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KQED Life: Friday, September 14, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Friday, September 14, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#203] Florence: City of Art In the birthplace of the Renaissance, we look into the eyes of Michelangelo's David and Botticelli's Venus, learn tricks for touring the Uffizi art gallery, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance-to discover how it was built. Then we delve into the Florentine good life: visiting a fragrant 400-year-old perfumery, sipping Campari on a rooftop, chasing the sunset on a Vespa, and sleeping serenely in a converted monastery. duration 27:50   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1003] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia is one of America's oldest and most interesting cities and the birthplace of our nation. Find out how it was founded as a Quaker colony and why it's the guardian of The Liberty Bell. Learn why Philadelphia is considered the city of brotherly love, tour the largest collection of outdoor murals and visit a Masonic Temple. Take a taste of Philly's traditional foods. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Nature [#2711H] Cuba: The Accidental Eden This small island's varied landscape, its location in the heart of the Caribbean and its longstanding place at the center of Cold War politics have all combined to preserve some of the richest and most unusual natural environments of the hemisphere. For decades, Cuba's wild landscapes lay untouched while its Caribbean neighbors poisoned or paved over their ecological riches. Now, Cuba's priceless treasures are about to face an onslaught. Tourism is already on the rise and most experts predict tourism will double once the U.S. trade embargo ends. What will happen to Cuba's stunning biodiversity - an island filled with amphibians, reptiles and the most biologically diverse freshwater fish in the region? duration 55:16   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    California Forever [#101(] The History of California State Parks This episode highlights the discovery and creation of California's state parks system and celebrates the individuals and groups whose passion and commitment helped preserve and protect them for future generations. It takes viewers on a cultural and historical tour of our state parks highlighting key events, locales and people that made California history. The plot intersects with many important victories that saved much of California's most cherished landscapes and in the process, inspired the creation of the National Park Service and the protection of wilderness. duration 1:29:18   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    California Forever [#102H] Parks for the Future Parks for the Future presents the very real challenges that state parks are now facing in California. Among these are habitat destruction by overuse, protection of native species at the expense of recreation, reclaiming industrial brown fields to create new parks in dense urban areas, establishing historic sites that commemorate people and events from diverse cultures and imminent park closures. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Dreamland California attracts visionaries from all walks of life. A dozen documentary film crews scattered across the Golden State simultaneously capture the same day - from dawn to dusk - and follow a remarkable ensemble of entrepreneurs, daredevils, entertainers, scientists, politicians, chefs and technologists pushing the bounds of the possible and and making their dreams a reality. The film profiles world-class rock-climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, singer-songwriter Liz Phair, botanist Steve Sillett and Academy Award-winning special effects designer Bran Ferren, each of whom embodies California's adventurous and innovative spirit. duration 56:06   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#304H] Chile - The Driest Place On Earth Joseph travels north to the driest place on the planet, Chile's Atacama Desert. He finds that the desert, though it appears dry and barren, is alive with varied wildlife and vibrant cultures. During his journey he encounters the friendly Atacameno Indians and witnesses spouting geysers, endless sand dunes and the area's breathtaking natural beauty. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#601] Lengthen & Strengthen Lengthen and strengthen the muscles of your legs, your arms, your entire body with poses like Wheel, Warrior, and Patient Crane. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#107] 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 [#108] 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 [#120] Core - Abs/Back - Version Two With Forward Fold, Revolved Triangle, Shalabasana, and others. duration 25:42   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1015] duration 26:33   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#609] Shoulder & Stress Relief Frozen shoulder & stress relief. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#103] Baja: The Sea of Cortez Explore a group of remote islands that are only accessible by small craft, take a look at the unique plant and animal life, learn the secrets of some of the smallest creatures on our planet -- and the very largest. duration 26:42   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#203] Florence: City of Art In the birthplace of the Renaissance, we look into the eyes of Michelangelo's David and Botticelli's Venus, learn tricks for touring the Uffizi art gallery, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance-to discover how it was built. Then we delve into the Florentine good life: visiting a fragrant 400-year-old perfumery, sipping Campari on a rooftop, chasing the sunset on a Vespa, and sleeping serenely in a converted monastery. duration 27:50   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#507] Hong Kong We get a Pacific Rim rush when we visit energetic, ever-changing Hong Kong. On a famous Star Ferry, Rudy savors one of the most majestic skylines on earth. Here, where ancient tradition cozies up to ultramodern, we take in monasteries, Chinese herbs and a city obsessed with shopping. The island of Lantau features one of the world's largest statues of Buddha. And in the fishing village of Sai Kung, Rudy feasts on freshly caught seafood. Tips on markets and feng shui. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    California's Gold [#301] Gold Country Pan for gold, sing pioneer songs and eat "bangers" at the annual Bidwell Bar Day celebration at Lake Oroville in Butte County; visit the pride of Sonora, the Red Church, a picturesque landmark in the center of town; and discover an unusual source of pride at the unique Annual Poison Oak Show in Columbia, a restored gold mining town in Tuolumne County. duration 26:05  
  • 10:30 am
    Travelscope [#309H] Guatemala - The Maya of the Western Highlands Joseph visits the ancient Spanish colonial capital of Antigua before climbing volcanoes and heading into Guatemala's Mayan highland villages for hard bargaining in the local markets, a leisurely visit to a coffee plantation and a weaving lesson on a traditional back-strap loom. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#223] Home-Smoking Made Easy After showing the professional restaurant smoker used in his restaurants, Chef Keller goes on to demonstrate how home cooks can easily smoke foods at home with an inexpensive smoking pan. The results are wonderfully juicy foods laced with the irresistible flavor of smoke. Recipes: Smoked Trout; Smoked Trout Salad; Smoked Cornish Game Hens. duration 28:00   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#108] Lauren Groveman Bagel maven Lauren Groveman from Larchmont, New York visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Groveman demonstrates how to make bagels. Bagels need to be boiled before baking. Groveman adds baking soda and sugar to help brown the bagels during baking. After boiling, Groveman flavors the top and the bottom of the bagels. She bakes the bagels on top of a tile and tosses ice cubes on the bottom of the oven to create steam. She also prepares vegetable cream cheese, smoked salmon and scallions cream cheese and chopped chicken livers to top her home-made bagels. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2212] Umbrian Cooking/La Cucina Umbra Mary Ann travels to the "Green Heart of Italy," Umbria, where she teaches her eager culinary students the fine (and tasty) art of Strangozzi Pasta Spoleto Style, Stuffed Guinea Fowl, Farro with Vegetables and for dessert, a fabulous, custard-like Umbrian treat, Crescionda. Viva Italia! duration 26:44   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#212] On The Wing A football game would be a sorry experience without tailgating. And tailgating revolves around grilling. Of course, just as the meaning of "football" varies around the world, so does what you grill. Whether the ball is oval or round, whether the game is football or soccer, this show will help you smoke the competition. Next up: grilled quesadillas, burgers three ways; and grilled pork chop "calzones." Recipes: Grilled quesadillas; Burgers 3 ways: hamburgers with herb butter; inside out cheeseburgers; and Bosnian pletzkavicha; Grilled pork chop "calzones"; Side dish: grilled horn peppers and grilled tomatoes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Ask This Old House [#924H] Up in the loft, general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor show how to build a tool storage cabinet perfect for any basement or garage. Next, Tom and Kevin, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, ask, "What is it?" Then, home safety expert Michael Milligan shows Kevin how to protect a house from catastrophic flood damage caused by faulty plumbing. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Katie Brown Workshop [#424] Best of Simple Living As Katie always says, "Keep it Simple!" Join Katie on this best of episode to prepare some quick-fix simple meals for you and your family. With help from the Workshop crew, Katie will create easy, yet stunning crafts for your home and garden. duration 26:54   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Knitting Daily [#908] Unusually Unique We celebrate the unusually unique aspects of knit. We begin with a tutorial on Andean colorwork's scalloped edging. Eunny demonstrates this technique for an unique flair that you can add to your own designs. Next, knitwear designer Kristen TenDyke takes a look at her finish-free knits with a demonstration on a neat i-cord element that she adds to her knitted pullover design. Then, on Yarn Spotlight, Clara Parkes and Eunny are surrounded by luxury as they look at luxurious yarns made from muskox and silk. Worth every penny of luxury, these yarns are one-of-a-kind and work well for various small projects. Finally, Eunny wraps up today's episode with a fun technique of purling backwards! duration 28:00   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Martha's Sewing Room [#3305] Madeira Borders - Three Ways Gown embellished with Madeira borders; Crisscross pintucks Antique Technique; Heirloom Quilting segment on applying pintucked triangles; Hand embroidered shadow squares. Guests: Hope Yoder, Nina McVeigh, Wendy Schoen. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#925Z] Shermay Lee & Peranakan Cooking Ming explores Peranakan cooking in Singapore with chef and cookbook author Shermay Lee whose cooking is living proof that grandmothers know best. Sharing with Ming her grandmother's decades old recipe for a traditional dish, Shermay takes us, and Ming, on a culinary adventure. From finding ingredients in an outdoor market to using her family's timeworn mortar and pestle, this episode highlights the culinary history and the exotic flavors found only in Singapore. duration 27:51   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#211] Elegant and Easy Host Laura Theodore, prepares her elegant and easy party menu featuring "Savory Mushroom Stroganoff" served over delicate rotini pasta. On the side, simple "Broccoli with Lemon Sauce" compliments beautifully. "Walnut, Beet, and Tofu Salad' starts off the meal with flair. To finish with a flourish, sinfully delicious "Chocolate Mousse Ginger Pie" whips up in a flash. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#206] Pizza Margherita, Pizza with Braised Peppers, Making pizza with kids. duration 25:31   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy [#426] The Delights of Braising Lidia travels to Lombardy, a region known for its gorgeous scenery, magnificent lakes and beautiful fashion. Join Lidia as she shows us the beauty of flavor by creating braised cabbage rolls stuffed with sausage and cabbage. Lidia also shows us how to make skillet braised chicken bundles with pestata and bacon. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#301] Martha Stewart, Part 1 of 2 Martha Stewart, a magazine editor, star of her own television show and author of the popular "Weddings" book joins Julia to bake one grand and glorious three-tiered wedding cake. Martha prepares the batter and bakes each layer in graduated diamond-shaped cake forms. While the cake bakes, and then chills, Martha creates a variety of delicately realistic and delicious marzipan fruits, right down to the little stems and leaves. She also makes and chills enough vanilla rum buttercream to ice the entire cake. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home [#114] Roast Chickens Perfectly roasted chicken says Julia, is a telltale of a really good cook. Here are three ways to perfectly roast chicken. Whether whole rack-roasted or trussed and stuffed under the skin with a savory and shallot saute, or butterflied and roasted with a delicate spice rub, each has a crispy golden brown skin and juicy meat that say "Hmmmm! Great chicken!" duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#126H] Summer's Bounty Summer is definitely the time Joanne gets excited about fruits and vegetables, greeting her student Leah with a little jem salad perfectly dressed with a buttermilk blue cheese dressing. They make a spicy spaghetti together and then cool things down with a blueberry frozen yogurt. Recipes: Little Gems with Almonds and Buttermilk Blue Dressing, Spicy Spaghetti with Sauteed Fennel and Mussels, and Blueberry Frozen Yogurt. Student: Leah Ballantyne, Teacher. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1121H] Grilled Pork Chops and Ribs Host Christopher Kimball visits Boston's famous East Coast Grill to learn about Memphis ribs from BBQ expert Chris Schlesinger. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make Memphis-Style Barbecued Spareribs on a home grill. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his favorite new grill gadgets. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the Best Charcoal Grill-Smoked Pork Chops at home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Lost Treasures of the Ancient World [#205] Empires in the Americas This fascinating program highlights the amazing parallels between the two great American societies of the Aztecs and the Incas. duration 49:41   STEREO TVG
  • 7:51 pm
    Montezuma Montezuma inherited an empire of five million people from his uncle, stretching from present-day Mexico to Nicaragua. At the time, the empire was made up of semi-independent city-states. One of the Aztec King's greatest achievements was to expand and centralize this empire. Within months of taking the throne in 1502, he changed from a man of good reason into a pitiless autocrat who declared himself a god. He wanted people to be afraid of him, as he believed that fear and ruthlessness were the only ways to stop the empire falling apart. duration 51:48   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Storm That Swept Mexico The Mexican Revolution, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century, not only changed the course of Mexican history, but also profoundly impacted its relationships with the rest of the world. This program looks at the complex historical, social, political, economic and cultural forces that shaped the Mexican Revolution, influenced its course, and determined its consequences and legacy. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#309H] Guatemala - The Maya of the Western Highlands Joseph visits the ancient Spanish colonial capital of Antigua before climbing volcanoes and heading into Guatemala's Mayan highland villages for hard bargaining in the local markets, a leisurely visit to a coffee plantation and a weaving lesson on a traditional back-strap loom. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#507] Hong Kong We get a Pacific Rim rush when we visit energetic, ever-changing Hong Kong. On a famous Star Ferry, Rudy savors one of the most majestic skylines on earth. Here, where ancient tradition cozies up to ultramodern, we take in monasteries, Chinese herbs and a city obsessed with shopping. The island of Lantau features one of the world's largest statues of Buddha. And in the fishing village of Sai Kung, Rudy feasts on freshly caught seafood. Tips on markets and feng shui. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#116] Three-Part Travel Skills Special The final program in a 3-part mini-series of travel tips. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#810] Immigrating to America, II Every person who lives in the United States is an immigrant or the descendant of someone who immigrated here. In some cases they were travelers looking for a place where they would be free to practice their traditions. In every case they were looking for a better life. Social tensions were always part of the immigrant experience. Burt explores how immigration has created social difficulties and also produced a new vitality. This program will show how immigration has transformed American society and culture and demonstrated that diversity, as well as unity, and is a source of our national strength. duration 25:04   STEREO TVG
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