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KQED Life: Friday, April 5, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Friday, April 5, 2013
  • 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
  • 1:00 am
    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)
  • 2:00 am
    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
  • 3:00 am
    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
  • 4:00 am
    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)
  • 5:00 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
  • 5:30 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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#619] Energize with the Sun Exercise and energize your entire body with the Salute to the Sun, Side Angle Pose, and two versions of Plough. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#7] 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 [#8] 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 [#205] duration 26:55   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1218] Resistance Exercises Mary Ann introduces some unique ways to strengthen muscles with a resistance exercise band. Emphasis is placed on maintaining proper technique to avoid injury and get the most out of the movements. duration 27:24   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#704] Stretch and Strengthen The Hips duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 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
  • 9:00 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
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#308] Stockholm & Sweden Sweden is a natural-born beauty, winning us over with luxuriant landscapes and sleek Scandinavian style. We cruise through Stockholm's sun-dappled archipelago, visit a designer hotel and sip cocktails in the trendy Ice Bar (a lounge built completely of ice!). We stroll through the Karl Milles sculpture garden, and admire the world's best-preserved 17th century warship, the Vasa. Then it's off to the woodsy "Kingdom of Crystal" where we peek in on Sweden's best glass artists and get rowdy at a traditional herring dinner. We pay tribute to a grand medieval castle once called the "key to Sweden". Then we escape to the vacation island of Oland, an out-of-the-way charmer with timeless windmills, ancient ruins and glorious sand beaches. Tips on shopping for glass. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#201H] Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage Cruising with the PTV at Sea group on the luxurious Regent Seven Seas Mariner, Joseph travels through Alaska's Inside Passage with stops in Prince Rupert, BC, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka, Alaska for scenic and cultural experiences. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#802H] Tijuana Taco Crawl People are passionate about their tacos in Tijuana. Ask any local and they'll tell you their favorite - complete with mouthwatering details. Three local Tijuana foodies take Rick on a taco "crawl" starting with arrachera (skirt steak) tacos at El Yaqui. Piled high with beans, creamy avocado salsa and Mexican "candy" (roasted jalapenos). The feast moves on to include suadero tacos at Los Ahumadores, sauteed and fried shrimp tacos at Mariscos El Mazateno, steamed tacos on Tijuana's tourist strip and ends with smoked salmon tacos at Salceados. At home, Rick creates a taco feast for a casual backyard cookout. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#303] Brioche Made Easy Chef Keller demonstrates why pastry chefs revere brioche, with its buttery taste and flaky texture. After showing a basic recipe for this French classic, he creates two mouth-watering variations. Recipes: Basic Brioche Dough; Brioche with Garlic Saucisson; Brioche Buns with Walnuts, Bacon and Onions. duration 28:48   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#310] Markus Farbinger Master chef at The Culinary Institute of America, NY, Markus Farbinger teaches Julia Child how to create a special Viennese pastry treat, a poppy seed torte. duration 24:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2201] Eggplant/Melanzane Basket in hand, Mary Ann visits her husband Guy's late summer garden to harvest ripe and tender eggplants to make hearty Couscous with Eggplant and - surprise - a Whole Wheat Pizza with Grilled Eggplant. Never have so few (eggplants) done so much for so many. duration 26:55   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#201] On The Bone Back before there were supermarkets (or barbecue grills for that matter or charcoal), grill masters hunted, fished, gathered, and grilled in the wild. This show celebrates the primal pleasures of cooking wild foods with live fire. It starts with, what else, wild salmon from the Pacific Northwest grilled on cedar planks with a juniper and wild berry glaze. Our main course is grilled venison, marinated in wine and grilled wrapped in bacon, and grilled wild mushrooms foraged in the forests of Washington State on the side. I'll even show you a wild dessert-a smoke-roasted wild berry crisp. Recipes: Planked wild salmon (salmon with a juniper and wild berry glaze); Grilled venison loins in red wine; Side dish-Wild mushroom mixed grill (on grilled bread); Wild berry crisp. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#204] Kids in the Garden Michele helps her young daughter set up her very own garden. Tips on selecting and preparing a location and how to make it a colorful, educational adventure for kids with interesting plant selections they make themselves, the right tools, and a few handmade "artful" additions. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    This Old House [#3226H] Essex 2012/13, A Home for Mom & Dad After a little antiquing at The White Elephant, Norm and Kevin help Tom install interior screens and a Dutch door. Electrician Allen Gallant shows off the exterior lighting and generator, and homeowners John and Julie Corcoran give a grand tour of the beautifully decorated "English cottage" with interior designer Keith Musinski. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Knitting Daily [#810] Yakkety Yak Today's show focuses on exotic fibers like yak yarn. First, Eunny gets started by showing how to give your knitting a new lift with techniques that carry a strand in to the row above for a pop of color and texture. She'll also show how to create a float with beads. Next, Deborah Robson discusses yak yarns. Then, Kristin continues her exploration in lightweight yarns in crochet with a lesson on filet crochet. She'll explain how to read filet crochet charts, take gauge, and display some great filet crochet pieces. Eunny wraps up the show with a quick tip on fringe. duration 28:00   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Martha's Sewing Room [#3208] Blank to Beautiful Creating a blouse from linen blanks; Creating photo tags for a Sew Booking page; I Love My Serger segment on serger plackets; "Floral Accents" segment for Machine Embroidery. Guests: Hope Yoder, Kathy McMakin, Pam Mahshie. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1021H] On the Road in San Antonio with Chef Johnny Hernandez Ming travels "south of the border" when he visits the hacienda of Johnny Hernandez, one of San Antonio's most popular chefs. Together Johnny and Ming shop at a local Latin market where they look for inspiration and fresh ingredients. Back home at Johnny's, Ming and Johnny chop, dice, and grill two fabulous Latin-inspired dishes. duration 27:49   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#101] Festive Lasagna Dinner Host Laura Theodore, prepares her "Festive Zucchini Lasagna," a delicious dish with a healthy twist. The meal starts with a simple to make, but fancy to serve, "Quick Carrot and Orzo Soup." "Raspberry Maple Tofu Whip with Fresh Berries" finishes this meal with a flourish. This tasty menu is all vegetarian and perfect to serve at any festive family occasion. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#504] Chocolate Zabaglione, Frozen Chocolate Custard with Macadamia Nuts . duration 27:07   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#220H] Comfort Foods for Your Table Lidia makes three different types of pasta: Stuffed Shells, Pasta Alla Primavera and Macaroni and Cheese. In Pennsylvania she takes viewers to The Macaroni Company, a 4th generation Italian supermarket and goes to Eataly to enjoy an Italian-American picnic. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#107] Norman Love Executive pastry chef Norman Love at Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Love creates chocolate-cinnamon beignets. Love demonstrates how to make the beignet pastry from choux paste. Using a pot sticker press, Love forms the beignets and then fills them with pastry cream and bananas. Love creates a walnut sauce for the beignets. duration 24:55   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home [#121] Potatoes One potato, two potato, oh, so many potatoes. Julia & Jacques share their tricks, "trucs" and techniques for perfect baked potatoes, airy mashed potatoes, creamy potato casserole, and delightful lighter-than-air crispy-fried pommes souffles. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#213H] Simply Delicious Joanne shares a tuna and white bean salad recipe straight from the Mediterranean that will make you want to dine al fresca. Charlie joins in and learns a technique for cooking juicy lemon perfect for tossing with herbs and orecchiette for a light and simple pasta salad. They finish the meal with pineapple sprinkled with a secret ingredient for a perfect ending. Recipes: Tuna and White Bean Salad with Basil and Tomatoes, Orecchiette with Lemon Chicken and Herb Salad, Pineapple Chunks with Olive Oil and Salt. Student: Charlie Baldwin. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1313H] Turkey on the Grill Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a Simple Grill-Roasted Turkey and serves it with Cranberry Chutney. Next, Chris reveals the Test Kitchen's best tips for taking the temperature of a turkey. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for All Purpose Cleaners in the Equipment Corner. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Pompeii: The Last Day The terrifying last moments of a city caught in a volcanic death trap. On August 24, 79CE the city of Pompeii came to a devastating end as the mighty Vesuvius erupted, showering inhabitants with ash, smoke and rock. Some escaped, but those who remained were entombed forever as they fell. Combining dramatic reconstructions, expert investigations, and lavish CGIs, following a cast of key characters including lovers, soldiers, slaves, and families, this film recreates a vivid and engaging account of the last day of Pompeii. duration 50:45   STEREO TVRE
  • 8:00 pm
    Joanna Lumley: Greek Odyssey [#101H] The Land of the Ancient Greeks Joanna begins her Greek odyssey at the Parthenon in Athens, which was built by the ancient Greeks 2,500 years ago. From here Joanna travels around the southern regions from Athens to the Peloponnese, visiting spectacular mythical and historic sites. Joanna's route takes her off the tourist trail to places where ancient myths and cultures live on. Joanna also takes part in a Bouzoukia, a hugely popular singing club where the audience spends a fortune on flowers that they throw in appreciation: a modern twist on an old tradition. And finally Joanna meets noted Greek singer, Nana Mouskouri, at Epidavrus, one of the best surviving amphitheaters, where, in order to demonstrate the perfect acoustics, Nana gives a rare solo performance to Joanna and a group of astonished tourists. duration 46:17   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:47 pm
    Joanna Lumley: Greek Odyssey [#102H] Greece's Borderlands Joanna travels across the northernmost regions of Greece, from the western Ionian island of Corfu to the turbulent eastern border it shares with Turkey and Bulgaria. It's a frontier-land where foreign invasion and occupation have left a fascinating legacy. Crossing to the mainland, she retraces the steps of Lord Byron's inspirational journey through the western highlands by horseback. On this journey, one place above all reveals more about this country's turbulent history than any other. The port city of Kavala was subjected to a religious exchange of peoples. It was emptied of Muslims and the population replaced with immigrants from Turkey. 400,000 Greek Muslims left the region and one million Turkish Christians took their place. She meets one of the last known survivors, Minas Zaxariadis who reveals a dark secret. duration 46:26   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:34 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#508H] Athens and Side Trips The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis. We'll tour the must-sees of ancient Athens, including the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. We'll take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city, but waste no time getting to my favorite side trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi, and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:02 pm
    Bitter Seeds Biotechnology is changing the way farming is done all over the world. Advocates believe the New Green Revolution is the only way to provide sufficient food for the world's growing population while opponents raise environmental concerns and fear that GMOs drive small scale farmers off the land. This documentary explores the controversy - from a village in India that uses genetically modified seeds to US government that promote them.
    Bitter Seeds is the final film in Micha X. Peled's Globalization Trilogy, following Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town (2001-2003) and China Blue (2007-2012). The films won 18 international awards, aired on KQED and over 30 other TV channels, and screened in more than 100 film festivals. They also connected viewers to NGO action campaigns and encouraged Western consumers to understand their impact on the rest of the world.
    duration 56:41   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#201H] Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage Cruising with the PTV at Sea group on the luxurious Regent Seven Seas Mariner, Joseph travels through Alaska's Inside Passage with stops in Prince Rupert, BC, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka, Alaska for scenic and cultural experiences. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#308] Stockholm & Sweden Sweden is a natural-born beauty, winning us over with luxuriant landscapes and sleek Scandinavian style. We cruise through Stockholm's sun-dappled archipelago, visit a designer hotel and sip cocktails in the trendy Ice Bar (a lounge built completely of ice!). We stroll through the Karl Milles sculpture garden, and admire the world's best-preserved 17th century warship, the Vasa. Then it's off to the woodsy "Kingdom of Crystal" where we peek in on Sweden's best glass artists and get rowdy at a traditional herring dinner. We pay tribute to a grand medieval castle once called the "key to Sweden". Then we escape to the vacation island of Oland, an out-of-the-way charmer with timeless windmills, ancient ruins and glorious sand beaches. Tips on shopping for glass. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#610] Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters The fascinating capitals of Finland and Estonia offer a chance to sample each country's history, art, and distinct love of life. We'll start in Helsinki with its neoclassical old town, modern flair for design, and steamy saunas. Then it's just a two-hour boat ride to Tallinn - with its medieval charms and new-found prosperity - celebrating its freedom and thriving in its post-USSR renaissance. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#403] Winter In Valais, Switzerland The most mountainous region in Switzerland, the Valais has some of the highest peaks in Europe including the Matterhorn. Since the middle of the 1800s, the snow, the blue skies and Swiss hospitality have attracted tourists to this area. You'll see 24 of the world's best snowboarders drop down 10,000 feet of uncharted mountain, travel along with the Glacier Patrol as they race across the top of the Swiss Alps, learn the art of curling, discover the secrets of dog-sledding, tend the Dalai Lama's vineyard and take a train ride through some of the world's most beautiful country. duration 25:18   STEREO TVG
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