. What does this mean? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#119H] Thump/Squirreled Away * Thump: Nick is trying to make his mother a surprise lunch, but she keeps coming into the kitchen! If only there was a way for him to know when she was coming. The Cat takes Nick and Sally to meet his friend Twitch the rabbit. Twitch and her bunnies teach Nick and Sally how to stop, look and listen. Now Sally that can warn Nick when his mom is coming, they're able to surprise her with lunch!
    * Squirreled Away: Nick can't remember where he put his yo-yo. Cat offers to take the kids to meet his friend Bucky the Squirrel who is good at both hiding and finding things! Nick and Sally learn how to use markers to help them remember where they put things. Back at home Nick thinks like Bucky then is able to find his yo-yo!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#216] Grow, Zoboo, Grow The Kratt Brothers are taking care of a human baby and a baby red kangaroo, and Zoboo wants to help the two babies grow. Martin and Chris show Zoboomafoo that all creatures grow, but to do so they need rest, food and play. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#302H] When Fish Fly Martin and Chris challenge Koki and Aviva to a contest about who has the most challenging job. In their quest to win this challenge, the gang uncovers an unlikely animal partner that could ultimately lead either team to victory...or defeat. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#1110] Big Brother Binky, Part I/Big Brother Binky, Part II In this special two-part episode, Binky's family adopts a baby girl from China. Binky receives the news of getting a baby sister with great excitement, and he delights in helping prepare for her arrival, and visiting China. Although at times Binky worries about how his life will change, and more importantly, whether his new sister will even like him - Binky becomes the proudest big brother in Elwood City. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#504H] My Mother The Dog/Martha's Must-Have My Mother the Dog - Inspired by Ronald's parrot, Martha starts doing impersonations. It turns out her imitation of Helen's mom is spot-on. But when she starts answering phone calls in Mariella's voice, she gets a bit more than she bargained for... Vocabulary: (E) resembe/resemblance, impersonate/ation, genuine, authentic, accurate. Martha's Must-Have - When Martha finds out that wearing a Courageous Collie Carlo Collar makes people give you food, she has to have one. Ignoring Helen's claims that the product isn't as magical as it seems, Martha sets out to earn some cash for the collar. Vocabulary: (E) artificial, cheap, expensive, phony, bogus. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    WordGirl [#512H] Who's Your Granny?/Win A Day with Wordgirl * Who's Your Granny? - Granny May decides to become more notorious by committing bigger crimes involving crazy contraptions. Meanwhile, Becky is frustrated that she does not appear in any yearbook photos since she always has to escape to fight crime as WordGirl. Will Becky/WordGirl ever be able to get her photo in the yearbook and find time to interact with the new, hi-tech Granny May? Vocabulary Words: Interact, Contraption. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#310H] Where The Bison Roam When the Wild Kratts Team decides to explore the spot where early explorers Lewis and Clark first laid eyes on the American prairie, they discover that prairies and the amazing bison herds of yore are much harder to find these days. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33073] Tonight on Nightly Business, is the bull market still alive? After a wild week on Wall Street, see what one market watcher says you should do with your money now. And, shares of JPMorgan drop after a disappointing earnings report. Where does the stock head from here? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    New Tricks [#904Z] The Girl Who Lived The UCOS team's feathers are ruffled when Steve McAndrew, a retired detective from Glasgow, descends on the office like a bundle of Scottish energy. Brought in to reinvestigate one of his original cases - the disappearance of teenager Georgia Wright - McAndrew's policing methods raise a few eyebrows. And he has a few tricks up his sleeve that make Brian and Gerry look like slaves to the rule book. duration 50:01   STEREO
  • 8:00 pm
    Father Brown [#116H] The Daughters of Jerusalem Father Brown investigates when a woman of Kembleford's WI dies in mysterious circumstances. duration 46:04   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Death In Paradise [#120H] Ye of Little Faith The team is faced with the seemingly impossible murder of an air stewardess. duration 54:09   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#601Z] A Talent for Life, Part 1 Isobel Hewitt is an affluent pensioner with a young lover. Duncan Golf is a GP in the Village of Malham Bridge who is rumored to be having an affair. When the corpses of Isobel and Duncan are discovered by the river alongside one another, Barnaby and Troy embark on an investigation which uncovers a deep vein of resentment running through the village. duration 47:21   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:48 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#602Z] A Talent for Life, Part 2 Isobel Hewitt is an affluent pensioner with a young lover. Duncan Golf is a GP in the Village of Malham Bridge who is rumored to be having an affair. When the corpses of Isobel and Duncan are discovered by the river alongside one another, Barnaby and Troy embark on an investigation which uncovers a deep vein of resentment running through the village. duration 46:49   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:35 pm
    Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking [#101H] Seattle, WA: Chefs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau Dungeness crab season is bait for host Pete Evans and Seattle chefs Tom Douglas (Dahlia Lounge) and Thierry Rautureau (restaurant Luc) to throw a Northwest seafood feast. To gather their ingredients, they take to the Puget Sound for a day of crabbing and fishing for sand dabs, then it's on to the famed Pike Place Market ("the heart and soul of the city," says Douglas) for fresh squid, along with veggies Pacific Northwest-style: Walla Walla onions, wild morel mushrooms, crisp asparagus. Back in the kitchen, Rautureau demonstrates the best way to cook crab, Douglas takes viewers to squid school, and Evans gives Puget Sound fish the Italian-French treatment. duration 25:00   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3180] Tavis talks with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer and composer Stewart Copeland. The renowned rocker - who describes himself as the progeny in equal measure of Stravinsky and Hendrix - imparts his unique wisdom on resisting pigeonholing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    State of Surveillance A Co-production of KQED & The Center for Investigative Reporting "State of Surveillance" goes inside California police departments where new technologies ranging from automated license plate readers to facial recognition technology are making it easier to fight crime, but are also raising concerns about privacy. Are these monitoring systems becoming dragnets filled with information about law-abiding citizens? duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
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