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August 23, 2008
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9:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "Milk's Leap Toward Immortality: The Story of Cheese"  Columbus brought the first cows to the Western hemisphere. Burt traces the history of cheese making in the Americas.G
9:30 pm 
Endless Feast  "Vancouver"  Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, a picturesque dairy in the foothills of Vancouver Island's Mount Arrowsmith, is the perfect site for Chef Ronald St. Pierre's delectable meal of locally raised pork, fresh-picked wild blackberries, seasonal greens and, of course, hand-made cheeses. D
10:00 pm 
Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef  "It's The Cheese"  Like most Frenchmen, Chef Keller takes his cheese seriously, and seriously delicious results are what you get in today's cheese show, including an upscale version of macaroni and cheese and mini-burgers that conceal a surprise cheese packet. Gruyere Puffs with Roasted Garlic, Tomato Sauce; Maine Lobster Macaroni and Cheese "Au Gratin"; Stuffed Blue-Cheese Sirloin Burgers with Apple and Bacon for a Crowd. D
10:30 pm 
Chefs A' Field: Culinary Adventures That Begin On The Farm  "Madison, Wisconsin"  Chef Odessa Piper of Madison's L'Etoile emphasizes the farmer as the centerpiece of any culinary creation. Chef Piper finds inspiration and raw material at the Dane County Farmers Market and at Love Tree Farm in Wisconsin's north woods, where organic sheep's milk and underground caves combine to create America's most prized artisnal cheeses. Recipes: Summer Vegetable Jewel Box; Wisconsin Cheese Plate with Riesling Pears. D
11:01 pm 
Art of Teaching The Arts: A Workshop for High School Teachers, The  "Workshop 6: Fostering Genuine Communication"  Arts teachers communicate with students, and students communicate with each other, in respectful ways that encourage communication of original ideas through the arts. In this session, participants meet a dance teacher whose students draw choreographic inspiration from poetry and sign language. A visual art teacher gives her commercial art class a fanciful assignment that enables them to communicate a concrete idea through several visual media. D
9:00 pm 
NOW on PBS   Can the quality of healthcare in developing nations be transformed by the same principle that makes fast food such a success here? On Friday, August 22 at 8:30 pm (check local listings), NOW travels to Kenya to continue ongoing coverage of an enterprising idea: franchising not burger and donut shops, but health services and drugs in rural Africa. American businessmen have been teaming with African entrepreneurs to spread for-profit clinics around the country in the hopes of providing quality, affordable medical care to even Kenya's poorest people. In this show, NOW chronicles how the Kenyan facilities weathered recent violent unrest, as well as the program's expansion into Rwanda. D
9:30 pm 
Foreign Exchange   This week on Foreign Exchange: Uganda's civil war turned children into warriors. Rebels abducted children and forced them to kill. One boy who survived his childhood as a soldier now hopes for a new life. D
10:00 pm 
Latin View  "Elementary Education Issues"  The persistent achievement gap between Hispanic students and their peers is a growing concern for many in this country. To narrow the academic gap, the National Council of La Raza recently released a new report calling for greater investment in early childhood education. Sherri and her guests discuss the elementary education of Latino students, the issues that create these early achievement gaps, and emerging solutions. D
10:30 pm 
La Plaza - Maria Hinojosa: One-On-One  "Gioconda Belli"  Gioconda Belli is a Nicaraguan author, poet, feminist, and activist. In her native country, she was an active participant in the communist Sandinista struggle against the dictatorship of President Anastasio Somoza Debayle in the 1970s. After Somoza's ouster in 1979, Belli held several positions in the Sandinista administration. D
11:00 pm 
Nature  "Wisdom of the Wild"  This film illustrates some of the ways in which animals help teach, heal and strengthen people in body, mind and spirit.G
9:00 pm 
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  "We Learn Best from Caring People/Batteries & Flashlights"  Maggie Stewart teaches sign language to a song she sings. Batteries of all sizes can power many things, from flashlights to riding machines. Machines can help people learn, but we all learn best from caring people.G
9:30 pm 
Peep and the Big Wide World (Apt)  "Quack's Stuck Stick/Peep's Can"  Quack's Stuck Stick - Peep discovers a beaver dam and a young, toothy beaver, while Quack, alas, loses his favorite stick. The flow of water is hard to control. But the kids find a way using bricks and sand. D
10:00 pm 
Arthur  "Arthur Vs. The Piano/The Big Blow-Up"  Arthur gets stage fright during a rehearsal. Will he be able to get through his recital without any mistakes? Can Francine and the Brain put aside their differences for the good of the soccer team? Probably not, so Arthur and Buster decide to "write" some wrongs.G
10:30 pm 
Curious George  "Robot Monkey Hullabalo/Curious George and the Slithery Day"  At the museum, George joins Professor Wiseman and the Man with the Yellow Hat on a stroll through an amazing new robot exhibit. George is watching and feeding Mr. Zoobel's gopher snake, Bruno, and mice, Benjy and Willie, for the day.G
11:00 pm 
Clifford The Big Red Dog  "Great Race/Tummy Trouble"  Great Race - T-Bone finds himself in a contest with Mac. He doesn't win, but he does his best. T-Bone learns that you don't have to win to feel good - you just have to do your very best. D
11:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Tortoise and the Hare"  On your mark, get set...wait! Princess Pea and Red are in a potato sack race in the park but can't agree on how fast to go! The Super Readers fly into the famous race between the Tortoise and the Hare, and help these friends as they head to the finish line. Will slow and steady win this race, could fast be more fun, or will our fairytale friends learn a completely different lesson?G

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