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KQED Life: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#306H] Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Creme Brulee Packing the best of Paris into one episode, we scale the Eiffel Tower, then savor classic treats - from steak tartare to creme brulee. We marvel at Monet, Manet and company in the stunning Orsay Gallery. Tracing the sad steps of Marie Antoinette, we relive French history from its bloody revolution to its extravagant belle epoch. duration 27:46   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
  • 1:00 am
    Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: America Experience [#101H] Ambition This episode tells the story of the Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln's childhoods - his in a remote backwoods log cabin, hers in a wealthy Kentucky home - and describes their courtship. Mary sets her heart on the raw, socially awkward Lincoln, saying later: "He'll be President of the United States one day. If I had not thought so I never would have married him." duration 54:15   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: America Experience [#102H] We Are Elected The Lincoln marriage is both tempestuous and passionate: she has a temper; he suffers bouts of depression. But they share a powerful political ambition that sends Abraham to the House of Representatives and later, with the country splitting apart over slavery, sees him run for president. On election night, when the results finally come in, Abraham goes home and tells his wife, "Mary, Mary, we are elected! " duration 59:00   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: America Experience [#103H] Shattered The Lincolns arrive in Washington with Abraham's ability to lead in question and Mary's sympathies suspected, and then tragedy strikes with the death of their son, Willie. duration 59:00   STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Heat and Harvest: Impact of Climate Change On California September 28, 2012 From the vast fields of fruits and nuts in the Central Valley to the waterways of the Sacramento Delta - and many growing centers in between - climate change is beginning to take its toll on California agriculture. According to a recent report commissioned by the state EPA and Energy Commission, yields in key crops are expected to drop significantly over the coming decades as climate change alters key growing conditions.
    The list of crops most directly affected under business as usual conditions, assuming a 2 degree warming by 2050, reads like a walk through a supermarket produce section: yields of citrus crops in the San Joaquin Valley are expected to drop about 18% by 2050; grapes about 6%; cherries and other orchard crops about 9%. But this is not just a look into the state's future. California's farms, often called the nation's breadbasket, are already feeling the effects of the trifecta of converging forces prompted by climate change: shorter cold seasons, longer seasons of extreme heat, and dwindling water supplies.
    This multi-platform collaboration of the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED's science and environment reporting teams examines how climate change is already playing out in one of California's largest industries. Three documentary reports are woven into one comprehensive program.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:30 am
    New Environmentalists [#2013] From Chicago to Karoo The latest installment of the Emmy award winning series features portraits of 6 passionate and dedicated activists. They are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm's way to battle intimidating adversaries, while often creating partnerships with unlikely allies. The New Environmentalists share a common goal, safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for environmental justice in their communities. duration 29:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#305H] West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful In the New River Gorge Joseph paddles the gentle New River and then battles to stay afloat on the raging Gauley. Along the way he bikes up a mountain trail, rappels down the gorge's face and experiences West Virginia's coal mining past. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    In The Americas with David Yetman [#106H] Peru: A Train to the Clouds Once each month a train departs the coastal mega city of Lima, Peru, bound for the highlands. Along the way the railroad passes through numerous tunnels and over trestles, crowning out at nearly 16,000 feet elevation. Host Dave Yetman hops on the train to arrive at its destination, the indigenous city of Huancayo, high on the Altiplano of the Andes and as different from Lima as any two cities in the world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#306] Loosen Your Legs for Lotus Sit in Half Lotus after loosening your knees and hips. You'll work up a sweat today as you increase your stamina with arm, leg, and ab strengtheners. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#15] 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 [#16] 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 [#207] duration 26:59   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1402] Fit from Head to Toe This episode incorporates a variety of exercises ranging from vestibular system to feet and gait. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#829Z] Improve Posture & Flatten Abs duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 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
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#306H] Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Creme Brulee Packing the best of Paris into one episode, we scale the Eiffel Tower, then savor classic treats - from steak tartare to creme brulee. We marvel at Monet, Manet and company in the stunning Orsay Gallery. Tracing the sad steps of Marie Antoinette, we relive French history from its bloody revolution to its extravagant belle epoch. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#211] Classical Europe: Ancient Greece and Rome Here's where we pull together some of Europe's most rewarding sites from the classical world. Ancient Greek and Roman remnants are more than cold stone. They hold centuries of stories. So we revisit some favorite classical sites around the Mediterranean, pick up some new stories and see what kinds of connections we can make. It's the Greeks in Athens, Delphi, Delos, Paestum and Syracuse-and the Romans in Pompeii, Rome and Provence, with a little history of wine and olives thrown in for good measure. duration 27:48   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#309H] Guatemala - The Maya of the Western Highlands Joseph visits the ancient Spanish colonial capital of Antigua before climbing volcanoes and heading into Guatemala's Mayan highland villages for hard bargaining in the local markets, a leisurely visit to a coffee plantation and a weaving lesson on a traditional back-strap loom. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#303] Festive Family Meal Host Laura Theodore prepares a celebratory family menu filled with traditional tastes. "Sweet and Sour Stuffed Cabbage" is the superstar of this menu, served beside creamy "Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic." For the first course, "Apple, Walnut and Cinnamon Salad" makes a colorful appetizer. The classic macaroon cookie gets a jazzy makeover with "Coconut Vegaroons," a mouthwatering dessert that rounds out this festal meal. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#313] Fruit Tarts Chef Keller makes two, French-style fruit tarts, starting with an easy-to-make pear tart similar to the ones made by home cooks. He then makes a stunning Tartes Aux Fruites, the renowned classic found in bakeries throughout France. Recipes: Poached Pear Tart with Rum-Flavored Almond Cream; Tartes aux Fruites Recipes. duration 28:56   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#301] Martha Stewart, Part 1 of 2 Martha Stewart, a magazine editor, star of her own television show and author of the popular "Weddings" book joins Julia to bake one grand and glorious three-tiered wedding cake. Martha prepares the batter and bakes each layer in graduated diamond-shaped cake forms. While the cake bakes, and then chills, Martha creates a variety of delicately realistic and delicious marzipan fruits, right down to the little stems and leaves. She also makes and chills enough vanilla rum buttercream to ice the entire cake. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2306] Give Me Scallops!/Dammi Cappesante! Seafood Master Chef Jasper White weighs anchor in the Ciao Italia kitchen and delivers Mary Ann the biggest scallops ever seen to create his famous Jumbo Sea Scallops in Their Shells. Not to be outdone by Jasper's ocean-inspired creativity, Mary Ann brings the garden to the sea to create her equally famous Scallops with Spinach. duration 26:43   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#214H] Mi Famiglia: Italian Family Style with Giuseppe Fanelli Guiseppe Fanelli is the chef of one of Sara's favorite Italian restaurants, Tre Dici, and today he shares home-style Italian recipes like Bruschetta al Tonno - a simple and delicious tuna bruschetta. His Agnello Scottadito with Heirloom Tomato Salad mixes tender lamb with the freshness of a homegrown tomato salad. And of course, there's pasta. This has Pesto, String Beans and Potatoes. Bellissimo! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#303] Aronia Berries Michele visits with a couple of the leading Aronia Berry Experts and Growers to learn more about this newly celebrated SuperFood. They share delicious recipes, products to look for, and how to grow Aronia Berry plants in your own backyard. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1203H] Replacing a Kitchen Faucet with a Hands-Free Model/Installing a Channel Drain to Divert Rainwater Richard replaces a leaking kitchen faucet with a new hands-free model. Kevin explains rechargeable batteries. Roger installs a channel drain in a driveway to divert rainwater. And the guys ask, "What is it?" duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2847] Snowy Solitude A snow-covered winter fantasy land seems so real, and Bob Ross shows you how easy it is to create it using his popular painting technique. duration 27:49   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2848] Peaceful Reflections Bob Ross uncovers the extraordinary loveliness of nature reflected in the mirrored image of a mountain on a crystal lake. duration 27:40   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1104H] Morimoto & Knives The difference between having fun in the kitchen and being miserable can come down to this: the right knife. The Blade Master himself, Iron Chef Morimoto, joins Ming to make sure we all know how important knife skills are. Not surprisingly, the chef's recipes are all about fish. Morimoto first shows us a fun technique for a Quick-Smoked Sea Bass and then switches to Sake-Miso Braised Salmon. Ming shows us his take on Fish and Chips with a Sake Mango Sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#903H] Off The Beaten Path In Huatulco The majority of the people who travel to Mexico go for the beaches. Little wonder when the beaches are as pristine as Huatulco's Playa Chahue - complete with the Playa Limpia certification for cleanliness. Still, a man's gotta eat. Not content with a diet of all-inclusive resort dining, Chef Rick Bayless takes us off the beaten path to find great food and even better beaches. You'll be well-advised to follow his lead and start the day at one the local's favorite restaurants, Sabor de Oaxaca, in La Crucecita. There, Rick enjoys Salsa de Huevo (omelets in salsa) before a quick trip to Puerto Escondido for an amazing lunch of wood-fired grilled fish on the Playa Principal. Rick paddle-boards on Playa Carrizalillo, another stunning beach in Puerto Escondido, to work up his appetite for Encamaronadas (crispy, cheesy shrimp tacos). Back in Huatulco Rick enjoys an uber-fresh seafood cocktail at Grillo Marinero before stopping for a nightcap at the Quinta Real Hotel to take in the beauty of it all. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#106H] Angel Food Cake Follow along as Martha shares her tips and tricks for making light-as-air angel food cake, then learn how to vary the flavors with a few simple additions. Martha bakes a classic version, a coconut variation with Swiss meringue and mini brown-sugar cakes. As a bonus, she shares a recipe for espresso ice cream to serve alongside. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#116H] Seafood Surprises Lidia breaks down the artichoke and shows how simple they are to prepare and use. She stuffs them with a delicious light salad of tuna, capers, and hard boiled eggs. She matches Grouper with potatoes and peppers to create a lovely balanced dish. Grandma arrives in time for dessert - jam filled Mezze Lune Frite. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#123] Alfred Portale Alfred Portale, from Gotham Bar and Grill in New York, creates Duck Soup With Foie Gras Ravioli and Black Truffles. Portale demonstrates how to bone a duck and provides hints for the preparation of duck. Portale also provides a great deal of information about the wild and fresh vegetables he uses in the soup. duration 25:36   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#204] Simple Sweet Notes Jacques cuts the cooking time of a whole chicken in half with a pair of shears and a few cuts of his knife in this flavorful Roasted Split Chicken with a Mustard Crust. Fluffy Mashed Potatoes make the perfect side dish. Pizza is made quicker and easier when you use a ready made base, and Jacques personalizes it with an unusual twist when he crisps lavash to make Smoked Salmon Pizza garnished with capers, onion and cilantro. He concludes with a no-frills Greek Yogurt, Walnuts and Honey, arguably one of his fastest desserts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#223] Zucchini Blossom Risotto & Lemon-Shrimp Risotto Joanne's side-by-side instruction gives her student Michael the recipe to make the perfect risotto including a special trick to produce the creamiest results. Recipes: farmers market risotto with zucchini and their blossoms, risotto with lemon shrimp. Student: Michael Procopio - Writer/Waiter. Wine Segment: The "Big Six" grapes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1218H] Slow-Cooker Revolution Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to cooking with a slow cooker. First, she teaches host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup. Next, she reveals the test kitchen's secrets for foolproof Pork Loin with Cranberries and Orange. Then, she makes the perfect Chocolate-Hazelnut Bread Pudding. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus discusses how to buy a slow cooker and how to know the temperature of your slow cooker. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over, A Great Performance Special This program features newly filmed interviews with Tom Hanks, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen,Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Stevie Wonder, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons of Kiss, Whoopi Goldberg, Dionne Warwick, '60s fashion icon Twiggy and Sir Ian McKellen, all sharing their memories of how the music of the '60's and the Cultural Revolution of 1964 changed their lives forever.
    Included in the film are The DC5's iconic performances on The Ed Sullivan Show along with rare live concert footage plus their countless appearances on television with American musical icons.Much of this material has not been seen in decades, either on television or home video.
    The film also features never-before-seen footage from Clark's personal archives together with performances by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Dusty Springfield, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Freddie Mercury of Queen and Sir Laurence Olivier.
    duration 1:56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin This is Emmy nominated film producer Leslie Woodhead's effort to bring Beatle fans the true story behind the Beatles influence in the USSR that lead to the eventual downfall of Communism. The film begins where Woodhead first met up with the Beatles in 1962. As a young researcher, he worked on a brief black and white film shot in the Cavern Club in Liverpool before the world had heard of the Beatles. 25 years later, he has been back in Russia to talk to some of the Beatles generation, and to hear their stories about how the Fab Four changed their lives - and how they made the revolution which transformed their country into "Beatlestan." duration 56:06   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Wages of Spin: Dick Clark, American Bandstand and the Payola Scandals A fascinating, multi-dimensional and provocative account of the evolution of the Philadelphia music scene between 1952 and 1962, the evolution of American Bandstand, and the creation of one of the industry's true moguls, Dick Clark. Pulling no punches, the documentary takes on the highly-controversial subject of the payola scandals of the time period and Clark's testimony before Congress. Performers interviewed include Chubby Checker, Connie Francis, Fabian, Frankie Avalon, Len Barry, Charlie Gracie, members of The Beach Boys, Danny & the Juniors and many others. duration 58:00   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Live from the Artists Den [#702H] Sheryl Crow On the eve of the release of her new album, Feels Like Home, nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow delivered a powerhouse performance in the ornate Grand Ballroom of The Plaza in New York City. Crow led her six-piece band in a career-spanning set that ran from her breakthrough hit, "All I Wanna Do," right up to her latest single, "Callin' Me When I'm Lonely." duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#307H] Belgium: Bruges and Brussels Belgium is a land of contrasts. From the powerhouse headquarters of the European Union and Europe's grandest square in big-city Brussels, we go quaint with delicate lace and back lane bike rides in small- town Bruges. We check into a medieval hospital, savor the exquisite art of Memling, and climb a bell tower to get up close and fortissimo at a carillon concert. Then passionate chefs - creators of French fries and Europe's finest chocolate-give us a taste of their art. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1202H] Cruising The Rivers of Europe: Amsterdam to Cologne During the past decade, cruising the great rivers of Europe has become one of the most popular vacations for American tourists. In this program, Burt introduces you to Amsterdam, tours a museum dedicated to the history of women's handbags, and sails along the Rhine to Cologne. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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