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KQED Life: Friday, September 21, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Friday, September 21, 2012
  • 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
  • 1:00 am
    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
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#3802H] 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)
  • 3:00 am
    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)
  • 4:00 am
    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)
  • 5:00 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
  • 5:30 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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#513] Loose Legs, Loose Hips Loosen your hamstrings to release your hips for deeper forward bends. Stretch your thighs and release your groin for deeper backbends. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#117] 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 [#118] 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 [#125] Abs and Arms With Cat Rolls with leg Variations, Elbow Stances. duration 27:13   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1020] duration 26:36   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#614] Butt & Posture Tone butt and improve your posture. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 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
  • 9:00 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
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#512] Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta Guadalajara is alive with the music of mariachis, flowers, colonial architecture, and passionate artists. Rudy explores the rich history and culture of "The Most Mexican of Cities." Art and artists are an important part of Guadalajara and Rudy takes it all in from the papier-mache pinatas to the dramatic murals of Orozco. Rudy tours a tequila factory, learns about margaritas and samples the best of traditional Mexican cooking. Then it's an easy hop to the coast where Puerto Vallarta's traditional charm still survives next to its new resorts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    California's Gold [#312] Little Tokyo The entire episode takes a look at the history of this Japanese American community in downtown Los Angeles, including the annual Nisei Parade and all its festivities; traditional tea ceremony; Ikebana or flower arranging and bonsai exhibits, plus more. duration 28:54  
  • 10:30 am
    Travelscope [#105] Santa Ynez Valley, California There's more to California's wine country than Napa and Sonoma. Joseph moves south and "Sideways" to Santa Barbara's Santa Ynez Wine country - the location of the Academy Award nominated movie "Sideways" - for a full menu of romantic activities that include more than wine tasting. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#303] Brioche Made Easy Chef Keller demonstrates why pastry chefs revere brioche, with its buttery taste and flaky texture. After showing a basic recipe for this French classic, he creates two mouth-watering variations. Recipes: Basic Brioche Dough; Brioche with Garlic Saucisson; Brioche Buns with Walnuts, Bacon and Onions. duration 28:48   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#113] Flo Braker, San Francisco Host Julia Child observes California's well-known baking teacher Flo Braker as she demonstrates the classic French technique for creating Ladyfingers Genoise, the batter of which is used as the base for a variety of miniature decorative cakes. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2217] Something Sweet/Qualcosa Di Dolce Mary Ann pulls out the stops when it comes to a "bomb" of an ice cream treat: La Bomba. She starts with lady fingers dipped in Marsala wine, and adds them to a mold, along with coffee and vanilla ice cream, topped with whipped cream. Still hungry? How about a comforting Ricotta pudding guaranteed to sooth your soul? Sweets for the sweet. duration 26:54   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#304] Italian Fire Since Roman times, the Italian focus-hearth-has made monumental contributions to the world of live fire cooking. A new addition to the Primal Grill equipment collection, an authentic Italian-style wood-burning oven, inspired this show's menu: two versions of Italy's iconic food, pizza, cooked on the floor of the oven but easily adapted to a conventional grill; wood oven-roasted sweet and sour duck; and monster bone-in pork chops glazed with a reduction of red wine, honey, and balsamic vinegar. Benissimo. Wood Oven Pizzas (Margherita and Bacon Potato); Sweet and Sour Duck; Grilled Pork Chops with Cipollini Onion Sauce; Grilled Cipollini Onions on Skewers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1003H] Replacing a Corroded Fitting on a Water Heater; Installing a Vented Range Kitchen Hood Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace a corroded fitting on his water heater. Then Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva ask "what is it?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner install a vented range hood in her kitchen. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Katie Brown Workshop [#503] Easy Entertaining Katie's simple, creative and elegant ideas make hosting a party easy as pie. In the Kitchen: Quick Asparagus with Orange Vinaigrette, Refreshing Pear and Apple Wine Cooler and Savory Flank Steak Pinwheels. Projects: A stunning floral centerpiece. Plant seeds: the gift that keeps on giving. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Knitting Daily [#909] Bobbles and Baubles This episode features knitted bobbles and adding beads and baubles to your wardrobe. Eunny begins with a look at textured stitches and a step-by-step guide at knitting the perfect bobble for all over textured stitch patterns. On the Accessorize Me segment, Kristin Omdahl has a fun crocheted jewelry piece. It's both easy-to-crochet and on trend with jewelry seen in stores. Then on Yarn Spotlight, Clara Parkes and Eunny look at a yarn's halo. What is a halo, and what yarns have a tendency to have them? What are the benefits to yarn halos and what projects lend themselves to yarns with and without strong halos. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a quick tip for woven cable stitches, a timeless stitch pattern that can be used in unisex designs. duration 28:00   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Martha's Sewing Room [#3306] Zipper Application Serger application of a zipper on a men's accessory bag; Sew Quick, Sew Easy travel tie keeper; Sew Easy Stabilizing using water soluble stabilizers; And Sew On segment on bullion whimsies. Guests: Missy Billingsley, Kay Brooks, Kari Mecca. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#704] Palm Sugar and Cranberries The sweetness of palm sugar paired with tart cranberries make up the East-West pair. First, Chef Ming Tsai prepares a delicious main course, Roasted Cranberry Glazed Chicken Breast on a Bed of Sweet Potato-Fennel Fricassee. If you're looking for a quick and easy dish, Ming cooks up an all-in-one, Sweet and Sour Pork served over Fried Scallion-Orzo. For a dessert that has just the right balance of tangy, creamy and sweet, Ming serves up a Free Form Cranberry Orange Tart served with vanilla ice cream. Popular celebrity chef Michael Schlow takes the helm in Ming's studio kitchen to create a refreshing spicy and sweet salad, Hamachi Crudo with Cranberry Compote, Jalapeno and Micro Cilantro. Guest Chef: Michael Schlow. duration 27:59   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#212] It's Soup Time! Host Laura Theodore prepares four superstar soup recipes. We begin with "Winter Warming Soup," which makes the perfect meal on a chilly night. Next up, "Creamy Broccoli Soup" is quick to prepare with no cream required. When the temperature is rising and soup is on your mind, chilled "Green Goddess Summer Soup" fills the bill. And last up, soup with a twist: "Penne and Lettuce Soup" cooks up in under fifteen minutes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#211] Pasta with Spinach Cream, Gorgonzola and Prosciutto, Baked Pasta with Eggplant Sauce, Pasta shapes. duration 26:31   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#105H] New Orleans: The Sicilian Quarter In this episode, Lidia is joined by Tanya as she heads to New Orleans' Sicilian Quarter, where she stops by the Central Grocery to enjoy a classic Muffuletta sandwich and then visits the Immigrant Monument in Woldenburg Park. Back in the kitchen, Lidia fries up marinated artichokes and makes a Muffaletta Sandwich with Ricotta, Anchovies, and Olive Oil. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#303] Nancy Silverton Chef Julia Child observes Nancy Silverton, owner of La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles, as she bakes a fresh creme fraiche custard brioche tarte with fresh fruit poached white wine sauce. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home [#115] Souffles Julia and Jacques demonstrate the art, and the adventure, of the souffle. Julia extends the classic cheese souffle to super-height... & Jacques creates a light, fluffy flavorful scallop and cheese souffle in a large casserole. For dessert, a chocolate souffle and cream roulade. Twinkies were never this good! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#205] Tomato Basil Fettuccine & Grilled Corn Salad Joanne gets her student Ron "fired-up" in this hands-on class featuring tomatoes. Ron learns to create both a hot and colorful pasta dish with a bit of crunch and a grilled corn and arugula salad tossed with an intriguingly delicious smoky tomato vinaigrette. Recipes: grilled corn and arugula salad with smoked tomato vinaigrette, fettucine with tomatoes, basil and crisp bread crumbs. Student: Ron Martin - Firefighter. Wine Segment: Why we call it Fume Blanc. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1126H] Lazy Day Breakfast First up, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews waffle irons in the Equipment Corner. Then, test cook Yvonne Ruperti uncovers the secrets to extra-crispy Buttermilk Waffles. Then, science expert Guy Crosby reveals the science behind browning. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate French Toast at home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    San Francisco Opera [#301H] The Magic Flute Mozart's beloved The Magic Flute, is a playful, yet profound look at the human quest for love, wisdom, and virtue. Acclaimed opera director Stanley M. Garner helms the colorful and inventive production designed by cartoonist Gerald Scarfe. Donald Runnicles conducts an enchanting cast headed by acclaimed lyric tenor Piotr Beczala as Tamino and soprano Dina Kuznetsova as Pamina. Other singers include Christopher Maltman (Papageno), soprano Erika Mikl? sa (Queen of the Night) and bass Georg Zeppenfeld (Sarastro). duration 2:38:33   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1323] Precious Knowledge When a highly successful Mexican American Studies program at Tucson High School comes under fire for teaching ethnic chauvinism, teachers and students fight back. This modern civil rights struggle is born at the epicenter of the immigration debate in the age of identity politics. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#105] Santa Ynez Valley, California There's more to California's wine country than Napa and Sonoma. Joseph moves south and "Sideways" to Santa Barbara's Santa Ynez Wine country - the location of the Academy Award nominated movie "Sideways" - for a full menu of romantic activities that include more than wine tasting. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#512] Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta Guadalajara is alive with the music of mariachis, flowers, colonial architecture, and passionate artists. Rudy explores the rich history and culture of "The Most Mexican of Cities." Art and artists are an important part of Guadalajara and Rudy takes it all in from the papier-mache pinatas to the dramatic murals of Orozco. Rudy tours a tequila factory, learns about margaritas and samples the best of traditional Mexican cooking. Then it's an easy hop to the coast where Puerto Vallarta's traditional charm still survives next to its new resorts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 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
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