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KQED 9: Thursday, March 29, 2018

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

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#178] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    Beyond 100 Days [#150H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Yan Can Cook: Spice Kingdom [#105H] The Voice of the Mountain Sichuan is a mountainous region, best known for its spicy cuisine. But the Sichuan locals who have been living in these mountains for centuries have another bragging point - music. Mountain music is used not only for expression but to record local history. Martin meets up with Mr. Zhang, a famous mountain singer, and learns about the culture and cuisine of the mountains. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1201H] Myriad Gastropub, Squeeze Inn Hamburgers, Terzo Globally inspired food and drink is offered at our first stop in the SF Mission district at a spot called Myriad Gastropub. And nothing says USA like a good, juicy burger blanketed in cheese in Napa at Squeeze Inn Hamburgers. Lastly, Mediterranean flavors, seasonal ingredients and a well-selected wine list make this a cozy SF spot at Terzo. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nature [#3111#] Leave It to Beavers A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. Once valued for their fur or hunted as pests, these industrious rodents are seen in a new light through the eyes of this novel assembly of beaver enthusiasts and "employers" who reveal the ways in which the presence of beavers can transform and revive landscapes. Using their skills as natural builders and brilliant hydro-engineers, beavers are being recruited to accomplish everything from finding water in a bone-dry desert to recharging water tables and coaxing life back into damaged lands. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Nova [#4207] The Great Math Mystery Nova leads viewers on a mathematical mystery tour - a provocative exploration of math's astonishing power across the centuries. We discover math's signature in the swirl of a nautilus shell, the whirlpool of a galaxy, and the spiral in the center of a sunflower. Math was essential to everything from the first wireless radio transmissions to the prediction and discovery of the Higgs boson, and the successful landing of rovers on Mars. But where does math get its power?
    Astrophysicist and writer Mario Livio, along with a colorful cast of mathematicians, physicists, and engineers, follow math from Pythagoras to Einstein and beyond, all leading to the ultimate riddle: Is math an invention or a discovery? Humankind's clever trick, or the language of the universe? The Great Math Mystery is a show for everyone; whether we think we're good with numbers or not, we all use math in our daily lives. It sheds fascinating light on how math works in our brains and ponders the ultimate mystery of why it works so well when decoding the universe.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    WWII Mega Weapons [#102#] Battleship Yamato In 1934 the Japanese begin designing The Yamato, the most powerful battleship in history. Japan is determined to retain control in the Pacific so builds a ship 30% larger than anything their enemies have. Constructed in absolute secrecy, the Japanese go to extraordinary lengths to ensure no detail is revealed. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 5:00 am
    Live from the Artists Den [#1002H] alt-J U.K. rockers Alt-J perform an intense, moody set at Los Angeles's Hollywood American Legion. The group performs 12 songs, veering between their eclectic new album, This Is All Yours, and their 2012 debut, An Awesome Wave. The surging, boisterous set included hit singles "Hunger of the Pine," "Fitzpleasure" and "Left Hand Free." duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#505H] Fire Salamander While exploring the Black Forest in Germany, Chris and Martin are amazed to discover a black and yellow salamander crawling out of the fire! They don't understand how this is possible, since salamanders need water - not fire - to live. It's a mystery that the Kratt Brothers are determined to solve and unravel the secret of the Fire Salamander. Science Concept: Salamander life cycle. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 6:30 am
    Wild Kratts [#218H] Rocket Jaw: Rescuer of the Reef While checking out how coral reefs are formed, the Wild Kratts discover that Zach and Donita have sent robotic Parrotfish to collect coral to make jewelry. Martin and Chris must use the power of the greatest hunters of the reef to stop this evil plot. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:00 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#128H] Beep and Boop's Game/Constellation Prize "Beep and Boop's Game" - The kids help Dr. Rafferty and Bergs get Mars Rover BOOP over a ravine on the red planet by simulating actions in the DSA "Mars Yard" using BEEP (Boop's sister)! Trial and error leads to success. Along the way, the kids learn just how scientists communicate with far away rovers - through satellites above Mars. The kids then solve a new mystery set up by Bergs, figuring out that Beep and Boop are communicating about... a game of Mars/Mars Yard tic-tac-toe they're playing! Curriculum: A good amount of communication between Mars and Earth goes through satellites. Rovers send images, along with instrument and status data, back to Earth. Extrapolating from the data, the scientists send commands to the rover, which can take 4-24 minutes to be received due to the distance. Rovers are often on their own, carrying out commands and sending image data to overhead satellites. The rover's commanders may tell it to move toward a new rock, grind a rock, analyze a rock, take photos, or gather other data with other instruments. "Constellation Prize" - When Mindy thinks she's found her own star, the other kids explain how stars are labeled and identified by constellations. Mindy eventually learns that she hasn't found a new star, but that she CAN create her own version of a constellation by connecting patterns in the sky. Curriculum: A constellation is a group of stars that make an imaginary shape in the night sky. In different parts of the world, people have made up different shapes out of the same groups of bright stars, like a game of connect-the-dots. In the past, constellations were useful for navigating at night and for keeping track of the seasons. They are now useful for identifying parts of the sky astronomers are studying. Because all the stars are at different distances, the constellations would look totally different to inhabitants of another planet orbiting another star. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#119H] Thump/Squirreled Away * Thump: Nick is trying to make his mother a surprise lunch, but she keeps coming into the kitchen! If only there was a way for him to know when she was coming. The Cat takes Nick and Sally to meet his friend Twitch the rabbit. Twitch and her bunnies teach Nick and Sally how to stop, look and listen. Now Sally that can warn Nick when his mom is coming, they're able to surprise her with lunch!
    * Squirreled Away: Nick can't remember where he put his yo-yo. Cat offers to take the kids to meet his friend Bucky the Squirrel who is good at both hiding and finding things! Nick and Sally learn how to use markers to help them remember where they put things. Back at home Nick thinks like Bucky then is able to find his yo-yo!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#204] Houstons Outdoor Adventure/Hotel Hal Houston's Outdoor Adventure Houston's cousin Nigel is coming to visit next week all the way from England. Nigel wants to join Houston on one of his famous nature adventures. Daisy suggests Houston take Nigel on The Tough Track Adventure, a nature obstacle course happening the day that Nigel arrives. But Houston has a problem he's never been on an actual nature adventure before. He only assists his friends with their nature needs using his computer. How can he get ready for a nature adventure in a week? Never fear! Nature Cat and the gang will help! Onward and time-to-trainward! Hotel Hal - During band practice, some unexpected guests interrupt. Papa and Mama Vole (and all their young'uns) pop up to see if they can bunk with Hal. They're having a little problem at their burrow so they need to find shelter. Hal is happy to have the company at first, but when the voles start to take over and eat all his plants, it's time to ask the voles to leave. Easier said than done, as getting the voles back in their home sets off a chain reaction of other animal habitat problems! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#901H] Submonkey/Double-O Monkey Tracks Trouble * When Professor Pizza's birthday present is dragged away by a strong ocean current, George volunteers to take an undersea adventure in a monkey-sized submarine to retrieve it. Can the curious little monkey locate a small package at the bottom of the ocean or will Pizza's present be forever lost at sea?
    * Double-Oh-Monkey takes on his most important case yet - to prevent Steve's well-intentioned (but always disastrous) "good luck present" from ruining Betsy's dance recital! Using his super spy skills and all five of his senses, George tracks down Steve and discovers... a bucket of wet paint?! Can George warn Betsy in time? Or will her dance recital get a splash of color?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 9:00 am
    Pinkalicious & Peterrific [#107H] Pinkalicious/Glitterizer If there is one thing Pinkalicious loves most, it's the color pink! When Pinkalicious wakes up to discover her whole body has suddenly turned pink, she's ecstatic. However, Pinkalicious soon discovers that you can have too much of a good thing. / Mommy shows Pinkalicious and Peter her latest invention: the Glitterizer, a machine that sprays glitter! Pinkalicious eagerly tests it out with her friends and everyone loves it. Well, everyone except Rafael. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#310H] Firefighters at School/Daniel's Doll The volunteer firefighters of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe make a special visit to school. Daniel and his friends discover that a person can be many different things - a doctor and a firefighter - even at the same time! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#311H] Daniel Goes to Sleep/Prince Wednesday Sleeps Over It's time for Daniel to go to sleep, but there's just one problem... he's not feeling sleepy! Daniel learns how to get calm and relax his body for bed. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#109] Splash's Swim School/Light at the End of the Tunnel Splash's old school comes to visit the reef. Splash and his friends are impressed by their synchronized swimming abilities and try to duplicate them, but their attempt is complicated by the fact that they all move differently. / After losing Dunk's lucky shell in the abyss without any light to guide them, Splash and friends follow a mysterious light in the distance before realizing that the light is from a firefly squid. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY
  • 11:00 am
    Sesame Street [#4714H] Painting with Cookie Monster Cookie Monster learns how to control himself from eating his own paintings. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Super Why! [#132Z] Pinocchio Whyatt told a lie and he feels really guilty! The Super Readers visit Pinocchio, a boy who also fibbed and whose nose is growing, right before his eyes! Pinocchio needs the literacy-powered assistance of the Super Readers to face up to Gepetto...nose and all. And Whyatt finds out how important it is to tell the truth.
    Educational Objectives: To learn about being honest. Kids will sing the alphabet, identify the letters B, O, and X, rhyme with 'at' words and use the power to read to change the story!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#121] Dinosaur Camouflage/Family Scavenger Hunt Dinosaur Camouflage - Buddy and Tiny meet a shy dinosaur, Leslie Lesothosaurus, who is very good at hiding. The kids end up persuading Leslie to stop hiding, and come out to play with them. Scavenger Hunt - The Pteranodon family travels to the Big Pond for a Scavenger Hunt. Using clues and rhymes, the kids solve word puzzles and finally glimpse a bug-eating plant they thought was mere make-believe. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Peg + Cat [#208H] Peg and Cat Save The World: Part 2 Peg and Cat Save the World: Part 2 Washington, D.C. Peg and Cat call everyone they know to save the earth from a planet-sized Pig's behind. Primary Content: Shapes Secondary Content: Time. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    The Brain Body Mind Connection with Dr. Rudy Tanzi & Dr.Deepak Chopra Discover what you can do now to keep your brain healthy, increase energy, sleep better, help prevent dementia and more. Two pre-eminent leaders in brain-mind-body medicine answer pressing questions about brain health. duration 1:28:14   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17088H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12194] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    History Detectives [#701H] * PsychoPhone - A couple in Cincinnati acquired a peculiar phonograph at an antiques auction. The machine, labeled "PsychoPhone," included four grooved wax cylinders. The contributors think Thomas Edison invented the PsychoPhone to record messages from the afterlife. As early as the 1870s, Edison and other scientific minds explored psychic phenomena, believing every living being was made of atoms that could "remember" past lives. Did Edison make a machine to unlock the secrets of the dead? Gwendolyn Wright travels to the Thomas A. Edison Menlo Park museum in New Jersey to find out.
    * War Dog Letter - A World War II collector from Kansas City, Kansas, has a cryptic letter from a soldier to another military man. The soldier explains that military investigators have questioned him about a man named Prestre - specifically about his character and qualifications as a dog trainer. The contributor wants to know why the military was investigating Prestre and what the dogs were being trained to do. The search takes Tukufu Zuberi to remote Cat Island near Gulfport, Mississippi, and Fort Lee in Virginia. The military put great effort into a new "War Dogs" program during WWII. What went wrong on Cat Island?
    * Pancho Villa Watch Fob - Just before he died, a man gave his neighbors a most unusual gift: a watch fob commemorating Francisco "Pancho" Villa's murderous raid on the border town of Columbus, New Mexico. The man says he was a boy when the raid occurred in 1916, and he and his parents survived by hiding under a train car. The new owners want to know more about this watch fob. Who made it? Did their friend indeed witness this infamous raid? New guest host Eduardo Pagan leads on an expedition that reveals an especially wild chapter of the American West.
    duration 55:23   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#37064] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17088H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#12194] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#908H] Cookies of Great Britain Calling all anglophiles! Join Martha as she shares three classic cookies, or as they say, "biscuits" from Great Britain: traditional English shortbread baked in a ceramic mold, Welsh Bakestones, an interesting cross between a chubby cookie and a scone, and Celtic knots known for their intricate trefoil pattern. Delicious for teatime or anytime! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1114H] Vegetarian House, Gracias Madre, Madras Cafe Vegetarians rejoice! The first Check, Please! Bay Area all-vegetarian show! Beginning in San Jose with international vegetarian selections delivered under the watchful eye of the supreme master at Vegetarian House. Next, fresh, organic ingredients meld together in Mexican vegan dishes at San Francisco's Gracias Madre. Finally, complex spices produce tantalizing aromas from the South Indian vegetarian spot in Sunnyvale, called Madras Cafe. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Food: What The Heck Should I Eat? with Mark Hyman, MD Did you know that oatmeal actually isn't a healthy way to start the day? That milk doesn't build bones, and eggs aren't the devil? In Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?, Dr. Mark Hyman looks at every food group and explains what we've gotten wrong, revealing which foods nurture our health and which pose a threat. He also explains food's crucial role in functional medicine and how food systems and policies affect our environmental and personal health. With myth-busting insights, easy-to-understand science, and delicious, wholesome recipes, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? is a no-nonsense guide to achieving optimal weight and lifelong health. Eating real food doesn't have to be complicated. Dr. Hyman is going to show us the principles of healthy eating by walking through each of the major food catefories - from meats to beverages and everything in between. Dr. Hyman tells the viewer exactly what foods to focus on and what to avoid. He will provide easy steps to get started, taking out all of the guess work of putting together meals. As a bonus, Dr. Hyman will also explain how food is one of the greatest contributors to global warming and pollution, then he will show us what foods will take less of a toll on our environment and our health. duration 1:56:53   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Retire Safe & Secure with Ed Slott America needs Ed Slott now more than ever! Greedy Wall Street bankers and Congress have just upended 30+ years of the tax code - what does it all mean for you and your family!? And more importantly, how can you protect your hard-earned savings?! duration 1:57:45   STEREO
  • 12:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#179] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 am
    Beyond 100 Days [#151H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
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Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
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