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KQED Plus: Friday, December 29, 2017

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

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Friday, December 29, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#1004H] Don't Feel Trapped In Texas, the Roadtrippers head to the Texas Instruments headquarters to meet Process Integration Engineer Byron Williams. Byron shares his struggle with self-doubt that almost stopped him from pursuing a career in science, and encourages the Roadtrippers to re-frame challenge as a motivator. Later, the crew heads to the ATT Foundry to speak with Senior Marketing Manager Tracy Parrish. Tracy discusses her switch from engineering to teaching, and helps Megan overcome her anxiety about teaching STEM subjects. The team ends the week at the National Space Biomedical Research Facility in Houston. There, Deputy Chief Scientist Dorit Donoviel discusses the courage it took to leave a comfortable job and try a new field. She encourages the team to never be afraid of venturing in new directions if they start to feel stagnant. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:30 am
    Bare Feet In NYC with Mickela Mallozzi [#211H] Bolivian Pride The Bolivian community in Queens may be small, but they are mighty - Mickela joins cross-generational Bolivian family members with the caporales and tinkus dances. duration 26:01   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 am
    Joseph Smith: American Prophet Millions of people around the world know him, yet this frontier prophet of the early 1800s found little honor and eventual martyrdom at the hands of an angry mob in his own country. Who was this Joseph Smith and what was it about his remarkable life story, which inspired such impassioned rancor or unflinching loyalty? This 90-minute docu-drama will touch Joseph's life from his birth in 1805 to his violent death in 1844. From his "vision" of deity in 1820 to his Book of Mormon translation and publication in 1829 to the formal organizing of the Mormon Church, and then to his gatherings of converts to settlements in New York, Ohio, Missouri and finally in Illinois. He was murdered in June 1844 in Carthage, Illinois. The faithful followers of this new religion completed the Temple, under construction, in nearby Nauvoo and then were forced to flee for their lives. It was a volatile time for this fledgling American born religion, but amidst a state governor's order for their "extermination," to their expulsion to a new settlement on the Mississippi, Joseph Smith formed a Church, which survived and flourished and remains today, one of the major Christian religions in American with a worldwide population nearing 16 million adherents. duration 1:29:00   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:40 am
    Lidia Celebrates America [#501H] Homegrown Heroes Join Lidia Bastianich to celebrate our homegrown heroes-veterans who now cultivate the land they fought to defend. For many vets, farming is therapy for the wounds of war. Lidia farms and cooks with them, then gathers with them for a holiday dinner. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:50 am
    Finding Your Roots [#306H] War Stories Uncover a long history of military service in the families of Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and John McCain, and how this has instilled in each of them an enduring spirit of strength and integrity. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:59 am
    Is Your Brain Male Or Female? New research suggests that the connections in men and women's brains follow different patterns - patterns which may explain typical forms of male and female behavior. But are these patterns innate, or are they shaped by the world around us? Using a team of human lab rats and a troop of Barbary monkeys, Michael Mosley and Alice Roberts test the science and challenge old stereotypes. They ask whether this new scientific research will benefit both men and women - or whether it could drive the sexes even further apart. duration 49:36   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4309Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:30 am
    Foundations of Yoga with Tara Lee [#103H] Earth Energy Sequence Earth Energy Sequence is a rooting sequence that connects you to the Earth's energy as you move through a selection of yoga postures. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1206] Balance Improving balance through weight training, stretching and leg strengthening is the theme of this episode. duration 27:21   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#916H] Pain Relief: Focusing On Hips duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Ellie's Real Good Food [#203H] Satisfying + Complete, with Or Without Meat If you're cutting back on meat you may wonder what to eat more of. Ellie shows how easy (and tasty) it is to incorporate other protein-rich elements into your snacks and meals. Recipe: - Steak fajitas - Broccoli and cheddar soup - Asian noodle bowl with peanut dressing - 3- Ingredient crispy spiced chickpeas. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Simply Ming [#1303H] Tiffani Faison Top Chef all-star Tiffani Fasion stops by the loft kitchen to make savory pancakes, this week on Simply Ming! Tiffani starts off with Banh Xeo - a Vietnamese fried pancake loaded with shrimp. Ming follows up with a clam okonomyyaki- a Japanese savory pancake topped with a variety of ingredients. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Our California [#102H] Grizzly Cafe, Western Science Center, Rosemary's Creamery Join Joel Greene as he visits a quaint, home-style restaurant in Wrightwood called Grizzly Cafe; learns all about Mastodon Dinosaurs at the Western Science Center in Hemet; and builds a massive brownie sundae at Rosemary's Creamery in Bakersfield. duration 27:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:30 am
    Animal Rescues: Rob on the Road Meet dedicated animal lovers who are saving thousands of wild animals. Join Rob at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, where seals, sea lions, and other creatures are rescued, rehabilitated, and returned to the wild. Discover how rescuers help birds again take flight at the UC Davis Raptor Center. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Lidia Celebrates America [#501H] Homegrown Heroes Join Lidia Bastianich to celebrate our homegrown heroes-veterans who now cultivate the land they fought to defend. For many vets, farming is therapy for the wounds of war. Lidia farms and cooks with them, then gathers with them for a holiday dinner. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 am
    Nature [#3405] The Story of Cats: Into The Americas Track the story of cats into the Americas, from battles with the rival Canids, to the rise of domestic cats. Meet the mighty jaguar, the urban mountain lion, the curious ocelot, the Canada lynx, the nimble margay, the Siamese cat and the Sphynx. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#1106H] Left for Dead, Part 2 Already divided over the construction of a new overpass, the village of Dunstan is further shaken when psychic Lynne Fox discovers a reclusive couple brutally murdered in their home. Local boy DS Jones finds himself personally involved in the case when it turns out that his old schoolmates are keeping secrets about the death of one friend and the disappearance of another. duration 46:17   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#906H] Massimo's, Old Jerusalem Restaurant, Baker Street Bistro To start the show we head to Fremont and Massimo's for Italian dishes straight from Nona's cookbook. Then, it's off to San Francisco's Mission district for a taste of the Holy Land at a not so easy-to-spot eatery, Old Jerusalem Restaurant. Also in San Francisco, Francophiles unite where charming decor and perfect Parisian fare wow at Baker Street Bistro in Cow Hollow. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#505H] Healthy and Delicious, Part 1 After a basic lesson in grilling vegetables, Chef Keller makes a creamy avocado hollandaise without butter or eggs. He then makes a delicious zucchini hors d'oeuvres stuffed with parmesan and arugula. Grilled Vegetables with Avocado Hollandaise, & Zucchini Carpaccio Rolls with Arugula and Parmesan. duration 28:29   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul [#124H] Cuisine Economique Jacques demonstrates how home cooking using quality ingredients doesn't have to break the bank! This style of cooking, learned from his mother, brings together inexpensive ingredients that inspire creative dishes. Black lentil salad with eggs includes a lesson on how to properly boil an egg every time. Jacques adds fresh vegetables to the hearty dish of pork neck and bean fricassee. Then spinach and ricotta lasagna follows as a low-cost classic comfort dish that Jacques pairs with a bold yet budget-friendly red wine. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Cook's Country [#903H] Sweet Indulgences Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make milk chocolate cheesecake at home. Next, test cook Ashley Moore reveals the steps for perfect chocolate truffles. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for cake stands. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Swiss hazelnut cake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Secrets of the Six Wives [#103H] Divorced, Beheaded, Survived Worsley presents the last three wives: Anne of Cleves, called "ugly"; young Catherine Howard, whose tragic childhood was abusive; and finally, the far from saintly nurse, Katherine Parr. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 pm
    Urban Conversion [#103H] My Alternative Fuel Future Could an alternatively fueled car be in Rodman's future? Rodman learns what's down the road for hydrogen fuels, gets his hands dirty collecting bio diesel, and is shocked to learn about a mechanical shop that converts classic cars to electric. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Knit and Crochet Now [#803H] Contrasting Cowls Cowls are cozy, warm and on trend. Meredith Crawford combines brioche stitches with cables to knit a colorful cowl. Ellen Gormley shares three ways to crochet edgings in the technique corner. Jenny King gives a crocheted cowl extra style with a cross stitch pattern. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#224H] Two Agents and a Baby/Ocean and the Fly Two Agents and a Baby - Olympia and Otis are forced to babysit Baby Genius. Curriculum: solving for an unknown number, early multiplication, early division. Ocean and the Fly - Oona tells the story of when she switched bodies with a fly. Curriculum: measuring length and circumference. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#2002H] Fern's Flights of Fancy/Cereal Will Fern give up her dreams of being a writer just because of one silly rejection? This is one case George might have to solve alone. Buster tells the story of a missing cereal box on his all-new podcast. Will he be able to find the thief - and in the process - the truth? duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Arthur [#2003H] He Said, He Said/Bunny Trouble A special episode of Bionic Bunny is interrupted, and Arthur, Buster, and George try to remember what comes next. But Carl is the only one who can straighten out the story. D.W. is excited to be taking care of the class bunny, Larry. But when Larry is feeling adventurous and wanders off, it's up to Ladonna the "Bunny Whisperer" to help get him back. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Martha Speaks [#302H] Skits and Mr. Scruffles/Brave Truman * Skits and Mr. Scruffles - Everyone's too busy to play with Skits. While he's moping around the neighborhood, he meets Milo, a lonesome newcomer who just moved to Wagstaff City. The two bond, but when they tell their respective families about their new companion, no one believes they're real. Vocabulary: (E) occupied, companion, lonesome, disappoint, imaginary (I) bored, lonely, twice, play(ed)(ing), fun. < br>* Brave Truman - Truman is afraid to try out his new sled on the town's steepest, scariest, lumpiest hill. His friends are convinced that Truman is braver than he seems. Is he? Vocabulary: (E) panic, reaction, terrify(ed)(ing), phobia, reassur(e) (ing) (I) height(s), worr(y)(ied), dizzy, steep, tall. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Murder Maps [#204H] John Christie, Pt. 1 John Christie brought death to everyone around him. He eluded capture for years, managing to pin his terrible crimes on another man who would be sentenced to death. duration 43:56   STEREO TV14
  • 7:55 pm
    Jack Taylor [#303] In Purgatory While still dealing with the fallout from the previous episode's events, both Jack and Kate become involved with investigating the murder of a young intern who worked at the Irish branch of a large American game software company. duration 1:31:27   STEREO
  • 9:35 pm
    Trials of Jimmy Rose [#101] Episode 1 Returning home after a 12-year prison sentence, Jimmy Rose is greeted both with open arms and disdain from his family. His wife, Jackie, is particularly distant, and so Jimmy decides to stick to the terms of his parole: hold down a job and stay right in the eyes of the law. But when he finds out that his beloved granddaughter, Ellie, ran away and is now a drug addict, Jimmy will risk everything to bring her home. duration 45:18   TVPGV
  • 10:23 pm
    Trials of Jimmy Rose [#102] Episode 2 After being rushed to the hospital to be treated for his injuries, Jimmy calls Roy and does a runner. He returns to the pizza shop only to see the employees talking to a man from his criminal past - a man whose actions added time to Jimmy's sentence, and whom Jimmy wants out of his life for good. duration 45:04   TVPGV
  • 11:11 pm
    Trials of Jimmy Rose [#103] Episode 3 After taking on Ellie's debt, Jimmy decides that the only way to keep his family safe is to work for Tony, despite feeling heartbroken over Jackie's betrayal. But when Tony asks him to do a single job that will cancel the entire debt, Jimmy can't be sure he'll come out of it alive. duration 46:03   TVPGV
  • 12:00 am
    Bluegrass Underground [#709H] Don Bryant & The Bo Keys Enjoy a group composed of session musicians from historic Stax and Hi Records studio bands. Embodying the power of soul, they keep the classic Memphis spirit alive. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Bluegrass Underground [#710H] Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Catch a performance by a band that features an amalgam of influences and styles. Their most successful album, Good Light, climbed the Billboard Folk, Independent, Rock and Americana charts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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