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KQED Plus: Friday, May 30, 2014

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Friday, May 30, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3214] Tavis talks with influential entrepreneur Arianna Huffington. The international media mogul unpacks her latest text, Thrive, an exploration of the pursuit of two traditional metrics of success - money and power. Tavis also chats with contemporary jazz star Brian Culbertson. The multi-instrumentalist explains why he's celebrating his 20th anniversary as a recording artist with a remake of his debut CD and also performs the track, "Horizon." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    QUEST [#702H] Lake Tahoe: Can We Save It? Lake Tahoe's clear, blue waters attract 3 million visitors to California and Nevada each year. But the lake is still paying the price of the rampant development that took place in the 1960s and now faces a new threat in climate change. Meet the small army of scientists and others who toil behind the scenes to turn back the clock to a time when you could see 100 feet down into the lake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Moments to Remember: My Music Patti Page returns to co-host all new performances and archival classics from the vault with co-hosts Nick Clooney, Peter Marshall, Wink Martindale, and Mary Lou Metzger. This program features many more legends of the late 50s and early 1960s pop era.
    Frankie Laine comes out of retirement to "spend one more night in our old rendezvous" singing his sentimental "That's My Desire." Italian crooner Julius LaRosa takes stage to perform his classic "Eh Compari" and "Domani." The Four Lads, Four Aces, Four Freshmen, Roger Williams, Lenny Welch, The Platters, The DeCastro Sisters (and more), also return to the stage to sing their greatest hits. Archival performances from Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como and Nat King Cole round out this amazing special.
    duration 2:28:15   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Ed Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classics - The 60s (My Music) From the late 1940s 'til the early 1970s, millions of viewers of all ages saw great musical acts each Sunday night on "The Ed Sullivan Show." This installment in the MY MUSIC series presents classic song performances from 1963-1968. From the Beatles' American television debut to the Doors' infamous one-time-only appearance to the Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, the Mamas and the Papas and more, the special focuses exclusively on full-length music performances - no plate spinners or dancing elephants - that evoke the spirit of that decade's youth movement. duration 1:58:15   TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Rhythm Abroad [#101H] Tahiti, French Polynesia Sun-kissed beaches, lush green rainforests, and Tahitian drumming call Brittany's name. Unlike the slower paced Hawaiian hula, Tahitian dance is known for its fast hip shaking. Brittany gets an inside view into typical Tahitian life as she moves her hips with the locals at a community fundraiser. Away from the drums, Brittany cools off as she takes to the crystal blue waters for an exciting day of swimming with stingrays and sharks. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Zoboomafoo [#125] Great Singers Animal Junction is alive with the sound of creature songs, so the gang is excited when a kookaburra flies in. But excitement turns to disappointment when this great singer refuses to sing. Zoboo decides that he can figure out how to get the bird to sing, and with some help from Martin and Chris, he does. Jackie and the Animal Helpers are busy applying hawk silhouettes to the windows of Jackie's house. ~ duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Thomas & Friends [#910H] Just Being You duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    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)
  • 8:00 am
    Clifford's Puppy Days [#122] Grooming Gloom/The Letter * Grooming Gloom" - Jorge is excited to learn that Nina will be taking him to the Grooming Shop - until he gets some misinformation about what a grooming shop is. At first his friends try to help him find a way to get out of the experience. But Daffodil helps him realize that he should trust Nina to do what is best for him.
    * The Letter - Evan and Emily Elizabeth offer to mail a letter for Mr. Solomon on their way to buy tickets to a concert by their favorite band, the Zippers. But the kids' plans are disrupted by their own generosity and helpful nature. When they finally arrive at the park where the concert is taking place, the tickets have been sold out. But the other members of the community are so grateful to the kids for all of their help that day that they all pitch in and make sure that Evan and Emily Elizabeth attend the concert.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Clifford The Big Red Dog [#136] Potluck Party Pooper/The Best Gift * Potluck Party Pooper - The Howards are having a party and everyone they know will be attending. Everyone but Mr. Bleakman, that is. The old party pooper insists that he'd rather stay home and do his usual Saturday afternoon routine. But Clifford and Emily Elizabeth and her friends wont give up on trying to convince Mr. Bleakman that trying something new can be fun! Finally they are able to convince him to join them and a great time is had by all.
    * The Best Gift - Emily Elizabeth believes she has the perfect gift for her mothers birthday. She plans to spend the entire afternoon with her mother and the reading of a poem written just for her mom. Charley agrees that the gift is perfect, but Jetta has other ideas. Emily Elizabeth agrees to at least try some of Jetta's ideas. But in the end she realizes that the gift she created from her heart really is the best gift.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Sid the Science Kid [#110H] No More Changes Sid isn't too thrilled that his favorite shirt shrunk, his shoes don't fit anymore and his Mom changed his favorite toothpaste. He really wants to ask, "Why do things have to change?" Sid discovers that change is a natural part of the world as he and his friends review lessons learned from change and transformation such as decay, growth, and change caused by heat. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:30 am
    WordWorld [#207H] Shark's First Day of School/Shark's First Loose Tooth * Shark's First Day of School - It's the first day of school for the youngest WordFriends, but Shark is afraid to go. With the help of his good buddy Duck, and some gentle encouragement from their teacher Cat, Shark's fear turns to confidence, and by day's end he's at the head of the class.
    * Shark's First Loose Tooth - When Shark loses his first baby tooth at a sleepover party with Duck, he's got to get to sleep fast so the tooth fairy can come and leave him a present. But there's just one problem-he can't fall asleep! With the help of his good friend Duck and the letter P, Shark finally finds just the word he needs to help him fall asleep.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Curious George [#804H] Curious George Goes for 100/Fearless George * Curious George Goes for 100 - It's Lake Wannasink Lake's 100th anniversary and George is in charge of the main attraction - the town's 100-year-old-flag with 10 stripes and 100 stars. When the stripes accidentally blow away, George runs around the countryside to retrieve them. Can George reassemble the flag in time for the big unveiling?
    * Fearless George - "Fearless George" and his comrades (aka Steve and Betsy) are playing a make-believe adventure with George's toys. But putting away toys only to set them up again the next day really eats into play time. Is there a way to store the toys without destroying the set? Sounds like a job for "Fearless George!"
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 10:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#203H] Bounce/Timmy Tippy Toe * Bounce - Nick and Sally are wondering why their ball is so bouncy. Fish tells them it's because it's made from rubber, and rubber comes from trees. Cat doesn't believe him so it's time to ask the expert, Dr. Twiggles! It turns out Fish is right! And Dr. Twiggles shows them all just how rubber is made, and all the wonderful things rubber can make
    * Timmy Tippy Toe - Nick and Sally are playing on a climbing frame but just can't manage to get to the top. Cat tries to show them how it's done but he can't do it either! Time to go see Timmy Tippy Toe, the Klipspringer who is an expert climber! Timmy teaches them to use their hands and their feet, and now they can reach the top of their own "mountain"!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Super Why! [#148Z] Cinderella: The Prince's Side of the Story Red and Little Boy Blue are playing some music together when Little Boy Blue suddenly disappears! This is just like when Cinderella left the ball without finishing her dance. To solve the mystery, Super Why and his friends soar into Cinderella's fairytale once again, and this time they talk to the prince! Educational Objectives: To learn about thinking creatively, investigate the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Dinosaur Train [#221H] Tiny and the Crocodile/Meet The Grandparents Team Pteranodon travels to Dienosuchas Swamp to meet Deanna Dienosuchas, a 40 foot crocodile with many big teeth, and a crabby attitude. Tiny leads the way to warm up Deanna who turns out to be more friendly and less scary than our kids imagined. The Pteranodon kids have special visitors - their Grandma and Grandpa! The kids delight in realizing they share similar traits with their grandparents (laughs, expressions, and interests), and love showing Grandma and Grandpa around the nest area and playing some games they all like. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4409H] Leela's Cell Phone Addiction Zoe and Abby get frustrated with Leela's constant texting. Chris helps them realize that they need to tell Leela how they feel and apologize for hiding her phone. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation duration 58:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Barney & Friends [#1003] Butterflies and Bugs * Butterflies: Baby Bop is sad because she lost her pet caterpillar, Monty. Barney and the others try to help her find it. Baby Bop is surprised to discover Monty inside a chrysalis. Everyone is excited to find Monty - now a beautiful butterfly!
    * Bugs: Barney and Baby Bop are thrilled when BJ sets up a bug zoo in the caboose but Riff isn't so sure he wants to be around bugs. When the park is magically transformed into a amphitheatre with insects performing, Riff discovers that bugs don't bug him after all.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Caillou [#421] Try, Try Again Caillou, Grandpa and Dad go for a special hike in the woods. Caillou has to catch a falling leaf before it touches the ground. After a while he gets frustrated but Grandpa tells him to try and try again, that is the only way. And it pays off! Caillou gets frustrated while learning to tie his shoes, but by watching Rosie he learns you can succeed if you keep trying. Also today, Caillou goes to the swimming pool where Daddy teaches Caillou how to swim. After a few lessons, Caillou gets better and better and soon he can swim on his own. Then, Caillou discovers baseball for the first time. He wants to play and patiently Dad works at teaching him. Caillou is all ready to throw in the towel as each toss passes him by, but when he sees Sarah and Billy really doing it he gets an opportunity to practice what he's learned. A few more lessons and Caillou is on his way to becoming a neighbourhood baseball player. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 2:00 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#1001H] Look & Listen Thomas & Friends has sparked the imagination of young children for generations with classic stories of adventures from the railways on the Island of Sodor. Born from a literary tradition, the CG-animated series supports children aged 2-5 as they develop important social-emotional skills and helps to build an early foundation for preschoolers' success. Thomas & Friends is based on the much-loved books by Rev. W. Awdry, who created Thomas the Tank Engine to entertain his young son Christopher when he was in bed with the measles. The series features Thomas, a true blue engine friend who proudly wears the "#1" on his side. He's joined by a cast of track stars, including James, Percy, Emily, Henry and Gordon, as well as Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway, who keeps everything running smoothly. Thomas's world is a place with a strong community spirit, typified by a universal willingness to embrace good manners and hard work -- and a desire to be "really useful." Each episode -- comprised of two animated stories, a live-action segment, and a music video -- is designed to delight children while helping to foster their social and emotional development. As young viewers join Thomas and his engine friends on exciting adventures, they experience timeless life lessons of discovery, cooperation, and friendship. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Bob the Builder [#602] A Brand New Shelter Roley and Muck are playing a game of skidsies. Roley takes things too far and accidentally crashes into, and destroys, the old machine shelter! As Bob gets to work building a new one, Roley thinks that Muck blames him for the disaster. Muck loves to get mucky, so she's horrified to lean that Bob is building a machine wash to get them all clean! Mucky Muck becomes determined to get muckier than ever before. Eventually, she can resist the machine was no longer and is surprised to find how much fun the ticklish machine wash is! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    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)
  • 3:30 pm
    Zoboomafoo [#126] Playtime For the Kratts, playtime is fun time, but for creatures, playtime is practice for all the things they need to know to survive. So when lion cubs, several kittens and ducklings come to play, Martin, Chris and Zoboo are ready for them. Jackie and the Animal Helpers play frisbee with a very willing dog. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#224H] The Desert Elves When Koki and Jimmy get stranded in the desert, Aviva and the Kratt Brothers must rely on the eyes and ears of the Elf owl to help find their friends in the harsh habitat. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Arthur [#1307] Portrait of the Artist as a Young Tibble/The Secret Guardians * Portrait of Artist As Young Tibble - The Tibble Twins set out on new business venture - selling their pre-school art masterpieces to earn enough money to buy the coveted Krummy Kreepy Kastle. As their business takes off, so does their own appreciation for their art. Is the Krummy Kreepy Kastle really worth giving up their masterpieces? < br>* The Secret Guardians - When Arthur, Binky and Sue Ellen stumble upon a beautiful and private woodland oasis right by their homes, they vow to tell no one and keep it as their secret spot. Before long, however, they start to find evidence of human habitation.Have they discovered an ancient civilization? Or has someone known about this special secret place all along? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#406H] Monkeyshines Martha/Dog Daze Monkeyshines Martha - Helen's hefty schoolwork load leaves her with little time left to spend with Martha. At loose ends, Martha finds a friend in Professor Monkey, whose wacky inventions propel Martha into a world of new adventures. Vocabulary: (E) relie(f)(ve), genius, unwind, cherish, pressure. Dog Daze - When Carolina chastises Martha for her doggish mannerisms, Martha wishes Carolina could just see things from her point of view. That night, Carolina goes to sleep only to awake as...a dog! What will happen when she's forced to take on a furry, four-legged perspective? Vocabulary: (E) empathy, sympathy, characteristics, mannerisms, point of view. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    WordGirl [#313H] A Better Mousetrap: Part 1/A Better Mousetrap: Part 2 * A Better Mousetrap: Part 1 - On the latest episode of "Getting the Scoop with Scoops," Scoops interviews WordGirl, reminiscing about her victorious adventures defeating Dr. Two Brains. Humiliated and worried about his villainous reputation, Dr. Two Brains hijacks the television studio with a Goop Ray to give WordGirl her final interview.
    * A Better Mousetrap: Part 2 - In an attempt to maintain his dignity, Dr. Two Brains' takes over Scoops' talk show. He shows footage of himself defeating WordGirl, butt isn't long before WordGirl seizes the opportunity to turn the tides, and the cameras, restoring order to the show.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#139H] Googly-Eye: The Night Guru The Kratt brothers secretly "borrow" Aviva's half finished night vision goggles to go in search of a mysterious nocturnal creature. But when the unstable goggles stop working, the brothers find themselves taken in by the nocturnal society of the tarsier. As they investigate, the Wild Kratts team discovers that nocturnal creatures only come out at night and learn that eyes help a creature see by collecting the light that comes from objects all around. But when the tarsier troop is in danger of losing one of their own, Chris and Martin must tap into their newfound understanding of nocturnal living and help the troubled tarsier family. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33108] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    New Tricks [#501] Spare Parts Jack confronts his nemesis in court when Ricky Hanson stands trial for his attempted murder, and Gerry faces the consequences of lying to his 'daughter', Emily. The team uncover a shady organ-donor racket when they re-investigate the murder of a wealthy businessman who left a three million pound fortune to a prostitute. duration 49:58   STEREO
  • 8:00 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#705H] The Fisher King, Part One Womanizing landowner Gareth Heldman is killed by a violent blow from a Celtic spear, reawakening memories of a tragic archaeological dig at the ancient mound of Midsomer Barrow. Barnaby and Scott's investigation stirs up a maze of twisted relationships, professional jealousies and lies festering within the picturesque village community. duration 47:22   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:48 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#706H] The Fisher King, Part Two Womanizing landowner Gareth Heldman is killed by a violent blow from a Celtic spear, reawakening memories of a tragic archaeological dig at the ancient mound of Midsomer Barrow. Barnaby and Scott's investigation stirs up a maze of twisted relationships, professional jealousies and lies festering within the picturesque village community. duration 46:49   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:37 pm
    Sherlock Holmes [#205] The Man with the Twisted Lip A worried wife asks Sherlock Holmes to help her trace her husband who has disappeared. duration 52:06   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [#119] Royal Murder Holmes and Watson, guests at the hunting lodge of an unnamed Central European king, witness a murder. They are able to expose the culprit and avoid a war. duration 26:41   TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Pacific Heartbeat [#301] Pure Caz: Music of the Brothers Cazimero Legendary musicians Robert and Roland Cazimero of the The Brothers Cazimero perform an enchanting array of original compositions and island standards. Also featured are reflections from the brothers and their friends on their childhood, their illustrious careers, and their perspectives on Hawaiian music from the past to the present. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3215] Tavis talks with 4-time Emmy winner Allison Janney. The award-winning actress discusses her roles in her latest - and very different - projects: CBS' comedy, Mom, and the Showtime drama series, Masters of Sex. duration 26:46   STEREO
  • 12:30 am
    KQED NEWSROOM [#129H] Legislating Public Safety, Congresswoman Jackie Speier and Maya Angelou Tribute
    Legislating Public Safety
    As the community of Isla Vista mourns, the deadly rampage last weekend has re-invigorated calls for legislative action. In Washington today, Rep. Mike Thompson (D-St Helena) introduced federal legislation to target mental health services and reduce gun violence. Earlier in the week, California Assembly members Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) proposed bills to further restrict access to guns for people deemed mentally ill. Senate leader Darrell Steinberg announced a separate set of proposals to address mental health care in the criminal justice system and to expand training for law enforcement officers. Can legislation prevent would-be-killers before they go on rampages?

    Guests:
    • Frank Zimring, UC Berkeley School of Law
    • Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group
    • April Dembosky, KQED Health Reporter

    Further Reporting:
    Amid Warning Signs, Isla Vista Killer Slipped Through System
    Isla Vista Aftermath: Can Legislation Prevent Mass Shootings?

    Congresswoman Jackie Speier on Sexual Assault on College Campuses
    Colleges across the country are grappling with sexual violence against women on campuses - what a White House task force recently called an epidemic that affects one in five college women. Meanwhile, the Office of Civil Rights is investigating complaints from more than fifty campuses across the country, including UC Berkeley, which is also the subject of a state probe. Scott Shafer recently sat down with Bay Area Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who is expected to introduce legislation in the coming weeks to address the issue.

    Further Reporting:
    Speier Demands Accountability for Campus Sexual Assaults
    UC Berkeley Students Press for Stronger Action on Sexual Assaults

    Maya Angelou Tribute
    The world lost a cultural and civil rights icon this week, poet Maya Angelou, who died at 86. In her memory, we share an encore presentation from the KQED archives. Belva Davis, former host of KQED's This Week in Northern California, was a longtime friend of Angelou and visited with the author in 2012 to talk about the power and beauty of friendship.

    Further Reporting:
    Video: KQED's Belva Davis Recalls Her Friendship with Maya Angelou
    Maya Angelou: Remembering a Cultural Giant's Life in San Francisco
    duration 27:46   STEREO
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