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KQED Plus: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose Hong Kong: Quest for the Dragon Adventurer Richard Bangs ventures into the heart of Hong Kong to discover what forces drive a city in which the spiritual concept of chi and the worldly concept of wealth coexist. Bangs begins by taking in one of the most dazzling festivals on earth, Chinese New Year. Then, he wanders beneath the skyscrapers of Central District, meanders down the alleys of Western District and ferries across the harbor to Kowloon. Later, he sail the "dragon-infested" waters to the Geopark, an ecological preserve, before making his way to Lantau Island, and finally north, to the villages of the New Territories. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Masterpiece Classic [#4445H] The Paradise, Season 2 - Part 5 The Food Hall opens at the Paradise, but there's a different jewel distracting attention - the new timepiece display. At the centerpiece, is a stunning and mysterious watch from Katherine's late father. It is Katherine's cherished object, but it also harbors a secret that becomes currency in the power play at the Paradise. Sam is beguiled with the watch, and uses it to build an impressive watch sales enterprise. Meanwhile, Denise is given an extraordinary opportunity, but accepting it may put her in opposition with Moray - what will she do? The time to make a decision is ticking away. duration 53:11   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Masterpiece Classic [#4446H] The Paradise, Season 2 - Part 6 The Paradise is celebrating 5 years in business. But behind closed doors, shocking alliances and schemes are emerging in an all-out bid for domination. The stakes are high - and so is the paranoia. Who will come out on top? Meanwhile, fragile hearts are tested, as some come to learn the true meaning of love and loyalty the hard way. Pain is a formidable teacher, but can Moray, Denise and others see clearly what is right under their noses? duration 53:11   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    King Charles III On Masterpiece [#4718] The hit Broadway show "King Charles III" is adapted for television. A 2016 Tony nominee for Best Play, the drama imagines Prince Charles' ascension to the throne following Queen Elizabeth's death. duration 1:54:21   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Secrets of the Dead [#1503H] The Alcatraz Escape The three convicts who escaped Alcatraz in rafts in 1962 were swept out to sea and drowned, according to conventional wisdom. Now, a team of scientists believes the escapees could have made it to dry land-but only if they left at a specific time. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4107] Tavis talks with rapper and activist Michael Render a.k.a. Killer Mike about the importance of community and political activism. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4106] Tavis talks with journalist and author Amy Goodman about her book Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1711H] Big Easy Favorites Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison the steps to making the ultimate chicken and sausage gumbo. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of smoked paprika. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus shares her favorite quirky kitchen tools. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer reveals the secrets to making the best red beans and rice. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#303H] Italian, Philly Style with Marc Vetri Sara and chef Marc Vetri plunge into Philadelphia's Italian Market to source the rustic ingredients his Philly eateries are known for. Back in Sara's kitchen, they make two weeknight friendly Italian dishes - Sal's Meatballs in Pizza Sauce and Spaghetti in Parchment with Clams and Scallions. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Bakes [#610H] Layered Yeast Dough Many favorite French bakery staples are made with layered yeast dough that relies on a technique called lamination. Join Martha as she shares tips for three classics: kouign-amann; unforgettable sugar and spiced cinnamon-sugar knots; and snails. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#322] Demystifying Duck Confit Many people love eating duck confit with its super succulent texture and flavor, but never tried to make it. Chef Keller shows us how to make it step-by-step at home and then uses the meat to create a beautiful terrine. Recipes: Duck Confit, Duck and Pork Terrine with Pistachios duration 27:30   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1605H] St. Augustine, Florida Burt remembers a time when it was traditional for our governments to try and be responsive to the needs of the people. Apparently, it's a tradition that is dying out, so he travelled around the United States talking to people and trying to find out what is happening. Along the way, he discovers that each year, over $3 trillion of our taxes are wasted or stolen. He finds the accounts hard to believe and keeps asking, "Am I getting this right". duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#205] Berlin With world-class cultural sites, dynamic new architecture and unstoppable energy, Berlin is a city on the move. We visit the museums - the ancient treasures of the Pergamon and the Egyptian museum, German Expressionism at the Neue Nationalgalerie and the newly designed Jewish Museum. From dynamic Potzdamer Platz to the stark reminders at Checkpoint Charlie, we feel the past and see the future in Berlin. Our base is the luxurious and historical Hotel Adlon. Even shopping in Berlin brings history with it-we shop and snack at the fabulous KaDeWe department store. An outing to Potsdam takes in the Prussian past. Tips on touring this historic city, and best beers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#1005H] Fred Lyon - Living Through The Lens An intimate expose of one of America's leading photographers that takes the viewer inside Fred Lyon's world and showcases his best known photos of the streets of San Francisco. duration 54:11   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Changing Season: on the Masumoto Family Farm Review a transitional year in the life of farmer, slow food advocate and sansei David "Mas" Masumoto, and his relationship with his daughter Nikiko, who returns to the family farm with the intention of stepping into her father's work boots. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23107] (original broadcast date: 5/16/17)
    * we begin with politics, following Monday's report that President Trump disclosed highly classified intelligence to Russian officials last week. Charlie is joined by Katy Tur of MSNBC.
    * we conclude with a celebration of Rolling Stone's 50th anniversary, with Jann Wenner, the co-founder of the publication, and his son, Gus, who is the head of digital operations at Rolling Stone's parent group, Wenner Media.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1102H] To Bang Korean BBQ, Tina's Place and Hopscotch Find spicy kimchee, plentiful banchan and meats grilled tableside at this casual South Bay eatery, To Bang Korean BBQ in Santa Clara. Then find great value, full plates and friendly service in Pinole at Tina's Place. Finally, its hip decor, craft cocktails and American food, with a touch Japanese influence, at Hopscotch in Oakland. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#208H] Citrus Three Ways Joanne has always wanted to do a cooking show where you don't cook. And fresh citrus is the key! She'll start by going to her restaurant Copita, and then to a citrus orchard in Yountville, California. With her student Kit, they'll make pomegranate kumquat and blood orange ceviche, followed by a citrus salsa. She's going to cheat a little bit by grilling some shrimp, and then oven-roasting quinoa. And for dessert: a refreshing citrus sorbet. Get ready to pucker up and get fresh. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#209] Fast Proof No one expects a bread recipe in a fast food collection but Jacques shows viewers how to mix and bake a loaf of bread in one pot in his Slow and Easy Bread in a Pot. Next he shares his favorite eggs prepared in little containers known as Cocotte Eggs with Creamed Mushrooms. When Jacques raids the pantry and freezer, he finds the fixings to make a Ragout of Broccolini, Beans and Sausage. Fresh berries and a neat twist on a bought pastry crust end the meal with Cookie Dough Raspberry Tart. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#603H] Dubrovnik and Balkan Side-Trips Nestled inside its mighty ramparts is Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic." From this remarkably preserved medieval fortress city, we venture into less-touristy corners of the former Yugoslavia. In Bosnia, we visit Mostar - war-torn in the 90s, but bursting with promise today. In Montenegro, we sail the fjord-like Bay of Kotor and explore its mysterious, mountainous interior. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    British Antiques Roadshow [#3703H] Kirby Hall 2 duration 58:21   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#215H] O Is for Opposite/Agent Oksana's Kitchen Nightmares O is for Opposite - When Ms. O gets trapped in a mirror, an opposite Ms. O enters the real world. Curriculum: Data analysis and graphing; Prediction and probability. Agent Oksana's Kitchen Nightmares - The agents try to resolve a disagreement between Ms. O and Oksana. Curriculum: Estimation; Skip counting. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#216H] Rookie Night/Who Let The Doug Out? Rookie Night - It's party time for all the new agents at Odd Squad. Curriculum: Temperature: Using a thermometer; Associating different climates/seasons with degrees. Who Let The Doug Out? - Delivery Doug needs help with an egg situation. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#407H] Puffin Rescue When a rogue wave crashes into the Tortuga, the Wild Kratts get separated. Jimmy and Aviva end up on rafts in the middle of the ocean. Koki is trapped on a sinking Tortuga. While Chris and Martin end up on two islands. Chris is alone on his island, but Martin isn't. He soon discovers a creature friend - a Puffin! Martin begins to devise a plan to use the powers of this little bird to get off the island and rescue his friends. Science Concept : Adaptation. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#1304] Macfrensky/The Good The Bad and the Binky * MacFrensky - When Francine and Brain are locked in a stiff competition to win student of the month, Muffy talks Francine into "borrowing" Buster's toy and letting Brain take the blame for it. As the lies grow and the prize gets closer, however, Francine's guilt increases. Can she come clean and wash her hands of this dastardly deed?
    * The Good, the Bad and the Binky - As Emily's new babysitter, Binky introduces his charge to the world of pro-wrestling and teaches her some fierce moves. But when Emily starts ruffling the feathers of other pre-schoolers on the playground, Binky worries he hasn't been the best role model. Can Binky restore Emily to her former, tea-party loving self?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#508H] The Return of Ralph/Little Bo's Sheep The Return of Ralph - Buying a bigger TV usually means a better entertainment experience. For the Lorraine's, it means the return of Ralph, the conniving duck whose obsession with television has Helen's family desperate to be duck-free. But this time, Ralph has an even bigger surprise under his feathers... Vocabulary: (E) layover, migrate, pause, remain, stay. Little Bo's Sheep - Martha can't figure out why there's a sheep in her kitchen until Bo, a border collie, rushes in to explain that they got lost on their way to a herding festival. Can Helen and Martha get them there before it starts? And before the sheep eats all their pillows? Vocabulary: (E) dawdle, halt, insist, persistent, route. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    WordGirl [#710] Accordion Tradition/Can't Touch This ACCORDION TRADITION - When Becky inherits Mrs. Botsford's old accordion, she discovers she comes from a long line of stellar female accordion players. At first, Becky is excited about learning an instrument, but she quickly realizes that she, well... isn't very good. She is pretty terrible actually. But her practice session gets cut short by Granny May who, with the help of the stolen Magnifying Diamond, is cracking safes all around the city. Can WordGirl defeat Granny May and still get in enough accordion practice to make Mrs. Botsford proud? Vocabulary Words: Hesitate, Select. CAN'T TOUCH THIS - The Botsfords are out enjoying a family hike through the woods. The sounds of leaves rustling, birds chirping and TJ and Becky's incessant arguing fill the air. TJ won't keep his hands off of Becky's things, and she is getting fed up. When the Botsfords stumble across WordGirl's secret spaceship hideout, TJ immediately runs inside, eager to play with all the cool gadgets inside. As Becky is rushing to get her family out of the hideout, she hears the Whammer whamming trees close by. If he discovers her hideout, WordGirl will really be in trouble! But how can she defeat the Whammer and monitor TJ at the same time? Vocabulary Words: Property, Tinker. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#1111H] Days of Misrule, Part 1 During the Christmas holidays Barnaby and Jones attend an exasperating team-building exercise, run by a young and overly ambitious acting chief superintendent. They're released from their misery to respond to an explosion at a trucking company operated by one of the most hated men in Midsomer. The detectives soon realize that the intended victim had many enemies among the townswomen, including his own grandmother. Guest star Tim Pigott-Smith (Jewel In the Crown). duration 49:37   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:53 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#1112H] Days of Misrule, Part 2 During the Christmas holidays Barnaby and Jones attend an exasperating team-building exercise, run by a young and overly ambitious acting chief superintendent. They're released from their misery to respond to an explosion at a trucking company operated by one of the most hated men in Midsomer. The detectives soon realize that the intended victim had many enemies among the townswomen, including his own grandmother. Guest star Tim Pigott-Smith (Jewel In the Crown). duration 45:27   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:40 pm
    New Tricks [#706] Fashion Victim The team reinvestigate the murder of fashion designer Ritchie Levene. duration 52:07   STEREO
  • 9:35 pm
    Death In Paradise [#147H] When a tourist claims to alibi a woman convicted for murder seven years ago, the team are forced to reopen the case. duration 52:10   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:37 pm
    Agatha Christie's Poirot [#106] Triangle at Rhodes Hercule Poirot is holidaying at the Palace Hotel in Rhodes. He and his fellow guests are interested in the arrival of famous and beautiful divorcee Valentine, accompanied by her fifth husband. They can't help but notice how Valentine immediately starts flirting with a good looking man who arrives the same day much to the public displeasure of his wife. Poirot's holiday is over but just as he prepares to leave he is called back to the hotel. After drinking a pink gin with the other guests, Valentine is dead. duration 51:24   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:30 pm
    On Story [#703H] A Conversation with Tony Hale Tony Hale, star of Arrested Development and Veep, discusses the collaborative environment of comedy. duration 26:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Richard Bangs' South America: Quest for Wonder Travel writer Richard Bangs, the longtime host and writer of the Emmy-winning Adventures With Purpose launches a new series designed to re-awaken viewers' sense of wonder. This program follows Bangs as he seeks out the continent's most revered sites and natural wonders - from its bone-rattling waterfalls to its ancient, sacred citadels. He visits awe-inspiring Iguacu Falls in Brazil and Argentina; mystical, remote Easter Island deep in the Pacific; the architectural ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru; and the biologically diverse Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
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