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KQED Plus: Friday, August 4, 2017

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

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Friday, August 4, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#1105H] Connecting The Dots Halfway through the journey, we find the road-trippers in Washington D.C., where they interview Brittan Heller, a human rights attorney. Brittan explains her "connect-the-dots" approach to career-building, which starts off with knowing what you're passionate about and taking small steps grounded in conviction. This philosophy resonates with Ed, who realizes that every experience has the potential to shape him, regardless of whether he knows his final destination.
    Later, the road-trippers make their way to Philadelphia, where they interview Sal Donato, a racecar-building mechanic who owns his own shop. As a first-generation American, Sal exudes a hard-working, up-by-the-bootstraps mentality, which Olivia can relate to as the daughter of immigrants. Olivia leaves the interview feeling inspired by Sal's success story and the unquestionable joy he derives from his work.
    Later, after stopping to enjoy Philly Cheesesteaks, the team interviews Christine Borelli and Stacey Cruise, two women who revitalized a crime-ridden school by using compassion instead of punishment. Tele'jon is particularly moved by the school's transformation and leaves the conversation feeling fired up about creating institutional change in education.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#311H] Oahu - Episode 2 - Spectacular Surfing, Hawaiian The journey into the heart of Hawaii doesn't end here. Colleen and her family take advantage of Kualoa Ranch's movie set tour and see where they shot films like Jurassic Park and 50 First Dates. They even get some lessons in surfing, hula dancing, and the ukulele. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Wild Alaska Live [#101H] Airing live with hosts Martin and Chris Kratt, PBS, in partnership with the BBC, will turn the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world's wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska's amazing summer feast. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Wild Alaska Live [#102H] Airing live with hosts Martin and Chris Kratt, PBS, in partnership with the BBC, will turn the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world's wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska's amazing summer feast. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Wild Alaska Live [#103H] Airing live with hosts Martin and Chris Kratt, PBS, in partnership with the BBC, will turn the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world's wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska's amazing summer feast. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Finding Your Roots [#205H] The Melting Pot Three celebrity chefs who cook the food of their ancestors discover family members who have shaped their lives - and America's cuisine. Tom Colicchio of "Top Chef" learns the hardships his family endured (famine, bandits) living in a tiny town in Northern Italy and celebrates the courage of his original immigrant ancestor, a man who crossed the Atlantic many times to bring the Colicchios to the United States; Ming Tsai, the child of immigrants who fled Mao's Cultural Revolution, was raised to believe that his that his family's Chinese past was obliterated by the Communists - instead, he finds that his roots can be traced back more than 2000 years, yielding a large family tree; and Aaron Sanchez discovers that his family's treasured Mexican roots include people who were Spaniards, Africans and Native Americans. duration 56:26   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Infinity Hall Live [#301H] The Robert Cray Band This five-time Grammy Award-winner's guitar presence is legendary. Robert Cray is well-known as one of the few blues artists to cross over into top-40 stardom and his stellar career has included high profile collaborations with icons like B.B. King and Eric Clapton. In 2011, his induction into the Blues Hall of Fame solidified his status as one of the greatest guitarists of his generation. At Infinity Hall, backed by one of the best bands in the business, Cray blazes through a scorching set that includes tracks from his brand new album In My Soul. duration 57:19   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4164] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4163] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1714H] Baked Alaska Showstopper Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster head into the test kitchen to uncover the secrets to making the ultimate baked Alaska at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice cream machines in the Equipment Corner. Next, science expert Dan Souza reveals the science of insulation and thermodynamics at work in baked Alaska. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus shares the best offset spatulas. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#601H] On The Table In 20 No time to cook? No problem. Sara's got great recipes to help you get food on the table fast. First up: Indian scrambled eggs with the crunch of the Indian flatbread paapadum. On Ask Sara, Sara answers a viewer's question about eggs; especially how to hard boil them without that ugly green ring around the yolk. She also visits a dairy where every cow is a lady and is treated like one, down to a daily shampoo of her tail. Finally, Sara's brother Peter joins her to make steak and butter. And they really are making butter. It's easy! Recipes: Indian scrambled eggs with paapadum, Steak and butter. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#507H] Dates Explore the versatility of dates, a cornerstone of Gulf cuisine, in both savory and sweet dishes: date-stuffed baby eggplant, mackerel with date butter, chocolate-date pudding cake, and date truffles. Make a date with this super food! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#212] The Secret of Stock While some store-bought convenience products are acceptable to chefs, there's just no comparing canned broth with a fragrant, rich homemade version. After demonstrating a classic beef stock, Chef Keller uses it to make a trendy Asian hot pot offering and one of France's most beloved Sunday supper meals. Recipes: Savory Beef Broth; Shabu Shabu; Pot au Feu. duration 27:16   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1608H] Nigeria Adela Ucar kicks off her visit in the capital of Lagos, an anarchic and electric city with a vital nightlife. Next she journeys to Yoruba Land in the southwest, thought to be the site of the Queen of Sheba's tomb. Adela later meets witch doctors in Oyo, travels to the historic walled cities in the north, hunts for bargains in the ancient Kurmi Market, visits the traditional Fulani village of Chafe and encounters a rare mountain gorilla in Nigeria's eastern highlands. duration 57:43   STEREO TVPG
  • 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
    Out of Order Now more than ever, American citizens are discontented and disillusioned with national politics, with approval ratings for Congress consistently ranking low regardless of the party in power. Senior politicians also note the disappearance of the collegiality they once shared with peers of differing political ideologies. As a result, the ability to discuss issues from varying points of view and negotiate solutions, appears to be fading from the American political process.
    Among many topics, this program addresses the decline in civil discourse and the news media's role in it, partisan gridlock, gerrymandering, vanishing commitment to reasonable compromise, the vilification of moderates and declining civic engagement. It relies on interviews with a broad range of political experts and observers from journalists, academics and political strategists to senior elected officials. They include: journalist Bob Schieffer (CBS News), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Susan Collins (R-MA), Fmr Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Fmr Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY), Fmr Sen. John Warner (R-VA) .
    duration 27:52   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23164] (original air date 8/3/2017) Dan Balz of the Washington Post describes the leak of two transcripts of President Trump's calls with foreign leaders shortly after taking office.
    *We continue looking at the transcript leaks with Greg Miller, national security correspondent for the Washington Post, and political strategist Dan Senor.
    *We conclude with a discussion about the breakthrough in gene editing to repair a mutation that causes a dangerous heart condition. Charlie is joined by Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University, Richard Hynes, cancer researcher at M. I.T., Hank Greely, director of the center for law and the biosciences at Stanford, and Pam Belluck of the New York Times.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#512H] Tropisueno, Bobo's and Pisces California Tropisueno Mexican Kitchen is a great place to congregate with friends for top-shelf Margaritas and hearty Mexican food. Next, a place decorated with an amusing touch of the circus, although the real spectacle is the special dry-aged steak at Bobo's. Finally, a little upscale neighborhood place with good food at reasonable prices at Pisces California Cuisine. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#211H] Copita Inspired The vibrant soul of Mexican cooking has truly captured Joanne's heart and transformed the way she cooks. So today they're going to explore bright Mexican flavors. She goes to her restaurant Copita to meet Gonzalo, an amazing chef, and hang out in her organic garden. With her student Reggie, they're going to make Sausalito watercress and avocado salad, chicken with vinegar and tomatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, and Micheladas, a popular and spicy Mexican drink. Join her as they explore the soulful and vibrant flavors of Mexico. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul [#103H] Toast to Julia Jacques raises a glass - and a fork! - to his beloved friend Julia Child as he shares recipes and anecdotes from their past. First, sole vin blanc, one of Julia's favorites, begins with a fish filleting lesson, and a healthy pour of white wine for the sauce. Next, Jacques mixes together an aromatic assortment of spices for a pan-roasted rack of lamb with spice crust served on a crown of fried potatoes cooked to a golden brown crisp and accompanied by a stew of peas and fennel with lardons. Lastly, Jacques shows us how to finish a large menu with a light fruit dessert by making wine sherbet finale in honor of his friend Julia. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#512H] Istanbul Where Europe comes face to face with Asia, we'll explore the fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul. We'll lose our way in the Grand Bazaar and feast like kings with locals at a fisherman's wharf. We'll follow the fall of the Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city's ancient wall, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. To escape the city bustle, we'll board a boat on the churning Bosphorus, make friends over backgammon, and try a traditional bath. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Global Spirit [#210] The Call of Wisdom The ancient Greeks believed there was another dimension beyond logic and reasoning and they called it Sophia, or wisdom, which they believed to be the ultimate good. In Eastern traditions, wisdom is often synonymous with the Truth, as in "the true nature of existence, " available only to those who can see beyond the ephemeral, the ever-changing. This program examines the true nature of wisdom, how it is recognized, and why our survival today as a species and a planet may depend on it. The program features Jean Shinoda Bolen, an author, Jungian analyst and activist, and Roger Walsh, a professor of psychiatry, philosophy and anthropology. These two engaging guests come together for the first time to discuss this rich topic and address a range of important questions such as: Are we now as a species, headed for wisdom or catastrophe? duration 57:18   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#418] Box Turtled In! When the Wild Kratts Tortuga is accidentally miniaturized and carried off by a coyote, the mothership's shell defense is finally put to the test. The gang embarks on a box turtle-style mission to get back to the Miniaturizer and restore the Tortuga back to normal size. Science Concept: Defense. duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#204] The O Team/Show Me The Money The O Team - Security agents Owen and Ohio secretly provide backup on a case so they can have a pizza party. Curriculum: Symmetry. Show Me The Money - When an unlucky coin is accidentally released into the public, the agents must retrieve it before the world ends. Curriculum: Money. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#205] Oscar Strikes Back Oscar Strikes Back - In this two-part episode, Oscar attends a gathering of Odd Squad scientists called Lab-Con at Odd Squad Academy. Curriculum: Place value and multi-addend addition. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#407] Binky Barnes, Wingman/to Beat Or Not to Beat Does Binky have a favorite pastime? Not until citywide Bug Week, when suddenly all he can think about is butterflies. But is Binky's obsession with catching Big Blue Butterfly destined to make him the Captain Ahab of Elwood City? And what will become of Moby Dick...er, Big Blue, if it falls into Binky's clutches? In the second story, there's a horrible racket in Elwood City. Is it a sewer sucking machine? A turbo bug extermination device? No, it's Francine practicing her singing and drumming for the Talent Show! Should Arthur and the gang tell Francine that her act's a sure loser? How can they save their friend from certain humiliation...but save their friendship, too? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Arthur [#504] The World Record/The Cave * The World Record - Why is Buster walking backwards, and Muffy not talking? They're trying to set world records of course! Everyone tries to go it alone, but Arthur and the gang discover that working together more readily creates success, fun - and the world's largest pizza!
    * The Cave - Stalactites and stalagmites and bats, oh my! Arthur thinks his class trip to the Clark Caves will be really cool. But won't it be, um, dark in there?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Martha Speaks [#211H] Martha's Life In Crime, Part 1 & 2 * Martha's Life in Crime, Part 1 - Martha tells the story of her puppy days in the animal shelter and her excitement of finding a family. But it turns out that Helen wasn't the first person who adopted Martha. Vocabulary: (E) autobiography, possib(le)(ilities), yearn(ed), promis(e)(ing), narrate(d), flashback (I) tell(ing), back then, now, recall, before.
    * Martha's Life in Crime, Part 2 -Puppy Martha's new owner turns out to have unsavory plans for her. Can Martha turn the tables on the bumbling crooks and still find a family? Vocabulary: (E) reminiscing, background, aspire(d)(ations), sequence (I) time, past, wish(ed), happened, when.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Johnny Mathis - Wonderful Wonderful (My Music Presents) Recorded at The Tropicana in Atlantic City on October 27, 2006 in celebration of his 50 years in show business, Johnny performs many of his hits including "In the Morning," "Wonderful! Wonderful!, "What I Did For Love," "Chances Are," "Misty, "Maria," Stranger in Paradise" and "A Certain Smile." duration 1:57:58   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Burt Bacharach's Best (My Music Presents) For over half-a-century, the immensely popular and immediately identifiable melodies of celebrated composer Burt Bacharach have touched millions of music lovers around the world. Beginning his career as an accompanist to legendary actress-singer Marlene Dietrich, Bacharach in the 1960s established himself as a topical successor to his Tin Pan Alley predecessors, creating some of the most beloved and successful pop music to ever grace radio, television and film. This special includes all the original artists performing Bacharach's hits with rare archival footage and clips from the 1960s-1970s.
    Bacharach teamed with lyricist Hal David for a stunning run of classic songs, many in tandem with songstress Dionne Warwick ("Walk On By," "Anyone Who Had A Heart," "I Say A Little Prayer," "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"). British-born Dusty Springfield enjoyed Bacharach hits with the wistful "Wishin' & Hopin'" and the seductive "The Look Of Love" while Tom Jones popularized the playful "What's New Pussycat?"
    The smashes continued in the seventies when The Carpenters reached #1 with "(They Long To Be) Close To You," following another chart-topper, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," the Oscar-winning tune sung by B.J. Thomas in the film Butch Cassidy &The Sundance Kid. "Suave and debonair" Austin Powers #2, aka film and tv start Robert Wagner is our guide for this special.
    duration 1:28:37   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    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)
  • 12:00 am
    Infinity Hall Live [#605H] Blind Pilot A staple of TV soundtracks, the six-piece indie band Blind Pilot, showcases their hyper individualistic approach and musicianship in an intimate concert with songs including "Half Moon," "Three Rounds and a Sound," and "Oviedo." The Portland, Oregonians' refreshingly modern take, with front man Israel Nebeker, debuted with a bicycle tour in support of their first album. Blind Pilot brings upright bass, banjo, dulcimer, vibraphone, and trumpet together with traditional drums and keyboards for a unique contemporary sound. duration 57:55   STEREO TVPG
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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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