TV Daily Schedule: KQED World
KQED World: Sunday, March 25, 2012
Comcast 190 • Digital 9.3
Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.
12:00 amGlobe Trekker [#1030] Papua New Guinea The trekkers explore New Britain Island, the largest in the Bismarck Archipelago of Papua New Guinea. Inhabited by the indigenous Papuans and the Austronesians, the island was captured by the Japanese during World War II. Today the island's traditional cultures are diverse and complex but there are several ancient traditions which remain active today, especially the Dukduk Secret Society. Next, we visit the township of Rabaul, once the provincial capital until it was destroyed in 1994 by a massive volcanic eruption. Rabaul is still a superb location for scuba diving, snorkeling and wreck dives. We travel onwards to the stunningly beautiful island of Bougainville, named after a French navigator, and an excellent location for wreck-diving and sea kayaking. duration 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
1:00 amTHIS WEEK in Northern California [#2323H] March 23, 2012 * The US Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments next week in a landmark case that could determine the future of healthcare and have a significant impact in California. At issue is the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law two years ago.
* Ross Mirkarimi's future hangs in the balance as the San Francisco Ethics Commission prepares to consider charges of official misconduct leveled against the sheriff after he was suspended by Mayor Ed Lee earlier this week.
* California State University administrators, anticipating $200 million in additional cuts, announce they will freeze admissions for the 2013 spring quarter. Meanwhile, a bill to cap salaries for top CSU administrators is rejected by the state Senate Education Committee.
* Seventy of California's 278 state parks are slated for closure this summer because of budget cuts. The California Report's series "On the Rocks" explores trail blazing efforts underway by residents, non-profit agencies, and local and federal governments to prevent some of our treasured parks from closing.
Guests: David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times; Rachel Gordon, San Francisco Chronicle; Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle; and Rachael Myrow, KQED Public Radio. duration 26:46 STEREO TVRE
1:30 amQUEST [#106H] Nanotechnology Takes Off and Journey into Darkness * From Lawrence Berkeley National Labs to Silicon Valley, researchers are manipulating particles at the atomic level, ushering in potential cures for cancer, clothes that don't stain, and solar panels as thick as a sheet of paper.
* How do you prepare someone who is becoming blind? Quest follows seeing adults through their physical and psychological training as they learn to live in a world without sight.
* Though you may not believe it, the Bay Area was home to the last whale hunting fleet in the United States - only a generation ago. Quest investigates how Richmond, California was part of a historic moment, and what remains today.