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TV Daily Schedule: KQED Plus

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KQED Plus: Friday, May 9, 2014

Comcast 10  •  Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

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

Friday, May 9, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3199] Tavis talks with New Jersey's Sen. Robert Menendez, chair of the foreign relations committee. One of only three Hispanics in the US Senate, he weighs in on US policy, including on Egypt, Ukraine and immigration. Tavis also chats with Hannibal star Hugh Dancy. The British actor previews the second season of his series, and his role as an FBI criminal profiler. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    QUEST [#705H] Restoring America's Waters Find out how the health of America's waterways is being restored. Follow scientists and fishermen as they team up to rebuild North Carolina's deteriorating oyster reefs. Battle algae blooms with Lake Erie researchers and discover how the largest dam removal project in U.S. history is providing hope for Washington state's salmon. Plus, discover an Ohio artist who turns coal mine run-off into works of art. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1224H] Making a Home Accessible/Modifying a Bathroom and Dangerous In this special episode, the guys make several important improvements. Kevin helps make a home accessible for a homeowner in a wheelchair by modifying a bathroom and several different sets of stairs. Tom and Kevin rebuild a dangerous staircase for a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Ask This Old House [#1218H] Quieting a Squealing Shower in New Hampshire/Installing a DIY-Friendly Security System and Video Camera Richard helps a homeowner in New Hampshire quiet a squealing shower. Kevin installs a DIY-friendly security system and video camera. And the guys ask, "What Is It?" duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Cave People of the Himalaya Everest climber and thrill seeker, Pete Athans, returns to the Himalayas with Dr. Mark Aldenderfer in search of the caves and mummies of a lost civilization. There they will risk their own safety to reveal astonishing evidence of a previously unknown, 1500-year-old death ritual high in the Himalayan caves. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Nature [#2808H] The Himalayas The Himalayan mountain system is the planet's highest and home to the world's highest peaks. Nature explores the diversity of wildlife and habitats of this mountain chain starring the mysterious snow leopard. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Over Hawai'i This special explores the scenic wonders and rich cultural traditions of Hawai'i. From spectacular shots of lava pouring from one of the world's most active volcanoes to soaring explorations of lush, unspoiled valleys to reef-skimming underwater forays with sea turtles and dolphins, the program presents an illuminating, off-the-beaten-path tour of Hawai'i's six major islands and popular visitor destinations. Interwoven with striking visuals, locals offer insights into the distinctive landscapes and culture of the islands, share surprising facts about Hawai'i's geology, plants and animals; relate ancient stories of Hawaiian deities and discuss traditional beliefs that still play an important role in Hawaiian life today. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1303] East Texas Zay Harding takes roping lessons and experiences the famous Gun Show in Ft. Worth, visits the Book Depository with an eyewitness to the Kennedy assassination in Dallas, travels to the oil fields in Kilgore, stops at the Huntsville State Penitentiary, tours the Johnson Space Center with Alan Bean in Houston and celebrates the 4th of July in Chappell Hill. duration 57:31   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#110] Climbing There are a lot of climbing creatures and they all have different features that help them climb. A tree frog has sticky pads on its feet, a spider has eight legs, and a kinkajou has a prehensile tail that she uses like a fifth arm when climbing through a tree. When a playful band of coatis turns up at Animal Junction, the gang marvels at how sharp claws and a long tail helps a coati climb trees with the greatest of ease. Coatis are better climbers than Kratts because they're built for it. Jackie and the Animal Helpers rescue a climber-in-training, a kitten who's stuck up in a tree. He knew how to climb up, but he's too afraid to climb down. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#807H] Laughing Together Big Belle - Belle is very excited to learn that Toby also has a bell just like hers, and wants to go and be friends with him. Toby is a little intimidated when he sees how big and powerful Belle is. Belle decides that she wants Toby to do everything that she wants to do. They go to see Farmer Trotter's pigs but Belle spoils the fun by making mud with her water jet. Toby goes into another siding but Belle chases after him still wanting to be his friend. Next they go to Maithwaite Station and Belle rings her big loud bell but Toby reverses away. Belle realizes that if she wants to be Toby's friend she needs to listen to what makes him happy too. So they both listen to the birds twittering and twitting together quietly. Finally they are both happy and become the best of friends. Stuck on You - Thomas is given the special of being the Sodor Search and Rescue Engine for the day. Thomas is excited to see that Butch has a magnet attached to his crane arm. Victor tells them that the magnet comes on when the red light is switched on, but they don't listen. At the Sodor Search and Rescue Center, Harold asks them to take metal poles to Farmer McColl. Butch and Thomas can't figure out how to pick up the poles with the magnet so the poles crash into the sea! Now the red light switches itself on and Butch gets stuck to Thomas! He realizes he should have listened to Victor. Victor tells them again that the magnet is on when the red light is on. This time Thomas and Butch listen and they complete their rescue jobs effortlessly. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4237H] Grouchy Mother's Day It's Grouchy Mother's Day, and Oscar has ordered a fish bouquet for his mother. He wants this to be the worst Grouchy Mother's Day ever, especially because Oscar's mom thinks everything on Sesame Street is horribly nice. Oscar's sister, Bunny, drops in to celebrate, too. She gives her mom a dozen stinky fish, but Oscar only gives her six. Oscar adds that he also got their mom stinky perfume, but Bunny brought perfume with a real skunk applicator. Oscar and Bunny argue over whose present is stinkier while their mother remarks how she loves hearing her two children argue. Since Grouchy Mother's Day isn't just about getting presents, Oscar has planned for them to go on a trip to the dump. As they try to start the car, everyone on Sesame Street comes up to them. Oscar's mom thinks everyone on Sesame Street is too nice! Oscar finally fixes the car, which makes his mom even angrier. What kind of Grouch fixes things? Bunny thinks that Oscar has lost his grouchiness. Oscar's mom wants to take Bunny back to Grouchland before she loses her grouchiness too. To prove to his mom and sister just how grouchy he really is, Oscar has Bob, Gordon, and Chris sing a Grouchy Mother's Day song. It's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for her. Her day is ruined by both of her kids. It's her grouchiest Mother's Day yet, and she feels lucky to have such rotten kids. THEME: Social Development Y / 12 duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#107] Clifford's Field Trip/Helping Paws * Clifford's Field Trip - The kids hide Clifford when he comes to the school fieldtrip.
    * Helping Paws - Clifford babysits the four mice.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#214] Vaz Goes Down The Tube/Cyber Puppy Problems * Vaz Goes Down The Tube - Clifford's Big Idea: Be Responsible
    Vaz gets a new satellite dish with 632 channels and begins to lose himself to the world of TV. He stops participating in activities like reading books, visiting the library and playing soccer. Eventually, Clifford and his friends help him realize that he's missing out on some very fun and important real life experiences.
    * Cyber Puppy Problems - Clifford's Big Idea: Believe in Yourself
    When Mac worries that Jetta loves her mechanical toy dog more than she loves him, his friends rally around to help him get through his crisis of confidence.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#136H] Special Mom Day Meal Sid declares that it's a special Mom Day, so he makes Mom French toast for breakfast. When Sid smells the French toast and his stomach growls, he wonders if his stomach is trying to talk to him. When Sid and his friends investigate at school, they discover that the stomach makes noise when it's getting ready for digestion. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    WordWorld [#118H] Playing Spies/Wee Little Whale * Playing Spies: When Sheep and Duck think that Dog has a secret, they decide to play "spy" to figure out the mystery. As they secretly watch Dog, they discover he wants to build a word with the "oo" sound. But will they be caught before they can guess Dog's secret?
    * Wee Little Whale: Sheep rescues a tiny whale who is stuck in some seaweed and brings her home to her haystack. They quickly become best of friends. But as Whale gets bigger and bigger, outgrowing Sheep's tea cups, bathtubs and pools, Sheep realizes she must return her WordFriend to the sea. Although Whale may be big, her friendship with Sheep proves to be bigger, and the two discover a way to continue to play together: They just have to build a word!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#106] Curious George Takes A Job/Curious George Takes Another Job - (Part 1 & 2) * Curious George Takes a Job, Part I: Following his nose, George sniffs his way to Chef Pisghetti's Ristorante where he finds Gnocchi the cat being tormented by her enormous ribbon. While the Chef is cooking up a meal to tempt a restaurant critic, George and Gnocchi experiment with kitchen magic. They learn that when cooking, not everything becomes floppy like spaghetti and some things don't really belong in the pasta pot. Educational Objective: To show properties of substances can be changed by heating and dissolving.
    * Curious George Takes a Job, Part II: After George's success helping Chef Pisghetti impress the restaurant critic, the Chef suggests that George help his friend Mr. Glass wash the windows of his skyscraper-The Glass Palace. A perfect job for a little monkey! But maybe not a curious monkey because George can't help but be distracted by some amazing shadows he sees inside the windows. Educational Objective: To illustrate that light travels in straight lines and that an object placed in the path of light produces a shadow.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#215H] Top of the Sky/Jiggle Bones * Top of the Sky: Nick, Sally and Cat are playing with their toy rocket.Using the Cat's "Whoa-Look-At-It-Go-Launcher," he shoots the rocket up up and up! But now they need to go find it. Off to the top of the sky! They pass the treetops, and the mountains. Where is the top of the sky? They keep going higher until they're in space! They meet Audrey the Astronaut who explains that there is no top to the sky. The sky turns into space and space goes on forever! Just when the kids think their rocket is lost, they find it in Audrey's space station. Though they can't launch their rocket to the top of the sky, launching it to the moon is just as cool!
    * Jiggle Bones: Nick and Sally are wiggling and jiggling like the jelly mould in front of them. But they can't quite widdle the same way. How come? Bones, of course! announces the Cat. Bones keep their bodies from being wiggly and jiggle. But why do they need bones? A visit to Dr. Giggles will answer that question! They learn about the big strong bones that help us stand and walk, the small bones that help us bend and move, and all the important bones that help protect our squishy bits. Even though they won't let you wiggle and jiggle like jelly, bones are important!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Super Why! [#130Z] The Goose and the Golden Eggs Red's friends would love to try some of her delicious apples, but Red wants to keep them all for herself! The Super Readers venture into the story of the Goose and the Golden Eggs to visit an old man who is as protective of his special eggs as Red is of her delicious fruit. This old man must learn his lesson, before his golden goose flies the coop! And Red needs to find out how share with her friends. Educational Objectives: To learn about giving to friends, sing the alphabet and identify the letters M-O-R-E. Kids will practice the magic of spelling and find that the power to read can change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#203H] Stargazing on the Night Train/Get Into Nature! * The Pteranodon family rides a special 'Night Train" to another part of the Cretaceous Time Period, where they meet a Troodontid "cousin" of the Conductor's, Sidney Sinovenator, who knows more about the stars than anyone. Sidney takes the family up to his favorite stargazing spot, "Starry Hill," and teaches the kids why the stars seem to move across the night sky.
    * When the kids build their own version of a nest on the beach, below their actual family nest up on the cliff, they get the idea to turn their beach nest into a clubhouse. Shiny thinks that a clubhouse needs a club, and "the Nature Trackers" club is born! The kids decide to make their club about getting outside, getting into nature, and making new discoveries. The only problem is: which kid is in charge of the club?
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4417H] Grandparent's Celebration Elmo is disappointed his grandparents will miss the Grandparents Celebration but feels better after spending time with Baby Bear and Rosita's grandparents. Educational Objectives: Social/Emotional Development duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1208] The Amazing Captain Pickles, A Hero Adventure BJ learns a lesson about bragging when he tells everyone that he, Captain Pickles, can leap over the moon! Baby Bop (also known as Wonder Princess) has some serious doubts about who is the greatest superhero! Barney helps BJ learn the importance of being honest! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#514H] Caillou Helps Out Caillou Can Compost: Caillou wants to be an amazing magician - and has Grandma got a trick for him! She shows Caillou her composter, and soon, Caillou is determined to make "gardening gold" appear all on his own. Mommy and Daddy are very impressed when Caillou the magician eventually turns their household scraps into compost! Educational Objective: The magic of compost; seeing a task through to the end. Caillou's Tree: When Daddy must cut down an old decaying tree, Caillou is upset. Where will the birds and squirrels will live? He and Daddy make a visit to a tree farm, where they buy a big new tree to replace the old one. Educational Objective: The importance of dealing with change in a positive and pro-active way. Caillou Saves Water: When Miss Martin asks the class to think up ways to save water, Caillou takes it to heart. He tries to stop taking baths, and wants to stop brushing his teeth, but Mommy, of course, won't let him. When Caillou notices a dripping faucet he's amazed to learn how leaking tap water really adds up - giving him an even better idea of how to conserve (and reuse) water! Educational Objective: Water conservation; many small contributions add up to a large one. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#808H] Slow Down! Wonky Whistle - Thomas is getting his whistle fixed at the Steam Works before he delivers animals to the Sodor Country Fair. He rushes out of the Steam Works before his whistle is fixed properly and it starts to make a strange sound. Thomas collects ducks, Katy the sheep dog and Farmer McColl's prize cow to take them to the fair. Thomas' whistle is so loud that all of the animals run away! Thomas arrives at the fair to find out that the animals are gone and there is no one at the fair. Once Thomas goes back to the Steam Works to get his whistle fixed, he tells everybody about the animal show. Thomas is asked to use his whistle to declare that 'the animal show is now open! ' Up, Up and Away - Thomas and Percy are given the special of delivering a giant balloon that Mr. Bubbles has blown up for his Big Balloon Show. Thomas and Percy decide to take the coast track, but the wind whips the balloon into the sky. Thomas and Percy ask Mr. Bubbles to blow up another giant balloon and they take it through a tunnel but it gets stuck! Thomas and Percy again get another giant balloon and they take a fast track and as Gordon rushes past the big balloon bounces off the flatbed and bursts. Thomas realizes that he should have taken the Woodland track. This time they arrive safely with the giant balloon and the show is a big success. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Bob the Builder [#707H] Fun at the Beach Scoops' Sea Rescue - Scoop dreams he's a brave sea captain. He's so excited his mind is elsewhere! He doesn't hear Bob asking him to collect the special fixings for the new lens for the lighthouse. Later, Bob asks Scoop to collect a special tool. He has to get back quickly, as Splasher will be arriving soon with the new lens. But Scoop doesn't listen again. Scoop rushes guiltily back, unaware that Splasher is on his way. Splasher sees Scoop and swerves but the lens topples from his trailer into the sea! Bob is confused- Wendy warned Scoop that Splasher was coming so why didn't Scoop see him? Scoop confesses he wasn't listening. Scoop hurtles onto the beach, and scoops out the lens, moments before it hits the rocks! The team finishes the job, and the lighthouse beams light across the sea. Scoop promises to start listening! Scratch's Star Turn - Today is Fixham History Day, a day when everybody celebrates Fixham's past. Bob and the team are turning an old ship into a stage for the show. Scratch is thrilled when he lands a part in the play but is worried he won't be any good at acting. Scratch decides he must find out all about 'Ships, Pirates and Fixham" and disappears off on his own adventure. But it's only when Scratch sees Bob and the team working hard in the distance that he remembers he was supposed to be helping! And when Scratch looks for the special poster, he finds it lying in a nearby puddle - ruined! Scratch races back to Bob and the team, with the ruined poster. There's no time to make a new poster. Scratch has learned about it! And with the children's drawing skills, they make a brand new poster just in time. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#217H] Paper Chase/A Polar Adventure * Paper Chase - Sally and Nick are making paper airplanes, but have run out of paper! Luckily Cat's friend Dr. Twiggles can help them! Off to the Woody Wood Woods to see him. There, Dr. Twiggles shows them how to make new paper out of old paper - recycling! They watch how the old paper is shredded, then water and cleaner are added to make it into a thick, soupy mess! Then they put it through rollers that flatten it into large sheets of paper! Now Nick and Sally can make their airplanes, and the best part, they used recycled paper!
    * A Polar Adventure - Nick and Sally have lost Teddy outside, they need to find him, bears don't like the snow! Well some bears do, proclaims the Cat. In Freeze-Your-Knees-Snowland, Cat's friend Polly the polar bear loves the snow! They meet Polly and her two bear cubs and learn how their thick fur keeps them warm and how their long claws keep them from slipping on the ice. When a storm blows in, Polly keeps everyone warm in her den. Polar bears really do like the cold! Back home, Sally finds Teddy buried under the snow, but he was nice and safe in his own little den!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#111] Fierce Creatures The arrival of Arctic wolf cubs has Zoboo feeling really wolf-ish. Zoboo knows that wolves aren't fierce creatures; in fact, he wants to join the wolf pack, so Chris and Martin teach him the wolf basics. After quick lessons in howling, hunting and the pecking order of the pack, Zoboo's all set to leave with the pack, until he finds out that the barren Arctic is a lot different than sunny Madagascar. Zoboo doesn't want to live in a world without mangoes... or Kratts, so he says goodbye to his pack mates. Jackie rescues a spider that's stranded in a friend's bathtub. She lays a towel over the side of the tub so that the spider has a surface that she can climb out on. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#309H] Bandito: The Black Footed Ferret Martin impulsively tries out Aviva's new Stone Digger before it is finished and flies out of control and crash lands into a hidden prairie where he is stranded, but encounters a lost colony of black footed ferrets. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#608] Rhyme for Your Life/for Whom The Bell Tolls * Rhyme For Your Life - While struggling to write a poem for his mom, Binky falls asleep and gets trapped in Verseberg... where it's a crime not to rhyme! After tangling with the big purple orange and meeting poet William Carlos Williams, Binky finally escapes this curse-but will he be able to stop speaking in verse??
    * For Whom the Bell Tolls - D.W. lost her voice! For Arthur it's a dream come true...until Mom asks Arthur to take care of D.W., and he finds himself at the mercy of a bad mime with a cowbell. Will Arthur spend the rest of his life at D.W.'s beck and call, endlessly fetching ginger ale and playing Crazy-eights?
    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 [#312H] Meat-Life Crisis/Mobot Knows Best * Meat-Life Crisis - When the Butcher can't summon the meat to defeat WordGirl he decides to go live at home with his dad, Kid Potato. He convinces his son to join him at the ballpark to work as a food vendor. Will this be the end of the Butcher's villainous ways?
    *Mobot Knows Best - It's parent-teacher conference day at Woodview Elementary School. To insure that Tobey's real mother doesn't hear about his robot distractions he creates "Mobot," a robot designed to act like his mom. Will Tobey's Mobot act human enough to fool his teacher?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#134H] Little Howler Chris and Martin are unpacking from an adventure and are surprised when a Wolf pup pops out of their bags. They have no idea where the little guy came from and must retrace their steps in order to return him back to his pack. They experience that wolves are a very social animal with a close pack structure and frequent visual and audio communication among individual members. With this knowledge and wolf-powered Creature Power Suits the bros are able to fend off a hungry cougar and finally return the pup to his wolf pack. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33093] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    New Tricks [#908Z] Blue Flower UCOS investigates the murder of Max Klein, an East German immigrant whose mysterious last words translated as 'blue flower'. As the team pieces together Max's remarkable story, Pullman attempts to gain the trust of his estranged daughter Mia. duration 52:02   STEREO
  • 8:00 pm
    Father Brown [#120H] The Laws of Motion Sullivan resolves to put an end to Father Brown's meddling for good. duration 59:37   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:46 pm
    Death In Paradise [#124H] The team investigates the apparent suicide of an elderly resident at a retirement home. duration 54:13   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:42 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#609Z] Birds of Prey, Part 1 Troy and Constable Sarah Pearce are in Midsomer investigating a wildlife crime while Barnaby follows up on the discovery of a local man's car - and body - in the river. duration 47:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:31 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#610Z] Birds of Prey, Part 2 Troy and Constable Sarah Pearce are in Midsomer investigating a wildlife crime while Barnaby follows up on the discovery of a local man's car - and body - in the river. duration 46:45   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:30 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
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3200] Tavis talks with director Amma Asante. The British filmmaker discusses the kinds of films she likes to make and the buzz around her recently released feature, Belle. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    KQED NEWSROOM [#127H] Politics Roundup, Jose Antonio Vargas' "Documented" and A Photographer On A Mission
    California Politics Roundup
    President Obama's three-day swing through California this week raised buckets of campaign cash in Silicon Valley and Hollywood, with the goal of helping Democrats hold onto the U.S. Senate in November. Meanwhile, the California primary election on June 3 has longtime South Bay Congressman Mike Honda facing stiff competition from a fellow Democrat with high tech ties -- newcomer Ro Khanna. The Governor's race has two Republicans vying to stop Jerry Brown from winning an unprecedented fourth term. Scott Shafer has an election roundup with three political reporters.

    Guests:
    •Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle
    •Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group
    •Scott Detrow, KQED Sacramento Bureau

    Further Reporting:
    A Guide to California's June 2014 Primary Ballot Measures
    President Obama at Wal-Mart to Talk About Solar Power
    Mike Honda, Ro Khanna Face Off Ahead of June Primary

    "Documented" filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas
    Jose Antonio Vargas was twelve years old when his mother sent him from the Philippines to live in the Bay Area with his grandparents. After graduating from Mountain View High School, his career as a journalist took off, but Vargas was troubled by the secret of his status as an undocumented immigrant. As he watched students and activists around the country push for the passage of the Dream Act in 2010, Vargas decided to get involved himself. His story is told through his new film, "Documented," opening in select Bay Area theaters on May 16. Thuy Vu sits down with Vargas to hear about the film and his story.

    A Photographer On A Mission
    California Air National Guardsman Ed Drew is the first photographer since the American Civil War to make tintype portraits of soldiers in a combat zone. Now he's turning his lens on an inspirational group of at-risk youth who are making a better life for themselves through organic farming.

    Further Reporting:
    Photographer on a Mission Uses 19th-Century Technique to Make Timeless Images
    duration 27:46   STEREO
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