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KQED Life: Saturday, April 6, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, April 6, 2013
  • 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
  • 1:00 am
    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
  • 2:00 am
    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
  • 2:47 am
    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
  • 3:34 am
    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
  • 4:02 am
    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
  • 5:00 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
  • 5:30 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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#616] Bow Your Back Bow your body upward, hold your feet, and balance on your belly. Then bow down for a counterpose to stretch out your back. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#129] 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  
  • 6:45 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#130] 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 [#201] duration 26:29   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1214] Breathing By toning and stretching muscles around the ribcage and practicing good breathing technique viewers learn how to get the most out of each breath. duration 27:25   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#630] Posture Focus on posture. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3230H] Chevrolet Camaro 1LE Road Test: 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE * Road Test: 2013 BMW Alpina B7 *Goss' Garage: Tire Problems duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2614] Exterior Harmony 6: Landscape Wrap The crew finishes a hilly back yard with landscape steps and tile, a fire ring, plants and sprinklers. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    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
  • 10:00 am
    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 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#203H] Pie Crust Tray On this installment of Rough Cut, Tommy builds a traditional Pie Crust Tray. For inspiration, he heads on a Rough Cut Road Trip to the new Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. There, Tommy meets with curator and chair of the Art of the Americas department, Elliot Davis, to talk about the Chippendale and Federalist-style pie crust tables they have in their collection. Tommy takes his MFA knowledge back to the shop where he and Eli Cleveland walk through the turning and carving techniques needed to make the project. duration 27:13   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#404] Sawhorse Roundup Every shop needs a good pair of sawhorses. The Woodsmith editors present a couple of their favorites. They'll start with a traditional heavy-duty, trestle design with mortise and tenon joinery. Then, it's on to an all new stacking-style that locks together with tabs and notches. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    American Woodshop [#2003] Stair Case Upgrades Balustrades and Newel Posts. duration 26:46  
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#3011] Two great gardens offer plenty of gardening lessons. Challenge and diversity is just these gardeners "day at the office," but the gardening solutions are beautiful. duration 26:44   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3305Z] Soft What's SOFTscaping? Plainly said, it's anything that's not hardscape in the garden. But certain types of plants are better at softening than others. Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom visits a specialty grass nursery in New Hampshire to see some best bets; there, he learns how grasses are year-round showstoppers. Host Jamie Durie visits the world-famous Filoli gardens in northern California to learn how good plant choices are used to soften design. Resident chef Michel Nischan shares a not-to-be-missed recipe for green, hard-to-ripen tomatoes left in the garden. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1205H] The Great Outdoors P. Allen Smith shows us an outdoor living space that serves as a sitting and dining area. Allen's gardening tips include how to plant hostas in the shade and how to identify poison ivy. Plus, we learn about raising goats in the city and get a peek at a creative chicken coop. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge. duration 26:51   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#302H] The Dirt On Creating A Healthy Garden (Raleigh, NC) The foundation of any healthy garden starts with the soil. This episode goes to the source with a tour of a Soil Testing lab and the U.S. Composting Council for a better understanding of how to create the best foundation in your home garden. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#804H] Head for the school room to see how Wisconsin's "Farm to Fork" program benefits students. Explore the science behind Arizona's plan to turn algae into livestock feed. Join the trek to California's asparagus fields...just in time for the harvest. Serve yourself to a helping of history on sweet potatoes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#110] Desert Birds, Bats and Wildflowers Joseph discovers the desert's subtle attractions when Joseph travels from California Wildflowers to Yuma, Arizona's Birding and Nature Festival. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#203] Mali: Sahel to the Sahara It is a fabled land of sand, salt and nomads. But Mali is more than the Sahara; it is a place where the Niger River flows past some of Africa's most unique tribal and architectural wonders. In episode three, Art Wolfe follows the river road to the camouflaged villages of the cliff-dwelling Dogon people; floats downriver to Djenne's fantastic mud mosque; heads into the desert with nomadic Tuaregs; and finally travels on to Timbuktu where he meets up with a camel caravan. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#402] Winter In Lake Geneva Region, Switzerland One of Europe's finest locations for a family winter holiday. You'll join Burt for a balloon trip over the snow covered Alps, meet a team of amazing skiers who specialize in making sports available to the handicapped, paraglide from the top of one of Switzerland's most famous mountains, and visit an ancient castle that's been turned into a museum for wine lovers and a restaurant for food lovers. duration 27:19   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#304] Germany's Rhine and Mosel Rivers For centuries, the Rhine has been a natural border and the main route for trade, people and ideas. We start in the ancient Roman city of Trier and travel up the Mosel River visiting vineyards and ancient castles. We'll take a scenic cruise down the Rhine for a sailor's-eye view of famous Rhine castles and the lovely but dangerous Lorelei. In Koblenz, we'll see where Julius Caesar destroyed two Germanic tribes but was never able to conquer Germany, and just down stream we'll see where American troops first crossed the Rhine during World War II at the bridge at Remagen. Our trip concludes in the city of Cologne, where we'll visit the modern art museum and sample Kolsch, the local beer. Tip: Taking a cruise down the Rhine. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#609] Stockholm Sweden's capital, confident and self-assured, glitters with souvenirs from the day when it ruled as a superpower. From pondering gilded royal staterooms to sampling gourmet reindeer and sipping vodka in an ice bar, we experience the city's cultural highlights. Then we sail the archipelago for the prettiest island-hopping in northern Europe. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Equitrekking Adventures [#604] Kentucky Kentucky is a state well known for its horses. In Equitrekking Kentucky, discover wildflowers, a historic mill site and rolling green hills on the trails at Shaker Village on horseback. With Shaker Village's naturalist, TV host Darley Newman gets the rare chance to ride horses through the center of this well-preserved historic village. Viewers learn about Kentucky's agricultural past as Darley rides smooth Tennessee Walking horses with a local resident, who is proud of her multi-generational farm and its heritage. Next, Equitrekking takes on the trails at Land Between the Lakes and Barren River State Park in Western Kentucky, imagining what this land looked like at a time when Native Americans and buffalo roamed the tall grasslands of Kentucky. In Lexington, join Darley to see diverse breeds at the Kentucky Horse Park and attend a fast-paced, world-class equestrian competition, the Rolex Three Day. Next, visit a Thoroughbred rehabilitation center, where horses from the racetrack are rehabilitated so that they may find new homes. Darley is introduced to a very special horse, King D, who has made a positive change and is on the road to finding a new home. duration 26:16   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#403] The New American Landscape Spark meets artists who've become part of the long tradition of artists who have made landscape their subject, but with a contemporary twist.
    * Encounter the small-scale, yet familiar, buildings of Tracey Snelling's process-driven sculptures.
    * Paul Madonna hits the streets looking for cityscape inspiration of which to draw for his weekly San Francisco Chronicle comic, "All Over Coffee."
    * Camp out with photographer Trevor Paglen as he surveys the desert's hidden elements.
    * See San Francisco as you've never seen it before: as a jiggling kaleidoscope of Jell-O in sculptures molded by Liz Hickok.
    duration 28:11   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#201] Viva Espana! Jacques' world travels influence his cooking and with this menu we'll savor the essence of Spain. Bold and Spicy Gazpacho kicks off the meal followed by Shellfish and Chicken Paella. A detour to pick up some Caribbean flavors makes the last dish of Pineapple in Dark Rum Sauce worth a trip to the kitchen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#207H] Shalizaar, South Park Cafe, Forbes Island Large portions of genuine Persian food make this family restaurant a relaxed place to visit. The same can be said for the next location, off a park, in the middle of the city, but here the food is traditional French. While, it takes a boat ride to get to our last, a California inspired dining establishment. duration 26:50   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival This program features selected performances from the Americana Music Festival in Nashville, including Bonnie Raitt, Richard Thompson, Alabama Shakes and more. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3803H] Bonnie Raitt/Mavis Staples Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples showcase classic R&B, blues and pop. Raitt presents songs from her latest album Slipstream, while Staples performs songs from You Are Not Alone and Staple Singers classics. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4308H] Mr. Selfridge, Part 1 Enjoy a dramatization of the real-life story of Harry Gordon Selfridge, the flamboyant and visionary American founder of the famous London department store that revolutionized the modern shopping experience. Created by Andrew Davies ("Little Dorrit"), the program features Jeremy Piven in his first television role since the hit series "Entourage." duration 1:51:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Royal Memories: Prince Charles' Tribute to the Queen Prince Charles leads this touching tribute to his mother, adding insight and commentary and sharing never-before-seen home movies, including those of a young Prince Charles and his sister Princess Anne on a family holiday filmed by Queen Elizabeth herself. Archival news reels and previously unseen photographs from Her Majesty's private collection tell the story of the family during and after the Queen's Coronation in 1952. Exclusive footage taken behind the scenes on Coronation Day at Buckingham Palace of Queen Elizabeth in her dual role as both the Queen of England and loving mother is among the many glimpses into the private life of the royal family throughout her 60-year reign. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#609] Stockholm Sweden's capital, confident and self-assured, glitters with souvenirs from the day when it ruled as a superpower. From pondering gilded royal staterooms to sampling gourmet reindeer and sipping vodka in an ice bar, we experience the city's cultural highlights. Then we sail the archipelago for the prettiest island-hopping in northern Europe. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#402] Winter In Lake Geneva Region, Switzerland One of Europe's finest locations for a family winter holiday. You'll join Burt for a balloon trip over the snow covered Alps, meet a team of amazing skiers who specialize in making sports available to the handicapped, paraglide from the top of one of Switzerland's most famous mountains, and visit an ancient castle that's been turned into a museum for wine lovers and a restaurant for food lovers. duration 27:19   STEREO TVG
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