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KQED Plus: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose Costa Rica: Quest For Pura Vida Renowned adventurer Richard Bangs explores the ecological nexus of North and South America - Costa Rica. Costa Rica is home to endless natural wonders: wild rivers, fire-spewing volcanoes, verdant rainforests and more species of animals and plants than found in the United States and Canada combined. Bangs attempts to uncover the secret to Costa Rica's success in preserving their small country's extraordinary biodiversity. He begins his journey on the Pacific side, where the Osa Peninsula encircles Corcovado National Park. Then, he explores the beaches at Punta Islita, Palo Verde National Park and the Monteverde Cloud Forest, before heading to Tortuguero National Park, a tropical rain forest on the Caribbean coast. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Hamilton's America This documentary provides intimate access to Lin-Manuel Miranda and his colleagues during the two years leading up to the Broadway opening of the musical "Hamilton." It combines interviews with experts and prominent personalities, footage of the production in New York, and cast-led expeditions to DC, Philadelphia and New York. duration 1:58:20   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 3:00 am
    70s Soul Superstars (My Music) Join Patti LaBelle for an all-star reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B and soul, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, the Trammps and the Emotions. duration 2:28:57   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    On Story [#301H] A Conversation with Chris Carter, Creator of the X-Files Legendary television writer Chris Carter reveals the secret behind the creation and success of The X-Files and how he stirred audiences using the power of mythology. Lost and Prometheus writer, Damon Lindelof, speaks with Carter on how his use of the paranormal and search for the truth have become staples of popular culture. Followed by Todd Somodevilla and Marysia Makowska's surreal short film, Sea Pavilion, about a picnic outing by an abandoned seaside dwelling, that ends up encompassing more than just sand dunes and forgotten memories. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4113Z] Tavis talks with author David Grann about his book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4112] Tavis talks with author Joseph E. Stiglitz about economic trends and with acclaimed journalist Bill Moyers about his documentary film Rikers: An American Jail. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1716H] Autumn Desserts Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with host Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the ultimate chewy oatmeal cookies. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews mini prep bowls in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Elle Simone reveals the secrets to ultra-nutty pecan bars. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#308H] Cook Once, Eat Twice Sara's easy strategy for quick meals is to cook once, eat twice. Spicy Roast Pork is a simple and delicious meal any night, but a visit with her brother to a Vietnamese food joint inspires Sara to turn that pork into delectable pork Banh Mi Sandwiches later in the week. Sauteed Duck Breasts one night become delicious Peking Duck Wraps the next. Magic! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#107H] Dressing and Emulsions Homemade dressings far outshine any store-bought varieties, and Martha will show you how easy it is to make your own. She starts the lesson with a delicious shallot vinaigrette prepared two ways: whisked directly in the bottom of a salad bowl and shaken in a small jar. She also makes a creamy blue cheese dressing - just the thing for drizzling onto a wedge of iceberg lettuce. And you can make your own mayonnaise, too. Follow Martha's step-by-step instructions, then use it to prepare the most delectable BLT. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#402H] Keller Family Treasures, Part 2 Chef Keller recreates classics from his hometown of Ribeauville, France. Dishes include a light mayonnaise he learned from his grandmother and another family favorite, a rolled pasta dish made with a savory filling. Recipes: Poached Leeks with Grandma's Light Mayonnaise; Fleischschnaka (Pasta Roulade). duration 26:26   TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Born to Explore with Richard Wiese [#106H] Indonesia: Orangutans-People of the Forest Explorer Richard Wiese travels to Borneo, Indonesia, one of only two islands on the planet where orangutans live in the wild. Richard experiences life aboard a "klotok" boat during his journey deep into the rainforest in search of these magnificent great apes. Find out why Borneo's rainforests are vanishing and meet the local communities who are banding together to save the mighty orangutan. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#309H] O'Hare Airport, Chicago, IL - Airport Travel Tips Colleen gives you an inside look at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, one of the busiest in the nation. With these airport travel tips, it's clear to see how traveling can be made a little easier. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Smart Fats to Outsmart Aging with Dr Steven Masley Dr. Steven Masley brings years of research - and success with patients - to viewers. As a physician, nutritionist and fellow with three medical organizations, he offers his audience proven, simple lifestyle changes to help them lose unwanted weight and keep it off, feel and look better than ever, control blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol profiles, and prevent and reverse heart disease. In a nutshell, enhancing quality of life for decades to come.
    The Standard American Diet ("SAD") is stealing health and aging people faster than necessary. In this program, Dr. Masley discusses the 5 major aging accelerators, mostly attributable to the SAD: inflammation, hormone imbalance, loss in muscle mass, and common nutritional deficiencies. He lets viewers know what they can do to stop these aging accelerators in their tracks, and in some cases reverse them; and it starts with focusing on 4 main food groups. Following Dr. Masley's plan is as easy as it is simple, and he lays it out, step by step, mapping out what to eat, how much and even how to cook for maximum anti-aging benefit. It is a proven program to help transform people's lives, so they are healthier, and feel fantastic.
    duration 1:54:07   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23113] (original broadcast date: 5/24/17)
    * we begin with the aftermath of Monday's terrorist attack in Manchester, England. Charlie is joined by Griff Witte, the London bureau chief for The Washington Post and Peter Bergen, a national security analyst for CNN.
    * astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the director of the world renowned Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History and host of the popular radio and TV show, "Star Talk." His latest book is called "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry."
    * Jeff Pegues, the justice and Homeland Security correspondent for CBS. His new book is called "Black and Blue: Inside the Divide Between the Police and Black America."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1119H] Marche Aux Fleurs, Peasant & The Pear, Copita.... We're stepping outside the city to rediscover the Bay Area, starting in Marin for pastoral tranquility reminiscent of Provence at Marche aux Fleurs. Then it's a quick jaunt to Danville for creative rustic dishes at The Peasant & The Pear. Finally, we return to Marin, to Sausalito, where contemporary flavors from Mexico, a choice tequila selection and a party atmosphere can be found at Copita Tequileria y Comida. duration 24:56   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#212H] Summer In Italy Joanne shows how to get maximum flavor from a bountiful tomato crop by roasting them slowly. Sasha learns to make a stew fit for summer using fresh vegetables and a basil mint pesto. Recipes: Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Feta and Olives, Summer Vegetable Stew with Basil and Mint Pesto (Parm-Reg). Student: Sasha Bernstein. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#212H] Spice Up Your Life When Claudine comes to visit, Jacques wants to spend the day with his daughter and granddaughter so he turns to his pressure cooker to prepare a Lamb Curry in half the time and serves it over Rice with Raisins. To begin the meal, Jacques manages to stretch four ounces of sea scallops into a dish serving four people in the form of Scallop Pancakes on Boston Salad -- the smell of the pancakes as they cook make it impossible for them to resist sharing the first ones straight out of the pan. For the finale, Jacques transforms a tortilla and a can of apricots into a beautiful and delicious Crisp Apricot. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#609H] Stockholm Sweden's capital, confident and self-assured, glitters with souvenirs from the day when it ruled as a superpower. From pondering gilded royal staterooms to sampling gourmet reindeer and sipping vodka in an ice bar, we experience the city's cultural highlights. Then we sail the archipelago for the prettiest island-hopping in northern Europe. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Victorian Slum House [#104#] The 1890s Enter the 1890s, when mass manufacturing and social reform offer a bit of hope for some of the residents, while others are plagued by a water shortage that dashes hopes for a promising laundry business. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#111] How to Interrogate A Unicorn/The Briefcase How to Interrogate a Unicorn - When characters escape their books in the library, Olive and Otto must figure out how and why it's happening and put a stop to it. Curriculum: Sorting and classifying; data collection and analysis. The Briefcase - When Ms. O's important briefcase is stolen by a shape shifter, Olive and Otto must get it back. Curriculum: Comparing relative weights of object. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#112H] Best Seats in the House/Agent Obfusco * Best Seats in the House - Olive and Otto battle Oren and Olaf for the best chairs at Odd Squad while Ms. O and Oscar run a top secret mission. Curriculum: Calendar.
    * Agent Obfusco - Olive and Otto become concerned when they find out their Odd Squad test is being administered by Agent Obfusco - a mysterious agent who speaks only in word problems. Curriculum: Logic problems.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#126] Caracal-Minton The Wild Kratts crew is are playing badminton on the African savannah when a high jumping wildcat called a caracal steals the birdie. And this is no ordinary birdie - it is Aviva's precious family heirloom. As they rush to get back the treasure from an elusive, leaping Caracal cat, they learn how the caracal's musculature is specifically designed stalking and leaping- a perfect example of the concept of "form for function." Inspired by this Aviva perfects the caracal power for the Creature Power Suit and leaps off to retrieve Aviva's special birdie and rescue some caracal kittens who get into trouble along the way. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#1310] Looking for Bonnie/The Secret Origin of Supernova * Looking for Bonnie - Famous rock musician Dean Lomax visits Elwood City and calls on George's dad to fix his equally famous guitar, named Bonnie. Legend says that Bonnie is magical, and Buster and George are convinced that just one strum will give them special powers. And during one late night sleepover, they sneak into Dad's workshop to find out if it's true..
    * The Secret Origin of Supernova - Arthur is dismayed when he learns an energy drink endorsed by his favorite comic book character is full of sugar - it doesn't give you any special energy or magic powers at all! Will Arthur be able to find any superheroes who aren't out to make money - or can he create his own?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#213H] Skits On Ice/Martha's Steamed! * Skits on Ice - Skits is afraid of hockey pucks, but why? Helen tells the story of how puppy Skits chased a puck onto thin ice, and how quick thinking by Martha saved the day. Vocabulary: (E) risky, thaw(ing), solid, freeze/frozen, defrost (I) ice(y), cold, melt, puck, hockey, thin.
    * Martha's Steamed! - When Helen and Martha discover a dog locked in a hot car on a sweltering summer's day, they snap into action. While they try to track down the owner, it becomes almost impossible for them to keep their cool. Vocabulary: (E) emergency, scorching, parched, sizzling, broiling (I) panting, sweat(y), heat, thirsty, page.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    WordGirl [#803] Pineapple of My Eye/Big Baby Pineapple of My Eye - It's the 129th Annual Botsford Family BBQ, and tradition decrees that any Botsford 10-years-of-age must prepare a bowl of pineapple pistachio coleslaw in order to earn their apron. That means this year, it's Becky's turn to prepare this (very elaborate) coleslaw. It's an important rite of passage, and Becky is struggling to get the recipe just right. To make it even worse, Chuck the Evil Sandwich Making Guy is on a mission to rid the city of pineapples, the main ingredient in Becky's coleslaw. Can WordGirl stop him in time, or will she end the day apron-less? Vocabulary Words: Eureka, Eradicate. Big Baby - Pretty Princess has released a limited edition Magic Sparkle Wand, and Becky Botsford really, really, really wants it. Mrs. Botsford tells her that if she wants the wand, she has to earn the money for it, so Becky gets a job plant sitting for her neighbor. The job seems easy enough, until Mr. Big begins his latest mind control scheme, which involves a ray that can turn anything - person, dog or beluga whale - into an adorable, baby version of itself. It's WordGirl to the rescue! But will Mr. Big cause Becky to neglect her plant-sitting duties and miss out on that Pretty Princess Wand? Vocabulary Words: Hire, Hydrate/Dehydrate. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Beatrix Potter with Patricia Routledge This charming documentary recounts the life story of internationally beloved children's author Beatrix Potter. A passionate fan and Patron of the Beatrix Potter Society, Routledge presents viewers with a close-up look at Potter's illustrations, the Cumbrian farmland she called home, and even a personal journal begun during her teenage years. Released in 2016 to commemorate her 150th birthday, the program also ties into the release of The Tale of Kitty-In-Boots, a story that was written just before World War I but never published during the lifetime of its remarkable author. duration 46:56   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    National Park Symphony - The Mighty Five Celebrate the National Park Service with a stunning visual portrait of Utah's "Mighty Five", set to a score selected and recorded by Music Director Thierry Fischer and The Utah Symphony. Shot over the splendor of four seasons, the program captures hard to reach places as well as iconic images, grand vistas and secret locations in Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park and Arches National Park. duration 58:18   STEREO
  • 9:00 pm
    Becoming California Narrated by Jane Fonda, this is an epic story of environmental change on America's western edge. From geologic origins hundreds of millions of years ago to present day and beyond, this program takes a look at change on a grand scale. It reveals how humans' approach toward the environment dictates the nature of change, and how a shift in attitudes can foster healthy, functioning ecosystems amidst vibrant economies, sustaining not just nature, but people, too. duration 2:24:19   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Sun Studio Sessions [#705H] Hope Clayburn's Soul Scrimmage Memphis-based Hope Clayburn fuzes jazz, funk, rock, world beat and soul to create a unique and upbeat Memphis sound. Hope's saxophone and flute chops have allowed her to perform with an eclectic mix of artists, including James Brown, The Allman Brothers Band and The Temptations. In this episode, Hope and her band, Soul Scrimmage, show their tremendous range performing songs like "Snake", "Don't Wanna Think About It" and "Nobody." duration 28:44   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#1103H] It's A Journey - Not A Destination Against a backdrop of sweeping sand and swaying palm trees, the road-trippers make their way to Palm Springs to interview NASA engineer Adam Steltzner. Adam boasts an impressive resume that includes directing the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, but describes an unlikely sequence of life events that led him to where he is: He was a terrible student in school, isn't sure whether he graduated high school, and spent years as an aimless musician without even knowing the Earth rotated on an axis! A fateful night looking up at the stars eventually kindled his interest in science, but his circuitous path teaches the road-trippers that it's always possible to alter your trajectory.
    Later, in Taos, New Mexico, the team meets with Sherry Grathler, a river guide who backed out of a career in law to pursue the outdoors. Sherry discusses the challenges of defying societal expectations, and leads the road-trippers through a whitewater rapid excursion down the Rio Grande that teaches them the importance of going with the flow of life. Later, the road-trippers find themselves pleasantly outside their comfort zones with a festive Fourth of July celebration deep in the heart of Texas.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#301H] The Keys - Episode 1 - Florida Keys & Key West Follow Colleen as she and her daughters explore the wonders of Key West, experiencing all of its natural beauty and family fun activities. From getting to swim with dolphins to visiting the famous Turtle Hospital, they'll have the opportunity to connect hands-on with nature, gaining a better understanding of the Keys' wildlife. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

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      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

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      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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