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KQED Life: Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#205] Cinque Terre: Italy's Hidden Riviera Italy's Hidden Riviera In these five idyllic port towns, we sample village life: fishing for anchovies at midnight, savoring the best pesto, picking grapes, and cheering cliff divers as we hike the "walkway of love." Each pastel town is a delight, but my favorite is Vernazza - where Giovanni makes pasta and Granelli sells porcini mushrooms at the tiny street market. We sidetrip to Carrara's quarries where Michelangelo selected his marble, then return to Vernazza to stroll the only street with the entire village as the sun sets. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1005] Napa Valley, California Napa Valley is the home to some of our most innovative chefs. Burt tours the valley and introduces us to some of the signature dishes at the best restaurants. We find out why California is the nation's leading dairy state, meet one of the most successful wine makers and find out how prohibition saved the business. We'll also take a look at the ancient process for making barrels and how they changed the taste of wine. duration 28:19   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Havana, Havana! - PBS Arts This music documentary vibrates with the soul and energy of African-Cuban drummers, guajira guitarists and the pulsing melodies of celebrated Cuban musician Raul Paz. He brings together fellow musical stars Descemer Bueno, Kelvis Ochoa and David Torrens for a concert in Havana. All of them left Cuba years ago, and their decision to return has injected a new spirit into Cuban music. Mirroring Cuba's growing relationship with the world, the program highlights how the country's musical expression is evolving in the 21st century. duration 54:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Hemingway In Cuba The story of Ernest Hemingway's 30-year love affair with the West Indies republic is recounted in this documentary. Cuba captured Ernest Hemingway's fertile imagination and inspired him to create now-legendary fictional characters: Harry Morgan of To Have and Have Not, Thomas Hudson of Islands in the Stream and Santiago of The Old Man and the Sea. The program travels to Cuba to capture Hemingway's old haunts - many of which remain unchanged - and explores Hemingway's real-life adventures in Cuba, from his passion for marlin fishing and safari hunting, as well as the influence of his wives and lovers on his life and work. It presents archival footage and includes interviews with Cuban scholars and Hemingway biographers who discuss how Cuba's culture, religion and even its volatile politics influenced this legendary American author. duration 57:32   TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Arthur Hanlon's Encanto Del Caribe Pianist/composer Arthur Hanlon, the most recognized name in Latin instrumental music today, brings together some of the biggest and brightest stars in Latin music for a thrilling "Caribbean Fantasy" that includes a mix of Latin standards beloved by music lovers everywhere and original material that spans all cultural influence and appeal, including instrumentals and songs sung in English and Italian. The concert, taped at the historic San Cristobal fort in Puerto Rico, features crossover superstar Marc Anthony, living legend Cheo Feliciano, former New York Yankee Bernie Williams, top-selling female Italian artist Laura Pausini, Grammy-winning Spanish singer Natalia Jimenez, and newcomer Ana Isabelle. Set in the 500-year old castle fort, a United States National Historic Site which has never before allowed crews inside, and backed by a 40-piece orchestra, dancers, acrobats and scenic views of Puerto Rico, the concert song list is the perfect soundtrack to escape to a "Caribbean Fantasy," or "delight" that is the show name's English translation, an aural and visual escape for audiences. duration 57:40   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Cuba Mia: Portrait of An All-Woman Orchestra Captures the musicians of the all-female orchestra Camerata Romeu as they prepare for an end-of-the-year concert in Old Havana's Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. With one of the world's most beautiful churches as the backdrop, the women play a unique blend of classical music, created by famous Cuban and Latin American composers. The program profiles the musicians - ranging from a talented young violinist to a mature bass player. Cuba Mia follows the musicians and conductor Zenaida Romeu as they juggle their studies, and in some cases motherhood, with a demanding schedule and complex musical repertoire. duration 58:15   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#310H] Guatemala - Seeking The Past In Tikal and Yaxha Joseph combines the legendary with the natural when he explores Guatemala's Mayan legacy at the temples of Tikal and Yaxha and then discovers the wonders that wait at the El Quetzal Biotope Nature Reserve. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#508] Sydney Australia's stunning metropolis, Sydney seduces with its glorious harbor, carefree attitude and sunny beaches. From the Opera house to the Harbor Bridge to Circular Quay Rudy basks in the sights along the harbor. Then, it's pub hopping in the old Rocks quarter, admiring aboriginal art, and a watery adventure at the aquarium. Excursions take us surfing at Bondi beach and exploring the cliffs and rainforests of the Blue Mountains. Tips on eating well and best beaches. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#705] Lean On It! (Part 1) Make friends with your wall, letting it support you in a variety of yoga poses. A wall makes it fun and easy to balance, twist, and stretch. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#111] 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 [#112] 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 [#122] Airplanes With Parsvokonasana Warrior I, II, and II with three arm positions. duration 27:42   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1017] duration 26:44   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#611] Core & Hips Strengthen your core and slenderize hips. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#301] Oaxaca, Mexico The biggest technical breakthrough in human history was figuring out how to grow our own food. The second may be writing. The Zapotecs of Mexico appear to be the only society that, on their own, developed both. Burt visits their city of Oaxaca, tours their ancient settlements, learns about their crafts, and explains their food. We also see the oldest tree in the world and visit the most elaborate Baroque church in the New World. duration 26:55   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#205] Cinque Terre: Italy's Hidden Riviera Italy's Hidden Riviera In these five idyllic port towns, we sample village life: fishing for anchovies at midnight, savoring the best pesto, picking grapes, and cheering cliff divers as we hike the "walkway of love." Each pastel town is a delight, but my favorite is Vernazza - where Giovanni makes pasta and Granelli sells porcini mushrooms at the tiny street market. We sidetrip to Carrara's quarries where Michelangelo selected his marble, then return to Vernazza to stroll the only street with the entire village as the sun sets. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#509] Queensland, Australia Sun-washed beaches, chic beachside towns, cliffs and rainforests and one of the seven natural wonders of the world, The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland is the ultimate outdoor adventure. We begin north of Brisbane along the sunshine coast, exploring sand dune covered islands, coastal towns and parks. Then we fly north to Cairns, the gateway to the coral, multicolored sea life and azure waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Tips on avoiding poisonous creatures and diving. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    California's Gold [#308] A Tale Two Cities Visit Allensworth, now a state historic park, California's only community founded, financed and governed by African Americans during the early 1900's; tour old and new Kernville as area residents recount their experiences; go whitewater rafting down the wild and scenic Kern River, one of the fastest flowing rivers in the nation. duration 28:37  
  • 10:30 am
    Travelscope [#505H] Guatemala's Semana Santa - Easter Week Throughout Guatemala, Easter Week (Semana Santa) is celebrated as the most significant and festive season on every religious and social calendar. Joseph travels to Guatemala City, Antiqua and Lago de Atitlan and discovers that while the observance is rich in Roman Catholic ceremony and tradition, at the same time it leaves room for the popular devotion and beliefs of the indigenous Mayan culture. In addition, the communal creation of hundreds of beautiful alfombras -- flower-strewn, multi-colored "carpets" -- that line the streets in front of the religious processions is something to behold. The pomp, color, emotion and devout expression all combine to create an once-in-a-lifetime travel experience. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#225] Verrine Chef Keller presents the current culinary rage in France called verrine, or serving foods in different shaped glasses. It's both practical and beautiful, allowing guests to easily carry their food at a gathering. He's making everything from salad to dessert and serving them up in some pretty spectacular presentations. Recipes: Pasta Salad with Pear, Mache Tomato-Zucchini Verrine; Croque Monsieur; Mascarpone-Pineapple Parfait; Chocolate Verrine for a Crowd. duration 28:27   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#110] Steve Sullivan, Acme Bakery In Berkeley, Ca Master bread-maker Steve Sullivan from the Acme Bakery in Berkeley, CA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Sullivan demonstrates how to make various decorative loaves. He creates a couronne, or crown of pearls. This bread uses three different starters. He also bakes baguettes, wheat stalks and pain fendu. To allow for these decorative breads to expand more readily, Sullivan recommends raising the humidity of the oven by pouring water in pans underneath the baking breads. duration 24:48   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2214] Pugliese Pasta/La Pasta Pugliese Mary Ann celebrates the pasta of Puglia by making sauce-holding cavatelli (little caves) and then she creates "Stracnar" a rarely-seen pasta nowadays, that requires a handmade "Cavarola Board" to create its distinctive imprint. All of this and sauce too! A Lamb Ragu for the Stracnar and Prosciutto di Parma and Fava Bean for the cavatelli. Who doesn't love pasta? duration 26:52   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#301] Primal Grill Think back. Way back. To that momentous occasion more than a million years ago, when our prehistoric ancestors learned how to master fire-and cook. This show focuses on some of the world's most primal grilling. Mussels grilled on a bed of flaming pine needles, as they do on the west coast of France. Salmon roasted on redwood sticks in front of an open fire in the style of the Yurok Indians of northern California. T-bone steaks grilled directly on the embers, and fire-grilled Garlic Bread. Awaken your inner caveman. It's primal grilling on Primal Grill. Mussels on Pine Needles; Salmon on a Stick; Caveman T-Bones with Garlic and Peppers; Fire-Grilled Garlic Bread. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Ask This Old House [#926H] duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Katie Brown Workshop [#426] Best of Holidays Come home with Katie Brown for the holidays! In the kitchen, she makes delicious recipes destined to become family favorites. Katie decorates the house with advent balls and dresses up artificial trees with her easy faux-real tree project. duration 26:24   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Gary Spetz's Painting Wild Places! with Watercolors [#208] Learn to Paint Bryce Canyon Overlook, Part 2 In a step-by-step demonstration, Gary takes the viewer through the second phase of the "rock formation and snow" watercolor painting from the previous episode. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Gary Spetz's Painting Wild Places! with Watercolors [#506] Burnt Forest Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, hikes through and paints a scene from a previously "burnt out" forest-explaining both how he paints and what he looks for, in nature, for a painting composition. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#701] Wonton Wrapper/Parsley The fresh taste of parsley pops alongside Chinese wonton wrappers in this week's helping. To kick off the season, Ming's mother Iris Tsai rules the kitchen, helping him prepare three tasty dishes. First up, Ming and his mother prepare the perfect appetizer, flavorful Shrimp and Parsley Wontons with a Soy-Vinegar Dipping Sauce that will wow your guests. Then, for a spin on a classic dish, they put together a Crispy Wonton and Salmon Napoleon with Parsley-Roasted Garlic Puree. In a nod to Ming's French training, Ming and his mother cook up Asian Pistou Dumplings Simmered in Lime Broth, a hearty, comforting dish that can be prepared all in one pot. Finally, Iris takes over and shows Ming how to make Pork, Shiitake and Parsley Shumai, dumplings bursting with flavor. Guest Chef: Iris Tsai. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian [#407] Comfort Food Need a little comfort when you're feeling low or the weather gets cold? Toni shows you how to make a rich, delicious porcini stock that can be used as a base for a variety of soups or stews, as well as a scrumptious Mushroom-Seitan Goulash and a Black Olive-Potato Stew. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#208] Palermo-Style Pizza, Fried Calzones, Chickpea Pizza. duration 26:31   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#102H] California and New Jersey: From the Garden State to the Golden State Lidia learns all about artichokes at Pezzini Farms in California, and crosses the country to be joined by Tanya for a visit to the Maugeri Farm, grower of New Jersey tomatoes. At the farm, Tanya and Lidia enjoy a classic, home-grown, Italian-American meal with the Maugeri family. Inspired by her visit to Pezzini Farms, Lidia makes an Artichoke Soup, followed by Stuffed Vegetables and a Radicchio, Goat Cheese, and Raisin Salad. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#139] Monique Barbeau and Jacques Torres Chef Monique Barbeau from Fullers in Seattle and pastry chef Jacques Torres from Le Cirque in New York visit Julia Child in her kitchen. Barbeau creates Eggplant Falafel With Tahini Dressing. Torres prepares a baked chocolate soup with meringue - a dessert that contains bananas soaked in rum and is then covered with caramelized sugar. duration 25:36   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#223H] Dessert First! When in doubt, start with dessert....and it's easy when you use a tortilla for the crust as Jacques does in Crisp Pear Tart. Fresh bay scallops are shown in the shell at their very best, and become too tempting to Jacques who can't resist nibbling on them, in a light, fresh tasting Bay Scallops in Mignonette Sauce. For a homier dish, Jacques shares his comforting Sausage Patties with Pumpkin Seeds and Mushrooms served with Cornmeal Mush. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#202] Pork Chops, Lemon Freeze & Citrus Crisps Joanne gives her student Cheryl and intensive hands-on lesson on brining pork chops, cleaning dried mushrooms, and rolling and cutting out cookie dough. Recipes: pork chops with asparagus and morels, after-dinner lemon freeze pucker-up citrus crisps. Student: Cheryl Kovalchik - Entertainment Marketing. Wine Segment: The Rioja wines of Spain. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1123H] Great Grilled Roast Beef Host Christopher Kimball reveals how to buy the best sirloin cuts at the right price. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Inexpensive Charcoal-Grill-Roasted Beef at home and serves it with Roasted Smashed Potatoes. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for smokers, and science expert Guy Crosby discusses the science behind salting meat. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1417H] San Jose, CA - Hour Two Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Bruce Shackelford meet up at the historic Fallon House to examine works by prolific Western painter Astley David Middleton Cooper. Valuable find: A painting entitled The Wet Nurse, by the German genre painter Carl Herpfer, valued at $80, 000. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Market Warriors [#105H] Antiquing In Springfield, OH Miller, John, Bob and Kevin head to the Midwest for one of the largest shows in the region, the Springfield Extravaganza in Springfield, Ohio. Once there, the pickers are challenged to sift through the 2000 vendors to find the best piece of cast iron to sell at auction. Some unique picks include a Jazzboy Jim toy, a Salvador Dali lithograph and a pair of chairs made of skis. Their finds are auctioned at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Antiques Roadshow [#1113] Salt Lake City, Ut - Part 1 Host Mark Walberg takes the plunge down Olympic Park's bobsled run to get in the zone for a look at Olympics collectibles with appraiser Philip Weiss. At the Salt Palace Convention Center, experts favorably judge such outstanding finds as a 1920s to 1930s-era folk art quilt depicting scenes from Mormon history; a valuable Utah landscape painting by 20th-century Swedish-American artist Birger Sandzen; and a mid-19th- century archive of materials documenting the career of Philip Margetts, considered the first prominent Mormon actor, brought in by his great-granddaughter and valued at $100,000 to $150,000. duration 55:14   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Global Spirit [#110H] Dreams, Visions and Realities Human beings have always been fascinated by their dreams, and have long debated their meaning, purpose and significance. As scientists investigate the chemical and biological origins of dreaming, many indigenous cultures explore their dreams as a deeply spiritual connection that links humanity with the core of all life. In this Global Spirit episode, host Phil Cousineau invites Jungian psychologist Dr. Stephen Aizenstat and Aboriginal elder "Yidumduma" Bill Harney into a conversation about dreaming as a connection to meaning in life. Vivid film sequences from the Australian outback mix with western imagery from Steve's Jungian tradition. The two guests share an engaging conversation of creation stories, personal anecdotes, and deep, memorable sounds from Bill's djeridoo. duration 54:56   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#505H] Guatemala's Semana Santa - Easter Week Throughout Guatemala, Easter Week (Semana Santa) is celebrated as the most significant and festive season on every religious and social calendar. Joseph travels to Guatemala City, Antiqua and Lago de Atitlan and discovers that while the observance is rich in Roman Catholic ceremony and tradition, at the same time it leaves room for the popular devotion and beliefs of the indigenous Mayan culture. In addition, the communal creation of hundreds of beautiful alfombras -- flower-strewn, multi-colored "carpets" -- that line the streets in front of the religious processions is something to behold. The pomp, color, emotion and devout expression all combine to create an once-in-a-lifetime travel experience. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#509] Queensland, Australia Sun-washed beaches, chic beachside towns, cliffs and rainforests and one of the seven natural wonders of the world, The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland is the ultimate outdoor adventure. We begin north of Brisbane along the sunshine coast, exploring sand dune covered islands, coastal towns and parks. Then we fly north to Cairns, the gateway to the coral, multicolored sea life and azure waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Tips on avoiding poisonous creatures and diving. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#206] Amsterdam and Dutch Sidetrips With Rembrandts and stately architecture from its Golden Age, hidden churches and holocaust memorials from its troubled times, and Van Goghs and titillating street life from its modern age, Amsterdam stimulates all the senses. Then, side-tripping from Europe's capital of tolerance into the countryside (and below sea-level), we hike dikes, climb windmills, tour the world's biggest flower market, and see how in Holland, "Everything's just so Dutch!" duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1006] Basque Region, Spain The Basque country of northeast Spain has the oldest culture in Europe and they are determined to keep their traditions. In Bilbao we'll visit the museum that revitalized the city. In San Sebastian, on the Northwest coast of Spain, we'll check out the fastest ball game in the world and learn why it's home to some of the finest Basque cooking in Europe. duration 27:04   STEREO TVG
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