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Tough Trains: India's Independence Railroads (#1623H) Duration: 57:25 STEREO TVPG

In this episode of Tough Trains, Zay Harding takes on an epic journey across one of the world's biggest railway networks. These railways were built during the 19th century by the British to move troops and raw materials across the land, and ultimately played a role in the independence of the country a century later. The railway tracks are some of the oldest and longest you'll find anywhere in the world, and train travel doesn't get any tougher than this in a country with a population of over 1.2 billion. Indian Railways operations cover 29 states and seven union territories. It's now the world's fourth largest railway network, comprising 71,000 miles of track over a route of 40,000 miles.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 19, 2018 -- 12:00am
  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 29, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 30, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me

Myanmar (#1616H) Duration: 58:04 STEREO TVPG

Megan McCormick starts her journey in Yangon with a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Next she visits Inle Lake and then heads to the Shan Palace in the town of Hsipaw, where she uncovers a centuries-old tribal rivalry. Megan travels by train to Mandalay to visit the golden Mahamuni Buddha and to try her hand at puppetry. She makes her way to the Chin State and then on to Bagan, once the capital city. Megan's last stop is the Rahkine State where she boards a boat to Ngapali Beach, the ultimate beach destination.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 23, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

Delhi & Agra (#1620H) Duration: 57:15 STEREO TVPG

Delhi is an incarnation of seven cities all born out of a bloody history. It is a city teeming with extraordinary life flowing through the 22 million+ Hindu and Muslim inhabitants who make India's capital one of the most vibrant in the world. It's also what attracts Globe Trekker Ian Wright to explore Delhi's old quarters, bargain bazaars, Imperial Mughai monuments, and last remaining outposts of British occupation. In this lively city guide, Ian takes in spectacular visits to the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the holy town of Haridwar in Uttarakhand.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 24, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 25, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 21, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

Wild West: USA (#1624H) Duration: 57:42 STEREO TVPG

In this Globe Trekker special, Zay Harding, Sami Sabiti, Holly Morris, Justine Shapiro and Ian Wright explore the extraordinary history of America's spectacular Wild West. Sami starts the journey by following Lewis & Clark's 3700-mile journey of exploration from 1804, Zay visits the location of the most famous siege in the history of the Wild West - the Alamo, Justine visits the site of the first discovery of the California Gold Rush, Holly joins the annual re-ride of the 2, 000-mile Pony Express route, and Ian heads to the Little Bighorn battlefield in Montana, the site of Custer's Last Stand in 1876.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 26, 2018 -- 12:00am Remind me

Tough Boats: The Arctic (#1617H) Duration: 56:07 STEREO TVPG

Globe Trekker Ian Wright travels to the high Arctic from the coast of northern Norway, working his passage on a trawler fishing for cod before continuing his voyage on a specially ice-strengthened vessel around Spitsbergen, the world's northernmost inhabited islands. Ian's tough Arctic journey starts in fishing port of Tromso, more than 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. From here, aboard the fishing trawler Hermes, he travels another 300 miles north to rich fishing ground near remote Bear Island. Among his expeditions across the Arctic Ocean, Ian transfers to a small, but beautiful, 1950s-era Arctic cruise ship, The Stockholm, taking just a dozen or so passengers around the islands in search of polar bears and other Arctic wildlife.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 30, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

Tough Boats: The Amazon (#1621H) Duration: 57:43 STEREO TVPG

On a remarkable 250-mile, three-day journey through a remote rainforest, Holly Morris travels by cargo boat down one stretch of the Amazon in Peru. Sleeping in a hammock at night, she shares deck space with over 200 local Peruvians and countless boxes of vegetables and fruit, heading to the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos. Here, she explores the history of this unique and remarkable city before moving on to her second destination, the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 1, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 2, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 28, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

Food Hour: Sicily (#1625H) Duration: 56:59 STEREO TVPG

Bobby Chinn discovers the cultural and historical influences that define contemporary Sicilian cuisine. Occupations by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, the French and the Spanish have all played their part by introducing techniques and ingredients that have created one of the most layered and intriguing global cuisines. Very closely related to its religious and spiritual life, Sicilian cuisine is above all a reflection of the island's cultural and historical events.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 3, 2018 -- 12:00am Remind me

Food Hour: Southern China (#1618H) Duration: 57:42 STEREO TVPG

Celebrated New Zealand chef Peter Gordon discovers the roots of Cantonese cuisine. Peter's journey takes him north to Lianzhou, the mountain home of the Yao tribe, where he cooks succulent spiced pork. Next, he walks the rice fields of the Pearl River Delta, meets traditional medical doctors in Foshan, cooks up a strength-giving feast for dragon boat racing crews in Guangzhou, shops in the fabled market of Qingping, samples street fare in Chaozhou, visits the tea mountains near An'xi, stops in the glittering city of Xiamen and ends his journey in Daya Bay for simple soul food.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 7, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

North East England (#1626H) Duration: 57:22 STEREO TVPG

Globe trekker Judith Jonesk visits The Eternal City, taking in the sites including the Colosseum and the Forum, and exploring the architectural legacies of famous Emperors such as Augustus, Nero and Trajan, who erected triumphal arches and obelisks to decorate the city and celebrate their military victories. Jones also takes a day trip outside the crumbling city walls to visit Roman villas and aqueducts along the ancient Roman road, The Appian Way.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 10, 2018 -- 12:00am Remind me

Tough Trains: Bolivia (#1619H) Duration: 57:27 STEREO TVPG

Since the 1860s, Bolivia has lost land to all its surrounding countries, leaving it landlocked and without vital access to coastal ports. As compensation, both Chile and Brazil agreed to build railways from Bolivia to their coasts, but they have not received proper investment since. Zay Harding travels along these railways from the Brazilian Pantanal to the Chilean coast. The first stop is Bolivia's agricultural heartland of Santa Cruz, followed by the constitutional capital of Sucre. Zay then heads to Potosi, where he turns his hand to being a miner for the day, followed by a journey to Uyuni, where he visits the Salar de Uyuni - a salt flat rich in both salt and lithium. Zay heads to Bolivia's administrative capital, La Paz, before concluding his trip at the Pacific coast.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 14, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

Food Hour: The Story of Chocolate (#1627H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

From the port city of Cadiz, where conquistadors set off to conquer the New World, intrepid traveler Megan McCormick begins the journey to the Andalusian city of Cordoba to explore 400 years of Moorish occupation, symbolized by its world heritage site, the Mesquita. Then it's into the heart of western Spain and the city of Merida, famed for its Roman ruins, before ending the adventure in the medieval cities of Avila and Trujillo.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 17, 2018 -- 12:00am Remind me

Tough Trains: Vietnam (#1622H) Duration: 57:53 STEREO TVPG

Zay Harding discovers the checkered and often-dangerous history of the Vietnamese railway. His perilous journey takes him to Hanoi, Hue, the DMZ and Ho Chi Minh City where he meets a general who led the final attack on the Presidential Palace during the Vietnam War.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 22, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 23, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me

Road Trip: Rust Belt Highway, USA (#1601H) Duration: 56:13 STEREO TVG

Globe Trekker Megan McCormick takes to the road to explore the industrial heartland of America. This atmospheric and evocative road trip goes through some of America's most underrated regions and beautiful country sides. Megan goes through the cities of Pittsburgh, Detroit and Flint, Michigan, along the famous Highway 61 before we skirt the shores of the Great Lakes. In Ohio, she visits Cleveland, Toledo and Akron, the former Rubber Capital of the World. This episode looks at what remains of the industries that made America great, and how the Rust Belt is transforming itself, and looking to the future in the 21st Century.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 24, 2018 -- 12:00am Remind me

Road Trip: Rust Belt Highway 2, USA (#1602H) Duration: 57:11 STEREO TVG

In part two of the Rust Belt Road Trip, Globe Trekker Megan McCormick spans the American Midwest and its Great Lake states in search of the innovations that ignited an industrial revolution and united America after the divisive conflict of a bloody civil war. The so-called "Rust Belt" region was coined back in 1984 by former Vice President Walter Mondale to describe a hinterland of collapsed industrial manufacturing. But on her travels, Megan discovers that this is also a region bristling with life, for as young people are moving in, regenerating the once monumental metropolises of America's gilded age with their enterprise and zeal.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 31, 2018 -- 12:00am Remind me
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