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KQED Life: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Saturday, May 20, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#301H] The Majesty of Madrid Madrid is studded with riches from its glory days. We tour the lavish Royal Palace, enjoy art-packed museums, and look deep into Picasso's greatest masterpiece. Experiencing Madrid at its fun-loving best, we' re mesmerized by flamenco dancers and munch on pigs' ears. Then, for a dose of Spain's dramatic history, we side-trip to El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. 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
    Curious Traveler [#205H] Curious Loire Valley When and why were so many stunning chateaux built in such a concentrated area in central France? Why is there a river running through Chateau de Chenonceau, and what do the ladies of the castle have to do with it? Why does Chateau de Chambord have 440 rooms, yet no one ever lived there? Why is there a porcupine over the entrance to Chateau d'Amboise? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    In The Americas with David Yetman [#405H] Heart of the Wilderness: Wyoming's Wind River Rang The Wind River Range in western Wyoming is the state's largest mountain range, nearly one hundred miles from north to south. With dozes of massive peaks, it is also home to the wildest country in the lower 48 states. Much of it is protected in wilderness, which David and his team commemorate on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964. On arriving, they visit ancient foothill sites where Shoshone Indians left examples of their art, historic locations of Indian battles, and scars of mines and ghost towns before plunging deep into the wilds of the Wind Rivers - on foot. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Born to Explore with Richard Wiese [#109H] Morocco: The Last Nomads Discover Morocco with explorer Richard Wiese on a Saharan adventure. Atop an Arabian stallion, he joins in the Fantasia, an annual tribal celebration of traditional horsemanship. He journeys through the Sahara to meet a family of Berber nomads; encounters classic Moroccan hospitality and finds out how nomadic people survive in the desert. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    Weekend Explorer [#401H] Glacier Country, Montana Travel spectacular Glacier Country in northwest Montana and go fly fishing in Missoula and mountain biking in the nearby Rattlesnake Wilderness Area, see American Buffalo and other wildlife at the NPS' National Bison Range, sail in a historic racing sloop on Flathead Lake, and take a traditional red bus tour of spectacular Glacier National Park. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 am
    Fringe Benefits [#104H] Buffalo Katie brings viewers along on a two-season adventure in and around Buffalo. We begin in the beautiful fall colors for a magical hike through an outdoor sculpture park and a visit to the 19th century at the largest museum in New York State. Katie explores Frank Lloyd Wright's Lake Erie masterpiece as it's remodeled. As the snow falls, we take a skiing lesson south of Buffalo, and visit an indoor desert and rainforest at the Botanical Gardens - on one of the coldest days of the year. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#309H] O'Hare Airport, Chicago, IL - Airport Travel Tips Colleen gives you an inside look at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, one of the busiest in the nation. With these airport travel tips, it's clear to see how traveling can be made a little easier. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi [#109H] Malaysia, Part 1 (Western Malaysia) Mickela discovers the diversity and multi-faceted cultural history in the metropolitan city of Kuala Lumpur, from its Chinese, Indian, and Malay dance influences. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    MN Original [#202H] Oil painter Leslie Barlow explores multiculturalism and identity through portraiture. Chai Lee performs and teaches the significance of the Qeej, an instrument widely known as a cultural symbol of Hmong identity. Amara Hark-Weber creates handmade custom shoes in traditional and conceptual designs. Multifaceted musician Eric Mayson accompanies a modern dance class at Zenon Dance and performs "Skyline" from his debut solo album Detail. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Reel South [#103H] Cotton Road Americans consume nearly 20 billion items of clothing each year, yet few of us know how our clothes are made, much less who produces them. This film follows the cotton commodity from South Carolina farms to Chinese factories, illuminating the people and processes behind a global supply chain. By Laura Kissel. duration 55:27   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#703] Lower Back Special (Part 2) Wai Lana focuses on strengthening the back muscles to prevent and relieve lower back pain. She'll show you how a strap can make sitting cross-legged easy duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#39] 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 [#40] 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 [#234] duration 26:57   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1507] Postural Alignment and Shoulder Stability This program features exercises that help increase postural awareness and stabilize the shoulders. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#801Z] Stretch All 600 Muscles duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3637H] duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Craftsman's Legacy [#102H] The Glassblower Host Eric Gorges visits a friend, April Wagner, a glassblower working in abstract art. Eric and April discuss the connection between making a sacrifice when starting up a business and the give-and-take that successful craft people must make and the rewards that eventually come. Eric learns how hot a glass studio can get and how to make a glass cup. duration 25:32   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3623H] Detroit | A Mason Steps Up Tommy uses a clever fix for some damaged oak flooring. Mark McCullough repairs the front steps. Kevin heads to a famous Detroit ceramic studio to see how they've been making tile for a century. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1523H] Clogged Pipe, Convection Heat A clogged drain has Richard fishing cameras through pipes to locate the problem. Scott warms up a chilly bathroom by installing an electric convection heater. Painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates a masking primer that leaves clean lines on a window. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#511H] Queen Anne Table Tommy MacDonald explores the beauty in woodworking. First, he visits the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, which is not only a testament to God but also to woodworking. Then back in the shop, he reinvents that beauty in a Queen Anne table, a classic with smooth, curved legs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    American Woodshop [#2410H] The Wall Desk and Room Organizer. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Urban Conversion [#206H] Alternative Building Topics: Large scale eco-building. After coming to terms with the fact that a family of four probably needs a bit of space, Rodman and Gina continue to explore what other types of alternative builds could be in their future. They are introduced to a family built rammed earth construction home, the benefits of retrofitting an existing build and learning about the environmental benefits of straw bale housing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    GardenSmart [#4704H] A unique way to remember our nation's history is through plants. Some have been around for generations, most likely because they're durable. Others may be forgotten, yet they deserve our attention. GardenSMART visits a lovely garden that is filled with beautiful, historic plants. A great show, be sure to tune in. duration 26:44   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden's EdibleFeast [#3602H] Memphis Memphis, Tennessee, is this week's destination. Visit an organic garden in a tough South Memphis neighborhood that has become a source of community unity. Learn about making the best possible hospital food from Chef Miles McMath, who brings fresh local food into the cafeterias at St. Jude's Hospital. Then expert gardeners John Petty and Michael Minnis teach viewers how to plant a burlap sack garden and how to save seeds. Finally, Chef Ryan Trimm serves up catfish, okra and succotash. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1611H] Farm School In this episode of Garden Home, P. Allen Smith explores how modern farmers are teaching the next generation the principles of sustainable farming. duration 27:14   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#804H] Gardening for Butterflies & Other Beneficial Insects (Atlanta, GA, Phoenix, AZ) Ask a gardener these days what's on their short list of upcoming projects, and they'll likely name the addition or expansion of a butterfly or pollinator garden. That's because the loss of their native habitats to urban sprawl and the widespread use of herbicides in commercial farming has decimated many of the plants these insects need to survive. As gardeners often do, they're now rising up in force in an effort to restore lost habitats across the country, starting in their own backyards. In this episode, we work alongside national experts to show ways we can all attract and help restore populations of these threatened insects. At the same time, we'll be increasing the beauty of our landscapes with native plants that our beneficial insects depend on. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#1204H] Take to the range in Wyoming where goats are essential to a cattle ranching operation. Haul in a sweet harvest of sugarcane in Louisiana. Travel back in time to find out about George Washington the farmer. Discover why bok choy should be a regular vegetable on your dinner table. duration 26:06   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#812H] San Antonio's Fiesta - Ole! Joseph and Julie travel to San Antonio, their favorite Texas town, for eleven days of parades, music, food, dance and celebration. During their stay they share their individual and mutual San Antonio stories. With more than 100 events and three million people attending, Fiesta is San Antonio's biggest party. Yet, it's a party with a purpose. Fiesta honors history, customs and traditions and is, above all, a celebration of community. Fiesta events benefit more than 100 non-profit organizations, which in turn aid San Antonians of every sex, age, race, creed and heritage. Viva Fiesta! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Craftsman's Legacy [#213H] The Furnituremaker Host Eric Gorges visits Alan Kaniarz, an innovator in the world of furniture design. Together they discuss the love of making furniture, environmentally conscious approaches to the craft and award-winning workmanship. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    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
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#310] France's Champagne Region The Champagne region of France bubbles over with fine wine, gourmet cuisine, picturesque towns and gothic spires. We base in Reims, home of the historic cathedral where French kings were crowned. From Reims, we tour wine country, visiting champagne producers both large and small. In the medieval town of Troyes, we shop for fine chocolate and discover a collection of modern art. North of Reims, the city of Charleville delights with its golden architecture and tradition of puppetry. Our final destination is the imposing fortress of Sedan, the largest castle in Europe. Tips on how to buy quality champagne and touring wine country. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#305H] London: Mod and Trad London is quintessentially English, yet cosmopolitan. We check out the new - the Millennium Bridge and the British Museum's Great Court, and admire the old - well-wrapped mummies and a rare Leonardo. After bantering with Beefeaters at the Tower of London, we do some riverside beach-combing. Strolling the trendy South Bank of the Thames takes us from the Tate Modern to the dizzying London Eye. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    On Story [#703H] A Conversation with Tony Hale Tony Hale, star of Arrested Development and Veep, discusses the collaborative environment of comedy. duration 26:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:30 pm
    Articulate with Jim Cotter [#103H] The Ghetto Potter The ceramics of Roberto Lugo pay homage to their classical past but are firmly rooted in the realities of his inner city upbringing.
    Changing Minds About Climate Change - Two artists are helping to reinvigorate the conversation about climate change by presenting its truths more... artfully.
    Gerald Busby's Lust for Life - Composer Gerald Busby could not have guessed that after surviving heartbreak, HIV and drug addiction, he would experience an artistic rebirth in his twilight years.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Essential Pepin [#126H] Fowl Play Turkey Cutlets In Anchovy-Lemon Sauce; Grilled Chicken With Tarragon Butter; Roast Capon With Cognac And Mustard Sauce; Ballottine Of Chicken With Spinach Filling. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1206H] Jannah-Baghdad by the Bay, Kin Khao, El Aguila Mexican Cuisine Stop at a hidden gem and experience flavors from Arabian nights and desert sands at an Iraqi spot called Jannah - Baghdad by the Bay in San Francisco. Next, we stay in the city to taste the fiery Thai home-style cooking at Kin Khao. Finally, it's time to visit a Pleasant Hill strip mall where farm-to-table freshness joins Southern Mexican sauces and stews at El Aguila Mexican Cuisine. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Woodsongs [#1902H] Tim O'brien and Ron Block Tim O'Brien is one of titans of roots-music. Between collaborations with Darrell Scott, the recent Grammy winning recording with Jerry Douglas's Earls of Leicester and the rebooting of Hot Rize; it has been four years since Tim's last solo recording. Still, somewhere in O'Brien's vivid imagination, the seeds of 'Pompadour' began to sprout. The fruits of his recent wanderings, music making and worldly observations have blossomed into eleven exquisitely varied, true to life and above all musical tracks.
    Ron Block has long since secured his reputation as a deeply thoughtful and accomplished musician. After two-decades as part of Alison Krauss' band, Union Station, with whom he's earned a collection of GrammyA?, IBMA, and Dove awards, as well as many years as a songwriter and sideman for the likes of Rhonda Vincent, Randy Travis, The Boxcars, The Cox Family, Dailey & Vincent, Dolly Parton, and Vince Gill, Block now presents his new solo album, 'Hogan's House of Music'. WoodSongs Kid: Marteka & William Lake hail from Hacker Valley, West Virginia. This sister and brother duo play bluegrass in the Flatt and Scruggs style.
    duration 56:31   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#4113H] Tedeschi Trucks Band The Grammy Award-winning group featuring Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and an ensemble of musicians showcases their latest record, Let Me Get By. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    The Kate [#204H] Mary Lambert Pop star, poet, activist, and writer Mary Lambert moves audiences to laughter and tears with her powerful prose, quirky humor, and unwavering compassion on The Kate. Includes the hit song "She Keeps Me Warm." duration 56:17   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#301H] The Robert Cray Band This five-time Grammy Award-winner's guitar presence is legendary. Robert Cray is well-known as one of the few blues artists to cross over into top-40 stardom and his stellar career has included high profile collaborations with icons like B.B. King and Eric Clapton. In 2011, his induction into the Blues Hall of Fame solidified his status as one of the greatest guitarists of his generation. At Infinity Hall, backed by one of the best bands in the business, Cray blazes through a scorching set that includes tracks from his brand new album In My Soul. duration 57:19   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Live at 9:30 [#108H] Performances by Leon Bridges, Wolfmother, Andrew McMahon, Ryn Weaver, Lake Street Drive, and comedy from Hannibal Buress and Christian Finnegan. duration 56:25   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#910H] England's Cornwall The far southwest of England is a world unto itself, with a persistent Cornish culture. He explores a world of flowers springing from towering hedges, a tin-mining heritage going back to biblical times, salty pirates' towns and fishing villages, and the Land's End of England. Then, side-tripping deep into the vast and mysterious Dartmoor National Park, he hikes to forgotten stone circles and chase wild ponies. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1506H] It's A Good Thing When Burt started traveling around the world, the hotels, restaurants, airlines, and just about every other business he encountered had been started by a man, today, half the businesses he deals with were put together by entrepreneurial women and as Martha Stewart would say, "That's a good thing". In this program Burt travels around looking at the tradition of women entrepreneurs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

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      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

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      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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