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KQED Life: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, April 19, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#309H] French Riviera: Uniquely Chic A longtime favorite escape of Europe's elite, the Riviera coastline still sparkles with yachts. We follow in the footsteps of 19th century aristocrats along Monaco's harbor and Nice's promenade des Anglais. Then we visit the picturesque, artist hangouts of Chagall, Matisse and Picasso. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1204H] The Great Rivers of Europe: Cochem to Luxembourg Burt cruises along the Mosel River with stops in Cochem and Bernkastel in the middle of the Mosel wine region. He also tours the city of Luxembourg and cooks with Lea Linster, one of Europe's leading chefs and a major television personality. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Nature [#3109] Touching The Wild Joe Hutto's idea of research is anything but normal, dedicating seven years of his life to becoming a wild mule deer. The herd would ordinarily run from any human but, incredibly, these keenly intelligent animals come to regard this stranger as one of their own. Accepted by the matriarch, he walks among them, is even groomed by them, and can lie with a pregnant doe talking to its unborn fawns. As he crosses the species divide, Joe is tapping into a new understanding about these elusive animals, literally entering a deer society. The captivating joy he feels for his new family is nothing short of infectious, but this human predator also learns to see the world from the point of view of prey -- and it's an experience that will ultimately rock him to his very core; sharing their world so personally finally takes a toll that sends him back to his own kind. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#4109] Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? We have all gazed into a creature's eyes and wondered: what is it thinking about? What does it really know? Now, the revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions. In this mini-series, NOVA explores these breakthroughs through three iconic creatures: dogs, birds and dolphins. We'll travel into the spectacularly nuanced noses of dogs and wolves, and ask whether their reliance on different senses has shaped their evolution. We'll see through the eyes of a starling in flight and test the tool-using skills of the smartest of birds, the crow. We'll listen in as scientists track dolphins in the Caribbean and elephants on the African savannah, trying to unlock the secrets of animal communication. As we discover how researchers are pushing the animal mind to its limits, we'll uncover surprising similarities to -- and differences from -- the human mind. What is it like to be a dog, a shark or a bird? This question is now getting serious attention from scientists who study animal senses. Humans rely on smell, sight, taste, touch and sound; other animals have super-powered versions of these senses, and a few have extra senses we don't have at all. From a dog that seems to use smell to tell time to a dolphin that can "see" with its ears, discover how animals use their senses in ways we humans can barely imagine. But it's not just the senses that are remarkable - it's the brains that process them. NOVA goes into the minds of animals to "see" the world in an entirely new way. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Your Inner Fish [#102] Your Inner Reptile A key moment in our evolutionary saga occurred 200 million years ago, when the ferocious reptile-like animals that roamed the Earth were in the process of evolving into shrew-like mammals. But our reptilian ancestors left their mark on many parts of the human body, including our skin, teeth and ears. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era In Ocean Stewardship An inspiring voyage to coral reefs, seaports and watersheds across the country, where unlikely allies-farmers, shippers, scientists, fishermen and conservationists-are working together to sustain the sea and our ocean economies. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Film School Shorts [#202H] This Perfect World SHORT TERM 12 (San Diego State University) One eventful day at a group home for at risk adolescents turns into a personal journey for the head counselor, who must balance violent quarrels with a birthday celebration. Directed by Destin Cretton.

    DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (Ringling College of Art and Design) A little girl visits the land of the dead and experiences the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos with the help of someone very special to her. Winner of a Student Academy Award. Directed and produced by Lindsey St. Pierre, Kate Reynolds, and Ashley Graham.
    duration 26:01   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 5:30 am
    In The Americas with David Yetman [#202H] In The Shadow of the Volcanoes: Chile's Melting Pot Southern Chile is a land of forests, rivers, lakes, and volcanoes. It is also home to Native American and immigrant communities. We visit Mapuche Indians and German and Italian immigrant communities and the vast landscapes they inhabit. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#201] Tension Spots Wai Lana shows you how to release knots of tension in the upper back and shoulders without a massage! Half Camel fully stretches the front of the spine, while Bowing Pose stretches the back. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#19] 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 [#20] 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 [#209] duration 26:46   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 [#901H] Weight Loss: Slenderizing Your Core duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3333H] duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2805H] Ranch Addition Roof and Siding Learn about blending salvaged materials into new construction and pouring a cool great room floor. duration 25:15   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3304H] Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013/Built for Speed Seaside Heights, New Jersey, in a race for survival, is scrambling to bring the pier and boardwalk back; at the Bay Head project, mechanical roughs and new mahogany decking on the porch. In Point Pleasant, a compact Italian concrete crusher makes quick work of an old slab for new fill onsite. Richard learns how the Manasquan house is built in the factory - in less than a week! duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1204H] Installing a Pre-hung Front Door/Using Big Containers for Screening and Shading Tom visits Seattle, where he helps a homeowner install a new, pre-hung front door. Roger shows how to use big containers for screening and shading in a backyard. And the guys ask, "What is it?" duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#201H] Greene and Greene-Inspired Dressing Mirror Tommy tackles a Greene and Greene-Inspired Dressing Mirror, perfect for practically any room. To get inspiration for the mirror, Tommy heads out on a Rough Cut Road Trip to the magnificent Gamble House in Pasadena, California. There he finds brilliant Arts and Crafts examples by architects Charles and Henry Greene. Back in the shop, Tommy works with North Bennet Street instructor Steve Brown to explain the details and joinery in the project including finger joints, cloud lifts, and drawer construction. duration 27:44   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    American Woodshop [#2105] Philadelphia Ball and Claw Armchair Handcrafted tiles and rich marble recreate an heirloom. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#603] 5 Cool Tools The Woodsmith editors talk about five tools that transform the way they work in the shop. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#3501] Native plants reflect the unique personality of your area of the country. And they can be beautiful as well as help conserve water. Join us as GS visits an unusual location to talk gardening. duration 26:39   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden's EdibleFEAST [#3503H] In this episode, see an entirely different approach to dairy farming - the cows are raised naturally and humanely, producing exceptionally delicious milk. Then venture to North Carolina to meet a farmer growing heirloom corn and sugar cane. Back in the Victory Garden, it's time to harvest some greens, which Chef Marian uses in a crisp spinach salad. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1304H] Embracing The Backyard With more and more people doing "Stay-Cations" it makes sense to put a little time and effort into your outdoor living space. A little grilling, a little relaxing and a few chickens. Come on... Did you really think P. Allen Smith would do a show about embracing the backyard and NOT have chickens? duration 27:48   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#406H] Setting Up Your Garden: (Atlanta, GA) Host, Joe Lamp'l creates his own raised bed garden from scratch, and shows the tips along the way that anyone can do to create a productive garden. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#902H] Saddle up for a close encounter with wild mustangs in California. Meet a Kentucky man with a retirement home for racehorses. Join a veterinarian making house calls for horses. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#311H] Williamsburg, Virginia - America's Historic Triangle Travelscope traces America's birth in Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown, Virginia. Yet, this adventure covers more than the past as Joseph kayaks the Chickahominy River, sails on a four-masted schooner past modern-day ocean-going vessels and partakes of the area's family fun. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#211] The Making of Travels to the Edge Ever wondered what it would be like to travel the world with a renowned photographer? In episode eleven, take a behind-the-scenes peek and go along on one of Art Wolfe's adventures. Meet the small, intrepid Travels crew as they venture through the remote kingdom of Bhutan and Nepal's lowland wilderness. Follow along on their perilous drive over a high mountain pass; track unpredictable sloth bears; and keep pace with Art at a frenetic Buddhist festival. It is all in a day's work as the crew works to capture Art's quest for the perfect shots. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1203H] The Great Rivers of Europe: Cologne to Zell Burt sails along the Rhine from Cologne to Rudesheim where he visits a museum dedicated to mechanical musical instruments. Along the way he passes the Lorelei Rock and explains the real story of how it got famous for luring ships into the rocks. Then he visits the city of Zell where the mayor and his band lead visitors in a parade through the streets of the town to a wine cellar underneath one of the government buildings. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#213] Europe's Getaways A key attraction of travel in Europe is that 30 minutes outside of any city there lurks a getaway, a quiet spot to catch one's breath. In this program, we explore a few such magic places. We begin in peaceful Holland with visits to the windmills and canals of Zaanse Schans and Delft. Then, in the Bavarian Alps, we breathe in pristine Mittenwald and check out the handiwork of a local violinmaker. In Austria, a cruise on the Danube takes us to a spectacular Baroque abbey. Finally, in Tuscany, we go underground to ancient Etruscan tombs beneath the town of Orvieto and sample great wine at Castello Banfi. Tips on how to find one's own hideaway, how to meet locals and how to avoid much tourist hassle. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#308H] Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine Provence, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun. We climb Roman ruins in Nimes, explore a papal palace in Avignon, and savor vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. Crossing acres of wispy vineyards, we explore the Cotes du Rhone and more wonders of the South of France. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg [#103] Uncovering Phony Hotel Reviews & Hidden Gems of Valle de Bravo, Mexico Correspondent Tracy Gallagher exposes photo manipulation techniques used in hotel marketing; Peter's "Hidden Gems" of Valle de Bravo, Mexico; Peter's carry-on bag essentials. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#226] Up from the Street Artists whose work emanates from the street.
    * Once a professional skateboarder, Tommy Guerrero channels the skate culture through his music and visual art work.
    * Graffiti artist and self-described bad boy David Choe has moved from the streets of LA and San Jose into museums and galleries worldwide.
    * Reflections of life on San Francisco's market street, with the four-wheeled interactive art work, Wowhaus.
    duration 25:58   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#205H] Chef's Dream Combining silky tuna, crunchy apples, herbaceous chives and piquant shallots, Jacques assembles a mountain of fresh Bluefin Tuna Tartare with Apple to open the show. Inspired by the flavors of the east, Jacques prepares exotic Lamb Burgers with Feta Cheese cooked rare and served with a refreshing Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce and a gratin of sorts called Corn Parfait. He ends his cooking adventure with Cream Cheese and Fruit Medley. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#801H] Angkor Borei, Indigo, Farallon Our first San Francisco restaurant, Angkor Borei, provides traditional Cambodian cuisine that has been satisfying customers for nearly thirty years.
    * Next, Indigo's expansive wooden bar and open ambiance creates the perfect setting for the touch-of-Asian in the New American cuisine served there.
    * Lastly housed in an historic building, Farallon invites all seafood lovers to dine in spectacularly creative, decorative surroundings.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#202H] Cowboy Junkies With their languid guitars and ethereal vocals, the Canadian group Cowboy Junkies cast a narcotic spell over their Infinity Hall audience in this intimate concert performance. Consisting of Alan Anton (bass), and siblings Michael Timmins (guitar), Peter Timmins (drums) and Margo Timmins (vocals), Cowboy Junkies specialize in a unique sound that combines country, blues and folk, but often with a touch of melancholy thrown in for good measure. As Margo Timmins jokingly told the audience, "I figure if you're here tonight, you like sad songs. At least I hope you do. If you don't, you should probably leave about now." The group began in Toronto when Michael and Alan returned from Europe after an unsuccessful stint with a couple of musical acts. Back home, they began jamming with Michael's brother Peter on drums and sister Margo on vocals, despite the fact that she was a social worker who had never performed in public before. Their first significant release was The Trinity Session in 1988, which they recorded in one night with one microphone inside Toronto's Church of the Holy Trinity. The album proved to be a cult hit garnering critical acclaim and college radio airplay for the songs "Sweet Jane" and "Misguided Angel." Since that time, the band had built and maintained a loyal fan base who appreciate their smart, bluesy compositions and daring, independent style. Most recently, Cowboy Junkies began a unique four-album cycle called The Nomad Series over an 18-month period with every album built around a different (but common) narrative, from time spent in China to a tribute record to the late musician Vic Chestnutt. Fans of the Cowboy Junkies won't be disappointed with their Infinity Hall set, which offers a nice mix of old and new songs from their 26-year career, including the crowd favorite "Sweet Jane," a lyrical, mandolin-accompanied version of "Fairytale," Vic Chestnutt's "See You Around," and a cover of Neil Young's "Powderfinger." duration 56:27   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3805H] The Civil Wars/Punch Brothers ACL presents new American acoustic music with the Civil Wars and Punch Brothers. The Civil Wars play tunes from their Grammy-winning album Barton Hollow. Punch Brothers showcase their latest, Who's Feeling Young Now? duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4413#] Mr. Selfridge, Season 2 - Part 2 Miss Mardle gets a lucky break, LeClair resurfaces and Loxley seeks Harry's help. All await Churchill's appearance at the store. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4414#] Mr. Selfridge, Season 2 - Part 3 The start of World War I spurs enlistment fever among the male staff. Ladies organize a benefit for refugees. LeClair has a mysterious obsession. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#505] The History and Science of Shopping The two questions travelers ask most often are, "Where should I eat?" and "Where should I shop?" In this program, Burt takes a look at the history of shopping from its beginnings in 17th century London and the first department store in Paris, to New York's Fifth Avenue and the auction of a 92-million dollar painting at Sotheby's. We find out how the brains of men and women make them shop differently, who introduced the idea of ready-to-wear clothing and why. We see how the French Revolution changed the way people shopped, how the shopping bag and the price tag were invented, and why the survival of a nation can depend on how it shops. duration 28:19   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#1201H] Humor Me DO I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING (Finland): All hell breaks loose when a family oversleeps on the day they are supposed to be attending a wedding. A comedy featuring disinterested kids, a clueless husband and a wife who has to take care of everything herself - sound familiar?
    NO COMMENT (France):When an English speaking tourist asks a beautiful young woman for directions in Paris, she reads him the riot act, assuming he's simply trying to pick her up.
    THE DATE (Finland): Tino, a geeky and shy teenager, has to host a date for Diablo, his family's pedigree stud tomcat. An embarrassing frank mother and her good looking daughter arrive with their prized possession.
    THE OP SHOP (Australia): It came in a box. No name. No description. Just a strange donation that three elderly women at a thrift shop were determined to sell for $3.50. But then... and then again... and once more... they slowly unlock its secret.
    duration 26:18   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#308H] Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine Provence, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun. We climb Roman ruins in Nimes, explore a papal palace in Avignon, and savor vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. Crossing acres of wispy vineyards, we explore the Cotes du Rhone and more wonders of the South of France. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1203H] The Great Rivers of Europe: Cologne to Zell Burt sails along the Rhine from Cologne to Rudesheim where he visits a museum dedicated to mechanical musical instruments. Along the way he passes the Lorelei Rock and explains the real story of how it got famous for luring ships into the rocks. Then he visits the city of Zell where the mayor and his band lead visitors in a parade through the streets of the town to a wine cellar underneath one of the government buildings. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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