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KQED World: Saturday, May 5, 2012

Comcast 190  •  Digital 9.3

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Saturday, May 5, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31220Z] Fewer people were hired in April, and more Americans are dropping out of the workforce. Washington Correspondent Sylvia Hall looks at what's happening to the U.S. recovery. Former White House economist Austan Goolsbee talks to Anchor Tom Hudson about today's jobs report. Warren Buffet is hosting Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting tomorrow. Why did the billionaire investor buy his hometown newspaper? Anchor Susie Gharib asks the CEO of the Omaha World-Herald. Pixable, the application that helps people keep track of photos, is a spawn of the "Facebook Economy." In the last part of our week-long series on FB, New York Correspondent Erika Miller visits Pixable's headquarters. With job numbers disappointing investors Russell Investments' Erik Ristuben shares his stock market outlook. He's this week's "Market Monitor" guest. Tomorrow's "Cinco de Mayo," New York Correspondent Suzanne Pratt has an update on rising premium tequila sales. When it comes to business, how's your endurance level? Author and Educator Lou Heckler talks about the importance of keeping up for the long-run in this week's "Lou's Been Thinking." duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 12:30 am
    BBC Newsnight [#17125] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10321H] April Jobs Report * Chinese Dissident To Come To The US * Osama Bin Laden: From 9/11 To Abbottabad * Shields & Brooks * What's Going On Now duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 2:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18095] (original broadcast date: 05/04/12)
    * Ian Bremmer, President of the Eurasia group on his book "Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World"
    * part 2 of Steve Coll on his book "Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power"
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 am
    BBC World News [#126] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:30 am
    Tavis Smiley [#2595Z] Tavis talks with British actor Damian Lewis, who reflects on portraying American history in Band of Brothers and weighs in on President Obama's comment on Lewis' latest star vehicle, Showtime's Peabody Award-winning drama series Homeland. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 am
    PBS NewsHour [#10321H] April Jobs Report * Chinese Dissident To Come To The US * Osama Bin Laden: From 9/11 To Abbottabad * Shields & Brooks * What's Going On Now duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 am
    Democracy Now! [#1200] duration 59:00   TVRE
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Global 3000 [#415] The Growing Greed for Ivory The global demand for ivory is threatening Kenyan elephants. Now steps are being taken to protect the animals in the Samburu National Park. A sewage plant in Nicaragua is providing clean water and protecting the climate and a German entrepreneur is helping farming to survive in and around Freiburg. The details:
    NICARAGUA - SAVING LAKE MANAGUA: For decades unfiltered sewage was allowed to flow into Lake Managua, causing serious pollution. Now a new sewage plant is filtering the water and dried sludge is being used instead of artificial fertilizers. That saves money and is good for the climate.
    SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR CHRISTIAN HISS - SUSTAINABLE FARMING IN GERMANY: Christian Hiss wants to save farms facing bankruptcy in Germany and create sustainable farming that is also economically viable. He founded a company in the Freiburg region in 2006. The aim is to enable financing for regional, environmentally friendly and sustainable farming.
    KENYA - THE GREED FOR IVORY: Elephant tusks are in huge demand on the black market. The price for ivory has doubled in the past two and a half years. Poachers are making big money and that encourages them to take risks. The Save the Elephants organization in Kenya's Samburu National Park protects the animals. Outside the reserve they are often hunted by poachers. Now park rangers are recruiting workers from surrounding villages who know how the poachers operate and are an effective way of putting a stop to their illegal activities.
    duration 26:10   STEREO
  • 6:30 am
    Focus On Europe [#3015] Belfast Shipbuilders Mourn The Sinking of the Titanic France: The Last Farm in Paris - Right in the middle of the upscale Montparnasse district of Paris is an old farmhouse in a state of increasing dilapidation. An initiative has been started to defend the site from profit-seeking speculators. Serbia: The Stony Path - Serbia has taken a giant step on the road to European Union accession. But if the country is ever to join the EU, it has to bring corruption under control. Ireland: The Sinking of the Titanic - For a long time, the Titanic was a taboo subject in Belfast, although the legendary ship was built there. 100 years later, the Titanic Museum aims to reconcile the Irish to the tragedy - and to attract tourists. Poland: Dispute over Atomic Power Plant - Poland wants to build its first nuclear power plant near the German border. Protest is coming not only from politicians in Germany, but also from people living near the sites under consideration for constructing the plant. duration 26:10   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 am
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly [#1536Z] DRONE ETHICS - In the wake of White House counterterrorism advisor John Brennan's speech this week on drone ethics and targeted killing, we talk to Yale Law School professor Stephen Carter, author of The Violence of Peace: America's Wars in the Age of Obama.
    KASHMIR WATER DISPUTE - In this territorial dispute between India and Pakistan in what may be the world's most militarized region, there are direct links between water availability, rising terrorism, and religious extremism among Hindus and Muslims.
    AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPIRITUALS - Generations of African slaves found a powerful way of singing through suffering in spirituals that were rooted in biblical stories and images. We listen to the students and teachers of the Morehouse College Glee Club sing spirituals and talk about the music that makes them "feel something deep down within."
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 am
    Moyers & Company [#117H] Between Two Worlds: Life on the Border No writer understands the border culture between Mexico and the United States more intimately than Luis Alberto Urrea, this week's guest. His own life is the stuff of great novels. Son of a Mexican father and Anglo mother, Urrea grew up first in Tijuana and then just across the border in San Diego. Over the years he has produced a series of acclaimed novels, including The Hummingbird's Story, The Devil's Highway, and his latest, Queen of America - each a rich and revealing account of the people of the borderlands that join and separate our two nations. Three of Urrea's books were among scores of others removed from classrooms earlier this year when the Tucson school district eliminated Mexican-American studies on the accusation it was "divisive." But there's no ban on ideas in Bill's studio, and Urrea talks with Bill Moyers about that episode as he unfolds the modern reality of life on the border. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 am
    Inside Washington [#2403] duration 26:46   TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Washington Week [#5145H] * A US-brokered deal to reunite a blind Chinese activist with his family after he voluntarily left the protection of the American embassy in Beijing has created a diplomatic dilemma. Activist Chen Guangcheng had been under house arrest for challenging China's one-child-per-family policy when he escaped last week and sought refuge at the US embassy. The incident has cast a cloud over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's high-profile visit to Beijing. Martha Raddatz of ABC News will have the latest on reports that Chen is now seeking asylum for himself and his family in the US after initially indicating he wanted to stay in China.
    * President Barack Obama marked the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death with a surprise visit to Afghanistan where he thanked the troops and pledged to "finish the job" and end the war. Mr. Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed an accord that addressed both the short- and long-term presence of US and NATO military troops and the financial and security needs of Afghanistan. Peter Baker of The New York Times will report on details of the secret trip by the President.
    * There are mixed signals on the labor front and the strength of the economic recovery this week. One report shows fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but another report reveals that last month US companies hired the fewest number of people in 7 months. So has the labor market recovery stalled? We will get some answers and analysis from David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal as the latest official jobs numbers are released Friday.
    * And Charles Babington of the Associated Press returns from the 2012 presidential campaign trail with reports on the "official" launch of President Obama's re-election campaign and Republican challenger Mitt Romney's evolving strategy to defeat the president.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:30 am
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2328H] May 4, 2012 NEWS PANEL
    CALIFORNIA TAX REVENUES FALL SHORT: Standard & Poor's warns that California's financial recovery could be threatened by lower than projected tax revenues and a court ruling that prevents the state controller from withholding lawmakers' pay if they don't pass a balanced budget by the June 15 deadline.
    MAY DAY DEMONSTRATIONS: Thousands of people flooded the streets of Oakland and San Francisco for what organizers billed as a May Day General Strike. Issues of protest included immigration, labor rights, and the Occupy movement's message of income inequality. Incidences of violence dominated the headlines, while the Oakland police toned down their response amid criticism and a court investigation into their previous tactics.
    MAMMOGRAM STUDIES: Two new studies in the Annals of Internal Medicine recommend starting mammogram screenings for women in their 40s only if they have high risk factors, such as dense breast tissue or a close relative with breast cancer before the age of 50.
    Guests: Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group; David Bacon, New America Media; and Lisa Aliferis, KQED's "State of Health"
    CLIMATE WATCH CONVERSATION:
    MARGARET DAVIDSON, COASTAL SERVICES DIRECTOR OF NOAA
    Threats posed by rising sea levels and extreme weather patterns are changing the way California's coastal communities plan for the future. Senior Climate Watch editor Craig Miller talks with National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's Margaret Davidson about the impact of climate change on Bay Area shoreline, most visibly along San Francisco's Ocean Beach.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:00 am
    BBC Newsnight [#17125] duration 28:03   STEREO TVRE
  • 10:30 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2108H] WOMEN: OBAMA OR ROMNEY?: As President Obama reminds women about his commitment in a new online graphic, Romney tells women the President's policies are hostile towards them.
    "RADICAL" NUNS?: The Vatican releases a letter scolding American nuns for themes of radical feminism.
    NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNERS 2011: Women's rights advocates and Nobel Peace Prize recipients reflect on their work and stress the need for women globally to speak up against inequality.
    Panelists: Former US Treasurer Bay Buchanan; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; NOW Action Vice President Erin Matson.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:00 am
    McLaughlin Group [#3019] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 11:30 am
    John McLaughlin's One on One [#2749] duration 27:30   TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Moyers & Company [#117H] Between Two Worlds: Life on the Border No writer understands the border culture between Mexico and the United States more intimately than Luis Alberto Urrea, this week's guest. His own life is the stuff of great novels. Son of a Mexican father and Anglo mother, Urrea grew up first in Tijuana and then just across the border in San Diego. Over the years he has produced a series of acclaimed novels, including The Hummingbird's Story, The Devil's Highway, and his latest, Queen of America - each a rich and revealing account of the people of the borderlands that join and separate our two nations. Three of Urrea's books were among scores of others removed from classrooms earlier this year when the Tucson school district eliminated Mexican-American studies on the accusation it was "divisive." But there's no ban on ideas in Bill's studio, and Urrea talks with Bill Moyers about that episode as he unfolds the modern reality of life on the border. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Natural Heroes [#509] Living Lightly A magical glimpse into a world where one 21st century family lives with the land in its seasons. In a corner of New Brunswick, Canada, the craft of scything is practiced as meditation in action. This poetic film is a study in how we might heal our relationship with planet Earth. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:30 pm
    QUEST [#602H] Pump It Up: Heart Health Special Report Investigate the number one cause of death in America, heart disease, which kills close to 600,000 people each year - more than die from cancer, car accidents or AIDS. Meet a teenager trying to lower her risk; a heart attack patient and the team that saved her life, and a researcher working to one day rebuild a damaged heart from the inside out. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Miller Center Forums [#1305] Josiah ("Si") Bunting III - Classical Lessons of Leadership: The Case for National Public Service Josiah ("Si") Bunting III is president of The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. He is a 1963 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and studied military history at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and at Columbia University as a John Burgess Fellow. Following active duty in the army, where he attained the rank of Major while serving in Vietnam, he taught history at West Point. Bunting's talk will focus on the importance of public service. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1222H] Bhutto As the first Muslim woman to lead an Islamic nation, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto evolved from a pampered princess to a polarizing politician in one of the most dangerous countries on Earth. Accused of rampant corruption, imprisoned, then exiled abroad, Bhutto was called back to Pakistan in 2007 as her country's best hope for democracy. Struck down by assassins, her untimely death sent shock waves throughout the world. duration 1:54:45   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 pm
    Secrets of the Dead [#904H] Japanese Supersub Spring, 1946. Ten months after the end of World War II, an explosion rocked the Pacific off the coast of Hawaii. America had just destroyed one of Japan's most advanced weapons systems. But this was no belated attack against the defeated Japanese. Rather, it was an attempt to keep an advanced, top-secret submarine out of the hands of the Russians. What was this sub and where had it come from? This program investigates, revealing the startling story of Japan's successful creation of a technological masterpiece-an aircraft carrier submarine that could blow up the Panama Canal, reach the US main land undetected, and unleash panic-inducing air attacks on American civilians. How close did Japan's secret sub come to attacking America? And how did America's own top-secret super-weapon put an end to the Japanese threat? duration 54:47   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    McLaughlin Group [#3019] duration 27:30   TVRE
  • 6:30 pm
    Washington Week [#5145H] * A US-brokered deal to reunite a blind Chinese activist with his family after he voluntarily left the protection of the American embassy in Beijing has created a diplomatic dilemma. Activist Chen Guangcheng had been under house arrest for challenging China's one-child-per-family policy when he escaped last week and sought refuge at the US embassy. The incident has cast a cloud over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's high-profile visit to Beijing. Martha Raddatz of ABC News will have the latest on reports that Chen is now seeking asylum for himself and his family in the US after initially indicating he wanted to stay in China.
    * President Barack Obama marked the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death with a surprise visit to Afghanistan where he thanked the troops and pledged to "finish the job" and end the war. Mr. Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed an accord that addressed both the short- and long-term presence of US and NATO military troops and the financial and security needs of Afghanistan. Peter Baker of The New York Times will report on details of the secret trip by the President.
    * There are mixed signals on the labor front and the strength of the economic recovery this week. One report shows fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but another report reveals that last month US companies hired the fewest number of people in 7 months. So has the labor market recovery stalled? We will get some answers and analysis from David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal as the latest official jobs numbers are released Friday.
    * And Charles Babington of the Associated Press returns from the 2012 presidential campaign trail with reports on the "official" launch of President Obama's re-election campaign and Republican challenger Mitt Romney's evolving strategy to defeat the president.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:00 pm
    THIS WEEK in Northern California [#2328H] May 4, 2012 NEWS PANEL
    CALIFORNIA TAX REVENUES FALL SHORT: Standard & Poor's warns that California's financial recovery could be threatened by lower than projected tax revenues and a court ruling that prevents the state controller from withholding lawmakers' pay if they don't pass a balanced budget by the June 15 deadline.
    MAY DAY DEMONSTRATIONS: Thousands of people flooded the streets of Oakland and San Francisco for what organizers billed as a May Day General Strike. Issues of protest included immigration, labor rights, and the Occupy movement's message of income inequality. Incidences of violence dominated the headlines, while the Oakland police toned down their response amid criticism and a court investigation into their previous tactics.
    MAMMOGRAM STUDIES: Two new studies in the Annals of Internal Medicine recommend starting mammogram screenings for women in their 40s only if they have high risk factors, such as dense breast tissue or a close relative with breast cancer before the age of 50.
    Guests: Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group; David Bacon, New America Media; and Lisa Aliferis, KQED's "State of Health"
    CLIMATE WATCH CONVERSATION:
    MARGARET DAVIDSON, COASTAL SERVICES DIRECTOR OF NOAA
    Threats posed by rising sea levels and extreme weather patterns are changing the way California's coastal communities plan for the future. Senior Climate Watch editor Craig Miller talks with National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's Margaret Davidson about the impact of climate change on Bay Area shoreline, most visibly along San Francisco's Ocean Beach.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 pm
    QUEST [#602H] Pump It Up: Heart Health Special Report Investigate the number one cause of death in America, heart disease, which kills close to 600,000 people each year - more than die from cancer, car accidents or AIDS. Meet a teenager trying to lower her risk; a heart attack patient and the team that saved her life, and a researcher working to one day rebuild a damaged heart from the inside out. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Globe Trekker [#1105] Globe Trekker Food Hour: Israel & The Palestinian Territories Angela May discovers the diverse and rich food traditions of Israel, with visits to Jaffa, Jerusalem, the coastal city of Acca and the hills of Judea. In the second half of this special, chef Bobby Chinn investigates whether or not there is an authentic Palestinian cuisine as he explores Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem and Ramallah. duration 55:22   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nature [#2702#] Born Wild: The First Days of Life The most important moment of an animal's life is its birth. It emerges from dark safety to find anxious parents clucking or mewing. The first hours are some of the most dangerous. The strongest emotions animals feel are between parent and child. This film follows the birth and first day, from marmoset to moose, to elephant and gorilla. It is a film of miniature drama and huge spectacle, and comes to some surprising conclusions about ourselves. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Nova [#3806H] Smartest Machine On Earth What's so special about human intelligence and will scientists ever build a computer that rivals the flexibility and power of a human brain? Nova takes viewers inside an IBM lab where a crack team has been working for nearly three years to perfect a machine that can answer any question. The scientists hope their machine will be able to beat expert contestants in one of the USA's most challenging TV quiz shows -- Jeopardy, which has entertained viewers for over four decades. This program presents the exclusive inside story of how the IBM team developed the world's smartest computer from scratch. Now they're racing to finish it for a special Jeopardy airdate in February 2011. They've built an exact replica of the studio at its research lab near New York and invited past champions to compete against the machine, a big black box code - named Watson after IBM's founder, Thomas J. Watson. But will Watson be able to beat out its human competition? duration 54:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    America Revealed [#104H] Made in the U.S.A. This episode examines how American industry creates, whether it's a simple cardboard box, a sleek new car, a jumbo jet or a tiny silicon chip, and how supply and demand, manufacturing and assembly are interconnected. duration 53:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Globe Trekker [#1101] Mid-Atlantic States Brianna Barnes begins her travels in New Jersey with a visit to Atlantic City and Wildwoods on a 1950s themed weekend. Next it's on to Delaware, with stops in Lewes and Annapolis, followed by crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay. Brianna journeys through the Brandywine Valley, which stretches through Delaware and Pennsylvania, on her way to Philadelphia for a taste of the famous cheesesteaks and a look at the Art Museum. She continues west through Amish country, takes in the new Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville and checks out the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Brianna makes her way to Virginia, where she encounters a replica of Stonehenge made entirely from Styrofoam and concludes her trip at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. duration 55:01   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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