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KQED World: Sunday, May 29, 2016

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Sunday, May 29, 2016
  • 12:30 am
    Our American Family: The Furutas The first half of the 1900's represents the last era of American life that, for most families, began largely unchanged from the generations that came before. OUR AMERICAN FAMILY: THE FURUTAS Through hard work, the Furutas, a Japanese American family of Wintersburg, CA established a successful goldfish farm, only to have their business devastated and family separated in the wake of WWII. Following years in an Arizona relocation camp, their indomitable spirit prevails as they return home and band together to pursue the American dream a second time. duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Pacific Heartbeat [#403] Road to the Globe In 2010, the home of Shakespeare - The Globe Theatre in London, England - issued a proclamation outlining the world's biggest Shakespearean festival: 36 countries, 36 Shakespearean plays, 36 languages. New Zealand actor Rawiri Paratene answered the call and was given the honor to open the festival. Spanning the twelve-week period before Opening Night, this program follows Rawiri as he forms his own company, Ngakau Toa, consisting of New Zealand's best Maori actors, and their journey as they prepare to take their Maori adaption of William Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida to The Globe. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Teaching Channel Presents [#306] Teaching Ela to the Core We'll drill down into the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and see teachers succeed, and stumble, as they work to incorporate material that not all students are ready to handle. duration 59:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2512] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5548H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 am
    McLaughlin Group [#3423H] duration 27:30   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 am
    Open Mind [#3650] Media Auditor GUEST: Margaret Sullivan. Washington Post columnist Margaret Sullivan considers the challenges of a free press. duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Focus On Europe [#3422] Romania's Last Natural Refuge Under Threat Albania is accepting further members of the People's Mujahedin of Iran, a group that is accused of human rights violations. Christians and Yazidis in German refugee hostels are being threatened by radical Islamist refugees. duration 26:10   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Global 3000 [#822] Us Lead-Poisoning Crisis In Flint duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:00 am
    America Reframed [#416] My Life In China Director Ken Eng's documents his father's first trip back to the rural Chinese village where he was raised since immigrating to the US in the 1970s. Father and son visit various family members who stayed through communism and who are now part of the "new middle class." A film about a father's journey back home and a son's journey into his own heritage. duration 1:26:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:30 am
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5548H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:00 am
    Point Taken [#107H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:30 am
    QUEST [#904H] Giant Sequoias Face Drought Researchers climb giant sequoias to save the iconic trees from drought. The Hayward Fault is overdue for a huge quake. And your taste buds connect what you eat to your memories and emotions. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Start Up [#212] Maids Quarters: Eco-Friendly/Orbit Gary and the crew head to Atlanta, GA to talk to Alex who created Eco-Friendly maid service, a cleaning company that manufactures cleaning products from organic and raw ingredients. Then, we head over to St. Louis to meet with Mike, who started Orbit, a unique pinball lounge with a twist. duration 26:41   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Consuelo Mack WealthTrack [#1249H] Energy Game Changers Guest: Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners. This week's WT features veteran analyst Tom Petrie, who explains why the US has once again become an energy powerhouse. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 am
    POTUS 2016 [#114H] duration 28:30   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5548H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:00 am
    Point Taken [#107H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:30 am
    Charlie Rose - The Week [#346H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 pm
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly [#1939] Tentatively scheduled: We look at the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, a year-long program for college graduates to live in community and serve the poor. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 pm
    QUEST [#904H] Giant Sequoias Face Drought Researchers climb giant sequoias to save the iconic trees from drought. The Hayward Fault is overdue for a huge quake. And your taste buds connect what you eat to your memories and emotions. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1508H] Tough Trains: Cuba's Sugar Railroads Cuba was one of the first countries in the world to build a railway, starting all the way back in 1837. At the time, Cuba was the world's largest sugar producer, and its early railways were designed not with passengers in mind, but to transport sugarcane to the mills, and refined sugar to the ports. In this episode, host Ian Wright goes on an eye-opening and hair-raising train journey across the Caribbean island of Cuba. The Communist country's railway network is dilapidated and very unreliable, but it ends up being a fantastically enjoyable trip. duration 57:54   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 pm
    Shelter Me [#106H] Hearts & Paws Hosted by Kristen Bell, this episodd features award-winning artist Patrick McDonnell, creator of the MUTTS comic strip. Patrick spent several days at the New York City animal shelter and turned his experience into a week's worth of MUTTS comics called "Shelter Stories."
    We also follow the journey of a pet from the day she is surrendered to a shelter until the day she is adopted. This hopeful story is told by renowned animators Paul and Sandra Fierlinger and set to the song, "Staring Over Again."
    The other segment features the first cat cafe in the country. Cat Town Cafe has partnered with the Oakland Animal Shelter to provide an innovative way to showcase cats and boost adoptions in their community.
    duration 56:30   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Makers [#203H] Women In Space Trace the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program. Some, like aviators Wally Funk and Jerrie Cobb, passed the same grueling tests as male astronauts, only to be dismissed by NASA, the military and even Lyndon Johnson, as a distraction. It wasn't until 1995 that Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot a spacecraft. The program includes interviews with Collins, as well as Sally Ride's classmates Shannon Lucid, Rhea Seddon and Kathryn Sullivan, and features Mae Jemison, the first woman of color astronaut, and Peggy Whitson, the first female commander of the International Space Station. The hour ends with the next generation of women engineers, mathematicians and astronauts-the new group of pioneers, like Marleen Martinez and Dava Newman, who continue to make small but significant steps forward. duration 56:07   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 pm
    Space Men: American Experience [#2806H] Meet the pioneering Air Force scientists and pilots whose Project Manhigh, which collected data about the biological and technical factors required to support human activity in space, laid the groundwork for the US space program. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    QUEST [#904H] Giant Sequoias Face Drought Researchers climb giant sequoias to save the iconic trees from drought. The Hayward Fault is overdue for a huge quake. And your taste buds connect what you eat to your memories and emotions. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3423H] duration 27:30   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#496H] Dutch Deradicalization DUTCH DERADICALIZATION: How cities in the Netherlands are trying to stop Muslim youth from joining ISIS
    The recent ISIS-led terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels have focused attention on the threat of radicalized "foreign fighters" returning home to Europe after taking up arms with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. Some European countries are increasing efforts by religious leaders, community organizations and law enforcement to prevent radicalization in the first place. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the Netherlands' efforts to stop Muslim youth from joining ISIS.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:30 pm
    Point Taken [#107H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Secrets of the Dead [#1504] Teotihuacan's Lost Kings Follow a team of scientists exploring royal tombs beneath the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan. After decades of research, these imperial burial chambers may reveal clues about the long-lost Teotihuacan culture and its mysterious people. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 pm
    Bringing The Fallen Home This program tells the story of America's fallen warriors, their families and those charged with the solemn responsibility of ensuring dignity and honor to the fallen and care and support to families of the fallen. It gives a voice for family members to tell the story of their fallen loved ones, and recollect their experiences at Dover Air Force Base for the solemn dignified transfer of their loved one's remains. More than 20 family members opened up their homes to the filmmakers and told their heartbreaking and heartwarming stories that remind all Americans of the great sacrifices made every day for America's freedom. duration 56:42   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Frontline [#3411H] Business of Disaster Disasters are big business. An investigation with NPR into who profits when disaster strikes. The film focuses on Superstorm Sandy: the thousands still not home, the agencies that were supposed to help, and the companies that made millions. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 pm
    POV [#2901H] The Return In 2012, California amended its "Three Strikes" law - one of the harshest criminal sentencing policies in the country. The passage of Prop 36 marked the first time that citizens voted to shorten sentences of those currently incarcerated. Within days, the reintegration of thousands of "lifers" was underway. This program examines this unprecedented reform through the eyes of those on the front lines - prisoners suddenly freed, families turned upside down, reentry providers helping navigate complex transitions, and attorneys and judges wrestling with an untested law. At a pivotal moment of reckoning on mass incarceration, what can California's experiment teach the nation? Official Selection of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 11:30 pm
    Point Taken [#107H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    POV [#2610] The World Before Her This is a tale of two Indias. In one, Ruhi Singh is a small-town girl competing in Bombay to win the Miss India pageant - a ticket to stardom in a country wild about beauty contests. In the other, Prachi Trivedi is the young, militant leader of a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls, where she preaches violent resistance to Western culture, Christianity and Islam. Moving between these divergent realities, the film creates a lively, provocative portrait of the world's largest democracy at a critical transitional moment - and of two women who hope to shape its future. By Nisha Pahuja. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Sunday, May 29, 2016

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