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KQED Life: Saturday, February 22, 2014

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, February 22, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#709(] North England's Lake District and Durham Hiking through the Cumbrian Lake District - England's green and pristine mountain playground - we admire idyllic lakes, discover misty waterfalls, tour a slate mine, and conquer stony summits. And we'll meet the locals - and their beloved dogs and sheep - everywhere. Then we play a little cricket, hike Hadrian's Wall, and are dazzled by Durham's Norman cathedral. duration 55:01   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
  • 1:00 am
    Nature [#3106] Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem "Honey badger is bad ass." Those words and corresponding video became a YouTube sensation with 51 million hits. This relentless little creature is one the most fearless animals in the world, renowned for its ability to confront grown lions, castrate charging buffalo, and shrug off the toxic defenses of stinging bees, scorpions, and snakes. Little is known about its behavior in the wild or why it is so aggressive. This film follows three badger specialists in South Africa who take on these masters of mayhem in ways that must be seen to be believed. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#3914H] Mystery of Easter Island A remote, bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues or moai, weighing up to 86 tons? And how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? Nova explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders, who have been accused of everything from ecocide to cannibalism. Among the radical new theories is that the islanders used ropes to "walk" the statues upright, like moving a fridge. With the help of an accurate 15-ton replica statue, a Nova team sets out to test this high-risk, seemingly unlikely theory. duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Super Skyscrapers [#103H] The Vertical City Shanghai Tower isn't just a skyscraper -- it's a vertical city, a collection of businesses, services and hotels all in one place, fitting a population the size of Monaco into a footprint the size of a football field. Within its walls, residents can literally work, rest, play and relax in public parks, looking up through 12 stories of clear space; not just one, however, but eight of them, stacked on top of each other, all the way to the 120th floor. When complete, the structure will dominate Shanghai's skyline, towering over its neighbors as a testament to China's economic success and the ambitions of the city's wealthy elite. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Sierra #3 Locomotive: A Star Is Reborn Over a 90-year span, the legendary Sierra #3 locomotive appeared in more than 100 movies and television productions, including the iconic Westerns The Virginian (1929), High Noon(1952) and Unforgiven (1992). In its heyday, the oil-burning locomotive crisscrossed the country delivering lumber, but it eventually fell into disrepair, gathering dust and rust in a California rail yard. THE SIERRA #3 LOCOMOTIVE: A STAR IS REBORN chronicles the restoration of one of the oldest operating steam locomotives in the United States and the passionate restorers committed to bringing it back to life. Experts detail the complexities of the restoration, which posed a variety of mechanical and engineering challenges for the crew of dedicated specialists, project managers, engineers and volunteers. With funding running out and technical issues to overcome, the team feverishly attempts to complete the project before the scheduled Fourth of July debut. duration 49:42   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#101] Manzanillo, Mexico & The Costa Alegre Rosendo explores Mexico's Costa Alegre - "the happy coast" - and Manzanillo, the resort village made famous by the movie "10". He highlights the state and city of Colima with its rain forests and active volcanoes, joins an on-going fiesta in Comala and discovers some of the coast's elegant resorts. duration 26:44   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#202] Leg Work Riding an imaginary bike, balancing on one leg, Bridge and Warrior all strengthen and tone the legs. Other asanas loosen the hips and knees and stretch the thighs and hamstrings. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#69] 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 [#70] 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 [#234] duration 26:57   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1404] Fun with the Large Ball The large ball is used in many ways from postural alignment to helping with balance in this episode. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#921H] Pain Relief: Spine Strength & Flexibility (All Standing) duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3325H] duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2802H] Creekside Home Garage Doors See how the custom garage doors blend in with the rest of the new home's architecture as the installers overcome a challenging roof line. duration 25:14   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3315H] Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Arlington Heights Arborist Matt Foti does some selective tree pruning, while Richard revisits the benefits of using PEX instead of copper for the water supply lines. Norm tours an 1872 Stick Style home in the neighborhood, and Tom shows Kevin how to convert a former doorjamb into a cased opening. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1215H] Fitting A Mattress Up A Narrow Staircase/Repairing a Light-Switch in Seattle Tom helps a homeowner fit a box spring mattress up a narrow staircase. Kevin and an electrician repair a light switch in Seattle. Richard shows many options for filtering drinking water. And the guys ask, "What is it?" duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#406H] Rice Paper Divider In this episode of Rough Cut, Tommy builds an elegant and versatile bass wood room divider. In Japan they're called shoji which means screen and they can be used to partition a room or filter light in front of a window. For our Rough Cut Road Trip, we're heading to a shoji workshop in Queens, NY, where craftsmen create screens according to ancient Japanese methods. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    American Woodshop [#2008] Bathroom Storage Solutions Clever Wooden Cabinets with easy to use hardware. duration 26:46  
  • 11:30 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#508] Pocket Screw Joinery Projects When it comes to assembling a project, nothing is quicker than pocket screw joinery. In this episode, the editors of Woodsmith show you how to build two projects with pocket screws. The first is a small outdoor table with a tile top. The second project is a cabinet that's perfect as an end table or nightstand. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#3406] Many would like a low maintenance, medium cost landscape but think it's not possible. But, it is. With a little planning you will be surprised what can be accomplished. duration 24:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3206] Hybrid 1: Discover An Eclectic Mix of Gardening Tips Explore the Huntington Botanical Gardens in California with host Jamie Durie and learn how to put your plants in the spotlight through the art of staging. Divide and conquer your perennials with a little help from gardening correspondent Paul Epsom. Join lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers on a tour of Chef Michel Nichan's garden and learn about organic gardening - plus, discover how fresh ingredients can make your steak sizzle. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#106H] "Egg"Cellent! In this episode, P. Allen Smith showcases the egg. Allen visits chef Patrick Herron to learn about duck eggs and make some incredible desserts. Plus, we learn about a rare breed of heritage ducks called Aylesburys and what's being done to protect them. Allen also gets to crack the mystery behind the amazing chemistry involved while cooking with eggs. Finally, Allen shares some delicious recipes including a red pepper frittata. duration 26:41   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#401H] Greenhouse School (New York) We visit a public school in the heart of NYC that uses a rooftop greenhouse to teach lesson in sustainability and environmental stewardship. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#915H] Reporter Rob Stewart says that it's usually sons and daughters that follow in the footsteps of their farming parents. At this Indiana farm, however, it's dad who's returned to the farm after a long career away from the land. Akiba Howard visits a Nebraska wheat farm where the parents are giving their young children the skills to one day take over their farming operations. Jason Shoultz travels to Africa to see how American wheat is benefitting food choices for both people and animals. And we visit an Idaho farm where the focus is all about barley to create distinctive beers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#710H] Bhutan - Part 2 - Land of the Thunder Dragon Joseph's Bhutan adventure continues as he heads east over 14,000 foot mountain passes to the Phobjikha Valley to witness the graceful antics of the rare and endangered Black-Necked Crane. While the cranes are breathtaking in their elegance and beauty, his overnight stay in a local guest house and unexpected invitation to join villagers constructing their neighbors' adobe home proves most heart-warming and inspirational. He travels to Bumthang, the spiritual heart of Central Bhutan, where he traverses a challenging road to the annual Ngang Lhankhang "Swan Monastery" festival. Music, dancing, singing, chanting, gambling, archery - the festival offers the "middle path" between spiritual and secular activities and Joseph joys in them all. After two weeks of journeying through the wildness and magnificence of the Bhutan Himalayas he comes to realize that it is the Bhutanese smiles, easy laughter, fearlessness and willingness to share their lives that is the defining character of the people. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#208] Wild Asia: Nepal and India Beyond India and Nepal's crowded cities lie precious remnants of wild Asia where tigers, rhino and bear still roam. In episode eight, Art Wolfe travels by elephant deep into Kipling country in search of the last of the planet's Bengal tigers. Here, through the lens of his camera, he captures images of mahouts handlers bound to the elephants they've cared for from childhood as they bathe and tend to their animals. In Nepal, Art encounters exotic wildlife including rare Asian rhinos, elusive sloth bears and primeval Gharial crocodiles. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#510] The Shrine at Lourdes, France In the southwest corner of France, Lourdes is one of the most important shrines in the Christian world. Famous as a site for healing miracles, over 7000 cures have been documented. Burt takes us on a tour of the churches of Lourdes, discovers the story of the shrine's beginnings, visits the mysterious grotto, takes part in a torch light procession, uncovers the shrine's political significance in the history of France and its role in the story of woman's rights. He also interviews the doctor who was in charge for the investigation of the most recent medical miracle. duration 26:19   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#412] Europe Just for Fun As more travelers return to Europe for multiple visits, many are on the lookout for another dimension in travel. Occasionally they want to skip historical sights and museums in favor of a trip-or a day- just for fun. They're ready for absolute R&R; looking to break up serious sightseeing with hot-air-balloon trips, mountain luge rides, country hikes or days at an amusement park. They're seeking new adventures in Europe-flights of fancy-spiced with great meals and local libations of course. This time, Rudy shares his personal picks of Europe Just for Fun. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#708(] London: Historic and Dynamic In many-faceted London, we ponder royal tombs in Westminster Abbey, learn how to triple the calories of an English scone at teatime, discover treasures in the British Library, enjoy the vibrant evening scene in Soho, uncover Churchill's secret WWII headquarters, join the 9-to-5 crowd in the new London, shop where the queen shops, and straddle the Prime Meridian at Greenwich. duration 41:00   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Journeys In Africa [#113] Mikumi: The Gateway to the Southern Circuit If there ever was a lost wildlife gem, it would be Mikumi. Here many of the big Twelve live their lives against the backdrop of one of the most scenic parks in Africa. Bill takes a break from the wildlife safari to investigate the huge salt works at the edge of the park and how it may impact future conservation. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#415] West Oakland Not everyone knows West Oakland to be an artists' community, but this episode tells the stories of artists who call this area of the East Bay their home.
    * Critically acclaimed modernist sculptor Bruce Beasley not only shows us the creation process behind his awe-inspiring sculptures but also discusses area development.
    * Despite a lack of funding for school arts programs, high school students who take part in BUMP, the Bay Unity Music Project, are learning about music production from hip-hop professionals.
    * John Abduljaami introduces us to his work and regales us with stories about his woodcarvings.
    * Finally, tag artist (C)rude leaves political, African-inspired artwork around West Oakland public spaces.
    duration 28:39   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#215H] Crock of Flavor Light, lean and big on flavor! This menu features Small Crocks of Shrimp in Hot Vegetable Broth and lean pork tenderloin in Pork Medallions with Grapes and Pomegranate Sauce accompanied by a melange of Spinach, Macadamia Nuts and Raisins. For dessert, it's Butter Pecan Ice Cream paired with Apple Maple Topping making a feast worthy of any company! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:29 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#711H] Bella Trattoria, Outerlands & Greens Restaurant San Francisco restaurants Bella Trattoria, Outerlands and Greens Restaurants are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites? duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#113H] The Best of Infinity Hall Live The Best of Infinity Hall Live - a compilation of the best performances and interviews from the first season of shows. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3801H] Radiohead Alt rock icon Radiohead takes the ACL stage. The band performs songs from its Grammy-nominated LP The King of Limbs. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4222H] Inspector Lewis, Series V: Fearful Symmetry Lewis and Hathaway are drawn into a darker side of Oxford while investigating the murder of a suburban babysitter. Will the babysitter's secret life help the detectives unravel a tangled web of lies and deceit to find their killer? duration 1:24:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4223#] Inspector Lewis, Series V: The Indelible Stain A controversial American academic is found strangled after a guest lecture at Oxford, leading Lewis and Hathaway to narrow down a list of motives that includes politics, ambition and vengeance, in order to find their culprit. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#708(] London: Historic and Dynamic In many-faceted London, we ponder royal tombs in Westminster Abbey, learn how to triple the calories of an English scone at teatime, discover treasures in the British Library, enjoy the vibrant evening scene in Soho, uncover Churchill's secret WWII headquarters, join the 9-to-5 crowd in the new London, shop where the queen shops, and straddle the Prime Meridian at Greenwich. duration 41:00   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#510] The Shrine at Lourdes, France In the southwest corner of France, Lourdes is one of the most important shrines in the Christian world. Famous as a site for healing miracles, over 7000 cures have been documented. Burt takes us on a tour of the churches of Lourdes, discovers the story of the shrine's beginnings, visits the mysterious grotto, takes part in a torch light procession, uncovers the shrine's political significance in the history of France and its role in the story of woman's rights. He also interviews the doctor who was in charge for the investigation of the most recent medical miracle. duration 26:19   STEREO TVG
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