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May 15, 2012
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1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "A Tale About Tails/Sticky Situation"  A Tale About Tails - Nick and Sally are playing "Tape the Tail on the Donkey" when they wish they had tails of their own! Well it just so happens that the Cat knows a lot about tails! He brings them to the Jungle of Wagga-Tag-Tail where they meet a number of animals with very different tails. When Nick and Sally get to test out all of these tails for themselves, they learn that different tails can do different things! Sticky Situation - Sally and Nick are playing the drums on overturned buckets when Nick breaks his drumstick! Luckily, the Cat knows someone who is a stick expert, his friend Betty Beaver! She finds Nick the perfect drumstick, but when her dam springs a leak, Nick, Sally and the Cat help her fix it, using Nick's new stick. He doesn't have a stick anymore, but Nick learns an even better way to drum: using a home-made beaver tail!. D
1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Zig-Zagged"  Chris and Martin get caught in the middle of a Zebra stampede, and when the dust clears, a lone baby Zebra is left behind. The Wild Kratts must find the young zebra's herd and return him to his mom. Along the way, they learn the secrets of patterns in the creature world and how the zebra's stripes are critical to a special defense called "confusion camouflage. D
2:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Butterflies"  Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guest scientists will answer students' questions about butterflies. Cartan-Hansen will be joined by Steve Burns, Director of Zoo Boise, and Dr. Paul Castrovillo, an entomologist and Insect Curator at the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History at the College of Idaho.G
2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Five-time Grammy nominee, David Benoit and host Scott Houston discuss composing original songs using "Kei's Song" as an example. Scott shares a tip on blues chord variation. Karl Propst provides insights on playing Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire. D
3:00 pm 
Game Changers   The program tells of a pilot program in to identify high-ability people in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math), fund their training at four universities and create new teacher-preparation programs that focus on the skills and knowledge needed in the Information Age. Follow the individuals who received a $30,000 stipend, completed the newly created master's degree program, then worked in Indiana's high-need rural and urban schools.G
4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Deadliest Tornadoes"  NOVA examines tornado science in the wake of April 2011's outbreak of deadly winds that leave a trail of destruction and kill more than 360 people. While meeting with victims and scientists, the program looks at possible improvements in tornado prediction and ways to better protect people and communities.G
6:00 pm 
NOVA  "Hunt for the Supertwister"  A NOVA camera team chases storms across the Midwest to capture hair-raising footage of destructive twisters in action. The show focuses on the multi-pronged efforts of two University of Oklahoma scientists to improve the forecasting of twisters - one that uses supercomputers to model virtual tornadoes, another that sends out storm-chasers to gather live data from real storms.G
7:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Games Machines Play"  Alan Alda attends contests between machines and humans, mostly students who build them. He watches robots play soccer; visits a human-powered submarine contest; and observes small machines that must prove their efficiency at lowering a beam.G
8:00 pm 
Game Changers   The program tells of a pilot program in to identify high-ability people in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math), fund their training at four universities and create new teacher-preparation programs that focus on the skills and knowledge needed in the Information Age. Follow the individuals who received a $30,000 stipend, completed the newly created master's degree program, then worked in Indiana's high-need rural and urban schools.G
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Deadliest Tornadoes"  NOVA examines tornado science in the wake of April 2011's outbreak of deadly winds that leave a trail of destruction and kill more than 360 people. While meeting with victims and scientists, the program looks at possible improvements in tornado prediction and ways to better protect people and communities.G
10:00 pm 
NOVA  "Hunt for the Supertwister"  A NOVA camera team chases storms across the Midwest to capture hair-raising footage of destructive twisters in action. The show focuses on the multi-pronged efforts of two University of Oklahoma scientists to improve the forecasting of twisters - one that uses supercomputers to model virtual tornadoes, another that sends out storm-chasers to gather live data from real storms.G
11:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Games Machines Play"  Alan Alda attends contests between machines and humans, mostly students who build them. He watches robots play soccer; visits a human-powered submarine contest; and observes small machines that must prove their efficiency at lowering a beam.G
1:00 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Kepler to Einstein"  From Kepler's laws and the theory of tides, to Einstein's general theory of relativity, into black holes, and beyond. D
1:30 pm 
Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The  "Harmony of the Spheres"  A last lingering look back at mechanics to see new connections between old discoveries. D
2:00 pm 
Human Condition  "Web of Addiction"  This program depicts drug addiction as an epidemic, affecting not only the health and well-being of users and their families, but also the society at large and studies the behavioral features commonly found in those addicted to drugs, and effective treatment strategies for conquering addiction.G
2:30 pm 
Human Condition  "Feels So Good (Hurts So Bad)"  The program looks at how the use of alcohol and tobacco relates to disease, disability, and death and identifies key treatments for those addicted to alcohol and tobacco, and offers behavioral strategies to help users avoid relapsing.G
3:00 pm 
Saddle Club  "Seeing Is Believing"  A mystery pony appears at Pine Hollow and follows Carole everywhere, a relationship that saves her life.G
3:30 pm 
Biz Kid$  "Saving and Investing for Your Future"  You'll learn along with the Biz Kids about the powerful potential of starting a savings plan early in life. You'll also discover various savings and investing options available to young people. As always, you'll meet individuals who are successful at saving and at their businesses. D
4:00 pm 
The Electric Company  "Bananas"  Annie's Uncle Sigmund needs The Electric Company's help to talk to an old friend who has come back to visit the neighborhood. D
4:30 pm 
Cyberchase  "Face-Off"  Fluff wants to wear his dad's lucky hockey skates in the prestigious Penguia Cup competition, but his teammates want everyone to wear cool skates they saw advertised on TV.G
5:00 pm 
Caprial and John's Kitchen: Cooking for Family and Friends  "Pumpkin Patch Dinner"  The Pences visit a pumpkin patch to harvest their favorites for pumpkin curry soup and pumpkin cookies served with hot apple pie drinks.G
5:30 pm 
Christina Cooks  "Women and Their Health"  From chauffeur to cook to nurse to lover, women are the cornerstones of most households. So it's important that they stay strong and healthy. In this informative show, Christina and her guest discuss the best food and lifestyle choices for remaining the beautiful nurturers of the world. D
6:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Burt Wolf's Family Vacation"  NULL
6:30 pm 
OpenRoad  "Hawaii Volcanoes and Midway"  Hawaiian Heat- After a lava gathering expedition on the long-active Kilauea volcano, Doug ventures out to the distant island of Midway in search of wildlife and World War II history. Best of the West - Top 10 Hawaiian beaches. Legend of the West - Keith Fraser, the Lord of the Sea. D
7:00 pm 
The Victory Garden  "Wet: Learn About Water, In All Its Forms, In Your garden"  Host Jamie Durie explores xeriscaping at the Water Conservation Garden near San Diego, California. In Philadelphia Paul Epsom learns about water features for gardens.G
7:30 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Simple Sash"  Restoring the windows in an old mill is a challenging bit of joinery made simple by the guide stick system. D
8:00 pm 
Woodsmith Shop  "Shop Storage Cart"  This roll-around shop cart may become your favorite shop tool. The Woodsmith editors show you how to build this versatile cart. This handy project is a tool storage center, an adjustable stock support system, and a workstation all in one compact design. D
8:30 pm 
Growing Bolder  "Still Having Fun"  Orleans: They're Still Having Fun - Think you know music? Who sang "Still the One," "Dance With Me" and "Love Takes Time?" Orleans was the band, but who was the singer? Leave it to Growing Bolder to introduce you to one of the most recognized voices but least-known names in music. In for the Long Haul - Siphiwe Baleka is a one-of-a-kind Yale graduating, globetrotting, God-fearing, truck-driving, fast-swimming family man. And he's got a new mission -- to help long-haul truckers everywhere improve their health, fitness and quality of life. D
9:00 pm 
Scheewe Art Workshop  "Simply Elegant"  Beautiful Hanji Paper is the perfect material and backdrop to create elegant roses. The beauty of this subject is easily achieved with either watercolor and or diluted acrylics. The choice is yours. D
9:30 pm 
Best of the Joy of Painting  "In The Midst of Winter"  It's a cold, cold day but Bob Ross offers a warm barn as refuge from the snowy blanket covering your world. D
10:00 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Fine Finishes"  Cheesecake With Apricot-Blueberry Sauce; Flan A La Vanille With Caramel-Cognac Sauce; Chocolate Mousse; Bread And Butter Pudding. D
10:30 pm 
Gourmet's Adventures with Ruth  "Jon Rowley's Seattle"  NULL
11:00 pm 
Arts In Every Classroom: A Workshop for Elementary School Teachers, The  "Workshop 1. What Is Art?"  The Learner Teams and students explore the nature of theatre, music, dance, and visual art as they consider their own definitions for each art form. They watch an excerpt from Quidam, a surrealistic performance piece that combines the four art forms in unusual ways, and begin to explore connections between fantasy and reality. D
1:00 pm 
Made In India   This documentary examines the human experiences behind the phenomena of "outsourcing" surrogate mothers to India. The film shows the journey of an infertile American couple, an Indian surrogate and the reproductive outsourcing business that brings them together. Weaving together these personal stories within the context of a growing international industry, MADE IN INDIA explores a complicated clash of families in crisis, reproductive technology and choice from a global perspective. D
2:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
3:00 pm 
3:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
4:00 pm 
POV  "In The Matter of Cha Jung Hee"  An eight-year-old Korean adoptee comes to the United States in 1966 with a passport for Cha Jung Hee. She knows she is someone else but told to keep her identity a secret, soon forgets her past. This film follows the woman to her native Korea to search for answers to her original identity, why it is switched and who the real Cha Jung Hee is.G
5:00 pm 
Purdy   PURDY is an intimate portrait of five offender mothers and their infants. The documentary explores the struggles of raising a child in an institution, the challenges that the women face as they prepare to re-enter the community, and the joy that these women experience as the bond develops between their infants and them. One out of seventeen women that enter prison in this country, do so while pregnant. D
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Eating Local"  Most of our food travels about 1,500 miles before it ever reaches our kitchen tables. But there are a growing number of food producers and consumers who prefer to eat locally grown food; they say it's healthier and tastier. Today, more than 50 farmers markets operate throughout the state, allowing farmers and consumers to meet and learn from each other. It's a trend that harkens back to a simpler time, when communities supported local farmers and people knew where their food came from. Outdoor Idaho explores the growing fascination with eating local.G
6:30 pm 
Dialogue  "STEM Roadmap"  This week on Dialogue, host Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with two STEM Summit leaders, Kathleen Bergin, National Science Foundation Program Director from the division of Math and Science Partnership and Marilyn Whitney, Communication and Legislative Affairs Chief from the Idaho State Board of Education. Cartan-Hansen and her guests will talk about how they see Idaho's classrooms changing, how to make math and science more appealing to students and how to support teachers.G
7:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL
8:00 pm 
8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
9:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Purdy   PURDY is an intimate portrait of five offender mothers and their infants. The documentary explores the struggles of raising a child in an institution, the challenges that the women face as they prepare to re-enter the community, and the joy that these women experience as the bond develops between their infants and them. One out of seventeen women that enter prison in this country, do so while pregnant. D
11:00 pm 
Made In India   This documentary examines the human experiences behind the phenomena of "outsourcing" surrogate mothers to India. The film shows the journey of an infertile American couple, an Indian surrogate and the reproductive outsourcing business that brings them together. Weaving together these personal stories within the context of a growing international industry, MADE IN INDIA explores a complicated clash of families in crisis, reproductive technology and choice from a global perspective. D
1:00 pm 
Arthur  "Arthur's Dummy Disaster/Francine and the Feline"  When painfully shy George brings a ventriloquist's dummy to school, a popular kid is born! Suddenly, everybody wants to hang with George and his witty wooden pal, Wally. George and Wally remain inseparable. The gang eventually gets pretty tired of talking to a dummy. D
1:30 pm 
WordGirl  "Where Have All The Villains Gone?/Captain Tangent Returns"  WHERE HAVE ALL THE VILLAINS GONE? - Ms. Question comes up with a brilliant plan to get rid of WordGirl: eliminate all of the city's villains so WordGirl is no longer needed. Will Ms. Question be able to keep WordGirl away? Or will a villian-less city need her after all. Vocabulary Words: Eliminate, Entire. D
2:00 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Elephant in the Room"  The brothers come across a lone baby elephant and bring him back to the Tortuga HQ for safety until they can find his mom. But they learn how mischievous baby elephants can be and get more than they bargained for when it almost destroys the Tortuga! As they rush to get the baby elephant home, the WildKratts team realizes that animals have different structures that serve various functions in growth and survival. And an elephant's trunk is like the multipurpose tool of "creature features" with hundreds of uses, including: showering, blasting water, grabbing, lifting, communicating, "hearing", pushing and pulling. D
2:30 pm 
The Electric Company  "One Bad Apple"  PJ has to write a story for his creative writing class, but his assignment has given him a bad case of writer's block. Can Lisa help him write a Western that takes place in a refrigerator?. D
3:00 pm 
Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman  "Go Belugas Go!"  FETCH! competes with Go Get It!, the rival cat game show, in a synchronized swimming match, so he sends Marco, Shreya, and Rubye to learn about synchronized swimming, and he sends Marc to Mystic Aquarium to learn how beluga whales are adapted for the water. D
3:30 pm 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Doggie Detectives/Camping It Up"  Doggie Detectives - Clifford's Big Idea: Work Together Equipment is disappearing from the local playground and it's up to K.C., inspired by the Detective Mike books he likes so much, to figure out what happened. He enlists the help of Clifford and the gang to form the " Doggy Detectives" to solve the mystery and the whole gang soon discovers the joy of discovery available in reading a good book! Camping It Up - Clifford's Big Idea: Work Together Because she thinks camping is going to be boring, Jetta tries to bring all the comforts of home into the woods. D
4:00 pm 
Arthur  "Arthur's Dummy Disaster/Francine and the Feline"  When painfully shy George brings a ventriloquist's dummy to school, a popular kid is born! Suddenly, everybody wants to hang with George and his witty wooden pal, Wally. George and Wally remain inseparable. The gang eventually gets pretty tired of talking to a dummy. D
4:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Cora! Cora! Cora!/Cora Encore!"  Cora! Cora! Cora! - Helen's family friend Kit Luntanne (Jennifer Westfeldt) is upset. She's had to leave her lovable dog, Cora, at home while she travels with her acting troupe. Backstage at the theater, Martha meets Ham Johnson (Jon Hamm), an actor who admires Kit and wants to impress her. D
5:00 pm 
Curious George  "A Bridge to Farm/Monkey Fever"  When George sees six stranded chicks on an island in a pond, it's monkey to the rescue!G
5:30 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "A Tale About Tails/Sticky Situation"  A Tale About Tails - Nick and Sally are playing "Tape the Tail on the Donkey" when they wish they had tails of their own! Well it just so happens that the Cat knows a lot about tails! He brings them to the Jungle of Wagga-Tag-Tail where they meet a number of animals with very different tails. When Nick and Sally get to test out all of these tails for themselves, they learn that different tails can do different things! Sticky Situation - Sally and Nick are playing the drums on overturned buckets when Nick breaks his drumstick! Luckily, the Cat knows someone who is a stick expert, his friend Betty Beaver! She finds Nick the perfect drumstick, but when her dam springs a leak, Nick, Sally and the Cat help her fix it, using Nick's new stick. He doesn't have a stick anymore, but Nick learns an even better way to drum: using a home-made beaver tail!. D
6:00 pm 
Super Why!  "Snow White"  The super fun Storybrook Carnival is in town, and Princess Pea is enjoying lots of yummy treats until she gets a terrible tummy ache! When Goldilocks offers her some popcorn, Princess Pea knows she should refuse, but she really wants to eat just a little. The Super Readers fly into the story of Snow White as the wicked queen tempts the fairytale princess with that infamous apple. Will the Super Readers be able to stop Snow White from taking the bait before Snow White ends up with something much worse than a stomachache? Educational Objectives: To learn about thinking for yourself. D
6:30 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Fast Friends/T. Rex Teeth"  Fast Friends - Buddy, Tiny, and Mom ride the Dinosaur Train to meet Oren and Ollie Ornithomimus, some of the fastest dinosaurs ever! Our kids love meeting the fast-moving and fast-talking twins. T. rex Teeth - When Buddy loses a tooth, Mom takes him to Rexville to ask his Tyrannosaurus friends all about T. rex teeth. They explain that he'll grow new teeth to replace the old ones. D
7:00 pm 
Sesame Street  "Cowmonster Pair"  Elmo and Telly are at Hooper's store when Little Bo Peep comes looking for her cow. Elmo and Telly offer to help her and decide to call themselves the Cowmonster Pair! Luis comes along and sings about animal tracks. Now Elmo and Telly have their first clue! They find animal tracks on the ground, but when Telly tosses his lasso around an animal, it's a chicken, not a cow! Luis gives them another clue and sings about tracks that are kind of round. D
8:00 pm 
Sid The Science Kid  "Home Tweet Home"  Sid wonders why there aren't any birds living in the birdhouse he built with his Dad? Sid and his friends discover that lots of animals build and live in their own homes, like beehives, anthills, and bird nests!. D
8:30 pm 
WordWorld  "Shark's First Day of School/Shark's First Loose Tooth"  Shark's First Day of School - It's the first day of school for the youngest WordFriends, but Shark is afraid to go. With the help of his good buddy Duck, and some gentle encouragement from their teacher Cat, Shark's fear turns to confidence, and by day's end he's at the head of the class. Shark's First Loose Tooth - When Shark loses his first baby tooth at a sleepover party with Duck, he's got to get to sleep fast so the tooth fairy can come and leave him a present. D
9:00 pm 
Caillou  "Caillou Outdoors!"  Shoo, Shoo Bird, Fly Away - When birds keep eating the seeds in Mommy and Caillou's newly planted garden, they come up with the idea of making a scarecrow. It's fun picking out the clothes and drawing pictures for the face too. Caillou even imagines he's a scarecrow himself! When they are finished their scarecrow Rosie's noisy pie plates prove to be the final ingredient needed to scare away the birds! Caillou's Road Trip - One fine day the family is going on a car trip. D
9:30 pm 
Barney & Friends  "Home, Sweet Home: The Rainforest"  It's Earth Day, a great time for everyone to learn how to help take car of our world, but Ben is wasting paper while BJ isn't too concerned about cutting down a tree to make room for a new playground. After a trip to the rainforest and a meeting with Mother Nature, everyone learns the importance of taking care of our world. As Earth Day comes to an end, Barney reminds us all that taking good care of our Earth is the natural thing to do. D
10:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "A Tale About Tails/Sticky Situation"  A Tale About Tails - Nick and Sally are playing "Tape the Tail on the Donkey" when they wish they had tails of their own! Well it just so happens that the Cat knows a lot about tails! He brings them to the Jungle of Wagga-Tag-Tail where they meet a number of animals with very different tails. When Nick and Sally get to test out all of these tails for themselves, they learn that different tails can do different things! Sticky Situation - Sally and Nick are playing the drums on overturned buckets when Nick breaks his drumstick! Luckily, the Cat knows someone who is a stick expert, his friend Betty Beaver! She finds Nick the perfect drumstick, but when her dam springs a leak, Nick, Sally and the Cat help her fix it, using Nick's new stick. He doesn't have a stick anymore, but Nick learns an even better way to drum: using a home-made beaver tail!. D
10:30 pm 
Zoboomafoo  "The Nose Knows"  Zoboo, Chris, and Martin celebrate what a cool creature feature a nose is, especially for elephants and coatis.G
11:00 pm 
Dialogue for Kids  "Butterflies"  Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guest scientists will answer students' questions about butterflies. Cartan-Hansen will be joined by Steve Burns, Director of Zoo Boise, and Dr. Paul Castrovillo, an entomologist and Insect Curator at the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History at the College of Idaho.G
11:30 pm 
Martha Speaks  "Cora! Cora! Cora!/Cora Encore!"  Cora! Cora! Cora! - Helen's family friend Kit Luntanne (Jennifer Westfeldt) is upset. She's had to leave her lovable dog, Cora, at home while she travels with her acting troupe. Backstage at the theater, Martha meets Ham Johnson (Jon Hamm), an actor who admires Kit and wants to impress her. D

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