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KQED World: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Channels 9.3 •  54.5 | XFINITY 190

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Sunday, June 18, 2017
  • 1:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1614H] Kumu Hina Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, as she herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Denial: The Dad That Wanted to Save The World Denial falls squarely into a long tradition of documentaries that start by examining one subject before an unexpected twist complicates and enriches the initial investigation. Starting out as an important exploration of energy use and abuse, the film soon takes a sharp turn into the politics of gender identity. The energy debate and transgender issues, two thorny topics that at first glance seem miles apart, are ultimately united by the struggles of one man trying to confront issues that most people would prefer to ignore. duration 54:40   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2615] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Washington Week [#5651] Every once in a while, one moment makes Washington pause. Partisanship melts away, if only for that brief moment. This week it was a charity baseball game, an annual tradition that pits Republicans and Democrats against each other for a good-natured competition and America's favorite pastime.
    * Everything changed early Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire on the Republican team practicing on a suburban field. Rep. Steve Scalise, the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, was critically injured along with four others.
    * As the game goes on and Washington returns to its usual squabbles, the investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election has expanded to include President Trump.
    * Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly looking into whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice in the Russia case after firing FBI Director James Comey. Just one day after the shooting when Trump praised all the public servants working in government, the president took to Twitter to bemoan the "very bad and conflicted people" investigating him. On Wednesday the Senate voted 97-2 to restrict the president's ability to roll back sanctions to punish Russia for interfering in the 2016 election.
    What does this unusual week tell us about civility, credibility and trust in Washington? Robert Costa will discuss with: Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics, Jeff Zeleny of CNN, Erica Werner of the Associated Press, Geoff Bennett of NPR, and Adam Entous of The Washington Post.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Scully/The World Show [#2009] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Open Mind [#3741] Dreams of the Heartland Guest: Peter Buttigieg. Mayor Peter Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana talks about democratic aspirations and values of the American Midwest. duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Focus On Europe [#3524] Syrians Seeking Asylum In Germany Changing Their Minds A Scottish village has inherited a fortune from one-time SS man and former German prisoner of war. More and more Syrians who sought asylum in Germany are changing their minds. Some are selling their residence permits. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 am
    Global 3000 [#924] Climate Change Threatens Coastal Communities Climate change threatens coastal communities. In the village of Totope in Ghana residents struggle with the advancing shoreline and sedimentation that is destroying their homes. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    America Reframed [#326] Before You Know It With humor and candor, thisprogram celebrates the bold and brave lives of active gay senior citizens who have witnessed unbelievable change in their lifetimes: from the Stonewall Riots and gay liberation to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and gay marriage rights. The film introduces us to Dennis, a gentle-hearted widower in his 70s who explores his sexual identity and fondness for dressing in women's clothing under the name "Dee," and becomes a resident at Rainbow Vista, a gay retirement community outside of Portland, Oregon. In Harlem, New York, we meet Ty, an impassioned activist for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, who hears nothing but wedding bells once gay marriage legislation passes in New York; and, Robert, known as "The Mouth," who was born and reared in Houston, Texas. The son of a Southern Baptist preacher, Robert always knew he was a "sissy." But in Galveston, Texas, he is a feisty bar owner who presses on when his neighborhood institution is threatened.
    Born before the modern gay rights movement, Dennis, Ty and Robert have become pioneers in an unprecedented "out" generation of elders. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million LGBT Americans over the age of 55. While some gay Americans adhered to the cultural norms of earlier times, others became activists and made it their mission to live out, loud and proud. Each has faced discrimination, neglect and exclusion. This film reminds us that while LGBT elders face a specific set of issues, aging and its challenges are universal.
    duration 1:55:31   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 am
    Between The Lines with Barry Kibrick [#1702] Robert Greene - The Art of Seduction (Part 1-The Seductive Character) Robert Greene's The 48 Laws of Power became an international sensation selling over one million copies world-wide. He now follows up with a corollary to his book on power with The Art of Seduction. In Part 1 of our conversation, Robert and I discuss what makes up the seductive character that is within us all, even if we do not notice it. duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:30 am
    Well Read [#623] Ann Cleeves / Cold Earth and the Crow Trap Gerda Saunders joins us with her very personal book - Memory's Last Breath - based on the "field notes" she keeps in her journal about her life distorted by dementia. Coping with the complications of losing short-term memory, Saunders takes the reader and our viewers on a personal investigation of the brain and its mysteries, examining science and literature, and immersing herself in vivid memories of her childhood in South Africa. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    MN Original [#212H] Artist and designer Maggie Thompson uses textiles to create knitwear and fine art projects exploring themes of identity and grief. Eric Pollard, of Actual Wolf, and Haley Bonar sing "Oh Baby You Can't Leave Me" at the Ordway's Concert Hall. As a founding member of the Rouge Taxidermy movement Sarina Brewer's animal sculptures come from ethically sourced materials. The Minnesota Fringe Festival gives performers of all abilities and experience levels the chance to produce and stage their own work. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    i go home This powerful documentary chronicles the role institutionalization played in the life of people with intellectual disabilities in 1960s America. Using the story of Pennhurst State School and Hospital in eastern Pennsylvania as an example of the abuse and neglect that was taking place on a national level, the program details how those with intellectual disabilities were treated in society, the resulting changes that were needed, and the community-based efforts in place today. Archival photos and footage along with interviews with people with intellectual disabilities, advocates, researchers, scientists, parents, social workers, and many more help raise awareness about the issue and shine a light on the struggles and triumphs of the disability rights movement. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:30 am
    Start Up [#111] The Salad of John and Yoko Gary and the crew travel to Cleveland, to chat with Vince, who opened "Gotta Groove Records," a one-shop-shop vinyl production factory. Then they head to Detroit to meet with Suzanna of Simply Suzanna, a natural food company that offers a medley of sweet and savory granola treats. And last, they swing by Washington, DC, to meet with speak with Noah, who created "Feastly," a networking site that's uniting foodies across the world. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2615] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:30 am
    Washington Week [#5651] Every once in a while, one moment makes Washington pause. Partisanship melts away, if only for that brief moment. This week it was a charity baseball game, an annual tradition that pits Republicans and Democrats against each other for a good-natured competition and America's favorite pastime.
    * Everything changed early Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire on the Republican team practicing on a suburban field. Rep. Steve Scalise, the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, was critically injured along with four others.
    * As the game goes on and Washington returns to its usual squabbles, the investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election has expanded to include President Trump.
    * Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly looking into whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice in the Russia case after firing FBI Director James Comey. Just one day after the shooting when Trump praised all the public servants working in government, the president took to Twitter to bemoan the "very bad and conflicted people" investigating him. On Wednesday the Senate voted 97-2 to restrict the president's ability to roll back sanctions to punish Russia for interfering in the 2016 election.
    What does this unusual week tell us about civility, credibility and trust in Washington? Robert Costa will discuss with: Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics, Jeff Zeleny of CNN, Erica Werner of the Associated Press, Geoff Bennett of NPR, and Adam Entous of The Washington Post.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    American Forum [#222] Andrew Jackson, Donald Trump and Our Divided History This mini-series features scholars, national thought-leaders and White House veterans on urgent issues facing newly inaugurated President Donald J. Trump, and how our deep political divisions might be healed. duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 pm
    Open Mind [#3741] Dreams of the Heartland Guest: Peter Buttigieg. Mayor Peter Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana talks about democratic aspirations and values of the American Midwest. duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 pm
    Focus On Europe [#3524] Syrians Seeking Asylum In Germany Changing Their Minds A Scottish village has inherited a fortune from one-time SS man and former German prisoner of war. More and more Syrians who sought asylum in Germany are changing their minds. Some are selling their residence permits. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 pm
    Global 3000 [#924] Climate Change Threatens Coastal Communities Climate change threatens coastal communities. In the village of Totope in Ghana residents struggle with the advancing shoreline and sedimentation that is destroying their homes. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 pm
    America Reframed [#326] Before You Know It With humor and candor, thisprogram celebrates the bold and brave lives of active gay senior citizens who have witnessed unbelievable change in their lifetimes: from the Stonewall Riots and gay liberation to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and gay marriage rights. The film introduces us to Dennis, a gentle-hearted widower in his 70s who explores his sexual identity and fondness for dressing in women's clothing under the name "Dee," and becomes a resident at Rainbow Vista, a gay retirement community outside of Portland, Oregon. In Harlem, New York, we meet Ty, an impassioned activist for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, who hears nothing but wedding bells once gay marriage legislation passes in New York; and, Robert, known as "The Mouth," who was born and reared in Houston, Texas. The son of a Southern Baptist preacher, Robert always knew he was a "sissy." But in Galveston, Texas, he is a feisty bar owner who presses on when his neighborhood institution is threatened.
    Born before the modern gay rights movement, Dennis, Ty and Robert have become pioneers in an unprecedented "out" generation of elders. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million LGBT Americans over the age of 55. While some gay Americans adhered to the cultural norms of earlier times, others became activists and made it their mission to live out, loud and proud. Each has faced discrimination, neglect and exclusion. This film reminds us that while LGBT elders face a specific set of issues, aging and its challenges are universal.
    duration 1:55:31   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Denial: The Dad That Wanted to Save The World Denial falls squarely into a long tradition of documentaries that start by examining one subject before an unexpected twist complicates and enriches the initial investigation. Starting out as an important exploration of energy use and abuse, the film soon takes a sharp turn into the politics of gender identity. The energy debate and transgender issues, two thorny topics that at first glance seem miles apart, are ultimately united by the struggles of one man trying to confront issues that most people would prefer to ignore. duration 54:40   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Nature [#3211] Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La This is the true story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world. Only recently discovered, snub-nosed monkeys are hauntingly beautiful primates, gentler than others of their kind. Elfin-like, they seem both childlike and wise beyond their years. The family is led by a formidable fighter and his fighting force who guard a troop of 8-10 families. The survival of this unique monkey society, formed in response to the hardships of the Himalayas, depends on strong defensive strategies and the cooperation and interdependence of them all. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Nature [#3105H] The Funkiest Monkeys 25 years ago, filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson travelled to Sulawesi in Indonesia and fell in love with crested black macaques. These feisty monkeys are beach bums with punk hairstyles, expressive faces, copper colored eyes and some very unusual habits, making them some of the most charismatic of all monkeys. They only exist on this one island. Learning that their numbers have dropped dramatically, he makes a return visit to find out why and to see if he can help. Teaming up with a local expert and making a film about them and their plight allows him to share their story with the local schools and communities in the hope that a new understanding of the wonderful creatures in their midst will make them want to help, as well. duration 55:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Global Voices [#803] Avant In Uruguay, a forgotten national ballet company performing in a half-finished theater is shaken into life by the arrival of Julio Bocca, one of the best ballet dancers of all time. Retired and looking for a new place in the world of dance, Bocca accepts the challenge to direct the company and elevate it to international competition quality. To this aim he stakes his reputation as he negotiates the tensions between art and bureaucracy. A group of young dancers from varied backgrounds leave everything behind to audition for the resurrected national dance company. They face tough competition from the dancers who already have years of service to the national ballet. Avant explores a nation, a dance company, and three talented brothers as they evolve and discover their identities through the language of dance. duration 56:17   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 pm
    AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange [#705] The Abominable Crime Two Jamaicans - a young single mother and a leading human-rights activist - must flee their homeland in the face of endemic anti-gay violence. Their stories expose the roots of homophobia in Jamaican society, reveal the deep psychological and social impacts of discrimination on the lives of gays and lesbians, and offer an intimate first-person perspective on the risks and challenges of seeking asylum abroad. duration 57:21   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nature [#3211] Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La This is the true story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world. Only recently discovered, snub-nosed monkeys are hauntingly beautiful primates, gentler than others of their kind. Elfin-like, they seem both childlike and wise beyond their years. The family is led by a formidable fighter and his fighting force who guard a troop of 8-10 families. The survival of this unique monkey society, formed in response to the hardships of the Himalayas, depends on strong defensive strategies and the cooperation and interdependence of them all. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Nature [#3105H] The Funkiest Monkeys 25 years ago, filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson travelled to Sulawesi in Indonesia and fell in love with crested black macaques. These feisty monkeys are beach bums with punk hairstyles, expressive faces, copper colored eyes and some very unusual habits, making them some of the most charismatic of all monkeys. They only exist on this one island. Learning that their numbers have dropped dramatically, he makes a return visit to find out why and to see if he can help. Teaming up with a local expert and making a film about them and their plight allows him to share their story with the local schools and communities in the hope that a new understanding of the wonderful creatures in their midst will make them want to help, as well. duration 55:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Global Voices [#803] Avant In Uruguay, a forgotten national ballet company performing in a half-finished theater is shaken into life by the arrival of Julio Bocca, one of the best ballet dancers of all time. Retired and looking for a new place in the world of dance, Bocca accepts the challenge to direct the company and elevate it to international competition quality. To this aim he stakes his reputation as he negotiates the tensions between art and bureaucracy. A group of young dancers from varied backgrounds leave everything behind to audition for the resurrected national dance company. They face tough competition from the dancers who already have years of service to the national ballet. Avant explores a nation, a dance company, and three talented brothers as they evolve and discover their identities through the language of dance. duration 56:17   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange [#705] The Abominable Crime Two Jamaicans - a young single mother and a leading human-rights activist - must flee their homeland in the face of endemic anti-gay violence. Their stories expose the roots of homophobia in Jamaican society, reveal the deep psychological and social impacts of discrimination on the lives of gays and lesbians, and offer an intimate first-person perspective on the risks and challenges of seeking asylum abroad. duration 57:21   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
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