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KQED Life: Saturday, July 4, 2015

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, July 4, 2015
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#714H] European Travel Skills, Part III These 3 episodes distill Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 90 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and London, these episodes cover Rick's favorite 3000-mile European loop while providing viewers with essential travel skills. We cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe, and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#504] Mexico City Burt goes to Guadalupe, Mexico to uncover the Story of Juan Diego and the patron Saint of Mexico. We discover how Christian groups separated themselves from Jews during the first century after Christ. We go to Seville, Spain to take part in the Holy Week processions, learn why Baroque churches were built to save Catholicism, and find out that after centuries of tradition, the people of Mexico have come to believe in only two things: Our Lady of Guadalupe and The National Lottery. duration 28:25   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Guts with Michael Mosley You may be pretty familiar with what you look like from the outside but now presenter Michael Mosley gets up close and personal with his own digestive system to reveal what we look like inside. This program uncovers the secret life of our digestive tract in an eye-opening and detailed exploration of the side of the body we normally never get to see. Using the latest in medical imagery and a tiny state of the art camera "pill" that he swallows at the start of the film, Mosley takes viewers on a remarkable journey through his own internal system. At each stage he talks to medical experts and explains the amazing functions that happen without our conscious effort. This is one of the most fundamental parts of our bodies, controlled by its own nervous system and automatically providing our energy, water and nutrients; yet unless we get sick, we rarely think about what it's doing. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Nova scienceNOW [#604H] Can I Eat That? What are the secrets behind your favorite foods? Why are some treats - like chocolate chip cookies - delectable, while others - like cookies made with mealworms - disgusting? You may think you understand what makes something sweet, salty or bitter, but David Pogue gets a taste of a much more complicated truth as he ventures into labs and kitchens where everything from apple pie to Thanksgiving turkey to juicy grasshoppers is diced, sliced, dissected and put under the microscope. If scientists can uncover exactly what's behind the mouth-watering flavors and textures we take for granted every day, could they help us enjoy our food more - without packing on the pounds? duration 55:17   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Frontline [#3401H] Growing Up Trans Explore the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents. Through moving, personal stories of children, parents and doctors, the film examines new medical interventions increasingly being offered at younger ages. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:30 am
    Rex Ray: How to Make A Rex Ray This documentary by Joshua Hassel offers a journey inside the mind of contemporary artist Rex Ray. A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, Ray established himself as a premier graphic designer by designing rock and roll posters, book covers and CD packages. His fine art has become increasingly collectible and has been featured at many museums and galleries, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the University Art Museum at Berkeley and the Gotham in London. duration 56:20   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Dream of Italy [#106H] Puglia Local Tonino Benincasa gives Kathy an introduction to the Baroque city of Lecce with a classic car ride. Lecce is famous for its paper mache and we see how nativity scene figures are crafted at Cartapesta Claudio Riso. Pasticiotto is the favorite local pastry and pastry chef Luca Capilungo gives Kathy a pastry lesson. Outside Lecce, in the town of Squinzano, Kathy meets the locals and gets a ride in a tiny Ape car to an olive mill where locals are dancing the pizzico in celebration of the harvest. A local mama teaches Kathy to make orecchiette (pasta) and taralli (biscuits). Alberobello is famous for its classic cone-shaped houses (trulli) and we learn the history of them. In seaside Monopoli, Kathy's friend Antonello Losito introduces her to an old man who makes beautiful model boats. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#305] Easy Stretches for Everyone Wai Lana shows you simple, invigorating poses that anyone can do to stretch and enliven both body and mind. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#129] 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 [#130] 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 [#129] Forward Folds - Version Two With Paschimottanasana, Upavishta Konasana, Janu, Triang, cow face, Double pigeon. duration 27:42   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1215] Stretching Strengthening should always be followed by stretching as an important component to any workout. This episode includes some great stretching exercises to improve flexibility. duration 27:30   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#816Z] Tone Your Entire Body duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3444H] duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2901H] Creekside Home Built-Ins Learn about techniques for fabricating and installing custom cabinets to create the appearance of built-ins. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3422H] Lexington Project 2015/Down to the Wire Kevin arrives to see the installation of tall fescue that needs less water and fertilizer than other varieties. Interior designer Robin Gannon tells Kevin how she designed the great room entertainment center; then Matt Allen shows how he's turning the design into reality. Later, Kevin checks on the salvaged interior doors that will conceal the TV. In the basement, Richard shows Kevin the finished mechanical room and closes the loop on the final heating and cooling decisions. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1304H] The guys tackle practical solutions for drought. Richard and Kevin open the show at Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the country that's only at 40% capacity. Roger visits Las Vegas to replace a water-guzzling lawn with a desert appropriate alternative. Kevin meets with meteorologist Jim Cantore to hear cautionary tales from the front lines of the drought. And Richard travels to San Francisco to replace an old-fashioned toilet with a new "water sense" solution. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#513H] China Cabinet Tommy MacDonald brings viewers into his home! In the shop, Tommy works with friend Al D'Attanasio to build a china cabinet perfect for any home. Then together the dynamic duo installs the massive piece into Tommy's house. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    American Woodshop [#2003] Stair Case Upgrades Balustrades and Newel Posts. duration 26:46  
  • 11:30 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#609] Our 5 Favorite Shop Jigs To get more out of the time you spend in your shop, the Woodsmith editors share the handy jigs and fixtures they use every day. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    GardenSmart [#3905] As our lots get smaller, so do our gardens. GS visits with a viewer with a small parcel who solves the problem by growing almost exclusively in containers. Unusual plants, beautiful containers and furniture designed to make the outdoors enjoyable. A fun show, be sure to tune in. duration 26:33   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden's EdibleFeast [#3602H] Memphis Memphis, Tennessee, is this week's destination. Visit an organic garden in a tough South Memphis neighborhood that has become a source of community unity. Learn about making the best possible hospital food from Chef Miles McMath, who brings fresh local food into the cafeterias at St. Jude's Hospital. Then expert gardeners John Petty and Michael Minnis teach viewers how to plant a burlap sack garden and how to save seeds. Finally, Chef Ryan Trimm serves up catfish, okra and succotash. duration 26:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1408H] Drink Your Yard Using herbs in your cooking is one thing, but in your drinks? P. Allen Smith shows you how to create a garden space that plays nicely with a glass. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    EcoSense for Living [#109] Power Pioneers - Reducing Our Carbon Footprint 97% of scientists agree that global climate change is happening. So... what do we do? This episode looks at creative grassroots solutions. From a small Kentucky town wiped out by tornadoes to revamping Chicago's energy mix to innovative transportation options, we explore how we can fight climate change on multiple fronts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#1005H] Meet a California man taking a "spirited" approach to making artisanal vodka. Visit a Kentucky farm where the crop is all about bourbon. Discover a famous winery in the heart of corn country. Travel back in time to sample coffee in the islands of Hawaii. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#305H] West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful In the New River Gorge Joseph paddles the gentle New River and then battles to stay afloat on the raging Gauley. Along the way he bikes up a mountain trail, rappels down the gorge's face and experiences West Virginia's coal mining past. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Craftsman's Legacy [#107H] The Saddle Maker Charon and Tom Caldwell changed the horse saddle industry. Host Eric Gorges visits the Caldwell ranch and learns about the making saddles. Charon and Tom Caldwell embody the craftsperson who knows when it's time to strike out on their own. After years of successfully working for a top saddle maker, they charted their own paths and created a revolution in the way saddles are fitted to the horse. duration 25:31   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#402] Winter In Lake Geneva Region, Switzerland One of Europe's finest locations for a family winter holiday. You'll join Burt for a balloon trip over the snow covered Alps, meet a team of amazing skiers who specialize in making sports available to the handicapped, paraglide from the top of one of Switzerland's most famous mountains, and visit an ancient castle that's been turned into a museum for wine lovers and a restaurant for food lovers. duration 27:19   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#203] French Riviera From Nice to St. Tropez, we drop in on the hot spots along the Mediterranean's famous Cote d'Azur. Based in lively Nice, we visit the local beaches and superb modern art museums featuring works by Matisse, Picasso and Signac. A short hop up along the winding Grande Corniche leads to wealthy Monaco. Then it's on to glamorous Cannes and the lively beaches at Juan le Pins. In stylish St. Tropez, we visit the prettiest beaches and tour the colorful town. Inland, we make our own perfume in Grasse and explore a medieval hill town. Tips include renting a car, and accommodations. duration 27:47   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#713H] European Travel Skills, Part II These 3 episodes distill Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 90 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and London, these episodes cover Rick's favorite 3000-mile European loop while providing viewers with essential travel skills. We cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe, and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    On Story [#502] Fargo & True Detective: Television Anthologies True Detective director, Cary Fukunaga, and Fargo creator, Noah Hawley, discuss the rise of the television anthology series and how to execute a compelling balance of plot, character, and structure within the bounds of one season. Followed by Elaine Poon's short film, Entrain about Laurent, a young man who absorbed in his own world, draws the attention of a fellow train passenger who shares his interest in rhythm, despite their obvious language barrier. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#902H] Arts + Social Issues Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei explores themes of freedom of speech and imprisonment in a large scale art installation on the notorious former prison island of Alcatraz.
    Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony appeal to younger, more diverse audiences with a contemporary, classical music experience, video projections, and a cocktail bar.
    David Maisel's stunning aerial photographs reveal landscapes irrevocably altered by mankind, including the eerie salt flats of Owens Lake.
    The Market Street Prototyping Festival engages innovative urban planning techniques to bring community and public art to a once neglected urban corridor.
    duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#225] Vegetable Fete Jacques reminisces about his childhood and celebrates the bounty of the season. He cooks up a batch of ratatouille that can be served two ways - perfectly delicious on its own or with pasta in Ratatouille with Penne. Seafood stars in Shrimp with Cabbage and Red Caviar, and delicate peaches end the show in Jacques' classically made Peach Melba. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#612H] Helmand Palace, El Huarache Loco, Izzy's Local diners enjoy the fragrant Afghani spices and hearty portions served at Helmand Palace in San Francisco; the Mexican food at El Huarache Loco, a unique dining spot found at the Alemany Farmers' Markets and at "Off the Grid"; and Izzy's Steaks and Chops, a San Francisco tradition for the past 25 years. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Front and Center [#504H] Little Big Town The three-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year brings out long-time songwriting collaborators and friends Hillary Lindsey ("Jesus Take The Wheel" recorded by Carrie Underwood), Natalie Hemby ("Downtown" recorded by Lady Antebellum), Liz Rose ("Teardrops on My Guitar" recorded by Taylor Swift) and Lori McKenna ("I Want Crazy" recorded by Hunter Hayes) at the Marathon Music Works in Nashville as part of the CMA Songwriters Series. Celebrating the band's best-loved hits and the songwriters who helped pen them, Little Big Town performs songs from their latest album Pain Killer, including their Top 5 hit "Day Drinking" and fan favorite "Girl Crush." duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#4007H] Eric Church Roots music rocks on ACL with Eric Church and J. Roddy Walston & The Business. Country superstar Church performs tunes from his hit album The Outsiders. Rocker Walston and his band play songs from Essential Tremors and more. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    History Detectives [#1001H] Rock Music Elyse Luray and Wes Cowan investigate whether they have found rock's Holy Grail, the long-lost electric Fender Stratocaster Bob Dylan plugged in at the '65 Newport Folk Festival, changing rock 'n' roll forever. Tukufu Zuberi tracks down some autographs allegedly signed for two brothers in Miami Beach during the Beatles' legendary 1964 "British Invasion" tour of the United States. Finally, Gwendolyn Wright investigates a $5 thrift store find and unearths a little-known artistic side of musical iconoclast Frank Zappa. duration 54:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3914H] Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live In Concert Throughout her four-decade career, music superstar Annie Lennox has defied categorization, diving into blues, soul, folk and pop to create songs that captivate and transcend boundaries. In her latest album, Nostalgia, Lennox reveals yet another dimension to her formidable talent. Although jazz is not the genre for which she is best known, she could no longer resist the magnetic pull of some of the most memorable melodies and lyrics from the American Songbook - songs like "Summertime," "Georgia on My Mind," "You Belong to Me," "I Cover the Waterfront" and "God Bless the Child." Lennox's sublime interpretations bring a hypnotic intimacy to these timeless classics. duration 56:21   SRND51 TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Plastic Paradise: A Swingin' Trip Through America's Polynesian Obsession In the 1940s and '50s, the return of American GIs from the Pacific and the runaway success of James Michner's Pulitzer-winning Tales of the South Pacific (adapted into the famous musical) created a craze for all things Polynesian. This 'Tiki' culture - so named after the large, wooden sculptures popular throughout Polynesia - included candy-colored, rum-infused cocktails with names like the Shrunken Skull and the Deep Sea Diver, crazy Hawaiian shirts, exotic instrumental music fused with space-age sounds, and a nonstop party scene inhabited by self-styled nonconformists and swingers.
    Today, the spirit of Tiki endures among a new generation of Polynesian pop adherents, including painter Tiki Tom, musicians King Kukulele and the Haole Cats, cocktail anthropologist Jeff "Beachbum" Berry, and Tiki historian Sven Kirsten. This program explores this fascinating, little known, and surprisingly enduring subculture, culminating with a visit to the annual Hukilau celebration, a gathering of Tiki enthusiasts from around the country held every June at Fort Lauderdale's famed Mai-Kai Restaurant, itself one of the last great holdovers from Tiki's golden age - waterfalls, Polynesian floor show, and all.
    duration 56:26   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Great Performances [#4002H] Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem This program is a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the penning of the country's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." It features a star-studded line-up of musical performances representing a wide variety of musical genres, historical vignettes and an extraordinary fireworks display. The show is broadcast live from the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The special features a diverse line-up of entertainers paying tribute to our nation's ideals in a thrilling and inspiring concert at the Pier Six Pavilion. The Baltimore harbor, replete with tall ships and naval vessels serves as a stunning backdrop. The program also includes ceremonial activities at Fort McHenry, historical highlights and a dramatic fireworks crescendo. duration 1:56:46   SRND51 TVG
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