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KQED Life: Sunday, December 15, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Sunday, December 15, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#308H] Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine Provence, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun. We climb Roman ruins in Nimes, explore a papal palace in Avignon, and savor vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. Crossing acres of wispy vineyards, we explore the Cotes du Rhone and more wonders of the South of France. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1301H] Venice, Italy Burt is joined by travel expert, Steve Perillo for a tour of Venice, Italy. They take a water taxi through the canals, visit the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge's Palace and the Bell Tower. Burt and Steve stop in for coffee at one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, find out what's cooking in some of the best restaurants and discover the real story behind the founding of the city. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Infinity Hall Live [#108H] The Wailin' Jennys The Wailin' Jennys bring their brand of folk and contemporary roots music to Infinity Hall. Brought together in 2002 for what was supposed to be a one-time coffee house gig in Winnipeg, this award-winning trio soon found their irresistible chemistry and tight vocal harmonies were winning over audiences throughout North America and beyond. Comprised of Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody, and Heather Masse, The Wailin' Jennys have toured extensively since the release of their eponymously named first studio album in 2003. They've collaborating with a variety of artists and become a fixture as musical guests on public radio's A Prairie Home Companion. Steeped in classical music and art, The Wailin' Jennys have developed a style and sound all their own. With heavy use of acoustic instruments, the group's musical influences range from 70s rock to traditional Celtic folk tunes. Their complexities in style and musical offering only serve to distinguish them further from the rest of the music industry.Having won a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) in 2005 for their album, 40 Days, The Wailin' Jennys have continued to enjoy success, including their newest album, Bright Morning Stars, released to critical acclaim in the United States and Canada. duration 57:14   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3811H] Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes/tUnE-yArDs Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes and tUnE-yArDs bring experimental alt.pop to the ACL stage. The Zeroes support their LP Here, while tUnE-yArDs performs material from w h o k i l l. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Lady Vanishes: Masterpiece Mystery! A young socialite (newcomer Tuppence Middleton) suspects foul play when a young woman inexplicably disappears from a train, in a new adaptation of the classic thriller based on Ethel Lina White's 1936 novel The Wheel Spins. Also starring Keeley Hawes (Upstairs Downstairs) and Tom Hughes. duration 1:23:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4114H] Poirot XI: Three Act Tragedy Poirot visits his friend Sir Charles Cartwright (Martin Shaw), who hosts a cocktail party at his home where a local Reverend chokes to death. Murder seems impossible, but when a second guest dies under similar circumstances, the Belgian sleuth investigates further. Art Malik and Kate Ashfield co-star. duration 1:24:45   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    3 Steps to Incredible Health! with Joel Fuhrman, M.D. [#1(] This program directly addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic disease plaguing America. Over 65% of Americans are overweight or obese - and that number is growing just like our waistlines! Dr. Joel Fuhrman's revolutionary health plan is not about will power, it is about knowledge. It offers a healthy, effective, and scientifically proven plan for shedding weight quickly and reclaiming the vitality and good health we all deserve. duration 1:59:57   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Blenko Glass: Behind The Scenes Journey to the hills of Milton, West Virginia, into the heat of Blenko Glassworks and see first-hand how Blenko handmade glass is created, from start to finish. Each step in the Blenko glass-making process is accomplished by human hand, eyes, and he arts, not by impersonal machines. duration 1:29:30   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Deepak Chopra: What Are You Hungry for? Features world-renowned health expert, best-selling author and educator Deepak Chopra, M.D. In this program, Dr. Chopra returns to his medical roots and lectures on the scientific, behavioral and medical basis of hunger in all its manifestations and the healthy ways to fulfill it. duration 1:28:23   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    BrainChange with David Perlmutter, MD This program reveals the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbohydrates on the human brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health. Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.
    The vast majority of us don't realize that our seemingly "healthy" daily habits are silently aggravating our nervous systems and setting us up for serious brain ailments. This program shows that the fate of your brain is not in your genes. It's in the food you eat. Dr. Perlmutter, a leading international authority on nutritional medicine, has a disturbing yet empowering message: our brains are highly sensitive to certain proteins and sugars that are ubiquitous today - in our hand creams and organic ice creams, cocktails and coffees, multi-grain breads, whole fruits, and even brand name pharmaceuticals.
    Dr. Perlmutter shows us how to prevent, treat, and reverse a wide array of brain-related disorders by eliminating specific foods from our diets and making smarter lifestyle choices. His new book, Grain Brain, is the first book of its kind to explore the insidious role our highly touted low-fat, high-carb diets play in a host of neurological conditions.
    Dr. Perlmutter is both a board-certified neurologist and a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He also runs his own private practice, The Perlmutter Health Center, in Naples, Florida.
    duration 1:27:27   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:30 pm
    Classical Rewind (My Music) From the romantic mood of Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' to the dramatic emotions of Orff's 'O Fortuna', this program visits the greatest compositions and composers of all time. The program weaves the stories of their works with visual interpretations of the music set to iconic images of nature, fantasy, historical locations, architecture and art. Interviews with contemporary performers in both the classical and popular arenas offer shared musical memories and personal favorites.
    The program is designed to reach both long-time music lovers as well as those beginning the journey of exploring the masterworks. For many, this is the music they grew up enjoying and appreciating. For others, the melodies are recognizable from movies, television, commercials and even Fourth of July celebrations. This special explores the origins of the music, stories and anecdotes about the composers and their works, and how so many of the classics have become part of our common culture.
    duration 1:29:07   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#308H] Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine Provence, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun. We climb Roman ruins in Nimes, explore a papal palace in Avignon, and savor vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. Crossing acres of wispy vineyards, we explore the Cotes du Rhone and more wonders of the South of France. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:32 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#303H] Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life After exploring the half-timbered charm of Rouen, we reflect on Monet's lily ponds, peek in on local artisans, and set up an easel at Honfleur's harbor. We venture into composer Eric Satie's eccentric world and feast on the finest of Normandy cuisine. After pondering sacrifice and celebrating freedom on the D-Day beaches, we hike with pilgrims to the enchanted island abbey of Mont St. Michel. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:08 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#501H] Burgundy: Profound France Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France, where nature is as sophisticated as the people. Traditions are strong here. We'll slow down to enjoy the region's edible, drinkable, scenic, and floatable delights. We'll travel on a canal barge, visit a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, build a barrel, appreciate fine Burgundy wine, slurp escargot, and eat very, very well. If you're looking for the quintessential French culture, you'll find it in Burgundy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:43 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#706H] Paris: Regal and Intimate In Paris, amidst all of its grandeur, the little joys of life are still embraced. In this first of 2 episodes on Paris, we cruise the Seine River, visit Napoleon's tomb, and take in the Louvre. Then we feel the pulse of Paris - shopping in village-like neighborhoods, attending church in a grand pipe organ loft, and celebrating the mother of all revolutions with a big, patriotic Bastille Day bang. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:19 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#707H] Paris: Embracing Life and Art In this second of 2 episodes on Europe's "City of Light," we ride a unicorn into the Middle Ages at the Cluny Museum, take a midnight Paris joyride in a classic car, get an extremely close-up look at heavenly stained glass in Sainte-Chapelle, go on a tombstone pilgrimage at Pere Lachaise Cemetery, and savor the Parisian cafe scene. Few cites are so confident in their expertise in good living - and as travelers, we get to share in that uniquely Parisian joie de vivre. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#108H] Water Wars, Archbishop Cordileone and Hacking for Social Change
    Water Tunnel Wars
    This week, state officials unveiled the latest version of an ambitious plan to address California's decades-old water crisis. A whopping 34,000 pages detail the environmental impact of a $25 billion project to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and pipe it to Southern California. Proponents say the project will help move water from the state's north to the south while saving the Delta's endangered species. Critics call the plan a costly water grab and have vowed to block it in court or at the ballot box.

    Guests:
    Paul Rogers, KQED and San Jose Mercury News
    Lauren Sommer, KQED

    Further Reporting:

    KQED Science: California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    Archbishop Cordileone
    Catholics around the world cheered this week's selection of Pope Francis as Time magazine's Person of the Year. In words and deeds, the new pope has provided a distinct change in tone for the church, stressing modesty and concern for the poor, while rejecting an emphasis on social issues like abortion and gay rights. Scott Shafer sits down with San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for a look into how the local church hierarchy is reacting. Cordileone, a San Diego native, was named archbishop by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012. He is a conservative figure in one of the state's liberal bastions, leading a flock that stretches from Marin to San Mateo.

    Hacking for Social Change
    Computer code and apps could be the next tools used in the fight to curb gun violence. One year after the Newtown massacre, the Bay Area hosts a conference exploring how technology can prevent future tragedies. Thuy Vu talks with James Colgan of Highground Hackers, the group behind this weekend's "Symposium for Sandy Hook."
    duration 1:10:46   STEREO
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#130H] Included: On Sunday, Karla Murthy reports on the financial fringe. Nearly 20% of low income US households are "underbanked," according to the FDIC. But is providing access to traditional, mainstream financial services the best solution for everyone? A professor does double duty as a New York City check casher and discovers that banks might not be the best choice for everyone. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Conversation with Michael Krasny The host of KQED Public Radio's "Forum" sits down with Dave Iverson to discuss his career and share some of his favorite stories. duration 24:01   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Blenko Glass: Behind The Scenes Journey to the hills of Milton, West Virginia, into the heat of Blenko Glassworks and see first-hand how Blenko handmade glass is created, from start to finish. Each step in the Blenko glass-making process is accomplished by human hand, eyes, and he arts, not by impersonal machines. duration 1:29:30   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Casting Call to Curtain Call "Casting Call to Curtain Call" documents every step of the process as the Omaha Community Playhouse performs A Christmas Carol. From the nerve-wracking auditions to the demanding 6-week rehearsal schedule, it's a nightly blend of laughter and struggle in preparation for opening night. It's a revelation for those who have never seen behind the curtain at a theatre production. duration 56:40   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Christmas Carol: Theater of the Mind Journey back to the beloved Charles Dickens' tale of Scrooge and the lessons learned by a lonely, forlorn old curmudgeon all presented with live sound effects like a classic radio-style drama the all-new "A Christmas Carol". duration 58:47   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Sunshine by the Stars: Celebrating Louisiana Music Music is one of those things that defines us and virtually every great community in America has a song that becomes its anthem -- "New York, New York," "Sweet Home Chicago," "Georgia On My Mind," "Deep in the Heart of Texas," -- but not all of them mention the city or state by name - some reflect a special state of mind. "You Are My Sunshine" is the song in Louisiana that ties a rich musical history and diverse culture together. Harry Connick, Jr. takes us on a musical journey of Louisiana music through the lyrics of this classic song. Some of the featured artists in this 60-minute HD-special are: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Lee Lewis performing at his house in Memphis, Blues legend Buddy Guy playing at his club in Chicago, Cajun singer/songwriter Zachary Richard singing in French at this house in Acadiana, the Rebirth Brass Band marching through the Lafayette Cemetery No. 2, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue performing on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, country star Tim McGraw leading his audience in a spirited rendition of the song at his concert at the New Orleans Arena, a gospel version by The Zion Harmonizers at the St. James AME Church in New Orleans, Mickey Gilley at his theater in Branson, Irma Thomas, Buckwheat Zydeco and Grammy winners Wynton and Branford Marsalis joined with their dad Ellis and brother Jason for a unique jazz version. Harry Connick, Jr. closes the show with his band second-lining through the French Quarter. This one-hour HD music special is a perfect program for PBS stations around the country as a part of their holiday program schedule! duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Front and Center [#204H] Preservation Hall Jazz Band Filmed at the one-of-a-kind McKittrick Hotel in a cabaret setting, the veteran jazz players stir up the crowd with their incredible tunes and invigorating musicianship. Songs include "Bourbon Street" and "That's It." duration 55:16   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Conversation with Michael Krasny The host of KQED Public Radio's "Forum" sits down with Dave Iverson to discuss his career and share some of his favorite stories. duration 24:01   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Blenko Glass: Behind The Scenes Journey to the hills of Milton, West Virginia, into the heat of Blenko Glassworks and see first-hand how Blenko handmade glass is created, from start to finish. Each step in the Blenko glass-making process is accomplished by human hand, eyes, and he arts, not by impersonal machines. duration 1:29:30   STEREO TVG
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