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KQED Life: Sunday, November 4, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Sunday, November 4, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#407] Tuscany's Dolce Vita The small towns and rural charms of Tuscany give us a healthy dose of the "sweet life" as we hunt for truffles in an oak forest, nibble through an artichoke festival, share a farmhouse feast, and ride a classic convertible through the cypress groves of Mona Lisa's back yard. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#303] Sonoma County Sonoma, California was the most northerly mission in the Spanish Mission system and the place where the United States took control of California from Mexico. Burt tours the county, explains its history and takes viewers to some of the area's most interesting sights, including the home of the garden wizard of North America, the redwood forest, the Russian River kayaking course, and the Jim Russell NASCAR drivers school. We get an overview of the area from a 1940 vintage biplane. duration 26:05   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Infinity Hall Live [#108H] The Wailin' Jennys The Wailin' Jennys bring their brand of folk and contemporary roots music to Infinity Hall. Brought together in 2002 for what was supposed to be a one-time coffee house gig in Winnipeg, this award-winning trio soon found their irresistible chemistry and tight vocal harmonies were winning over audiences throughout North America and beyond. Comprised of Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody, and Heather Masse, The Wailin' Jennys have toured extensively since the release of their eponymously named first studio album in 2003. They've collaborating with a variety of artists and become a fixture as musical guests on public radio's A Prairie Home Companion. Steeped in classical music and art, The Wailin' Jennys have developed a style and sound all their own. With heavy use of acoustic instruments, the group's musical influences range from 70s rock to traditional Celtic folk tunes. Their complexities in style and musical offering only serve to distinguish them further from the rest of the music industry.Having won a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) in 2005 for their album, 40 Days, The Wailin' Jennys have continued to enjoy success, including their newest album, Bright Morning Stars, released to critical acclaim in the United States and Canada. duration 57:14   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3805H] The Civil Wars/Punch Brothers ACL presents new American acoustic music with the Civil Wars and Punch Brothers. The Civil Wars play tunes from their Grammy-winning album Barton Hollow. Punch Brothers showcase their latest, Who's Feeling Young Now? duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Masterpiece Classic [#4226#] Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - A Perfect Specimen of Womanhood Blanche comes face-to-face with her former lover when a scandalous novel is published; when the passion between the pair reignites, she begins to consider a life away from Eaton Place. Downstairs, Beryl's decision to take a stand causes serious disruptions in the running of the house until a familiar face offers wise words. Meanwhile, when Lady Persie reveals a shocking secret to Sir Hallam, the pair becomes ever closer as Persie is forced to make a life-changing decision about her future. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 4:00 am
    Masterpiece Classic [#4227#] Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - All The Things You Are Harry's desire to impress Beryl leads him and Johnny into the world of boxing and, as their big fight draws closer, the boys are determined to reign victorious. Upstairs, as Lady Agnes and Sir Hallam drift further apart, she is reacquainted with someone who shows her an exciting world away from 165 Eaton Place; Sir Hallam makes a dangerous decision that will change his life forever. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 5:00 am
    Live from the Artists Den [#403H] Death Cab for Cutie Indie-rockers Death Cab for Cutie in the majestic Beaux-Arts Court of New Yorks Brooklyn Museum. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#103] Upside Down & Rock'n Roll Reverse Arrow restores energy and improves circulation. Rock and Roll tones the spine and gets those abs working. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#41] 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 [#42] 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 13:45  
  • 7:00 am
    Power Yoga: Mind and Body [#222] duration 26:51   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1217] Maintain Independence This episode is full of functional movements to help improve performance of the activities of daily life and help you maintain independence as you age. duration 27:26   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#711] Eccentrics Workout duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Growing A Greener World [#310H] Urban Gardening (Detroit, MI) As cities across America fend off the impact of economic blight, many are finding that gardens are providing one of the fastest roads to recovery. They're providing an emotional boost to citizens, food for the hungry and instant beauty to areas while lifting spirits and enthusiasm for a better tomorrow. Detroit is a landmark city making huge strides through its gardens and programs built around them. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#102H] Bunches of Blueberries Allen goes to Oregon to sample several delicious blueberry dishes and visits a plant where they harvest blueberries. Back at the farm, he makes his homemade blueberry muffins. Allen shows how use blueberries as an ornamental plant when he to puts together a "deckscape with a blueberry theme. duration 26:37   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Victory Garden [#3303Z] Light Using light to your advantage in the garden is a skill. This week, VG at light in many different ways. Host Jamie Durie visits the renowned Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, CA, to take a closer look at specimens that reflect light, absorb light, or bring light into your garden. Then, we tackle one of gardening's most persistent questions: what's a gardener to do with shade? Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom gives a primer on the many different types of shade, and how to choose the right plant for the right place. Our "Homegrown" segment this week features a Burmese salad with greens and herbs straight from the garden and greenhouse. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Garden SMART [#2903] If the bright green promise of the spring lawn has turned to a brown, weedy turf disappointment, tune in as GS visits with a grass expert who shares some great fall grass care tips. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 10:29 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#219H] Da Lian, The Mountain House, Buca Di Beppo Full platters, pleasure and parties are the plan at our first stop. Then authentic Northern Chinese flavors remind one guest of times past. And the long and winding road leads to a game-centric menu in a rural setting. duration 27:47   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Market Warriors [#109H] Antiquing In Burlington, KY Miller, John, Bob and Kevin head out to Canton, Texas, home to First Monday Trade Days - a large outdoor monthly market with a mixture of antiques and new wares. The challenge to find authentic Mission Oak furniture amid the recently made crafts puts one picker up against the clock. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg injects quick wit and a collector's know-how as the pickers scour the market for key finds, which include a pair of Knoll Chairs, a Bostrom Brady Surveying Tool and an antique document box. The winning picker is determined at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles, California, where chosen items go under the hammer. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Leading Gen [#108] Hosts Gino La Mont and Carolyn Ausman interview Joel Cohen, age 58, retiree, who becomes bored, spends too much money and saves too little, decides to began a new career. Learn how he achieves success; Kathy Lewis, age 47, describes the despair of being unable to bear a child, and the joys of the child they adopt. Meet Hee Sook Yang and Chon Kyu Yang, ages 60 and 64, immigrants from Korea who become successful and maintain their family values and hard-work ethic in America; their two children describe their adjustment to two cultures. Viola Golden, age 79, a former teacher, and recent amputee, has every insurance except in-home health care that becomes necessary, shares her struggle to resolve financial problems. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#310] Naturally Decorative Michele shares resourceful, budget friendly ideas on how she creatively redecorated a guest bedroom using nothing but scraps of wood and fabric from around the house and natural items from the backyard. Everything from a bed, headboard and trim work to lamps, rugs, and art accessories. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Growing Bolder [#311H] Gospel of Good From Broadway to Busts - Lawrence Holofcener wrote for Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows," Sammy Davis Jr. and Merv Griffin. After becoming one of the top songwriters around, he decided to walk away and take another risk -- he wanted to be an actor. Not only did he become an actor, he made his debut on Broadway in "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off." He even went on to star in "Hello, Dolly!" with Carol Channing and in "Fiddler on the Roof." Now, at the age of 85, he's a respected painter and sculptor. One of his most famous pieces is a tourist destination in London. He's used two simple words to guide him through his amazing life: why not? Gospel of Good - With the daily news filled with stories of unethical businessmen and out-of-control corporate greed, we're happy to shine the light on a Fortune 500 company and a retired CEO who are proving that giving back is the best way to move forward. The Most Vibrant 107-Year-Old in the World - At 107, Wilhelmina Hoorn raises the bar of what's possible to a whole new level! Come celebrate her birthday with a woman who has lived around the world and seen great hardships and great joy. Plus, her birthday is made even more special by the fact that she gets to celebrate it with five generations of her family, including her three feisty daughters -- all in their 80s themselves. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Healing Quest [#1003] The Grass Fed, Pasture-Raised Movement; The Myth of Eight Glasses of Water A Day with Dr. Howard Murad. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    My Generation [#3001] The Power of One My Generation contributor Martina Navratilova sits down with friend Elton John for a rare, personal interview about his career, his life past and present. Learn how he makes up for lost time by giving back to the people and causes he cares about. Also, meet two people whose simple ideas are changing the world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#905H] Los Angeles After traveling more than 4500 miles in 30 days, the Roadtrippers book a last-minute interview with Randii Wessen, an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Los Angeles. Randii shares his story of constant determination-wisdom that resonates with Nekeed. The Roadtrip ends with an interview with Laura Danly, curator at the Griffith Observatory. Laura tells her story of arduous schooling to land a job as a NASA astronomer-only to realize that she's happiest when she shares her astronomical knowledge with others. Ending their journey with a better sense of themselves and their futures, the team gives their final reflections and says their goodbyes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3209H] Ford Fusion Road Test: 2013 Ford Fusion * Road Test: 2012 CODA Sedan * Goss' Garage: Shocks & Struts duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 3:30 pm
    Hometime [#2616] Timber Shed Wall Framing The crew pre-builds timber frame walls inside and re-builds on a new slab near the Hometime Log Cabin. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    This Old House [#3205H] Getting Around In Cambridge Kevin joins the legions of Cambridge locals by biking to work on a vintage bicycle restored locally. Tom shows Kevin how he's gotten rid of the steps to the roof deck. Roger arrives to tackle the giant stump left over from the old Norway maple. Richard shows Kevin how they've kept the ducts out of the roof rafter bays to preserve that space for insulation, and on the second floor, how they've hidden the air handler at the top of a hall closet. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1105H] Planting Palm Trees/Replacing an Old Heating System With One That's More Efficient Landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to Miami to help a homeowner plant several varieties of palm trees in her front yard. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Kevin shares information on new light bulbs. And Richard replaces an old heating system and hot water heater with a much smaller and more efficient single appliance. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Victory Garden [#3303Z] Light Using light to your advantage in the garden is a skill. This week, VG at light in many different ways. Host Jamie Durie visits the renowned Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, CA, to take a closer look at specimens that reflect light, absorb light, or bring light into your garden. Then, we tackle one of gardening's most persistent questions: what's a gardener to do with shade? Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom gives a primer on the many different types of shade, and how to choose the right plant for the right place. Our "Homegrown" segment this week features a Burmese salad with greens and herbs straight from the garden and greenhouse. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Theater Talk [#605] Ethan Mordden Onlotte Lenya & Kurt Weill Author Ethan Mordden discusses his new book Love Song: The Lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, a dual biography about two of the twentieth century's most influential artists. duration 26:44   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Between The Lines with Barry Kibrick [#1231] Mike Farrell - Just Call Me Mike Mike Farrell was named The L.A. Times 2007 Person of the Year and when you get to meet this kind and caring man you too will understand why he's deserving of such an honor. Mike will be best known and forever in our consciousness as the co-star of the hit series MASH, but with his book, Just Call Me Mike, you'll see why his true legacy is the work he does on behalf of mankind. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Spark! [#507H] Playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, and Other Stories * Explore the relationship between jazz and the Japanese American internment with playwright Philip Kan Gotanda and A.C.T.
    * See why choreographer and dance educator Janice Garrett is attracting the best local dancers and critical acclaim in the Bay Area dance scene.
    * Meet Jess Curtis and his company Gravity as they work on "Under the Radar."
    duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3805H] The Civil Wars/Punch Brothers ACL presents new American acoustic music with the Civil Wars and Punch Brothers. The Civil Wars play tunes from their Grammy-winning album Barton Hollow. Punch Brothers showcase their latest, Who's Feeling Young Now? duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America A vintage CBS television program from a turbulent time in our nation's past. Considered controversial at the time, it features footage of Simon and Garfunkel on stage, in the studio and on tour. It also integrates video montages of key events of the era, including news clips of Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy, activist Cesar Chavez, and the Poor People's March on Washington. Songs include: "America," "So Long Frank Lloyd Wright," "Bridge Over Troubled Waters, " "Scarborough Fair, " "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)," "Punky's Dilemma, " "Mrs. Robinson," "Mystery Train," "Feeling Groovy," "The Boxer," "Homeward Bound," "Sounds Of Silence," and several others. duration 51:51   TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Ellen DeGeneres: The Mark Twain Prize This special celebrates the work of Ellen DeGeneres, the 15th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TV14
  • 10:30 pm
    Overheard with Evan Smith [#226] Chris Isaak, Musician Chris Isaak has built successful careers as both a musician and an actor, performing for more than 25 years. His most recent album, Beyond the Sun, pays tribute to a lifelong obsession: the artists and music of Sun Studios in Memphis. In this conversation with Evan, Isaak talks - and sings - about acting, music and more. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival This ACL special features the best in American roots music. Taped at the influential Americana Music Awards in Nashville, the program showcases performances from legends and emerging artists, including Lucinda Williams, Gregg Allman, Robert Plant, The Civil Wars, Jessica Lea Mayfield, and Justin Townes Earle, capturing the music, without the awards presentations. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#501H] Burgundy: Profound France Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France, where nature is as sophisticated as the people. Traditions are strong here. We'll slow down to enjoy the region's edible, drinkable, scenic, and floatable delights. We'll travel on a canal barge, visit a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, build a barrel, appreciate fine Burgundy wine, slurp escargot, and eat very, very well. If you're looking for the quintessential French culture, you'll find it in Burgundy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#309] The Lake Geneva Region, Switzerland As Burt guides us through the Lake Geneva Region of Switzerland we visit the top of one of Europe's highest glaciers, tour the Castle of Chillon - home of the Dukes of Savoy, and meet the only town crier still working in Switzerland. We also stop into a shop that reproduces Charlie Chaplin's shoes in chocolate, and discover the village that saved the music box. duration 25:49   STEREO TVG
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      (this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services) We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier. This […]

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      (DT54.1 thru 54.5) Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later. Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap […]

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