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KQED Life: Monday, February 18, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Monday, February 18, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#403] Edinburgh Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland. We'll explore the castle, peek at the new parliament, dabble in the local literature, sip a little Scotch, get wrapped up in a kilt, and then stow away on Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1305H] Luzern for Fun and Profit For a while, Burt lived in the Swiss city of Lucerne. He describes it as "Home on the Range", but the range he had in mind is the Alpine Mountain Range of central Europe. The city sits at the end of a great lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains. It is one of the most beautiful settings in Europe with an amazing number of cultural attractions including the Rosengart Museum with its outstanding collection of works by Picasso. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3812H] Gary Clark Jr./Alabama Shakes ACL presents modern blues and soul with Gary Clark, Jr. and Alabama Shakes. Austin guitarist Clark showcases his major label debut, while Alabama's Shakes spotlight their critically acclaimed Boys & Girls. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Human Nature Sings Motown with Special Guest Smokey Robinson This program features the superlative talents of Australia's #1 selling vocal group, the 4 members of Human Nature, presented by Smokey Robinson, and backed by a 9-piece band with a full stage production which evokes the Motown period while the 4 singers tell the stories of the Motown songs while wearing the classic wardrobes which characterized the legendary Motown acts and they perform the greatest hits which marked the Motown Sound. duration 1:29:15   SRND51 TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Stevie Wonder: In Performance at the White House - The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize [#1501] Stevie Wonder In Performance at the White House: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize President Barack Obama presents the Second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to Stevie Wonder at this special concert in the East Room of the White House in celebration of African American History Month. The concert features a tribute by top performers singing the songs that propelled Wonder to the ranks of international stardom. In addition to Stevie Wonder himself, performers include Tony Bennett, Diana Krall. Will I Am, Kathleen Battle and more. The Gershwin Prize for Popular Song was created by the Library of Congress to honor artists whose creative output transcends distinctions between musical styles and idioms, bringing diverse listeners together, and fostering mutual understanding and appreciation. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    In Performance at the White House [#1703H] The Motown Sound The East Room of the White House will be the setting for an all-star tribute to the legendary Motown Sound as President and Mrs. Obama host musical stars from the label's golden age as well as young performers influenced by Motown and its powerful legacy. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Motown record label launched a historic cultural shift, with cross-over hits and artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, The Four Tops and many others. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    An Evening with Valerie Simpson in Honor of Nick Ashford An inside look into the life and career of the legendary singer/songwriter duo, Ashford & Simpson. Taped in November 2011, it features the first public interview of R& B icon Valerie Simpson since the death of her husband and songwriting partner, the acclaimed Nick Ashford. Simpson is revealing and witty, as she talks with veteran journalist Gwen Ifill about meeting Ashford, their partnership as a sought-after songwriting team, and ultimately their marriage and life together.
    Ashford & Simpson penned many hits including: "I'm Every Woman", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "You're All I Need To Get By", "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing", and "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" for artists such as Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Later, they went on to a successful career as performers with songs like "Solid." This program includes performances by Grammy Award Winner Patti Austin ("You're All I Need To Get By" and "The Boss") and Kindred The Family Soul ("It Seems To Hang On.") Simpson also performs "I Don't Need Nobody's Help," "Silly," "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing," and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#114] Rock & Roll Rock and roll, then twist about to wake up the spine and keep the internal organs happy. Then relax with a meditation that deepens the breath and calms the mind. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#69] 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 [#70] 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 [#101] Flow - Version One With Sun salutations A & B. duration 26:03   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1314] Somatosensory Work We rely on our somatosensory system for good balance and everyday functioning. Mary Ann helps viewers turn their awareness inward to work this system. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#930H] Pain Relief: Frozen Shoulder (All Standing) duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1305H] Luzern for Fun and Profit For a while, Burt lived in the Swiss city of Lucerne. He describes it as "Home on the Range", but the range he had in mind is the Alpine Mountain Range of central Europe. The city sits at the end of a great lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains. It is one of the most beautiful settings in Europe with an amazing number of cultural attractions including the Rosengart Museum with its outstanding collection of works by Picasso. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#403] Edinburgh Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland. We'll explore the castle, peek at the new parliament, dabble in the local literature, sip a little Scotch, get wrapped up in a kilt, and then stow away on Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#207H] Korea With their misty mountain temples and uber-modern cities, Koreans mix an abiding sense of history and tradition with a zeal to achieve global success in technology and other industries. (Remember when the American public sneered at Kias?) Rudy samples both the delights of cosmopolitan Seoul as well as the tranquility of temples tucked into lush mountains where monks invite guests to stay overnight and give evidence of the country's other name: The Land of the Morning Calm. And, yes, there's a healthy serving of Korean barbeque and kimchi. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 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)
  • 10:30 am
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#808H] Tijuana Round Table There's a long heritage of good food in Tijuana: It has an amazing taco culture and is the birthplace of the Caesar salad. Today, Tijuana boasts one of the top culinary schools in the country and some of the best chefs in Mexico. Rick and three fellow food lovers dine at the ultra-modern Mision 19 located in Mexico's newest Leed Gold Certified building. Chef Javier Plascencia wows them with his creative twists on classic Mexican dishes such as braised beef short ribs wrapped in fresh fig leaves and served with black mole and kabocha foam. For starters, Chef Javier layers local tuna with nopales, chicharron and avocado meringue. Between bites, Rick and his guests discuss their own relationships with food, the expanding culinary scene in Tijuana and the future of Mexican food. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#319] Coq Au Vin From Chef Keller's classic repertoire comes Coq au Vin, the signature dish of many French bistros which is braised in rich red wine along with mushrooms and onions. Dessert is another classic: a Mille-feuille (Napoleon) layered with pastry cream, berries, and some delicate puff pastry. Recipes: Coq au Vin, Mille-feuille (Napoleon) duration 28:36   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#102] Alice Medrich Master teacher and chocolatier Alice Medrich from Berkeley, CA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Medrich creates a chocolate genoise raspberry ruffle cake. Medrich provides tips on the best way to melt and shape chocolate. Medrich demonstrates how to cut the cake into layers. She layers the cake with creme fraiche, melted chocolate, rum syrup and raspberries in an adjustable pan. She places the chilled, fan-shaped chocolates as a decorative topping. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2019] Perfect Paccheri / Paccheri Perfetti This unique, tube-shaped pasta has room inside for all kinds of secret things. Mary Ann recounts how Italians used to smuggle cloves of garlic across the Austrian border inside these little beauties. But today she makes even better use of them by creating Paccheri with Shrimp, Paccheri with Mushroom Sauce, and Paccheri with Sun-Dried Tomatoes. Smuggle in your appetite. duration 27:06   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#206] From The Garden. The first "grills" possessed neither grates nor burners. The grilling was done right in the embers. The march towards barbecue enlightenment hasn't completely eliminated this primal method of grilling. In this show, you'll learn how to roast eggplants in the embers to make Middle Eastern baba ganooj and how a caveman might have cooked sweet potatoes. Our main dish routinely makes eyes pop and jaws drop in Bogota, Colombia: beef tenderloin wrapped in salt and cloth and roasted in the embers. And for dessert, an ingenious twist on that campfire classic, the s'more. Recipes: The real baba ganooj (roasted in the embers); Lomo al trappo (whole beef tenderloin roasted in the embers); Side dish: Sweet potatoes roasted in the embers; Shortbread s'mores. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#209] Good Natured Approach to Fitness Clever ideas to make staying active and fit an easy part of "daily" life. How to use nature as your gym; the benefits of yoga and meditation; and other tips that will help you keep your mind and body, healthy and in naturally good shape. duration 25:43   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#308H] Bamboo Vanity This time on Rough Cut, Tommy teaches a variety of tips and tricks that can be applied to any cabinet, when he makes a simple Bamboo Vanity perfect as a base cabinet in a kitchen or bathroom. For the Rough Cut Road Trip, Tommy heads to the West Coast to meet Dan Smith, the inventor of a very cool sustainable bamboo product used in this week's project. Back in the shop, series favorite, Al D'Attansio, joins Tommy. duration 27:53   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting [#2104] Links, Part I Marianne and Mary share how to selectively build a sewing tool collection and how to store your tools for future use. Marianne and Mary will demonstrate how to use a special tool to make a Lemoyne Star Block. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Quilting Arts [#1103] Innovative Stitch Techniques Whether you're embellishing, joining or quilting - stitching is one of the most important parts of any quilt project. On today's show we begin with Libby Lehman and bobbin drawing. Learn how to adjust any bobbin for sewing with thicker decorative threads. Then, meet Wendy Butler Berns for a lesson on "taming your tension". It can make all the difference in sewing thru multiple layers and using different fabrics. Finally, Jane Novinsky joins us for a design lesson on designing modern quilts using soft ware. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#903Z] Masuhara Morimoto & Sushi Ming is on the road and heading to Napa Valley. Learn how to make sushi from the master, Iron Chef Morimoto, when Ming stops in at his downtown Napa Valley Restaurant. Together the chefs take us through Sushi 101. With perfectly cooked and seasoned rice, fresh farm produce from Napa Valley, and pristine fish - they come up with Ming's Omusubi with Alaskan Crab Salad and Morimoto's Sashimi Salad. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Christina [#107] With Gratitude It's time to count our blessings and celebrate with our loved ones gathered around us. But in a season dedicated to stuffing something, it need not be you! In this class, we'll create a feast that will win hearts and minds...and waistlines, making us all grateful we don't have to spend additional time on the treadmill to un-do the damage. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#209] Lamb Meatball Sandwich with Minted Tomato Sauce, Portobello Mushroom and Cheese Sandwich, Mushrooms. duration 26:01   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#216H] Lip Smacking Roman Style Saltimbocca Lidia makes Italian- American favorites: Mozzarella Sticks, Veal Saltimbocca and Zeppole. She heads to Eataly in New York City to learn how mozzarella is made. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home [#118] Comfort Food: Poached Chicken, Chicken Pot Pie and Apple Tart Dessert Julia and Jacques show how simple it is to poach a chicken with vegetables, mushrooms and a little white wine, and then take that poaching liquid and use it with the leftover poached chicken for a flaky crusted chicken pot pie. The same simple pastry Julia makes for the pot pie is perfect base for a rustic apple and dried fruit tart. Bon Appetit. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#123H] Eggs-Quisite Quiche With Bacon; Eggs Jeannette; Flan With Green Herbs; Spinach, Ham And Parmesan Souffle. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#226] Golden Gazpacho & Chicken Breasts with Relish Joanne helps her student Del develop his knife skills by teaching him to chop, mince, and dice vegetables and other ingredients for two of her specialties. Recipes: golden gazpacho with garlic croutons, grilled chicken breasts with sweet corn and pepper relish. Student: Clodel "Del" Gosuico - Programmer. Wine Segment: Albarino from Spain with Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#402H] Icebox Desserts Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Lemon Icebox Cheesecake. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of chocolate ice cream. And finally, Erin updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make French Silk Chocolate Pie. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    American Masters [#2502] Cab Calloway: Sketches "Hi de hi de hi de ho," the popular refrain from "Minnie the Moocher" was Cab Calloway's signature song and Harlem's famous Cotton Club was his home stage. A singer, dancer and band leader, Calloway was an exceptional figure in the history of jazz -- a consummate musician, he charmed audiences across the world with boundless energy, bravado and elegant showmanship. His back glide dance step is the precursor to Michael Jackson's moonwalk and his scatting lyrics find their legacy in today's hip-hop and rap. An ambassador for his race, Calloway was the first black musician to tour the segregationist South, as early as 1932. At the top of his game in the jazz and swing eras of the 30s and 40s, he toured as Sportin' Life in Porgy and Bess, forever putting his personal stamp on "It Ain't Necessarily So." His career flagged until he was rediscovered in the 1980s Blues Brothers and even on Sesame Street, becoming a new cult hero of sorts. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 pm
    Best of Soul Train, The This special celebrates more than 35 years of iconic performances from soul superstars and highlights classic musical and dance moments from the series. Featured songs include: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Aretha Franklin), "Dance to the Music" (Sly and the Family Stone), "I Want You Back" (The Jackson Five), "Let's Get It On" (Marvin Gaye), and a medley of hits by Stevie Wonder. duration 59:04   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Evening with Berry Gordy Journalist Gwen Ifill Iinterviews entrepreneur, songwriter, record producer, movie director and producer Berry Gordy. Gordy has left an indelible influence on music and films both nationally and internationally. Performing one tribute song from Gordy's musical career, representing the old and new school Motown, are Valerie Simpson (Ashford & Simpson) and R & B musician KEM. Gordy's son, Stefan Gordy -- known to the music world as Redfoo -- one-half of the hip-hop musical group, LMFAO, is in attendance. Gordy began in Detroit where he founded Motown Records in 1959 and grew the company into the most successful African American-owned enterprise in the United States. He began writing and selling songs that were recorded by several local artists. In 1960, Motown released the song "Shop Around" recorded by The Miracles with Smokey Robinson on lead vocals. The song helped to launch the most influential era in the history of popular music. Motown quickly turned out successive hits by signing and grooming recording artists such as Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Diana Ross: For One and For All "It took me a lifetime to get here, and I'm not going anywhere." On July 21, 1983, the legendary Diana Ross took the stage in New York's Central Park before an audience of more than 800,000 adoring fans. Soon after the singer began, pouring rain and heavy wind threatened to put an end to the show, but Diana pushed on for much of the set, urging the drenched crowd to remain calm and stay with her. Eventually the torrential storm put an end to the performance, but not before Diana promised her fans she would return the next day. True to her word, Diana performed the entire concert again on July 22nd for the people of New York and, as planned, proceeds from the concert benefited the Diana Ross Playground, which was built three years later in Central Park. duration 1:59:11   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:30 pm
    Rudy Maxa's World [#207H] Korea With their misty mountain temples and uber-modern cities, Koreans mix an abiding sense of history and tradition with a zeal to achieve global success in technology and other industries. (Remember when the American public sneered at Kias?) Rudy samples both the delights of cosmopolitan Seoul as well as the tranquility of temples tucked into lush mountains where monks invite guests to stay overnight and give evidence of the country's other name: The Land of the Morning Calm. And, yes, there's a healthy serving of Korean barbeque and kimchi. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#404] Naples and Pompeii Naples is Italy in the extreme. We'll prowl backstreet fish markets, dodge fast-moving Vespas, and dine on pizza where it was invented. We'll climb to the top of nearby Mount Vesuvius, then wander through the amazing ruins of Pompeii, the Roman town it destroyed. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1306H] Cruising The Adriatic Sea Burt sails the ancient route of the Venetian traders - Venice to Bari, and across the Adriatic Sea to Montenegro. At which point he enters the Mediterranean and cruises to Turkey, Malta and Sicily, visiting the most ancient towns and explaining, in his slightly irreverent way, the local history. He also takes you on a tour of one of the largest and newest cruise ships sailing the Mediterranean. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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