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Greek Islands (Episode #1217)

KQED World: Sat, Feb 22, 2014 -- 8:00 PM

Megan celebrates Greek independence on Hydra, walks in St. John's footsteps on Patmos, samples the nightlife on Mykonos, visits Apollo's birthplace on Delos, explores the Minoan city of Akrotiri on Santorini, hikes the Samaria Gorge on Crete and discovers the tiny island of Gavdos, where legend has it that Odysseus fell under Calypso's spell for seven years.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 23, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Globe Trekker Food Hour: Spice Trails (Episode #1215)

KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 18, 2014 -- 10:30 PM

Merrilees Parker, Padma Lakshmi, Tyler Florence and Peter Gordon travel the world to see how control of the spice trails has made great cities and destroyed ancient civilizations. Our guides travel from the Molucca Islands of Indonesia, the original home of cloves and nutmeg, to the Indian province of Kerala, with its native pepper and cardamom. Leaving behind Sri Lanka's sublime cinnamon, they cross the oceans on Arab dhows, Chinese treasure junks and Portuguese caravels, in search of the world's flavor. Other stops along the trail include Venice, Beirut, Cairo, China, Spain and the Caribbean. Viewers will discover the secret spice blends that define the great cuisines of the world, including Jamaican jerk seasoning, Indian garam masala, Chinese 5-spice powder and Middle Eastern harissa.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 19, 2014 -- 4:30 AM

Scotland (Episode #1216)

KQED World: Sat, Feb 15, 2014 -- 8:00 PM

Megan journeys to Glasgow, where she visits the Macintosh Museum and takes a bagpipe lesson. Next she travels to Stirling, site of a major victory by William "Braveheart" Wallace, Scotland's national hero. Megan samples the whiskey on the island of Islay, explores the mountainous region of Oben, goes fishing off the Isle of Skye, tours the battlefield of Culloden and pursues the myth of the Loch Ness Monster. She then travels to Strathdon for the Clanloddoch Highland games, witnesses an Orkadian wedding in Skara Brae, hits the links at St. Andrews and revels in the performances at the Edinburgh Festival.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 16, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Globe Trekker Food Hour: Spice Trails (Episode #1215)

KQED World: Sat, Feb 8, 2014 -- 8:00 PM

Merrilees Parker, Padma Lakshmi, Tyler Florence and Peter Gordon travel the world to see how control of the spice trails has made great cities and destroyed ancient civilizations. Our guides travel from the Molucca Islands of Indonesia, the original home of cloves and nutmeg, to the Indian province of Kerala, with its native pepper and cardamom. Leaving behind Sri Lanka's sublime cinnamon, they cross the oceans on Arab dhows, Chinese treasure junks and Portuguese caravels, in search of the world's flavor. Other stops along the trail include Venice, Beirut, Cairo, China, Spain and the Caribbean. Viewers will discover the secret spice blends that define the great cuisines of the world, including Jamaican jerk seasoning, Indian garam masala, Chinese 5-spice powder and Middle Eastern harissa.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 19, 2014 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 9, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Around The World: Across America: Route 66 & Beyond (Episode #1201)

KQED Life: Thu, Feb 6, 2014 -- 8:00 PM

Justine Shapiro kicks off the journey with a road trip west across the United States. Starting in Washington, DC she follows the Blue Ridge Parkway to Nashville and Memphis, birthplaces of American country and soul. After a brief countryside respite in Arkansas, Justine hits the legendary Route 66 from Oklahoma to Arizona, where she visits the world's best preserved meteor crater.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 7, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

Mid-Atlantic States (Episode #1214)

KQED World: Sat, Feb 1, 2014 -- 8:00 PM

Brianna 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 2, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
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