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KQED Plus: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves Special [#104H] Iran Rick journeys to Iran in the hopes of getting to know this ancient country - a leader in its corner of the world for 2500 years - and to better understand the 70 million people living there. Shot in Tehran, Shiraz, Esfahan, Persepolis and villages in between, it details the country's rich artistic and cultural heritage.
    Rick visits the splendid monuments from Iran's rich and glorious past, discusses the 20th-century story of this perplexing nation and explores Iran's bustling cities, historic capital and countryside villages. The special vividly captures today's Persian culture: from Friday prayer in a leading mosque to challenges confronting Iran's youth, from anti-American murals to the warmth and hospitality of a family dinner, and from the tranquility of rural life to the frenzied traffic of modern Tehran.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Ken Burns: America's Storyteller [#103B] American Sampler This program focuses its attention on the many single documentaries and short series that Ken Burns has produced over the years. It explores the tremendous depth and breadth of his work with a special emphasis on films about Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, Jackie Robinson and others. duration 1:28:47   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    Classical Rewind (My Music) Martin Goldsmith (classical music host on SiriusXM and former host of NPR's Performance Today) takes you on an incredible journey to explore the music of the masters in this program. This visual and auditory joyride provides us with a fanciful look at familiar classical masterpieces. Goldsmith brings his expertise to the podium - adding insight to the history and creation of this stunning music. Additionally, performers including Itzahk Perlman, Joshua Bell, and Stewart Copeland (The Police) bring their own personal reflections on the power of these masterpieces. duration 1:29:07   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Forever Painless with Miranda Esmonde-White Miranda Esmonde-White, The New York Timesbest-selling author of Aging Backwards, addresses the topic of chronic pain in this program. It provides a groundbreaking and eye-opening education on pain and its causes, and offers a new approach to pain management. Through compelling interviews from world-renowned health professionals attesting to the power of the body to rid itself of pain with the right approach to pain relief and management, it presents an accessible and widely available solution to the current pain epidemic, inspiring audiences to take their health into their own hands. In addition, interviews with individuals who have cured their chronic pain through gentle, daily exercise offer audiences moving stories of those who have suffered and triumphed. duration 1:26:52   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Two for the Road [#101H] Journey to the End of the World Nik and Dusty leave their home in Texas and set out for the "city at the end of the world," where they hop on board a Russian research ship bound for Antarctica. Part 1 of 2. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4127] Tavis talks with novelist and poet Sherman Alexie about his book, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4126] Tavis talks with former Senator Barbara Boxer about current events and her book, "The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life". duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1610H] Sweet and Spicy Asian Specialties Man on the street Doc Willoughby visits Joanne Chang at Myers + Chang to learn about shell-on shrimp. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best crispy salt and pepper shrimp at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Sichuan peppercorns. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making Vietnamese-style caramel chicken with broccoli. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#409H] Cooking Ahead Sometimes the easiest way to get dinner on the table on a weeknight is to cook ahead on Sunday. Eat these hearty comfort meals on Sunday, then reheat or use them in tons of other ways during the week. Sara's got Braised Brisket with "Flying Discs" and Rice with Broccoli Rabe Pesto. Plus, she'll teach you everything you need to know about grains. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Bakes [#709H] South Atlantic Entertaining in the South Atlantic wouldn't be complete without dessert. Martha prepares Virginia peanut pie, a cross between a peanut butter cookie and peanut brittle; Lady Baltimore cake, a birthday favorite; and ever-popular strawberry shortcake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#416H] Gravlax In Three Easy Steps Gravlax, a Scandinavian specialty, is raw salmon cured in sugar, salt and dill and surprisingly easy to make at home. Chef Keller presents some creative ideas for using gravlax in a variety of dishes. Recipes: Classic Salmon; Salmon Tartare; Salmon Stacks. duration 27:33   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1609H] Visiting A Great Museum Can Reduce Stress For over 20 years, researchers have been studying the effects of drawing, painting and viewing works of art on brain functions. The results have been astounding. These activities can help prevent memory loss, increase mental fitness, stimulate your brain to grow new neurons, and increase the production of dopamine that improves your sense of wellbeing and the ability to focus your attention. In this program, Burt tours some of the world's great museums, talks to leading artists and medical researchers in order to understand the phenomenon. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#209] Milan and Lake Como Milan symbolizes the powerhouse Italy of the 21st century-a European center for finance and fashion. We explore Italy's most extravagantly decorated Gothic cathedral, look at Leonardo da Vinci's famous Last Supper and shop, shop, shop. A visit to the Milan Design Museum shows how, for the Milanese, everyday life is art. We take a train north to serene Lake Como, where we ferry-hop among lakeside villages, explore elegant villas and stop over at the historic Villa D'Este Hotel. A side trip to the ancient city of Bergamo and an alpine festival in the Valtellina complete our journey. Tips include train travel and boat itineraries. duration 27:48   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Nature [#3407] Yosemite Yosemite Valley is a land forged in wildfire and sculpted by water, the delicate balance of these two elements are essential to the creatures and trees that call this land their home. But with climates changing and temperatures rising, the Sierras are under siege. Water is scarcer and the threat of fire is more common. Join scientists, experts, and adventurers as they trudge through mountains of snow, climb trees as tall as buildings, and soar high in the air to spy just how these global changes are affecting one of America's greatest wildernesses. duration 1:21:35   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    The Mighty T: The Tuolumne River from Glacier to Golden Gate The Mighty T traces one of California's most important and powerful rivers on its journey from atop one of the last remaining glaciers in Yosemite's high country all the way down through San Francisco's Golden Gate. This visually stunning story is captured by the award-winning production team of Jim Schlosser and Tom Stienstra. Mr. Stienstra, host of the program, is already California's best-known and most-honored outdoors columnist, guidebook author, and photographer. duration 25:47   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23127] (original broadcast date: 6/13/17)
    * we begin with analysis of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Charlie is joined by Karoun Demirjian of The Washington Post.
    * We continue with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. He discusses the U.S. Treasury's new recommendations to eliminate or dampen regulations enacted in response to the 2008 financial crisis.
    * We conclude with Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon. Last year the storied baseball franchise captured the title in the World Series in dramatic fashion, with their first win since 1908. They are currently in second place in the National League Central standings.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1106H] Flatiron, Shakewell, Firenze By Night Comfort food meets sports-bar-chic at this family-friendly neighborhood spot in San Rafael, called Flatiron. Next, Mediterranean flavors, complex cocktails and a warm welcome are served up in a contemporary setting at Oakland's Shakewell. Finally, old school, Italian fare combines with old world "familia" charm in a classic North Beach eatery called Firenze by Night... duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#104H] Potatoes One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes, four! In this episode dedicated to spuds, Joanne takes us to her restaurant Copita to show us how they make her favorite dish, and follows it up by teaching her student how to incorporate potatoes into recipes such as a Sweet Potato Vichyssoise and Spiced Papas Bravas with Avocado Crema. Recipes: Sweet Potato Vichyssoise with Chipotle Crema, Spiced Papas Bravas with Avocado Crema. Student: Kevin Blum. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#217H] Game Day Pressure For an unusual crispy snack to keep friends munching, Jacques makes Crunchy Kale. Then, forget long hours over the stove, Jacques shows how to make chile without fuss in a pressure cooker for a game day favorite Chile Con Carne with Lettuce and Cheese. For dessert, Pears Bonne Femme are easy and decadent. To add an eclectic note and bit of extravagance, Jacques makes potato pancakes, known as Criques. Served with Californian caviar these tasty morsels are both delicious and environmentally friendly! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#711H] Venice and Its Lagoon Venice, more than any other European city, has an endlessly seductive charm. For centuries, it was nicknamed La Serenissima, "The Most Serenely Beautiful One" - and for good reason. Along with sampling the sumptuous art treasures of Venice and exploring its back-street wonders, we cruise its lagoon, stopping in fiery Murano for glass, pastel Burano for lace, and murky Torcello for a sense of where Venice was born. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1706H] Boston, Hour Three On AR's visit to Boston, Massachusetts, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Stephen Fletcher explore folk art carvings at the historic Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester. Discoveries include a host of arms and militaria, including Civil War photographs; World War II German POW signs; and a circa 1810 South Carolina musket valued at $ 6000-$8000. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#202] Race for the Hippo Disc When Chris and Martin accidentally lose a Power Disc on the African savannah, the Wild Kratts goes into crisis mode to find the disc before it gets into the hands of Zach Varmitech. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#139] Olive and Otto In Shmumberland Olive and Otto in Shmumberland - When Olive and Otto get zapped into a comic book, Olive must use her knowledge of the comic book to escape. Curriculum: Number operations; solving addition and subtraction problems using a number line and other strategies. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#140] O Is Not for Over O is Not for Over - Olive and Otto face their biggest challenge yet. Curriculum: Algebraic thinking; identifying and extending patterns and using deductive reasoning to solve problems. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#1908H] Francines Cleats of Strength/Little Miss Meanie * Francine's Cleats of Strength - When Francine needs money for new soccer cleats, Muffy hires her as a personal assistant. But is drinking pumpkin smoothies and playing games with your best friend the best way to make an honest buck? Educational Objective: Francine learns the value and satisfaction of hard work.
    * Little Miss Meanie - Lydia and Muffy join forces to defeat a mean beauty queen in the "Little Miss Crocus" pageant. Educational Objective: Muffy and Lydia learn that friendship is more important than competition.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Arthur [#1909H] Mr. Ratburns Secret Identity/Besties * Mr. Ratburn's Secret Identity - Mysterious calls. Superhuman strength. Is Mr. Ratburn secretly a superhero? The kids search for the truth behind the Man in Green. Educational Objective: Arthur and friends learn not to jump to conclusions.
    * Besties - When Buster and Ladonna bond over a memorable trip to the movies, Arthur feels left out. Has Ladonna taken his place as Buster's best bud? Educational Objective: Arthur learns that just because your friends spend time with other people, it doesn't mean they don't care about you.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Martha Speaks [#307H] Martha: Deadline Doggie/It's The Giant Pumpkin, Martha * Martha: Deadline Doggie - When Martha begins to sniff out leads for Carolina's paper, the news is not fit to print. Can Martha redeem herself before she puts the paper out of business? Vocabulary: (E) article, deadline, eavesdropped(ing), gossip(ing), private (I) type(ing), read(s)(ing), tip, paper, surprise.
    * It's the Giant Pumpkin, Martha - With The Ronald Report as her new competition, Carolina needs stories, big stories, to keep her paper afloat. But then she finds a story that's stranger than she bargained for. Vocabulary: (E), source, exaggerate(d)(ing)(tions), (un)reliable, anonymous, retract(ed)(ing)(ion) (I) reporter, lie(s), record, ton, pounds.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Paul Simon: The Concert In Hyde Park Paul Simon's headlining set at the 2012 Hard Rock Calling Festival took a rapt audience in London's Hyde Park on a trip through Simon's extensive songbook, from "The Sound of Silence" and "The Boxer" to "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" and "Late in the Evening." The performance also features vibrant renditions of "You Can Call Me Al" and "The Boy in the Bubble" from his landmark album Graceland, in honor of its 25th anniversary. duration 1:54:42   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Simon & Garfunkel: The Concert In Central Park In 1981, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel stepped out on a stage in Central Park to perform for an estimated half-million adoring fans. Dressed casually on a pared-down set for their first full concert together in a decade, the old friends sang all the songs the crowd came to hear. From the energetic opening chords of "Mrs. Robinson" to the haunting harmonies of "The Sound of Silence," This program captures the magic of this once-in-a-lifetime night.
    Despite the record-setting crowd, the concert has a feeling of relaxed intimacy. Both native New Yorkers, Simon and Garfunkel seem to enjoy performing their well-loved hits in the park's familiar setting. They are warmly welcomed by the multigenerational audience, who turn the concert into a joyful celebration as they sing, dance and clap along. "You look great from here," says a smiling Garfunkel as balloons float by and children are hoisted onto shoulders.
    Childhood friends born only 3 weeks apart, the two grew up playing music together. They scored a modest hit as teenage duo Tom and Jerry, reuniting after college in 1963 as Simon and Garfunkel. They rose to worldwide fame in 1966 when "The Sound of Silence" became a number-one hit. Included on their Grammy-winning soundtrack to the movie The Graduate the following year, the song struck a chord with a generation of alienated youth. Through the second half of the '60s, Simon and Garfunkel achieved a string of hugely popular singles and albums. In 1970, they toured briefly in support of their final album, Bridge Over Troubled Water, but soon after decided to call it quits. The two occasionally performed together following their breakup, appearing on the second episode of Saturday Night Live and at each other's solo concerts. The duo was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
    duration 1:28:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    Feel Better with Pressure Point Therapy Dr. Michael Pinkus (D.C.) empowers viewers to take pain relief into their own hands. Over the years, Dr. Pinkus has found a way to make Eastern medicine practices easy to understand and accessible to the layperson. Comparing Asian acupuncture charts to Western nerve charts of the body, he cross-referenced which nerve pathways were involved with the ancient acupressure points.
    Where did the nerve travel to? What area of the body did it control or influence? Which organs were influenced by these points and how did this correspond to the nerve pathways in the body? From these observations and many years of hands-on application as a successful Doctor of Chiropractic, he derived this technique which he coined "Pressure Point Therapy." This program shows viewers how they can apply these techniques in their daily lives.
    duration 59:25   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    On Story [#706H] Queens of Comedy: A Conversation with Paula Pell Comedy writer Paula Pell talks about creating characters that stick and drawing from a funny family. duration 26:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose "Morocco: Quest for the Kasbah" For centuries, Kasbahs - the walled residential quarters around Moroccan cities - served as a refuge for African, Arab, Jewish and European traders, pirates and holy men traveling on ancient caravan routes. Today, these Kasbahs exemplify Morocco's determination to guard and preserve their rich multiculturalism. In his latest Adventures With Purpose special, adventurer Richard Bangs travels to Morocco on a quest for the modern-day equivalent of the Kasbah. Bangs begins his journey in Marrakesh, where he dips down to the seashore, travels over the mountains to Ouarzazate and treks to the desert on the country's far eastern border. Then, he works his way up to Fes, far north to Tangier, and back to Rabat, ending in the city of Casablanca. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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      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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