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KQED Life: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#411H] Rick Steves' Europe: The Making Of After 16 years and more than 100 travel shows, Rick and his crew take you behind the scenes to show you just how they produce this series. Joining the crew as they scamper through Milan and around Lake Como, you'll follow the creative process as the challenges and surprises that come with travel are shaped into a finished show. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1103] Burt Wolf's Family Vacation Each summer, Burt takes his wife, a selection of his sons and daughter-in-laws and grandchildren to Europe. This program takes an irreverent look at one of their itineraries which includes Prague - the capital of the Czech Republic and Leukerbad in Switzerland. Our editors think it is Burt's contribution to "Reality TV" - somewhere between "Survivor" and "Animal Planet". duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Great Performances at the Met [#501] Don Pasquale Anna Netrebko revives her turn in this sophisticated bel canto comedy opposite Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien and John Del Carlo in the title role. Music Director James Levine conducts. duration 2:25:39   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Spark! [#504H] Del Sol String Quartet, David Hevel, La Familia Pena-Govea * Hear the Del Sol String Quartet rehearse and debut the work of contemporary chamber composers.
    * Laugh with sculptor David Hevel as he makes fun of pop culture celebrities with his outrageous animal creations.
    * Join La Familia Pena-Govea, the family band where everyone has a part to play in this musical dynasty in the making.
    duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Angels A captivating documentary that explores the historical and modern-day role of angels in our society. The image of an angel is instantly recognizable; we tend to think of them as white-winged, halo-headed characters from the Bible - and with good reason. But not all angels are angelic! Angels protect, advise, judge, translate, sing, heal, entertain, and even cook. This film reveals why angels have such a central role in so many cultures, and explores how angels pervade everyday life. It also features first-hand accounts from those who claim they have guardian angels looking after them, and takes a look at the darker side of these spiritual beings, as exemplified by the Hell's Angels. duration 52:05   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#501H] St. Vincent & the Grenadines - Close to Home, but a World Away Thirty-two beautiful islands, off the beaten track, yet in your backyard, is what Joseph discovers on his St. Vincent & the Grenadines adventure. These stunning Caribbean isles offer a wide range of water activities from snorkeling and diving to swimming and sailing. Yet, the best adventures are the natural and cultural ones and Joseph experiences them from searching for the St. Vincent Parrot to swimming with endangered sea turtles and dancing to the drums of the Union Island Maroon Festival. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#204] France's Burgundy and Loire Regions The Burgundy region boasts top French wines, romantic canals, Romanesque churches and some of France's most renowned cuisine. We base in the small town of Beaune and learn about its history of winemaking. From the vineyards of the Cote d'Or to the culinary delights - we discover the exquisite taste of Burgundy. The city of Dijon and the cathedral at Vezelay add artistic treasures to the Burgundy experience. For the second half of our trip, we head for the Loire Valley and chateaux country. From our home base in Amboise, we visit the famous chateaux, including magnificent Chenoneau, and Francois I's overwhelming Chambord. Tips include touring wine country, discovering smaller chateaux and ballooning over the Loire. duration 27:48   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#601] Lengthen & Strengthen Lengthen and strengthen the muscles of your legs, your arms, your entire body with poses like Wheel, Warrior, and Patient Crane. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#1] 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 [#2] 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 [#1320] Happy Feet, Healthy Body Mary Ann stresses the importance of foot health. Using a small ball she shares foot exercises and massage techniques to improve circulation, range of motion and strength in the foot. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#617] Strengthen & Slenderize Strengthen & slenderize your body. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1103] Burt Wolf's Family Vacation Each summer, Burt takes his wife, a selection of his sons and daughter-in-laws and grandchildren to Europe. This program takes an irreverent look at one of their itineraries which includes Prague - the capital of the Czech Republic and Leukerbad in Switzerland. Our editors think it is Burt's contribution to "Reality TV" - somewhere between "Survivor" and "Animal Planet". duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#411H] Rick Steves' Europe: The Making Of After 16 years and more than 100 travel shows, Rick and his crew take you behind the scenes to show you just how they produce this series. Joining the crew as they scamper through Milan and around Lake Como, you'll follow the creative process as the challenges and surprises that come with travel are shaped into a finished show. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#205] Berlin With world-class cultural sites, dynamic new architecture and unstoppable energy, Berlin is a city on the move. We visit the museums - the ancient treasures of the Pergamon and the Egyptian museum, German Expressionism at the Neue Nationalgalerie and the newly designed Jewish Museum. From dynamic Potzdamer Platz to the stark reminders at Checkpoint Charlie, we feel the past and see the future in Berlin. Our base is the luxurious and historical Hotel Adlon. Even shopping in Berlin brings history with it-we shop and snack at the fabulous KaDeWe department store. An outing to Potsdam takes in the Prussian past. Tips on touring this historic city, and best beers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#502H] Istanbul - at the Crossroads of History From its days as the capital of the Roman Empire in the 4th century to its selection as the European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul has been a significant city and major crossroad between East and West for thousands of years. Its geopolitical location has created a vibrant metropolis rich with a wide range of cultural attractions. Joseph investigates the city's past and meets Istanbul's diversity head on in the bazaars, restaurants, churches, mosques and alleyways of Istanbul's many historic neighborhoods. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Pati's Mexican Table [#106H] Hibiscus Flower In Mexico, it's not uncommon to find both food and water deliciously flavored with hibiscus flower. Commonly known as jamaica, it has an intensely herbal, fruity taste. This episode shows us some of the places you can buy it in the US, then shares recipes that include: Jamaica Water, Jamaica infused Steak Tacos, Spinach Salad with Jamaica Vinaigrette and Caramelized Pecans, Jamaica Popsicles. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#217] Mayonnaise Heaven Chef Keller's famed Burger Bar restaurant serves up gallons of mayonnaise every day, all made from scratch because it allows them to use only the best ingredients. After demonstrating the super-easy technique of homemade mayonnaise, Chef Keller shows what to do with it by making zucchini fries and the most famous fish stew in the world. Recipes: Homemade Mayonnaise, Aioli, Rouille; Zucchini Fries; Bouillabaisse. duration 28:28   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#307] Marcel Desaulniers Marcel Desaulniers, chef and owner of the Trellis Restaurant in historic Williamsburg, Virginia, as well as the author of "Death by Chocolate," teases the palate with oven-roasted plum cakes with chocolate sauce and chocolate-mint nightcaps. duration 24:44   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2312] Lombardy Cooking/La Cucina Lombarda Mary Ann travels with her students to the Northern Italian region of Lombardia in the foot hills of the Swiss Alps to teach them the unique recipes of this small, but picturesque and prosperous region, starting with Osso Bucco with Gremolata Sauce, followed by Buckwheat Pasta, and then Baked Radicchio and Gorgonzola Cheese, and finishing of with Sbrisolona, a delicate cornmeal cake for dessert. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1104H] Bulb Gardening Bulb gardening is easier than you think. In this episode Allen gives us some tips to help us through the process, including protecting newly planted bulbs from squirrels. Allen shows us some exquisite dahlias, the secret to planting paper whites and how to make a beautiful tulip and hyacinth arrangement. We'll also visit a daffodil festival. The Duggar family visits the Garden Home Retreat for a day of fun, lunch and daffodil gathering. duration 26:28   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#110] Kids Can Too Get outside and Play! Michele Beschen shares an exciting way to hook your kids onto maginative outdoor play and adventures by creating a miniature scale treehouse for your yard using salvaged lumber and scraps. She'll also show you how to create a family of rustic residents to take care of the placing using branches, pods and nuts. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    American Woodshop [#2001] Free Standing Tool Cabinets Perfectly designed American inspired originals. IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 8) and Ohio Grows partner to add photovoltaic solar panels at The American Woodshop. duration 26:46  
  • 2:00 pm
    Gary Spetz's Painting Wild Places! with Watercolors [#410] Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Part 2 In a step-by-step demonstration, Gary concludes-in finishing details-the Cascade Mountains rocky landscape watercolor painting from the previous episode. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 pm
    Gary Spetz's Painting Wild Places! with Watercolors [#411] Granite Park, Part 1 The majestic setting of Glacier National Park. In a step-by-step demonstration, Gary takes the viewer half way through the painting process: from a drawing on watercolor paper through the creation of the painting's base foundation of colors and values. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1024H] On the Road in San Antonio with Diana Barrios Trevino Ming joins Chef Diana Barrios Trevino and her family at their famous restaurant, Los Barrios, and learns how to make simple, delicious, flavorful Tex-Mex cuisine right along side Diana and her brother. After "shopping" in the Trevino's family kitchen, Ming comes up with his own take on Tex-Mex cuisine. duration 27:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#309] Short Cream Pastry; Peach Tart; Ricotta Torte. duration 26:16   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#101H] Yellow Cake A simple recipe for yellow cake becomes the foundation for extraordinary desserts. Martha shares her father's favorite birthday cake, with an orange curd filling and a rich chocolate frosting - and offers tips for creating a bakery-worthy layer cake, such as creating even layers and applying a perfect coat of frosting. From a mouthwatering stone-fruit upside-down cake to a batch of strawberry cupcakes, Martha covers the possibilities for this yellow cake recipe. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#201H] Italian Style Breakfast for Dinner Lidia cooks frittatas today; they are delicious for lunch AND dinner and are also a great way to use leftover vegetables and day old bread. Recipes include Ricotta Frittata, Sausage, Eggs & Pepper Frittata and an Asparagus and Onion frittata. She also visits Brooklyn's famous Faicco with dear friend and restaurateur, Angelo Vivolo, to see their Italian American tradition of making sausage. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs [#109] Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken are the chefs of L.A.'s famed Border Grill. From Mary Sue's home kitchen, they prepare an eclectic selection of dishes, including Thai melon salad, spinach and eggplant curry, and curried popcorn. duration 26:09   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 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)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#220] Ricotta Mint Ravioli & Lemon Salad Joanne's teaches her student Michelle how to make pasta from scratch and encourages her to try it at home. Recipes: tomato and lemon salad with lemon-scented oil, homemade ricotta and mint ravioli with sweet tomatoes. Student: Michelle Soto - Financial Advisor. Wine Segment: Understanding Italian wine labels. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1203H] Rise and Shine Breakfast Host Christopher Kimball discusses the science behind scrambled eggs with science expert Guy Crosby. Then, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to perfect Scrambled Eggs. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the best toaster ovens in the Equipment Corner. Later, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make foolproof Cranberry Nut Muffins. And finally, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of peanut butter. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Nova scienceNOW [#504H] How Smart Are Animals? How well can we understand what's going on in the brains of non-human animals? Do our pets - like dogs - have the same feelings we do? How smart are animals really? duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Nova scienceNOW [#605] What Are Animals Thinking? Have you ever wondered what's going on inside an Animal's head? How do they see the world -- and us? Is your dog really feeling guilty when it gives you that famous "guilty look?" Do pigeon brains possess "superpowers" that allow them to find their way home across hundreds of unfamiliar miles? David Pogue meets -- and competes -- with a menagerie of smart critters that challenge preconceived notions about what makes "us" different from "them" expanding our understanding of how animals really think. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#3711#] Building The Great Cathedrals Carved from 100 million pounds of stone, soaring effortlessly atop a spiderweb of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? Consuming the labor of entire towns, sometimes taking 100 years to build, these architectural marvels were crafted from just hand tools and stone. Many now teeter on the brink of catastrophic collapse. To save them, an international team of engineers, architects, art historians and computer scientists searches the naves, bays, and bell towers for clues to how the dream of these heavenly temples on earth came true. NOVA's teams perform hands-on experiments to investigate and reveal the architectural secrets that the cathedral builders used to erect their soaring, glass-filled walls. This program reveals the hidden formulas, drawn from the pages of the Bible itself, that drove medieval builders ever upward. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Saving Songbirds Travel from New England to Costa Rica and Jamaica to meet some of the most colorful and melodic migratory birds and the people who are dedicated to saving them. Meet researchers who employ creative means to assess the health of bird populations, and grassroots efforts by Vermont school children to help re-forest the mountains of Costa Rica. Also featured are scientists in Cape May, NJ, who track large flocks of migrating songbirds in total darkness, and Costa Rican coffee farmers practicing bird-friendly methods of cultivation and processing. Avid bird watchers Samuel Habib and Andrea LeBlanc show the personal side of why the survival of songbirds is so important to us all. duration 56:49   TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#502H] Istanbul - at the Crossroads of History From its days as the capital of the Roman Empire in the 4th century to its selection as the European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul has been a significant city and major crossroad between East and West for thousands of years. Its geopolitical location has created a vibrant metropolis rich with a wide range of cultural attractions. Joseph investigates the city's past and meets Istanbul's diversity head on in the bazaars, restaurants, churches, mosques and alleyways of Istanbul's many historic neighborhoods. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#205] Berlin With world-class cultural sites, dynamic new architecture and unstoppable energy, Berlin is a city on the move. We visit the museums - the ancient treasures of the Pergamon and the Egyptian museum, German Expressionism at the Neue Nationalgalerie and the newly designed Jewish Museum. From dynamic Potzdamer Platz to the stark reminders at Checkpoint Charlie, we feel the past and see the future in Berlin. Our base is the luxurious and historical Hotel Adlon. Even shopping in Berlin brings history with it-we shop and snack at the fabulous KaDeWe department store. An outing to Potsdam takes in the Prussian past. Tips on touring this historic city, and best beers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    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
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1104] German Immigration to the U.S. We tend to think that the largest groups to immigrate to America were from Italy or Ireland. But that is not the case. The greatest numbers of people to immigrate to America were from Germany. Today, over 60 million Americans consider themselves of German descent. This program, shot on-location in Germany, takes a look at who they were and where they came from. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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    • KQED all channels, planned overnight maintenance: early Fri 12/19 midnight-6am

      (this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services) We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier. This […]

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      (DT54.1 thru 54.5) Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later. Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap […]

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