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KQED Plus: Thursday, March 8, 2018

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

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Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • 12:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1617H] Tough Boats: The Arctic 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. duration 56:07   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:00 am
    Midsomer Conversation with John Nettles As Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby in the popular, long-running British series Midsomer Murders, John Nettles has been charming public television audiences for years. In this special, Nettles reflects upon his 13 seasons of "living" in Midsomer county, revealing what it was like to work with guest stars such as Orlando Bloom, his favorite methods of murder depicted on the series, and more. duration 56:29   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    An Evening with Lucia Micarelli Be dazzled by the violin virtuoso in a concert ranging from classical to jazz to traditional fiddle music and Americana, all bound together by Micarelli's trademark emotional vulnerability and technical wizardry. duration 1:26:51   SRND51 TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Great Performances [#3910B] Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live! Inspired by their sensational duet in Great Performances' "Tony Bennett Duets II" episode, the greatest living interpreter of the American songbook has recorded a new album with America's reigning pop diva of today. Teaming up for a concert from the stage of Rose Theater at New York City's Time Warner Center, the duo performs swinging selections from their latest collaboration. duration 1:26:29   SRND51
  • 5:00 am
    Alicia Keys - Landmarks Live In Concert: A Great Performances Special Enjoy the debut of a pop music series. Grammy-winner Alicia Keys performs in notable locations all around New York, including the world-famous Circle Line, the Unisphere and Harlem's Apollo. Hosted by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. duration 54:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Amanpour On PBS [#163] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 6:30 am
    Power Yoga: Mind and Body [#219] duration 26:53   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1604H] Somatosensory and Lymphatic Systems Mary Ann uses a large ball to stimulate the sensory and lymphatic systems, accompanied by jazzy, New Orleans style music. Gretchen's new cross and open pattern for a brain. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Classical Stretch: By Essentrics [#1205H] Back Pain Relief This beginner's workout is perfect for relieving back pain. Join Miranda Esmonde-White for a standing and barre workout that loosens and liberates your entire back, leaving your pain free. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup [#206H] The Vegan BBQ Step up and fire up the grill! BBQing is our passion on Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup and we'll show you four fantastic flavor-packed recipes to keep you grilling all summer long and beyond! Toni Fiore starts the sizzle with juicy Portobello Steak Burger with Citrus Slaw. In a flash Miyoko Schinner brings it back with outrageous yet simple BBQ frozen tofu and a surprise grilled dessert. Terry Romero brushes Seitan Kebabs with fresh and zesty homemade Chimichurri pesto. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#1109H] A Place of Deeply Rooted Innovation If you could define the singular challenge facing Yucatecan chefs, it's about honoring the past while pushing forward. Perhaps no one is more emblematic of the effort than Pedro Evia, co-owner of Ku'uk, a molecular fine dining palace housed in a restored Merida mansion. Rick and Pedro start their day talking tradition over tacos at Wayan'e, a busy family-run taco stand in Merida. Then, Pedro invites Rick to his home, where Pedro and his mother make traditional sopa de lentejas. At Ku'uk, Pedro shows us his ultra-modern take on the same dish. In the kitchen of Topolobampo in Chicago, Rick makes recado negro to complement cured duck. At home, he makes tacos with eggs and burnt habanero salsa, avocado and red onion - the perfect chef's late-night snack. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Samantha Brown's Places to Love [#108H] Big Sur and Monterey, California From Monterey to Big Sur, Samantha travels through the central coast of California. Along her journey, Samantha learns about underwater sea life at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, visits the "Artichoke Center of the World," dines at a Mexican restaurant serving up sustainable seafood and local organic produce, and enjoys wine tasting at a boutique vineyard. In Carmel, Samantha learns about the importance of bees from a 14-year old entrepreneur who supplies honey to multiple prominent restaurants. Taking a tour on an electric bike, Samantha rides along historic California State Route 1 high atop the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, where she visits Nepenthe Restaurant, plays ping-pong with the locals, and takes in the breathtaking views. duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Travels with Darley [#401H] West Virginia Adventures Experience the best of the Mountain State with locals as the guides, including top outdoor adventures and history. Take a scenic train ride in a rare steam locomotive, walk through history at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, go fly-fishing and off-roading and enjoy extreme whitewater rafting during Gauley Season on "Travels with Darley: West Virginia Adventures." duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Survival Guide for Pain-Free Living with Peggy Cappy Learn how easy-to-do stretches and other yoga moves can help relieve pain. Peggy Cappy joins yoga and neuromuscular therapist Lee Albert to offer effective strategies for alleviating symptoms and moving towards a pain-free life. duration 57:42   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Midsomer Conversation with John Nettles As Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby in the popular, long-running British series Midsomer Murders, John Nettles has been charming public television audiences for years. In this special, Nettles reflects upon his 13 seasons of "living" in Midsomer county, revealing what it was like to work with guest stars such as Orlando Bloom, his favorite methods of murder depicted on the series, and more. duration 56:29   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Crimson Field [#103H] Episode 3 The hospital readies for a convoy of new patients. With resources stretched, Sister Joan sees a chance for the volunteers' skills to be put to good use, but Sister Margaret doesn't think they're ready to take on new responsibilities. duration 56:11   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 1:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#804H] Pompei's Grotto, Lillie Mae's House of Soul Food, SPQR * Our first restaurant, Pompei's Grotto, is a family owned spot on Fisherman's Wharf's that's been serving up fresh seafood since 1946.
    * Next, Lillie Mae's House of Soul Food in Santa Clara makes homemade Southern comfort staples that satisfy heart and soul.
    *Finally, combining a bustling San Francisco vibe with an intimate and cozy setting, SPQR delivers authentic, modern Italian cuisine and original Italian wine from small producers.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#204H] Dinner Time Sizzle Joanne toasts up a tasty starter of Grilled Bread with Tomatoes and Prosciutto di Parma and then shows her student Sarina, how a splash of sherry gives shrimp some sizzle! Together they roast red peppers to perfection for a delicious basmati rice dish with green peas. Recipes: Grilled Bread with Tomatoes and Prosciutto di Parma, Sizzling Shrimp with Pimenton and Sherry, Basmati Rice with Roasted Red Peppers and Green Peas. Student: Sarina Crivello. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#113] Jean-Georges Vongerichten Jean-Georges Vongerichten creates a three-course Thai meal of crab spring rolls, Thai marinated beef with rice noodles, and marinated fruit with white peppercorn ice cream and candied rose petals. His style of cooking uses very little fat. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1712H] Pantry Pastas Host Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets for making perfect pasta e ceci. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Julia Collin Davison to a tasting of parmesan. Then, science expert Dan Souza reveals the science behind parmesan's signature flavor. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Bridget how to make the ultimate penne arrabbiata. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Makers [#201] Women In Comedy Track the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the "dangerous" comedy of 70s sitcoms like "Maude" to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom to today's multifaceted landscape. Today, movies like Bridesmaids break box office records and the women of "Saturday Night Live" are often more famous than their male counterparts. Contemporary comics, including Chelsea Handler, Mo'Nique, Sarah Silverman, Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch and Kathy Griffin, talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#112H] Amber Waves of Grain P. Allen Smith visits with a neighboring wheat farmer and talks about what it takes to grow hundreds of acres of grain. Allen also visits the rice capital of the world in Stuttgart, Arkansas during one of its busiest times of the year. Allen also shows us how to put grains to use in the kitchen with a couple of his favorite recipes. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 pm
    Quilting Arts [#2012H] Transformations with Paint Transform the simple surface with paint. Fiber artist Sherry Kleinman brushes vibrant hues onto simple canvas and stitches it into an artistic wall hanging. World traveler and quilter Sarah Ann Smith uses paints and thermofax screens to enhance her fused and collaged art quilts. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Odd Squad [#224H] Two Agents and a Baby/Ocean and the Fly Two Agents and a Baby - Olympia and Otis are forced to babysit Baby Genius. Curriculum: solving for an unknown number, early multiplication, early division. Ocean and the Fly - Oona tells the story of when she switched bodies with a fly. Curriculum: measuring length and circumference. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Arthur [#1704] Opposties Distract/Just The Ticket duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Arthur [#1705H] All Thumbs/Kidonia * All Thumbs - When Arthur catches Buster sucking his thumb, Buster worries that Arthur will tell the entire school. Can Arthur stay mum? Or is this secret just too juicy not to share?
    * Kidonia - Tired of doing chores, Arthur and the gang decide to invent their own country: Kidonia. But when there are no rules, no laws, and no chores, someone's bound to ruffle a few feathers. Will this kid-ruled utopia flourish or descend into anarchy?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Ready Jet Go! [#136H] Sean's Neptune Tune/Earthday Birthday Sean's nervousness about flying out to visit the remote Neptune is soothed by Jet's suggestion - an improvised, fun "Neptune tune." It works as our kids, Sunspot, and Celery fly to the faraway eighth planet! / When the kids discover that they've missed all 63 of Jet's Bortronian birthdays, they decide to celebrate the one-year anniversary of him landing on Earth instead... with an "Earthday birthday" surprise party! duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 pm
    Nature [#3501] Naledi: One Little Elephant Born inside a sanctuary in the wilderness of Botswana, Naledi the baby elephant loses her mother and faces the world alone. It is now up to a devoted team of caretakers and researchers to urge Naledi to survive and help find her place in the herd. duration 1:22:39   SRND51 TVPG
  • 8:30 pm
    Brain Secrets with Dr. Michael Merzenich Join host Maria Shriver to discover how to improve and maintain cognitive fitness and deal with aging. Dr. Merzenich, a neuroscience pioneer, reveals new information about the brain and shows us how to rejuvenate and reshape our brains. duration 1:56:30   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 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
  • 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
    Samantha Brown's Places to Love [#108H] Big Sur and Monterey, California From Monterey to Big Sur, Samantha travels through the central coast of California. Along her journey, Samantha learns about underwater sea life at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, visits the "Artichoke Center of the World," dines at a Mexican restaurant serving up sustainable seafood and local organic produce, and enjoys wine tasting at a boutique vineyard. In Carmel, Samantha learns about the importance of bees from a 14-year old entrepreneur who supplies honey to multiple prominent restaurants. Taking a tour on an electric bike, Samantha rides along historic California State Route 1 high atop the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, where she visits Nepenthe Restaurant, plays ping-pong with the locals, and takes in the breathtaking views. duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
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