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KQED Life: Saturday, March 23, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, March 23, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#513] Iran:Tehran and Side Trips As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history - and mystery. Visiting Tehran, Shariz, Persepolis, and a small village, we'll get a rare present-day look at of some of civilization's most important historical sites, and a sense of Iran's 21st century culture. From architecture and art to faith and everyday living, "Iran, Yesterday and Today" is all about the eye-opening gift of travel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#703] Vatican City Rome's Vatican City has a population of only 550 people and a landmass of just over 100 acres, which makes it the world's smallest independent state, but its influence is extraordinary. Burt takes viewers on a unique tour of the city and its history. There are some amazing images from the ceiling of St. Peter's Basilica as well as a look at St. Peter's Tomb below. We see the Sistine Chapel in close-up and visit the Vatican's 500-year-old mosaic studio. duration 25:51   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Nature [#2613H] Victoria Falls Cutting across the Zambezi River, bridging the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world. In the dry season, this awesome force of nature divides two natural worlds -- the tranquil meandering river above the cascade, and the raging abyss of the gorge below. The upper river is idyllic, running shallow through sandstone hills and meandering around islands and reed-beds where elephants, hippos, and crocodiles thrive. In a single vertical drop the river plummets twice the height of Niagara Falls into the wild waters and heavy spray of the narrow gorge, where fish are found only by those who know where to look. Between the two worlds are treacherous cliffs and thick, mossy rainforests fed by river mists, home to baboons whose lives change with the seasons. When the rains fall, the rivers swell and the falls thunder. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Niagara Falls A historical and picturesque exploration of the spectacular waterfall, this film offers stunning views and profiles some of the quirky visitors and workers of the nation's first great symbol. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Frontline [#3008H] Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown The definitive account of the crisis inside the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. With exclusive eye-witness testimony from key figures - including the Japanese Prime Minister and senior executives at the power company Tepco - Frontline tells the story of the workers struggling frantically to reconnect power inside the plant???s pitch-dark and highly radioactive reactor buildings; the nuclear experts and officials in the Prime Minister's office fighting to get information as the crisis spiraled out of control; and the plant manager who disobeyed his executives' orders when he thought it would save the lives of his workers. The investigation profiles the Japanese soldiers and firefighters who were drafted to cool the reactors and were wounded when the reactor housings exploded; and the families living near the nuclear plant, who unknowingly fled in the same direction as the radioactive plume, exposing themselves to dangerously high radiation levels. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 am
    Uniform Betrayal: Rape in the Military Every day, soldiers live with the possibility of getting injured or killed. This program examines what these warriors may not consider when signing up to serve their country - sexual assault or rape by their brothers and sisters in arms. Filmmakers Jennifer Molina and Sarah Pusateri explore this issue through the eyes of survivors while questioning how the military handles sexual assault and rape. Victims share their painful stories as they struggle to rebuild their lives. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#104] In The Path of the Conquistadors The ancient Spanish empire stretched from the Americas to Asia. Joseph visits Loreto, Baja California, Mexico - the first Spanish capital of the Californias and The Philippines - where Spanish influence is visible in the Filipinos' language, spirit and food. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#211] Classical Europe: Ancient Greece and Rome Here's where we pull together some of Europe's most rewarding sites from the classical world. Ancient Greek and Roman remnants are more than cold stone. They hold centuries of stories. So we revisit some favorite classical sites around the Mediterranean, pick up some new stories and see what kinds of connections we can make. It's the Greeks in Athens, Delphi, Delos, Paestum and Syracuse-and the Romans in Pompeii, Rome and Provence, with a little history of wine and olives thrown in for good measure. duration 27:48   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#606] Twisting Cobra Stretch and compress your abdominal organs with a variety of poses that relieve gas and mild constipation and tone the liver and kidneys. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#109] 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 [#110] 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 [#121] Flow - Version Five With Sun salutation A, Sun salutation B, variations holding and with legs. duration 27:41   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1204] Strength Coordination This episode features a potpourri of movements to enhance strength and coordination. duration 27:29   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 [#3229H] Audi Rs 5 Road Test: 2013 Audi RS 5 * Road Test: 2013 Ford C-Max Energi * Goss' Garage: Brake Fluid Basics duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2704] Creekside Home Foundation The crew places and pours energy-saving insulated concrete forms for the new home foundation. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3221H] Essex 2012/13, Clam Flats & Lightning Rods Kevin and Roger dig for clams, then finish up the barrier-free walk that leads to the house, using both granite and bluestone, but no steps. The standing-seam metal roof goes on, and Richard's creative ducting and plumbing will minimize the number of holes that need to go through it. A non-reactive lightning protection system is installed. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1121H] Installing A Ductless Heat Pump/Led Lighting Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Kevin O'Connor install a ductless heat pump to heat and cool a bonus room. Then, Richard, Kevin, landscape contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva ask, "What is it?" Afterward, electrician Scott Caron demonstrates new technologies and applications for LED lighting. Then, Roger learns how to select houseplants for different situations. And Tom shares a viewer tip for driving eye screws. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#202H] Arts and Crafts-Style Chair Tommy takes on an Arts and Crafts-Style Chair. This episode will demonstrate how to make the legs, arms and back, mostly through standard mortise and tenon joinery. The Road Trip brings Tommy out to Alta Loma, California, where he visits the home of one of the biggest names in chair making: the late, great Samuel Maloof. There, Tommy visits with Samuel's wife Beverly as well as a curator. Back in the studio, Tommy is joined by master furniture maker Chuck Bender of The Acanthus Workshop in Pennsylvania. duration 27:56   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#403] Table Saw Jigs & Accessories Make perfect crosscuts and get tight-fitting tenons with your table saw. The editors of Woodsmith magazine show you how to build a couple of easy-to-build table saw jigs that guarantee perfect results every time. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    American Woodshop [#2002] Veneer Inlays Decorative wood inlays in Furniture. IBEW explores shop lighting solutions. duration 26:46  
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#3009] Difficult areas in our yards and gardens complicate putting the right plant in the right place. How do we address those issues and end up with a great looking garden? Our visiting experts share their ideas to help make your yard and garden a showplace. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 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
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1203H] Colorful Spaces P. Allen Smith celebrates different seasons at Moss Mountain Farm with a lesson on growing tulips, using bold colors to make a huge impact on a garden room, and tips to harmonize color with summer flowering bulbs. On the road, Allen tours The Kauffman Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, Missouri. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge. duration 26:58   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#326H] Behind The Scenes with Growing A Greener World With nearly 75 episodes over three seasons, a lot has gone into the planning of each and every one. But who are the people behind scenes, how does the show come together and what gets left on the cutting room floor that we'd love to have back? From the voices our own producers and production team, this episode provides a behind the scenes look at how the series is made, from how we chose our topics and locations, the highlights and lowlights and our some of our favorite scenes you didn't see. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#803H] Head south for an H2O harvest of crawfish in Louisiana. Sample some exotic recipes made with Belgian endive. Join the search as "working dogs" look for dangerous plant pests and celebrate a special anniversary as an Ohio farm family marks two hundred years of working their land. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#513H] Rwanda - In Search of Chimpanzees Joseph continues his Rwanda adventure and turns his attention to the region's other primate populations. Chimpanzee, Olive Baboons, Mona, Blue and Black and White Colobus Monkeys are just a few of the thirteen primate species that populate the Nyungwe National Park. The rest of the area's flora and fauna is equally impressive with more than 140 orchid species and 275 bird species, dozens of them found only in the highlands of Central Africa. In addition to the wildlife wonders, Joseph has personal encounters in the local Banda (thatched-hut) communities and meets the reclusive and vanishing Batwa people. In Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, Joseph highlights the 1994 Rwanda genocide and the efforts that the country has made to overcome its past at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#202] Australia: Arnhemland and the Kimberley Australia's Northern Territory is an immense, untamed wilderness as brutal as it is beautiful. For the Aboriginal people, it's the place of the "Dreamtime", where land and story meet. In episode two, Art Wolfe captures images of rock art intricately painted over thousands of years ago; discovers canyons carved by wind and water; and witnesses an ancient aboriginal dance as he chronicles the connection between the region's first people and the natural world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#307] Celebrating Christmas at Biltmore Estate Burt returns to The Biltmore Estate for the second part of his investigation into our Christmas traditions. Why do we have Christmas Trees and why are they covered with electric lights? Who introduced the glass tree ornament and why? How did we get into the habit of wrapping our presents and what do they really symbolize? These and dozens of other Christmas customs are explained in this fascinating and surprising program. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#207] Salzburg and the Lakes District In musical Salzburg, we focus on Austria's easy approach to life. We visit the city's grand cathedral, take a funicular up to Europe's greatest medieval fortress, and shop along fine Baroque streets reminiscent of Mozart's time. We visit the house where the young Amadeus was born and where he composed his first masterpiece. Investigating the sumptuous palaces of Salzburg's prince-archbishops, we discover some "secret" passions. Then we relax in Austria's woodsy "Sound of Music" land, the Salzkammergut Lakes District. We soar high into the mountains to tour magical ice caves and then stroll little spa towns where Europe's crowned heads once "took to the baths". Tip: Best bargain for seeing lots of sights in a short amount of time. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#512] Istanbul Where Europe comes face to face with Asia, we'll explore the fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul. We'll lose our way in the Grand Bazaar and feast like kings with locals at a fisherman's wharf. We'll follow the fall of the Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city's ancient wall, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. To escape the city bustle, we'll board a boat on the churning Bosphorus, make friends over backgammon, and try a traditional bath. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Equitrekking Adventures [#603] Costa Rica Equitrekking's Emmy nominated host Darley Newman discovers Pacific Coast beaches and the fertile farmland and lush forests of the San Carlos Valley in Costa Rica. Mixing horseback riding with tree climbing and hot air ballooning, Equitrekking captures the true spirit of adventure in Costa Rica. Riding gaited Paso Fino and Peruvian horses, Darley makes a trek to the famously furious Arenal Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. As smoke billows off the flowing lava, Darley and her local Costa Rican guides ride among lava rocks from the 1968 eruption. Next, Equitrekking takes viewers to the beach, exploring Costa Rica's extreme biodiversity by spotting scarlet macaws, crocodiles and iguanas. Darley lives every horse rider's dream by taking a sunset ride on the beach, before heading back to San Carlos to climb a ten-story tree! Next, Darley enjoys getting in touch with the local culture, by riding in a Cabalgata, a horse festival where hundreds and sometimes tens of thousands of local Costa Ricans open up their farms so that riders can pass through them in a wild trail ride. Darley visits a frog sanctuary to view rare frogs, like the red-eyed tree Frog, and rides horses to a spot where howler monkeys make their home in the trees. Finally, Equitrekking takes viewers to hear the rainforest wake up, flying above it in a hot air balloon at dawn. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#510H] Erika Chong Shuch, Jesus Aguilar and Kathy Aoki * Go on a creative journey with choreographer and dancer Erika Chong Shuch from the Headlands Center to center stage.
    * Explore a language created by modern technology with experimental artist Jesus Aguilar.
    * Challenge gender stereotypes with printmaker Kathy Aoki.
    * Experience the animation of M dot Strange.
    duration 28:03   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#223H] Dessert First! When in doubt, start with dessert....and it's easy when you use a tortilla for the crust as Jacques does in Crisp Pear Tart. Fresh bay scallops are shown in the shell at their very best, and become too tempting to Jacques who can't resist nibbling on them, in a light, fresh tasting Bay Scallops in Mignonette Sauce. For a homier dish, Jacques shares his comforting Sausage Patties with Pumpkin Seeds and Mushrooms served with Cornmeal Mush. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#205H] Bill's Place, Cafe Rouge, Le Colonial Burgers and chandeliers make an unusual combination at our first stop; while the chandeliers at the next, with its French inspired menu, are more contemporary. Then the Asian flavors of Vietnam combine with a trendy, bar scene for an elegant dining experience. duration 26:57   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Woodsongs [#1009] Judy Collins duration 56:30   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 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
  • 9:00 pm
    America In Primetime [#101H] Independent Woman Witness the transformation of women from model housewives to complex, and sometimes controversial, characters. Interviews include Roseanne Barr ("Roseanne"); Candice Bergen ("Murphy Brown"); Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman ("Desperate Housewives"), Robert and Michelle King and Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife"); James L. Brooks and Mary Tyler Moore ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show"); Shonda Rhimes and Sandra Oh ("Grey's Anatomy"); and Liz Brixius and Linda Wallem ("Nurse Jackie") among others. duration 55:50   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    POV [#2214H] Patti Smith: Dream of Life Shot over 11 years by renowned fashion photographer Steven Sebring, this documentary is an intimate portrait of the legendary rocker, poet and artist. Following Smith's personal reflections over a decade, the film explores her many art forms and the friends and poets who inspired her -- William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Robert Mapplethorpe and Michael Stipe. She emerges as a crucial, contemporary link between the Beats, punks and today's music. Shot in lush, dark tones, featuring rare performance clips and narrated by the artist herself, "Patti Smith: Dream of Life" is an impressionistic journal of a multi-faceted artist that underscores her unique place in American culture. The film is the winner of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary. duration 1:56:35   SRND51 TV14-L
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#512] Istanbul Where Europe comes face to face with Asia, we'll explore the fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul. We'll lose our way in the Grand Bazaar and feast like kings with locals at a fisherman's wharf. We'll follow the fall of the Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city's ancient wall, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. To escape the city bustle, we'll board a boat on the churning Bosphorus, make friends over backgammon, and try a traditional bath. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#307] Celebrating Christmas at Biltmore Estate Burt returns to The Biltmore Estate for the second part of his investigation into our Christmas traditions. Why do we have Christmas Trees and why are they covered with electric lights? Who introduced the glass tree ornament and why? How did we get into the habit of wrapping our presents and what do they really symbolize? These and dozens of other Christmas customs are explained in this fascinating and surprising program. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
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