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KQED Plus: Friday, May 26, 2017

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

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Friday, May 26, 2017
  • 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
  • 1:00 am
    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
  • 2:00 am
    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
  • 3:00 am
    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
  • 5:30 am
    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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4114Z] Tavis talks with Executive Director Gay McDougall about her career and work on the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and with NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about his book Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:30 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
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1717H] Chinese Takeout, Revised Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with host Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the best beef stir-fry with bell peppers and black pepper sauce at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of soy sauce. Next, test cook Keith Dresser shows Julia how to make the ultimate scallion pancakes with dipping sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#511H] Sunday Supper There has to be one day to kick back and enjoy cooking and that's Sunday. Sara has satisfying meals for a family gathering, like a hearty roast duck with a side of duck fat popovers. Then a British favorite deviled bones. In Ask Sara she answers viewer questions about that Sunday favorite mashed potatoes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#505H] Side Dishes Spice up everyday side dishes with the distinctive ingredients of the Gulf. Four recipes-creamed coconut spinach, eggplant with herbs and yogurt, cauliflower salad with roasted chickpeas, and za'atar smashed potatoes-will brighten any meal! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#403H] Keller Family Treasures, Part 3 It's Alsatian home cooking at its best with a refreshing celery root salad, an Alsatian pork pie and a spectacular Black Forest Cake. Recipes: Celery Root, Apple, and Walnut Salad; La Tourte de la Vallee de Munster (Alsatian Pork Pie); Black Forest Cake. duration 28:38   TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Life of Muhammad [#101H] The Seeker Drawing on the expertise of some of the world's leading academics and commentators on Islam, the program examines Muhammad's birth and early life, his first marriage to Khadijah at the age of 25, and how he received the first of the revelations that so profoundly affected both his life and the lives of those closest to him. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 am
    Life of Muhammad [#102H] The Holy Wars Omaar shines a light on key events in Muhammad's life, including the Night Journey to Jerusalem - one of the holiest cities in Islam, his escape from Mecca, the establishment of the Constitution of Medina that recognizes the rights of all people (Jews, Christians and pagan tribes) living in that city, and the 8-year war with the Meccan tribes, which some claim has led to the historic enmity between Muslim and Jewish people, while others that it is the creation of Israel and modern politics. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 am
    Life of Muhammad [#103H] The Holy Peace This episode focuses on key events during the later part of the Prophet's life, including the introduction of a moral code known as Sharia and the concept of Jihad. Although Muhammad pardons all his enemies and declares an amnesty at the time of his greatest triumph, he and Islam are seen today as being violent and aggressive. Holy Peace examines how Muhammad dealt with this issue during his lifetime. The program also explores Muhammad's use of marriage to build alliances, and looks at the key messages included in his final sermon. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23114] (original broadcast date: 5/25/17)
    * we begin with the fourth leg of President Trump's first trip overseas. Charlie is joined by Ivo Daalder, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and John Micklethwait, editor in chief of Bloomberg News.
    * We continue with our discussion of the President'st trip with Ian Bremmer, president and founder of the Eurasia Group.
    * We conclude with a look at health care. The Congressional Budget Office gave its analysis yesterday of the American Health Care Act bill passed by the House earlier this month. The agency projected that a revised Republican bill will leave 23 million more people uninsured by 2026. Charlie is joined by Ezra Klein of Vox Media and Peter Orzag, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Global Co-Head of Healthcare at Lazard.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#401H] Mescolanza Restaurant, Basque Cultural Center, Alexander's Steakhouse First, an Italian spot that's been around for more than 20 years. It's easy to miss, so keep your eyes peeled for this cozy little place specializing in pasta and pizzetta. The next restaurant is housed in a large complex - not the place for romantic ambiance, but the food is traditional, priced right and so good. Finally, Wagyu beef and high end gourmet ingredients are the specialty at our last destination, so be prepared to open up your taste buds and your wallet for that something special! duration 26:51   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#212H] Moroccan Detour You know how it is when you travel - you come home inspired by new ideas. Today she's going on a Moroccan detour. With her student Gina, they'll make chicken tagine with tomatoes and preserved lemon, walnut charmoula, and heirloom black rice, and they'll end with a sparkling cocktail. Come join them on a spicy Moroccan culinary journey. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul [#119H] Kitchen Companions There's never a dull moment when Jean-Claude joins Jacques in the kitchen! The dynamic duo team up to create a flavor-filled feast, beginning with octopus stew with onions, paprika and wine served over a creamy polenta. Jean-Claude goes on to prepare the molds while Jacques blends up a velvety mixture for a corn souffle to go alongside Jean-Claude's favorite venison in sweet-and-sour sauce. Prunes in red wine make for the perfect classical ending. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#610H] Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters The fascinating capitals of Finland and Estonia offer a chance to sample each country's history, art, and distinct love of life. We'll start in Helsinki with its neoclassical old town, modern flair for design, and steamy saunas. Then it's just a two-hour boat ride to Tallinn - with its medieval charms and new-found prosperity - celebrating its freedom and thriving in its post-USSR renaissance. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Pacific Heartbeat [#603H] Ever The Land Ever The Land explores the sublime bond between people and their land. For the past 150 years, longstanding grievances over extreme colonization tactics have defined the Ngai (tribe) Tuhoe and New Zealand governments relationship. In 2014 history was made when the Tuhoe's ancestral homelands were returned, the New Zealand government gave a official apology and Tuhoe built the first ever "Living Building" in Aotearoa, New Zealand as a testament to their values and vision of self-governance. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#113] Life of O'Brian/Whatever Happened to Agent Oz? Life of O'Brian - When a miffed O'Brian won't let Olive access the tubes, she has to solve the mystery of what she did to upset him. Curriculum: Time. Whatever Happened to Agent Oz? - Olive tells Otto the story of what happened to Octavia's partner, Agent Oz. Curriculum: Estimation. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#114] The Jackies/Invasion of the Body Switchers The Jackies - Ms. O and her team will stop at nothing to win their very first Jackie Award. Curriculum: Greater than and less than. Invasion of the Body Switchers - When Ms. O and Oscar accidentally switch bodies, Olive and Otto must set things right before the entire Odd Squad team finds out what happened. Curriculum: Geometry. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#127] Zig-Zagged Chris and Martin get caught in the middle of a Zebra stampede, and when the dust clears, a lone baby Zebra is left behind. The Wild Kratts must find the young zebra's herd and return him to his mom. Along the way, they learn the secrets of patterns in the creature world and how the zebra's stripes are critical to a special defense called "confusion camouflage." duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#1401] The Wheel Deal/The Buster Report * The Wheel Deal - After an injury, Brain has to spend some time using a wheelchair. But now he can't compete in a basketball tournament for charity! Or, can he? He meets a new friend, Lydia Fox, who just happens to be a wheelchair basketball player...and shows him how it's done. (Lydia is the winning character of the "Arthur CVS All Kids Can" Contest!)
    * The Buster Report - The kids are assigned to write a report on someone they admire. To everyone's surprise, most especially Buster's, George picks....Buster! Will George focus on Buster's joke telling, the sandwich named after Buster, or Buster's famous food collection? Or...will George sing the praises of some of Buster's other traits that often go overlooked?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#214H] Martha and the One Thousand Fleas/Nice and Crabby * Martha and the One Thousand Fleas - Helen is shocked to find that someone has eaten the cookies she was supposed to sell for the school fundraiser. Feeling stuffed and guilty, Martha knows just the thing to raise the money: a dog circus! Vocabulary: (E) charity, contribut(e)(ions), fundraiser, salesman, benefit (I) funds, grand finale, money, owe, raise(s)(ed).
    * Nice and Crabby - Crabby Mrs. Demson is suddenly friendly, cheerful, and fun. What could be wrong with her? Martha sets out to get to the bottom of the mystery. Vocabulary: (E) complain(t)(ed), disposition, cruel, personality, amiable (I) grumpy, crabby, lovable, cranky, cheerful.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    WordGirl [#804] Staycation/Dr. No-Voice Staycation - The Botsford Family is excited for their big, tropical vacation. A week of relaxation is very much needed, especially for a tired WordGirl! However, their plans get ruined when a big snowstorm cancels their flight. Mr. Botsford decides they're going to make the best of it by having a tropical(ish) vacation inside their own house! But that vacation gets put in jeopardy, too, when Mr. Big unveils his latest mind control scheme, causing Becky's vacation to become anything but relaxing. Vocabulary Words: Balmy, Frigid. Dr. No-Voice - Dr. Two-Brains went out for a night of Villain Karaoke, and now his voice is hoarse, which is a big problem for a villain who loves to talk. Since he can't just stop committing crimes, Dr. Two-Brains hires an actor to serve as his voice in the meantime. Now, WordGirl has Dr. Two-Brains, his henchman and his voice actor to defeat, and to make matters worse, Becky has really hurt TJ's feelings. But how can she take the time to make things right with her brother when there's a crime spree to stop?! Vocabulary Words: Hoarse, Modify. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Doc Martin [#204Z] Aromatherapy There's concern in Portwenn that local radio presenter Caroline Bosman has a drink problem. She's been heard slurring her words during her broadcasts, and she's been seen driving erratically. Her marriage is on the rocks because of her strange behavior. PC Mylow has romance on his mind. He's been bowled over by the pretty, blonde newcomer to Portwenn, Julie. He offers to give her driving lessons, and is over the moon when she accepts. But his little bubble of happiness bursts when she decides to enroll at a proper driving school. Meanwhile, Martin has an odorous problem with one of his patients. Vernon Cooke stinks so much nobody can bear to be in the same room. Martin has the unpleasant task of trying to discover the cause. duration 46:44   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:50 pm
    Murder on the Home Front When young women are found murdered amid the chaos of the London Blitz of World War II, brilliant Home Office Pathologist Dr. Lennox Collins (Patrick Kennedy), on his first murder case, and his newly recruited assistant Molly Cooper (Tamzin Merchant) clash with the police over just who the main suspect is. Employing groundbreaking forensic techniques, can Lennox and Molly save a seemingly innocent man from the gallows and prove there may be more to these murders than meets the eye? duration 1:26:15   STEREO TV14
  • 9:18 pm
    Dalziel and Pascoe [#185Z] Demons On Our Shoulders: Part 1 In a suburban home, a middle-aged man, Guy Hamilton (James Vaughan) shoots his wife Jean (Laura Mortimer) in their bedroom before disappearing. Dalziel and Pascoe arrive at the scene and meet the Hamilton's closest friends, Charles and Sarah Johnson (Peter Wight and Margo Gunn), who discovered the murder. duration 54:24   STEREO TVG
  • 10:18 pm
    Dalziel and Pascoe [#186Z] Demons On Our Shoulders: Part 2 Burlow claims to have cursed the Hamilton's through magic. The Johnsons admit the West Riding Dragons practice witchcraft but deny using their powers for evil. duration 1:11:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [#101] The Red-Headed League Adapted from The Adventure of the Red-Headed League. Jabez Wilson, a London shop owner, comes to consult Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. Wilson tells them that some weeks before his young assistant, Vincent Spaulding, urged him to respond to a newspaper want-ad offering work to only red-headed male applicants. duration 26:44   TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Father Brown [#141H] The Rod of Asclepius Lady Felicia's reckless driving lands her and Mrs McCarthy in adjoining hospital beds. A new admittance to the ward dies the following morning on the operating table. A nurse claims it is murder and is found dead the same afternoon, forcing Inspector Mallory to do more than his initial cursory investigation. Father Brown follows a different line of inquiry and Lady Felicia and Mrs. McCarthy's snooping put the latter in danger on the same operating table. duration 44:40   STEREO TVPG
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