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KQED Life: Saturday, May 11, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, May 11, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#209] South Ireland: Waterford to the Ring of Kerry Waterford to the Ring of Kerry We find the story of Ireland strewn along its fascinating south coast: Waterford's much-loved crystal factory; the Kennedy family homestead; the Dunbrody famine ship; and Kinsale's star-shaped fortresses. After learning why locals don't kiss the Blarney Stone, we savor the scenic charms of the Emerald Isle-driving the Ring of Kerry. duration 27:50   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#702] Christmas In Vienna, Austria Christmas is observed in cities throughout the world, but the festivities in the Austrian city of Vienna are unique. Burt joins the celebration, explains the ancient history and meaning of Christmas, tours Vienna's famous Christmas markets, and discovers why we have Christmas trees. He takes us inside the magnificent castle of the Habsburg family and unravels the story of how they became the most powerful rulers in Europe by using their marriages instead of their military. We also take a look at the foods of Christmas and discover their special meanings. The program gives us a real understanding of one of the world's most popular holidays. duration 27:09   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World Historian Bettany Hughes travels to spectacular and significant locations to offer a unique insight into one of the most ancient belief systems still practiced today. Buddhism began 2500 years ago when one man had an amazing internal revelation underneath a peepul tree in India. Today it is practiced by more than 350 million people worldwide, with numbers continuing to grow year after year. In an attempt to gain a better understanding of the different beliefs and practices that form the core of the Buddhist philosophy, investigate how Buddhism started and how it spread, Hughes visits some of the most spectacular monuments built by Buddhists across the globe. This beautifully produced and absorbing documentary - a religious travelogue so to speak - includes interviews with Robert Thurman, the leading world expert on Tibetan Buddhism. duration 56:00   TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Buddha Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in northern India, generated from the ideas of a single man, the Buddha. He was a mysterious Indian sage who famously gained enlightenment while he sat under a big, shapely fig tree. The Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth. He said only that he was a human being who, in a world of unavoidable pain and suffering, had found a kind of serenity that others could find too. Award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of the Buddha's life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. This documentary draws upon the work of some of the world's greatest artists and sculptors, who across two millennia have depicted the Buddha's life in art rich in beauty and complexity. His biography is also tracked geographically across the sweeping landscapes of northern India. The testimony of contemporary Buddhists - including Pulitzer prize-winning poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama - provides insight into the ancient narrative. To tell his story is to understand his teaching. And to understand his teaching is to gain new insight into what it is to be human. duration 1:55:07   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Dabbawallas This documentary explores a form of work that has existed in Bombay, India for more than 100 years. Each day 4,000 Dabbawallas (box persons) deliver 100,000 lunches at high levels of reliability. This delivery system functions without any of the trappings of modern day work, such as technology, business procedures and practices, and so on. The program focuses on what people in more-developed countries can learn from workers in less-developed countries, the reliance upon human and social ingenuity for organizing rather than relying on external mechanisms such as technology, and according respect for the seldom-heard voices of disadvantaged populations in India. By Paul Goodman. duration 56:11   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#313H] Madhya Pradesh, India - India's Rural Heart Joseph continues his passage through the heart of India with an expedition to Bandhavgarh National Park's tiger reserve. He then visits the princely town of Maheshwar where he celebrates sunrise and witnesses morning rituals along the holy Narmada River. In the city of Indore he joins the crowds for the Diwali Festival - a celebration of good over evil and the glory of light. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#507] Hong Kong We get a Pacific Rim rush when we visit energetic, ever-changing Hong Kong. On a famous Star Ferry, Rudy savors one of the most majestic skylines on earth. Here, where ancient tradition cozies up to ultramodern, we take in monasteries, Chinese herbs and a city obsessed with shopping. The island of Lantau features one of the world's largest statues of Buddha. And in the fishing village of Sai Kung, Rudy feasts on freshly caught seafood. Tips on markets and feng shui. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#515] Duck Walking Waddling like a duck increases circulation in your legs. This and other exercises loosen your knees and hips to prepare you for the meditative sitting poses. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#49] 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 [#50] 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 [#226] duration 26:57   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1319] Finger Dexterity This episode combines fun music of the Charleston and Cha-cha to demonstrate finger exercises using a pencil, sit to stand exercises and vestibular work. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#725] Stretch Spine and Relieve Back Pain duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3236H] Mazda6 Road Test: 2014 Mazda6. Road Test: 2013 Land Rover Range Rover. Goss' Garage: Fork Maintenance. duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2705] Creekside Home Framing The new home's walls are pre-built at a factory, trucked out to the site sequentially and quickly set in place with a crane. duration 25:14   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3205H] Getting Around In Cambridge Kevin joins the legions of Cambridge locals by biking to work on a vintage bicycle restored locally. Tom shows Kevin how he's gotten rid of the steps to the roof deck. Roger arrives to tackle the giant stump left over from the old Norway maple. Richard shows Kevin how they've kept the ducts out of the roof rafter bays to preserve that space for insulation, and on the second floor, how they've hidden the air handler at the top of a hall closet. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1105H] Planting Palm Trees/Replacing an Old Heating System With One That's More Efficient Landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to Miami to help a homeowner plant several varieties of palm trees in her front yard. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Kevin shares information on new light bulbs. And Richard replaces an old heating system and hot water heater with a much smaller and more efficient single appliance. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#205H] Drop-Leaf Table The Drop-Leaf Table featured in this episode has a lot of bang for the buck. Not only is the shaker-type style beautiful to look at, but the finger joints are fun to learn how to make. To get inspiration for this project, Tommy takes a Road Trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to see drop-leaf and gate-leg tables from centuries past. Back in the shop, Tommy is joined by Chuck Bender of The Acanthus Workshop in Pennsylvania. duration 27:38   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#406] Ribbon Handle Box The Woodsmith editors pack a lot of woodworking into a small project as they share the ins and outs of building a beautiful box. You'll learn tricks for fitting a lid and getting super-strong miter joints. Plus, they'll let you in on the secret to adding a flowing, wood ribbon handle to wrap it up. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    American Woodshop [#2005] Thinking Toys 2 Puzzle Joinery in Furniture designs. duration 26:46  
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#3104] GS visits a beautiful, historic garden with a world-class view. Combine this with gardening tips, design tips and expert gardening advice and the result is a memorable show. duration 26:42   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3402] Inspired Gardens Jamie Durie demonstrates how to create a dramatic bougainvillea espalier, inspired by the Getty Museum in California. Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom takes viewers on a "seasonal walk" through the world-famous New York Botanical Garden to demonstrate how to sustain a low-maintenance seasonal border all year long. Resident chef Michel Nischan teams up with renowned Boston-based chef Barbara Lynch to dry vegetables for year-round use and stir them up into a hearty Italian summer minestra - a flavorful soup that uses the garden to its best advantage. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1210H] Celebrating Summer P. Allen Smith celebrates the summer season with a visit to the groundskeeper at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, who shows us how to maintain a perfect lawn. Back home, Allen showcases the new summer foliage at Moss Mountain Farm, shares design tips using summer flowering bulbs, and how to grow beautiful dahlias. On the road again, Allen visits Grant Park in Chicago, where an urban beautification program is underway, where perfume is made from the oil of locally grown flowers. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge. duration 27:19   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#307H] Backyard Composting (Winston Salem, NC) Compost is the single most important amendment for creating healthy soil. Yet, many gardeners are confused when it comes to making it at home, and why it's important. In this information-packed episode, we meet with a soil scientist, and show you all you need to know to make it at home for free. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#806H] Hitch up the team for an Arizona draft horse vacation. Log on to the blog of a Virginia farm family that champions agriculture. Test you agriculture knowledge - just what is "gluten free"? Join a Kentucky sheep roundup for one of a kind wool creations. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#309] Guatemala - The Maya of the Western Highlands Joseph visits the ancient Spanish colonial capital of Antigua before climbing volcanoes and heading into Guatemala's Mayan highland villages for hard bargaining in the local markets, a leisurely visit to a coffee plantation and a weaving lesson on a traditional back-strap loom. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#201] Japan: Hokkaido and Honshu The image many of us have of Japan is congested and kinetic. But Japan has a wild side. In winter, beyond its crowded cities, the country delivers quiet, unexpected natural beauty. In the second season opener, Art Wolfe ventures north to the remote region of Hokkaido to view iconic red-crested cranes; south to the mountains to take a dip in Nagano's hot springs with mischievous macaque snow monkeys; and journeys on to the sacred temples of Mt. Fuji and Koyosan on a photographic pilgrimage. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#701] Santa Fe, New Mexico For over 12,000 years, Native Americans have been living in the area around Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Spanish arrived in the 1600s and eventually the two cultures blended together to form one of the most interesting societies in America. In this program, we take a helicopter tour of some of the most beautiful parts of the Southwest, visit the oldest church in the United States, and discover how the native tribes used modern ledger paper to preserve their heroic legends and personal stories. We visit the Loretto Chapel and inspect its magic staircase, which appears to be totally unsupported. We travel through the Bandelier National Monument and see the remains of an ancient Pueblo community and take a look at a simple and inexpensive construction technique that will keep a house in good shape for hundreds of years. duration 26:45   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#503] San Francisco The port city of San Francisco revels in art, diversity and food. Chinatown is a feast for the senses, and the city's new Asian Art Museum a must-see. We get savvy on sourdough and tour notorious Alcatraz Island. A stroll through the Haight neighborhood harkens back to the "Summer of Love", and the Italian cafes of North Beach serve up a dollop of hospitality with their espresso. Crossing the Golden Gate, Rudy heads to Napa Valley wine country for a relaxing mud bath and some off-beat garden art. Tips on vegetarian food and wine-tasting. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#208H] Dublin and Mystical Sidetrips Dublin's story is of feast and famine: from its 18th-century Golden Age to its 20th-century struggles for independence to its boomtime today. We explore the town's foreboding castle, patriotic jail, and Trinity College with its illuminated Book of Kells--a bright light from the Dark Ages. At night we party in Temple Bar, awash with Celtic music and frothy pints of Guinness. We sidetrip to the prehistoric necropolis of Newgrange and the medieval monastery at Glendalough, tucked in the scenic Wicklow Mountains. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Wild Photo Adventures [#201] Lowcountry Shorebirds Host and professional wildlife photographer Doug Gardner photographs nesting shorebirds in the Lowcountry of South Carolina with nature photographer Eric Horan. duration 26:20   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#226] Up from the Street Artists whose work emanates from the street.
    * Once a professional skateboarder, Tommy Guerrero channels the skate culture through his music and visual art work.
    * Graffiti artist and self-described bad boy David Choe has moved from the streets of LA and San Jose into museums and galleries worldwide.
    * Reflections of life on San Francisco's market street, with the four-wheeled interactive art work, Wowhaus.
    duration 25:58   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#211H] Go Fish Living close to the shore in Connecticut offers Jacques the opportunity to celebrate the bounties of the sea. He loves seafood and begins this menu with a Picante Mussel Pilaf. Next, Jacques surprises viewers with a novel take on a breadcrumb coating for Onion-Crusted Sole with Anchovy Butter. He ends with a popular French dessert that's not quite an omelet... not quite a custard... it's an Apricot Clafoutis. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#302H] New Kapadokia, Aperto and Masa's Fragrant Turkish aromas and flavors are served up at our first eatery. Then we visit a little neighborhood spot featuring local ingredients presented on an Italian menu. Finally, chic dining in elegant surroundings and perfect service make our last visit memorable. duration 27:24   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    American Masters [#2203] Neil Young: Don't Be Denied Neil Young grants rare and unprecedented access for this documentary in which he traces his musical journey in his own words. The film includes new interviews shot in New York and California and utilizes previously unseen performance footage from the star's own extensive archives. It also features cohorts Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Nils Lofgren and James Taylor. From his first success with Buffalo Springfield to the bi-polar opposites of mega-stardom with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the soulful rock of Crazy Horse, Young's career has enjoyed many guises. The film takes Young through his rise in the '60's, his solo artist period in the '70's, his '80's embrace of the New Wave, and it ends with Young still refusing to be denied, pursuing a more eclectic musical approach but also touring in the USA with Crosby Stills Nash & Young and teaming on occasion with Crazy Horse. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3804H] The Shins/Dr. Dog ACL presents alternative rock with the Shins and Dr. Dog. The Shins play songs from their latest record Port of Morrow, while Dr. Dog highlights Be the Void. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4312H] Mr. Selfridge, Part 5 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 53:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4313H] Mr. Selfridge, Part 6 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 53:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Jake Shimabukuro: Life On Four Strings A portrait of an inspiring and inventive musician whose virtuoso skills on the ukulele have transformed all previous notions of the instrument's potential. Through intimate conversations with Shimabukuro, this program reveals the cultural and personal influences that have shaped the man and the musician. On the road from Los Angeles to New York to Japan, the film captures the solitary life on tour: the exhilaration of performance, the wonder of newfound fame, and the loneliness of separation from home and family. duration 56:10   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#208H] Dublin and Mystical Sidetrips Dublin's story is of feast and famine: from its 18th-century Golden Age to its 20th-century struggles for independence to its boomtime today. We explore the town's foreboding castle, patriotic jail, and Trinity College with its illuminated Book of Kells--a bright light from the Dark Ages. At night we party in Temple Bar, awash with Celtic music and frothy pints of Guinness. We sidetrip to the prehistoric necropolis of Newgrange and the medieval monastery at Glendalough, tucked in the scenic Wicklow Mountains. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#701] Santa Fe, New Mexico For over 12,000 years, Native Americans have been living in the area around Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Spanish arrived in the 1600s and eventually the two cultures blended together to form one of the most interesting societies in America. In this program, we take a helicopter tour of some of the most beautiful parts of the Southwest, visit the oldest church in the United States, and discover how the native tribes used modern ledger paper to preserve their heroic legends and personal stories. We visit the Loretto Chapel and inspect its magic staircase, which appears to be totally unsupported. We travel through the Bandelier National Monument and see the remains of an ancient Pueblo community and take a look at a simple and inexpensive construction technique that will keep a house in good shape for hundreds of years. duration 26:45   STEREO TVG
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