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KQED Life: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Thursday, April 3, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#301] The Majesty of Madrid Madrid is studded with riches from its glory days. We tour the lavish Royal Palace, enjoy art-packed museums, and look deep into Picasso's greatest masterpiece. Experiencing Madrid at its fun-loving best, we' re mesmerized by flamenco dancers and munch on pigs' ears. Then, for a dose of Spain's dramatic history, we side-trip to El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. duration 27:50   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
  • 1:00 am
    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama [#103] A Leap of Faith Simon Schama explores the bright, hopeful moment when Enlightenment thinkers and revolutionary armies brought ghetto walls crashing down - allowing Jews to weave their wisdom, creativity and energies into the very fabric of modern life in Europe. One of the most of fruitful branches of this Jewish renaissance was in music, and the stellar careers of Giacomo Meyerbeer and Felix Mendelssohn established the enduring tradition for Jewish musical prodigies. However, the remarkably successful integration of Jewish talent into the mainstream of European culture and commerce stirred up the ghosts of ancient prejudice, decked out in the new clothes of romantic nationalism and the pseudo-science of anti-semitism. The road to the hell of the Holocaust was paved by the diatribes of Richard Wagner, while the trial of Alfred Dreyfus led Theodor Herzl to conclude that without a homeland of their own, Jews would never be free of the millennia-old persecution. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama [#104] Over The Rainbow Simon Schama plunges viewers into the lost world of the shtetl, the Jewish towns and villages sewn across the hinterlands of Eastern Europe, which became the seedbed of a uniquely Jewish culture. Shtetl culture would make its mark on the modern world, from the revolutionary politics of the Soviet Union to the mass culture of Tin Pan Alley and Hollywood. It was also the birthplaces of Hasidism, the most visible, iconic and, arguably, most misunderstood expression of Jewish faith and fervor. This episode travels from the forests of Lithuania, where Schama's own family logged wood and fought wolves, to the boulevards of Odessa, where shtetl kids argued the merits of revolutionary socialism over Zionism. From the Ukrainian city of Uman, where today thousands of the Hasidim chant and sing over the tomb of the wonder-working Rabbi Nachman, to the streets of Manhattan's lower east side, where the sons of shtetl immigrants wrote the American songbook. The program returns, with grim inevitability, to Eastern Europe in 1940, where the genocidal mechanisms of the "final solution" were beginning to grind the shtetl world into dust and ash. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama [#105] Return Simon Schama examines how the Holocaust and the creation of Israel have fundamentally changed what it means to be Jewish. Mixing personal recollection with epic history, Schama tells the story of the remarkable personalities and unprecedented events that turned the Zionist dream of creating a modern state of Israel into reality - and the consequences for the world. With contributions from writer David Grossman, photographer Micha Bar-Am, kibbutz founder Freddie Kahan, West Bank settler Zvi Cooper and Palestinian villager Yacoub Odeh, the film explores the tension between the high ideals and dire necessities that led to the creation of a Jewish homeland and the realities of conflict, dispossession and occupation that have followed in its wake. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Irena Sendler: in the Name of Their Mothers During WWII, a group of young Polish women, some barely out of their teens, outfoxed the Nazis and rescued thousands of Jewish children from certain death. Over half a century later, 95-year-old Irena Sendler tells the true story, long suppressed in Communist Poland, of this daring conspiracy of women who risked their lives in the name of Warsaw's Jewish mothers. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#302H] Alberta, Canada - The Canadian Rockies From the streets of the quaint mountain village of Banff to the chateau and tea houses of Lake Louise and the lakes and rivers of Jasper National Park, Joseph introduces viewers to the amazing province that Albertans call home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#409] Out of Rome We leave the eternal city behind by way of the famous Appian Way to explore the environs of Rome. First it's the majesty of Emperor Hadrian's villa and the wine and lakes of the Alban Hills. Next, it's south to the ancient seaport of Ostia, Rome's Pompeii. Along the way we watch olive oil pressing, stop at the ancient's favorite beach and visit a medieval hilltop town. Tips on tasting olive oil and navigating Rome's ring road. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#302] Strong As A Tree, Lithe As A Snake Tree Pose strengthens the legs and teaches balance and concentration; Cobra loosens the spine. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#5] 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 [#6] 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 [#202] duration 27:03   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1317] Keep The Fun In Functional Fitness In this episode Mary Ann focuses on the fun side of exercise through the use of novelty music and imaginative choreography. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#824Z] Spine & Abs duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 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
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#301] The Majesty of Madrid Madrid is studded with riches from its glory days. We tour the lavish Royal Palace, enjoy art-packed museums, and look deep into Picasso's greatest masterpiece. Experiencing Madrid at its fun-loving best, we' re mesmerized by flamenco dancers and munch on pigs' ears. Then, for a dose of Spain's dramatic history, we side-trip to El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. duration 27:50   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#206] Munich and Bavaria Munich's lively Marienplatz pulses with outdoor cafes, shoppers, street musicians and happy tourists. At the famous Hofbrauhaus, we sample Bavarian beer and kick up our heels with Schuhplattler dancers clad in lederhosen. Next stop is the Residenz, the family palace built by the Wittlesbachs, who ruled Bavaria for more than 700 years. Just outside of town, a sobering visit to Dachau concentration camp reminds us of the dark side of Germany's past. Then, we move on to lighter vistas-a trip into the mountains takes us to "Mad" King Ludwig's fairytale castle Neuschwanstein and on an exhilarating luge ride. Tip: Finding Bavaria's best beer gardens. duration 27:48   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#304H] Chile - The Driest Place On Earth Joseph travels north to the driest place on the planet, Chile's Atacama Desert. He finds that the desert, though it appears dry and barren, is alive with varied wildlife and vibrant cultures. During his journey he encounters the friendly Atacameno Indians and witnesses spouting geysers, endless sand dunes and the area's breathtaking natural beauty. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#301] A Taste of Italy Host Laura Theodore prepares a classic Italian-American inspired menu featuring authentic tasting "Spaghetti and Wheatballs." On the side, egg-free "Caesar Salad with Cashew Parmesan" adds a timeless flair. For dessert, delicious "Pear, Apple and Walnut Crostata" finishes the meal with gusto. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#308] Small Bites, Big Flavors Chef Keller recreates two of the most popular dishes from his Fleur restaurant in Las Vegas, including an innovative way of cooking steak on hot rocks. Recipes: Crab & Avocado Sphere with Watermelon Gazpacho; Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimmichurri Sauce. duration 27:09   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#209] Leslie Mackie Chef Julia Child observes as pastry chef and owner of Seattle's Macrina Bakery Leslie Mackie bakes an assortment of tarts and pies. First, Leslie demonstrates how to make the classic pie dough that will form the base of these desserts; some of the dough is used raw, while other crusts are pre-baked in order to avoid a soggy crust. This dough can be frozen for up to a month. Once the shells are prepared, she creates a classic French apple tart, a berry yogurt tart, and a blueberry nectarine tart garnished with chopped almonds. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2301] Fresh Fruit, So Good/La Frutta Fresca, Buonissima Yogurt never had it so good as when Mary Ann marries it with drippy, glazy apricots. Then it's on to Pears swimming in an exquisite Marsala sauce. At a loss for what to do with that summer watermelon? Find out what happy surprise happens when you pair it up with feta cheese. It's a fruit free for all, and you're invited! duration 26:41   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#213H] Sunday Comfort Meals Why rush? Sunday meals are all about comfort, familiar dishes made with love and eaten with family and friends. On top of the list is Roast Chicken Stuffed with Zucchini and Cheese to keep it moist and flavorful. Deviled Bones sounds gothic, but it's meaty, tender short ribs coated with a kick of mustard for heat. Odd Lots Mac and Cheese is a winner with the whole family, and the best part - any leftover cheese will do! And Sara's Creamsicle Dessert will bring back comforting memories of the ice cream truck in summer. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#211] Naturally Good for Kids Naturally good fun 'n game ideas for kids. How to build a one of a kind mud bar for the backyard that will encourage kids to be outdoors creating things from nature and some playful ways to repurpose with do it yourself game ideas for indoors and out. duration 25:17   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1202H] Building A Garden Bed In New Mexico/Repairing A Leaky Toliet Roger builds a garden bed for chili pepper plants in New Mexico. Richard repairs a leaky toilet with a worn-out flange. And the guys ask, "What is it?" duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2845] Trail's End Bob Ross takes you on a journey through an oval painting where an old fence follows a trail to the edge of the woods. duration 25:55   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2846] Quiet Mountain Lake Relax with Bob Ross as the perfect picnic spot emerges from his paint filled brushes -- silent mountains, tranquil lake and velvety grass. duration 27:54   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1025H] Fish Broth Soup is on the menu in this episode that goes on the road to the Azores. Stopping off at the Island of Pico - Ming learns the secret behind a famous national soup that is centuries old and treasured by those who live on all 9 of the Azorean islands. Ming also goes fishing for some select local seafood and uses it to create his own twist on this savory dish. Joining Ming will be a local restaurateur who will also introduce us to other delicacies of the Azores like local wines, figs, and cheeses. duration 26:03   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#902H] Oaxaca's Live-Fire Cooking Everything tastes better cooked over a wood or charcoal fire - at least that's the Oaxacan credo. From soup to barbacoa, burning embers influence the flavor of Oaxaca's food in just the right ways. For starters, Rick guides us through the "taco corridor" at the 20 de Noviembre market just off the main square in Oaxaca. We can almost taste the richly-burnished chiles and onions as they grill alongside super-thinly sliced beef and pork and robust chorizo sausages. Then we see hot rocks plucked from the glowing embers and dropped into hot soup for making caldo de piedra (stone soup), a specialty from the village of San Felipe Usila.
    La Capilla, a campestre (open air) restaurant, in the town of Zaachilla, has served lamb and goat barbacoa for more than 47 years. Rick's so enamored with the process of burying the chile-seasoned meat in glowing embers that he creates his own version on the backyard grill. Served with Oaxacan pasilla tomatillo salsa, there's meat, fire and smoke in every bite.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#104H] Pound Cake Pound cake makes excellent use of the basic building blocks of baking - butter, sugar, eggs and flour - and offers nearly unlimited opportunities for adaptation (incorporating cream cheese or semolina, for example). Martha takes the viewer through variations, starting with the most traditional and finishing with a version inspired by her travels through Asia. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#115H] Potato Pizza Potato Pizza! Lidia creates a dough made from potatoes and tops it with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, and Grana Padano. She pairs it with a cozy Barley Soup for a complete meal. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#121] Monique Barbeau Chef at Fullers in Seattle, Monique Barbeau prepares Tequila Cured Gravlax With Savory Dill Pancakes. Barbeau takes fresh salmon (with skin) and, using a two-part process, cures the fish in tequila and spices. She then makes a creme fraiche with tomatoes to use as a sauce over the gravlax. Then she prepares dill pancakes without using eggs. Finally, Barbeau puts all these elements together to form a small sandwich that's topped with fried capers. duration 25:36   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#202H] Citrus Thrill Jacques fires up the kitchen with a mouth-watering Skirt Steak Grandma accented with freshly squeezed lime in anchovy and garlic sauce. He complements this hearty dish with a classic Gnocchi with Eggs and Scallions and Sauteed Curly Mustard Greens with Hot Sausage. The elegantly presented Chestnut Cream Mont-Blanc, with crushed pieces of scrumptious biscotti, chestnut puree, and whipped cream, is simply a delicious ending. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#221] Tomato & Mozzarella Farfalle & Crispy Cracker Bread Joanne raises the curtain on her student Bob's cooking skills as she shows him how to make a tangy cheese pasta dish and roll dough for the crispiest cracker bread. Recipes: farfalle with olives, capers, tomatoes and mozzarella, crispy cracker bread. Student: Bob Duxbury - Playwright /Teacher. Wine Segment: Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio with Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1215H] Vegetarian Pasta Night Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Great Vegetable Lasagna. Then, science expert Guy Crosby teaches Chris about the science of cornstarch. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of whole wheat lasagna noodles. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to perfect Spaghetti al Limone. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Synchronized Swimming: The Pursuit of Excellence The film follows two synchronized swimming teams at they try to make it to the climactic final event of the US Synchronized Swimming season - the US Open. The Santa Clara Aquamaids are in it to win. Determined to prove their worth against the world's best, their training is rigorous. Meanwhile, the Saint Paul Stars swim from the heart for the love of the sport. Their 'Minnesota Nice' training philosophy offers a stark contrast to the Aquamaids' Olympic style. For these future Olympians, the perfect make-up, the colorful costumes and those permanent smiles mask the fierce competitive spirit they each need to win. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1514] Medora A community beset by a crippled economy and dwindling population is the setting for this documentary, following a down-but-not-out varsity basketball team over a season. The team's struggle to compete parallels the town's own fight for survival. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:30 pm
    AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange [#605H] Boys of Summer The Curacao youth baseball team faces injuries and obstacles as they try to maintain their winning streak at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn. Team manager Vernon Isabella and his players also learn the meaning of national pride while travelling from a humble ball field in the Caribbean to the international spotlight and back. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Live from the Artists Den [#701H] Phoenix It was a school night to remember when Phoenix performed a spectacular show in the gym at Anderson High School in Austin, Texas. The French band blasted through a set that included such fan favorites as "Lisztomania" and "Long Distance Call" and selections from their most recent album, Bankrupt!, before singer Thomas Mars invited the audience to join them on stage at the home of the Trojans for a thrilling, chaotic rendition of "1901." duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#302H] Highlights of Castile: Toledo and Salamanca Castile sparkles with Roman Segovia, walled Avila, student-filled Salamanca, and holy Toledo! We marvel at El Greco, pop some explosive pickles, and ramble Spain's most awe-inspiring medieval walls. Then, just for fun, we drop in on a bachelorette party with local troubadours, slice and savor tasty jamon, stroll with the crowd, and grab a front-row seat to enjoy Europe's most enchanting square. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1105] What Are They Eating in the Photograph This program looks at a group of famous photographs that have something to do with eating and drinking, including Halsman's photo of Marilyn Monroe having a hamburger at a drive-in, Cartier-Bresson's picnic near Paris, Duncan's photo of Picasso at lunch. Burt, Jeff Rosenheim, a curator of photograph at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Andy Smith, the editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America and Kathryn Howard Oremland, a graduate of Sotheby's Institute of Art explain why each photograph is important, and the history and significance of the gastronomic elements. The recipe for each food is then demonstrated by a leading chef. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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