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KQED Life: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#510H] Copenhagen Denmark's capital is the most fun-loving in Scandinavia. As we get to know Copenhagen, we'll discover reminders of its Viking history and symbols of its proudly independent ways today. We'll stroll through Europe's first great pedestrian zone, ogle crown jewels in the palace and take a bike ride through a famous hippie squatter community, finishing at Copenhagen's full-time carnival, Tivoli Gardens. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#801] Cruising The Danube River cruising has become one of the best ways to see Europe and at a great price. Burt takes viewers on a cruise down the Danube. He started in the Hungarian capital of Budapest and returned back to Budapest eight days later. While the ship was on the river it made stops in Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, Vienna the capital of Austria, Durnstein, Melk, as well as Grein, Linz and Passau. This show gives you a unique insight into river cruising while stopping for all the sites on the way. duration 25:17   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Coming Back with Wes Moore [#102] Fitting In Host Wes Moore reflects on the idea of fitting in when you and the home you are returning to is fundamentally changed by war. Wes follows up with Andy Clark as he prepares to return to Afghanistan as a military contractor and Brad Farnsley as he struggles to accept his situation at the Warrior Transition Unit.
    He also meets Bobby Henline, who's body was more than 40% burned when his Humvee was hit by an IED and has since found himself on stage as a stand-up comedian. But he still struggles with PTSD, which is making it difficult to cope with his tumultuous family life and straining his relationship with his wife.
    Taylor Urruela lost his right leg to an IED two days before he was set to leave and now has a prosthetic limb. He now attends the University of Tampa to study Sports Management, while at the same time plans to try out for their baseball team.
    Earl Johnson is determined to use the skills he learned in the military to remake his neighborhood - Baltimore's infamous Oliver. Working with Operation Oliver, he cleans up trash, boards up abandoned homes, and works as a conduit between the police and drug dealers. But his zealous drive is putting a tremendous strain on his relationship with his wife, Zina. And his past military service also comes into question, revealing a series of secrets that even his wife is unaware of.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Escape from a Nazi Death Camp October 14th 2013 was the 70th anniversary of an event that shook the Nazi party to its core. In east Poland, at the remote Nazi death camp of Sobibor, 300 Jewish prisoners staged a bloody break out. To mark the anniversary, this film travels back Sobibor with the last remaining survivors to reveal their extraordinary story of courage, desperation and determination. The film uses brutally honest drama-reconstruction and first hand testimony to reveal the incredible escape story. The multi-layered plot unfolds like a Hollywood blockbuster - from the last-minute change to the escape plan forced by an unexpected arrival of a train load of SS soldiers, to the systematic luring of individual camp guards to separate locations and different, highly creative deaths, yet every terrible and inspiring moment of this story is absolutely true. duration 56:46   SRND51 TV14-V
  • 3:00 am
    Frontline [#3212H] United States of Secrets, Part Two In part 2, Frontline explores the role of Silicon Valley in the National Security Agency's dragnet. As big technology companies encouraged users to share more and more information about their lives, they created a trove of data that could be useful not simply to advertisers, but also to the government.The revelations of NSA contractor Edward Snowden would push Silicon Valley into the center of a debate over privacy and government surveillance. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 4:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1520H] God Loves Uganda This film explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda's terrifying turn towards the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVM (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#111] Mendoza, Argentina The heart of Argentine wine country is nestled in a valley beneath the snow-capped Andes whose iconic summit, Aconcagua, is the highest in the Western hemisphere. Glacial runoff from the mountain range feeds the miles of vineyards that, along with fruit and vegetable farms, blanket the lowlands. Rudy drives into the thin air of the Andes, visiting the graveyard of those who died trying to summit Aconcagua. His choice for high-altitude adventure: getting soaked while whitewater rafting. Back at sea level, he meets winemakers whose well-priced and elegant Malbecs are shaking up the world's wine market. A lunch of grilled meats prepared by gauchos in the middle of a vineyard is a reminder that the cowboy life is very much alive in this stunning region. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#223] Reach for the Sky Invigorate body and mind with a great head to toe stretch as you reach for the sky and Breathe! duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#75] 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 [#76] 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 [#102] Legs - Version One With Paschimottanasana, Janu Sirasana, Ardha Baddhu Padma, and others. duration 27:28   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1202] Healthy Aging A variety of unique exercises are introduced which are all designed to promote healthy aging. duration 27:43   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#929H] Weight Loss: Hips, Knees & Foot Workout duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#801] Cruising The Danube River cruising has become one of the best ways to see Europe and at a great price. Burt takes viewers on a cruise down the Danube. He started in the Hungarian capital of Budapest and returned back to Budapest eight days later. While the ship was on the river it made stops in Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, Vienna the capital of Austria, Durnstein, Melk, as well as Grein, Linz and Passau. This show gives you a unique insight into river cruising while stopping for all the sites on the way. duration 25:17   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#510H] Copenhagen Denmark's capital is the most fun-loving in Scandinavia. As we get to know Copenhagen, we'll discover reminders of its Viking history and symbols of its proudly independent ways today. We'll stroll through Europe's first great pedestrian zone, ogle crown jewels in the palace and take a bike ride through a famous hippie squatter community, finishing at Copenhagen's full-time carnival, Tivoli Gardens. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#502] Oahu and Kauai Sunning, swimming, surfing and boating at Waikiki Beach are just the start in Honolulu. Rudy explores Hawaii's Polynesian roots at the venerable Bishop Museum, remembers WWII history at Pearl Harbor, and pays homage to King Kamehameha. From Oahu we head north to Kauai, "The Garden Island" whose sheer beauty screams "tropical paradise." Rudy hikes the Waimea Canyon and kayaks past traditional Hawaiian villages. The Allerton Gardens show off rare tropical plants, and restored homes of planters recall days when sugar was king. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#513H] Rwanda - In Search of Chimpanzees Joseph continues his Rwanda adventure and turns his attention to the region's other primate populations. Chimpanzee, Olive Baboons, Mona, Blue and Black and White Colobus Monkeys are just a few of the thirteen primate species that populate the Nyungwe National Park. The rest of the area's flora and fauna is equally impressive with more than 140 orchid species and 275 bird species, dozens of them found only in the highlands of Central Africa. In addition to the wildlife wonders, Joseph has personal encounters in the local Banda (thatched-hut) communities and meets the reclusive and vanishing Batwa people. In Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, Joseph highlights the 1994 Rwanda genocide and the efforts that the country has made to overcome its past at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#102] Bountiful Brunch Buffet Host Laura Theodore prepares her healthy, delicious, and budget friendly brunch. "Blueberry Mini Biscuits," are served along side authentic tasting "No Egg Scramble." Crispy "Cashew French Toast" served with warmed organic maple syrup is next up on the menu. Simple side dishes include "Tomato Basil Pinwheel" and "Fancy Fruit Salad." Perfect to serve as a mid-day family meal or festive get-together. When it's not breakfast and it's not lunch...it's brunch! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#217] Mayonnaise Heaven Chef Keller's famed Burger Bar restaurant serves up gallons of mayonnaise every day, all made from scratch because it allows them to use only the best ingredients. After demonstrating the super-easy technique of homemade mayonnaise, Chef Keller shows what to do with it by making zucchini fries and the most famous fish stew in the world. Recipes: Homemade Mayonnaise, Aioli, Rouille; Zucchini Fries; Bouillabaisse. duration 28:28   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#205] Marjus Farbinger Chef Julia Child observes as pastry chef and master teacher Markus Farbinger creates a classic Viennese Pastry flavored with an espresso batter and layered with meringue. He also demonstrates how to make a decorative yet edible garnish of baskets made out of caramel, which are then filled with fruit. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2110] Classic Pasta of Liguria/La Pasta Classica Da Liguria Food writer and book author Laura Schenone brings a unique Ligurian recipe to Mary Ann's kitchen, where together they prepare delicate pasta wafers called Corzetti served in a delicate garlic and olive oil sauce. Mary Ann adds to the fun with Panzoti, an almond-stuffed little ravioli swimming in a butter sauce. Bravissima Laura e Marianna, e bravissima Liguria! duration 27:09   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#220H] Dinner for Two Shopping and cooking for two has its own challenges, but Sara has tips and tricks to make these intimate dinners both easy and romantic. Chicken Saltimbocca with Artichoke Sauce is so elegant yet so easy - thin strips of chicken, sage and prosciutto enveloped in a creamy Marsala-based artichoke sauce. Eggs Baked in Red Wine is a cozy, classic French recipe, perfect for dinner by the fireplace. And end the meal with a Warm Chocolate Cheesecake that's simply seductive. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#207] What's Up with Wheatgrass Michele gets schooled on how to go about drinking her "greens". Her friend Kerri Rush, "the local wheatgrass girl", shares the wonderful benefits of wheatgrass. She shows us how to grow it, how to juice it and some tasty recipes that even kids enjoy. duration 25:15   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1209H] Demonstrating Uses for a Router/Replacing An Air Conditioning Unit Tom demonstrates many uses for a router. Richard replaces an air conditioning unit that freezes when it runs. And the guys ask, "What is it?" duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2707] Winter Lace Soft snowy trees and shrubs of winter; Bob Ross paints this masterpiece inside a dome-like shape on the canvas. duration 27:44   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2708] Pastel Seascape Bob Ross composes a fantastic seashore-in-an-oval that literally glows with delightful color. duration 28:06   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#906Z] Iris Tsai & Roasting Whole Birds Ming drops into the heart of Napa Valley, where some of the best grapes are grown, producing some of the best wines around. He is joined in the kitchen by his mom, Iris Tsai. Together they cook on they fly, showing how to master cooking whole birds on the grill. And where better to pair wines with their dishes than in Napa? Veteran wine-maker Chris Howell, joins Ming and his Mom at Cain Vineyard where he shows them how he blends boutique red wines that match perfectly with the dishes they've grilled up: Tea-Smoked Whole Duck and Tea-Smoked Marinated Chicken. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#909H] Oaxacan Cheese Primer In Mexico, cheese is all about fresh cheese. So fresh, in fact, that Rick planned his cheese making with two local women in the village of Rojas around the milking of the alfalfa-fed cows. We see that uber-fresh milk turned into the sweet, tender curds known as queso fresco and the tangy, salty quesillo (string cheese) so ubiquitous to many Oaxacan specialties. In his Chicago home kitchen, Rick encourages viewers to try their own hand at fresh cheese. As a reward, he creates a simple dinner featuring the just-made cheeses as well as salsas from his grill with salad from the garden. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#113H] Muffins and Popovers Breakfasts and brunches call for homemade muffins or popovers. Martha makes her blueberry muffins two ways, flavored with a little spice or finished with a crumb topping. She then demonstrates how to make airy popovers, equally suited to serving with fresh blueberry preserves or savory creamed spinach. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#122H] Chicken Three Ways This episode is all about chicken! Lidia shows viewers how to make an easy poached Chicken Breast Salad. Shells with zucchini and Chicken, plus an elegant Sicilian-influenced dish - Chicken Breasts with Orange and Gaeta Olives. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#135] Jody Adams and Joachim Splichal Executive chef of Rialto at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Jody Adams, and chef/owner of Patina in Los Angeles, Joachim Splichal, visit Julia Child in her kitchen. For a light first course, Adams creates Carta Musica - a flat bread with a tossed salad. Splichal prepares a Mushroom Potato Lasagna, using chanterelles as the filler between potato slices with a butter and vegetable sauce. duration 25:34   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#216] Smooth Food With daughter Claudine visiting the kitchen, Jacques uses local blue cheese to make Mini Savory Cheesecakes on Arugula. Even when Claudine fails to coat the sides of the souffle dishes with breadcrumbs, they can still be unmolded for serving! Steamed Scrod Packages in Pimiento Sauce and Butternut Squash Saute complete the menu's savory dishes leaving a comforting Tapioca Banana Coconut Pudding for dessert. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#222] Grilled Sea Bass with Romesco & Summer Vegetables Joanne gives her student John a hands-on cooking lesson on grilling fish and vegetables indoors, and teaches him how to prepare a Spanish-inspired sauce. Recipes: grilled sea bass with almond romesco, grilled summer vegetables. Student: John Washko - Hotel Entrepreneur. Wine Segment: Contrast and compliment in wine pairing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1310H] Spicy Fall Sweets Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Pumpkin Bread. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of molasses. Next, science expert Guy Crosby explains the science of baking soda. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to perfect Gingersnaps. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#33102H] Tonight on Nightly Business Report, McDonald's meets with shareholders who want to know how the company plans to increase sales while protestors outside demand higher wages. And, why are prescription drugs so expensive and what should be done about it? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#908H] Capo's, Bistro Liaison and La Mar Deep dish pizzas are king at Capo's in North Beach, where a retro Chicago theme inspires the menu and the decor. Next, a little slice of Paris awaits you in Berkeley at Bistro Liaison, where bouillabaisse and boeuf bourguignon are the cr?me de la cr?me. Finally, Peruvian spot La Mar on San Francisco's Embarcadero serves up sea-to-shore selections with a San Francisco twist. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Bee Gees: One Night Only The Bee Gees, in this glossy musical and visual event, perform their biggest singles from the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s, plus songs from their recent CD, Still Waters. Taped at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in November 1997, the concert features the timeless harmonies of Robin, Barry, and the late Maurice Gibb, and includes a special appearance by guest artist Celine Dion, performing "Immortality." Counted among the most successful musical groups of all time, the Bee Gees are the only recording artists to write and produce six straight number-one singles, and the first composers to have five songs in the Top Ten at the same time.

    With a string of hit singles, the Bee Gees became pop stars in the late 1960s. But their participation on the soundtrack of the generation-defining film Saturday Night Fever shot them to mega-stardom in the mid-'70s. Featuring a slew of pop/disco standards like "Stayin' Alive, " "Night Fever" and "How Deep is Your Love," the album remains the biggest selling soundtrack in history, with 40 million copies sold to date.

    The Bee Gees continued their success into the '80s and'90s, with platinum albums like Spirits Having Flown and successful collaborations with the likes of Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick and Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers. In 1997 they were inducted into the Rock ' n' Roll Hall of Fame, and received career achievement awards from the American Music Awards and World Music Awards - tributes to the lasting quality of their work.

    Song List: You Should Be Dancing, Alone, Massachusetts, To Love Somebody, I've Gotta Get a Message to You, Words, Islands in the Stream, Don't Throw it All Away, NightFever, More Than a Woman, Lonely Days, New York Mining Disaster 1941, I Can't See Nobody, And the Sun Will Shine, Nights on Broadway, Heart breaker, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, Immortality, Tragedy, I Started a Joke, Grease, Jive Talkin', How Deep is Your Love, Stayin' Alive, You Should Be Dancing.
    duration 1:29:49   STEREO
  • 9:30 pm
    Brit Floyd: Live at Red Rocks Recorded in August 2013 at Colorado's famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The Brit Floyd phenomenon has been embraced by fans as the world's foremost Pink Floyd tribute show, this 12-piece band will take you back to the '60s and '70s as they re-create a live concert, that defined the rock era. duration 1:29:46   STEREO
  • 11:00 pm
    Clouds of Grace: Yosemite Water This beautifully edited film by world-renown filmmaker Sterling Johnson, photographed over a period of 13 years, was shot entirely in Yosemite National Park, and is a masterpiece to be watched again and again. The glorious waterfalls, pristine lakes, and sparkling streams, along with Yosemite's immense rock mountains, create a deep sense of awe at Yosemite's natural beauty. This visual and emotional experience is simply breathtaking. Diane and David Arkenstone and Ah* Nee*Mah have combined their many talents to provide the rhythmic, melodic, and pulsating Native American-inspired music. duration 55:53   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#20109] (original broadcast date: 5/22/14)
    An hour with Chuck Hagel, US Secretary of Defense
    duration 56:47   STEREO TVRE
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