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KQED Life: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Thursday, June 22, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#504H] Little Europe: San Marino, Monaco, Vatican City, Liechtenstein, and Andorra Don't blink as we blitz through Europe's tiniest countries: Vatican City, the world's smallest country, comes with the planet's biggest church. The fairytale princedom of Monaco lures visitors with its fancy casino and glamorous views. Italy's last independent hill town, San Marino still looks formidable, as does the castle-guarded principality of Liechtenstein. And tiny Andorra entertains shoppers and hikers alike, surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Pyrenees. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1504H] Women @ Work Burt's mother was one of the first women executives at Macy's Department store. During the past few years, as Burt traveled around the world he began to see how things had changed for women in business and how some things had not changed. In this program he visits with leading authorities on the history of women at work. It took him to New York City, Fairfield, Connecticut, Washington, DC and Zurich, Switzerland. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Genealogy Roadshow [#307H] Los Angeles Examine a family's connection to the legendary Hollywood pharmacy, Schwabb's; a link to one of the first African-American college graduates; a family tree wrapped in a genealogical web that has captivated the Roadshow team for years; and more. duration 55:18   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Rex Ray: How to Make A Rex Ray This documentary by Joshua Hassel offers a journey inside the mind of contemporary artist Rex Ray. A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, Ray established himself as a premier graphic designer by designing rock and roll posters, book covers and CD packages. His fine art has become increasingly collectible and has been featured at many museums and galleries, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the University Art Museum at Berkeley and the Gotham in London. duration 56:20   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1820H] Real Boy Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, celebrated trans folk singer Joe Stevens. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1617H] Limited Partnership Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 5:00 am
    The Campaign Heartbreaking and inspiring, this program is a human drama that follows ordinary people compelled by a passionate belief in equality to go far beyond their everyday selves. They're caught in the political firestorm of one of the largest social issue campaign the US has ever seen: the campaign to defeat California's Proposition 8 and to defend same-sex marriage.
    With exclusive access to the statewide headquarters of "No on 8," the story tracks Holli, Claudia, Richard, Anne, and Alison through emotional battles to protect their families, their rights, and their dignity. They learn that growing social acceptance does not always translate into votes, but that participating in the political process transforms them - win or lose. The passage of Prop 8 was a great shock to many, not only in California but across the nation and around the world. Growing social acceptance and isolated legal gains have produced a sense that increased LGBT legal protection is imminent. Yet at the time of the 2008 election, 31 states had voted against gay marriage at the ballot box.
    The story is much more complicated than a "Yes" or "No" vote. By reaching beyond the issues to follow strong characters, the film holds universal themes and appeal: the mixed emotions of family relationships, self-empowerment through activism, and the struggle in deciding how much of oneself to sacrifice for the cause. Characters drive the story, from their initial confidence that Prop 8 will be defeated, through their frustrating experiences of unfavorable polling numbers, to their heartbreaking 52% to 48% defeat on election night, and the turmoil beyond. We see the lives of real people in the balance, not polished representatives.
    duration 56:40   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#104] Back and Forth and Roar A series of forward and backbending asanas loosens, strengthens and tones the spine. Roaring like a lion keeps the respiratory tract healthy. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#95] 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 [#96] 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 [#127] Core - Abs/Back - Version Three With Bridge, Navasana with Variations, Lotus. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1305] Neuromuscular Coordination In this episode, Mary Ann uses heel tapping, patting, clapping and changing of rhythm patterns which contribute to improving neuromuscular coordination. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#829Z] Improve Posture & Flatten Abs duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1602H] Guatemala, Part 1 The Maya people have been living in Guatemala for over 10,000 years. Burt visits their ancient tribal communities, learns how they were able to develop calendars that are as accurate as the ones we use today. He stops into Funsepa, which is a non-profit foundation that gives the children of Guatemala the technical skills they will need to compete in the modern world. He tours the city of Antigua, checks out the influence of the Spanish conquistadors and learns about Guatemalan music, crafts and food. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#509H] Greece's Peloponnese Island getaways are fun, but the real heart of Greece is found in the Peloponnese Peninsula. After enjoying the charming old port town of Nafplion, we'll time-trip through the ruins of Olympia, take center stage at the remarkably preserved theater at Epidavros, and explore the ancient capital of Mycenae. Then we'll wander off the beaten path along the rustic, rough-and-tumble Mani Peninsula, relax in the idyllic beach town of Kardymli and marvel at Greece's Rock of Gibraltar: the fortress town of Monemvasia. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#512] Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta Guadalajara is alive with the music of mariachis, flowers, colonial architecture, and passionate artists. Rudy explores the rich history and culture of "The Most Mexican of Cities." Art and artists are an important part of Guadalajara and Rudy takes it all in from the papier-mache pinatas to the dramatic murals of Orozco. Rudy tours a tequila factory, learns about margaritas and samples the best of traditional Mexican cooking. Then it's an easy hop to the coast where Puerto Vallarta's traditional charm still survives next to its new resorts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#613H] Passage Through Chile's Tierra Del Fuego Around Cape Horn The spirit of Magellan, the worldwide traveler, is alive and well as Joseph circumnavigates the tip of South America on an expedition passenger ship. He sails through Tierra del Fuego and around Cape Horn on Travelscope's latest Chilean adventure. As the ship follows Darwin's watery trail, he travels into the Beagle Channel and through "Glaciers Avenue" where the majestic Spain, Romanche, Germany, Italy, France and Holland glaciers seem close enough to touch. Along the way he encounters Elephant Seals, Magellanic Penguins and sea birds aplenty. A highlight of the show is a stop on Isla Del Horno - Horn Island - where Joseph stands at the end of the Americas and visits the memorial to the ancient mariners who lost their lives attempting to make the Cape Horn passage. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup [#303H] It's Bean Wonderful Fear not the bean. They're a power packed food with fiber protein and important minerals. We dish out three nutritious, delicious bean recipes that will get your taste buds singing. Toni Fiore is making Caramelized Onion and Cannellini Bean Flatbread and a Quick Vegan Parm. Miyoko Schinner is making Moroccan Lentil and Spinach Pancakes with Spiced Date Chutney. Special Guest Allison Carroll Duffy makes Refrigerator Pickles-Dillie Beans. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#412H] Great Soups With a silky texture, irresistible fragrance, and unbeatable taste, Chef Keller's Onion Veloute Soup has been a star attraction on the menu at his restaurant Fleur since it opened and for good reason. He also makes another winning soup with roasted corn. Recipes: Onion Veloute Soup; Roasted Corn Soup. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#130] Johanne Killeen, George Germon, and Christopher Gross ohanne Killeen and George Germon create a main course, and Christopher Gross makes the dessert. Using the outdoor grill, Killeen and Germon cook up their own dirty steak with hot fanny sauce. Accompanying the steak is a side dish of silky red peppers and mashed potatoes. Gross presents an elaborately designed chocolate tower with fresh berries. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2520H] Cooking with Red Wine - Cucinando Con Vino Rosso Mary Ann visits vintner Vahe Keushguerian, owner of Le Corte winery in Italy where she learns what it takes to make world-class wines. Then she joins Vahe in his kitchen where he cooks Penne with Wine. Then Mary Ann continues her all-wine program, nella cucina, as she prepares a quick dish, Chicken with Olives. And what's for dessert? You guessed it; Red Wine Cake. Salute e buon appetito. duration 27:06   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#517H] Pestopalooza Summer means more of everything and if you have extra herbs, this is the show for you. We start with a traditional basil pesto, string bean and potato pasta from guest chef Giuseppe Fanelli. On Ask Sara, tips on growing your own windowsill herb garden and how to cook with herb. Sara also creates her phenomenal brown and wild rice with broccoli pesto. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    This Old House [#3602H] Arlington Arts & Crafts | A New Look, Inside and Out Homeowner Emily sorts through colors and wallpaper ideas for the living room. The old plaster walls are demolished. Landscape architect Kim Turner presents her plan to Nick and Emily and a certified arborist begins removing the old silver maple. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1502H] Fire Prevention, Strainer Kevin heads to Chicago to learn about fire dangers in homes and how to prevent them. See Richard replace a rusty kitchen sink strainer and explain why it failed. And the guys ask, "What is it?" duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#3134] Hidden Stream A real Bob Ross painting favorite that pleases the eye -- large old tree, small trickling stream and textured ground. duration 27:52   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#3135] Shades of Grey Seek the warmth of a lonely cabin in the frozen solitude of the mountains. Bob Ross paints a scene using only Grey and White. duration 27:15   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1403H] Jacques Pepin The iconic television host, artist and master chef, Jacques Pepin, joins Ming as they cook up chicken livers two ways. Jacques is making chicken livers with mushroom port cranberry sauce, olive oil small potatoes, and topping it all off with an incredible chocolate Souffle; while Ming tries to match that with a hot chicken liver mousse with bacon-thyme sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#812H] Todos Santos Magic Maybe it's the water, maybe it's the desert, but there's definitely magic in the charming Baja town called Todos Santos. It all starts at Art & Beer, a funky roadside bar on the outskirts of town that serves generous cocktails and outstanding appetizers. Then Rick checks into the Hotel California before meeting up with his local buddy, Sergio Jaurequi, for a history lesson about the town's disappearing and reappearing water supply. Together they taste the local sweets and get a lesson from local cook Dona Ramona, in transforming dried beef and cactus into delectable dishes. Chef Dany Lamote's vanilla-infused margarita proves magical, too. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#611H] Pastry Cream Martha prepares one-pot pastry cream for three desserts: cherry tart with cherry spiked pastry cream, coffee pastry cream-filled cream puffs with chocolate glaze, and a favorite Polish dessert featuring cream mousseline between puff pastry. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#401H] Layering Italian Flavors "Alla Parmigiana" is a technique applied in many southern Italian dishes that is all about layering simple bold flavors. In today's episode, Lidia shows the viewers her chicken parmigiana light: a version of chicken parmigiana, a breaded chicken thigh layered with tomato and mozzarella and nestled in a bed of tomato sauce; steamed broccoli and egg salad: a simple steamed broccoli dish dressed with red wine vinegar and hard boiled eggs; and limoncello tiramisu: a real "pick me up" made with lady fingers, mascarpone and limoncello zabaglione. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#302] Martha Stewart, Part 2 of 2 Guest Martha Stewart returns to complete her three-tiered wedding cake decorated with yellow buttercream icing and handmade marzipan fruit in this second of a two-part episode. Steward puts together the individual cakes that serve as the building blocks of this dessert, inserting a baked crunchy almond and egg white wafer and apricot jam between individual layers and decorating with the icing and candy fruit garnish. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#111H] Cattle Call Grilled Steak With Lemon-Thyme Butter; Spicy Rib Roast; Veal Chops With Caper Sauce; Braised Beef In Red Wine. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#212H] Moroccan Detour You know how it is when you travel - you come home inspired by new ideas. Today she's going on a Moroccan detour. With her student Gina, they'll make chicken tagine with tomatoes and preserved lemon, walnut charmoula, and heirloom black rice, and they'll end with a sparkling cocktail. Come join them on a spicy Moroccan culinary journey. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1705H] Italian Vegetarian Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make perfect cheese and tomato lasagna. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of jarred anchovies. Finally, test cook Keith Dresser uncovers the secrets to really good garlic bread. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    First Peoples [#105H] Europe When Homo sapiens turned up in prehistoric Europe, they ran into the Neanderthals. The two types of human were similar enough to interbreed - and they were just as capable at making artifacts. But as more Homo sapiens moved into Europe, there was an explosion of art and symbolic thought. The balance of power had shifted and Neanderthals were overwhelmed. Ever since, we've had Europe and the rest of the world to ourselves. duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Weddings of Downton Abbey This special rekindles the romance and drama surrounding the weddings of Downton Abbey. For all six seasons, the relationships of the couples on Downton Abbey have had us celebrating, commiserating, and above all, sharing their most vulnerable and very best moments. This celebration, hosted by Hugh Bonneville, includes some of the most romantic and touching wedding scenes and episodes from the across the seasons of Downton Abbey. It features new interviews from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, and Liz Trubridge, the show's creative team who brought these relationships to life, as they discuss and reveal their insights on the romance and storylines along with a careful selection of cast interviews from the Downton archive. Spanning the idyllic pre-war era through the storms of The Great War into the roaring 1920s, there have been many crucial relationships both upstairs and downstairs in the great house. As the world around them undergoes extraordinary change, love affairs within the sumptuous house continue to be marked by passion, ambition, and heartbreak. duration 1:28:30   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary This documentary celebrates the impact of the preeminent trio that brought folk music to America's mass audiences, combining their artistry with their activism and inspiration over the last 50 years. It features powerful, moving, performances by Peter, Paul and Mary starting with the era of the group's emergence in Greenwich Village through the Civil Rights and anti-war eras where their anthems provided America's soundtrack of social and political change into the 21st century, where their legacy and music continues to inform, inspire and enrich successive generations - still providing a moral compass for the way we live our lives. duration 1:58:43   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    On Story [#702] The Jungle Book: Justin Marks on Updating a Classic Screenwriter Justin Marks talks about updating the classic Disney story to the modern screen. duration 29:00   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#505H] Great Swiss Cities: Luzern, Bern, Zurich and Lausanne In this episode we'll focus on an often overlooked side of Switzerland its urban charms. We'll get some exercise, from ringing a very big bell to floating down an urban river. We'll also enjoy a variety of eye-opening art, from Chagall and Klee to inmates of an asylum. Then we'll ponder a few Swiss innovations, from their open-minded drug policies to their hush-hush underground arsenals. And it'll all before a backdrop of Switzerland's stunning natural beauty. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1610H] On The Road In America, Part 1 "On the Road in America" is a 3-part mini-series that reports on the history of migrations within the United States - not how people got here, but how and why they moved around once they were here.
    In the first program, "Tails of Hope and Tears," Burt retraces the big relocations of the 19th century. Native Americans were relocated and their ancestral lands turned over to European settlers. In addition, the government was in the process of giving away valuable mineral claims. And finally, there was the discovery of gold.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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