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KQED World: Saturday, April 20, 2013

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Saturday, April 20, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10610] Boston on Lockdown * Suspects in Boston Marathon Bombings * Were Suspects Involved in Terrorist Organization? * A Look at How the Suspects Were Found * Shields and Brooks duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32098] Tonight on Nightly Business Report - strong debut on Wall Street by theme park Seaworld. NBR will talk with CEO Jim Atchison about the company's growth plans. And stock picks in our weekly Market Monitor segment. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2884] Tavis talks with actor Harrison Ford, co-star of the new Jackie Robinson biopic "42". duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Nova scienceNOW [#503] How Does The Brain Work? Can new science help us understand how the brain allows us to think, act, feel, behave and process the world around us? duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Washington [#2501H] duration 27:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 am
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5242] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2206H] ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM: Does pollution disproportionately affect women of color? Why the NAACP is taking on this issue.
    FLAME RETARDANT DANGERS: Chemicals in furniture that are meant to keep you safe may cause big health problems.
    Panelists: Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, Host of National Public Radio Focus Point; Jennifer Marshall, The Heritage Foundation; Amanda Terkel, The Huffington Post; Rina Shah, Republican Strategist; Renee Sharp, Environmental Working Group Director of Research.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 am
    Asian Voices [#201] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Need To Know [#316H] To mark financial literacy month, NTK correspondent Stacey Tisdale travels to Mississippi to examine a program designed to help low-income, mostly African-American children save for college - and teach them about banking and money along the way. Anchor Ray Suarez interviews Richard Cordray, the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:30 am
    McLaughlin Group [#3117] The programs producers have decided not to produce a new show for this weekend, due to ongoing events in Boston and Washington. They will be repeating the program originally seen the weekend of 3/29. duration 27:30   TVRE
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#215H] A Mother Fights Toxic Trespassers This week: biologist, mother and activist Sandra Steingraber explains why she was willing to go to jail for blocking access to the construction of a storage and transportation facility involved in the controversial process of fracking. Steingraber has become internationally known for building awareness about the toxic trespassers she says are contaminating our air, water, and food - and threatening our children's health. With government captured by the very industries it's supposed to regulate, Steingraber has lost patience with politicians and corporations, but says our kids need to know "mom is on the job" of preventing destruction to the environment. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 am
    European Journal [#3115] France - Where Working Moms Are Welcome GERMANY: TERRORISTS ON TRIAL - Beate Zschape, alleged to be the only surviving member of the far-right National Socialist Underground terror cell, is to be the main defendant in what is already a highly publicized trial. Zschape is accused of complicity in the murders of ten people, including nine people of Turkish and one ethnic Greek. Also among the list of charges are bank robbery, arson and membership of a terrorist organization. Zschape denies having been an accessory to the crimes. Joining her in the dock are four more alleged accomplices. Public scrutiny of the trial is sure to be intense. Even the selection of spectators has been subject to criticism; as things stand, Turkish reporters will not be among them.
    CZECH REPUBLIC: OPENING UP TO HISTORY - Wariness about ethnic Germans expelled from the Sudetenland in the wake of World War II have long clouded German-Czech relations. Now, one Czech village is determined to combat the fears and clear away the cliches. After the Second World War, some three million ethnic Germans had to leave their homes in Czechoslovakia behind and resettle in West Germany or further afield. Most the people who moved into their houses and villages didn't want to know about the previous residents. The citizens of the tiny village of Dekov are different, are however. They've been avidly researching the German history of their region - and helping to overcome the prejudices.
    FRANCE: WORKING MOMS ARE WELCOME - A lot of young mothers in France go back to work within a few months of giving birth - safe in the knowledge that their babies are in good hands. France has a relatively positive image in Europe when it comes to child care. The law makes free nursery schools available to children from the age of three. And there's an abundance of day-care centers and nannies - especially in and around Paris. The system makes it easier for young mothers to balance work and family.
    TURKEY: BEARDS BOOMING ON THE BOSPORUS - Hair transplants are more popular than ever in Turkey. Istanbul alone has over 250 special clinics now also offering beards. The latest hit in this growing sector is beard-transplant trips. For around 2,000 euros, follically challenged men get the full package: a new set of facial hair as well as the accompanying medication, a blood test and two nights in a hotel. This new type of transplant tourism is particularly popular among men from Arab countries. Whether for a tiny moustache or full beard - patients only spend six hours in the clinic, giving them plenty of time to explore Istanbul.
    duration 26:10   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Global 3000 [#516] E-Readers Arrive in the 3rd World A holiday on a cruise ship is all about sun, sea and fun. But luxury liners wreak environmental havoc, generating vast amounts of trash that largely ends up in the ocean. A growing number of environmental groups are campaigning against the sector, which is slowly starting to improve its record. In a further report, we head to Ghana to meet a man who builds high-tech bikes made from bamboo. The details:
    GHANA - BAMBOO BIKES - Locally manufactured bikes are rare in Accra, Ghana's capital. But for several years, Ibrahim Djan Nyampong has been making bikes made of bamboo. Two years ago, he partnered with an Austrian company. These days, his high-end models retail for as much 2000 euros in Europe.
    POLLUTING THE OCEANS - CRUISE SHIPS' ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT - The cruise ship industry comes in for heavy criticism for its poor environmental record. Environmental groups accuse the sector of polluting the seas, with luxury liners disposing of their waste in the ocean and emitting huge amounts of CO2. According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, cruise ships' wastewater disposal practices are creating marine dead zones. But passenger numbers are climbing - last year, 20 million holidaymakers booked a cruise.
    NATURE UNDER THREAT - PROTECTING THE PRESPA NATIONAL PARK - The Prespa region shared between Greece, Albania, and the Republic of Macedonia is home to a unique natural heritage. But the environment is increasingly under threat from deforestation, overgrazing and overfishing. Poverty is widespread, especially on the Albanian side. The German KfW Development Bank cooperated with local organizations in Albania, Macedonia and Greece to fund social projects aimed at curbing overexploitation on Prespa's natural resources.
    duration 26:00   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    LinkAsia [#138] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Inside Washington [#2501H] duration 27:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:00 am
    Washington Week [#5242H] * Late Thursday the FBI released video and photos of two men suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing. Investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying the men who were spotted carrying back packs near the race finish line on Monday. The twin blasts killed 3 people and left more than 170 others wounded. Tom Gjelten of NPR will have the latest on the investigation.
    * Efforts to strengthen gun control laws following the Newtown massacre went down to defeat in the Senate on Wednesday. President Obama blamed the legislation's failure on fear-mongering and misinformation adding, "Instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill." Four Republicans voted for the amendment: Sens. Susan Collins, Mark Kirk, John McCain, and Pat Toomey. Four Democrats opposed it: Sens. Max Baucus, Mark Begich, Heidi Heitkamp, and Mark Pryor. Jeff Zeleny of ABC News will report on why, despite the aggressive push by the president and emotional pleas from families of gun-violence victims, the bipartisan plan to support expanded background checks were rejected by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
    * The Senate's bipartisan Gang of Eight rolled out its proposal for comprehensive immigration reform this week. The legislation hinges on bolstering border security while creating a temporary worker program and providing a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people who are in the country illegally. Some conservatives say the plan is nothing more than aggressive amnesty. Fawn Johnson of National Journal will explain the practical measures contained in the compromise plan.
    * Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post will report on the week in politics and the ongoing political debates over gun control and immigration reform.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:30 am
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2426H] April 19, 2013 Guest Host: Joshua Johnson.
    News Panel:
    IMMIGRATION REFORM - As immigration reform legislation works its way through the US Senate, there's much at stake for two of California's leading industries - agriculture and technology. The bill, presented by a bipartisan group of lawmakers known as the "Gang of Eight," contains several controversial elements including a pathway to citizenship, new visa programs for low and high-skilled workers, changes to family-based visas and a greater emphasis on employment and education skills.
    CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT - CEQA may be in for an overhaul. The 43-year-old landmark law requires state and local agencies to identify and try to mitigate the environmental impacts of development and construction projects. Critics say the act has been abused by special interest groups, while supporters say environmental protections should not be watered down. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is leading the reform effort, while Gov. Brown continues to weigh the likelihood of changing CEQA this year.
    CHEVRON REFINERY BLASTED - Chevron is under fire from the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) for last summer's explosion at its Richmond refinery that left 15,000 residents and employees in need of medical care. The oil giant has been accused of negligence in its long-term plant maintenance, a problem seen at other refineries elsewhere. The results of the regulatory board's report will be presented at a public hearing in Richmond on April 19.
    Guests: Emil Guillermo, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News; and Jaxon Van Derbeken, San Francisco Chronicle.
    GOV. BROWN ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND CHINA - Gov. Jerry Brown is calling his trade mission to China a success, after a whirlwind eight-day visit to six cities. But it was more than just business deals that Brown was after. The Governor worked to enlist China as a partner in California's fight against climate change. "No one group can solve the problem," Brown said. "Not the United States. Not California. Not Japan. Not China. We all have to do it." KXTV political editor John Myers looks at why the governor is bullish on the country's efforts, in this special report for KQED.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 am
    BBC Newsnight [#17109Z] duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:30 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2206H] ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM: Does pollution disproportionately affect women of color? Why the NAACP is taking on this issue.
    FLAME RETARDANT DANGERS: Chemicals in furniture that are meant to keep you safe may cause big health problems.
    Panelists: Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, Host of National Public Radio Focus Point; Jennifer Marshall, The Heritage Foundation; Amanda Terkel, The Huffington Post; Rina Shah, Republican Strategist; Renee Sharp, Environmental Working Group Director of Research.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:00 am
    McLaughlin Group [#3117] The programs producers have decided not to produce a new show for this weekend, due to ongoing events in Boston and Washington. They will be repeating the program originally seen the weekend of 3/29. duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 11:30 am
    Need To Know [#316H] To mark financial literacy month, NTK correspondent Stacey Tisdale travels to Mississippi to examine a program designed to help low-income, mostly African-American children save for college - and teach them about banking and money along the way. Anchor Ray Suarez interviews Richard Cordray, the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#215H] A Mother Fights Toxic Trespassers This week: biologist, mother and activist Sandra Steingraber explains why she was willing to go to jail for blocking access to the construction of a storage and transportation facility involved in the controversial process of fracking. Steingraber has become internationally known for building awareness about the toxic trespassers she says are contaminating our air, water, and food - and threatening our children's health. With government captured by the very industries it's supposed to regulate, Steingraber has lost patience with politicians and corporations, but says our kids need to know "mom is on the job" of preventing destruction to the environment. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    QUEST [#509H] Megathrust Earthquakes Discover how engineering activities to generate energy also can trigger man-made earthquakes. Explore the most powerful earthquakes on the planet, and what it would look like if the next "big one" hits the West Coast. And visit the "shake table" at UC Berkeley to learn about an important tool used by engineers to design safer structures in earthquake country. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    BioCentury This Week [#217] duration 25:40   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Tales of the San Joaquin: A River Journey The San Joaquin River has been called by some the hardest working river in America and by others the most abused. This is the story of that river and the key role it plays in California's statewide water system. Designed to inform, educate, illustrate and entertain, the program travels the length of the San Joaquin from its source in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to its eventual merging with the Sacramento River as itswaters flow into San Francisco. By Christopher Beaver. duration 56:04   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives When the US government ignored repeated warnings by its own scientists and allowed untested genetically modified (GM) crops into our environment and food supply, it was a gamble of unprecedented proportions. The health of all living things and all future generations were put at risk by an infant technology. After two decades, physicians and scientists have uncovered a grave trend. The same serious health problems found in lab animals, livestock, and pets that have been fed GM foods are now on the rise in the US population. And when people and animals stop eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their health improves. This seminal documentary by bestselling author Jeffrey M Smith provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future. duration 58:18   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Water Pressures Water is a central element of life, yet 1 in 8 people worldwide - 1.2 billion - lack access to safe drinking water. In the coming years, the water scarcity in some drought-stricken regions will turn into a global crisis. Hosted by actor-producer Adrian Grenier, this program sheds light on this critical, complex issue by documenting the partnership between villagers in water-distressed Rajasthan, India and students and faculty at Northwestern University, situated on the shores of Lake Michigan. Students in a Northwestern environmental policy class see a model of conservation and community cooperation firsthand on a 10-day trip to India, where a leading nonprofit organizations illustrates the power of pairing traditional wisdom with simple teamwork to solve the water crisis in the Thar Desert. They also meet with political leaders, corporate executives and water experts to create their own local partnerships and try to make a difference in their own communities. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Green Buildings - Ecosense for Living This new episode, Green Buildings: EcoSense for Living, profiles homes, a school and even the third busiest sports and concert venue in the nation to illustrate how energy efficient buildings reduce our carbon footprint in remarkable ways. Atlanta's Phillips Arena was retrofitted with energy efficient systems and it now uses 21% less electricity than other arenas of similar size and the energy the facility saves in one year could power 111 private homes. This episode also profiles Arabia Mountain High School which focuses on environmental learning throughout its curricula using Promethean boards (to reduce paper and enhance learning), outdoor classrooms, and even energy- and water-efficient rest rooms. Green Buildings compares modular, new, completely green homes to modified older homes with energy efficient systems and opens by touring the Solar Decathlon in Washington, DC for a glimpse of the cutting edge green building designs being developed across the globe. Sponsored by the Department of Energy, the Decathlon is a competition showcasing design and designers, many of them college students, from Germany to California. Hosted by Jennie Garlington. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Food Forward [#101H] Urban Agriculture Across America This pilot episode explores real people with new food ideas, including urban agriculture in Oakland, sustainable fishing in Milwaukee, farming the food deserts of Detroit, and soil science and beekeeping on rooftops in New York City. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3117] The programs producers have decided not to produce a new show for this weekend, due to ongoing events in Boston and Washington. They will be repeating the program originally seen the weekend of 3/29. duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 6:30 pm
    Washington Week [#5242H] * Late Thursday the FBI released video and photos of two men suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing. Investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying the men who were spotted carrying back packs near the race finish line on Monday. The twin blasts killed 3 people and left more than 170 others wounded. Tom Gjelten of NPR will have the latest on the investigation.
    * Efforts to strengthen gun control laws following the Newtown massacre went down to defeat in the Senate on Wednesday. President Obama blamed the legislation's failure on fear-mongering and misinformation adding, "Instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill." Four Republicans voted for the amendment: Sens. Susan Collins, Mark Kirk, John McCain, and Pat Toomey. Four Democrats opposed it: Sens. Max Baucus, Mark Begich, Heidi Heitkamp, and Mark Pryor. Jeff Zeleny of ABC News will report on why, despite the aggressive push by the president and emotional pleas from families of gun-violence victims, the bipartisan plan to support expanded background checks were rejected by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
    * The Senate's bipartisan Gang of Eight rolled out its proposal for comprehensive immigration reform this week. The legislation hinges on bolstering border security while creating a temporary worker program and providing a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people who are in the country illegally. Some conservatives say the plan is nothing more than aggressive amnesty. Fawn Johnson of National Journal will explain the practical measures contained in the compromise plan.
    * Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post will report on the week in politics and the ongoing political debates over gun control and immigration reform.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2426H] April 19, 2013 Guest Host: Joshua Johnson.
    News Panel:
    IMMIGRATION REFORM - As immigration reform legislation works its way through the US Senate, there's much at stake for two of California's leading industries - agriculture and technology. The bill, presented by a bipartisan group of lawmakers known as the "Gang of Eight," contains several controversial elements including a pathway to citizenship, new visa programs for low and high-skilled workers, changes to family-based visas and a greater emphasis on employment and education skills.
    CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT - CEQA may be in for an overhaul. The 43-year-old landmark law requires state and local agencies to identify and try to mitigate the environmental impacts of development and construction projects. Critics say the act has been abused by special interest groups, while supporters say environmental protections should not be watered down. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is leading the reform effort, while Gov. Brown continues to weigh the likelihood of changing CEQA this year.
    CHEVRON REFINERY BLASTED - Chevron is under fire from the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) for last summer's explosion at its Richmond refinery that left 15,000 residents and employees in need of medical care. The oil giant has been accused of negligence in its long-term plant maintenance, a problem seen at other refineries elsewhere. The results of the regulatory board's report will be presented at a public hearing in Richmond on April 19.
    Guests: Emil Guillermo, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News; and Jaxon Van Derbeken, San Francisco Chronicle.
    GOV. BROWN ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND CHINA - Gov. Jerry Brown is calling his trade mission to China a success, after a whirlwind eight-day visit to six cities. But it was more than just business deals that Brown was after. The Governor worked to enlist China as a partner in California's fight against climate change. "No one group can solve the problem," Brown said. "Not the United States. Not California. Not Japan. Not China. We all have to do it." KXTV political editor John Myers looks at why the governor is bullish on the country's efforts, in this special report for KQED.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 pm
    QUEST [#509H] Megathrust Earthquakes Discover how engineering activities to generate energy also can trigger man-made earthquakes. Explore the most powerful earthquakes on the planet, and what it would look like if the next "big one" hits the West Coast. And visit the "shake table" at UC Berkeley to learn about an important tool used by engineers to design safer structures in earthquake country. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1202] Around The World - Panamericana: Conquistadors, Aztecs & Revolutions Judith Jones travels south to the lands of ancient empires. In Mexico, she explores the myths and treasures that once drew the Conquistadors to a country rich in natural resources. Following their trail, her first stop is colonial Chihuahua, where Pancho Villa started the Mexican Revolution. In Zacatecas, she visits one of Mexico's many Silver Mines and then travels along the colonial Silver Road to Mexico City, from where the Aztecs once ruled their bloodthirsty empire. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nature [#3010H] The Mystery of Eels Though much of the natural world is discovered and understood, a few great mysteries remain. Consider the eel -- snakelike and slimy, with a row of jagged teeth. Yet aside from these fearsome qualities, we know little about its life. Where it goes, what it does, and how it dies, nobody knows. Hailed by poets as the "siren of the North Sea" and "love's arrow on Earth," this shadowy creature has fascinated researchers for centuries. And now James Prosek, artist, writer, and eminent naturalist, takes on the mystery of the eel himself, shedding light on the animal and the strange behavior it inspires in those who seek to know it. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Nova [#4010H] Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes Of all the continents on Earth, none preserves a more spectacular story of its origins than Australia. Nova's mini-series takes viewers on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today. With help from high-energy host and scientist Richard Smith, we meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and deadly asteroids. This is the untold story of the Land Down Under, the one island continent that has got it all. duration 56:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Guts with Michael Mosley You may be pretty familiar with what you look like from the outside but now presenter Michael Mosley gets up close and personal with his own digestive system to reveal what we look like inside. This program uncovers the secret life of our digestive tract in an eye-opening and detailed exploration of the side of the body we normally never get to see. Using the latest in medical imagery and a tiny state of the art camera "pill" that he swallows at the start of the film, Mosley takes viewers on a remarkable journey through his own internal system. At each stage he talks to medical experts and explains the amazing functions that happen without our conscious effort. This is one of the most fundamental parts of our bodies, controlled by its own nervous system and automatically providing our energy, water and nutrients; yet unless we get sick, we rarely think about what it's doing. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Johnny Carson: American Masters Johnny Carson was seen by more people than anyone else in American history - a fixture of national life, a piece of the cultural furniture, a part of the Zeitgeist. In exploring the career, the complexities and contradictions of the biggest star television has ever produced, American Masters had his estate's first-time-ever cooperation and permission - unrestricted entree into his personal archives and, perhaps, Carson's greatest legacy - all episodes of The Tonight Show from 1970-1992.
    Clues about his life, stories about his childhood and early days in the business can be found there - as well as in the expansive family albums and memorabilia. Original interviews with friends, colleagues, his wives and the many performers who appeared, or began, on The Tonight Show, offer additional texture and context - Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, among others.
    duration 1:56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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