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KQED Life: Friday, December 13, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Friday, December 13, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#19254] (original broadcast date: 12/12/13)
    * A discussion about foreign policy with Ian Bremmer, President and founder of Eurasia Group
    * a look at the film "Prisoners" with director Denis Villeneuve and actor Jake Gyllenhaal
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#32267] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, with stock market gains of 25 percent this year, many investors may be wondering when is a good time to sell a stock and how do you determine which ones? And, did JP Morgan look the other way when working with Bernie Madoff? NBR has details of the bank's reported settlement. duration 28:00   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 am
    Great Performances [#3813B] Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
    Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.
    duration 1:27:08   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    JFK: American Experience [#101(] Part One Follow JFK's rise to power from his birth to his election as president in 1960 - the youngest man ever to be elected to the office. With illuminating interviews from family members including sister Jean Kennedy Smith, niece Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, historian Robert Dallek and author Robert Caro, this episode offers new insight into Kennedy's early years, from his transformation from a sickly youth to Washington's most eligible bachelor to the nation's president.
    (note: only part 1 is airing during our December 2013 fundraising. The entire program is available as a thank you gift for a membership contribution).
    duration 2:29:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Serving America: Memories of Peace Corps This program highlights the experiences of some of the nearly 3000 volunteers who served during the early years of the Peace Corps. A mix of archival film and photographs, along with personal stories from former volunteers, tells a story of service and idealism. Interviews convey the volunteers' passion, commitment and bravery as they lived and worked in developing countries, including South and Central America, Africa and the Middle East. From almost fatal obstacles to spiritual epiphanies, these men and women describe their transformative experiences. Donna Shalala, former US Secretary of Health and Human Services (1993-2001), recounts the adventure of serving in Iran between 1962 and 1964. "What the Peace Corps really did is make me a citizen of the world," says Shalala. duration 26:44   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#711] Special: High Blood Pressure Relaxing poses and gentle stretches are ideal for high blood pressure. Get a few cushions and join Wai Lana for restful asanas and a special breathing technique. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#107] 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 [#108] 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 [#119] Long Holds - Version Two With Forward fold, Raised Runner's Lunge, Crescent, and others. duration 27:43   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1308] A Healthy Back Mary Ann focuses on the importance of maintaining a healthy back with exercises that involve back flexibility, strengthening and stretching. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#605] Fantastic Core Work your core and abs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1305H] Luzern for Fun and Profit For a while, Burt lived in the Swiss city of Lucerne. He describes it as "Home on the Range", but the range he had in mind is the Alpine Mountain Range of central Europe. The city sits at the end of a great lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains. It is one of the most beautiful settings in Europe with an amazing number of cultural attractions including the Rosengart Museum with its outstanding collection of works by Picasso. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#312H] Lisbon and the Algarve Experiencing the best of Portugal, we start in Lisbon, a ramshackle mix of glorious old and fun-loving new. Salty sailors' quarters and wistful Fado singers mix with ornate architecture to recall the glory days when Vasco da Gama and Magellan made Portugal a world power. Then we head for the south coast of your travel dreams-the Algarve. We explore the Land's End of Europe-windy and historic Cape Sagres before savoring pristine beaches and arm-wrestling octopi in the sleepy fishing village of Salema. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#106] Hill Towns of Tuscany and Umbria Castles, vineyards, walled cities and a fierce medieval rivalry that lingers today - we're out for an adventure in the Italian hill towns. Our base is dramatic Siena, home of the intensely competitive Palio horse race. From Siena we explore the multi-towered town of San Gimignano, watch grapes being harvested at a winery and drop in on the cheese festival in Pienza. Then south to Rudy's secret pick - the haunting hill towns of Pitigliano and Sovana. In Umbria we discover Etruscan tombs, visit the home of St. Francis of Assisi and pick up some pottery in quaint Gubbio. Tips on driving through the maze-like streets of a hill town and finding a place to stay. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#403H] Tasmania, Australia Joseph continues his Aussie adventure in Australia's island state -- Tasmania. From the capital of Hobart and its harbor, markets and elegant neighborhoods he heads out across the state and traces Tasmania's convict origins in the prisons of Port Arthur, hikes Cradle Mountain National Park, rides out the ups and downs of a fast paced eco-cruise along Tasman National Park's spectacular coastline and meets the devil -- the Tasmanian Devil, that is. Along the way he samples the best of the local food and wine and gets to know Tasmania's colorful and multi-cultural inhabitants. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#910H] Puerto Escondido: Living The Dream Ever dream of renting a space with a kitchen in Mexico just so you can cook all the fresh fish you can eat? Rick lives the dream at Hotel Villas Carrizalillo in Puerto Escondido. First, he peruses the town market for inspiration and ingredients from heirloom tomatoes to the local tuxtla chiles. Then he joins a resident expert to take him spear fishing off Roca Blanca Playa, one of the prettiest beaches in Mexico, for the freshest possible catch for his feast. And what a feast it is! Rick takes one robalo and turns it into an aguachile (a spicy ceviche appetizer), a brothy soup with chayote and beer, and pan-seared robalo with a tomatillo-pumpkinseed sauce. All from a small kitchen at the villas, a sharp knife, a couple of large pans and blender. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#205] Celebrating Salmon Chef Keller serves up two very unique, mouth-watering ways to prepare salmon, starting with an exquisitely slow-roasted recipe that is all the rage at his San Francisco restaurant. Fleur de Lys, and finishing with a one-of-a-kind salmon burger injected with a silky smooth sauce. Recipes: Slow-Roasted Alaskan Salmon; Double Salmon Tartare Burger. duration 28:12   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#208] Johanne Killeen Chef Julia Child observes pastry chef Johanna Killeen as she makes "baby cakes," miniature cakes made from of the same basic batter, but varied with different flavoring ingredients. First, she shows Julia how to make the batter, which is a traditional American pound cake recipe, made richer with the addition of creme fraiche. She varies the first recipe by using hazelnut flour as an ingredient, and tops it with a dollop of Italian cream cheese flavored with grappa wine. Then she makes a couple of miniature upside-down cakes, using a rhubarb and caramel topping on one and rose geranium leaves on another. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2226] More Umbrian Cooking/Piu' Cucina Umbra Mary Ann travels to a cooking school in Spoleto, Italy, where her students are eager to learn the fine art of creating the classic Capelletti in Brodo (Little Hats in Chicken Broth), followed by hearty and filling Lentils with Leeks and Sausage, then spinach-filled Torta al Testo (Bread on a Stone). Porchetta (Rolled, Stuffed Pork) caps off the main course, followed by a Fresh Fruit Tart for a rousing finish to this perfect Umbrian meal. duration 26:50   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1203H] Colorful Spaces P. Allen Smith celebrates different seasons at Moss Mountain Farm with a lesson on growing tulips, using bold colors to make a huge impact on a garden room, and tips to harmonize color with summer flowering bulbs. On the road, Allen tours The Kauffman Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, Missouri. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge. duration 26:58   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    EcoSense for Living [#102] Children & Nature Remember how kids used to play outside every day, running thorough the neighborhood until sunset? In this episode of EcoSense for Living we explore "nature deficit disorder," a term coined by Richard Louv (author, Last Child in the Woods), to describe the physical, mental, and emotional effects that children suffer when they lose contact with nature. Richard pinpoints how we came to be a nation separated from the natural world and how we can reverse it. We'll also hike with psychologist, Dr. David Busch, who uses nature therapy to help kids with ADD and ADHD. Then we'll experience how urban communities reconnect kids to nature through gardening, beekeeping, and creating safe untamed places where kids can still run wild. Find out how you can reconnect kids to their natural roots in your part of the world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    This Old House [#3302H] Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013/Drastic Measures Norm tours the Bay Head, New Jersey, revetment project with Thacher Brown; the Bay Head house is raised from the second floor structure. Kevin finds Carlos amid some setbacks trying to get the Point Pleasant house off the ground, and Richard helps Rita say goodbye to her Manasquan house before it's torn down. Norm gets a lesson on FEMA zones and foundations from structural engineer Pat Cronin. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Knitting Daily [#907] Ruches and Welts On today's episode we're getting started with a lesson on horizontal ruching and welts. These easy-to-knit elements add a touch of details to your knitwear. Next, on today's Accessorize Me segment Kristin and Eunny have a fun beret design to share, which is knit from the top down. Eunny demonstrates the unique cast-on for beginning this hat project. Then, Clara Parkes and Eunny talk about camelid blends on the Yarn Spotlight. What's a camelid, and what yarn do these animals produce? They explore what happens when this yarn is blended with other fibers, what projects lend themselves to these specific yarns, and more. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a quick tip for easy vertical ruching with slipped stitches. duration 28:00   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Martha's Sewing Room [#3402] Basic Heirloom Serger to machine technique comparisons for basic heirloom sewing; Sew Quick, Sew Easy linen tea towel with spaghetti bias shaping; Two-piece tab button bodice Designer Technique; Sew Easy Stabilizing segment on precision embroidery placement. Guests: Missy Billingsley, Kathy Barnard, Kay Brooks. duration 26:48   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1015H] On The Road In San Antonio with Chef John Besh Ming heads to the Lone Star State. Joining him is his long time friend Chef John Besh. At Chef Besh's critically acclaimed San Antonio restaurant - Luke. Ming and John will get inspired by fresh ingredients just picked from an area farm and will use them to create two delicious dishes, on the fly, that reflect the spirit and spiciness of San Antonio. duration 27:37   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#410] Pork Chops Braised with Altesina Sauce; Ricotta Tart with Maraschino Cherries. duration 26:45   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#106H] Rice If you have rice in your pantry, you're well on your way to a great meal - something you have in common with home cooks around the globe. Martha offers a lesson on the world's most common grain, starting with a perfect pot of fluffy white rice that you can incorporate into a main course or serve as an accompaniment to a host of other dishes. From there, she'll show you her tried-and-true techniques for flavorful pilaf, risotto and Thai fried rice. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#218H] From Walken's Bakery to Scialo's Bakery These recipes are a sweet way to end any meal. Lidia makes Boston Cream Cupcakes, Almond Pine Nut Cookies and Lemon Granita. She then heads to Scialo's Bakery, where she was inspired to create her own Boston Cream Cupcake recipe. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#313] Flo Braker, San Francisco Flo Braker, San Francisco Bay Area baker, author and cooking teacher, turns out two wonderfully crunchy butter galettes, one that's as a sweet treat with fresh berries and whipped cream, and another with tomatoes and savory herbs. Leslie Mackie, owner of Seattle's Macrina Bakery, demonstrates a raspberry-fig crostata. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home [#113] Shellfish Julia and Jacques share opinions, and know-how, on mussels...and, oysters, clams and shrimp. Jacques shucks, Julia sauces, and they turn out Mussels Marinierem Bell Bi Soup, and Moules Ravigots, along with a classic shrimp cocktail and mignonette sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#123H] Kicking Up The Classics Joanne and her student Lauren give comfort food a kick preparing a 30 minute lamb and black bean chili and hiding a red pepper jelly surprise inside corn muffins. Recipes: Thirty-Minute Lamb and Black Bean Chili and Spicy Red Pepper Jelly-Filled Corn Muffins. Student: Lauren Eastman, Public Relations Executive. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1320H] Skewered and Wrapped Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Grilled Beef Satay. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his top picks for saute pans in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to making quick Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps at home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Nature [#3002H] Magic of the Snowy Owl This episode explores the world of the snowy owl, a bird recently made popular by Hedwig, Harry Potter's faithful companion. Turning fantasy into reality, "Magic of the Snowy Owl" takes an intimate look at how these majestic birds survive in one of the most isolated and inhospitable places on the planet. Noted wildlife filmmaker Fergus Beeley ("Jungle Eagle") takes viewers deep into the "snowy's" tundra home on the North Slope of Alaska to observe the daily struggles involved in raising a family of helpless chicks until they are able to fly. Viewers will discover that these strikingly beautiful Arctic owls - essentially eagles, falcons and owls rolled into one - have a magic of their own. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Nova [#3915H] Ultimate Mars Challenge It could be NASA's last chance to set wheels down on Mars until the end of the decade: in August 2012, a rover named Curiosity touched down inside Mars' Gale Crater, carrying 10 new instruments that advanced the quest for signs that Mars might have once been suitable for life. But Curiosity's mission is risky. After parachuting through the Martian atmosphere at twice the speed of sound, Curiosity is gently lowered to the planet's surface by a "sky crane." This first-of-its-kind system has been tested on Earth, but will it work on Mars?
    With inside access to the massive team of scientists and engineers responsible for Curiosity's on-the-ground experiments, Nova is there for the exhilarating moments after Curiosity's landing - and for the spectacular discoveries to come. But no rover does it alone: Curiosity is joining a team that includes the Mars Odyssey, Express and Reconnaissance orbiters, along with the tireless Opportunity rover. As we reveal the dynamic new picture of Mars that these explorers are painting, we discover the questions raised by 40 years of roving Mars: How do we define life? How does life begin and what does it need to survive? Are we alone in the universe?
    duration 54:56   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Extreme By Design At a time of unprecedented global challenges, the under-30 "millennial" generation has every reason to be disengaged. Yet plenty of millennials are engaged. Call it the empathy revolution. This program brings this revolution to life by following three Stanford University students as they design and build products to meet basic needs of the world's poor. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Israel: Facing The Future BBC journalist John Ware journeys to Israel for a fresh look at how it has responded to the changes sweeping the region in the wake of the Arab Spring. He meets Israelis from all walks of life to go beyond the news cliches and analyze what is next for the world's only Jewish state as both the religious and the secular battle over its future. duration 51:24   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#403H] Tasmania, Australia Joseph continues his Aussie adventure in Australia's island state -- Tasmania. From the capital of Hobart and its harbor, markets and elegant neighborhoods he heads out across the state and traces Tasmania's convict origins in the prisons of Port Arthur, hikes Cradle Mountain National Park, rides out the ups and downs of a fast paced eco-cruise along Tasman National Park's spectacular coastline and meets the devil -- the Tasmanian Devil, that is. Along the way he samples the best of the local food and wine and gets to know Tasmania's colorful and multi-cultural inhabitants. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#106] Hill Towns of Tuscany and Umbria Castles, vineyards, walled cities and a fierce medieval rivalry that lingers today - we're out for an adventure in the Italian hill towns. Our base is dramatic Siena, home of the intensely competitive Palio horse race. From Siena we explore the multi-towered town of San Gimignano, watch grapes being harvested at a winery and drop in on the cheese festival in Pienza. Then south to Rudy's secret pick - the haunting hill towns of Pitigliano and Sovana. In Umbria we discover Etruscan tombs, visit the home of St. Francis of Assisi and pick up some pottery in quaint Gubbio. Tips on driving through the maze-like streets of a hill town and finding a place to stay. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#309H] French Riviera: Uniquely Chic A longtime favorite escape of Europe's elite, the Riviera coastline still sparkles with yachts. We follow in the footsteps of 19th century aristocrats along Monaco's harbor and Nice's promenade des Anglais. Then we visit the picturesque, artist hangouts of Chagall, Matisse and Picasso. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1302H] Florence, Italy Burt, travel expert Steve Perillo and Burt's youngest son Nicholas, spend a week in Florence, learning how to buy gloves that fit properly, who makes the finest jewelry boxes, and the art of coloring marbled paper. They visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and discover why Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, and Julia Roberts wore his shoes in their movies. They find out how product placement influenced the artworks of the Renaissance and tour the great tourist attractions of the city. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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