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KQED Life: Thursday, April 4, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Thursday, April 4, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#612] Basque Country The homeland of the proud and resilient Basque people is split between France and Spain. From our San Sebastian home base, we tour the ancient Basque capital of Gernika, the dazzling Guggenheim Modern in Bilbao, and then cross into France for more Basque Country charms. From yummy tapa bars to lightning-fast jai alai games, we'll experience Basque culture at its most vivid. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#405] Eastern Switzerland One of the best-kept secrets in European travel, Eastern Switzerland is picturesque and uncrowded. You'll visit the finest Baroque abbey in Switzerland, a textile center that still produces some of the best embroidery, and one of the greatest couture houses in Europe. You meet a group of sculptors who are uncovering the history of a famous Greek statue, discover how dulcimers are made and played, and see the ultimate democracy in action. duration 27:09   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    History Detectives [#1008H] American West The History Detectives investigate four stories from the American West. Did a biography of legendary frontiersman Kit Carson once belong to members of his family? Then, from the rodeo to Hollywood, a saddle tells the story of Yakima Canutt, who made life safer for movie stunt artists. What is the meaning behind the mysterious inscription on sheet music of the popular western song "Tumbling Tumbleweeds"? Finally, did a pivotal character in the Modoc Indian wars weave this basket? duration 54:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Kind Hearted Woman [#102] (see description in part 1.) duration 2:56:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#112] Custer Country, Montana Joseph heads to Southeast Montana to Custer Country for an historic encounter with a legend and a close encounter with the locals during the annual reenactments of Custer's Last Stand at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. duration 26:14   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#306] Italy's Veneto & Dolomites Graced with charming cities, countryside villas and precious art, this corner of Northern Italy also features a playground of Alpine peaks and meadows. After a spectacular night at the opera in fair Verona's Roman arena, we set out in search of Giotto's colorful frescoes in Padua and architect Palladio's palatial villas in Vicenza and the surrounding countryside. Then we head for the hills and the dramatic peaks and meadows of the Dolomite mountains. Tips on touring the Veneto countryside, shopping for gold and staying in a mountain inn. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#618] Ab-Sense If you haven't felt your abdominal muscles for a while, today's poses will show you they're still there as you strengthen, stretch, and twist them. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#5] 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 [#6] 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 [#204] duration 27:26   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 [#703] Loosen Your Upper Body duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#405] Eastern Switzerland One of the best-kept secrets in European travel, Eastern Switzerland is picturesque and uncrowded. You'll visit the finest Baroque abbey in Switzerland, a textile center that still produces some of the best embroidery, and one of the greatest couture houses in Europe. You meet a group of sculptors who are uncovering the history of a famous Greek statue, discover how dulcimers are made and played, and see the ultimate democracy in action. duration 27:09   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#612] Basque Country The homeland of the proud and resilient Basque people is split between France and Spain. From our San Sebastian home base, we tour the ancient Basque capital of Gernika, the dazzling Guggenheim Modern in Bilbao, and then cross into France for more Basque Country charms. From yummy tapa bars to lightning-fast jai alai games, we'll experience Basque culture at its most vivid. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#307] Prague & Budapest We leave Western Europe behind as we venture to the exotic cities of Prague and Budapest. In Prague, we marvel at the startlingly beautiful old town and tour the labyrinthine castle that haunted writer Franz Kafka. Bohemian glass dazzles us as we browse the flourishing shops in this former Communist country, and we witness the scene of the "Velvet Revolution." Then it's off to Budapest, where we surrender ourselves to steamy mineral spas, are serenaded by Gypsy music in one of the city's most traditional restaurants, and sway to the rhythms of Hungarian dancers. We round out our trip with Budapest's regal Opera House, and monuments of a bygone era in the Communist Statue Park. Tips on luxury hotels. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#113] Brittany, France Elves and dragons, maids and knights - hiking and biking, oysters and crepes - these are some of the surprises and pleasures Travelscope discovers in Brittany, France - the Celtic land of myths and legends. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Pati's Mexican Table [#102H] Foods of the Mexican Revolution If you're fighting a war, how do you cook food on the run? What sort of meals can you make around ranches, porches, and rustic bonfires? What might Pancho Villa or Emiliano Zapata have eaten? This episode looks at the culinary legacy of the Mexican Revolution, with recipes that include: Cowboy 'Charro' Beans, Chilorio Burritas, Chunky Guacamole, Sweet Anise Ropes or 'Rosquitas'. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#302] Salads The French Way Chef Keller creates the kind of wonderful and enticing salads you will find in bistros and brasseries throughout France. Recipes: Mixed Green Salad with Pear, Almonds and Cheese Filled Baked Potato; Spinach Salad with Poached Egg and Polenta Croutons. duration 28:20   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#309] Mary Bergin Mary Bergin of Las Vegas, Nevada, head pastry chef for Wolfgang Puck's Spago Restaurant, demonstrates how to make a vanilla chiffon cake with a twist -- a full vanilla flavor and a thin, flexible shape, ideal for rolling with chocolate-laced walnut mousse. duration 24:48   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2126] Pizza on the Grill/Pizza Alla Griglia It's summertime at last, and Mary Ann fires up the grill -- not for burgers -- but for pizza, starting with a Roasted Vegetable Pizza topped with zucchini, eggplant, squash and red Onions. And for dessert? Even more pizza, this time a sweet, Mini-dessert Pizza topped with honey, fresh mint and sliced apricots. duration 26:58   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#113] Really Big Beef In barbecue, as in life, bigger is often better. Especially when it comes to beef. Every aspiring grill master should know how to tackle the big cuts-brisket, prime rib, and whole beef tenderloin. Big beef, like big game, will impress the hell out of your guests. Are you up to the challenge? Bacon-crusted Texas-style Brisket with BBQ beer mop sauce. Fragrant Rosemary Rib Roast studded with minced garlic and melted asiago cheese. The ultimate cheesesteak-a spectacular beef tenderloin stuffed with grilled poblano chilies, onions, and provolone cheese - and served on garlic bread. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#203] Resourceful Renovating Take II The conclusion to Michele's resourceful kitchen renovation. She chats about choices when it comes to purchasing appliances and the benefits of natural copper sinks. She installs a countertop kitchen garden, throws together scrap lumber for inset cutting boards and shares tips on how to disguise mismatched appliances and making the most use out of every bit of space duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1126H] Painting Kitchen Cabinets/Installing a Smart Thermostat to Reduce Energy Use Host Kevin O'Connor travels to Chicago to learn how subway trains are serviced. While in Chicago, he helps a homeowner paint kitchen cabinets. Then, landscape contractor Roger Cook teaches how to estimate landscape material by the cubic yard. Afterward, Richard installs a smart thermostat to reduce energy use. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2823] Just Before The Storm Catch that special moment in time when the tropical seas and trees face darkening skies -a Bob Ross oval surprise. duration 27:57   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2623] Wintertime Discovery A little cabin snuggled deep in the snow with radiant sky as the backdrop - join Bob Ross and his busy paint brushes today. duration 28:48   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1004H] Thickening with Guest Susur Lee The key to making sauces - thickening. Ming demonstrates how to make a reduction and a roux. And joining him in the kitchen is Top Chef Masters culinary sensation, Susur Lee. Together Ming and Susur will cook on the fly, using mystery ingredients and the technique of thickening to serve up two tasty dishes: Chinese-Style Paella and Seared Chicken Breast Orzo Risotto with Endive Caper Salad. duration 27:41   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian [#209] Chutney & Herbal Magic! In India, chutneys are served with soft hot naan (flatbread) or crispy papadum. Here, guest chef Cathi DiCocco returns to the Delicious TV kitchen to create a medley of flavors with her easy Apple Ginger Cranberry Chutney and shows Toni how to preserve the summer herb season even when it's snowing outside! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#503] New York Steak with Balsamic Vinegar Sauce, Baked Brussels Sprouts . duration 25:52   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#219H] New York's Southern Italian Lidia makes cannelloni, explores pasta making traditions in Italy and makes a Brooklyn discovery in Frankie's Spuntino, two men cooking Italian-American food with a modern twist. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs [#104] Lidia Bastianich Lidia Bastianich is the chef and co-owner, with her husband, of Felidia in New York City, among other restaurants. In her home kitchen in Queens, New York, Lidia prepares Risotto with Wild Mushrooms and Orecchiette (little ears) Pasta with Broccoli di Rape and Sweet Sausage. Her tips for cooking and serving pasta and risotto make for a perfect dish every time. duration 26:09   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#202H] Citrus Thrill Jacques fires up the kitchen with a mouth-watering Skirt Steak Grandma accented with freshly squeezed lime in anchovy and garlic sauce. He complements this hearty dish with a classic Gnocchi with Eggs and Scallions and Sauteed Curly Mustard Greens with Hot Sausage. The elegantly presented Chestnut Cream Mont-Blanc, with crushed pieces of scrumptious biscotti, chestnut puree, and whipped cream, is simply a delicious ending. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#201H] Italian Flavor Or Slow Food, Italian Style Joanne loves Italian flavors. She prepares a Spinach and Fennel Salad enhanced with Prosciutto di San Daniele. Then, hungry for a little comfort food, she creates a hearty Tuscan Pot Roast with her student Cheryl and shows her the secret to the perfect creamy polenta. Recipes: Spinach and Fennel Salad with Prosciutto di San Daniele, Tuscan Pot Roast, Creamy Polenta with Grana Padano. Student: Cheryl Kovelchik. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1303H] A Taste of Spain Host Christopher Kimball goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn the secrets to making perfect Catalan-Style Beef Stew with Mushrooms. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of spaghetti. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make classic Spanish-Style Toasted Pasta with Shrimp. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Nature [#3009H] What Plants Talk About This program integrates hard-core science with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are. From the stunning heights of the Great Basin Desert to the lush coastal rainforests of west coast Canada, scientist J.C. Cahill takes us on a journey into the "secret world of plants," revealing an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other, talk to their allies, call in insect mercenaries and nurture their young. It is a world of pulsing activity, where plants communicate, co-operate and sometimes, wage all-out war. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Nova [#4007H] Ancient Computer An unpromising lump of metal found in a 2000-year-old shipwreck turns out to be an extraordinary treasure: the world's first computer. Nova follows the ingenious detective work that painstakingly discovered the truth about the ancient Greek device: it was an astonishingly sophisticated astronomical calculator and eclipse predictor, unrivaled until the era of modern science and believed to be from the workshop of Archimedes. duration 55:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Eat, Fast and Live Longer with Michael Mosley Michael Mosley has set himself a truly ambitious goal: he wants to live longer, stay younger and lose weight. But he wants to make as few changes to his life as possible along the way. And he thinks he's found the answer -- the ancient idea of fasting. Could the powerful new science behind this idea lead to a longer, healthier life? Mosley thinks he's found a way of fasting that still allows him to enjoy his food. It sounds too good to be true. So he decides to take a road trip across the U.S. to investigate how a little hunger can make you younger -- and of course -- to try out some of this new science for himself. duration 56:26   SRND51 TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers [#1110] Fat and Happy? This episode discusses America's latest epidemic, obesity. While 20% of adults are clinically obese, now 25% of children are too, and the proportion is steadily increasing. What shape will Americans be in within a decade or so? The program looks at research on fad diets; on the real relationships between activity and weight; on how well-meaning mothers teach their kids to overeat; on how obese research subjects bend the truth about what they eat; and on the movement of Native Americans, suffering from widespread obesity-related diabetes, to get back to traditional wild food diets. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#113] Brittany, France Elves and dragons, maids and knights - hiking and biking, oysters and crepes - these are some of the surprises and pleasures Travelscope discovers in Brittany, France - the Celtic land of myths and legends. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#307] Prague & Budapest We leave Western Europe behind as we venture to the exotic cities of Prague and Budapest. In Prague, we marvel at the startlingly beautiful old town and tour the labyrinthine castle that haunted writer Franz Kafka. Bohemian glass dazzles us as we browse the flourishing shops in this former Communist country, and we witness the scene of the "Velvet Revolution." Then it's off to Budapest, where we surrender ourselves to steamy mineral spas, are serenaded by Gypsy music in one of the city's most traditional restaurants, and sway to the rhythms of Hungarian dancers. We round out our trip with Budapest's regal Opera House, and monuments of a bygone era in the Communist Statue Park. Tips on luxury hotels. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#701H] Rome: Ancient Glory Part 1 of 3 on the Eternal City, this episode resurrects the rubble and brings back to life the capital of the ancient world. Focusing on the grandeur of classical Rome, we marvel at the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the empire's exquisite art. Then we go offbeat by bicycle to see the Appian Way and marvels of Roman engineering. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#406] Jungfrau Region, Switzerland In the heart of Switzerland, the Jungfrau region is considered to be one of the most remarkable spots for lovers of nature. You'll take a steamer to the ancient villages on Lake Thun, visit the site of Clint Eastwood's film The Eiger Sanction, ride the highest railroad in Europe to a research station that is studying the earth atmosphere, and climb inside a million year old waterfall. duration 27:28   STEREO TVG
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