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KQED Life: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#703H] Rome: Back-Street Riches In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights. duration 26:46   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
  • 1:00 am
    Mind of A Chef, The [#105H] Rotten David Chang shows that fresh is not the only way to be delicious. He travels to San Sebastian, Spain, to exhibit his experiment in rot: pork butabushi. In the kitchen, his pastry chef shows that the best flavor in a banana cream pie comes from rotten bananas. Finally, Rene Redzepi cooks a "garbage plate" using potatoes left in the ground months longer than what is considered fresh. duration 25:47   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:30 am
    Chef's Life [#111H] Collard Green Queen Vivian spends the morning with her neighbors, the Mills brothers, participating in their 100-year-old all-male family tradition of making collard kraut. Vivian visits Warren at Brother's farm to talk about the Eastern Carolina ingredient with a cult following, the cabbage collard. Vivian prepares for an event called Terra Vita, where she will serve three courses to 100 people and make collards the star they deserve to be. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Lidia Celebrates America [#102H] Weddings: Something Borrowed, Something New In the continuing tradition of celebrating culture through food, this second special focuses on the traditions surrounding weddings. The first sequence features an African-American wedding in New Orleans complete with marching brass band and traditional regional cuisine that includes jambalaya, crawfish and pralines.
    Next there's an Asian Indian-American wedding that features actor Mario Cantone, who played a wedding planner in TV's "Sex in the City." Also featured in this portion of the film is Indian actress and food writer Madhur Jaffrey who teaches Lidia about the classic Indian wedding dishes, including tandoori specials, seafood kebabs and a variety of Indian breads.
    The third wedding features a Korean-American wedding with celebrity fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi,who creates a special outfit for Lidia to wear to this wedding. There is also added commentary and perspective on Korean culture from Survivor winner and host of "America Revealed", Yul Kwon.
    The final wedding in the program offers the opportunity to examine the marriage of two cultures - Irish-American and Italian-American. The wedding is a classic mix of Irish and Italian cultures with music and food represented from each.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Lidia Celebrates America [#201H] Freedom and Independence Join host and chef Lidia Bastianich and her celebrity cast as she celebrates independence and freedom with different cultures across America. The celebrity cast includes: actress Anna Deavere Smith, opera singer Renee Fleming, singer Martha Wainwright, chef Jacques Pepin, actor Alex Mapa and former Olympic athlete Nadia Comaneci. duration 56:20   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1326] We Were Here When AIDS came to San Francisco in the early 1980s, the city became a war zone. Friends and family members were struck down in their prime by a mostly mysterious illness for which there was no cure. But the community -- hippies, drag queens, lesbians, moms and dads, doctors and nurses -- came together when the nation's leaders looked the other way and built an unprecedented system of love, care, and compassion. Their tireless fight is a testament to the capacity of people working together to rise to an unthinkable occasion. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TV14-L (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#204H] Uzbekistan In what is perhaps the series' most colorful and exotic episode, Rudy Maxa takes viewers along the Silk Road in this country that's an emerging economy in Central Asia. Marvel at eye-popping mosques built centuries ago and impeccably restored during Soviet occupation of the country. Rudy joins friends for the preparation of the national dish, plov, and visit the simple yurt of a young family living on an isolated desert plain. Explore trade-route cities whose names summon images of ancient times: Samarkand, Khiva, and Bukhara. This is a front-row seat on a country trying to balance Islam with modern society, an autocratic government with democratic demands. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 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 [#113] 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 [#114] 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 [#121] Flow - Version Five With Sun salutation A, Sun salutation B, variations holding and with legs. duration 27:41   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1301] Kinesthetic Awareness This Sit and Be Fit episode focuses on the importance of kinesthetic awareness and weight shifting as they relate to balance. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#1018H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 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
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#703H] Rome: Back-Street Riches In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#108] Paris Rudy escorts us through Paris, the city of style, art and pastries. We experience extraordinary art - the Impressionist collection at the Musee D'Orsay and the garden sculpture at the Rodin Museum. Then we hit the sites from Notre Dame to the Pompidou Center to the Eiffel Tower. We stroll through the parks, markets and cafes in this city where everyday life is art. Rudy leads us to intimate neighborhoods such as the Marais and its lovely Place des Vosges, the bohemian Latin Quarter and artistic Montmartre. Tips on riding the Metro and shopping for the essentials - bread, cheese, ham and pastries. duration 28:39   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#706H] Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Bonjour, Montreal "Bonjour" means good day in French and it is always a good day in the French speaking Canadian province of Quebec, especially in the lively cosmopolitan city of Montreal. By taking to Montreal's streets, neighborhoods, natural places and waterways, Joseph discovers that joie du vivre is not just a French phrase; it's a way of life in Montreal. And summer is the time for celebrating. From music and dance to fireworks and circus acts, festivals abound! In addition, to the official celebrations every one of the scores of cultural neighborhoods throws a party! Extraordinary markets, majestic cathedrals, trendy cafes, the Latin quarter, a 70's era drum circle, activities on the St. Lawrence and warm fun-loving people all add up to a joyful time in Montreal. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Christina [#111] Your Holiday Survival Baking cookies for Santa, the cookie swap, the holiday feast; parties, tree trimming, candle-lit feasts celebrating light...and the New Year. How do we celebrate and not lose our health or gain ten pounds? Stick with me. We'll create festive dishes, healthy versions of classic cookies and toast the New Year in style. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#311] Beef Wellington Chef Keller prepares his favorite holiday dinner main course: Beef Wellington, a French classic that never goes out of style along with a delicious and colorful vegetable stew. Recipes: Beef Wellington; Sauteed Vegetables with String Beans and Shiitakes. duration 28:59   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#311] Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid Toronto bakers, Jeffrey Alfor and Naomi Duguid, and cookbook author Beatrice Ojakangas visit this week's episode to make naan and Swedish hardtack, types of flat breads. duration 24:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2205] Festival of the Seven Fishes/La Festa Dei Sette Pesci Mayor of Boston Thomas M. Menino and Mary Ann celebrate their Italian American heritage by preparing a Christmas Eve banquet called "The Feast of the Seven Fishes." Starting with baccala, then skillet fried shrimp, then tuna, smelts, swordfish, calamari and clams, the tradition continues, and so do their appetites! duration 26:56   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    New Scandinavian Cooking [#406H] The Grain Belt of the Country Andreas visits Nes in Eastern Norway, the grain belt of the country. Andreas makes slow-cooked pig knuckle with malty, beer-flavored peas and spelt. Employing the popular practice of inland fishing, Andreas makes a salad of sprouting grains and pan-fried zander fish (a close relative of the perch). He also creates a malt shake, and for the main course, an oven-baked pork roast with crackling. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#313] Natural Babies Michele shares her experiences with their newest little one and talks everything from cloth diapers, the benefits of babywearing, and do it yourself baby foods, to healthy bedding, clothing and toy options. She shows how keeping things simple keeps things healthy, happy and economical. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Woodsmith Shop [#612] Morris Chair Join the editors of Woodsmith magazine as they show you the tips and techniques to create this heirloom Morris chair. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2707] Knock Out Knits, Part 1 Use a little creativity to make stylish changes to a basic knit T-shirt. Donna Fenske, guest designer, and Nancy create easy knit ruffles using several different methods to gather and finish them. They accent tees using ruffles terraced on the yoke, down the front, and to complement a round or V-neckline. These clever ruffle variations produce "knock out" T-shirt fashions that are simple to sew, and easy on your budget. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2708] Knock Out Knits, Part 2 Learn to make trendy flounces, ruffles, and pleats to update a basic tee. Light as a feather flounces created with circles, soft graceful ruffled strips, and easy retro pleats are among the flattering variations used to create upscale T-shirt fashions. Nancy and Designer Donna Fenske make stylish tees with ease using updated techniques, a little effort, and a lot of creative know-how. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#925Z] Shermay Lee & Peranakan Cooking Ming explores Peranakan cooking in Singapore with chef and cookbook author Shermay Lee whose cooking is living proof that grandmothers know best. Sharing with Ming her grandmother's decades old recipe for a traditional dish, Shermay takes us, and Ming, on a culinary adventure. From finding ingredients in an outdoor market to using her family's timeworn mortar and pestle, this episode highlights the culinary history and the exotic flavors found only in Singapore. duration 27:51   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#210H] Lip-Smacking Mexican Meal By adding a few key Mexican ingredients to what you'd normally find in an all-American pantry and fridge, you get these to-die-for, lip-smacking dishes. Chicken a la Trash; Everyday Green Salad; Impossible Chocoflan. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#213H] Shrimp In this episode, Martha offers a primer on a favorite crustacean. She explains which varieties of shrimp to buy and how to store them, plus whether to cook them with or without the shell and how to devein them. Basic cooking techniques result in delicious recipes for shrimp cocktail, an updated version of scampi, a traditional shrimp boil and simple grilled shrimp. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#222H] Three Favorite Pastas Lidia cooks Pasta e fagioli, Bucatini Amatriciana and Tagliatelle Bolognese. She heads to Italy to learn how to make pasta from the experts and also visits Seghesio Vineyards in California, to meet one of the most long-standing winemaking families in the Sonoma Valley. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#201] Esther McManus Esther McManus of Le Bus restaurant in Philadelphia makes a "real" French croissant. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#106H] Special Spuds Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Potato Ragout; Gratin Dauphinoise; Cream Puff Potatoes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#115H] Gingerly Joanne introduces her student Ron to the versatility of the often overlooked gingerroot, greeting him with poached shrimp with a mango dipping sauce made with freshly grated ginger. It is then brought together with mussels steamed with mustard greens, lemon grass, and ginger with grilled bread and ginger aioli. Recipes: Shrimp with Mango Dipping Sauce, Mussels Steamed With Mustard Greens, Lemon Grass and Ginger, and Grilled Bread with Ginger Aioli. Student: Ron Martin, Fire Chief. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1321H] Short Ribs and Chops Hit The Grill Test cook Julia Collin Davison show host Christopher Kimball how to make Easy Grilled Boneless Pork Chops. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for pressure cookers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Grill-Roasted Beef Short Ribs, and gadget guru Lisa reviews her favorite knife accessories. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Queen Victoria's Children [#101H] A Domestic Tyrant Queen Victoria and Prince Albert shared a passionate marriage but historians claim that behind closed doors their domestic life was a battlefield. Spanning 60 years, this family saga tells a tale of manipulation, conflict, intimidation, emotional blackmail and fevered attempts by Victoria's children to escape the clutches of their domineering and needy mother.The series draws on the written material and photographs the family left behind to bring the characters and complex relationships to life. duration 1:01:40   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:03 pm
    Queen Victoria's Children [#102H] Princes Will Be Princes This episode focuses on Victoria's relationship with her sons and how, after Albert's death, they struggled to live up to his model of purity. It explores Victoria's difficult relationship with her eldest son Bertie, whom she blamed for Albert's death, believing his sexual indiscretions to have fatally weakened her husband. It also examines her relationship with her son Leopold, the physically weak but spirited hemophiliac who put up the most determined effort to break free from his mother's control. Ultimately, the idea of monarchy based on purity is put to the test as the philandering Bertie comes to the throne. duration 1:01:45   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:06 pm
    Born to Royalty When Prince William married Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011, millions of people watched the couple take their vows in Westminster Abbey. When, 19 months later, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child - a child that will one day be King - the news made headlines around the World. In this insightful documentary, we celebrate the birth of William and Kate's baby, the great-grandchild of Elizabeth II with a fascinating portrait of the life that lies ahead for the child who is born to reign. duration 1:19:03   STEREO
  • 10:30 pm
    PBS Previews: The Roosevelts This program previews Ken Burns' upcoming film, The Roosevelts. Using a celebrity host to introduce each "chapter" of the show, clips from the series, combined with interviews and behind-the-scenes material, it showcases the content of the series and what goes in to making a Ken Burns epic. The 7-part, 14-hour series premieres in the Fall of 2014. duration 26:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    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)
  • 11:30 pm
    Rudy Maxa's World [#205H] South Africa: Cape Town Cape Town is a nexus of cultures in a setting so stunning, it's called the "new California" or "Africa's Riviera." Where else in the world can you wake up in a cosmopolitan city, spend the afternoon with penguins, ride a funicular to the edge of a continent, and watch the sun set from a beach with a glass of local wine in hand? From the dizzying heights of the city's iconic symbol, Table Mountain, to the rugged cliffs and wild flowers of the Cape Peninsula, this episode captures the natural wonders that surround this city where an urbane waterfront contrasts with the nearby townships where most of Cape Town's three million residents live. This is an intimate look at a city reinventing itself as residents and government work to put the injustice of apartheid behind them. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#704H] Florence: Heart of the Renaissance 15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well. duration 26:46   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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