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KQED World: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31292Z] A rebound for retailers as they post their first monthly sales gain since March. New York Correspondent Erika Miller has details. "Hope and despair" is how one of our guests tonight describes what's happening in the markets. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with Stuart Schweitzer, Vice-Chairman of JPMorgan Private Bank. The drought is frying corn and stunting the size of other crops. As Chicago Bureau Chief Diane Eastabrook reports you don't have to drive out to a farm to see the damage. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Newsline [#3135] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10432H] Candidates, In Swing States, Focus On Energy * Looking At How People Behave Online * Coordinated Attacks Strike Afghanistan * An Interview With Gregg Allman * Dealing With Childhood Diabetes * Remembering Helen Gurley Brown duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18167H] (broadcast date: 8/14/12)
    a rebroadcast of Charlie Rose Brain Series 2: Consciousness
    with Eric Kandel of Columbia University, Patricia Churchland of University of California, San Diego, Stanislas Dehaene of College De France, Nicholas Schiff of Weill Cornell Medical College and Timothy Wilson of the University of Virginia.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2667Z] (repeat) Tavis talks with activist Erin Brockovich about environmental issues, including the world water crisis. Brockovich describes the water crisis in the US, her issues with the EPA and why she feels Americans live in a third world country - all of which are detailed in the documentary, Last Call at the Oasis. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31292Z] A rebound for retailers as they post their first monthly sales gain since March. New York Correspondent Erika Miller has details. "Hope and despair" is how one of our guests tonight describes what's happening in the markets. NBR's Susie Gharib speaks with Stuart Schweitzer, Vice-Chairman of JPMorgan Private Bank. The drought is frying corn and stunting the size of other crops. As Chicago Bureau Chief Diane Eastabrook reports you don't have to drive out to a farm to see the damage. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10432H] Candidates, In Swing States, Focus On Energy * Looking At How People Behave Online * Coordinated Attacks Strike Afghanistan * An Interview With Gregg Allman * Dealing With Childhood Diabetes * Remembering Helen Gurley Brown duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 am
    Democracy Now! [#2012] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    This American Land [#202] Wolverines, Desert Wilderness, Military Base Makeover Among the most solitary and elusive mammals in North America, wolverines were wiped out decades ago by fur traders and poison in the lower 48 states. Now these mammals with a ferocious reputation are making a slow comeback, migrating south from Canada. It takes rugged and dedicated scientists and photographers to sneak a peek into their world! See how they are working to understand and preserve the wolverine's habitat.
    For decades U.S. soldiers headed for battle spent weeks in training at Fort Ord, California. Trucks, tanks, grenades and artillery they spread over this land on the Pacific Coast. When the base was shuttered in the early 1990s the community nearby was devastated economically. But residents, the military and local businesses put their heads together to give a re-birth to these tens of thousands of acres. Now it attracts hikers, mountain bikers, researchers, even young school kids who can share and enjoy this land. Host Bruce Burkhardt takes us on a tour.
    What do casino executives, Moapa Paiute Indians and nature photographers have in common? They are all eager to protect an area known as Gold Butte in Nevada. The group "Friends of Gold Butte" is working to add the highest federal protection to the region, by designating it a wilderness. This could help add law enforcement to this huge acreage, to protect ancient cultural sites and prevent vandalism in this stark and beautiful desert.
    It's a detective story that has unfolded in the waters off Key West, Florida. What's been killing the Elkhorn coral? Biologist Kathryn Sutherland has identified human sewage as the source of the coral-killing pathogen that causes white pox disease. Elkhorn coral was listed for protection as an endangered species in 2006, largely due to white pox disease. Sutherland works with water treatment facilities in south Florida to try to make sure water is cleared of this pathogen before it goes back into the Atlantic.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    QUEST [#214H] 140th Anniversary of the Hayward Earthquake/The Physics of Sailing Learn how scientists are preparing for the next big earthquake on the Hayward Fault, and find out what we know and don't know about what makes sail boats sail. duration 26:20   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 am
    Manifest Destiny [#102] Making The World Safe for Democracy Part 2 considers the consequences - intended and otherwise - of Woodrow Wilson's call for a world shaped by American style democracy. Tracing the Cold War struggle between the US and the USSR, this episode tells the dramatic story of how America moved from inspiring the young Ho Chi Minh at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, to fighting him nearly half a century later. duration 56:36   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Hands of Harvest This documentary chronicles the journey of migrant Mexican women who travel to fishing villages on Maryland's Eastern Shore to pick crabs in seafood plants scattered along its rural shores, offering a glimpse into a renowned American industry being kept afloat by foreign labor.
    Because of the unwillingness of the younger generation of local women to pick crabs for a living the picking houses on the Eastern Shore have relied on women on seasonal H2-B visas from Mexico to process the Atlantic blue crab. Blue crabs are not only a viable economic resource, but also a Maryland cultural icon. This program sets out to reveal the history and capture the struggle of the watermen who are fighting to keep their livelihood and culture intact in the face of imminent demise. It also documents the lives of the Mexican women who, in an effort to support their own families, are unwitting allies in the effort to maintain this storied industry. The intertwining of these two narratives provides the opportunity to explore the complexities of local politics, immigration and shifting - and often conflicting - cultural tides.
    duration 56:44   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Natural Heroes [#411] Ray Bandar, A Life with Skulls He's been called "Dr. Bones" and "Reptile Ray." Usually dressed in tattered field-trip clothes, Ray Bandar has been a fixture at the California Academy of Sciences and the beaches around the Bay Area for more than 50 years. A Life with Skulls is an inspiring look at the life of a man who has a special tie to the natural world. You will be motivated to go out and explore it for yourself. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:30 am
    QUEST [#214H] 140th Anniversary of the Hayward Earthquake/The Physics of Sailing Learn how scientists are preparing for the next big earthquake on the Hayward Fault, and find out what we know and don't know about what makes sail boats sail. duration 26:20   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Manifest Destiny [#102] Making The World Safe for Democracy Part 2 considers the consequences - intended and otherwise - of Woodrow Wilson's call for a world shaped by American style democracy. Tracing the Cold War struggle between the US and the USSR, this episode tells the dramatic story of how America moved from inspiring the young Ho Chi Minh at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, to fighting him nearly half a century later. duration 56:36   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hands of Harvest This documentary chronicles the journey of migrant Mexican women who travel to fishing villages on Maryland's Eastern Shore to pick crabs in seafood plants scattered along its rural shores, offering a glimpse into a renowned American industry being kept afloat by foreign labor.
    Because of the unwillingness of the younger generation of local women to pick crabs for a living the picking houses on the Eastern Shore have relied on women on seasonal H2-B visas from Mexico to process the Atlantic blue crab. Blue crabs are not only a viable economic resource, but also a Maryland cultural icon. This program sets out to reveal the history and capture the struggle of the watermen who are fighting to keep their livelihood and culture intact in the face of imminent demise. It also documents the lives of the Mexican women who, in an effort to support their own families, are unwitting allies in the effort to maintain this storied industry. The intertwining of these two narratives provides the opportunity to explore the complexities of local politics, immigration and shifting - and often conflicting - cultural tides.
    duration 56:44   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#2013] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Journal [#8163] duration 28:10   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2667Z] (repeat) Tavis talks with activist Erin Brockovich about environmental issues, including the world water crisis. Brockovich describes the water crisis in the US, her issues with the EPA and why she feels Americans live in a third world country - all of which are detailed in the documentary, Last Call at the Oasis. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 pm
    Newsline [#3136] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    Charlie Rose [#18167H] (broadcast date: 8/14/12)
    a rebroadcast of Charlie Rose Brain Series 2: Consciousness
    with Eric Kandel of Columbia University, Patricia Churchland of University of California, San Diego, Stanislas Dehaene of College De France, Nicholas Schiff of Weill Cornell Medical College and Timothy Wilson of the University of Virginia.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#31293Z] duration 24:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10433H] Obama, Romney Campaigns Escalate Attacks * A Look At The Swing State Of Virginia * As Violence Continues In Syria, One Group Finds A New Way To Survey The Damage * Tracking The Spread Of Pathogens Around The World * Celebrating Julia Child duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    BBC World News America [#17228H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3143] duration 1:00  
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10433H] Obama, Romney Campaigns Escalate Attacks * A Look At The Swing State Of Virginia * As Violence Continues In Syria, One Group Finds A New Way To Survey The Damage * Tracking The Spread Of Pathogens Around The World * Celebrating Julia Child duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:27 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3143] duration 1:00  
  • 6:30 pm
    Newsline [#3136] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3143] duration 1:00  
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10433H] Obama, Romney Campaigns Escalate Attacks * A Look At The Swing State Of Virginia * As Violence Continues In Syria, One Group Finds A New Way To Survey The Damage * Tracking The Spread Of Pathogens Around The World * Celebrating Julia Child duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3143] duration 1:00  
  • 8:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#18168H] (broadcast date: 8/15/12)
    a rebroadcast of Charlie Rose Brain Series 2: Agnosias
    with John Brust, Chuck Close, Richard Frackowiak, Eric Kandel and Masud Husain
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3143] duration 1:00  
  • 9:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#2668Z] (repeat) Tavis talks with actor Billy Bob Thornton, whose memoir, The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts, was released earlier this year. The Academy Award winner-turned-author shares what finally convinced him to write his memoir, and talks about life-changing events and his driving force. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3143] duration 1:00  
  • 9:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#31293Z] duration 24:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3143] duration 1:00  
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#10433H] Obama, Romney Campaigns Escalate Attacks * A Look At The Swing State Of Virginia * As Violence Continues In Syria, One Group Finds A New Way To Survey The Damage * Tracking The Spread Of Pathogens Around The World * Celebrating Julia Child duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3143] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#2013] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31293Z] duration 24:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    Newsline [#3136] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
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