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KQED Life: Sunday, November 23, 2014

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Sunday, November 23, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#308H] Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine Provence, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun. We climb Roman ruins in Nimes, explore a papal palace in Avignon, and savor vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. Crossing acres of wispy vineyards, we explore the Cotes du Rhone and more wonders of the South of France. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#403] Winter In Valais, Switzerland The most mountainous region in Switzerland, the Valais has some of the highest peaks in Europe including the Matterhorn. Since the middle of the 1800s, the snow, the blue skies and Swiss hospitality have attracted tourists to this area. You'll see 24 of the world's best snowboarders drop down 10,000 feet of uncharted mountain, travel along with the Glacier Patrol as they race across the top of the Swiss Alps, learn the art of curling, discover the secrets of dog-sledding, tend the Dalai Lama's vineyard and take a train ride through some of the world's most beautiful country. duration 25:18   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Infinity Hall Live [#105H] The Smithereens The New Jersey-based rock band The Smithereens brings down the house with their unique driving guitar sound. The group performs a number of their hit songs, including "Blood and Roses" and "Behind the Wall of Sleep." From their humble beginnings in 1980 in Carteret, New Jersey, The Smithereens have become an enduring facet of alternative rock and acquired a cult following. Initially formed following the members' graduation from Carteret High School, the group became popular with catchy, power pop hits. Drawing on inspiration from The Beatles and Kurt Cobain, The Smithereens have honed a style all their own. With a sound described as a blend of American garage-band rock and British pop, The Smithereens have had an impressive 30-year career. Partnering with artists like The Kinks and Graham Parker, the group has produced over 10 studio albums and 4 live albums. With an extensive touring schedule, the group continues to excite devoted fans across the country. Combining the musical talents of Pat DiNizio, Jim Babjak, Dennis Diken and Severo Jornacion, The Smithereens offer something not seen everyday: a lively, fun, and entertaining performance. duration 57:09   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    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
  • 3:00 am
    Masterpiece Classic [#4447H] The Paradise, Season 2 - Part 7 Every fairy tale has its sequel. On the brink of happiness at the end of last season, retail genius John Moray and his "little champion," Denise, find true love a very bumpy ride indeed, as Katherine and her new husband scheme to wreck their lives. Joanna Vanderham stars as Denise, with Emun Elliott as Moray, Elaine Cassidy as Katherine and Ben Daniels as Katherine's moody, malevolent spouse. A ghost story brings Moray and Denise back together. A traveling photographer makes a big impression on Clara. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Masterpiece Classic [#4448H] The Paradise, Season 2 - Part 8 Every fairy tale has its sequel. On the brink of happiness at the end of last season, retail genius John Moray and his "little champion," Denise, find true love a very bumpy ride indeed, as Katherine and her new husband scheme to wreck their lives. Joanna Vanderham stars as Denise, with Emun Elliott as Moray, Elaine Cassidy as Katherine and Ben Daniels as Katherine's moody, malevolent spouse. Clemence returns, bringing emotions to a boil. Denise, Moray, Katherine and Tom reach a mutual understanding. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    ImageMakers [#1203H] The Gravity of Life 43,000 FEET (New Zealand): You think you've got problems? When statistician John Wilkins is sucked out of a plane at 43,000 feet, he calculates that he has exactly 3 minutes 48 seconds before he hits the ground.
    EXPLOSIONS (Australia): As gravity appears to fail all around them, the inhabitants of a neighborhood begin to mysteriously float into the sky. After failing to save her boyfriend from this phenomenon, will she succumb to the same fate?
    BRIDGE (New Zealand): A woman finds herself along after dark waiting for a train on an empty platform... or so she thinks. She starts to run as she is pursued by a faceless stranger... or so she thinks. She slips and is knocked out. When she wakes up, her world is truly upside down and she must decide if it's time to let go of the past.
    duration 26:32   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Film School Shorts [#101H] Okay, Cupid THE HUNTER AND THE SWAN DISCUSS THEIR MEETING. (NYU) - A Brooklyn couple have dinner with a hunter and his girlfriend, a magical swan woman whose captured robe led to their courtship. The evening goes downhill when the hunter's swan bride finally asks him how he originally knew the robe belonged to her. It doesn't go well, leading the Brooklyn couple to evaluate their own romantic inception.
    GOD OF LOVE (NYU) - Meet Raymond Goodfellow, a multi-talented artist who combines lounge singing with his champion dart throwing ability. He has fallen head over heels for his bass player, but she's in love with the guitarist. His prayers are answered, or so he thinks, when he receives a package of passion-inducing darts. Writer/Director Luke Matheny's film won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short.
    duration 27:57   STEREO TVPG-S
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#321] Stretch Your Legs Tight hamstrings make it harder to stretch forward fully. So make your hamstrings stretch like taffy with regular practice of today's asanas. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#71] 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 [#72] 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 [#235] duration 26:56   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1420] Flexibility and Range of Motion All the exercises in this program highlight range of motion throughout the shoulders and back. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#907H] Weight Loss: Ab & Waist Strengthening (All Standing) duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Growing A Greener World [#509H] The Greening of Suburbia: Lake County, Illinois In years past, developers would build typical subdivisions around golf courses and tennis courts. But today, with the growing interest in environmental conservation and local food systems, savvy developers are building self-contained communities around organic farms. The focus is on creating a sustainable community and outreach programs geared to helping all generations embrace local, in-season food as well as the agrarian lifestyle. Buyers are lining up to stake their claim to experience a taste of life on the farm, from the comfort of their own home. In this episode, we travel to one such community that serves as a model for all the others. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#207H] America's First Food P. Allen Smith visits Monticello, the home of our third president and first foodie. At Thomas Jefferson's home Allen heads to the garden to see what is being harvested for their annual festival. Allen also goes inside Monticello to see what a dining experience in the home would have been like in the early 1800s. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Victory Garden's EdibleFeast [#3510H] In Arkansas, we catch and prepare frogs, before traveling to Maryland to explore the other end of the spectrum, meeting a local farmer who's created an animal sanctuary to save livestock from slaughter. It's a study in contrasts of two approaches to sustainability. Back at home, Roger plants and harvests peas, and Chef Marian makes a pea and cucumber side dish. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#811H] Live Sushi, Chavez Supermarket and Taqueria, and Bistro Vis a Vis * Cool but cozy, Live Sushi delivers fresh seafood and a creative spin to traditional Japanese cuisine. It's in the heart of the Excelsior District of San Francisco.
    * Unpretentious Chavez Supermarket and Taqueria in Hayward is a quick stop for Mexican comfort food favorites - stop, and shop for groceries at the same time!
    * Last, but not least, Greenbrae's hidden gem Bistro Vis a Vis presents Marin residents with a chance to enjoy elegant, sustainable and locally-sourced food without driving to the city.
    duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#511H] Pagolac, Della Santina & Zazie Pagolac: Mom's Vietnamese Kitchen is an elegant hole-in-the-wall where the food doesn't rely on presentation... just flavor. Next, a gated entry and pathway lead to Della Santina's Trattoria, with its open air patio, perfect for the Italian menu built of family recipes from Lucca. Finally, it's easy to drive past Zazie Restaurant, a hidden French Bistro with a cozy atmosphere and updated French menu. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Antiques Roadshow [#1503H] Miami Beach, Fl - Hour Three Host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Eric Silver at Miami's Wolfsonian Museum to examine its large collection of World's Fair objects - from souvenir ash trays to Fair objects to spectacular works of fine art. Highlights include a rare, Qing Dynasty (early 18th century) vase; a 1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins Model 6120 guitar; and a charming oil painting by popular Victorian artist John George Brown, valued at $40,000 to $50,000. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Nature [#3203] Invasion of the Killer Whales A remarkable new story is unfolding in the Arctic, one that has never been told before. As the ice shrinks, the polar bear is struggling to survive in a fast melting world. Polar bears are great hunters on ice but recently their home ground is vanishing from under their feet. Although classified as a marine mammal, the polar bear is not adapted to hunting in the water despite being able to swim huge distances. And they are certainly no match for the world's greatest aquatic hunter -- the killer whale. In the last few years, scientists have started noting an ever-growing number of killer whales in Arctic waters in the summer months. More and more have been attracted to these huge hunting grounds by the growing expanses of open water. And they are attacking exactly the same prey animals as the polar bears: seals, narwhal, belugas and bowhead whales. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#1108H] The Long Road Home After 34 interviews and several thousand miles on the odometer, it's the end of the road and the road-trippers have one interview left. In Milwaukee, WI, they interview Will Allen, founder and CEO of Growing Power, a nonprofit that proves local food systems can create jobs, improve the health of the community, fight racism, and bring urban and rural communities together. Will shares his journey from sharecroppers' son to basketball player and back to farming. He poses the question, "How do you stay energized?" and responds that you have to be passionate, and you must have the patience to put in the hard work to truly reach that point of passion where the hours fly by.
    As the road-trippers get back in the RV, they reflect on stories and lessons from the road. Tele'jon follows the common threads that connect the Leaders' experiences and truly understands what it means to say that everything is possible. Olivia has newfound confidence that there's no such thing as a mistake. There's no wrong thing you can do, so do everything. Ed vows to leave his safety net and come to the edge and jump. "I've found a new world and a new way of living," he says, "and I like it." At the airport, Olivia, Tele'jon and Ed say their last goodbyes and move ahead, determined to take advantage of everything the road has shown them.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:30 pm
    Healing Quest [#1203H] Inner World with Michele Bernhardt: Brainspotting The human brain has one Quadrillion connections - that's one Billion multiplied by One Million. Accessing the healing potential of these one Quadrillion connections has resulted in new techniques including a therapy called Brainspotting. It's in use across the U.S. and around the world and Michele visits with its developer David Grand to see how Brainspotting is helping treat trauma buried deep inside the brain and body. Erasing the Mental Health Stigma - Emotional fitness experts say it's critical that we change society's often negative attitude about mental health therapy so everyone can receive the help they need. Structured Antioxidant Water - A new kind of structured alkaline water has been developed that could help keep us young and healthy. It works by helping better hydrating and detoxifying our cells, and the results so far are impressive. Compassion and Health - One of the world's leading brain specialists Dr. James Doty shares his expert opinion about the single most important thing we can do to improve our health and longevity. Healing Moment: Falling Leaves - Relax with the unforgettable nature footage of acclaimed cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    This Old House [#3408H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1308H] Roger follows up with a beekeeper regarding honey harvesting. Then, Kevin, Roger, Richard and Tom ask, "What is it?" Afterward, electrician Scott Caron adds outlets to a homeowner's home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Victory Garden's EdibleFeast [#3510H] In Arkansas, we catch and prepare frogs, before traveling to Maryland to explore the other end of the spectrum, meeting a local farmer who's created an animal sanctuary to save livestock from slaughter. It's a study in contrasts of two approaches to sustainability. Back at home, Roger plants and harvests peas, and Chef Marian makes a pea and cucumber side dish. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#203H] A French Twist On Mexico A tasty look at the way French cuisine has historically influenced modern Mexican cooking, and simple techniques any American cook can manage with impressive results. Snapper in a Poblano Chile Sauce; Blissful Corn Torte; Cajeta Crepes with Toasted Pecans. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#214H] Sole-Ful Suppertime Jacques makes the sweet, nutty flavors of winter squash tickle the palate with a warm and creamy Butternut Squash Velvet whilst admitting to supplying his brother with seeds of this New World squash. Blossoming roses of creamy fish in Fillet of Sole with Mushroom Sauce are paired with Peas, Mushrooms and Endive along with tips to help keep your sauce from breaking. The meal ends with an unusual combination of Seckel Pears in Coffee and a grated chocolate garnish. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1409H] Revisiting Julia Child's Roast Turkey Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Julia Child's Thanksgiving Turkey and serves it with a perfect recipe for Roasted Root Vegetables. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite tools for making turkey. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#512H] Tropisueno, Bobo's and Pisces California Tropisueno Mexican Kitchen is a great place to congregate with friends for top-shelf Margaritas and hearty Mexican food. Next, a place decorated with an amusing touch of the circus, although the real spectacle is the special dry-aged steak at Bobo's. Finally, a little upscale neighborhood place with good food at reasonable prices at Pisces California Cuisine. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Martha Bakes [#205H] Custards Custard has never been so tempting as with Martha's many variations. Join Martha as she shares her recipes for a classic creme brulee, a cherry clafouti, creme caramel - and to top things off, mocha custards. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#313] Primal Grills for a Crowd Cook indoors and you often cook solo. Light a grill and you cook for a crowd. This show focuses on grilling for parties. Mexican grilled fish tacos, for example, where a single dish becomes an entire meal. Or burgers, ranging in size from bite-size kobe-style beef sliders to plate-burying, garlic- and chile-laced Bosnian pljeskavica. Smoked turkey makes another great dish to grill for a crowd: The Primal Grill twist comes from a brown sugar and orange marinade and tangy orange slather sauce. Mexican Fish Tacos; Burgers Big & Small; Brined Turkey Breast. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Spark! [#707H] Kitka, May, Arts and the Economy * For 30 years, the all-female vocal group Kitka has performed music rooted in Eastern European musical traditions. In a recent trip to rural Ukraine, they studied Slavic folk songs that previously only existed in the memories of the old women who live there. Spark joins Kitka as they rehearse and perform a new performance based on the songs and stories that were passed down to them.
    * Next, the mixed-media work of Santa Cruz artist Victoria May is inspired by the intricate process of custom dress-making. A former seamstress by trade, May now makes sculptural textile pieces that blend traditional hand sewing techniques with evocative and unexpected materials.
    * Then, in a special collaboration with PBS' The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, we investigate how the current economy is affecting artists in the Bay Area. How are they coping with the economic downturn? Some scholars and activists think hope lies in government support. What can we learn from the historic WPA programs that provided employment for 8.5 Million Americans during the 1930's?
    duration 28:07   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 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
  • 8:00 pm
    American Masters [#1704] Judy Garland: By Myself Judy Garland had one of the most photographed faces ever to come out of Hollywood - it is stamped as a virtual imprint on our imaginations, a celluloid image frozen in time. She also had one of the most frequently recorded voices of the last century. She was magic, almost mythical. She is as iconic as she is misunderstood. There were her problems, to be sure, but the proof is in the performances, from The Wizard of Oz to the Palladium, from the Oscars to the Grammies. With singular entree to the MGM library, including vaulted screen tests and rehearsal footage, the film is wrapped in Judy's voice, actually telling her story in her own words. So many outsiders have tried to tell this story and so many friends and family have weighed in - now Judy gets center stage, all to herself. This is her ultimate comeback. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Circus Dreams This film documents a year in the life of Circus Smirkus, one of the world's only traveling youth circuses. The vibrant feature documentary immerses viewers into the lives of the 12-to-18-year-old performers, capturing their intense work ethic, passion for performance, deep friendships and budding loves. With a heartwarming story and compelling characters, Circus Dreams is an inspiring testament to the power of youthful dreams. duration 58:00   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century [#704H] Fiction What makes a compelling story? Exploring the virtues of ambiguity, Omer Fast, Katharina Grosse and Joan Jonas mix genres and merge aesthetic disciplines to discern not simply what stories mean, but how and why they come to have meaning. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#312H] Lisbon and the Algarve Experiencing the best of Portugal, we start in Lisbon, a ramshackle mix of glorious old and fun-loving new. Salty sailors' quarters and wistful Fado singers mix with ornate architecture to recall the glory days when Vasco da Gama and Magellan made Portugal a world power. Then we head for the south coast of your travel dreams-the Algarve. We explore the Land's End of Europe-windy and historic Cape Sagres before savoring pristine beaches and arm-wrestling octopi in the sleepy fishing village of Salema. duration 27:46   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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