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KQED Plus: Friday, May 19, 2017

Channels 9.2 •  54.1, 25.2 | XFINITY 10 and HD 710

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Friday, May 19, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#1102H] Know Who You Are The road-trippers' search for wisdom continues in San Francisco, where they interview Roy Remer, a volunteer coordinator at the Zen Hospice Project, who uses Buddhist principles to serve the emotional needs of the terminally ill. Roy reflects on the difficulty of letting go, and encourages the road-trippers to practice saying goodbye to the various stages of life in order to grow into the next version of themselves. Next, the road-trippers talk the importance of self-reflection with Omar Cardenas, a youth organizer for the Children's Defense Fund. Omar's personal transformation from troubled high school dropout to empowering mentor inspires Tele'jon, who aspires to do similar work.
    Later, a drive to Los Angeles lands the road-trippers at the doorstep of Ian Harvie, a transgendered stand-up comedian whose self-deprecating brand of humor hilariously tackles issues of gender identity and societal expectations. Ian discusses his challenge-filled journey of self-acceptance, stirring up powerful emotions in Olivia. The road-trippers ultimately leave the interview feeling more resolute in their identities and determined to live their lives in a way that's true to themselves.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:30 am
    Weekend Explorer [#408H] Guangdong Province, China Explore the rarely traveled rural areas of the Guangdong Province; explore the history of the Diaolou house castles of the Kaiping World Heritage Site, visit the unique circular houses of the Hakka clan of Chinese, and visit the residence of Dr. Sun Yat Sen arguably China's most influential modern leader. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Great British Baking Show [#312H] Masterclass 2 Paul demonstrates how to make soda bread and then bakes baguettes. Mary makes cappuccino creme brulees and Spanische windtorte. Paul shows how to decorate a pie and Mary makes checkerboard cake and a tiered white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    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
  • 3:00 am
    British Antiques Roadshow [#3704H] Scone Palace 2 duration 58:54   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Finding Your Roots [#203H] Our American Storytellers Three iconic American storytellers have spent their lives chronicling the lives of others, while knowing almost nothing about their own family history. Ken Burns confronts the reality of his southern ancestors' role in the Civil War, including Confederate soldiers held captive and a slave-owning Virginian. Anderson Cooper, scion of one of America's most storied families, the Vanderbilts, longs to know more about his father's southern roots - including the story of an ancestor murdered by one his slaves. Anna Deavere Smith learns the story of her great-grandfather Basil Biggs, a free black man and former conductor on the Underground Railroad. All three guests' ancestors intersect at pivotal moments of American history. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Infinity Hall Live [#504H] Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds Rock and soul are the pillars that support the seven-piece collective known as Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds. Horn-fueled infectious grooves combined with the driving force of lead singer and songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe, make SS&TDB a force to be reckoned with. The Infinity Hall Live audience matches the energy summoned by the band during this joyful and sometimes gritty set. From their pop-infused single "Sugar" to the bluesy "Catch Me If You Can", to a surprising nod to Paul Simon during the spirited "Prison Cells", The Dirty Birds provide a boundless wall of sound backing the swagger and vocal tenacity that pours out of Kincheloe, from beginning to end this can't miss-show proves why this band is on the rise. Includes interview with band leader Arleigh Kincheloe. duration 56:00   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4109] Tavis talks with Dr. Keith Black about early detection and the development of a groundbreaking new test that can identify signs of Alzheimer's disease. He also chats with actor Michael Weatherly about his starring role on the hit CBS drama Bull. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#4108] Tavis talks with Founder and Executive Director Susan Burton about "A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project". duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1713H] Refreshing Desserts Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza to learn how to make the best ginger frozen yogurt at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews digital scales in the equip-ment corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best personal blenders. Finally, test cook Tim Chin shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make perfect lemon posset with berries. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#510H] Shellfish Asian Style Bivalves are the name of the game today when Sara makes a flavorful mussels and bok choy dish with a side of tea pilaf. And it's down to Chinatown with Chef Dale Talde to get the ingredients for a unique oyster and bacon pad thai. Speaking of oysters, we'll discover how they are harvested when we take to the sea with an oysterman. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#504H] Breads Learn from Martha how to adjust the old-school techniques of rustic bread baking to work in your kitchen. Enjoy date flatbreads, fatout bread with seeds and raisin, coconut mandazi, and eggplant flatbread any time in your own home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#324] Sandwiches from Master Chefs (Part 2) Today's show includes more great sandwiches from Chef Keller's master chef friends. First Rick Moonen makes a scrumptious sloppy joe with catfish and his own, very special barbecue sauce. Then star chef Shawn McClain takes burgers to a new level by combining Wagyu beef, short rib meat, goat cheese, and an artichoke-ham relish. Recipes: Rick Moonen's Catfish Sloppy Joe, Shawn McClain's Mediterranean Burger duration 28:03   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1522H] Antarctica Zay Harding's epic adventure in Antarctica begins with sea kayaking and penguin watching in Paradise Harbor, sails to historic Port Lockrov where he observes the work of Ukrainian biologists, unsuccessfully attempts to climb the treacherous Mount Scott, meets with U.S. scientists at Palmer station as he learns about the effects of global warming and the plight of the Adelie penguin and finally crosses the perilous Drake Passage on his way back to the South American mainland. duration 57:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 am
    The Great Transmission Imagine that you are one of a handful of survivors of a disaster that has virtually erased your culture. Now you must recover the knowledge that was lost and find ways to ensure that it continues into the future.
    This documentary is the story of one Tibetan refugee lama and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition. But more than that, it is the story of the epic journey of a precious inheritance of human knowledge from its origins in Ancient India to the present day, and the celebration of the valiant efforts of those devoted to its survival.
    duration 53:08   TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Nova [#4409] Chinese Chariot Revealed For over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China's battlefields-dominating warfare longer than anywhere else on earth. Now, a series of amazing archaeological findings enable a team of experts to reconstruct and test China's first super-weapon. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23109H] (original broadcast date: 5/18/17)
    * Admiral Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The role made him the top military advisor to President Bush and President Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He now teaches at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
    * five-time national sportscaster of the year Jim Nantz, who lost his father to Alzheimer's in 2008 and has made it a life's mission to advance research and care for those who suffer from the disease. Nantz is joined by Dr. Jospeh Masdeu and Dr. Stanley Appel of the Nantz National Alzheimer Center at Houston Methodist Hospital.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#309H] Chez Maman, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Kirala With a counter and 2 tables inside, and 3 tables outside, our first place is small - small, but with lots of French bistro and American fare. Space is not an issue at the next venue - with the Ocean right outside, it serves up a varied menu. Finally, a Japanese place where sushi and a Robata grill are the main features. duration 26:17   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#209H] Roots Joanne loves to sit in front of the fire on long, lazy winter afternoons. These are perfect dishes to put in the oven and then curl up with a good book. But first, she's going to a cider manufacturer in Healdsburg, California. Then, with her friend Evan, they're going to make Za'atar-roasted chicken with root vegetable mash, and a mint cider cocktail. This is the perfect kind of comfort food to chase away the winter blues. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul [#118H] Viva Mexico! Jacques spends some of the winter months at his home-away-from-home, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Time basking in the sunshine and savoring the local flavors along with an occasional visit from friend Rick Bayless has inspired him to take us on a culinary adventure, beginning with a refreshing hibiscus flower cocktail. He continues with a duo of superlative seafood dishes of Yucatan ceviche and fillet of sole Riviera with pico de gallo. From sea to pasture, beef fillet mini steaks with mushrooms and shallots makes for a substantial main course. Finally, he ends with a frozen fruit dessert of grapefruit granite with mango and mojito cocktail. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#605H] Granada, Cordoba, and Spain's Costa Del Sol Andalucia's Moorish heritage sparkles in the historic capitals of Granada and Cordoba. And the pride of the Reconquista and the power of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand enliven the region's great sights. Tasting the smooth sherry and marveling at prancing stallions, we find the passion in Andalucian culture. And we top it off with fun in the Spanish sun on the Costa del Sol. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Pacific Heartbeat [#601H] Mele Murals Mele Murals is a documentary about the transformative power of art through the unlikely union of graffiti and ancient Hawaiian culture. At the center of the story are two renowned street artists - Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime) - a group of Native Hawaiian youth, and the rural community of Waimea. Through their stories Mele Murals shows how public art and Native Hawaiian traditions transforms the artists, students and community. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#103H] Crime at Shapely Manor Crime at Shapely Manor - Olive and Otto are sent to Shapely Manor to investigate an odd crime with even odder people. Curriculum: Geometry. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 pm
    Odd Squad [#217H] The Cherry-On-Top-Inator/Sir The Cherry-On-Top-Inator - Agents recall how a beloved gadget helped them. Curriculum: Prediction and probability. Sir - The agents bring someone with an odd problem back to headquarters. Curriculum: Time. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Wild Kratts [#408H] Stars of the Tides Aviva comes up with a creature power challenge for the Kratt brothers when she gets tired of their arguing over a shell they find - a race to survive one of the harshest habitats on earth,the rocky intertidal. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#1306] George and the Missing Puzzle Piece/D.W. Swims With the Fishes * George and the Missing Puzzle Piece - George is excited about spending time with his new friend, Carl, who seems to know all kind of cool facts about trains and about... well lots of things! Then George learns that Carl has Asperger's Syndrome - a form of autism that makes Carl see the world differently than most people. Can George and Carl remain good friends - and perhaps even learn from each other?
    * DW Swims with the Fishes - D.W. and James enter the pre-school swim meet and recruit their big siblings to coach them. All goes swimmingly until Arthur and Molly start taking their jobs a little too seriously. Who's this race about, anyway?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Martha Speaks [#209H] Que Pasa, Martha/TD Is Talking Dog * Que Pasa, Martha - Senor Craig expects everyone to present an oral report in Spanish, and Alice is a nervous wreck! With the help of Martha and some Mexican alphabet soup, she aces her presentation, but did she actually deserve her grade? Vocabulary: (E) recite(d), memoriz(ed)(ation), bilingual, pronouc(e) (iation), articulate (I) speech, oral, aloud, voice, remember.
    * TD Is Talking Dog - Inspired by an old Tarzan-style movie, TD decides to learn animal languages and become an animal linguist. Under Martha's tutelage, he begins his lessons. Vocabulary: (E) enunciate, language, linguist, vocabulary, accent (I) tone, again, repeat, animal, phrase.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    WordGirl [#712H] Kid Math, Part 1/Kid Math, Part 2 * Kid Math, Part 1 - Turns out there's a new kid superhero in Fair City - Kid Math! From the planet Hexagon! And because his is from another planet, he is a little... well... clueless as to how to be a superhero on the planet Earth. He doesn't really understand the whole secret identity thing, and his crime fighting methods are a bit strange. Will Kid Math accidentally let Dr. Two-Brains get away with his plan to turn the entire city into cheese, or even worse, will he reveal WordGirl's real identity? Vocabulary Words: Calculate, Equal/Equation, Reproduce, Hint.
    Kid Math, Part 2 - Becky Botsford (aka WordGirl) is trying to teach Rex (aka Kid Math) what it really means to be a superhero, that it is about protecting the town's citizens, not just defeating villains. And Rex's re education isn't exactly going as planned. Can WordGirl get Kid Math into fighting shape in time to stop Dr. Two-Brains from zapping the entire city with his cheese ray, or will the city she loves become Dr. Two-Brains' next snack? Vocabulary Words: Calculate, Equal/Equation, Reproduce, Hint.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY7 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Doc Martin [#203Z] Blood Is Thicker Bert Large has been hiding a heartbreaking secret from his son Al, which threatens to jeopardize their close relationship. His reluctance to produce his son's birth certificate arouses Al's suspicions. Could it be that Bert is not his dad? Martin visits the Flint brothers at the remote country home they share with their father Victor and mother Doreen. Wallace and Paddy Flint have been suffering chronic stomach disorders, and a blood test confirms they have salmonella poisoning. But there's something else odd about this family. Meanwhile, PC Mark Mylow has had to deal with his domineering sister's arrival in Portwenn. She has decided to set up in business in Mark's flat above the police station as a herbalist offering alternative remedies. duration 46:54   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    DCI Banks [#116H] Undertow Banks and the team begin the painful job of finding out exactly who was responsible for co-worker's death, an incident that has affected all their lives. Following dogged police work, they locate and close in on a suspect, only to be thwarted when it's proven there's no way they are to blame. While Chief Superintendent Anderson puts pressure on Helen to rein in Banks and close the case, Banks becomes increasingly certain that this is all down to one man - crime boss Steve Richards. Banks' obsession with nailing Richards sends him over the edge. duration 1:29:29   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:32 pm
    Dalziel and Pascoe [#183Z] Fallen Angel: Part 1 At Wetherton Races, jockey Sammy Hogarth (Marc Pickering) crosses the line first on Silver Soda, and Dalziel wins his 3,000 accumulator and the office sweepstake. That is until Hogarth collapses and dies on the line having suffered massive hemorrhaging. duration 53:58   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    Dalziel and Pascoe [#184Z] Fallen Angel: Part 2 Dalziel is unhurt after rescuing the baby from the burning plane. The question is, has plane crash got anything to do with Sammy Hogarth's death? He did try to say something to Drummond just before he died. duration 54:30   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [#120] Shy Ballerina Dr Watson's hat is found at the scene of a murder, leading Lestrade to suspect him of having killed a diplomat lately returned from Saint Petersburg. A Russian ballet dancer and a composer are also suspects, but Holmes unmasks the real murderer. duration 25:59   TVG
  • 12:00 am
    The Kate [#206H] Rosanne Cash Rosanne Cash, one of the country's pre-eminent singer-songwriters, accompanied by her producer/husband, John Leventhal, graces The Kate stage and uses her lyrics as paints and her voice as the brush, to deliver a gorgeous sonic portrait, a deeply personal concert revealing the landscape of her career. duration 58:00   STEREO TVPG
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