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KQED Plus: Friday, May 12, 2017

Channels 9.2 •  54.1, 25.2 | XFINITY 10 and HD 710

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Friday, May 12, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#1101H] The Voyage Begins Unsure what to do with their lives and seeking wisdom from others, a team of young adults sets off on a cross-country road trip to interview professionals in diverse careers who can provide insight into building a fulfilling life. Ed, a recent college graduate from the small town of Colchester, England, is stagnating in a dead-end job and living with his parents. Determined to branch out, he hopes this trip will give him the confidence to pursue broader possibilities. Tele'jon, an 18-year-old from violence-plagued Oakland, CA, seeks to channel his passion for community activism into a socially impactful career. 29-year-old Olivia left a stifling small town upbringing to join the Air Force and explore the world. Now at a point in life where she wants to settle down, she hopes to blend her interests of sustainable farming and community-building into a satisfying livelihood.
    After meeting each other in San Francisco, the team hops aboard Roadtrip Nation's iconic green RV and travels to Santa Cruz, CA, where they interview climbing instructor Jakob Laggner. Jakob left a traditional desk job to found Treks and Tracks, a company that leads outdoor expeditions.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:30 am
    Weekend Explorer [#407H] Guangzhou, China Discover the bustling cosmopolitan city of Guangzhou, China that has played a key role in China's history. Relax in 5 Ram Park, cruise on the Pearl River, explore an ancient tomb, visit a beautiful temple, eat at world-class restaurants, wander unique shopping districts, pick out dinner at a huge fish market, and much more. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    The Great British Baking Show [#214H] Masterclass 4 Watch Mary and Paul re-create bakes from the final weeks. Paul makes a wheat-free crusty rye loaf and sweet and savory pretzels. Mary makes Sussex Pond pudding and choux pastry religieuse, and puts her own twist on the classic opera cake. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    The Great British Baking Show [#311H] Masterclass 1 Learn from Mary how to make classic Madeira cake and frosted walnut cake. Paul makes hazelnut and orange biscotti and technically tricky arlettes. Mary closes the show with the retro classic Black Forest gateau. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    British Antiques Roadshow [#3703H] Kirby Hall 2 duration 58:21   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Finding Your Roots [#202H] Born Champions Three of America's greatest athletes, whose determination and love of sports were deeply shaped by their families, were all cut off from their true origins. Billie Jean King learns the story of her grandmother, who had always kept her orphan status a secret. Derek Jeter confronts his ancestors' lives as slaves and learns that they were owned by a white man named James Jeter - the source of the Jeter name and Derek's third great-grandfather. Rebecca Lobo finds out that her Spanish ancestor fought side by side with a famous revolutionary and was forced to flee Spain because of his democratic ideals. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Infinity Hall Live [#503H] Joss Stone The English singer/songwriter/actress beloved by fans for her free spirit as much as her lustrous vocal prowess takes the stage--barefoot, as usual--for an energetic performance inspired by her recent world tour. The Grammy winner's set list is as far-reaching as her vocal range, from the White Stripes' reworked "Fell in Love with a Boy" to 1970s soul smash "Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin' on Me)" and her own chart topper "Right to Be Wrong". Interview with Joss Stone. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4104] Tavis talks with author Rutger Bregman about his book Utopia for Realists and with actress Debra Winger about her starring role in the movie The Lovers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4103] Tavis talks with rapper Logic about his album Everybody. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1709H] Outsmarting Thanksgiving Test cook Dan Souza shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate roast turkey. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best oven thermometers. Finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to foolproof boiled corn. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#509H] Fancy Pasta Plain old pasta it's not, but it's just as simple to make as your weeknight favorites. That's the story with Sara's spicy greens ravioli, sophisticated enough for your next dinner party and easy to make. Then guest David Pasternack of New York's Esca and Eataly shows his flair with fish with a rock shrimp fettuccine. And, in Ask Sara, Sara answers viewer questions about pizza dough and ricotta cheese. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#503H] Stews of the Arabian Gulf Follow the flavor as Martha puts her spin on the stews of the Arabian Gulf. Slow-cooked treasures like Arabian Gulf potpie, braised lamb shanks with okra, curried swordfish stew, and red lentil vegetable stew offer nourishing comfort with ease. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#319] Coq Au Vin From Chef Keller's classic repertoire comes Coq au Vin, the signature dish of many French bistros which is braised in rich red wine along with mushrooms and onions. Dessert is another classic: a Mille-feuille (Napoleon) layered with pastry cream, berries, and some delicate puff pastry. Recipes: Coq au Vin, Mille-feuille (Napoleon) duration 28:36   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1518H] Building England II Judith Jones continues her exploration of English architecture with a look at the Georgian and Victorian styles. She tours Queen's House in Greenwich, Christopher Wren's Church of Magnus the Martyr and St. Paul's Cathedral in London, the urban townhomes of Bath, Osterley House in Middlesex, Hammerwood Lodge in East Sussex, Saltaire in Yorkshire, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace, and the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. duration 57:27   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 am
    Kamikaze As America threatened to invade Japan in 1944, the Japanese turned to desperate tactics - kamikaze suicide bombers. Now, experts are uncovering the clues to the terrifying weapons Japan sent into war: killer planes, rocket bombs and super torpedoes, all guided by human pilots. Exploring Japan's coast, the experts uncover caves, overgrown bunkers and top-secret bases that hide the secrets to how kamikaze weapons were built and launched. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG-V
  • 11:00 am
    Plants Behaving Badly [#102] Sex & Lies Revel in the ethereal beauty of orchids and examine their exotic flowers, which are shaped for one purpose - to attract pollinators. Many use sex as a lure, impersonating a female bee or wasp. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23104] (original broadcast date: 5/11/17)
    * we continue our coverage of the firing of FBI Director James Comey, with Robert Costa of The Washington Post
    * Admiral William H. McRaven, who is now the chancellor of the University of Texas system. He introduces his new book, "Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life - and Maybe the World"
    * a conversation and performance from Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton. His new album is "From a Room: Volume 1."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#306H] Stella Alpina Osteria, Bette's Oceanview Diner, Chou Chou Fresh, local, Northern Italian-flavors mark this subterranean osteria as our first stop. Next, a diner that's been serving breakfast and lunch for more than 20 years. Finally, we cross the Atlantic again for a visit to a French bistro with a host brimming with personality. duration 26:08   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#206H] Hearty Greens Growing up, Joanne spent many hours in her grandparents' garden. You can't get more fresh than a farm, so they're going to Beet Generation Farm to hang out with a new generation of organic farmers, and then to an Italian market. With their greens, Joanne and her student Geoff will make a dandelion, dale and kumquat salad with Marrakech spiced walnuts, and then grilled broccoli rabe wrapped in prosciutto. Come join them down on the farm. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul [#117H] Sweet Endings with Shorey Jacques' granddaughter Shorey is back in the kitchen and she's all grown up but she's never too old for dessert! And it all starts with a little butter, freshly made for a quick tartine de confiture. Fresh fruit recipes follow with peaches marty and rhubarb-honey coupe with creamy yogurt sauce. Shorey's love of chocolate isn't forgotten with chocolate pistachio biscotti, which proves to be a perfect lesson in baking, as Jacques guides her measurements and mixtures. Finally, Shorey and Jacques shape mini chocolate truffles to round out their confectionary creations. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#514H] Iran's Historic Capitals Iran's rich history goes back millennia, to the days when Persepolis was home to "the king of kings." In this episode, Rick Steves explores three historic capitals of Iran: Persepolis, with its splendid monuments; Shiraz, with the tombs of Iran's most beloved poets; and Esfahan, with its extraordinary mosques and endearing people. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Irish Catskills: Dancing at the Crossroads This documentary revisits New York's famed vacation spot, which also served as a summer getaway for many Irish and Irish-Americans for nearly 100 years. It explores the factors that led to the Catskills' boom and bust, from a successful labor union deal and a flood of Irish immigration in the 1950s to the ubiquity of air conditioning, cheap air fares, and cultural assimilation in later decades. Using archival photos, home movies, private audio recordings,contemporary videography, and dozens of interviews, the documentary traces the history and the legacy of this beloved chapter of Irish-Americana in the Catskills. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#209] Happy Halfiversary/Good Egg Bad Egg Happy Halfiversary - The agents celebrate an important milestone in their partnership. Curriculum: Using a calendar; Understanding how many days in a week and how many months in a year. Good Egg Bad Egg - The agents try to determine what kind of creature will hatch from an egg. Curriculum: Data Analysis and Measurement. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#210H] Night Shift/Put Me In Coach * Night Shift - The agents discover things are very different at Odd Squad at night. Curriculum: Mapping; Using Coordinates.
    * Put Me In Coach - Coach O determines which agents get to visit the unicorns in Cloud Town. Curriculum: Measurement; Using a pan balance to measure relative weight.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#404H] Pangolin Rescue After discovering a pangolin and its amazingly unique keratin scales, the Wild Kratts receive an alert from two Wild Kratt kids in China. The pangolins in their forest are in trouble! The gang responds, uncovering Chef Gourmand Gaston's latest plan to make Smoothies using pangolin scales. The Wild Kratts must tap into the real power of the pangolin's scales - as an incredible defense - to rescue this little-known creature. Science Concept: Specialization for Defence. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#802] Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain/Thanks A lot, Binky * Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain - Fern can't wait to climb Moose Mountain so that she can have exciting adventures like Zutzut, the famous comic-book hero! But Francine is assigned to be her hiking buddy and the two girls fight all the way up the trail. Will Fern and Francine be able to work together and weather some unexpected challenges?
    * Thanks a Lot, Binky - Binky decides to become "No More Mr. Nice Guy" after not getting thanked for saving Rattles from a dangerous stunt. After all, if he's not going to be appreciated, why bother doing any good deeds? But then one day he's shown what life would be like without any acts of kindness ...
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#505H] Martha's Puppy/The Cheating Chum Caper Martha's Puppy - Martha feels it's high time to get a puppy, but the family disagrees. Even Jake knows that two dogs is plenty. With no other option, Martha sets out to do what any dog would: train a baby to become a puppy. Vocabulary: (E) destroy, mess, ruin, spotless, tear. The Cheating Chum Caper - Inspired by her favorite mystery novel, Heroic Helen is on the hunt for trouble. When she notices TD's grades have suddenly improved and spies him meeting secretly with Martha and Francois, things get personal. Has she uncovered a cheating scandal between her dog and her best friend? Vocabulary: (E) cheat, cram, quiz, tutor, drill. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    WordGirl [#707] News Girl/Diorama Drama: The Scene of the Crime NEWS GIRL - There's a new girl in school, and though Becky wants to do her best to make Rose feel welcome, the new arrival may spell trouble for WordGirl. Rose fancies herself the town's greatest kid reporter (which really irks Scoops), and she makes uncovering WordGirl's real identity her first big assignment. When the Energy Monster breaks lose, WordGirl must not only figure out how to contain the Monster, but how to avoid a snooping Rose. Vocabulary Words: Expose, Details. DIORAMA DRAMA: THE SCENE OF THE CRIME - The Diorama Bonzana Extravaganza has the whole school - and especially Violet - excited to create their own unique diorama. Becky, however, is dreading the event. While she might have a way with words, art is not her strong suit. She doesn't want to be embarrassed by a sub par project, so she does everything in her power to procrastinate, even letting herself get tangled up in the Amazing (and completely inept) Rope Guy's latest scheme. Vocabulary Words: Confront, Diorama. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Doc Martin [#202Z] In Loco Louisa is nervously awaiting an interview for promotion to head teacher of Portwenn Primary School, and she's anxious to make a good impression. But the odds seem to be stacked against her. Dr. Ellingham is on the board of governors, and she's not sure she can count on his vote. Meanwhile, Bert Large is testing out his culinary skills on the villagers. He's taken over the running of the fish and chip shop while owner Mrs. Cronk is in the hospital - and goes to some unusual lengths to improve the food! Martin discovers that the skin infection affecting some of the local children is not impetigo as he had initially diagnosed, but a rare condition usually only passed by animals. duration 46:42   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    DCI Banks [#115H] A Little Bit of Heart When Rachel Li reports her husband, property owner and philanthropist Xun, missing, Banks interviews his brother Chang and niece Wei, hearing the family were dissidents who had to flee China, as well as his son Bo, a hospital worker who does not get on with his father. duration 1:25:10   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:30 pm
    Dalziel and Pascoe [#181Z] The Cave Woman (Part 1) When a woman's mummified remains emerge from the water during a cave rescue operation, Dalziel and Pascoe embark upon a murder inquiry which rocks their world. duration 54:10   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    Dalziel and Pascoe [#182Z] The Cave Woman (Part 2) DC Lateef and his climbing partner are still trapped inside the cave. When the rescue team finds them, they are too late to save Lateef, however the stone sample he stowed in his jacket is sent for analysis. duration 54:21   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 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
  • 12:00 am
    The Kate [#205H] Maurice Hines Famed tap dancer and performer Maurice Hines entertains with heartfelt stories from his childhood days in show business with his brother Gregory, and sings classics like "It Don't Mean A Thing," and "Smile" and of course, wows the audience with his skilled tap moves. duration 56:00   STEREO TVPG
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