TV Daily Schedule: KQED Life
KQED Life: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Comcast 189 • Digital 54.3
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12:00 amCharlie Rose [#19050] (original broadcast date: 03/01/13)
* 100 Years of Grand Central Station with: Peter Stangl, former President of Metro-North railroad; Kenneth Jackson of Columbia University; Sam Roberts of The New York Times and architect James Sanders
* a discussion about the Marron Institute with Donald b. Marron, Chairman of Lightyear Capital; Richard Revesz, Director of the Marron Institute; Mitchell Moss of the NYU Wagner School of Public Service; and Paul Romer of the NYU Stern School of Business. duration 56:47 STEREO TVRE
1:00 amNightly Business Report [#32063] duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
1:30 amTHIS WEEK in Northern California [#2419] March 1, 2013 Guest Host: Thuy Vu.
BUDGET SEQUESTRATION - With budget talks on Capitol Hill at an impasse, the nation braces itself for automatic federal spending cuts, also known as "the sequester," that will affect major programs from education to the military. How hard and where will California be hit?
BAY AREA HOUSING PRICES RISE - Bay Area real estate prices are on the rise. In almost every corner of the region, home-price appreciation is outpacing projected national growth. Whether low-end, high-end or somewhere in the middle, some analysts say there are too few houses for sale to meet buyer appetite.
PROP. 8 AND DOMA - The Obama administration urged the US Supreme Court to strike down Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. Silicon Valley companies, prominent Republicans and several state attorneys general have filed similar briefs in the past weeks as the high court prepares to consider the constitutionality of Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act later this month.
Guests: Andrew Ross, San Francisco Chronicle; Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle; and Jolie O'Dell, VentureBeat.
AILEEN HERNANDEZ: A PIONEER FOR WOMEN AND CIVIL RIGHTS - Born in Brooklyn, New York to Jamaican parents, Aileen Clarke Hernandez experienced the insults and injuries of racism and sexism early in life and dedicated herself to combatting those forces. Graduate school and an internship with the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union drew her to California. An early and passionate advocate for women's rights, Hernandez was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson as the only woman to serve on the newly established US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She went on to found and eventually become president of the National Organization for Women. Now in her 80s, she chairs the California Women's Agenda, a state alliance of over 600 organizations, and is the founder and coordinator of the San Francisco Bay Area-based Black Women Stirring the Waters discussion group. Hernandez was recently featured in "Makers", a sweeping PBS documentary that showcases the stories of some of America's most influential women. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE
2:00 amWashington Week [#5235H] * The "sequester" was never supposed to happen. It was a short-term solution agreed to by the White House and Congress in August 2011 as a means to avoid the debt ceiling crisis. But as the March 1 deadline approaches, it looks like $85 billion in deep, across-the-board federal spending cuts will take effect on Friday. That's the same day President Obama has scheduled meetings with congressional leaders to discuss ways to avert the impact of the sequester and address the looming federal debt that currently exceeds $16.5 trillion. Can a twelfth hour deal be reached? And if the automatic cuts do take effect, what will the potential economic impact be? We'll get answers and analysis from David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal and Gloria Borger of CNN.
* This week the US Supreme Court heard a case challenging a key civil rights law from the 1960's that helped ensure minorities could vote. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 bans discriminatory voting procedures nationwide. It includes a provision that requires some jurisdictions - those in areas with a history of making it difficult for African-Americans to vote - to get federal approval before changing voting procedures. Joan Biskupic of Reuters was at the Supreme Court to hear oral arguments and will report on this closely-watched case. duration 24:10 STEREO TVRE
2:30 amJohn Denver Rocky Mountain High Live In Japan Arguably one of the most beloved American performers of the 20th century, John Denver had a career that saw him sell more than 40 million albums worldwide while winning numerous awards, including 2 Grammy Awards, 3 American Music Awards, 1 Emmy and 2 Country Music Awards. This program is a 1981 concert from his 7-show tour of Japan and features a wonderful selection of hits from his career, including 4 of his 5 #1 hits: "Annie's Song," "Calypso," "Sunshine On My Shoulders" and "Thank God I'm A Country Boy." This performance finds Denver and his band in terrific form, delighting an enthusiastic audience that included Japan's Royal Family. duration 1:29:44 STEREO TVG
4:00 amDon McLean - American Troubadour This music documentary features the best performances of Don McLean's most popular songs. The performances will be intercut with newly filmed interviews and intimate documentary scenes of McLean and his family, and rarely seen archival footage, stills and graphics celebrating the 40-year career of one of America's premier singer-songwriters. duration 55:53 STEREO TVG
5:00 amNeed To Know [#309H] As the debate over immigration reform continues in Washington DC, NTK offers an inside look at the lives of Latino farm workers. With the continuation of our "Main Street" series, we visit Salinas, CA, home to John Steinbeck and some of the richest farmlands in the world. John Larson anchors. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE
5:30 amSpark! [#415] West Oakland Not everyone knows West Oakland to be an artists' community, but this episode tells the stories of artists who call this area of the East Bay their home.
* Critically acclaimed modernist sculptor Bruce Beasley not only shows us the creation process behind his awe-inspiring sculptures but also discusses area development.
* Despite a lack of funding for school arts programs, high school students who take part in BUMP, the Bay Unity Music Project, are learning about music production from hip-hop professionals.
* John Abduljaami introduces us to his work and regales us with stories about his woodcarvings.
* Finally, tag artist (C)rude leaves political, African-inspired artwork around West Oakland public spaces.