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KQED Life: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#205] Cinque Terre: Italy's Hidden Riviera Italy's Hidden Riviera In these five idyllic port towns, we sample village life: fishing for anchovies at midnight, savoring the best pesto, picking grapes, and cheering cliff divers as we hike the "walkway of love." Each pastel town is a delight, but my favorite is Vernazza - where Giovanni makes pasta and Granelli sells porcini mushrooms at the tiny street market. We sidetrip to Carrara's quarries where Michelangelo selected his marble, then return to Vernazza to stroll the only street with the entire village as the sun sets. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#608] Assisi, Italy The town of Assisi, in the center of Italy was built on a hill that has been inhabited for about 4000 years, and for almost as long it has been a religious center. They say that the stones that were used to build Assisi have absorbed the prayers of the millions of pilgrims that have come there over the centuries. And now, it is believed that the stones radiate a sense of peace and quiet that has a spiritual effect on visitors. Burt Wolf tours the city, discovers the true story of the life of St. Francis and the founding of the Franciscan order, visits the sites sacred to St. Clare, explains the art in the Basilica of St. Francis, where the Italian Renaissance was born, and traces the creation of the Nativity scene. duration 27:28   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Antiques Roadshow [#1714H] Rapid City, Hour Two AR hits the open road to visit the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame - located in the town famous for its annual motorcycle rally. Highlights include TWA travel posters; a 1932 signed photograph of the national treasure, Mount Rushmore; and a Rock-Ola juke box valued at $2000-$3000. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Antiques Roadshow [#1622H] Vintage Phoenix AR's first visit to Phoenix was in 1997, when Arizona's biggest story was a UFO sighting dubbed the "Phoenix Lights." Flash forward 15 years for these believe-it-or-not AR moments: "Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus," the original 1897 letter to the New York Sun, was appraised at $20,000 to $30,000 and gets a nice current value of $30, 000 to $50,000; on the other hand, a circa 1890 mechanical bank, then worth $3700, gets a lump of coal and a current value of $1000 to $ 1500. duration 55:10   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1413H] The Undocumented Border Patrol agents, Native Americans, smugglers, ranchers, retirees and samaritans form a constellation of people engaged with the Arizona/Mexico border on a daily basis -- policing it, inhabiting it, crossing it, working it, making it safer or simply feeling its consequences. But at the center of it all is the migrant. "The Undocumented" tells the story of the migrants who die while trying to cross an unforgiving desert in search of a better life. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVM
  • 4:30 am
    Film School Shorts [#103H] Letting Go THE CHAIR (NYU) - A mysterious outbreak of poisonous mold has invaded a small town. One boy attempts to understand his mother's death, his grandmother's obsession with their discarded recliner, and the roots of this short-lived, strange and inexplicable plague.
    BUNNY (Columbia) - Inspired by an event from director Robert Snow's childhood, Bunny tells the story of a young boy in a rough Philadelphia neighborhood who marches into the ghetto to retrieve his pet rabbit from the boy who stole him.
    duration 24:58   STEREO TVPG-VL
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#305H] West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful In the New River Gorge Joseph paddles the gentle New River and then battles to stay afloat on the raging Gauley. Along the way he bikes up a mountain trail, rappels down the gorge's face and experiences West Virginia's coal mining past. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#412] Europe Just for Fun As more travelers return to Europe for multiple visits, many are on the lookout for another dimension in travel. Occasionally they want to skip historical sights and museums in favor of a trip-or a day- just for fun. They're ready for absolute R&R; looking to break up serious sightseeing with hot-air-balloon trips, mountain luge rides, country hikes or days at an amusement park. They're seeking new adventures in Europe-flights of fancy-spiced with great meals and local libations of course. This time, Rudy shares his personal picks of Europe Just for Fun. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#511] Enjoy Supple Joints Get your toes, knees, hips, and shoulders moving to give your joints the freedom of maximum flexibility. Then salute the sun to energize your entire body. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#43] 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 [#44] 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 [#223] duration 26:57   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1316] Myofacial Relief & Gait Mary Ann uses the large ball in this workout to loosen up the fascia around the scapula. Later in the program she focuses on exercises to improve gait. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#722] Strengthen and Slenderize The Hips duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#608] Assisi, Italy The town of Assisi, in the center of Italy was built on a hill that has been inhabited for about 4000 years, and for almost as long it has been a religious center. They say that the stones that were used to build Assisi have absorbed the prayers of the millions of pilgrims that have come there over the centuries. And now, it is believed that the stones radiate a sense of peace and quiet that has a spiritual effect on visitors. Burt Wolf tours the city, discovers the true story of the life of St. Francis and the founding of the Franciscan order, visits the sites sacred to St. Clare, explains the art in the Basilica of St. Francis, where the Italian Renaissance was born, and traces the creation of the Nativity scene. duration 27:28   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#205] Cinque Terre: Italy's Hidden Riviera Italy's Hidden Riviera In these five idyllic port towns, we sample village life: fishing for anchovies at midnight, savoring the best pesto, picking grapes, and cheering cliff divers as we hike the "walkway of love." Each pastel town is a delight, but my favorite is Vernazza - where Giovanni makes pasta and Granelli sells porcini mushrooms at the tiny street market. We sidetrip to Carrara's quarries where Michelangelo selected his marble, then return to Vernazza to stroll the only street with the entire village as the sun sets. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#413] A Music Lover's Europe For a totally different view of Europe, Rudy shows smart travelers how to organize a trip around a theme. Rudy discovers surprising and fresh takes on Europe as he sets out on a music lover's tour. Winning, live performances by the Sicilian folk band Diascouri, and by Groupo Emiliano, a zany, classically-trained quartet from Emilia Romagna, are the backbone of this offbeat trip. But performance is just the start. Rudy visits folkdance groups in Greece, Sweden and Norway and delights in the classics in Italy and Austria. And everywhere, the music provides a backdrop for enthralling local scenery and engaging local stories. Tips on organizing a trip around a theme. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#306H] Austria - Celebrating the Vine in Vienna and the Burgenland Travelscope celebrates the historic and modern in Austria's capital, Vienna, and the Burgenland wine country. Along the wine trail Joseph grabs a healthy helping of Gemutlichkeit (the good life) in the capital's own vineyards and in the Buschenshanks and Heurigers (wine cafes) of the villages along Burgenland's Lake Neusiedl. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#813H] Baja Beach House Cooking Rick introduces viewers to some of Los Cabos top chefs and their restaurants then cooks dinner for them at a luxurious beach house. Margarita Carrillo, chef/owner of Don Emiliano Restaurant in San Jose del Cabo, joins Rick to purchase the local cabrillo fish and to visit Tamarindo's Farm for organically grown produce. Rick makes a tamarind chile sauce to go with his fish and eggplant course. Margarita makes her special tomatillo tart for dessert. Together they cook chocolate clams on the beach with their guests. At dinner, Rick, Margarita and the local chefs discuss the philosophy of cooking for people and the meaning of dining together. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#321] Burgers from a Master It's two special burgers from the Burger Bar, including a unique slider pairing buffalo meat and some succulent crab followed by a BLT burger made with turkey meat and topped with a spicy aioli. Recipes: Buffalo Surf and Turf Slider, BLT Turkey Burger duration 25:54   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#202] Beatrice Ojakangas Julia welcomes Beatrice Ojakangas, a Scandinavian Cookbook author from Duluth, Minnesota into her kitchen, where Beatrice demonstrates how to make a series of real Danish pastries. She shows her how to make the flaky dough, the apricot, prune and cream fillings that go inside, and the sugar glaze that goes on the outside. Beatrice ends by showing Julia how to manipulate the dough into a Danish Braid. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2219] Cooking with Herbs/Cucinando Con Le Herbe The tables are turned when Mary Ann invites Ciao Italia's Director of Photography Bob Tomaselli to come out from behind his studio camera and join her nella cucina to make Halibut in Lemon Sauce, Baked Fennel in White Sauce with Cheese and Herb Flavored Crumbs, and colorful, tasty Green Focaccia. duration 26:55   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#306] Bombay Blast More than 5000 years ago, a potter in Central Asia made a tall, urn-shaped, incredibly efficient clay barbecue pit-the origin of the Indian tandoor. Today, tandoori, Indian barbecue, is enjoyed from New Delhi to New Caledonia to New York. This show features tandoori salmon (washed with garlic water and marinated in spices, yogurt, and chickpea flour). Next up, two traditional Indian charcoal-grilled breads made from the same dough: naan and flaky, puff pastry-like lachha paratha, followed by fragrant Persian-inspired saffron chicken tikka kebabs. Best of all, each recipe can be cooked on a conventional grill, too. Tandoori Salmon; Indian Naan and Puff Pastry ; Chicken Tikka Kebabs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#309] Dehydrated Michele visits nutritionist Sheree Clark's home to see first hand her love for the dehydrator and how she uses it to prepare some of the most delicious meals and snacks that are fresh, simple and healthy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Woodsmith Shop [#505] Heirloom Tool Chest Woodworkers dream of building a custom chest for their fine tools. The Woodsmith editors show you how to make that dream come true. Start with a simple, easy-to-build plywood case. Then dress it up with beautiful veneers and custom tool holders. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2601] Innovative Bags & Totes, Part 1 Design smart and innovative bags by making easy changes to your pattern. Add a strap variation, work with a palette of fat quarters, use gathers and ruching accents for piping, plus more. You'll learn ways to make a bag with panache for a fraction of the cost of a designer bag. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2602] Innovative Bags & Totes, Part 2 Use savvy techniques for both decorative and functional changes to your bag patterns. Tweak your bag patterns to make them more innovative. Learn a smocking technique achieved with yo-yo makers, add a secure zipper closure to an open-top tote, change your bag into a backpack, or add a drawcord top to your tote. Make any of these unique changes for a new look to your bags and totes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1019H] On The Road In Chattanooga On this Southern-inspired episode, Ming Tsai takes us to Chattanooga, Tennessee to learn some of the region's culinary secrets. An up and coming culinary hotspot, Chattanooga has a lot to offer the adventuresome palate. Ming and his local guest chef will explore the local markets and come up with two dishes that are sure to make your mouth water. duration 27:32   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Eat Free [#109] Salads and Drinks: Recipes for boldly flavored salads, gourmet drinks, and shakes. "Falafelish" Salad with Tahini and Pomegranate Molasses. Cherry Chipotle Chicken Salad with Orange Vinaigrette. Peppermint Mocha Latte. Green Machine Smoothie. duration 27:01   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends [#107Z] Walter Pisano, Silky Corn Soup Nick makes Silky Corn Soup with Truffle Oil and King Crab before welcoming Chef Walter Pisano from Tulio Ristorante in Seattle, who prepares Buccatini with Pancetta and Ricotta. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#112H] Kansas City and New Orleans: Italian Father's Day Join Lidia in Kansas City, where she pays a visit to the Holy Rosary Church to watch the ladies assemble their famous altar to celebrate St. Joseph's Day, the Italian Father's Day. Down in New Orleans, Lidia takes part in the traditional festival of pasta con le sarde (pasta with sardines), also a classic St. Joseph's Day celebration. In this episode, Lidia makes Italian-American Meatloaf, Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes, and St. Joseph's Fig Cookies for a tasty dessert. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#201] Esther McManus Esther McManus of Le Bus restaurant in Philadelphia makes a "real" French croissant. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#118H] Egg-Ceptional Mollet Eggs Florentine; Eggs In Ramekins; Eggs En Cocotte; Scrambled Eggs In Bread Cases With Candied Oyster Mushrooms; Fines Herbs Omelet; Mushroom Omelet; Flat Potato Omelet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#206] Summer Bean Pasta & Italian Bread Salad Joanne teaches her student Michelle to use the freshest seasonal ingredients including shell and string beans, tomatoes, and straight-from-the-garden summer herbs to create two Italian-inspired recipes. Recipes: fusilli with summer beans and savory, italian bread salad (panzanella) with tomatoes and basil. Student: Michelle Soto - Financial Advisor. Wine Segment: Austrian Gruner Veltliner. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1302H] Great American Classics Host Christopher Kimball heads into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to uncover the secrets to the ultimate Carrot Layer Cake. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried tests springform pans in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals how to make the best Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Dust Bowl [#102H] Reaping The Whirlwind In the second episode, experience the gradual relief as the families of the plains seek new lives in California and government conservation efforts - and a break in the drought in 1939 - eventually stabilize the soil and bring the farms back to life, but with dangers of another Dust Bowl facing future generations. duration 1:55:45   SRND51 TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Frontline [#2918H] Top Secret America - 9/11 to the Boston Bombings In the years after September 11, Frontline produced more than 45 hours of award-winning films documenting the 9/11 attacks and America's response to them. Now, on the tenth anniversary of September 11, the Frontline team that produced "Bush's War," "The Torture Question" and "Cheney's Law" teams up with Pultizer Prize-winning journalist Dana Priest to investigate the dramatic changes that have reshaped America in the last decade. Over one hour, the film examines the history of the dark side of America's "war on terror." From the creation of black site prisons abroad and super-secret facilities here in America, to targeted killings and covert wars waged by special forces, to a multibillion-dollar terrorism industrial complex, Frontline and Dana Priest ask how a decade of fighting terrorism has reshaped the country and whether it has made us any safer. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Frontline [#2804H] Alaska Gold The Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska is home to the last great wild Sockeye salmon fishery in the world. It's also home to enormous mineral deposits - copper, gold, molybdenum - estimated to be worth some $300 billion. Now, two foreign mining companies are proposing to extract this mineral wealth by digging one of North America's largest open-pit mines, the "Pebble Mine," at the headwaters of Bristol Bay. Frontline travels to Alaska to probe the fault lines of a growing battle between those who depend on this extraordinary fishery for a living, the mining companies who are pushing for Pebble, and the political framework that will ultimately decide the outcome. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#306H] Austria - Celebrating the Vine in Vienna and the Burgenland Travelscope celebrates the historic and modern in Austria's capital, Vienna, and the Burgenland wine country. Along the wine trail Joseph grabs a healthy helping of Gemutlichkeit (the good life) in the capital's own vineyards and in the Buschenshanks and Heurigers (wine cafes) of the villages along Burgenland's Lake Neusiedl. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#413] A Music Lover's Europe For a totally different view of Europe, Rudy shows smart travelers how to organize a trip around a theme. Rudy discovers surprising and fresh takes on Europe as he sets out on a music lover's tour. Winning, live performances by the Sicilian folk band Diascouri, and by Groupo Emiliano, a zany, classically-trained quartet from Emilia Romagna, are the backbone of this offbeat trip. But performance is just the start. Rudy visits folkdance groups in Greece, Sweden and Norway and delights in the classics in Italy and Austria. And everywhere, the music provides a backdrop for enthralling local scenery and engaging local stories. Tips on organizing a trip around a theme. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#206] Amsterdam and Dutch Sidetrips With Rembrandts and stately architecture from its Golden Age, hidden churches and holocaust memorials from its troubled times, and Van Goghs and titillating street life from its modern age, Amsterdam stimulates all the senses. Then, side-tripping from Europe's capital of tolerance into the countryside (and below sea-level), we hike dikes, climb windmills, tour the world's biggest flower market, and see how in Holland, "Everything's just so Dutch!" duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#609] Stamp Collecting, China Collecting things might be part of an innate human desire to own stuff - to gather physical evidence of our lives and the natural world around us, and for thousands of years, people have collected and brought back stuff from their travels. But in 1837, something was created that was easy to collect and gave the collector the sensation of having traveled. It was the first postage stamp. Today, there are over 200 million stamp collectors. Burt Wolf looks at the history of stamp collecting, the most popular stamp ever printed, the most valuable stamp (over one million dollars), and the great forgeries. Then Burt travels to China to find out why the government has an official policy encouraging stamp collecting. duration 25:08   STEREO TVG
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