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July 9, 2013
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7:00 am 
The Desert Speaks  "Palms in the Desert"  Palm trees have long been a symbol of the desert and, more importantly, a sign of water to a weary desert traveler. In this episode, ecologist Jim Cornett joins host David Yetman for a look around California's Coachella Valley, the lowest and hottest inhabited place in the Northern Hemisphere. After a walk around Palm Springs to examine the area's most famous residents, Yetman heads for the largest undisturbed palm oasis on Earth, Palm Canyon. D

7:30 am 
Ciao Italia  "Lombardy Cooking/La Cucina Lombarda"  Mary Ann travels with her students to the Northern Italian region of Lombardia in the foot hills of the Swiss Alps to teach them the unique recipes of this small, but picturesque and prosperous region, starting with Osso Bucco with Gremolata Sauce, followed by Buckwheat Pasta, and then Baked Radicchio and Gorgonzola Cheese, and finishing of with Sbrisolona, a delicate cornmeal cake for dessert. D

8:00 am 
Expeditions with Patrick McMillan  "Grassy Balds, The Heart of Roan"  In this episode, McMillan explores one of nature's greatest riddles: Roan Mountain's grassy balds, vast treeless grasslands home to several rare and endangered species. D

8:30 am 
Pati's Mexican Table  "School Lunch with a Mexican Twist"  The same foods that parents pack into a hearty school lunch in Mexico are perfect for school lunchtime in America. These dishes are so tasty and filling, even grownups will want to take them to work! Street-Style Cut-Up Fruits and Vegetables; Ham and Cheese Torta Sandwiches; Juju's Birthday Cake (with a Brownie Twist). D

9:00 am 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Short Ribs and Chops Hit The Grill"  Test cook Julia Collin Davison show host Christopher Kimball how to make Easy Grilled Boneless Pork Chops. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for pressure cookers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Grill-Roasted Beef Short Ribs, and gadget guru Lisa reviews her favorite knife accessories. D

9:30 am 
Garden SMART   Shade gardens, sunny gardens, vegetables and history all combine in this gardening gem in the heart of Atlanta. You don't have to live south of the Mason/Dixon line to grow many of these plants. Don't miss this GardenSMART. D

10:00 am 
Bluegrass Underground  "The Timejumpers"  Nashville's hottest ticket isn't the Grand Ole Opry but Monday nights at the tiny Station Inn with this all-star, 11-piece western swing outfit. With lead vocals provided by Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears, Vince Gill and two-time Grammy-winner "Ranger Doug" Green, this band features Music City's instrumental A-list, including Paul Franklin on pedal steel, Dennis Crouch on bass, three world-champion fiddlers and accordion master Jeff Taylor, with Gill and session ace Andy Reiss swapping guitar duties. D

10:30 am 
Music Voyager  "Roots, Rock, Reggae"  Jamaican reggae hit the world like a hammer in the 1970s, but where did reggae come from? How did this appealing, soulful sound develop, and where do the roots of this powerful tree extend? In this episode, Edgar explores the history of Jamaican music, from its African roots to the cusp of the reggae revolution. Edgar heads to the jungle for an entrancing kumina drumming session with the Akwaaba Drummers, that reveals the African underpinning of the island's music. Edgar is joined by Reggae Sunsplash founder Ronnie Burke on a journey across the island to Negril to meet Gilzene and the Blue Light Mento Band, who set up in a picturesque beachside setting to play some classic Jamaican mento. D

11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "The Best House of the Year"  Elmo is outside roller skating when he and Leela hear construction noises. They investigate and come across the Three Little Pigs building a brick house to enter the "Best House of the Year" contest. It is a contest to find the strongest, prettiest, bestest house. D

12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Dinos A to Z, Part 3, Classification/Dinos A to Z, Part 4, A To Z Picnic"  The Pteranodon family rides the Dinosaur Train - now with extra cars attached -- as it continues picking up more dinosaurs that are in the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song. The Pteranodon family reunites with some dinosaurs they've met before, and are introduced to species they've never met! The Pteranodon kids also learn about classification, and Don leads the way organizing the dinosaurs on the Train by their species, features, and size. The Pteranodon family is on the Dinosaur Train, now very crowded with all 26 dinosaurs mentioned in the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song. D

12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse"  Whyatt's big brother Jack is going off to college, and Whyatt is going to miss him so much! The super readers jump into the tale of two mice brothers who live far away from each other. They journey with the mice from the bustling city to the quiet country, only to find that the best solution to their problem doesn't mean losing the comforts of home. Educational Objectives: To learn about visiting someone. D

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Rumbly Tumbly/Planet Name Game"  Rumbly Tumbly: Nick's hungry tummy is rumbling! But why do our stomachs make noises when they're hungry? A super shrunken trip into Thing One's stomach will show them the answer! They learn how chewing and stomach juices help to break down the food, and the tummy sounds are actually the stomach working. When your tummy is empty, the sounds are much louder! There's only one way to quiet Nick's rumbly tumbly. a chewy chocolate chunky chunk chip cookie! Planet Name Game: Nick and Sally have run out of things to name in the garden. D

1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Bass Class"  Martin and Chris are in the middle of a friendly competition to find Small-mouth and Large-mouth Bass when they meet Wild Kratts Kid, Gavin, who is fishing. Before they can join him, Zach Varmitech arrives and challenges them to a fishing contest. The Wild Kratts team must use their knowledge of bass biology to win the tournament fair and square. D

2:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Dolphin's Flight"  Paint the playful dolphins emphasizing motion and character.G

2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play an original composition entitled "Seasons Of Love," the signature intro to "Satin Doll" and how to cover your mistakes when playing. Featured artists include David Tolley, Jack Widner, Bobby Floyd and Bradley Sowash. D

3:00 pm 
Mount Rushmore: American Experience   Sculptor and native Idahoan Gutzon Borglum propels the largest sculptural project in history on a cliff face in South Dakota. He directs dozens of ordinary Americans throughout the Great Depression in the creation of what some call a monstrosity and others a masterpiece. Michael Murphy narrates. Using newsreels, home movies, and interviews with family members and Rushmore workers, the film probes this uniquely American monument and its artist.G

4:00 pm 
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5:00 pm 
NOVA  "Dogs Decoded"  Humans have domesticated dogs longer than any other animal and over the centuries, dogs and humans have developed a unique relationship. New research reveals that, as dog lovers already believe, the domestic dog has an uncanny ability to read and respond to human emotions.G

6:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Hydrogen Hopes"  The show looks at how science might obtain hydrogen from renewable sources, store it safely and provide a usable fuel.G

6:30 pm 
Make:  "Bicycle Rodeo"  Cyclecide is an inventive band of performance artists who build peddle-powered amusement park rides. John Park shows how to hack a VCR motor to drive an automated cat feeder.G

7:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Affairs of the Heart"  The heart is the first body part to go to work, and its failure is often the event that causes death. AFFAIRS OF THE HEART examines advances in fixing broken hearts -- and at ways to prevent them from breaking. This episode tellsthe dramatic story of a Texas toddler who underwent immediate surgery after birth due to his defective heart. D

8:00 pm 
Inventions That Shook The World  "The 1900s"  This 10-part series begins with the decade that kicked off the 20th century. Two inventions during those years helped define the next 100 years - the airplane and the radio, setting the planet on a course to become a global village. Other featured inventions include the disposable razor, the air conditioner and the vacuum cleaner. Part 1 of 10G

9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Dogs Decoded"  Humans have domesticated dogs longer than any other animal and over the centuries, dogs and humans have developed a unique relationship. New research reveals that, as dog lovers already believe, the domestic dog has an uncanny ability to read and respond to human emotions.G

10:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Hydrogen Hopes"  The show looks at how science might obtain hydrogen from renewable sources, store it safely and provide a usable fuel.G

10:30 pm 
Make:  "Bicycle Rodeo"  Cyclecide is an inventive band of performance artists who build peddle-powered amusement park rides. John Park shows how to hack a VCR motor to drive an automated cat feeder.G

11:00 pm 
Scientific American Frontiers  "Affairs of the Heart"  The heart is the first body part to go to work, and its failure is often the event that causes death. AFFAIRS OF THE HEART examines advances in fixing broken hearts -- and at ways to prevent them from breaking. This episode tellsthe dramatic story of a Texas toddler who underwent immediate surgery after birth due to his defective heart. D

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