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KQED 9: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Channels 9.1 •  54.2, 25.1 | XFINITY 9 and HD 709

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23113] (original broadcast date: 5/24/17)
    * we begin with the aftermath of Monday's terrorist attack in Manchester, England. Charlie is joined by Griff Witte, the London bureau chief for The Washington Post and Peter Bergen, a national security analyst for CNN.
    * astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the director of the world renowned Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History and host of the popular radio and TV show, "Star Talk." His latest book is called "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry."
    * Jeff Pegues, the justice and Homeland Security correspondent for CBS. His new book is called "Black and Blue: Inside the Divide Between the Police and Black America."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    QUEST [#904H] Giant Sequoias Face Drought Researchers climb giant sequoias to save the iconic trees from drought. The Hayward Fault is overdue for a huge quake. And your taste buds connect what you eat to your memories and emotions. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#805H] Bocanova, Willi's Wine Bar, The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus * Latin-inspired flavors thrill the palate at the Pan-American Grill, Bocanova, in Jack London Square.
    * Next, small plates, a local handpicked winelist and worldly flavors abound at Willi's Wine Bar in Santa Rosa.
    * Lastly, elegant and chic, The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus serves lunch, afternoon tea and lots of bubbles under its landmark, stained-glass dome in San Francisco.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#3112H] The Gathering Swarms This program looks at some of the most extraordinary swarms on the planet, including a view from inside a locust swarm, mayflies along the Mississippi, 17-year cicadas, and brine fly hatches over Lake Victoria. Superswarms of finch-like quelea in Africa merit attempts at control through assaults on their roosts, while aggressive swarms of silver carp in North American seem able to overcome any kind of restraint. Dangerous swarms of killer bees, however, can be controlled to the point that they can be worn as a human bee suit. But beyond the power of sheer numbers, increasingly complex and organized swarms eventually give rise to swarm intelligence that allows complex decisions to be made. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Nova [#4013H] Meteor Strike A blinding streak of light screaming across the Russian sky, followed by a shuddering blast strong enough to damage buildings and send more than 1000 people to the hospital. On the morning of February 15th, a 7000 ton asteroid crashed into the Earth's atmosphere, exploded and fell to earth across a wide swath near the Ural mountains. According to NASA, the Siberian Meteor, which exploded with the power of 30 Hiroshima bombs, was the largest object to burst in the atmosphere since a 1908 event near Siberia's Tunguska river. That time there were few eyewitnesses and no record of the event except for thousands of acres of flattened trees. This time however the event was captured by countless digital dashboard cameras, which have lately become a common fixture in Russian autos and trucks.
    Within days, armed with this unprecedented crowd-sourced material, Nova crews hit the ground in Russia along with impact scientists as they hunt for debris from the explosion and clues to the meteor's origin and makeup. To understand how lucky we were this time, we explore even greater explosions in the past, from Tunguska to the asteroid that extinguished the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. This episode puts it all together and asks: Is our solar system a deadly celestial shooting gallery - with Earth in the cross-hairs? What are the chances that another, even more massive asteroid is heading straight for us? Are we just years, months or days away from a total global reboot of civilization, or worse?
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Food - Delicious Science [#102H] A Matter of Taste Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to learn about the science that makes our food taste delicious and the powerful effect it has on our tongue and nose. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    First Peoples [#104H] Australia When Homo sapiens arrived in Australia, they were - for the first time - truly alone, surrounded by wildly different flora and fauna. How did they survive and populate a continent? There is a close cultural and genetic link between the First Australians and modern-day Aborigines - the ancient and modern story intersect here as nowhere else in the world. The secret to this continuity is diversity. Intuitively, they found the right balance between being separate and connected. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#218H] Balancing Act/Marvelous Marbles * Balancing Act - Sally and Nick are trying to walk across a beam in their backyard, but are having trouble staying on it! Can the Cat help? Why of course! His friend Zappa the snow leopard is an amazing balancer! He uses his big wide feet and his long tail to help him keep his balance. Nick and Sally don't have tails, but they see how Zappa moves carefully to keep his weight balanced, now they know what to do at home. Using broomsticks to help them stay balanced, Nick and Sally are able to cross the balance beam. And just in time to have some yummy bran berry muffins!
    * Marvelous Marbles - The kids are playing with glass marbles, until one of them rolls away! It was Nick's "extra luck never miss marble", now what is he going to do? Cat will take them to a sandy beach that's full of marbles! But when they get there, all they see is sand.Cat's friend Sharky McGee explains that sand makes glass. He shows them how sand is turned into glass and all the wonderful things you can make with it. Including marbles!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Arthur [#1310] Looking for Bonnie/The Secret Origin of Supernova * Looking for Bonnie - Famous rock musician Dean Lomax visits Elwood City and calls on George's dad to fix his equally famous guitar, named Bonnie. Legend says that Bonnie is magical, and Buster and George are convinced that just one strum will give them special powers. And during one late night sleepover, they sneak into Dad's workshop to find out if it's true..
    * The Secret Origin of Supernova - Arthur is dismayed when he learns an energy drink endorsed by his favorite comic book character is full of sugar - it doesn't give you any special energy or magic powers at all! Will Arthur be able to find any superheroes who aren't out to make money - or can he create his own?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#126H] Caracal-Minton The Wild Kratts crew is playing badminton on the African savannah when a high jumping wildcat called a caracal steals the birdie. And this is no ordinary birdie - it is Aviva's precious family heirloom. As they rush to get back the treasure from an elusive, leaping Caracal cat, they learn how the caracal's musculature is specifically designed stalking and leaping- a perfect example of the concept of "form for function." Inspired by this Aviva perfects the caracal power for the Creature Power Suit and leaps off to retrieve Aviva's special birdie and rescue some caracal kittens who get into trouble along the way. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:30 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#116H] Solar System Bake-Off/Kid-Kart Derby * Solar System Bake-off! - Mindy and Carrot are entering a cooking competition and are making desserts representing the different planets of the Solar System. But they hit a bump when they can't remember if Saturn is cold on the inside and hot on the outside... or the other way around. Jet, Sydney, and Sean fly with Celery out to Saturn to find out before the competition begins, so Mindy and Carrot can finish their entry in time! Curriculum: The planets in our solar system can be divided into two categories -- terrestrial (inner planets) and gas (outer planets). Saturn is a gas planet that seems to have a hot solid inner core of iron and rocky material surrounded by an outer core probably composed of ammonia, methane, and water. < br>* Kid-Kart Derby - Jet builds an electric engine from scratch for the annual soapbox derby competition, but Mitchell, determined to win the derby, is suspicious that Jet is using some alien technology. Curriculum: An ion drive engine is a very fuel-efficient engine for space vehicles. Ion beams are capable of propelling spacecraft at up to 10 times faster than ships propelled by chemical rockets. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#125H] Stop That Squirrel/Onward and Pondward Stop That Squirrel - Oh yeah! Nature Cat and his pals can't wait for a day of backyard bird watching! And Nature Cat has a sure-fire way to attract the birds - the bird feeder! But things take a turn when a grey squirrel named Cruiser breaks into the birdfeed and takes all the birdseed for himself. Squirrel Power! Can Nature Cat and the gang build a bird feeder that Cruiser can't conquer and save their day of backyard bird watching? Onward and Pondward - Nature Cat and his pals meet a Little Duckling who's in a hurry to leave his pond home - for good! But why would a Duckling want to leave such a beautiful place? It's pond-tastic! The truth is, the Duckling is scared of water! Water...why'd it have to be water? Maybe Nature Cat and the Duckling can try to overcome their fear of water together? Tally ho! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#604H] George and the Giant Thumb/Shutter Monkey * George and the Giant Thumb - A bored George and Allie decide to make a ginormous sculpture of Bill's sprained thumb. The duo quickly run out of clay and turn to less conventional art supplies. Peanut butter proves too sticky and shaving cream too drippy, so George and Allie use mud to finish their masterpiece. But will Bill give their art a thumbs up?
    * Shutter Monkey - Betsy's "Out of Sight Shapes" entry for the photo contest is sure to win first prize--that is until George and Steve accidentally ruin her pictures. With some help from Steve, George runs around town trying to re-shoot the photographs. But finding the hidden shapes in things is hard for a little monkey! Can George snap 4 pictures of 4 shapes by 4:00 - or are Betsy's prize-winning photos out of sight for good?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#221H] Looking for Snowball/Daniel's Neighbors Help * Looking for Snowball - Oh no! Snowball, the class pet, has gone missing! As all the neighbors band together to search for Snowball, Daniel realizes how good it feels to be part of a neighborhood. But will they find Snowball?
    * Daniel's Neighbors Help - Achoo! The Tiger Family is under the weather! Daniel is sent home from school because he doesn't feel well,and Mom Tiger is couch-bound! Lucky for them, their neighbors are at the ready to bring them soup, books and encouragement to help them feel better. Strategy: A neighbor is here to help!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#224H] Margaret's First Chime Time/Tiger Family Fun * Margaret's First Chime Time - Today, the Tiger Family is taking Margaret to the Clock Factory for her very first "Chime Time!" As they travel to the Clock Factory, Daniel notices how other families in the Neighborhood spend time together.
    * Tiger Family Fun - Daniel and his family head to the Enchanted Garden,only to find Miss Elaina and her family doing one of their special family traditions: pick-your-own-dinner! The Tiger family joins in, and even add a few traditions of their own! Strategy: I like to be with my family.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#122H] Partner Pals/Ultimate Hide and Seek Splash and Bubbles have an argument and decide not to play together for a while. With the help of Dunk and Ripple, they learn how much better things go for each of them when they communicate and cooperate. Splash's friends think he is so good at hide and seek that they decide to challenge him to find sea creatures who can blend into the background, making them very hard to find. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4618H] A Very Cookie Mothers Day Cookie Monster wants to give his mom the perfect Mother's Day gift, but first he needs to learn how to control himself from eating it. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Smart Cookies, and Elmo's World-family. Brought to you by the letter M and the number 19. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Dinosaur Train [#118H] The Burrowers/Shiny's Sea Shells * The Burrowers - The Pteranodon family rides the Dinosaur Train to meet a family of amazing, burrowing dinosaurs that live in holes and put on a "Cirque de Soleil" kind of acrobatic show every evening!
    * Shiny's Sea Shells - Shiny, with help from Buddy, Tiny and Don, looks for the shiniest sea shells she can find, but ends up making a new friend named Henry, a hermit crab who lives in his own shell on the beach at the Big Pond.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Peg + Cat [#120H] The Arch Villain Problem/The Straight and Narrow Problem The Arch Villain Problem - Mathtropolis. When the Arch Villain wreaks havoc on the city of Mathtropolis by turning everything into arches, Super Peg and Cat Guy come to the rescue. Primary Content: Arches, finding arches in other shapes; Secondary Content: Counting backwards from 9, counting by threes.
    The Straight and Narrow Problem - Mathtropolis. Super Peg and Cat Guy trail the Arch Villain, who has given up his arch ways and gone on a rampage with straight and narrow shapes instead. Primary Content: Understanding straight, narrow, curved; Secondary Content: Counting sides to determine shapes (rectangles, triangles, squares), counting by tens to 100.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Super Why! [#120Z] The Emperor's New Clothes Littlest Pig is very embarrassed. Jill wants him to wear a bucket on his head for their game, and he feels just plain silly! The Super Readers dive into the tale of The Emperor's New Clothes and meet an Emperor who doesn't want to look ridiculous either! Trouble is, his clothes seem to be invisible, and there's nothing sillier than a parade in your underwear! Educational Objectives: To learn about communicating feelings, follow the alphabet, practice spelling skills and use the power to read to change the story. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#1102H] Food to Go The Afternoon Tea Express - Stephen becomes very excited when the Earl gives him the special job of collecting the ingredients for the afternoon teas at the Castle. But Spencer teases him about being too old and slow. Stephen, however, asks Thomas and the other engines to give him a push, and he's soon speeding along. When it's Spencer's turn to give Stephen a push he goes too fast, forcing Stephen to lose control and splatter jam all over the unsuspecting guests. Stephen learns that being steady and reliable is more important than being fast. Educational Objectives: accepting differences, understanding there are consequences to one's actions, apologizing, coping with failure, resourceful thinking. The Smelly Kipper - One evening at Tidmouth sheds, James teases Percy about being scared of the dark. Henry challenges James to take the Flying Kipper that night for him. James agrees, but when he realizes that the fish from the Flying Kipper are really smelly, he tries to back out of the challenge. James convinces Henry that he didn't offer to pull the Flying Kipper--Henry must have been dreaming. James soon gets his come-uppance when he becomes the Smelly Kipper.... Phew! Educational Objectives: apologizing, coping with failure, understanding there are consequences to one's actions, telling the truth. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You We all have financial issues and problems. Suze Orman's latest special sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers "find financial solutions for you." As always, Suze's advice is based not just on numbers, but on a critical understanding of ourselves and our emotional needs. The special's central theme is that our financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of "the goal of money." As Suze perceptively defines it: "The goal of money is to make you feel secure." Our financial solutions should work to fulfill that goal. In addition, Suze stresses the importance of making financial decisions that you feel comfortable with. Financial problems are caused when you do things with money that do not seem "right" to you, despite pressures and advice from others. duration 1:57:06   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11835H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23113] (original broadcast date: 5/24/17)
    * we begin with the aftermath of Monday's terrorist attack in Manchester, England. Charlie is joined by Griff Witte, the London bureau chief for The Washington Post and Peter Bergen, a national security analyst for CNN.
    * astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the director of the world renowned Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History and host of the popular radio and TV show, "Star Talk." His latest book is called "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry."
    * Jeff Pegues, the justice and Homeland Security correspondent for CBS. His new book is called "Black and Blue: Inside the Divide Between the Police and Black America."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36104H] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, stocks are breaking out to new highs but they're doing it fairly quietly. Plus, why security lines might be longer at some airports this summer. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17145H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11835H] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#206] Charlotte Akoto This episode is a demonstration of the versatility of meringues. Chef Julia Child observes pastry chef Charlotte Akoto as she creates three different desserts: meringue sandwiches with chocolate cream center, chocolate meringues with a caramel cream filling, and a meringue Napoleon with whipped cream and fresh fruit . First, she demonstrates the techniques used to make several different kinds of meringues, forming the part of the dessert that will serve as the base for a variety of cream and fruit fillings. Then she shows Child how to make the fillings themselves, and does a final assembly of all the ingredients. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1207H] Monkey King Pub and Grub, Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, Grand Lake Kitchen Named after the whimsical and mischievous Chinese superhero, Monkey King Pub and Grub offers Asian fusion dishes in Alameda. Then, the local, farm-to-table menu reaches new levels at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch in St. Helena. Finally, we stop by the upscale diner- deli combination at Grand Lake Kitchen in Oakland. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Close to You: Remembering The Carpenters This program presents the fascinating history of the top American music act of the 1970s - brother and sister duo Richard and Karen Carpenter - and the songs that made them famous: We've Only Just Begun, Rainy Days & Mondays, Top of The World, Superstar, For All We Know, Close To You and many others. It celebrates the timeless appeal of the Carpenters' unique sound, from Karen's hauntingly beautiful and expressive voice to Richard's diverse talents as arranger, pianist, composer and producer. Among the friends and associates who pay tribute to the extraordinary career of Richard and his late sister Karen are Herb Alpert, Burt Bacharach, Petula Clark, Les Paul, Paul Williams and members of the Carpenters' band.
    Songs Include: (They Long To Be) Close To You, We've Only Just Begun, For All We Know, Rainy Days & Mondays, Superstar, Hurting Each Other, Goodbye To Love, Yesterday Once More, Top of the World, Only Yesterday, Touch Me When We're Dancing, Ticket To Ride, and This Masquerade (Karen Carpenter with Ella Fitzgerald).
    duration 1:28:57   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    Hamilton's America This documentary provides intimate access to Lin-Manuel Miranda and his colleagues during the two years leading up to the Broadway opening of the musical "Hamilton." It combines interviews with experts and prominent personalities, footage of the production in New York, and cast-led expeditions to DC, Philadelphia and New York. duration 1:58:20   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 11:30 pm
    On Story [#701] A Conversation with Jeff Nichols: Bringing History to the Screen Award-winning Director Jeff Nichols discusses making the American historical drama film "Loving." duration 29:00   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23114] (original broadcast date: 5/25/17)
    * we begin with the fourth leg of President Trump's first trip overseas. Charlie is joined by Ivo Daalder, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and John Micklethwait, editor in chief of Bloomberg News.
    * We continue with our discussion of the President'st trip with Ian Bremmer, president and founder of the Eurasia Group.
    * We conclude with a look at health care. The Congressional Budget Office gave its analysis yesterday of the American Health Care Act bill passed by the House earlier this month. The agency projected that a revised Republican bill will leave 23 million more people uninsured by 2026. Charlie is joined by Ezra Klein of Vox Media and Peter Orzag, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Global Co-Head of Healthcare at Lazard.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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