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KQED Plus: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • 12:00 am
    True North: The Sean Swarner Story TRUE NORTH: THE SEAN SWARNER STORY is a powerful documentary about the strength of the human spirit and one man's determination to spread a message of hope to those touched by cancer. The one-hour film follows inspirational adventurer and two-time cancer survivor Sean Swarner on his quest to reach the North Pole and become the world's first cancer survivor to complete the Explorer's Grand Slam-scaling the highest point on all seven continents and then hiking to the North and South Poles. Only a handful of people have ever done it, but no one against the overwhelming odds Sean faced. In his 42 years, Sean has overcome incredible challenges-beating cancer twice. When he was 13 years old, Sean was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma and given three months to live. A year of radiation put the cancer in remission. But nearly two years later, he was diagnosed with a second form of cancer called Askin's Sarcoma. It was unrelated to the first and with a prognosis of just two weeks to live, Sean was read his last rites. He was the only person in recorded medical history to have both Stage 4 Hodgkin's and Askin's Sarcoma cancers, and spent an entire year in a medically induced coma. Sean survived, but only with one fully functioning lung. From that point forward, he was on a mission to prove that anything is possible. He made history by becoming the first cancer survivor to climb Mt. Everest. Realizing that no mountain would ever be too high, he scaled the highest peaks in Africa, Europe, South America, Asia, Antarctica, Australia and North America. He conquered the lRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii, and then survived a grueling trip to the South Pole. Now, only one more remote place awaits him-the North Pole. To reach the North Pole, he must ski, snow shoe, climb, traverse mounds of ice as big as houses, and struggle with air temperatures that hover around 40 degrees below zero-all while towing a 300 pound sled of supplies for nearly 500 miles. Throughout the trip he carries a message of hope: a flag with the names of people who have been touched with cancer which he unfurls at the top of the world. Using archival footage and intimate interviews, TRUE NORTH documents Sean's early years and the cancers that almost killed him, as well as his preparations and training to hike to the North Pole. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    The Great British Baking Show [#313H] Masterclass 3 Mary demonstrates her sugar-free carrot cake before making an apricot frangipane tart. Paul shows the correct way to make the Cypriot flaounas, and makes a game pie with hot water crust pastry followed by lime and passion fruit Charlotte Russe. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    British Antiques Roadshow [#3726H] Tredegar House 2 duration 58:04   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Roosevelts: An Intimate History [#101H] Get Action (1858-1901) A frail, asthmatic young Theodore Roosevelt transforms himself into a vigorous champion of the strenuous life, loses one great love and finds another, leads men into battle and then rises like a rocket to become the youngest president in American history at 42. Meanwhile, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, brought up as the pampered only child of adoring parents, follows his older cousin's career with worshipful fascination and begins to think he might one day follow in his footsteps. duration 1:56:23   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1615H] Food Hour: The Story of Beer Beer is the world's oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverage. In fact, it's the third most popular drink overall, after water and tea. China is currently the world's leading beer producer, whereas the Czech Republic is the biggest consumer, with an average of 143 liters of amber gold each year per person! These are some of the beer facts that will be shared in this informative and entertaining episode hosted by Globe Trekker Judith Jones. Together with fellow travelers from around the world, Judith uncovers the extraordinary popularity behind the favorite alcoholic beverage of millions of people worldwide. duration 58:00   STEREO TVPG
  • 6:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#172] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Power Yoga: Mind and Body [#224] duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1303] Pelvic & Ribcage Mobility Pelvic and ribcage mobility exercises take center stage in this fun full-body workout. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Classical Stretch: By Essentrics [#1214H] Spine Strengthening You need a strong back to be active and independent. Strengthen your spine with this episode of Classical Stretch set in front of the quaint water sports center in Montego Bay, Jamaica. duration 26:23   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian [#206] Curry De-Mystified Curry is a melange of flavors that complements a variety of vegetables in two easy and exotic recipes. Toni prepares a dreamy Sweet Potato Stew with Swiss Chard, sweet Roasted Beets with Curry Dressing and a delightfully easy Herbed Quinoa Pilaf, a favorite from Vegetarian Times. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Pati's Mexican Table [#401H] Good Morning, Mexico Pati is on the road in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a pretty, tourist-friendly vacation town in the state of Guanajuato, known for its cobblestone streets, colonial architecture, art galleries and, of course, a wide range of delicious eats. This week, Alan, Sami and Juju have a break from school, so she and Dany brought them along! In this episode, the Jinich family has just arrived in San Miguel, and Pati has decided to kick off the week with a delicious breakfast. But first, she wants to introduce us to San Miguel.
    Recipes: JuJu's Fruit Smoothie; Big Brunch Enchiladas; Black Beans from the Pot; Warm Nopalitos with Sauteed Corn and Guajillo.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1612H] On The Road In America, Part 3 In the final episode, "Your Move," Burt introduces the concept of "migrations of convenience". Moving to the suburbs, industries and workers moving to the Sunbelt, tech industries and workers moving back into the gentrified consumer metropolises--each representing a different logic than the migrations of earlier periods. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#104] Turkey's Turquoise Coast Viewers will be forgiven for thinking the southern Turkish coast on the Mediterranean Sea more closely resembles the Italian countryside or Greek islands. That's because the best Greek and Roman ruins are found in Turkey. Great, ancient towns of Ephesus, Antalya, Myra and Dalyan dot the Turkish coast, tempting visitors to step back into time when lavish Roman homes and markets dotted the landscape. Boarding a gulet, the traditional wooden Turkish boat, for a Blue Cruise, Rudy departs from the popular seaside town of Bodrum for a watery visit along the coast with stops to tour dramatic, historic ruins. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story In August of 1943, the last surviving clandestine radio operator in Paris desperately signaled London. Everything depended on her and the Gestapo was at the door. How did a Sorbonne educated musician and author of a book of fairy tales become a daring spy who died fighting the Nazis? With an American mother and Indian Muslim father, Noor Inayat Khan was an extremely unusual British agent, and her life spent growing up in a Sufi center of learning in Paris seemed an unlikely preparation for the dangerous work to come. Yet it was in this place of universal peace and contemplation that her remarkable courage was forged. When the Nazi's invaded France, she joined Britain's Women's Auxiliary Air Force, and was recruited as spy, going to Paris to support the French Underground. For four crucial months, Noor was the only surviving radio operator in Paris, calling in the air-drop of weapons and supplies, and coordinating the rescue of downed allied fliers. She was ultimately betrayed by a French collaborator, and interrogated for months by the Gestapo. She never gave up any information, not even her real name, and she organized two breakouts from Gestapo headquarters. For this and the damage she did to the Nazis war efforts, she was executed in Dachau. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of her birth. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Time Scanners [#101H] Egyptian Pyramids The team travels to Egypt to scan the pyramids - the tombs of the mighty pharaohs - to find out how the necropolis evolved from simple mud-brick structures to the most impressive buildings in the ancient world. They use their cutting-edge laser technology to scan Djoser's Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Meidum's collapsed pyramid, the mysterious Bent Pyramid at Dashur and the famous Great Pyramid at Giza. duration 53:31   SRND51 TVPG
  • 12:00 pm
    Last Tango In Halifax [#306H] Caroline gets to the heart of the reason Gillian is reluctant to go through with the wedding. With Celia's encouragement, Alan takes the first step toward forgiveness. duration 55:01   STEREO TV14
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#907H] Senor Sisig, M.Y. China, Italian Colors Restaurant Our first spot has crafted its crossover cuisine, dishing out Filipino-fusion at Senor Sisig, a San Francisco food truck . Next, in the heart of the Westfield Mall, find a feast for all of the senses, where noodles are thrown, scissored and served at M.Y. China in San Francisco. Heading east, Oakland's Italian Colors Restaurant is a family-friendly environment where guests can enjoy an authentic taste of Italy served up with a smile. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#213H] Crab What is the most over-the-top thing that you have ever tasted? For her, it's king crab straight from the source. She visits Tracy's Crab Shack in Juneau, Alaska. With her student Lauren, they'll make risotto Rosa with king crab with citrus gastrique, and a rhubarb crostata. Join them as they make a truly one-of-a-kind meal. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#201] Esther McManus, chef, baker, instructor and consultant, prepares almond croissants, plain croissants, chocolate croissants, pate filled croissants and basteeya. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#301H] Chicken Chicken has long served as a mainstay of the dinner table. It can be prepared in countless delicious ways, for a weeknight or a special dinner party. In this episode, Martha shows viewers how to prepare chicken paillard - which sounds fancy, but is really quite simple - chicken pot pie and spatchcocked chicken. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    British Antiques Roadshow [#3726H] Tredegar House 2 duration 58:04   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    GardenSmart [#5010H] GardenSMART continues work on a landscape installation project that started last season. And there is still a lot to do. In this episode we review what's been accomplished, what needs to be done, and discuss with contractors the masonry and irrigation work they're doing. A great show, a lot of gardening information. Be sure to tune in. duration 26:36   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#3114H] Rope Sewing Reinvented, Part 2 Continuing the mini-series on using cotton rope to create handcrafted baskets and bags, Nancy and guest, Lindsey Zinno, demonstrate advanced rope-sewing techniques. Learn how to make an "Everyday Day Bag" in less than an hour. Plus, add tasteful accents to projects with leather strapping and signature details. You, too, will learn how rope-sewing projects are made to last and are one of a kind. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#218] Orchid's Almost Half Hour Talent Show/The Perfect Score Orchid's Almost Half Hour Talent Show - All the agents want to be a part of Orchid's talent show. Curriculum: Fair sharing; Equi-partitioning. The Perfect Score - It's villain report card day at Odd Squad. Curriculum: Word problems involving addition and numerical relations; Using a number line. duration 28:55   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#1810H] Shelter from the Storm Part 1 & 2 When a powerful hurricane hits Elwood City, everyone's affected. Ladonna's dad is called up by the Army Corps of Engineers. Muffy relocates to a shelter, while Arthur struggles to reunite lost pets and owners. And Brain seeks the help of a therapist - voiced by special guest Idina Menzel - to help him manage his anxiety. Educational Objective: Arthur and friends realize the importance of family, friendship, and the support and compassion of others in times of crisis duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:00 pm
    Arthur [#1809H] The Pageant Pickle/Some Assembly Required * The Pageant Pickle - School is almost out and Arthur can hardly wait for those lazy summer days by Muffy's pool. Nothing could ruin such a happy time of year - except maybe D.W.'s Spring Pageant! Educational Objective: Arthur learns that being a good older brother sometimes means making sacrifices.
    * Some Assembly Required - D.W. can't wait to test out her new play set! But while it's being built she'll have to settle for the box. With the help of Bud and Emily, D. W. realizes her imagination is way better than any toy! Educational Objective: D.W. learns that the best toy is her imagination.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#123H] Diggin' Earth/Mindy's Mystery "Diggin' Earth" - The kids try to dig into the Center of the Earth (a la Commander Cressida), but after finding out that the center is much too hot and the layer of Earth leading up to it is solid rock, they re-vamp their plans. They decide to become the kids to dig down the deepest into the Earth. Learning about the layers of the Earth inspires Jet to make an Earth Layer Cake. Curriculum: Earth's structure consists of molten nickel-iron core, magma mantle, and crust. The reason we can't easily dig down through to the core is because the Earth's crust is 10-30 miles thick! And made of really hard rock. Inside of that is the mantle. The core is nickel and iron, the heaviest stuff, which gravity pulls to the center. In fact, it gets so hot in the core that even the nickel and iron melt. "Mindy's Mystery" - Mindy can't sleep one night, having been kept awake by a sweet, strong smell from outside. Sydney, Sean, Jet, and Sunspot become detectives and try to crack the case of the sweet smell. At the same time, Mitchell is investigating what kept him up last night - a very bright "annoying" light. In the end, there's a common source - the sweet smell was from a nocturnal flower, the Moonflower, which only blooms at night, after sundown. And the bright light was from the Moon! Curriculum: Moonflowers are nocturnal bloomers. After sunset as the Moon rises, these huge white flowers bloom, emit a very sweet smell, and glow in the moonlight. In the morning, they close their fragrant blooms. Moonflowers' scent attracts the night moths that feed on their nectar. Moonlight doesn't originate on the Moon. The Moon (like the planets) shines by reflected Sunlight. The Sun, of course, only lights up 1/2 of the Moon - the half that is facing the Sun. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#913H] Death In Chorus, Part 1 Barnaby and DC Ben Jones attempt to unravel the deaths of a choir member and a bird watcher before more murders occur. With an art scam and another person trying to keep control, there is much to keep Barnaby and Jones busy. Guest Star: Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who). duration 49:36   STEREO TVPG
  • 7:51 pm
    Midsomer Murders [#914H] Death In Chorus, Part 2 see description in part 1. duration 44:58   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:38 pm
    New Tricks [#802Z] End of the Line UCOS reinvestigates the murder of an unnamed vagrant on a tube train duration 52:11   STEREO
  • 9:32 pm
    Death In Paradise [#103H] Predicting Murder DI Poole must convince the team that a murder has nothing to do with voodoo spirits. duration 52:29   STEREO
  • 10:30 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4424H] Endeavour, Season 2: Sway A woman found choked to death with a black silk stocking is the third strangling victim in a month, putting the Oxford city police on edge. Morse and Thursday grapple with their personal travails as they work to narrow the list of possible suspects before the Oxford strangler strikes again. duration 1:24:31   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1619H] Tough Trains: Bolivia 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. duration 57:27   STEREO TVPG
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