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KQED Life: Saturday, November 17, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, November 17, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#507] The Czech Republic Off The Beaten Path Few travelers venture beyond Prague to experience the Czech Republic's many cultural riches and offbeat delights. We'll get you started with a whirlwind of Art Nouveau, local pub music, stinky cheese-tasting, river-rafting, and peat-bathing in places like Olomouc, Moravsky Krumlov, Telc, Trebon and Konopiste. We'll also tour a remarkable memorial to the holocaust in Terezin, and the charming castle town of Cesky Krumlov. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#315] Graubuenden, Switzerland Burt finds out how avalanches are predicted, and takes us for a safe ride on the Bernina Express -one of the world's 10 best train trips. We learn the secrets of yodeling, cross the most dangerous mountain pass in the Alps, walk through the untouched forests of the Swiss National Park and tour St. Moritz-the original Alpine winter resort. Burt also visits one of the area's finest restaurants and gets the recipes for their most famous dishes. duration 25:23   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Nature [#3004] An Original DUCKumentary Working with "Hummingbirds" producer Ann Prum, Nature features another popular, beautiful and fascinating bird - the duck. The story follows a wood duck family and discovers how a male and female create a bond, migrate together across thousands of miles, nurture and protect a brood of chicks and come full circle as they head to their wintering grounds. But our stars are just one of some 150 species of ducks. They come in all shapes and sizes and abilities - some are dabblers popping in and out of the surface of a glass lake and others swim with powerful webbed feet underwater. They fly through the air on short, stubby wings, traveling in large, energy-efficient formations over thousands of miles. Some are noisy and gregarious, others shy and elusive. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#3915H] Ultimate Mars Challenge It could be NASA's last chance to set wheels down on Mars until the end of the decade: in August 2012, a rover named Curiosity touched down inside Mars' Gale Crater, carrying 10 new instruments that advanced the quest for signs that Mars might have once been suitable for life. But Curiosity's mission is risky. After parachuting through the Martian atmosphere at twice the speed of sound, Curiosity is gently lowered to the planet's surface by a "sky crane." This first-of-its-kind system has been tested on Earth, but will it work on Mars?
    With inside access to the massive team of scientists and engineers responsible for Curiosity's on-the-ground experiments, Nova is there for the exhilarating moments after Curiosity's landing - and for the spectacular discoveries to come. But no rover does it alone: Curiosity is joining a team that includes the Mars Odyssey, Express and Reconnaissance orbiters, along with the tireless Opportunity rover. As we reveal the dynamic new picture of Mars that these explorers are painting, we discover the questions raised by 40 years of roving Mars: How do we define life? How does life begin and what does it need to survive? Are we alone in the universe?
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Nova scienceNOW [#606H] What Will The Future Be Like? Mobile phones that read your mind? Video games that can cure cancer? Wearable robots that give you the strength of Ironman? David Pogue investigates which technologies are likely to transform daily life for you -- and your grandkids. They're already taking shape in laboratories around the world -- and gadgets that once were purely science fiction are on the verge of becoming as common as the iPhones and Androids Pogue reviews every day. What technological hurdles must engineers and computer scientists overcome before robots, mind-readers and holograms are all around us? And what will it mean to us as humans if we become even more entrenched in a 24/7 digital world? duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Mystery of Chaco Canyon Chaco Canyon, located in northwest New Mexico, is perhaps the only site in the world constructed in an elaborate pattern that mirrors the yearly cycle of the sun and the 19-year cycle of the moon. How did an ancient civilization, with no known written language, arrange its buildings into a virtual celestial calendar, spanning an area roughly the size of Ireland? Why did this society, ancestors of today's Pueblo Indians, choose to establish the center of their world in the middle of such an arid, barren land? And why, after constructing buildings the sizeof the Roman Coliseum, did these same people deliberately seal them a nd abruptly leave? These enigmas have puzzled archaeologists for centuries. This program presents substantial evidence that the Chacoan people expressed a complex solar and lunar cosmology in their magnificent architecture. The discoveries documented in the film have transformed scientific understanding of this site - one of the most elaborate and mysterious of ancient Native-American ruins - and are revolutionizing perceptions of the Chacoan civilization. By Anna Sofaer. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#406H] Germany's Winter Carnival Joseph dons his jester's cap and heads to the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg for Fasnet -- Fasnacht -- Carnival. Each town may call it by a different name, but they all agree it's a non-stop community party that celebrates local culture and chases away the winter blues. Some of the historic carnival characters, like the Narro, date back to the festival's beginning 500 years ago while others are the products of lively modern-day imaginations. From Konstanz on the shores of Lake Constance to the Black Forest villages of Villingen, Oberndorf, Gengenbach, Elzach and Rottweil, Joseph uncovers the festival's history and rejoices in the controlled chaos of tolle tage -- Crazy Days! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#206] Munich and Bavaria Munich's lively Marienplatz pulses with outdoor cafes, shoppers, street musicians and happy tourists. At the famous Hofbrauhaus, we sample Bavarian beer and kick up our heels with Schuhplattler dancers clad in lederhosen. Next stop is the Residenz, the family palace built by the Wittlesbachs, who ruled Bavaria for more than 700 years. Just outside of town, a sobering visit to Dachau concentration camp reminds us of the dark side of Germany's past. Then, we move on to lighter vistas-a trip into the mountains takes us to "Mad" King Ludwig's fairytale castle Neuschwanstein and on an exhilarating luge ride. Tip: Finding Bavaria's best beer gardens. duration 27:48   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#111] Dive In! Diving Pose strengthens the back and thighs and gets the heart pumping. Wrapping the body into a little ball offers a good spinal stretch, while Tree Pose improves balance. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#59] 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 [#60] 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 [#231] duration 27:21   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1106] duration 27:13   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#720] Stress Relief duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3211H] Callaway Corvette Road Test: 25th Anniversary Callaway Corvette/2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 * Road Test: 2013 Audi Allroad * Goss' Garage: Cheap Gas Issues duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2617] Timber Shed Roof Framing The crew pre-builds timber frame style roof trusses inside and re-assembles them on site as shed construction continues. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3206H] Exterior Improvements Mason Mark McCullough shows Norm how he's repointing the old brick foundation. Then Norm and Tom repair the sagging front porch. Kevin visits Community Rowing on the Charles River to see how they make the Cambridge pastime of rowing available to everyone. Back at the project house, Tom and Kevin re-build the rotted historic porch railing to meet conservation district standards. Tom details the fire blocking and fire caulking as spray foam insulation begins in the balloon frame house. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1106H] Special New York Episode In a special episode, the guys visit New York. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey tours a scale model of the entire city in Queens. Host Kevin O'Connor works with a local electrician to add task lighting to a dark kitchen in Brooklyn. Then, Richard, Kevin, landscape contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva play "What Is It" with a special guest in Times Square. Afterward, Roger visits a new park built atop an old train line. And Tom helps a homeowner in Greenwich Village add a cable railing system to her deck. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#304H] Mitered Hall Table This week on Rough Cut we're making a Mitered Hall Table out of one giant slab of figured maple. Tommy will show us how he achieves the look of one continuous grain pattern by interpreting the wood. And for the Road Trip Tommy takes us to Berkshire Hardwoods in Western Massachusetts where we meet owner, Jeff Poirier, and learn how he takes a local tree and turns it into a beautiful piece of stock. duration 27:45   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#605] Contoured Keepsake Box A small project, like this keepsake box, is a simple project that you can see the Woodsmith editors build step-by-step. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    American Woodshop [#1804] Nested Band Sawn Boxes Magically saw boxes in minutes from reclaimed walnut. duration 26:46   TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#2905] To dazzle passersby in early spring, you need to think about planting bulbs in the fall. Daffodils, tulips, and many other unusual bulbs are easy to grow but need advance planting. Be sure to tune in for expert bulb growing tips. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3203Z] Hot: Create A Garden That Beats The Heat Create a garden that beats the heat. Explore an incredible collection of cycads in Los Angeles with host Jamie Durie and learn more about this ancient plant that thrives in a hot climate. Watch as the Stone Guys heat up the garden with a firepit and outdoor wood-burning oven. Cultivate a vibrant garden with garden correspondent Paul Epsom's tips on hot color combos for the garden and containers. Discover the many varieties of eggplant with chef Michel Nischan - and try a hot and spicy recipe sure to warm you up. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#104H] Orchard Fruit P. Allen Smith shares with us the many things you can do with orchard fruit, including a crunchy pear salad, grilled nectarines with bleu cheese and a refreshing peach beverage. Allen decorates a festive fall table using apples. Allen pays a visit to an expert on peaches and takes us on a tour of his orchard at the farm. duration 26:40   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#311H] Backyard Chickens (Raleigh, NC) Everything you need to know in one episode, from selecting and caring for chicks & adult chickens to housing options on any budget. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#811H] Saddle up to see how Florida ranchers are saving a historic breed of cattle. Make your choices of popular produce at Alabama's oldest farmers market. Test a new recipe for sweet and spicy corn fritters and discover how a farm school in New Mexico is helping residents in one economically disadvantaged community. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#402H] Victoria, Australia Joseph catches the urban beat of Victoria's capital, Melbourne, then heads out on the Great Ocean Road to take in the natural scenery and survey the village scene in coastal towns. From the Shipwreck Coast through Victoria's wine country to the heart of Grampians National Park he travels in search of the best of Victoria. In addition to his town adventures, his journey takes him from one natural area to another in hot pursuit of Australia's wildlife where he has close encounters with kangaroos, koalas and emus. Along the way he is introduced to the original inhabitants and stewards of this great big land down under -- Australia's aboriginal people. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#105] Africa: Madagascar Eighty million years ago, Madagascar split off from Africa. Separated from the mainland, the sturdy and lucky creatures that reached Madagascar's shores intact took off on a wild and bizarre evolutionary journey. Art documents Madagascar's most famous inhabitants: it's a who's who of the weird and wonderful, including dancing sifakas, rainbow-colored chameleons, a forest of upside-down trees and a spiny desert. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom [#101] Thanksgiving Our first nationwide Thanksgiving in the United States took place at the end of the Revolutionary War when George Washington called for a Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 26th, 1789. But it was only a one-time event. Join Burt Wolf and discover why it took until 1941 for Thanksgiving to be a federal holiday, how the bald eagle won out over the turkey as our national bird, and what stuffing our founding fathers preferred. duration 25:30   TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#202] Greek Islands On the Greek Islands we get familiar with the ferries as we island- hop the Aegean. Sun-drenched, upscale and exotic, Santorini sits on the rim of an ancient, but still active, volcano. At one end of the island, the archeological site at Akrotiri uncovers a city frozen in time by the volcano's eruption 3,600 years ago. The island of Naxos offers serenity, a low-keyed pace and bargain accommodations. Its massive marble quarries and kouros sculptures were the toast of ancient Greece. We catch some R&R on trendy Mykonos, and then head to sacred Delos-an uninhabited island covered entirely with ancient ruins, and the place where the great god Apollo was born. Tips: Discovering little off-the-beaten- path surprises. duration 27:47   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#506] Vienna and the Danube For centuries, Vienna was the crown jewel of the rich and powerful Habsburg Empire. A century after that empire's fall, the Viennese appreciates their imperial legacy as a cultural wellspring and an excuse to live in style. We'll take in the city's wealth of elegant gardens, great art and fine music. Then we'll explore the city's surroundings, with a trip along the romantic Danube River and a hike up to the breathtakingly Baroque Melk Abbey. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Equitrekking [#505] Turkey's Coast, Cappadocia & Istanbul Host Darley Newman travels throughout the small, Middle Eastern country of Jordan to experience culture, history and adventure. While in the capital city of Amman, Darley's local guide Ibrahim leads to a bustling downtown market and shopping district. In an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour, viewers learn about the history and characteristics of the Arabian breed in Darley's interview with HRH Princess Alia at the Royal Stables in Amman. From Amman, Darley heads to the Dana Nature Reserve, where she spends the night in an eco-friendly camp before riding through the historic stone village of Dana with a local. Next, Darley visits Madaba, a town known for its mosaics, before standing atop Mount Nebo, where Moses saw the Holy Land. On a multi-day ride through the Wadi Rum Desert, made famous by the epic film Lawrence of Arabia, Darley learns about Bedouin culture as she treks on horseback and camelback. The episode ends in the ancient Roman city of Jerash where Darley, dressed in Roman garb, hops a ride on a horse-drawn chariot. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#302] Through The Lens This episode features artists who use the camera to reveal hidden realities.
    * Catherine Wagner, Photographer - Wagner's stark, pristine images present startling new perspectives on the worlds of science,nature, and material culture.
    * Kerry Laitala, Film Artist - La itala creates works of handmade cinematic art, one frame at a time.
    * Ben Wood, Video Artist - Wood uses digital technology to retrieve and restore a centuries-old mural painted by Indian artists in San Francisco's Mission Dolores.
    duration 25:33   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#213H] Earth to Table For Jacques, nothing beats an earthy soup to keep you warm during the coldest season and his Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup hits the spot. To spice up the evening, he creates a pocket in boneless chicken breasts to fill with a tasty stuffing in Chicken Supremes with Tapenade and Mushroom Sauce served over Vegetable Couscous. The meal ends on a sweet note with a Pear Compote and freshly baked Almond Crumble Cookies. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#224H] Holy Land, Sodini's Bertolucci's Ristorante, B44 Catalan Bistro A Kosher restaurant is featured first this time, followed by traditional American Italian food served up in historic surroundings. Then a virtual trip to Barcelona can be found at a Catalonian eatery, with sidewalk tables and umbrellas in a busy city alley. duration 27:20   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#110H] Buckwheat Zydeco Emmy and Grammy Award-winning artist Buckwheat Zydeco and his band bring the Creole dance party to Infinity Hall. Born Stanley Joseph Dural, Jr. in 1947, Zydeco was raised in a large, musical family in Lafayette, Louisiana. "Growing up, the thing that made me happy was music," said Zydeco. "When you're listening to music or you're playing music, you got no business being sad." Zydeco's father played the accordion, but the young man originally refused to take up the instrument, dismissing the traditional zydeco music of his father's generation. He preferred playing the organ and listening to R&B. That changed in 1976, when he joined the "King of Zydeco" Clifton Chenier as a keyboard player. After learning to play the accordion, Zydeco formed his own band in 1979. For over three decades, Buckwheat Zydeco has been delighting audiences with his contemporary style of creole music. "It's based on the rhythm and blues. Whether you're playing an up-tempo song or a slow song, they always have that energy and that certain beat that go together with the music. It's always played with the washboard," says Zydeco, who plays the accordion, organ, and sings. Buckwheat Zydeco is an accomplished artist. He won an Emmy for his music in the television movie Pistol Pete: The Life And Times Of Pete Maravich and a Grammy for Best Zydeco Music Album in 2010 for Lay Your Burden Down. Zydeco also played at the closing ceremonies during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, and performed at both inaugurations for President William Jefferson Clinton. His infectious music appeals to people of all ages. In 2010, Zydeco released his second children's album, Bayou Boogie. Zydeco keeps Louisiana tradition alive with his infectious music, encouraging the audience to boogie to the Buckwheat beat. duration 57:07   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3706H] Miranda Lambert/Jeff Bridges ACL showcases the best in modern country with Miranda Lambert and Jeff Bridges. The multiple award-winning Lambert performs her greatest hits, followed by actor Bridges in his music television debut. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4229#] Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - Somewhere Over The Rainbow On the eve of war, Beryl and Harry face a race against time to get married. Meanwhile, Mr. Pritchard makes a decision that throws the running of 165 into chaos, until an old friend lends a helping hand. As Lady Agnes returns to London, a dark discovery has explosive consequences for all inside Eaton Place and changes the landscape forever. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 10:00 pm
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#804H] Stage Left: A Story of Theater In San Francisco This vibrant, energetic documentary celebrates the history and impact of the raucous San Francisco theater movement. Through compelling interviews, vivid archival footage of early performances, photographs, and video of productions, Stage Left illustrates the important, intriguing and sometimes outrageous theatrical innovations of Bay Area artists that changed the art form worldwide. duration 58:26   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Craft In America [#402H] Crossroads This episode explores America as a crossroads: a land where craft evolves from global influences, a place of exciting intersections between modern technology and the handmade. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#506] Vienna and the Danube For centuries, Vienna was the crown jewel of the rich and powerful Habsburg Empire. A century after that empire's fall, the Viennese appreciates their imperial legacy as a cultural wellspring and an excuse to live in style. We'll take in the city's wealth of elegant gardens, great art and fine music. Then we'll explore the city's surroundings, with a trip along the romantic Danube River and a hike up to the breathtakingly Baroque Melk Abbey. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#314] The Matterhorn Region, Switzerland Burt takes us on a helicopter tour of Switzerland's most beautiful Alpine peaks, discovers why glaciers form and why the earth will get warmer during the next four decades, no matter what. We ride the highest cogwheel railroad in Europe, go to the top of the Matterhorn and find out why people started climbing mountains in the first place, meet the dogs of St. Bernard, watch the championship battle of the fighting cows and hear the oldest playable organ in the world. We also get an introduction to the traditional foods and wines of the area. duration 26:35   STEREO TVG
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