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KQED World: Sunday, May 18, 2014

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Sunday, May 18, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    America Reframed [#215] Mothers of Bedford 80% of women in US prisons today are mothers of school-age children. Filmmaker Jenifer McShane spent 4 years visiting Bedford Hills and following the women and their families. A mother herself, Jenifer was drawn to the universal themes of motherhood and the staggering power of the mother-child relationship. In all walks of life, mother and child care for each other. As we watch the mothers inside Bedford trying to become their better selves, we see parts of our own selves - and that gives us all hope. duration 1:59:27   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Teaching Channel Presents [#308] Celebrating Science Some things run on batteries, some bubble over, some throw sparks-anything can happen in science class as students study everything from Robotics to Physics to Boyle's Law. duration 59:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Moyers & Company [#319H] The War On Climate Scientists Global warming may cause humans and other species to change or disappear but Planet Earth will survive, scientist and environmental activist David Suzuki tells Bill Moyers in the second of their two conversations. We live in a time, Suzuki says, "when human beings have become a geological force. We're altering the physical, chemical and biological features of the planet on a geological scale.
    "A lot of my colleagues have now said it's too late, [that] we've passed too many tipping points to go back. My answer is thank you for the message of urgency. We don't know enough to say it's too late. I believe that nature has many more surprises if we can pull back and give her room. And that's the basis of my hope - I see where all the curves are going, but I still cling to hope as the thing we've got to grab onto if we give nature a chance."
    Continuing attempts on the part of politicians and big business to censor and attack those who speak the truth about climate change are pervasive, Suzuki notes: "This is a very effective thing that we know has been done by the tobacco industry [and] it's being done by the fossil fuel industry. You attack a person on the basis of their trustworthiness, their ulterior motives, anything to get away from dealing with the issues. That really sends a chill through the scientific community," he continues. "That really scares me because if you can't have scientists telling you what the information is on various issues, who then do we go to for the authority? Do we go to the Bible? Do we go to the Koran? Do we go to these rightwing think tanks? That's why it's really important to me that scientists not only be freed but be recognized as the most authoritative source of information on these various issues."
    David Suzuki is a geneticist, author and broadcaster known to many as "the godfather of the environmental movement." Since 1979, he has hosted the Canadian TV series "The Nature of Things." In a recent poll of his fellow Canadians he was named that country's most admired figure, yet his outspoken views on climate change and government collusion with the petrochemical industry have made him the target of relentless attacks from his nation's prime minister, corporations, and right-wing ideologues.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 am
    Asia This Week [#407] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5346H] * Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki said he is "mad as hell" over allegations that veterans did not receive timely medical care at Veterans Administration hospitals around the country. The retired 4-star general testified on Capitol Hill on Thursday about alleged 'secret' wait-lists, cover-ups and possible deaths linked to lengthy wait times for treatment. Martha Raddatz of ABC News will have the latest on the investigation into the VA as well as whether Secretary Shinseki's job might be in jeopardy.
    * President Obama renewed his push for immigration reform this week and added that he thought most Republicans were coming around on the issue, but not all. John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times will explain the risks and benefits House Speaker John Boehner is facing in trying to get House Republicans to pass a compromise immigration bill ahead of the fall midterm elections.
    * John Dickerson of Slate Magazine and CBS News will look at the latest controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton and her health - a topic floated by GOP strategist Karl Rove. In addition, the parlor game of who'll run for president in 2016 and who won't continues to play out. The names, Bush, Christie, Rubio, O'Malley, Walker and Warren seem to be among the latest names added to the list.
    * Plus, Molly Ball of The Atlantic will explain how the winner of this week's GOP Senate primary in Nebraska was able to pull off a rare feat - he gathered support from establishment Republicans as well as tea party conservatives.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 am
    McLaughlin Group [#3221H] duration 27:30   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 am
    Charlie Rose - The Week [#144] * Gary Yohe on melting Antarctic ice * Ken Auletta on the replacement of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson * Mike Allen of Politico on the week in politics * Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe discusses her work helping Ugandan girls forced into slavery * Marion Cotillard on her film "The Immigrant" duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 am
    Focus On Europe [#3220] duration 26:10   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    America Reframed [#215] Mothers of Bedford 80% of women in US prisons today are mothers of school-age children. Filmmaker Jenifer McShane spent 4 years visiting Bedford Hills and following the women and their families. A mother herself, Jenifer was drawn to the universal themes of motherhood and the staggering power of the mother-child relationship. In all walks of life, mother and child care for each other. As we watch the mothers inside Bedford trying to become their better selves, we see parts of our own selves - and that gives us all hope. duration 1:59:27   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 am
    Asia Biz Forecast [#507H] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:30 am
    Consuelo Mack WealthTrack [#1047] Great Investor Chuck Akre A rare interview with "Great Investor" Chuck Akre(Portfolio Manager, Akre Focus Fund) who specializes in finding "compounding machines," the rare breed of companies delivering above-average returns year after year. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:00 am
    Truth About Money with Ric Edelman [#311H] Ric Edelman says real estate was a rock solid investment for decades, but is that still true today or is the stock market a better investment? Technological advances are moving forward at breakneck speeds and Ric talks with an expert about which industries investors should consider targeting. And in The other Side of Money Jean Edelman explains how change is good. All that and much more in this edition of The Truth about Money with Ric Edelman. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This American Land [#306] Precious Sierra Water, Nevada Wilderness, Rallying to Save a Watershed Climate change portends less snowfall in the Sierras, and that means less water in California's Sacramento and San Joaquin watersheds, two of the nation's most important and sensitive estuary systems. Snow melt from the Sierras feeds $400 billion in economic activities, supports four million acres of farmland, and supplies drinking water for more than 23 million people. In another look at how the Natural Resources Conservation Service works with communities, farmers and agencies, we follow the Cosumnes River and see how NRCS advisors assist in improving water quality and quantity along the downstream flow from the mountains to the coast. In the dry, harsh landscape between Las Vegas and Reno, most people see only a wasteland without much value except as a site for gold and silver mines. The mining boom days are long past, yet they still affect the way many people think about public lands like Emigrant Peak, Volcanic Hills, and Silver Peak. But now a growing number of Nevadans are beginning to appreciate the sustainable value of these lands as destinations for outdoor recreation. Visitors see a stunning variety of landscapes: the dust-dry Mojave desert, verdant marshes and pools, a maze of steep canyons with near vertical walls - a rugged and serene world that is far away in both distance and time. In Colorado, the Hermosa Creek Watershed north of Durango encompasses one of the state's largest, biologically diverse forests, including some of the biggest stands of old-growth ponderosa pine remaining in the San Juan Mountains. Most of the watershed is roadless and generally unblemished by past human activities, so it's an ideal home for native Colorado River cutthroat trout, rare Canada lynx, and vast herds of deer and elk that draw thousands of hunters annually. An expansive trail system attracts countless hikers, mountain bikers, hunters, horseback users, and other recreational enthusiasts. In a landmark collaboration, a working group of diverse local interests has developed a long-term conservation plan to manage 108,000 acres so that much of it would still remain open to historic uses - including mountain biking, motorized recreation, selective timber harvesting and grazing, while also designating some 37,000 acres of wilderness and a 43,000-acre roadless area. Ice cores may be the closest things scientists have to a time machine. They provide remarkably accurate details about the environment from tens of thousands of years ago. They can also help researchers look into the future of the changing climate on our planet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    McLaughlin Group [#3221H] duration 27:30   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:30 am
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill [#5346H] * Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki said he is "mad as hell" over allegations that veterans did not receive timely medical care at Veterans Administration hospitals around the country. The retired 4-star general testified on Capitol Hill on Thursday about alleged 'secret' wait-lists, cover-ups and possible deaths linked to lengthy wait times for treatment. Martha Raddatz of ABC News will have the latest on the investigation into the VA as well as whether Secretary Shinseki's job might be in jeopardy.
    * President Obama renewed his push for immigration reform this week and added that he thought most Republicans were coming around on the issue, but not all. John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times will explain the risks and benefits House Speaker John Boehner is facing in trying to get House Republicans to pass a compromise immigration bill ahead of the fall midterm elections.
    * John Dickerson of Slate Magazine and CBS News will look at the latest controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton and her health - a topic floated by GOP strategist Karl Rove. In addition, the parlor game of who'll run for president in 2016 and who won't continues to play out. The names, Bush, Christie, Rubio, O'Malley, Walker and Warren seem to be among the latest names added to the list.
    * Plus, Molly Ball of The Atlantic will explain how the winner of this week's GOP Senate primary in Nebraska was able to pull off a rare feat - he gathered support from establishment Republicans as well as tea party conservatives.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:00 am
    KQED NEWSROOM [#128H] Local Races in the June Primary, 'Coming Back with Wes Moore' and Fire Season Updates
    Local Races In The June Primary
    The June primary is less than three weeks away and it's crunch time for local candidates running for office and for groups pushing ballot measures. In San Jose, residents will vote for a new mayor. San Francisco and the East Bay are battlegrounds for key state and congressional races. Also in San Francisco, a fight over waterfront development regulations is on the ballot.

    Guests:
    • Scott Shafer, KQED
    • C.W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle
    • Terry Christensen, San Jose State University

    Further Reporting:
    Republicans Donnelly, Kashkari Face Off in Talk Show Debate
    Public Safety Top Issue in San Jose Mayoral Campaign
    California Proposition Guide

    'Coming Back with Wes Moore'
    As revelations about delays in medical care for veterans continue to surface, a new three-part documentary series takes a look at the struggles -- and successes -- of combat veterans. "Coming Back with Wes Moore", offers an unflinching yet hopeful journey into the lives of soldiers returning home from war.

    Fire Season
    An early heat wave and the statewide drought are contributing to concerns that a particularly severe fire season faces the state. With several wildfires already burning in southern California, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) is already at its peak staffing level for the south and will ramp up to full staffing levels in the north within two weeks.

    Guests:
    • Paul Rogers, KQED/San Jose Mercury News

    Further Reporting:
    New Evacuations Ordered in San Diego County Wildfires
    Bay Area Wilts Under Record High Temps
    It's Hot, Our Air Is Bad, and Watch Out for Fire
    duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 11:30 am
    Moyers & Company [#319H] The War On Climate Scientists Global warming may cause humans and other species to change or disappear but Planet Earth will survive, scientist and environmental activist David Suzuki tells Bill Moyers in the second of their two conversations. We live in a time, Suzuki says, "when human beings have become a geological force. We're altering the physical, chemical and biological features of the planet on a geological scale.
    "A lot of my colleagues have now said it's too late, [that] we've passed too many tipping points to go back. My answer is thank you for the message of urgency. We don't know enough to say it's too late. I believe that nature has many more surprises if we can pull back and give her room. And that's the basis of my hope - I see where all the curves are going, but I still cling to hope as the thing we've got to grab onto if we give nature a chance."
    Continuing attempts on the part of politicians and big business to censor and attack those who speak the truth about climate change are pervasive, Suzuki notes: "This is a very effective thing that we know has been done by the tobacco industry [and] it's being done by the fossil fuel industry. You attack a person on the basis of their trustworthiness, their ulterior motives, anything to get away from dealing with the issues. That really sends a chill through the scientific community," he continues. "That really scares me because if you can't have scientists telling you what the information is on various issues, who then do we go to for the authority? Do we go to the Bible? Do we go to the Koran? Do we go to these rightwing think tanks? That's why it's really important to me that scientists not only be freed but be recognized as the most authoritative source of information on these various issues."
    David Suzuki is a geneticist, author and broadcaster known to many as "the godfather of the environmental movement." Since 1979, he has hosted the Canadian TV series "The Nature of Things." In a recent poll of his fellow Canadians he was named that country's most admired figure, yet his outspoken views on climate change and government collusion with the petrochemical industry have made him the target of relentless attacks from his nation's prime minister, corporations, and right-wing ideologues.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly [#1737] RWANDA GENOCIDE: 20 YEARS LATER - In 1994, ethnic tensions in Rwanda culminated in one hundred days of killing, in which nearly one million Tutsi people were killed by their Hutu neighbors. Now, two decades later in the largely Christian country, many perpetrators are being released from prison and seeking forgiveness from those they traumatized. The Christian charity World Vision has brought together thousands of pairs of victims and assailants in small groups, encouraging restoration through building houses and planting trees for survivors. "I see real reconciliation is taking place, and it's not fake. It's genuine," says Josephine Munyeli, a peace and reconciliation expert for World Vision. "You cannot fake reconciliation. You can't."
    YOUNG GAY MEN AND HIV IN CHICAGO - The rate of HIV infections has stabilized in every demographic in America accept for one. It has increased by twenty-two percent in recent years for young gay men 13 to 25 years old. A Chicago-based organization called The Night Ministry, founded by clergy members, has equipped a van to offer rapid free testing and other resources right on the street. Rabbi Menachem Cohen serves with them. "What it comes down to is we meet people where they are at, and we provide the services they need, and HIV testing is one of the important services people need."
    THE MEANING OF YOGA - Yoga: The Art of Transformation is a visually rich art exhibit presenting the spiritual origins and historical manifestations of yoga. Having debuted at the Smithsonian Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C., the exhibit is now being shown at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum, followed by the Cleveland Museum of Art. "Yoga's techniques and goals move in and through and outside of religion in very interesting and complex ways," says Debra Diamond, an associate curator of south and southeast Asian art for the Smithsonian Institution's Freer and Sackler galleries. "There are also Hindus who live in India who think that every aspect of their life is an act of yoga."
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 pm
    QUEST [#704H] From Farm to Fork to Fuel Discover innovative approaches for producing and maximizing our food resources. Explore how a Milwaukee farmer feeds a growing urban population, discover strategies for reducing food waste in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and go behind the scenes at a North Carolina facility that turns cooking grease into fuel. Plus, check out gardens on wheels in Omaha, Nebraska. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Miller Center's American Forum [#2108] Ambassador Ryan Crocker: Iran, the U.S. and the Middle East Ryan C. Crocker, former US ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan and the preeminent US diplomat to the Middle East, discussing new develops in Iran and Syria, and the current state of politics and conflicts in the wider Middle East. Crocker holds the diplomatic rank of career ambassador, the US Foreign Service's highest rank, and previously served as US ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1306] Indonesia: Java & Sumatra Megan explores two of the 11,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago. Starting in Jakarta, she learns about shadow puppets, Java's most famous art form, and visits the old Dutch trading schooners. From there she climbs the famous Krakatoa volcano and goes diving in the waters nearby. After visiting the world-famous Boroubudur Temple, Megan travels to Sumatra, learning the ancient art of batik from the people who invented it. She visits the island of Nias, home to ancient Stone-Age culture and some of the best surfing in the world. She ends her trip in the orangutan preserve of Gunung Lenser Park. duration 57:38   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Nature [#3111] Leave It to Beavers A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. Once valued for their fur or hunted as pests, these industrious rodents are seen in a new light through the eyes of this novel assembly of beaver enthusiasts and "employers" who reveal the ways in which the presence of beavers can transform and revive landscapes. Using their skills as natural builders and brilliant hydro-engineers, beavers are being recruited to accomplish everything from finding water in a bone-dry desert to recharging water tables and coaxing life back into damaged lands. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nova [#4112H] Escape from Nazi Alcatraz Colditz Castle, a notorious prisoner of war camp in Nazi Germany, was supposed to be escape-proof. But in the dark days at the end of World War II, a group of British officers dreamt up the ultimate escape plan: in a secret attic workshop, they constructed a two-man glider out of bed sheets and floorboards. Their plan was to fly to freedom from the roof of the castle, but the war ended before they could put it to the test. Now a crack team of aerospace engineers and carpenters rebuild the glider in the same attic using the same materials, and they'll do something the prisoners never got a chance to try: use a bathtub full of concrete to catapult the glider off the roof of the castle. As the hair-raising launch 90 feet up draws near, the program explores the Colditz legend and exposes the secrets of other ingenious and audacious escapes. Then, after a 70-year wait, the team finally finds out if the legendary glider plan would have succeeded. duration 55:31   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 pm
    Secrets of the Dead [#1202H] Bugging Hitler's Soldiers Spied upon by MI19 in a bugging operation of unprecedented scale and cunning, 4,000 German POW's revealed their inner thoughts about the Third Reich and let slip military secrets that helped the Allies win WWII. Based on groundbreaking research conducted by a team of leading German historians and scientists, the film will tell the story of how those confessions were stolen, how they changed the outcome of the war and how they can now reveal, in more shocking detail than ever before, the hearts and minds of the German fighter. The evidence that supports this extraordinary new chapter in the history of WWII will be told through powerful dramatic reconstructions. Acted by German actors, speaking both German and English, they will quote directly from the highlights of over 100,000 hours of secretly recorded and therefore unguarded conversations between German POWs held in Britain. These long lost voices of the past are being brought back to life, bringing with them unique and exclusive insights into What the Nazis Really Thought. duration 54:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#174H] On Sunday, we report from South Africa about an all-out effort to save an endangered animal. Only about 29,000 rhinos remain in the wild today - 73% of those wild rhinos are in South Africa - and most of those live in South Africa's biggest National Park where authorities are desperately trying to protect them because of a dramatic increase in poaching. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:30 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#128H] Local Races in the June Primary, 'Coming Back with Wes Moore' and Fire Season Updates
    Local Races In The June Primary
    The June primary is less than three weeks away and it's crunch time for local candidates running for office and for groups pushing ballot measures. In San Jose, residents will vote for a new mayor. San Francisco and the East Bay are battlegrounds for key state and congressional races. Also in San Francisco, a fight over waterfront development regulations is on the ballot.

    Guests:
    • Scott Shafer, KQED
    • C.W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle
    • Terry Christensen, San Jose State University

    Further Reporting:
    Republicans Donnelly, Kashkari Face Off in Talk Show Debate
    Public Safety Top Issue in San Jose Mayoral Campaign
    California Proposition Guide

    'Coming Back with Wes Moore'
    As revelations about delays in medical care for veterans continue to surface, a new three-part documentary series takes a look at the struggles -- and successes -- of combat veterans. "Coming Back with Wes Moore", offers an unflinching yet hopeful journey into the lives of soldiers returning home from war.

    Fire Season
    An early heat wave and the statewide drought are contributing to concerns that a particularly severe fire season faces the state. With several wildfires already burning in southern California, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) is already at its peak staffing level for the south and will ramp up to full staffing levels in the north within two weeks.

    Guests:
    • Paul Rogers, KQED/San Jose Mercury News

    Further Reporting:
    New Evacuations Ordered in San Diego County Wildfires
    Bay Area Wilts Under Record High Temps
    It's Hot, Our Air Is Bad, and Watch Out for Fire
    duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 7:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#319H] The War On Climate Scientists Global warming may cause humans and other species to change or disappear but Planet Earth will survive, scientist and environmental activist David Suzuki tells Bill Moyers in the second of their two conversations. We live in a time, Suzuki says, "when human beings have become a geological force. We're altering the physical, chemical and biological features of the planet on a geological scale.
    "A lot of my colleagues have now said it's too late, [that] we've passed too many tipping points to go back. My answer is thank you for the message of urgency. We don't know enough to say it's too late. I believe that nature has many more surprises if we can pull back and give her room. And that's the basis of my hope - I see where all the curves are going, but I still cling to hope as the thing we've got to grab onto if we give nature a chance."
    Continuing attempts on the part of politicians and big business to censor and attack those who speak the truth about climate change are pervasive, Suzuki notes: "This is a very effective thing that we know has been done by the tobacco industry [and] it's being done by the fossil fuel industry. You attack a person on the basis of their trustworthiness, their ulterior motives, anything to get away from dealing with the issues. That really sends a chill through the scientific community," he continues. "That really scares me because if you can't have scientists telling you what the information is on various issues, who then do we go to for the authority? Do we go to the Bible? Do we go to the Koran? Do we go to these rightwing think tanks? That's why it's really important to me that scientists not only be freed but be recognized as the most authoritative source of information on these various issues."
    David Suzuki is a geneticist, author and broadcaster known to many as "the godfather of the environmental movement." Since 1979, he has hosted the Canadian TV series "The Nature of Things." In a recent poll of his fellow Canadians he was named that country's most admired figure, yet his outspoken views on climate change and government collusion with the petrochemical industry have made him the target of relentless attacks from his nation's prime minister, corporations, and right-wing ideologues.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 pm
    Local USA [#111] Urban Gardening Sowing the Seeds of Change... planting ideas for sustainability and self-sufficiency. You might think of it as a Midwest rust belt town, but community gardeners in Flint, Michigan are undergoing a variety of projects and planting the seeds of hope for economic revitalization. From green belts to green thumbs -- a couple works with children to hone their martial arts and gardening skills; and two women toil with the local Flint government to get their garden growing. duration 27:18   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 pm
    Local USA [#103] Finding One's Voice Searching for an artistic voice and a way of expressing oneself. An autistic artist in New Jersey finds the best tools to communicate his wonderful works of art -- despite barely uttering a word -- and a young Chicago prodigy connects with her inner performer and discovers her electrifying voice. duration 26:28   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:30 pm
    Calling Tokyo This documentary tells the unheralded story about a group of Japanese Americans, who as civilians served America during World War II, even as their families and friends were incarcerated in concentration camps. While the unequaled battle records of Japanese American soldiers are now legendary, little is known about the vital role played by these US citizens who did language translation work and short wave radio broadcasting to Japan, assisting in the war efforts of Britain and the USA. Through actual recordings and first-person interviews with the participants of those broadcasts, CALLING TOKYO is a fascinating story about a unique effort to help hasten the end of the war. duration 25:48   TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Nature [#3111] Leave It to Beavers A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. Once valued for their fur or hunted as pests, these industrious rodents are seen in a new light through the eyes of this novel assembly of beaver enthusiasts and "employers" who reveal the ways in which the presence of beavers can transform and revive landscapes. Using their skills as natural builders and brilliant hydro-engineers, beavers are being recruited to accomplish everything from finding water in a bone-dry desert to recharging water tables and coaxing life back into damaged lands. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Pioneers of Television [#403] Breaking Barriers This episode traces the story of people of color on American television - including the mid-1960s breakthroughs of African Americans Diahann Carroll ("Julia") and Bill Cosby ("I Spy"). Latino landmarks range from "I Love Lucy" with Desi Arnaz to "Miami Vice" with Edward James Olmos. Also featured are Asian-Americans like George Takei ("Star Trek"), who details his youth spent in a Japanese internment camp. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 pm
    Global Voices [#507] Putin's Kiss Nashi is an increasingly popular political youth organization in Russia with direct ties to the Kremlin. Officially, its goal is to support the current political system by creating a future elite among the brightest and most loyal Russian teenagers. But the organization also works to prevent the political opposition from spreading their views among young people.
    16-year-old Masha Drokova, a Nashi commissar and spokesperson, is an ambitious middle-class student from the outskirts of Moscow. After joining Nashi at the age of 15, she moves to the very top of the organization, and is rewarded for her dedication with a university scholarship, an apartment, and even a pro-Putin talk show.
    Everything changes when Drokova becomes acquainted with a group of liberal journalists, including popular anti-Putin reporter Oleg Kashin. At first, she remains devoted to Nashi while pursuing tentative friendships with its left-wing critics - but when Kashin is brutally beaten by "unknown perpetrators," she has a genuine change of heart and decides to take a stand.
    duration 1:26:40   STEREO
  • 12:30 am
    Calling Tokyo This documentary tells the unheralded story about a group of Japanese Americans, who as civilians served America during World War II, even as their families and friends were incarcerated in concentration camps. While the unequaled battle records of Japanese American soldiers are now legendary, little is known about the vital role played by these US citizens who did language translation work and short wave radio broadcasting to Japan, assisting in the war efforts of Britain and the USA. Through actual recordings and first-person interviews with the participants of those broadcasts, CALLING TOKYO is a fascinating story about a unique effort to help hasten the end of the war. duration 25:48   TVG
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