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KQED Life: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#411H] Rick Steves' Europe: The Making Of After 16 years and more than 100 travel shows, Rick and his crew take you behind the scenes to show you just how they produce this series. Joining the crew as they scamper through Milan and around Lake Como, you'll follow the creative process as the challenges and surprises that come with travel are shaped into a finished show. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#501] Taiwan The island of Taiwan just off the coast of mainland China has held on to most of the ancient principles of Chinese culture while incorporating the most modern aspects of western society. We visit the most important temples, find out how the gods direct your future behavior, and discover the secrets of getting the best flavor when you make a cup of tea. We also find out what's cooking. duration 26:54   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Nature [#3209] Nature's Guide to Animal Homes: Location, Location, Location Finding a good base of operations is key to successfully raising a family. One must find the right stream or tree, the right building materials, neighbors and sometimes tenants. In the wild, every home is a unique DIY project, every head of household a designer and engineer. Cameras chart the building plans and progress of beavers, tortoises, hummingbirds and woodrats, examining layouts and cross sections, evaluating the technical specs of their structures, documenting their problem-solving skills. Animal architecture provides insights into animal consciousness, creativity and innovation. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#4207H] The Great Math Mystery Nova leads viewers on a mathematical mystery tour - a provocative exploration of math's astonishing power across the centuries. We discover math's signature in the swirl of a nautilus shell, the whirlpool of a galaxy, and the spiral in the center of a sunflower. Math was essential to everything from the first wireless radio transmissions to the prediction and discovery of the Higgs boson, and the successful landing of rovers on Mars. But where does math get its power?
    Astrophysicist and writer Mario Livio, along with a colorful cast of mathematicians, physicists, and engineers, follow math from Pythagoras to Einstein and beyond, all leading to the ultimate riddle: Is math an invention or a discovery? Humankind's clever trick, or the language of the universe? The Great Math Mystery is a show for everyone; whether we think we're good with numbers or not, we all use math in our daily lives. It sheds fascinating light on how math works in our brains and ponders the ultimate mystery of why it works so well when decoding the universe.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Kamikaze As America threatened to invade Japan in 1944, the Japanese turned to desperate tactics - kamikaze suicide bombers. Now, experts are uncovering the clues to the terrifying weapons Japan sent into war: killer planes, rocket bombs and super torpedoes, all guided by human pilots. Exploring Japan's coast, the experts uncover caves, overgrown bunkers and top-secret bases that hide the secrets to how kamikaze weapons were built and launched. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG-V
  • 4:00 am
    Secrets of the Dead [#1104H] The World's Biggest Bomb Beginning in the 1950s, American and Soviet scientists engaged in a dangerous race to see who could build and detonate the world's largest bomb. The results exceeded all expectations about how big a bomb could be built. This is a story where the United States led the way, but then left the field clear for the Soviet Union to break all records. Terrifyingly, the bomb-makers on both sides were flying blind as they pushed the technology far into unknown territory. The story of the race to build the world's biggest bomb has never been fully told. But this 50-year anniversary provides the perfect opportunity share this chilling story with the world. duration 54:36   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#109] The Islands of Malaysia Joseph continues his "Colors of Malaysia" adventure through multicultural, multi-religious Malaysia when we travel to the islands of Penang and Langkawi. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Wild Photo Adventures [#309] Photographing The Night Sky Host and professional wildlife photographer Doug Gardner and photographer Kevin Adams photograph the night sky to include the Milky Way and full moon. duration 27:54   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#317] Ketchari Mudra Mudras are subtle techniques that benefit both body and mind. This one also stimulates the glands and pressure points at the back of the palate, which helps preserve the body's vital energy. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#31] The 130 programs are designed to air daily, Monday through Friday. The 15- minute segments are frequently coupled together to fill a 30- minute time slot at the option of local programmers. The first three shows demonstrate and explain three to four new postures or exercises per show. The last two shows serve as review so the viewer has a chance to make certain they followed and understood correctly. In addition, if the viewer missed a show, the Thursday and Friday review days bring them up-to-date. At the onset, the program is strictly teaching the "building blocks" of yoga exercise. As the series progresses, the work becomes more demanding. However, there is an effort to always have a fair balance of some basically simple postures mixed in so that everyone will have an opportunity to participate. duration 13:46  
  • 6:45 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#32] The 130 programs are designed to air daily, Monday through Friday. The 15- minute segments are frequently coupled together to fill a 30- minute time slot at the option of local programmers. The first three shows demonstrate and explain three to four new postures or exercises per show. The last two shows serve as review so the viewer has a chance to make certain they followed and understood correctly. In addition, if the viewer missed a show, the Thursday and Friday review days bring them up-to-date. At the onset, the program is strictly teaching the "building blocks" of yoga exercise. As the series progresses, the work becomes more demanding. However, there is an effort to always have a fair balance of some basically simple postures mixed in so that everyone will have an opportunity to participate. duration 13:46  
  • 7:00 am
    Power Yoga: Mind and Body [#215] duration 27:05   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1402] Fit from Head to Toe This episode incorporates a variety of exercises ranging from vestibular system to feet and gait. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#927H] Weight Loss: Full Body Strengthening (All Standing) duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#501] Taiwan The island of Taiwan just off the coast of mainland China has held on to most of the ancient principles of Chinese culture while incorporating the most modern aspects of western society. We visit the most important temples, find out how the gods direct your future behavior, and discover the secrets of getting the best flavor when you make a cup of tea. We also find out what's cooking. duration 26:54   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#411H] Rick Steves' Europe: The Making Of After 16 years and more than 100 travel shows, Rick and his crew take you behind the scenes to show you just how they produce this series. Joining the crew as they scamper through Milan and around Lake Como, you'll follow the creative process as the challenges and surprises that come with travel are shaped into a finished show. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#306] Italy's Veneto & Dolomites Graced with charming cities, countryside villas and precious art, this corner of Northern Italy also features a playground of Alpine peaks and meadows. After a spectacular night at the opera in fair Verona's Roman arena, we set out in search of Giotto's colorful frescoes in Padua and architect Palladio's palatial villas in Vicenza and the surrounding countryside. Then we head for the hills and the dramatic peaks and meadows of the Dolomite mountains. Tips on touring the Veneto countryside, shopping for gold and staying in a mountain inn. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#303H] Chile - from Seaside to Mountaintop Joseph starts his Chilean adventure in the country's capital, Santiago, and then heads into the Andes where he meets up with glacier-trekking ice climbers before descending into the Maipo Valley for wine touring and tasting and then taking in the nightlife and ocean breezes of the port city of Valparaiso. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#110] Farm Market Fresh Host Laura Theodore prepares recipes that are bursting with "just picked" flavor. She begins with refreshing "Garden Vegetable Basil Gazpacho" a chilled delight on a hot summer night. Next up, fresh from the farm ingredients inspire tempting "Zucchini Fettuccini with Fresh Tomato Salsa" and zesty "Arugula and Walnut Pesto Pasta" Apples stand front and center in "Autumn Apple Crisp." Inspired by the fresh flavors of summer, you'll easily create culinary delights in your own kitchen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#425] Lobster Fun Chef Keller's lobster-cooking lesson includes proven cooking techniques for getting moist, succulent lobster and recipes for savory accompaniments that guarantee exquisite results.
    Recipes: Roasted Lobster with Lemon-Caper Butter and Herb Salad; Maple Syrup and Fromage Blanc Ice Cream.
    duration 27:51   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#205] Marjus Farbinger Chef Julia Child observes as pastry chef and master teacher Markus Farbinger creates a classic Viennese Pastry flavored with an espresso batter and layered with meringue. He also demonstrates how to make a decorative yet edible garnish of baskets made out of caramel, which are then filled with fruit. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2326] Cooking of Liguria/La Cucina Ligure Mary Ann travels with her students to the stunning coastline of Liguria to enjoy the sights and sounds of the "Italian Riviera", and to teach them the fine art of Ligurian cuisine, starting with artisanal, coin-shaped Corzetti pasta, a complex, pesto-based Minestrone, Genoa Style, red wine infused Rabbit, Ligurian Style and for dessert, unique Jam Filled Tarts from Rapallo, called Gobelletti. duration 26:53   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#216H] One Pot Asian Meals with Ming Tsai Sara's old friend Ming Tsai shares his favorite one-pot meals with an Asian twist. His Lemongrass-Coconut Chicken Soup is a perfect showcase for a tutorial on cooking with lemongrass. Black Bean Scallops and Zucchini is cooked in a wok and delicious with Ming's signature 50-50 rice. His Ginger Orange Duck "Cassoulet" brings fresh Far Eastern flavors to a traditional French dish. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#401H] Bent Lamination Chair For this episode of Rough Cut, we're building an amazing bent lamination chair that's perfect for any home. Host Tommy MacDonald shows viewers how to bend wood into a form using a jig that he made himself and our Rough Cut Road Trip takes us to the International Contemporary Furniture Show in New York. duration 27:30   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    American Woodshop [#2206] Segmented Wood Lidded Box Split turnings join reclaimed woods to make magic. duration 27:57   TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Color World with Gary Spetz [#105H] Color Rome Gary sails aboard a cruise ship to explore Europe's Mediterranean. He first ventures inland to explore the legendary city of Rome, to find and explore its many famous landmarks,such as The Forum, The Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, The Spanish Steps and Vatican City-purposely getting lost, in-between. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Color World with Gary Spetz [#106H] Color Cinque Terre & Florence Gary explores the spectacular cliff-lined coastal villages of Italy's Cinque Terre, by boat and by foot. Then he ventures inland-into the Tuscany region-where he explores, photographs and paints the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and the great center of art, the beautiful and historic city of Florence. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1004H] Thickening with Guest Susur Lee The key to making sauces - thickening. Ming demonstrates how to make a reduction and a roux. And joining him in the kitchen is Top Chef Masters culinary sensation, Susur Lee. Together Ming and Susur will cook on the fly, using mystery ingredients and the technique of thickening to serve up two tasty dishes: Chinese-Style Paella and Seared Chicken Breast Orzo Risotto with Endive Caper Salad. duration 27:41   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#803H] Cooking on the Sea of Cortez Rick is always up for a cooking challenge. After a day spent boating and kayaking on the Sea of Cortez with a local ecotourism group, Rick grills dinner for the group on the beach at Espiritu Santo Island - one of the most biologically diverse marine areas in the world. The waters surrounding the island support coral reefs, colonies of sea lions and more than 500 species of fish. To stock up on supplies, Rick shops in the La Paz market for local cheese, fresh produce and chiles and on the island purchases seafood from a fisherman. Along the way, Rick learns from his guides about flying manta rays, dolphins and the local flora. Then he grills fish and makes a stunning papaya salsa on the beach. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#203H] Brioche Brioche is light, airy and one of Martha's favorite breads. In this episode, she starts by making the brioche dough and then turns it into three wonderful brioche variations - brioche a tete, brioche loaf, and baba au rhum. She also creates Martha's French toast, a breakfast favorite. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#114H] Sundays with Nonna Rosa Anyone can make their own seasoned olives! They are a perfect snack or easy homemade gift. Lidia demystifies the process. Homemade pasta is another way to add authentic flavor to your dish. Lidia prepares fresh pappardelle with tender, flavorful Turkey Rolls. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#113] Jean-Georges Vongerichten Chef and owner of Vong in New York, Jean-Georges Vongerichten creates a three-course Thai meal of Crab Spring Rolls, Thai-Marinated Beef With Rice Noodles, and Marinated Fruit With White Peppercorn Ice Cream and Candied Rose Petals. His style of cooking uses very little fat. duration 25:34   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#205] Chef's Dream Combining silky tuna, crunchy apples, herbaceous chives and piquant shallots, Jacques assembles a mountain of fresh Bluefin Tuna Tartare with Apple to open the show. Inspired by the flavors of the east, Jacques prepares exotic Lamb Burgers with Feta Cheese cooked rare and served with a refreshing Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce and a gratin of sorts called Corn Parfait. He ends his cooking adventure with Cream Cheese and Fruit Medley. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#104H] Flavor Fiesta It's a party when Joanne and her student Cheryl get together. Joanne adds a sweet crisp twist to classic guacamole, shows how to improve a store bought stock to elevate tortilla soup, and then the party really begins with muddled cherry margaritas Recipes: Sweet Pea Guacamole, Tortilla Soup with Pork Meatballs, Tortillas and Cheddar, and Fresh Cherry Margaritas. Student: Cheryl Kovelchik, Entertainment Marketing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1321H] 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. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Broadway Or Bust [#103H] And The Winner Is ... The show at New York's Minskoff Theatre is the final act and crowning highlight of the miniseries. The 60 finalists prepare for the big day. In just six hours, the lights will go up, the theater will be filled and, with the downbeat of the orchestra leader's baton, it'll be show time. Going into the final competition awards show, all of the judges have a short list of top contenders, but during the show itself, they'll be asked once again to give scores to the leading performers based on the group performances and individual medleys. At intermission, the judges will cut the group to six finalists. Those six will perform their solos, and after another round, the judges will choose the two winners. In the words of director Van Kaplan, "This week ... is going to shape their whole lives, whether they go into the theater or not." duration 1:59:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Michael Wood's Story of England [#103H] The Seeds of Reform The story of Kibworth moves on to dramatic battles of conscience in the time of the Hundred Years' War. Discover amazing finds in the school archive that help trace peasant education back to the 14th century, when the people themselves set up the first school for their children. Some villagers join in a rebellion against King Henry V, while others rise to become middle-class merchants in the textile town of Coventry. Kibworth experiences the dramatic events of Henry VIII's Protestant Reformation and the battles of the English Civil War. duration 55:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Wolf Hall On Masterpiece [#4559#] Episode Three With the cardinal dead, it falls to Cromwell to orchestrate a marriage between the king and Anne Boleyn. The king rewards Cromwell for his loyalty, but he is being closely watched by his enemies. duration 1:03:06   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:04 pm
    Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine [#103H] Age of the Apostles Travel with Jonathan Phillips on Paul's third and final missionary journey as the Apostolic Age comes to an end. Witness how the remaining apostles, except for John, are martyred for their unwavering beliefs. In Rome, Paul and the Apostle Peter will both meet their fate at the hands of one of the cruelest tyrants in history. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:02 pm
    Travelscope [#110] Desert Birds, Bats and Wildflowers Joseph discovers the desert's subtle attractions when Joseph travels from California Wildflowers to Yuma, Arizona's Birding and Nature Festival. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#506] Shanghai China's new powerhouse, Shanghai dazzles with fantastic skyscrapers, non-stop shopping and delicious dining. From traditional Tai Chi in the parks and teahouses to market madness and tumbling acrobats, Rudy explores tradition and modernity in this burgeoning city. Excursions to the gardens of Suzhou and the canal town Zhouzhuang bring the ancient past alive. Tips on getting around and eating well. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#501H] Burgundy: Profound France Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France, where nature is as sophisticated as the people. Traditions are strong here. We'll slow down to enjoy the region's edible, drinkable, scenic, and floatable delights. We'll travel on a canal barge, visit a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, build a barrel, appreciate fine Burgundy wine, slurp escargot, and eat very, very well. If you're looking for the quintessential French culture, you'll find it in Burgundy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#502] The Shrine of Guadalupe Burt goes to Washington, DC to tour our nation's National Shrine, then to Tepeyac, Mexico to join 5 million pilgrims who are taking part in the Feast Day of the patron saint of the Americas. We see how a revered picture - Our Lady of Guadalupe - became a symbol of hope and freedom for native Indians of Mexico as well as the Spanish settlers. We discover the history of Tequila and join Burt as he sits down to a meal of fried ants and grasshoppers. And you thought life is tough on "Survivor". duration 25:39   STEREO TVG
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