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KQED Life: Monday, May 5, 2014

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Monday, May 5, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#408H] Italy's Great Hill Towns Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns. From San Gimignano's medieval towers, to Cortona's charming lanes, to Orvieto's papal intrigue, to Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas...all sit on lofty stone perches that now seem to protect them only from the modern world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#404] Yucatan, Mexico The Yucatan peninsula, on the east coast of Mexico, juts out into the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf. It is home to the most impressive concentration of Mayan ruins. Burt takes us to Uxmal, the intellectual and cultural center of the Maya, tells us the best places to shop for hammocks and panama hats, explores the capital which at one time had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the world, and explains what makes flamingoes pink. duration 27:43   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3901H] Juanes/Jesse & Joy ACL presents the best in Latin music with Juanes and Jesse & Joy. Colombian superstar Juanes performs a high-energy set of his best, while Mexico City's sibling duo Jesse & Joy sing a selection of their greatest hits. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Craft In America [#503H] Industry This episode explores the business of the handmade, going into workshops where artists are crafting the future and making contributions to the local and national economies. The program highlights the important connection between the consumer and the maker and explores the value of exquisitely crafted handmade objects in today's creative economy. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Cosplay! Crafting A Secret Identity A mainstay of "geek culture" for years, cosplay - a contraction of "Costume Play"- only recently emerged from the shadows of the sci-fi convention and into the mainstream. Cosplay involves participants dressing like characters from comic books, science fiction, video games, anime or other works of fiction. COSPLAY! CRAFTING A SECRET IDENTITY, produced by the team behind the Emmy-winning Four Days at DragonCon, ventures into the workshops and lives of people who elevate fantasy costuming to the professional level. The one-hour documentary examines both the pageantry on display at large conventions like Dragon Con, and also the art and skill involved in making these outlandish, complex costumes. Throughout, CNN.com's resident "geek expert" Ann Hoevel, cosplayer/journalist Meredith Placko and others act as guides through this fascinating subculture. duration 57:06   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    American Masters [#2302H] The Doors: When You're Strange The creative chemistry of four brilliant artists -- drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, and singer Jim Morrison -- made The Doors one of America's most iconic and influential, theatrical and mysterious rock bands. This film is the first feature documentary to tell their story, with original footage shot between their formation in 1965 and Morrison's death in 1971. It follows the band from the corridors of UCLA's film school, where Manzarek and Morrison met, onto the stages of electrifying sold-out performances and chronicles the creation of their six landmark studio albums. Narrated by Johnny Depp, rare cinema verite allows an intimate glimpse into their musical collaboration -- and their offstage lives. duration 1:25:40   SRND51 TV14
  • 5:30 am
    Music Voyager [#109] Los Angeles City of Stars Host Jacob Edgar ends his journey to learn more about this year's Grammy nominees in Los Angeles, where the annual awards ceremony takes place. This final episode of Music Voyager's Road to a Grammy takes place during the awards weekend, when the city lights up with celebrity parties, concerts and special events, and Jacob dives headlong into the madness. After a visit to the Grammy Museum, Jacob meets up with renowned producer and songwriter Tricky Stewart, who has worked with superstars such as Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Rhianna, Katy Perry and many others. Tricky describes the life and philosophy of being a producer to the stars and invites Jacob to his exclusive Grammy party, where celebrities and up and coming talents arrive in fancy cars and walk the red carpet to the flash bulbs of the paparazzi. Jacob steps outside the chaos to explore Los Angeles, introducing viewers to his favorite local record store, Latin nightclub, local radio station and other music highlights. The musical journey culminates in front of the Staples Center, where the fashionable crowds line up for the start the awards ceremony. duration 26:20   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#212] Stretch, Tone & Salute After poses to stretch the inner groin and firm leg muscles, Wai Lana demonstrates how to solidify the Salute to the Sun. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#49] 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 13:45  
  • 6:45 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#50] 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 13:45  
  • 7:00 am
    Power Yoga: Mind and Body [#224] duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1419] The Power of Small Movements This episode demonstrates what can be achieved with small gentle movements. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#916H] Pain Relief: Focusing On Hips duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#404] Yucatan, Mexico The Yucatan peninsula, on the east coast of Mexico, juts out into the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf. It is home to the most impressive concentration of Mayan ruins. Burt takes us to Uxmal, the intellectual and cultural center of the Maya, tells us the best places to shop for hammocks and panama hats, explores the capital which at one time had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the world, and explains what makes flamingoes pink. duration 27:43   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#408H] Italy's Great Hill Towns Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns. From San Gimignano's medieval towers, to Cortona's charming lanes, to Orvieto's papal intrigue, to Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas...all sit on lofty stone perches that now seem to protect them only from the modern world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#402] Edinburgh and Scotland Friendly and feisty, Scotland makes us feel right at home. In Edinburgh, we climb the ramparts of this city's famous castle, shop for kilts, visit mysterious Rosslyn chapel and thrill to a spooky ghost tour. Then we head to historic St. Andrew's to practice our swing on the world's most famous golf course. In the Scottish highlands, we try our hand at skeet shooting and falconry, and tour the Dewar's whisky distillery. Then it's off to historic Stirling to stroll the battlefields of Braveheart before setting sail on legendary Loch Lomand. Tips on golf and Scotch whisky. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#413H] Mozambique, Africa On Mozambique's Bazaruto Archipelago Kuta Katila means, "Roll your reed mat out on the sand, lay back and relax." Always ready to follow local customs, Joseph does exactly that at the Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa on Bazaruto Island and at the Azura Resort on Benguerra Island. Joseph continues to practice the fine art of Kuta Katila on the sparkling beaches and in the turquoise waters of the Bazaruto Marine National Park. Snorkeling, sailing, horseback riding and sand-boarding down 100-meter high dunes are activities that are all on the agenda, as well as, a sunset swim with horses. Activities aside, as always, the highlight of the show is Joseph's friendly encounters with the islands' people and the opportunity to share cultural experiences. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian [#112] Pizza Extravaganza! Say "goodbye" to unhealthy fast food pizza and "hello" to a new classic easily prepared at home at a fraction of the price. In this episode Toni takes viewers on a Pizza Extravaganza including: Potato Sage Pizza, Pizza Margherita, and Pan-Fried Pizza. duration 26:30   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#204] Loving Lamb Lamb's richness and versatility delight the palates of foodies all over the world, but only if the right method of cooking is applied to the right cut of meat. Keller de-mystifies the art of cooking with lamb with a slow-cooked shank steeped in the flavors of France, followed by a cumin-scented rack of lamb. Recipes: Braised Lamb Shank Provencal; Cumin-Scented Rack of Lamb in a Honey-Red Wine Sauce. duration 28:06   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#105] Marcel Desaulniers Chef and author, Marcel Desaulniers of The Trellis in Williamsburg, VA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Desaulniers creates a white chocolate pattycake with chocolate tulips. The viewers are told when selecting white chocolate be sure the ingredients include cocoa butter. Desaulniers demonstrates how to make chocolate tulips by dipping balloons into melted dark chocolate. duration 25:28   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2323] From Guy's Garden/Dell'orto Di Gaetano With perfect, pristine peppers from Guy's Garden, Mary Ann goes nella cucina to make a vibrant, colorful Red Pepper Torte with Pepper Sauce. Then it's time to get creative with the perfect side dish: Sweet Peppers with Garlic and Mint. Need some heat? Stand back and get ready for Mary Ann's very own, spicy, hot, hot, hot Red Pepper Spread. duration 26:50   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends [#205Z] Family Favorites Chef Rick Moonen of RM Seafood in Las Vegas makes his favorite New England Clam Chowder. Then Chef Nick shares a couple of family favorites: Andrew's Mac n Cheese and his Special Burger. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#107] Sensible Shopping Bulk up on fresh produce the next time you shop, because you'll be inspired to start canning again. It's easy, economical and a healthy way to stock your pantry. Michele Beschen is joined by her brother, Rory Brown, to share the easy, economical and healthy ways to stock your pantry with do it yourself jams, vegetable stocks and a healthy spread alternative apple butter. duration 26:26   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#205H] Drop-Leaf Table The Drop-Leaf Table featured in this episode has a lot of bang for the buck. Not only is the shaker-type style beautiful to look at, but the finger joints are fun to learn how to make. To get inspiration for this project, Tommy takes a Road Trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to see drop-leaf and gate-leg tables from centuries past. Back in the shop, Tommy is joined by Chuck Bender of The Acanthus Workshop in Pennsylvania. duration 27:38   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting [#1802] Crazy Quilts Scissor Holder Sewing educator Diane Aholt shows Marianne how to crazy quilt in a machine embroidery hoop. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Quilting Arts [#1001] Modern Day Quilting Contemporary quilters are redefining just what modern means. First, Heather Jones presents a scrappy contemporary log cabin pillow with a modern quilt aesthetic. Then, meet Deborah Boschert for illuminated letters-using text as a design element for one-of-a-kind quilts. She presents a technique for creating monograms and initial letters out of foil paper. We finish up with expert Ana Buzzalino for the first of her machine quilting tutorials. Today she reviews accessories that make machine quilting easier. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1121H] Rakutaian-Kobe Anyone who goes to Japan knows about Kobe beef, that wonderful marbled beef found in only one small region in Japan. In this episode of Simply Ming, Chef Ming Tsai goes on the road to find out why this beef is so special - and then cooks at one of the best beef restaurants in Osaka, Rakutaian. duration 27:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#304H] Meals in a Minute Pati is a busy mom on the go. If you're a mom that likes to cook for your family AND take your kids to school, practice and everywhere else, you need a few quick and easy meals in your arsenal. Pati's oldest sister, Karen, shares a few tips as they visit her favorite restaurant in Mexico City. Then back at home, Pati shows us some of her go-to weekly dishes. Recipe 1: Tortilla Soup; Recipe 2: Tuna Casserole; Recipe 3: Triply Limey Pound Cake; Recipe 4: Papaya Relish. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#105H] Butchering Fifth-generation New York City butcher Evan Lobel joins Martha for a master class on meat. Together, they teach viewers how to choose and cook the best cuts of meat, from tender to lean. Not only will this episode make you a better cook, but it will save you money as well. Martha and Evan demonstrate some of the most useful butchering techniques, including cutting up a whole chicken, spatchcocking a Cornish game hen, butterflying a leg of lamb, butchering a beef tenderloin and making medallions from a pork loin. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#105H] Classics with a Twist Lidia's reinventing Italian classics. Learn to make Lidia's fresh Mozzarella salad not with tomatoes but Celery and walnuts instead. She puts a spin on the classic Pappa al Pomodoro from Maremma by adding clams! Plus, a crowd-pleasing Zucchini Parmigiana, a delicious variation of on tried and true eggplant version. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home [#115] Souffles Julia and Jacques demonstrate the art, and the adventure, of the souffle. Julia extends the classic cheese souffle to super-height... & Jacques creates a light, fluffy flavorful scallop and cheese souffle in a large casserole. For dessert, a chocolate souffle and cream roulade. Twinkies were never this good! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#119H] Game Day Venison Steaks In Sweet-Sour Sauce; Skillet Duck With Red Oak Salad; Sauteed Rabbit With Morels And Pearl Onions. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#209] Wild Mushroom Lasagna & Grilled Pepper Salad Joanne unlocks the mystery of preparing lasagna using dry pasta for her student Aggie, and gives a hands-on lesson on grilling peppers over the gas stove. Recipes: lasagne with wild mushrooms, leeks, and gorgonzola, grilled salad with peppers, olives, and caperberries. Student: Aggie Gettys - Music Industry Promoter. Wine Segment: Pinot Noir with rich foods. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#608H] Irish Country Cooking Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Guinness Beef Stew. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for whisks. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make perfect Brown Soda Bread. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Pioneers of Television [#403] Breaking Barriers This episode traces the story of people of color on American television - including the mid-1960s breakthroughs of African Americans Diahann Carroll ("Julia") and Bill Cosby ("I Spy"). Latino landmarks range from "I Love Lucy" with Desi Arnaz to "Miami Vice" with Edward James Olmos. Also featured are Asian-Americans like George Takei ("Star Trek"), who details his youth spent in a Japanese internment camp. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 pm
    Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter This program follows the creation of the San Francisco Opera's production of "The Bonesetter's Daughter," composed by Stewart Wallace, with a libretto by best-selling novelist Amy Tan. Based on Tan's book of the same name, the opera is an ambitious cross-cultural tour de force that brings together artists from China and the United States to tell the deeply moving story of Tan's family history. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Pacific Heartbeat [#204] Hula: The Language of the Heart The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, often referred to as the "Olympics of Hula," is a four day competition and exhibition that showcases the elegance, power, and rich storytelling that this ancient art form beholds. This program, which highlights the 2012 festival winners, will present an entertaining yet thought-provoking look at hula's role in the past, present, and future of Hawai'i's people. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Sosua: Make A Better World This program tells the story of Dominican and Jewish teenagers in New York City's Washington Heights neighborhood, who, together with the legendary theater director Liz Swado, staged a musical about the Dominican Republic's rescue of 800 Jews from Hitler. Award-winning filmmakers Peter Miller and Renee Silverman interweave this little-known - and racially complex - Holocaust story with an intimate, behind-the scenes portrait of the making of the theater production. duration 56:17   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#402H] Victoria, Australia Joseph catches the urban beat of Victoria's capital, Melbourne, then heads out on the Great Ocean Road to take in the natural scenery and survey the village scene in coastal towns. From the Shipwreck Coast through Victoria's wine country to the heart of Grampians National Park he travels in search of the best of Victoria. In addition to his town adventures, his journey takes him from one natural area to another in hot pursuit of Australia's wildlife where he has close encounters with kangaroos, koalas and emus. Along the way he is introduced to the original inhabitants and stewards of this great big land down under -- Australia's aboriginal people. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Rudy Maxa's World [#101] Delhi & Agra, India India is the world's "it" country. Tumultuous, colorful, and fragrant, northern India is a mosaic of urban and rural life. "You can put a camera down almost anywhere in India and let it run for two hours," Rudy Maxa says, "and when you return, you'll have a film to rival an 'Indiana Jones' movie." From the serene beauty of one man's love poem to a woman, the Taj Mahal, to the crowded alleys of downtown New Delhi, India is a feast for the senses. Maxa discovers temples straight out of Disneyland and consults a street astrologer who tells him he will live a long life but his hotel room number is not an auspicious one. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#409H] Vienna In Europe's classiest capital we'll tiptoe through the palace of Maria Theresa and be dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels. Then we'll picnic on the Danube, nibble strudel in an old world cafe, blush at slinky Art Nouveau, and waltz to the three-four beat of Johann Strauss. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#405] Eastern Switzerland One of the best-kept secrets in European travel, Eastern Switzerland is picturesque and uncrowded. You'll visit the finest Baroque abbey in Switzerland, a textile center that still produces some of the best embroidery, and one of the greatest couture houses in Europe. You meet a group of sculptors who are uncovering the history of a famous Greek statue, discover how dulcimers are made and played, and see the ultimate democracy in action. duration 27:09   STEREO TVG
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