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KQED Life: Thursday, September 20, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Thursday, September 20, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#207] Prague and the Czech Republic Newly energized Prague, slinky with sumptuous Art Nouveau facades, is perpetually playing Mozart and Vivaldi. Eastern Europe's top destination has Europe's best beer, biggest castle, liveliest pedestrian bridge, and most evocative Jewish Quarter. From Prague, we sidetrip to Kutna Hora, once a silver-mining boomtown, to descend into its medieval mine and ponder its eerie chapel, decorated centuries ago with 40,000 bones. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1007] Miami, Florida Miami Florida is a sophisticated, subtropical city on the same latitude as the Sahara Desert. It has been described as the American city of the future. There's fun in the sun but there's also a major infusion of performing arts. We'll visit some of the local art galleries and taste the local flavors. duration 26:15   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Death and the Civil War: American Experience Drawing heavily on This Republic of Suffering, historian and Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust's acclaimed book, this documentary explores a critical but largely overlooked aspect of the Civil War experience: the immense and varied implications of the war's staggering and unprecedented death toll. The war created a veritable "republic of suffering," as landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted described the wounded and dying arriving at Union hospital ships on the Virginia Peninsula. The shattering death toll transformed hundreds of thousands of individual lives and the life of the nation as well, from its understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship to the profound struggle of a deeply religious culture to reconcile these events with a belief in a benevolent God. The film examines the increasingly lethal years of the war, focusing primarily on several key battles and their corpse-strewn aftermaths, and concludes with a section on the postwar efforts toward reburial and remembrance. It premieres in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of Antietam, the bloodiest one-day battle in American history. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Frontline [#3019H] The Battle for Syria As fighting rages in the streets of Syria's largest city, FRONTLINE producer Jamie Doran and correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad journey to the heart of the insurgency, inside the rebel groups that are waging a full-scale assault on the forces of President Bashar al-Assad. Within "liberated zones" near the city of Aleppo, the rebels not only fight the Syrian Army, but struggle against each other in a bitter rivalry between secular and Islamist fighters. The Battle For Syria is an unprecedented portrait of Syria's rebel leaders, the toll of the war on civilians and the outlines of a potential struggle for power in post-Assad Syria. Also this hour: a look inside the House of Assad. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 4:00 am
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#404] Fruits of War Fruits of War explores a devastating cycle of violence that has plagued El Salvador for over 30 years. The film follows 4 reformed gang members - Bullet, Rebel, Weazel, and Duke - who came to the United States as child refugees from El Salvador's bloody civil war, settled in Los Angeles' tough east side, and eventually got involved in street gangs. In an effort to suppress an epidemic of gang violence, the US began an aggressive policy of deporting undocumented gang members with felony records. When these 4 men arrive back in El Salvador, they discover a country ravaged by war, and facing a new wave of violence as the LA street gangs take root in their homeland. The government, with support from the US, begins a brutal crackdown on the gangs, and these 4 men find themselves in the middle of a conflict eerily similar to the civil war - pitting the army and police against thousands of El Salvador's poorest residents, now members of the gangs. As they come to terms with their two countries' violent histories, these former gang members redirect their lives towards helping young people deal with this legacy. By Josiah Hooper. duration 56:25   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#102] Flathead Valley, Montana A river runs into it - Flathead Lake, that is, the largest natural fresh water lake West of the Mississippi. It's the beauty of the lake and the area's rivers and streams, not to mention, Glacier National Park that leads Joseph into the Flathead Valley to partake of the area's activities and scenic attractions. duration 25:00   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#510] New Zealand's South Island The South Island of New Zealand weaves Kiwi culture with scenic splendor. The vast vineyards of Marlborough helped bring this country's wines to the world stage. At a local artists' colony, Rudy gets a crash course in Maori bone carving. The breathtaking city of Queenstown draws adventure enthusiasts from around the world. We brave white-water rapids on river boards and ride a hot air balloon for soaring views of "Lord of the Rings" country. Tips on Maori crafts and eating mussels. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#707] Dynamic Combo Rolls Turn upside down, stretch your hamstrings, test your balance, and strengthen your abs all in one fun exercise that combines different poses. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#115] 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 [#116] 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 [#124] Inversions With Head Stands, Sarvangasana, Shoulder Stands. duration 27:05   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1019] duration 26:44   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#613] Core & Quads Strengthen your core with an accent on quads. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 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
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#207] Prague and the Czech Republic Newly energized Prague, slinky with sumptuous Art Nouveau facades, is perpetually playing Mozart and Vivaldi. Eastern Europe's top destination has Europe's best beer, biggest castle, liveliest pedestrian bridge, and most evocative Jewish Quarter. From Prague, we sidetrip to Kutna Hora, once a silver-mining boomtown, to descend into its medieval mine and ponder its eerie chapel, decorated centuries ago with 40,000 bones. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#511] New Zealand's North Island With spectacular seismic activity, fascinating plant and animal life, and to-die-for natural beauty, New Zealand is a traveler's dream. In the Bay of Islands, Rudy kayaks along the North's most glorious coastline. A Maori guide shows us where local tribes signed a controversial treaty with European settlers. Known as the country's bread basket, Hawke's Bay offers bike rides through fruit and olive groves, and a town with one of the highest concentrations of art deco buildings in the world. Tips on oyster shucking and olive oil. duration 26:45   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    California's Gold [#311] Mono Lake This episode is devoted to one of America's oldest, strangest and most beautiful lakes. Located in the eastern base of the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mono Lake is famous for its tufa formations, curious mounds of calcium carbonate. duration 28:49  
  • 10:30 am
    Travelscope [#103] New Brunswick, Canada Joseph falls into winter in New Brunswick, Canada. In New Brunswick - Canada's only official bi-lingual province - the English and French Acadian thrive in perfect harmony. This episode features a bi-cultural, bi-seasonal view of this beautiful Atlantic province. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#302] Salads The French Way Chef Keller creates the kind of wonderful and enticing salads you will find in bistros and brasseries throughout France. Recipes: Mixed Green Salad with Pear, Almonds and Cheese Filled Baked Potato; Spinach Salad with Poached Egg and Polenta Croutons. duration 28:20   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#112] Peter Malgieri Author and master teacher at Peter Kump's New York City Cooking School, Peter Malgieri visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Malgieri bakes an assortment of fancy cookies. Malgieri creates a cornmeal-currant biscotti. He demonstrates the two ways to work the biscotti dough to form zaleti (diamond shape cookies.) He makes amaretti or Italian almond macaroons. He shows how to pipe out the amaretti dough. Finally, he creates flat, waffle-like cookies named pizelles or little pizzas because of their round, flat shape. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#303] Gaucho Grill Gaucho describes the cowboys of northern Argentina and southern Brazil. These rustic cattle herders developed a simple yet powerful style of grilling over an open wood fire, a tradition still celebrated around Planet Barbecue today. Here are three indispensible gaucho favorites: Chicken roasted in a salt crust, from Uruguay's celebrity grill master, Francis Mallmann; the monster beef ribs that made the reputation of Brazil's famous grill house, Fogo de Chao; and a dessert from Brazil's cattle country, a pineapple you roast on the rotisserie. Chicken in a Salt Crust; Gaucho Beef Ribs; Brazilian Rotisserie Pineapple. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#303] Gaucho Grill Gaucho describes the cowboys of northern Argentina and southern Brazil. These rustic cattle herders developed a simple yet powerful style of grilling over an open wood fire, a tradition still celebrated around Planet Barbecue today. Here are three indispensible gaucho favorites: Chicken roasted in a salt crust, from Uruguay's celebrity grill master, Francis Mallmann; the monster beef ribs that made the reputation of Brazil's famous grill house, Fogo de Chao; and a dessert from Brazil's cattle country, a pineapple you roast on the rotisserie. Chicken in a Salt Crust; Gaucho Beef Ribs; Brazilian Rotisserie Pineapple. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1002H] Repairing a Shower Valve; Rebuilding a Wobbly Stair Banister Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner repair her faulty shower valve. Then, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner rebuild her wobbly stair banister. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Katie Brown Workshop [#502] Sweet The recipes and projects Katie presents promise to satisfy even the sweetest tooth and awaken your sweet side. In the Kitchen: Colorful Birthday Cake, Heavenly Orange & Cherry Brownies and Kyle's Famous Sugar and Spice Cookies. Projects: Make-and-decorate lip balm. A whimsical butterfly bouquet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2747] Bright Autumn Trees Bob Ross teaches us to capture the exciting colors of autumn on canvas in this spectacular exhibition of trees. duration 27:55   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2647] Winter's Grace Enter into the realm of the far north with Bob Ross and view firsthand the glory of a winter time landscape. duration 25:46   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#703] Soju/Lemons Chef Ming Tsai's East-West dishes combine the acidity of lemons with Soju, a mild-flavored, slightly sweet version of vodka that is ideal for cocktails and cooking. Toast to good health with friends after you stir up two drinks that feature a delicate balance between tart and sweet - a Lemon-Soju Martini and a Soju-Citrus Collins. If your guests aren't blown off their seats yet, they will be when they sample Shrimp Balls with a tangy Soju-Tomato dipping Sauce. For a dessert that will end the night on a high note, Buckwheat Crepes with Lemon-Banana Flambe are sure to make everyone's taste buds sing. And later, celebrity chef Susur Lee stops by Ming's studio kitchen, putting the East-West pair to work with his Soju and Lemon Roasted Crusted Wild Salmon. Guest Chef: Susur Lee. duration 27:47   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian [#409] Herbal Magic Toni meets up with chef Didi Emmons at Eva's Herb Farm in Massachusetts to make a salad with some unexpected ingredients. When Toni and Didi get together, the food is always fabulous and the conversation is nothing less than scintillating. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#210] Prosciutto Sandwich with Asparagus Cream, Spicy Sausage and Provolone Sandwich, Breads. duration 26:01   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#104H] New England: Spicy and Sweet in New England Take a trip with Lidia to Gloucester, Massachusetts, a fishing village with a large Italian population, and then visit Providence, Rhode Island, where Lidia goes to the Scialo Brothers' Bakery. Lidia makes Spaghetti with Lobster Sauce and tries the Scialo Brothers' recipe for Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    French Chef Classics [#101H] French Onion Soup The most popular French soup, and superb Mediterranean vegetable soup. Illustrates: How to slice onions fast; how to cook and brown onions; hot to make onion soup gratinee; hot to make simple and tasty vegetable soup; how to chop vegetables fast; how to make a cheese and garlic sauce for soup. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#224H] Pop Over Anytime Pantry staples and convenience foods take the stress out of visitors popping in! Jacques begins with a convenient, pre-made pizza shell for his Chorizo, Mushroom and Cheese Pizza. With a box of pasta and can of tuna from the cupboard, he creates Orecchiette with Fennel and Tuna. Lastly, a couple of eggs combined with the pantry staples of flour and sugar are whipped up into a kid friendly dessert, Popover with Apricot Jam. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#204] Sausage Crostini, Goat Cheese Linguine & Melons in Wine Joanne teaches her student Heather how to prepare three quick and simple recipes packed with lots of flavor and texture which she can make at home despite her busy schedule. Recipes: crostini with fennel sausage, linguine with goat cheese and arugula, summer melons in sweet-spiced wine. Student: Heather Tay - Sales Executive. Wine Segment: The versatility of Sauvignon Blanc, with Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1125H] Grilled Steak and Gazpacho Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making authentic Grilled Argentine Steaks. Then, host Christopher Kimball visits a tomato expert in Southern California to find out why supermarket tomatoes lack real tomato flavor. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of diced tomatoes. And finally, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make Creamy Gazpacho Andaluz with lots of tomato flavor! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Nature [#2603H] American Eagle Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent's most recognizable aerial predator, with a shocking white head, electric yellow beak and penetrating eyes. In the 1960s, this symbol of the United States became an emblem of environmental degradation as the pesticide DDT and other human pressures brought it to the brink of extinction. Following their protection as an endangered species, bald eagles have come roaring back. Photographed by Emmy-winning cinematographer Neil Rettig, this film focuses on the drama of the nest. Even in the best of times, it's a surprisingly tough struggle to maintain a one-ton home and raise chicks until they can hunt on their own. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nova [#3802#] Making Stuff Stronger From carbon nanotubes to artificial skin, our world is poised at the frontier of a revolution in materials science as far-reaching as the biotech breakthroughs of the last two decades. This series explores how materials changed history and are shaping the future, ranging from cost-effective fuel cells and solar panels to quantum computers and ultra-light automobiles. The New York Times' technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue brings his trademark goofball humor and techie zeal to this exploration of the future of "stuff." Each episode explores the talent, luck and determination that can turn a wild idea into a cutting-edge material or high-tech breakthrough.
    This episode: What is the strongest material in the world? Is it iron? Are Kevlar and carbon nanotubes the way of the future, or will the powerful properties discovered in natural spider silk one day replace steel? Nova begins the ambitious four-hour program with a quest for the world's strongest stuff. Host David Pogue helps viewers understand what defines strength, examining everything from mollusks to a toucan's beak and testing the world's strongest materials. Pogue travels from the deck of a US naval aircraft carrier to a demolition derby to the country's top research labs to check in with the experts who are re-engineering what nature has given us to create the next generation of strong "stuff."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#3803H] Making Stuff Smaller How small can we go? Could we one day have robots taking "fantastic voyages" in our bodies to kill rogue cells? The triumphs of tiny are seen all around us in the Information Age: transistors, microchips, laptops, cell phones. Now, David Pogue takes Nova viewers to an even smaller world in Making Stuff Smaller, examining the latest in high-powered nano-circuits and microrobots that may one day hold the key to saving lives and creating materials from the ground up, atom by atom. Pogue explores the star materials of small applications, including silicon, the stuff of computer chips, and carbon, the element now being manipulated at the atomic level to produce future technology. "Smaller" and more portable stuff has already revolutionized the way we live. The nanotechnology to come could change the face of medicine, with intelligent pills that know what medicine to release into the body and treat patients from the "inside" based on changing needs; robots that repair damaged body parts; and more. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Global Voices [#320] Maquilapolis Women workers in Tijuana's assembly factories tell their stories as they work to carve out lives of agency in a new and complicated century, revealing the transformation of a city and its people by globalization. duration 54:21   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#103] New Brunswick, Canada Joseph falls into winter in New Brunswick, Canada. In New Brunswick - Canada's only official bi-lingual province - the English and French Acadian thrive in perfect harmony. This episode features a bi-cultural, bi-seasonal view of this beautiful Atlantic province. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#511] New Zealand's North Island With spectacular seismic activity, fascinating plant and animal life, and to-die-for natural beauty, New Zealand is a traveler's dream. In the Bay of Islands, Rudy kayaks along the North's most glorious coastline. A Maori guide shows us where local tribes signed a controversial treaty with European settlers. Known as the country's bread basket, Hawke's Bay offers bike rides through fruit and olive groves, and a town with one of the highest concentrations of art deco buildings in the world. Tips on oyster shucking and olive oil. duration 26:45   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#208H] Dublin and Mystical Sidetrips Dublin's story is of feast and famine: from its 18th-century Golden Age to its 20th-century struggles for independence to its boomtime today. We explore the town's foreboding castle, patriotic jail, and Trinity College with its illuminated Book of Kells--a bright light from the Dark Ages. At night we party in Temple Bar, awash with Celtic music and frothy pints of Guinness. We sidetrip to the prehistoric necropolis of Newgrange and the medieval monastery at Glendalough, tucked in the scenic Wicklow Mountains. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1008] Belgium Burt takes a look at Belgium and tours the capital city of Brussels. We'll find out why beer is the national drink and sample one flavored with cherries. We'll discover why the hand of a giant became the symbol of the city of Antwerp and find out why food experts love Belgian cooking. duration 26:32   STEREO TVG
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