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KQED Life: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Saturday, June 17, 2017
  • 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 [#1404H] Cruising The Rhine - Part Two In Cruising The Rhine - Part Two, Burt explains the Romantic Period in European art, what the original Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales were really like (very grim), how the river locks work, the history of Eau de Cologne and how the Black Forest got to be black. Burt also takes us on a tour of Strasbourg and the extraordinary Hand Bag Museum of Amsterdam. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Curious Traveler [#209H] Curious Bordeaux Who got hitched at Bordeaux Cathedral and why was it such an important moment in history? Did Parisian architecture actually come from Bordeaux? Why is Bordeaux so synonymous with wine? What was the Place de la Bourse hiding? What do all these sculptures mean at Place des Quinconces? Why were two ancient gates spared? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    In The Americas with David Yetman [#409H] Coffee and Culture In Oaxaca The state of Oaxaca is home to 16 different Indian groups among whom can be found more than 60 different languages. Each group retains much of its ancient culture. They visit a Zapotec market, navigate the mangrove watercourses on the coast, and participate in the harvesting, drying and roasting of coffee in the fog forest. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Born to Explore with Richard Wiese [#111H] South Africa: Saving The Mighty Rhino Join explorer Richard Wiese as he journeys to South Africa, for incredible encounters with white rhinos and elephants. Richard joins a conservation team on foot and by helicopter as they implant tracking devices to help monitor rhinos and protect them against poachers. He's welcomed into a Zulu tribe and meets some enterprising women who started a community garden that feeds the tribe and supplies local safari lodges. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    Weekend Explorer [#403H] Taiwan's West Coast Explore Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, and some of it's surrounding attractions including the natural hot springs of the coastal city of Yilan and the mountain town of Wulai. Then, head down the west coast to Tainan and Kaohsiung. This entire trip coincides with the colorful Chinese New Year's Lantern Festival, including the spectacular Beehive Festival in Yanshuei and the Water and Fire Dance Show in Kaohsiung. duration 26:45   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 am
    Fringe Benefits [#106H] Louisville It's all about horses as Katie learns the history of the Kentucky Derby and takes a riding lesson from a local pro. Then we head out in nature to explore one of the largest arboretums and forest preserves in the region - and see the "Kentucky Knobs." Just east of the city, we explore Bardstown, home of "My Old Kentucky Home" and the center of bourbon distilling. Later on, we head just north of Louisville, into southern Indiana, for an impressive tour of the giant, underground Squire Boone Caverns. duration 26:38   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#311H] Oahu - Episode 2 - Spectacular Surfing, Hawaiian The journey into the heart of Hawaii doesn't end here. Colleen and her family take advantage of Kualoa Ranch's movie set tour and see where they shot films like Jurassic Park and 50 First Dates. They even get some lessons in surfing, hula dancing, and the ukulele. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi [#112H] Dancer of the Year (The Cook Islands) The annual Dancer of the Year Competition on The Cook Islands helps preserve and pass down the Polynesian culture on this island paradise. Mickela goes behind-the-scenes at this highly competitive, local tradition. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    MN Original [#205H] From The Hard Times Cafe to The Fitzgerald Theater, familiar places are marked by sign painter Phil Vandervaart who does all his work by hand. Kristi Abbott depicts beloved icons and landscapes with materials from around the globe in her vivid collages. Multimedia artist Philip Noyed's 2 abstract paintings have evolved into eye-catching illuminated sculptures. Performers from the local theater scene sing in the monthly cabaret series Musical Mondays, at Hell's Kitchen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Reel South [#106H] Bending Sticks Celebrates the 25-year career of internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who has created hundreds of monumental, site-specific sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. The film follows the artist and his collaborators during a year of stick work and reveals Dougherty's process, personal story and inspirations. By Penelope Maunsell and Kenny Dalsheimer. duration 55:07   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#1201H] Recycle Recycle Recycle Timothy and the Rainbow Trucks - Timothy and the Rainbow Trucks Bill and Ben convince Timothy to search for a truck that is blue, red, yellow, and brown. However, they are playing a joke on Timothy; the truck does not exist. When Timothy finds junkyard trucks that match the description, Bill and Ben's prank is foiled! Learning Goals: flexible thinking, taking responsibility, understanding there are consequences to one's actions, apologizing. Samson Sent For Scrap - When Scruff breaks down, Samson is given the job of collecting the track-side scrap. Taking his job a little too seriously, Samson collects more than he should-including Sir Topham Hatt's car! Before it gets crunched by Reg's Claw, Sir Topham Hatt races off to save it. Learning Goals: taking responsibility, understanding there are consequences to one's actions, applying one's best efforts, learning from mistakes, resourceful thinking. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#110H] Night Lights/Go Snails Go! * Night Lights - Nick and Sally are making shadow puppets with the Cat in the Hat, but the batteries in the flashlight have gone out! They jump into the Thingamajigger and shrink down to visit the fireflies that live in the backyard. There they learn that the fireflies communicate by flashing their lights. And when the fireflies provide the light the kids need, the shadow puppet show can continue!
    * Go Snails Go! - Nick, Sally and the Cat have been invited along on a snail expedition! They jump into the Thingamajigger and shrink down to meet up with Lewis and Clark, the two snails leading the way! As they travel through the forest of Slippity-Goo, having fun sliding in their own shells, the kids learn about all the different ways snails use their shells.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    On The Psychiatrist's Couch with Daniel G. Amen Dr. Daniel Amen is a double board certified psychiatrist, who has written 10 New York Times bestselling books, including the mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. In his 10th national public television special Dr. Amen gives viewers the most important lessons he has taught thousands of patients over the last 35 years. You will learn how to quiet your mind, rather than be a victim of your anxious, depressing thoughts, and learn the one secret to dramatically improving your relationships. Dr. Amen also gives very specific steps to boost your mood, focus, and memory and decrease your risk for Alzheimer's disease. You are not stuck with the brain you have. You can make it better, but you need a very specific program to make it happen. duration 1:56:57  
  • 9:00 am
    Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You We all have financial issues and problems. Suze Orman's latest special sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers "find financial solutions for you." As always, Suze's advice is based not just on numbers, but on a critical understanding of ourselves and our emotional needs. The special's central theme is that our financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of "the goal of money." As Suze perceptively defines it: "The goal of money is to make you feel secure." Our financial solutions should work to fulfill that goal. In addition, Suze stresses the importance of making financial decisions that you feel comfortable with. Financial problems are caused when you do things with money that do not seem "right" to you, despite pressures and advice from others. duration 1:57:06   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1704H] New England Classics Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with host Bridget Lancaster to reveal the secrets to making home-corned beef with vegetables. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of sherry vinegar. Next, science expert Dan Souza uncovers the science of salt diffusion and nitrites. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Julia how to make the ultimate snickerdoodles. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Cook's Country [#911H] Biting Into The Big Easy Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the ultimate pork grillades. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of Creole seasoning. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for slicing knives. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make a regional favorite, New Orleans muffulettas. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1210H] Guerilla Cafe, Buddy's Bites and Brews, Luka's Taproom & Lounge Whether you're looking for a lazy Sunday or a place to unwind, you'll find the comforts of casual dining at these restaurants. We begin with the simple pleasures of home-sweet-home meals at Guerilla Cafe in Berkeley. Then we catch a wave to Buddy's Bites and Brews, which brings the laidback surfin' lifestyle of seafood and beer to Hayward. Finally we wind down with French-inspired California comfort food and a game of billiards at Luka's Taproom & Lounge. duration 25:11   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#311H] Pasta Everybody loves pasta and so does Lidia. Today, she makes three dishes that viewers will love. Her first dish is an orecchiette with clams and zucchini, made with scallions, pepperoncino and garlic. Her spaghetti Caruso is made with a hearty sauce of mixed mushrooms, tomatoes, peas and chicken livers. She finishes with a unique dish of rigatoni with cauliflower, saffron and golden raisins. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Visions of Italy, Southern Style Shot in HD from a helicopter-mounted camera, this program takes viewers on a seamless soujourn following along the rugged western coastline to the toe of the "boot" at Reggio di Calabria, and then inland over the countryside to Rome. It features stunning aerial footage, an informative and poetic narrative celebrating southern Italy's considerable charms and a soundtrack that underscores the emotional connections America's Italians have for their motherland. Images of Italy no tourist's camera could capture are set to Neapolitan classics, choral selections, Italian folk songs, and the works of Italian composers such as Rossini, Puccini, and Vivaldi. duration 1:27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Patsy Cline: American Masters Celebrate the life and legacy of the groundbreaking "Crazy" singer who defined modern country music. Narrated by Rosanne Cash, the film features interviews with LeAnn Rimes, Kacey Musgraves, Reba McEntire, Beverly D'Angelo, Wanda Jackson and others. duration 1:28:42   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Desert Dreams: Celebrating Five Seasons in the Sonoran Desert The Sonoran Desert is alive with beauty, and this stunning film captures the changes over the seasons with views of its remarkable plants and animals. It showcases 182 species of plants and animals in a first-of-its-kind presentation of the Sonoran Desert as it changes over the course of a full year.
    The film blends HD video footage and time-lapse imagery captured over four years with stills from the filmmaker's photographic archive compiled over three decades to chronicle five seasons: Dry Summer, Wet Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring. The supporting soundtrack combines natural sounds with a kaleidoscope of flute and percussion vignettes performed by world-class musician Gary Stroutsos, featuring 29 musical instruments with "earth tones" to create a pictorial and musical tapestry without narration or people.
    duration 1:28:04   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#701H] Obamacare Choices Whittle The Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama and which took effect in 2013 mandated all Americans obtain health insurance, and for those that didn't have it, the ACA created a federal and state marketplaces, also known as exchanges. The system was designed to facilitate coverage for the self-employed, the uninsured and anyone without access to employer-provided insurance, Medicaid or Medicare. But after just a few years, big insurance companies like Aetna, Anthem, and United Health have pulled out of the marketplace. This year, only 57 percent of enrollees in state exchanges have a choice of three or more insurers, down from 85 percent last year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Enrollees in another five states have only one choice: take it or leave it. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker went to one of those states, Alabama, to find out the impact. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Johnny Mathis - Wonderful Wonderful (My Music Presents) Recorded at The Tropicana in Atlantic City on October 27, 2006 in celebration of his 50 years in show business, Johnny performs many of his hits including "In the Morning," "Wonderful! Wonderful!, "What I Did For Love," "Chances Are," "Misty, "Maria," Stranger in Paradise" and "A Certain Smile." duration 1:57:58   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#4202H] James Bay/Rhiannon Giddens Enjoy performances by acclaimed singer/songwriters Bay and Giddens. Englishman Bay plays songs from his chart-topping debut Chaos and the Calm. North Carolina native Giddens performs tunes from her Grammy-nominated solo debut Tomorrow Is My Turn. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    The Kate [#206H] Rosanne Cash Rosanne Cash, one of the country's pre-eminent singer-songwriters, accompanied by her producer/husband, John Leventhal, graces The Kate stage and uses her lyrics as paints and her voice as the brush, to deliver a gorgeous sonic portrait, a deeply personal concert revealing the landscape of her career. duration 58:00   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#303H] Deer Tick Singer-songwriter John McCauley fronts this American alternative rock band (hailing from Providence, Rhode Island) that specializes in a captivating and distinctive grunge sound. Their fifth album, Negativity, includes "In Our Time" featuring Vanessa Carlton, "The Dream's In the Ditch" and "The Rock". For their Infinity Hall Live show, Deer Tick debuted a stripped down, acoustic version of their typically rowdy stage show, to the delight of longtime devotees and new fans alike. duration 56:58   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Live at 9:30 [#110H] Performances by Gogol Bordello, Thievery Corp, Those Darlins', Yonder Mountain String Band, Drew Holcomb and commentary from Henry Rollins. duration 55:28   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Johnny Mathis - Wonderful Wonderful (My Music Presents) Recorded at The Tropicana in Atlantic City on October 27, 2006 in celebration of his 50 years in show business, Johnny performs many of his hits including "In the Morning," "Wonderful! Wonderful!, "What I Did For Love," "Chances Are," "Misty, "Maria," Stranger in Paradise" and "A Certain Smile." duration 1:57:58   STEREO TVG
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