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KQED Life: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#505H] Great Swiss Cities: Luzern, Bern, Zurich and Lausanne In this episode we'll focus on an often overlooked side of Switzerland its urban charms. We'll get some exercise, from ringing a very big bell to floating down an urban river. We'll also enjoy a variety of eye-opening art, from Chagall and Klee to inmates of an asylum. Then we'll ponder a few Swiss innovations, from their open-minded drug policies to their hush-hush underground arsenals. And it'll all before a backdrop of Switzerland's stunning natural beauty. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1108] Connecting The Dots In America During Burt's 40 years of reporting, he has lived through a half-dozen recessions in the United States and visited dozens of countries during their economic downturns. In this program, he travels across the U.S. talking to people who have made our nation economically stronger - creative entrepreneurs with great imaginations who started small businesses based on their innovative ideas and technology and made fortunes for themselves and the people who helped them get started. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Live from Lincoln Center [#3807H] New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma Special guest cello soloist Yo-Yo Ma joins maestro Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic for a festive celebration of dance-inspired orchestral music. Highlights include a performance of a work expressly written for Ma by Osvaldo Golijov, one of the world's most celebrated living composers, and a stunning interpretation of Ravel's beloved Bolero. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    Great Performances [#3512] Renee Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky: A Musical Odyssey in St. Petersburg American soprano Renee Fleming travels to Russia for a special visit to St. Petersburg with her friend and frequent co-star, Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. There in the "Venice of the North," they explore and perform in some of the most spectacular locations of a city that was born in the remarkable mind and imagination of the young Czar Peter the Great (a city that he named not for himself, but for Saint Peter). St. Petersburg is a city of palaces, and Fleming and Hvorostovsky take in three of the most memorable, all of them on the water. First is the Winter Palace, also known as the Hermitage, built with one entire facade facing the Neva River. Next on the tour is the Yusupov Palace (the scene of Rasputin's murder); and lastly, the Peterhof with its fantastic fountains on the Gulf of Finland. In each location, they sing arias and duets by Verdi and Tchaikovsky, as well as the Russian songs of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    All-Star Orchestra [#102H] What Makes A Masterpiece? Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"; Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Avanti!
    Inspired by American dreams and legends, Dvorak created some of his greatest works while living in the United States; above all, the "New World" Symphony. This program will investigate the multiple stories and influences - Native American, African-American, and Czech -that Dvo
    duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#506H] Ireland - The West Is Best Joseph starts his Ireland adventure in the town of Shannon and then heads southwest to the Dingle Peninsula. While on the Peninsula he uncovers a few important Irish secrets like how to draw a proper pint, spout a wee bit of Gaelic without getting tongue-tied, how to root for your horse home at the Dingle races and which pub has the best Irish soda bread and stew. Then he heads to the Puck Festival in Killorglin on the Ring of Kerry for some Irish merrymaking. Joseph also learns about the Irish emigration to America and hears the story of the Blasket Islanders - a modern-day Irish migration saga. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#209] Milan and Lake Como Milan symbolizes the powerhouse Italy of the 21st century-a European center for finance and fashion. We explore Italy's most extravagantly decorated Gothic cathedral, look at Leonardo da Vinci's famous Last Supper and shop, shop, shop. A visit to the Milan Design Museum shows how, for the Milanese, everyday life is art. We take a train north to serene Lake Como, where we ferry-hop among lakeside villages, explore elegant villas and stop over at the historic Villa D'Este Hotel. A side trip to the ancient city of Bergamo and an alpine festival in the Valtellina complete our journey. Tips include train travel and boat itineraries. duration 27:48   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#104] Back and Forth and Roar A series of forward and backbending asanas loosens, strengthens and tones the spine. Roaring like a lion keeps the respiratory tract healthy. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#11] 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 [#12] 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 [#205] duration 26:55   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1105] duration 27:01   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#622] Legs & Hips Lengthen legs and slenderize hips. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1108] Connecting The Dots In America During Burt's 40 years of reporting, he has lived through a half-dozen recessions in the United States and visited dozens of countries during their economic downturns. In this program, he travels across the U.S. talking to people who have made our nation economically stronger - creative entrepreneurs with great imaginations who started small businesses based on their innovative ideas and technology and made fortunes for themselves and the people who helped them get started. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#505H] Great Swiss Cities: Luzern, Bern, Zurich and Lausanne In this episode we'll focus on an often overlooked side of Switzerland its urban charms. We'll get some exercise, from ringing a very big bell to floating down an urban river. We'll also enjoy a variety of eye-opening art, from Chagall and Klee to inmates of an asylum. Then we'll ponder a few Swiss innovations, from their open-minded drug policies to their hush-hush underground arsenals. And it'll all before a backdrop of Switzerland's stunning natural beauty. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#210] Sicily We wend our way across this largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Once the hub of the ancient world, Sicily offers up a vibrant, sun- soaked brew of history, tradition and intense cultural pride. At Palermo, a city bursting with its atmospheric past, we visit the lively market, and marvel at Monreale Cathedral, which shows off remnants of its Arab, Norman and Byzantine past. The finest classical Greek temples outside of Greece stand near Segesta and Agrigento, while the Villa Romana del Casale houses the most extensive and unspoiled Roman mosaics surviving from the ancient world. Then it's on to ancient Syracuse, once the rival of Athens for wealth and power. Finally, we climb to the top of Mount Etna, for steaming craters and unearthly views. Tips include getting around the island and when to visit. duration 27:44   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#507H] Taiwan - The Culture of Tea The mystery and majesty of tea is explored when Joseph spotlights the culture of this royal beverage on Taiwan. During this adventure he travels to Lujang to join in the creation of traditional tea snacks, visits an Assam tea farm in Nantou, participates in a formal tea ceremony in Tainan and tops it all off with a visit to the annual Lantern Festival in Chiayi. Along the way he meets the masters of Taiwan's pottery, tin-sculpting and lantern-making arts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Jazzy Vegetarian [#102] Bountiful Brunch Buffet Host Laura Theodore prepares her healthy, delicious, and budget friendly brunch. "Blueberry Mini Biscuits," are served along side authentic tasting "No Egg Scramble." Crispy "Cashew French Toast" served with warmed organic maple syrup is next up on the menu. Simple side dishes include "Tomato Basil Pinwheel" and "Fancy Fruit Salad." Perfect to serve as a mid-day family meal or festive get-together. When it's not breakfast and it's not lunch...it's brunch! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#222] Simply Shrimp Chef Keller teaches shrimp basics by demonstrating a rub, a stock, a sauce, and a great technique for wrapping shrimp in zucchini. The second recipe is a refreshingly unique ceviche with a twist that includes both shrimp and salmon. Recipes: Zucchini Wrapped Barbecued Shrimp; Shrimp and Salmon Ceviche. duration 27:27   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#312] Gail Gand This episode features Gail Gand, pastry chef and owner of Chicago's Vanilla Bean Bakery and Florida baker David Blom. Gail shows Julia and viewers how to create a "not your usual" lemon meringue pie-for-one, while David Blom makes cookies: delicately curved tuiles and tasty gingersnaps. duration 24:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2317] All About Farro/Tutto Del Farro Mary Ann's nutty about this little known but highly versatile, healthy, hearty grain. As proof of this most ancient of grains, she makes Farro Crespelle, a heroic Farro Casserole, and crunchy, savory Farro Meatballs. All's farro in love and war, and in the kitchen too. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Cooking Odyssey [#201] Thessaloniki - Part 1 Eva takes us to the capital of the prefecture of central Macedonia, and her hometown, and Chef Yianni makes a feta & eggplant appetizer and bakaliaro fricasse with a little help from Eva. duration 25:57   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#301] Foraging Fun Forager Andy Benson talks about why he chooses wild edibles for his daily diet and joins Michele in her own backyard to share how to prepare a few of his favorite wild edibles like Wild Bergamot, Chicory, Cattails, Milkweed Pods and Sumac. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    American Woodshop [#2002] Veneer Inlays Decorative wood inlays in Furniture. IBEW explores shop lighting solutions. duration 26:46  
  • 2:00 pm
    Gary Spetz's Painting Wild Places! with Watercolors [#412] Granite Park, Part 2 In a step-by-step demonstration, Gary concludes-in finishing details-the Glacier National Park 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 [#413] Surprise Glacier, Part 1 The subtle colors of white on a Prince William Sound calving glacier. In a step-by-step demonstration, Gary takes the viewer half way through the watercolor 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 [#901Z] Jacques Pepin & Paner You know a cooking technique is a true classic when it can be found around the world. The French call it "paner a l'anglaise." Ming and his guest, the great man himself, Jacques Pepin show you the technique. Watch as they cook on the fly together, using the paner technique and our mystery ingredients to launch two new dishes: Panko-Crusted Butter Fish with Wasabi-Avocado Cream & Mango and Paner au Beurre Turkey with Mushroom Ratatouille. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#901H] Oaxaca's Most Magical Holiday Rick takes us on a remarkable journey through Oaxaca City during the revered D?a de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday. We discover that in Mexico, death is embraced as part of the circle of life. During the holiday, people welcome home the spirits of their ancestors who come to commune with their families and friends. Like all visitors, the ancestors are welcomed with food, drink, music and memories. The spirit's presence is a blessing and brings joy to loved ones.
    In preparation for the celebration, the last days of October are spent preparing aromatic loaves of pan de muerto (sweet bread), making mole, harvesting special flowers, including marigolds (cempas?chil) and creating commemorative altars in homes. Grave sites are decorated with elaborate sand paintings. The bustling Central de Abastos market in Oaxaca is overflowing with flowers and bread. At the home of Rick's friends, we learn to make Andres' family's black mole, tostadas topped with avocado leaf-infused black beans, a classic, smoky Oaxacan salsa and a simple guacamole. From the Panteon General to Xoxocotlan's Municipal Cemetery, Rick gives us an insider's look at the annual fiesta that richly blends Catholic and indigenous traditions with celebratory food.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#103H] Cheesecake Is there anything more indulgent than rich, creamy cheesecake? In this episode, Martha creates a feast of cheesecakes in a range of sizes and flavors, including an Italian ricotta cheesecake and individual cherry cheesecakes, and teaches viewers how to achieve perfect results every time. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#204H] Sicily In New York City The Sicilians were a large immigrant community in lower Manhattan and other areas of New York City, and they brought with them several dishes from their homeland. Today, Lidia celebrates the Sicilians with a Stuffed Calamari Dish and a Broccoli with Garlic and Anchovies. She then makes a Cappuccino Cake which she actually discovered in New Orleans - another locale with a very large Sicilian population. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs [#111] Jeremiah Tower Jeremiah Tower owns and runs Stars in Manila, Philippines. From his home kitchen, he grills Young Chicken marinated in Fresh Herbs served with a warm Vegetable Salad, prepares Poached Chicken stuffed with Mushrooms and Smoked Bacon with Aromatic Vegetables, and finishes with a Casserole of Roasted Chicken Salad with Lemon, Rosemary, and Garlic. duration 26:03   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#203H] Perfect Presentations Lobster Roll Medallions on Spinach Salad show off Jacques' new presentation of a summer seafood favorite. He proves that a craving for hearty food can be satisfied in minutes with Quick Lamb Stew where vegetables are cooked separately and the lamb is served rare. Then skip the time and effort it takes to make the crust for a tart and head straight for the filling in this shortcut that encases Small Berry Custards in pretty dishes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#222] Grilled Sea Bass with Romesco & Summer Vegetables Joanne gives her student John a hands-on cooking lesson on grilling fish and vegetables indoors, and teaches him how to prepare a Spanish-inspired sauce. Recipes: grilled sea bass with almond romesco, grilled summer vegetables. Student: John Washko - Hotel Entrepreneur. Wine Segment: Contrast and compliment in wine pairing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1301H] Meat and Potatoes A La Francaise Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to update a classic recipe for French-Style Pot-Roasted Pork Loin with test cook Bridget Lancaster. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews knife sets in the Equipment Corner, and test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make Potato Casserole with Bacon and Caramelized Onion. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick among mandolines. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3714H] Great Performances' 40th Anniversary Celebration In celebration of the series' 40th anniversary, GP hosts an all-star homecoming on the stage of the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Through performance and remembrance, a stellar roster of diverse alumni share their personal stories of what GP means to them as America's only ongoing primetime stage for all varieties of the performing arts. Julie Andrews, Audra McDonald, Don Henley, David Hyde Pierce, Josh Groban, Itzhak Perlman, New York City Ballet's Peter Martins, Patti Austin with Take 6, Met Opera star Elina Garanca and Michael Buble are among the guest stars gathering to applaud the four decades of performing arts that have been available to "viewers like you" across America. duration 1:25:59   SRND51 TVPG
  • 8:30 pm
    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
  • 9:00 pm
    The War of 1812 This program explores this significant event from divergent points of view. Leading historians, battle re-enactors and historic images help bring this defining conflict to life. duration 1:56:17   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#507H] Taiwan - The Culture of Tea The mystery and majesty of tea is explored when Joseph spotlights the culture of this royal beverage on Taiwan. During this adventure he travels to Lujang to join in the creation of traditional tea snacks, visits an Assam tea farm in Nantou, participates in a formal tea ceremony in Tainan and tops it all off with a visit to the annual Lantern Festival in Chiayi. Along the way he meets the masters of Taiwan's pottery, tin-sculpting and lantern-making arts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#210] Sicily We wend our way across this largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Once the hub of the ancient world, Sicily offers up a vibrant, sun- soaked brew of history, tradition and intense cultural pride. At Palermo, a city bursting with its atmospheric past, we visit the lively market, and marvel at Monreale Cathedral, which shows off remnants of its Arab, Norman and Byzantine past. The finest classical Greek temples outside of Greece stand near Segesta and Agrigento, while the Villa Romana del Casale houses the most extensive and unspoiled Roman mosaics surviving from the ancient world. Then it's on to ancient Syracuse, once the rival of Athens for wealth and power. Finally, we climb to the top of Mount Etna, for steaming craters and unearthly views. Tips include getting around the island and when to visit. duration 27:44   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#506H] Vienna and the Danube For centuries, Vienna was the crown jewel of the rich and powerful Habsburg Empire. A century after that empire's fall, the Viennese appreciates their imperial legacy as a cultural wellspring and an excuse to live in style. We'll take in the city's wealth of elegant gardens, great art and fine music. Then we'll explore the city's surroundings, with a trip along the romantic Danube River and a hike up to the breathtakingly Baroque Melk Abbey. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1201H] Atlantic Crossing In 1911, Burt's grandmother and her one-year old daughter, Burt's mother, boarded a ship in Hamburg, Germany and immigrated to the United States. To mark this anniversary, Burt and his family sailed back to Europe on Cunard's Queen Mary -- same route, different accommodations. This program covers the history of transatlantic passenger ships and introduces you to what it is like today. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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