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KQED World: Friday, July 31, 2015

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Friday, July 31, 2015
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#11322] PLANE - A large piece of debris that washed ashore on the island of Reunion is being sent to a French military lab. Aviation investigators will determine whether it's the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, missing for more than a year. Judy Woodruff reports.
    CINCINNATI - The recent incident at the University of Cincinnati is not the first time the city has seen controversy over an officer-involved shooting. Back in 2001, a similar event triggered five days of riots. Gwen Ifill speaks to Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell about the two incidents, and what they say about how much the city has, or hasn't, changed.
    TURKEY - A new deal between Turkey and the U.S. to launch American airstrikes from Turkish soil could push the Islamic State group away from that nation's border. But even if they are successful in creating an Islamic State-free zone, it's unclear who might take the place of the militants in control. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports. < br>MAKING SENSE - The onslaught of automation that's replacing human workers - from golf caddies to bank tellers - may be putting us on a path to a humanitarian crisis, says Jerry Kaplan, author of "Humans Need Not Apply." As technology grows and jobs become obsolete, income inequality and poverty could follow for millions of Americans. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    OREGON HIGHWAY - Potholes, rickety bridges, a lack of sidewalks - following years of cutbacks in federal transportation funding, many states are feeling a crunch. In Portland, Oregon, Cat Wise explores how the cuts have meant less money for alternative forms of transportation, traffic reduction measures, and preparation for an earthquake that many predict will hit in the state within 50 years.
    OLYMPICS WATER - Rio de Janeiro, where next year's summer Olympics are being held, maybe seem like paradise. However, an investigation by the Associated Press has found that athletes could be swimming and boating in waters that are so contaminated they could become sick. William Brangham speaks to Bradley Brooks of the AP about the new report.
    BRIEF BUT SPECTACULAR - Four years ago, performance artist Marina Abramovic sat in the Museum of Modern Art for more than 700 hours. Now, for "Brief but Spectacular," she talks about the value of performance, reflection and finding your place in the world.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#34151] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3558] Tavis talks with Kristin Davis. The "Sex and the City" star and producer of the new documentary "Gardeners of Eden" discusses Africa's illegal ivory trade that is pushing elephants towards extinction., and pianist Vijay Iyer performs a song from his trio's latest album "Break Stuff." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Local USA [#104] Head Trauma at War Traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, has received increasing attention especially among athletes and soldiers returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. We examine the links between TBI and post-traumatic stress disorder, and the damage they can do, through the story of retired Army sergeant Andrew Reeves of Colchester, Vermont. duration 26:52   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:30 am
    Visa Dream This program tells the touching story of one family's experience gaining entry into the United States. Representatives from the US Consulate demystify the visa process and illuminate the reasons why they approve some applications - and deny others. The film's main characters are Ramon and Aurora Chavez, an elderly couple living in Jalisco, Mexico, who have not seen their children in 16 years. They are a family divided, connected only by photo albums and phone calls.
    The daughters may not visit Mexico because they do not possess the necessary documents; going there would mean forever leaving behind their spouses, children, homes and lives. One daughter tearfully explains the hardships many immigrant families endure as a result of this prolonged separation. Ramon, the patriarch of the family, would rather live in Mexico but he longs to reunite with his family, who live 2500 miles away in Los Angeles. In order to visit, they must secure a tourist visa, an expensive and difficult proposition.
    Previous attempts proved unsuccessful but the Chavezes decide to try again after years of postponement. A camera crew follows them step-by-step through the application process, which begins at the US Consulate two hours away in Guadalajara.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Newsline [#6090] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3559] Tavis talks with former Gap Band frontman and funk icon Charlie Wilson about his inspirational life journey, chronicled in his new autobiography, "I Am Charlie Wilson." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Well Read [#430] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1413] How Can God Not Be Free? Does God have real choices? Or is God bound tightly by God's own nature? Can God do absolutely everything? Can God be 'brave'? Can God 'improve'? For God to be God, how can God be constrained all? duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Uranium - Twisting The Dragon's Tail [#101H] This series reveals the cultural, scientific and natural history of the most wondrous and terrifying rock on Earth. This is the extraordinary, untold story of uranium. duration 54:59   SRND51 TVPG-V
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Uranium - Twisting The Dragon's Tail [#102H] see description in part 1 duration 54:59   SRND51 TVPG-V
  • 7:00 am
    Nova [#4214H] Nuclear Meltdown Disaster Four years ago, a devastating earthquake and tsunami triggered a disastrous meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. But at the same time, just seven miles away, the heroic efforts of plant operators under the leadership of Naohiro Masuda saved a second plant, Fukushima Daini. Now Masuda faces the daunting challenge of cleaning up Daiichi, where a witches' brew of radioactive groundwater leaks into the Pacific every day, and three melted cores remain steaming hot and lethally unapproachable.
    Now, with unprecedented access, Nova reveals the little-known story of how Masuda and his team averted disaster at Daini and how workers are struggling to clean up the mess at Daiichi. With billions of dollars and the future of the nuclear energy industry on the line, can Japan recover from disaster? The world is watching the fight for Fukushima.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 am
    Local USA [#104] Head Trauma at War Traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, has received increasing attention especially among athletes and soldiers returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. We examine the links between TBI and post-traumatic stress disorder, and the damage they can do, through the story of retired Army sergeant Andrew Reeves of Colchester, Vermont. duration 26:52   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:30 am
    Visa Dream This program tells the touching story of one family's experience gaining entry into the United States. Representatives from the US Consulate demystify the visa process and illuminate the reasons why they approve some applications - and deny others. The film's main characters are Ramon and Aurora Chavez, an elderly couple living in Jalisco, Mexico, who have not seen their children in 16 years. They are a family divided, connected only by photo albums and phone calls.
    The daughters may not visit Mexico because they do not possess the necessary documents; going there would mean forever leaving behind their spouses, children, homes and lives. One daughter tearfully explains the hardships many immigrant families endure as a result of this prolonged separation. Ramon, the patriarch of the family, would rather live in Mexico but he longs to reunite with his family, who live 2500 miles away in Los Angeles. In order to visit, they must secure a tourist visa, an expensive and difficult proposition.
    Previous attempts proved unsuccessful but the Chavezes decide to try again after years of postponement. A camera crew follows them step-by-step through the application process, which begins at the US Consulate two hours away in Guadalajara.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3559] Tavis talks with former Gap Band frontman and funk icon Charlie Wilson about his inspirational life journey, chronicled in his new autobiography, "I Am Charlie Wilson." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3558] Tavis talks with Kristin Davis. The "Sex and the City" star and producer of the new documentary "Gardeners of Eden" discusses Africa's illegal ivory trade that is pushing elephants towards extinction., and pianist Vijay Iyer performs a song from his trio's latest album "Break Stuff." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 am
    Well Read [#430] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1413] How Can God Not Be Free? Does God have real choices? Or is God bound tightly by God's own nature? Can God do absolutely everything? Can God be 'brave'? Can God 'improve'? For God to be God, how can God be constrained all? duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    Uranium - Twisting The Dragon's Tail [#101H] This series reveals the cultural, scientific and natural history of the most wondrous and terrifying rock on Earth. This is the extraordinary, untold story of uranium. duration 54:59   SRND51 TVPG-V
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Uranium - Twisting The Dragon's Tail [#102H] see description in part 1 duration 54:59   SRND51 TVPG-V
  • 1:00 pm
    Nova [#4214H] Nuclear Meltdown Disaster Four years ago, a devastating earthquake and tsunami triggered a disastrous meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. But at the same time, just seven miles away, the heroic efforts of plant operators under the leadership of Naohiro Masuda saved a second plant, Fukushima Daini. Now Masuda faces the daunting challenge of cleaning up Daiichi, where a witches' brew of radioactive groundwater leaks into the Pacific every day, and three melted cores remain steaming hot and lethally unapproachable.
    Now, with unprecedented access, Nova reveals the little-known story of how Masuda and his team averted disaster at Daini and how workers are struggling to clean up the mess at Daiichi. With billions of dollars and the future of the nuclear energy industry on the line, can Japan recover from disaster? The world is watching the fight for Fukushima.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 pm
    Newsline [#6090] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    DW News [#11152] duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#3559] Tavis talks with former Gap Band frontman and funk icon Charlie Wilson about his inspirational life journey, chronicled in his new autobiography, "I Am Charlie Wilson." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#34152] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11323] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#34152] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    Democracy Now! [#5005] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    BBC Newsnight [#17212H] duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3915H] duration 1:00  
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11323] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3915H] duration 1:00  
  • 8:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#21160] duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3915H] duration 1:00  
  • 9:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#3560] Tavis talks with actress Zo? Saldana about her latest film "Infinitely Polar Bear," and multiplatinum-selling singer Josh Groban on his recent album, titled "Stages." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3915H] duration 1:00  
  • 9:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#209] Interviews include an executive director at Greenpeace USA, a member of the FBI in Washington, D.C. and a newscaster at NPR who focuses on Latin American issues. duration 26:46   TVPG
  • 9:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3915H] duration 1:00  
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11323] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3915H] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#5005] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#11323] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
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Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
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KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

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KQED World

Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature

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V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network

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KQED Kids

Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

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