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KQED World: Friday, August 15, 2014

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Friday, August 15, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#11033] FERGUSON LOCAL - Protests over the killing of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri continued today. Police have used stun grenades and tear gas to confront protesters, who they say have turned violent. Judy Woodruff reports.
    ARMING POLICE - Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Matt Apuzzo of the New York Times to discuss the militarization of the police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
    FERGUSON NATIONAL - Images of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri are spreading via social media and the web, capturing the nation's attention. President Obama and others have addressed the situation today, condemning the use of violence and excessive force, and criticizing the Ferguson Police Force for violating the first amendment rights of protesters and journalists. Gwen Ifill examines the country's reaction to the ongoing conflict. < br>IRAQ - President Obama confirmed today that the crisis facing Yazidi refugees in Northern Iraq has greatly eased, due in part to US air strikes. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner analyzes the latest developments in advance of her trip to the troubled region.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#33162] duration 24:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3268] Tavis talks with four-time Grammy-winning opera diva Renee Fleming. The versatile soprano reflects on her career and discusses her role in A Streetcar Named Desire, which she's played at Carnegie Hall and in Los Angeles. Originally aired on May 20, 2014 duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    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)
  • 2:30 am
    Local USA [#102] Sense of Place Finding a sense of place and purpose in four stories: a young girl seeks solace and safety in her favorite hiding place; a family of native descent returns to the land of their forefathers to learn about the past and connect with the present; a whimsical artist who has worked for 35 years creating a visual feast of one of his favorite places; a silent film star tours the world he knows; and a lifelong Chicagoan sees his town in a whole new way thanks to a theatre group from the other side of the world. duration 26:59   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Newsline [#5100] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3269] Tavis talks with the creator and Emmy-winning writer of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner. Mad Men's showrunner talks about the final season of his award-winning series and his plans after it ends. Originally aired on May 23, 2014 duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Well Read [#329] Nicola Griffith, Hild Hild is a seer for her uncle, a king, amidst the violence, subtlety, and mysticism that was medieval England. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1211] Panentheism: Is The World In God? The search for God leads to strange ideas. Compare Pantheism, God is the world, with Panentheism, the world is in God but God is more than the world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Nova [#3813H] Finding Life Beyond Earth - Are We Alone? Scientists are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: are we alone? Combining the latest telescope images with dazzling CGI, this episode immerses audiences in the sights and sounds of alien worlds, while top astrobiologists explain how these places are changing how we think about the potential for life in our solar system. We used to think our neighboring planets and moons were fairly boring - mostly cold, dead rocks where life could never take hold. Today, however, the solar system looks wilder than we ever imagined. Powerful telescopes and unmanned space missions have revealed a wide range of dynamic environments - atmospheres thick with organic molecules, active volcanoes, and vast saltwater oceans. This ongoing revolution is forcing scientists to expand their ideas about what kinds of worlds could support life. And if we do find primitive life forms elsewhere in the solar system, it may well be that life is common in the universe -- the rule, and not the exception. duration 55:45   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Nova [#4109H] Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses What is it like to be a dog, a shark, or a bird? Long the subject of human daydreams, this question is now getting serious attention from scientists who study animal senses. The senses define our experience of the world - they shape our minds, and help make us what we are. Humans rely on smell, sight, taste, touch, and sound, but other animals have super-powered versions of these senses, and a few, like electrically-sensitive sharks, even have extra senses we don't have at all. From a dog who seems to use smell to tell time, to a dolphin who can "see" with his ears, we will discover how animals use their senses in ways we humans can barely imagine. But it's not just the senses that are remarkable - it's the brains that process them. How does a swallow's tiny, one-gram brain take in the flood of visual information that enables the bird to whiz within inches of buildings while flying at 40 miles per hour? How does a dog's mind turn the sight of a hand signal into the happy anticipation of a treat? How has the evolution of the dog - from its wolf ancestors-reshaped its brain? Nova goes into the minds of animals to "see" the world in an entirely new way. duration 1:59:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 am
    Sex in the Wild [#102H] Orangutans Joy and Mark travel to Borneo to explore the reproduction challenges of our close cousin - the orangutan. The largest tree dwellers on the planet, orangutans mate, give birth and raise their young high in the jungle canopy. At an orangutan sanctuary in the rainforest, Mark and Joy come face-to-face with a super-male and uncover the latest scientific theories about how these kings exert their power over other males and seduce females in their territory. Joy witnesses the sneaky tactics that the females use to take control of mating and Mark finds out how males fight back. The lengthy period dedicated to raising one child is critical to the success of orangutans and all the other great apes - including us. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 8:00 am
    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 am
    Local USA [#102] Sense of Place Finding a sense of place and purpose in four stories: a young girl seeks solace and safety in her favorite hiding place; a family of native descent returns to the land of their forefathers to learn about the past and connect with the present; a whimsical artist who has worked for 35 years creating a visual feast of one of his favorite places; a silent film star tours the world he knows; and a lifelong Chicagoan sees his town in a whole new way thanks to a theatre group from the other side of the world. duration 26:59   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3269] Tavis talks with the creator and Emmy-winning writer of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner. Mad Men's showrunner talks about the final season of his award-winning series and his plans after it ends. Originally aired on May 23, 2014 duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#3268] Tavis talks with four-time Grammy-winning opera diva Renee Fleming. The versatile soprano reflects on her career and discusses her role in A Streetcar Named Desire, which she's played at Carnegie Hall and in Los Angeles. Originally aired on May 20, 2014 duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 am
    Well Read [#329] Nicola Griffith, Hild Hild is a seer for her uncle, a king, amidst the violence, subtlety, and mysticism that was medieval England. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:30 am
    Closer to Truth [#1211] Panentheism: Is The World In God? The search for God leads to strange ideas. Compare Pantheism, God is the world, with Panentheism, the world is in God but God is more than the world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    Nova [#3813H] Finding Life Beyond Earth - Are We Alone? Scientists are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: are we alone? Combining the latest telescope images with dazzling CGI, this episode immerses audiences in the sights and sounds of alien worlds, while top astrobiologists explain how these places are changing how we think about the potential for life in our solar system. We used to think our neighboring planets and moons were fairly boring - mostly cold, dead rocks where life could never take hold. Today, however, the solar system looks wilder than we ever imagined. Powerful telescopes and unmanned space missions have revealed a wide range of dynamic environments - atmospheres thick with organic molecules, active volcanoes, and vast saltwater oceans. This ongoing revolution is forcing scientists to expand their ideas about what kinds of worlds could support life. And if we do find primitive life forms elsewhere in the solar system, it may well be that life is common in the universe -- the rule, and not the exception. duration 55:45   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Nova [#4109H] Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses What is it like to be a dog, a shark, or a bird? Long the subject of human daydreams, this question is now getting serious attention from scientists who study animal senses. The senses define our experience of the world - they shape our minds, and help make us what we are. Humans rely on smell, sight, taste, touch, and sound, but other animals have super-powered versions of these senses, and a few, like electrically-sensitive sharks, even have extra senses we don't have at all. From a dog who seems to use smell to tell time, to a dolphin who can "see" with his ears, we will discover how animals use their senses in ways we humans can barely imagine. But it's not just the senses that are remarkable - it's the brains that process them. How does a swallow's tiny, one-gram brain take in the flood of visual information that enables the bird to whiz within inches of buildings while flying at 40 miles per hour? How does a dog's mind turn the sight of a hand signal into the happy anticipation of a treat? How has the evolution of the dog - from its wolf ancestors-reshaped its brain? Nova goes into the minds of animals to "see" the world in an entirely new way. duration 1:59:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Sex in the Wild [#102H] Orangutans Joy and Mark travel to Borneo to explore the reproduction challenges of our close cousin - the orangutan. The largest tree dwellers on the planet, orangutans mate, give birth and raise their young high in the jungle canopy. At an orangutan sanctuary in the rainforest, Mark and Joy come face-to-face with a super-male and uncover the latest scientific theories about how these kings exert their power over other males and seduce females in their territory. Joy witnesses the sneaky tactics that the females use to take control of mating and Mark finds out how males fight back. The lengthy period dedicated to raising one child is critical to the success of orangutans and all the other great apes - including us. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 2:00 pm
    Newsline [#5100] duration 28:12   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:30 pm
    Journal [#10163] duration 28:10   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#3269] Tavis talks with the creator and Emmy-winning writer of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner. Mad Men's showrunner talks about the final season of his award-winning series and his plans after it ends. Originally aired on May 23, 2014 duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33163] duration 24:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11034] COMMUNITY POLICE - After several nights of violent protests, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon put the state highway patrol in charge of security in Ferguson yesterday. The move eased tensions and resulted in a night of calm. The difference in atmosphere from one night to the next has raised questions about the effects of racial inequities in police forces nationwide. Jeffrey Brown explores this topic.
    BROOKS AND MARCUS - Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post and David Brooks of the New York Times analyze this week's top stories.
    PANAMA CANAL - The Panama Canal first opened 100 years ago today. The completion of the project helped grow the US economy and transform global trade. Gwen Ifill examines the waterway's history, and its lasting impact.
    SOUTH SUDAN - 8 months of fighting in the troubled new nation of South Sudan have forced over one million people from their homes. This week, members of the UN Security Council visited the country for a firsthand look at conditions in the UN camps that house some of the displaced individuals. Journalist Nick Harper, on assignment for the NewsHour, shares an on the ground report from the city of Malakal.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33163] duration 24:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    Democracy Now! [#4015] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    BBC Newsnight [#17227H] duration 28:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 6:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3665H] duration 1:00  
  • 7:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11034] COMMUNITY POLICE - After several nights of violent protests, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon put the state highway patrol in charge of security in Ferguson yesterday. The move eased tensions and resulted in a night of calm. The difference in atmosphere from one night to the next has raised questions about the effects of racial inequities in police forces nationwide. Jeffrey Brown explores this topic.
    BROOKS AND MARCUS - Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post and David Brooks of the New York Times analyze this week's top stories.
    PANAMA CANAL - The Panama Canal first opened 100 years ago today. The completion of the project helped grow the US economy and transform global trade. Gwen Ifill examines the waterway's history, and its lasting impact.
    SOUTH SUDAN - 8 months of fighting in the troubled new nation of South Sudan have forced over one million people from their homes. This week, members of the UN Security Council visited the country for a firsthand look at conditions in the UN camps that house some of the displaced individuals. Journalist Nick Harper, on assignment for the NewsHour, shares an on the ground report from the city of Malakal.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3665H] duration 1:00  
  • 8:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#20170] (original broadcast date: 08/15/14)
    * A discussion of the Ebola crisis
    * a segment on Hamlet
    * A discussion of the movie "The Giver" with actors Brenton Thwaites and Jeff Bridges, author Lois Lowry, and director Phillip Noyce
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3665H] duration 1:00  
  • 9:00 pm
    Tavis Smiley [#3270] Tavis talks with Charles "Lil Buck" Riley, master of the style of dance known as "jookin'." The dancer who's been called the Baryshnikov of jookin' describes the free-style street dance that's become a sensation. Originally aired on June 27, 2014 duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:28 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3665H] duration 1:00  
  • 9:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#1007H] Be Well-Rounded In New York City, the team meets with Mariette DiChristina, Editor-in-Chief of Scientific American, who was able to combine her interests in writing, science, and art into a meaningful career. Mariette urges the Roadtrippers to incorporate their passions into their work - even if they face criticism from others. Moving north, the Roadtrippers arrange a visit with Vicki Smith, a game designer at Vicarious Visions. Vicki shares her circuitous route to game design, explaining that she initially abandoned her own dreams in favor of following her parents' expectations. In offering advice to the Roadtrippers, she stresses the importance of being well-rounded, and educating oneself in a wide range of disciplines - even if they don't particularly interest you. That way, you have an arsenal of knowledge to inform the work you do. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:58 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3665H] duration 1:00  
  • 10:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11034] COMMUNITY POLICE - After several nights of violent protests, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon put the state highway patrol in charge of security in Ferguson yesterday. The move eased tensions and resulted in a night of calm. The difference in atmosphere from one night to the next has raised questions about the effects of racial inequities in police forces nationwide. Jeffrey Brown explores this topic.
    BROOKS AND MARCUS - Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post and David Brooks of the New York Times analyze this week's top stories.
    PANAMA CANAL - The Panama Canal first opened 100 years ago today. The completion of the project helped grow the US economy and transform global trade. Gwen Ifill examines the waterway's history, and its lasting impact.
    SOUTH SUDAN - 8 months of fighting in the troubled new nation of South Sudan have forced over one million people from their homes. This week, members of the UN Security Council visited the country for a firsthand look at conditions in the UN camps that house some of the displaced individuals. Journalist Nick Harper, on assignment for the NewsHour, shares an on the ground report from the city of Malakal.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:57 pm
    NBR NewsBrief [#3665H] duration 1:00  
  • 11:00 pm
    Democracy Now! [#4015] duration 59:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#11034] COMMUNITY POLICE - After several nights of violent protests, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon put the state highway patrol in charge of security in Ferguson yesterday. The move eased tensions and resulted in a night of calm. The difference in atmosphere from one night to the next has raised questions about the effects of racial inequities in police forces nationwide. Jeffrey Brown explores this topic.
    BROOKS AND MARCUS - Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post and David Brooks of the New York Times analyze this week's top stories.
    PANAMA CANAL - The Panama Canal first opened 100 years ago today. The completion of the project helped grow the US economy and transform global trade. Gwen Ifill examines the waterway's history, and its lasting impact.
    SOUTH SUDAN - 8 months of fighting in the troubled new nation of South Sudan have forced over one million people from their homes. This week, members of the UN Security Council visited the country for a firsthand look at conditions in the UN camps that house some of the displaced individuals. Journalist Nick Harper, on assignment for the NewsHour, shares an on the ground report from the city of Malakal.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
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XFINITY 190

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