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KQED Life: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#508H] Athens and Side Trips The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis. We'll tour the must-sees of ancient Athens, including the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. We'll take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city, but waste no time getting to my favorite side trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi, and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1601H] Kansas City Burt visits Kansas City, discovers the history of Kansas City BBQ, visits the town's best BBQ joint and goes into their kitchens to checkout their technique. He visits the Kansas City Royals stadium, which is one of the few stadiums still standing that was originally built for baseball and learns about the team culture that has made them champions. He tours the city's great art museum and discovers the World War I Memorial Museum. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Big Pacific [#101H] Mysterious Over five cinematic episodes, "Big Pacific" breaks the boundaries between land and sea, moving throughout the Pacific Ocean to present a broad range of locations, species, natural phenomena and behaviors. It presents the ocean and its denizens in ways never before seen on TV, exploring the monstrous to the minute; the alien to the intimate. Man has explored land, the ocean's surface and large parts of the solar system, and in the 21st century we are just beginning to explore the depths of the Pacific Ocean. We yearn to unravel the mysterious Pacific, but she does not give up her secrets willingly. Surrounded by the Ring of Fire, the Pacific Ocean is the epicenter of natural mayhem. In the violent Pacific creatures must choose whether to avoid conflict or rise to meet it.
    There is plenty of food in the Pacific Ocean, but it is the challenge of finding that food that drives all life in the Pacific. In the voracious Pacific every mouthful counts. In the passionate Pacific, the quest to multiply has spawned a stunning array of unusual behaviors and adaptations. There are forest penguins with a tenuous marriage, the secret rendezvous of great white sharks, and the tale of male pregnancy.
    duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#4316H] 15 Years of Terror Nova investigates the psychology of a terrorist and examines how radical organizations have grown to make use of modern propaganda and social media tools in order to cultivate an army of self-radicalized killers. Can we understand what happens in the mind of a terrorist and intercede to stop the next attack - or at least stay one step ahead to thwart their destructive plans? duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 3:00 am
    Food - Delicious Science [#103H] We Are What We Eat Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to discover how the chemistry in our food affects our brains and creates our deepest cravings. This is delicious science. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Global Spirit [#207] The Art of Living and Dying Our most basic understanding of life is in many ways determined by our understanding of death. While to some, death is an end in itself, to others it is the final test of faith in the existence of a God or of an afterlife. This program presents a powerful conversation between dedicated spiritual leaders in the end-of-life movement, meeting for the first time. Harpist, singer and lay Benedictine Therese Schroeder-Sheker, founder of the Chalice of Repose Project, joins Frank Ostaseski, the Zen Hospice Project co-founder and current director of the Metta Institute, to explore how a less fearful and more conscious relationship to death can radically shift our experience of life. duration 56:49   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Mineral Explorers [#204H] Southern California A Chinese empress' treasures, a world-renowned jewelry company, and one of the biggest mineral finds of a century came to be thanks to mineral rich southern California. We visit the gem belt; world renowned for its Blue Cap Tourmaline, fashionable Pink Tourmaline, and the birth place of Kunzite. San Diego's rich gem history is all but forgotten, but signs of its rock star past are on every street corner. Join us to learn more about one of America's most overlooked treasures. duration 27:29   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#102] Rome Rudy is in the city where all roads lead - Roma. We begin in ancient Rome - the Forum, Palatine Hill, Colosseum, and Baths of Caracalla. Then we explore modern Roman life on the streets and in cafes, pizzerias and gelaterias. We detour to another country, Vatican City, then shop along the Corso and relax at the Piazza di Spagna. Rudy's pick for best city walks are a tour of the historic center and a stroll in shady Trastevere. Tips on getting around and places for tasty snacks. duration 28:19   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#108] Stretch Those Strings Wai Lana demonstrates an asana to strengthen the arms and stretch the whole body. Then a variety of poses work the abs and stretch the hamstrings. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#103] 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 [#104] 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 [#201] duration 26:29   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1309] Better Balance Good balance begins with proper spinal alignment, strong core muscles and bringing awareness to our center of gravity while weight shifting. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#903H] Weight Loss: Hips & Legs duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1605H] St. Augustine, Florida Burt remembers a time when it was traditional for our governments to try and be responsive to the needs of the people. Apparently, it's a tradition that is dying out, so he travelled around the United States talking to people and trying to find out what is happening. Along the way, he discovers that each year, over $3 trillion of our taxes are wasted or stolen. He finds the accounts hard to believe and keeps asking, "Am I getting this right". duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#513H] Iran:Tehran and Side Trips As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history...and mystery. Visiting Tehran, Shariz, Persepolis, and a small village, we'll get a rare present-day look at of some of civilization's most important historical sites, and a sense of Iran's 21st century culture. From architecture and art to faith and everyday living, "Iran, Yesterday and Today" is all about the eye-opening gift of travel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#103] Venice Join Rudy as he surrenders himself to the charms of magical Venice. We tour the famous sites - Piazza San Marco, the fairy tale Basilica of San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. Rudy also shows us how to escape the crowds by visiting the neighborhoods of Dorsoduro, Cannaregio and San Polo. Along the way, he takes us for a rousing drink at the city's oldest wine bar, on a dreamy gondola ride and to a traditional Venetian mask shop. In search of hand blown glass, lace and the birthplace of Venice, we journey to the lagoon islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Tips on how to navigate your way around this watery city. duration 28:37   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#702H] Hong Kong - A City of Festivals Hong Kong may be Asia's World City, yet its people still cherish their tradition and the richness it brings their lives. In this new Hong Kong episode, Joseph returns for the annual Dragon Boat Festival. He discovers the festival is more than a race as it honors the integrity and devotion of poet, Qu Yuan, who sacrificed himself rather than live in a corrupt world. As part of the cultural celebration he makes traditional rice dumpling, learns the myths behind the dragon boat legend and design and speaks with participants in the local races on Lamma Island. On Cheung Chau, one of Hong Kong's 263 islands, he greets the early morning fishing boats, witnesses the islander's art of fish ball making, climbs through a UNESCO reserve and relaxes on the beach. During his Hong Kong stay, the 15th anniversary of the British handover of Hong Kong to China is also celebrated in a spectacular, unforgettable explosion of pyrotechnics. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#104] Southwestern Style Menu Host Laura Theodore prepares Southwestern style recipes that are bursting with festive flavor. First up, "Five-Ingredient Guacamole" whips up in 5-minutes. "Jazzy Black Bean Chili" makes a great party dish or mid-week meal, paired with hearty "Double-Corn Cornbread." Even the kids will love "Nutritious Nachos," fun fare that prepares in under twenty minutes. "Sweet and Spicy Chocolate Mousse" offers a rich and satisfying dessert with just a little bit of heat! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#416H] Gravlax In Three Easy Steps Gravlax, a Scandinavian specialty, is raw salmon cured in sugar, salt and dill and surprisingly easy to make at home. Chef Keller presents some creative ideas for using gravlax in a variety of dishes. Recipes: Classic Salmon; Salmon Tartare; Salmon Stacks. duration 27:33   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#132] Madhur Jaffrey and Reed Hearon International cookbook author and teacher Madhur Jaffrey creates minty sweet and sour eggplant, a dish that can be served as a first course or as a side dish for lamb. Reed Hearon creates two dishes: iron skillet mussels and sand dabs a la plancha. Both dishes are made with very little sauce, using much of the natural flavor of the seafoods. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2524H] In The Kitchen with Mom - In Cucina Con La Mamma Mary Ann travels to Buffalo, New York, to spend the day in her mother Louisa's "downstairs kitchen" preparing Mom's Homemade Pasta topped with Walnut Sauce. Then it's on to Mom's Broccoli Salad, and then for dessert, her unforgettable Mom's Famous Nut Roll. Four generations of Esposito women join in at the end to enjoy the fruits of Louisa's labors. Lucky them, and lucky you. duration 27:08   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#210H] Holiday Food Gifts A thoughtful gift you make yourself speaks volumes, and food is the present everyone loves! Sara releases your creative spirit by teaching how to make Homemade Marshmallows with a Hot Chocolate Mix. For the wine enthusiast, her Homemade Cheese Crackers pair beautifully with some cheese and wine. Peppermint Bark looks very expensive but couldn't be easier to make. As an added bonus, we'll have creative packaging ideas that will make your gifts everyone's favorites. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Woodsmith Shop [#1013H] Classic Tips & Tricks The editors of Woodsmith magazine wrap up the season with a series of tips and tricks segments covering a range of woodworking topics. duration 27:04   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Woodwright's Shop [#3502H] Rocky Bentwood Cradle Show II Roy completes the rocking cradle with pine sides and rockers, and makes a lathe-turned carrier bar to join it all together. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#3006H] The Best of Sewing With Nancy's Super-Sized Quilts, Part 2 Create quilt blocks with impact. Nancy shares some new as well as time-tested tips and techniques that make difficult to piece blocks-like Drunkard's Path, and Hearts and Gizzards-assemble quickly and more easily. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#3007H] 10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans, Part 1 Don't junk those old jeans! Nancy shows you how to use deconstructed denim jeans in a variety of new ways to decorate your kitchen. See how durable potholders, pretty placemats, a stylish casserole carrier, and darling bibs are all constructed using the 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew philosophy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1407H] Johnny Iuzzini It's "dark and stormy" time with James Beard award-winning uber-pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini. Johnny was named one of the 10 most influential pastry chefs in America. He shows his best today when he creates an amazing frozen dark & stormy souffle. And Ming will do a dark and stormy his way with his dark & stormy doughnuts with ginger cloud cream. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#512H] Alan Goes to College Pati and her family celebrate Thanksgiving in the Jinich house. Pati will cook for and host the Jinich family traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all of the essentials - turkey, stuffing, veggies, the works - all with a Mexican twist, of course. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#503H] Stews of the Arabian Gulf Follow the flavor as Martha puts her spin on the stews of the Arabian Gulf. Slow-cooked treasures like Arabian Gulf potpie, braised lamb shanks with okra, curried swordfish stew, and red lentil vegetable stew offer nourishing comfort with ease. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#322H] Brodetto Brodetto is a savory, soup fish preparation that can be found up and down the coast of Italy. Lidia makes her rrodetto with onion, scallion, clams and mussels and lots of parsley and pepperoncino. Lidia's walnut cake is delicate and nutty with just enough espresso to make it truly Italian. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#131] Daniel Boulud and Gordon Hamersley Daniel Boulud, using four kinds of peas, creates a chilled green pea soup with rosemary. Gordon Hamersley prepares "perfect" tossed salad, noting the importance of tossing the salad correctly. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#214H] Sole-Ful Suppertime Jacques makes the sweet, nutty flavors of winter squash tickle the palate with a warm and creamy Butternut Squash Velvet whilst admitting to supplying his brother with seeds of this New World squash. Blossoming roses of creamy fish in Fillet of Sole with Mushroom Sauce are paired with Peas, Mushrooms and Endive along with tips to help keep your sauce from breaking. The meal ends with an unusual combination of Seckel Pears in Coffee and a grated chocolate garnish. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#211H] Copita Inspired The vibrant soul of Mexican cooking has truly captured Joanne's heart and transformed the way she cooks. So today they're going to explore bright Mexican flavors. She goes to her restaurant Copita to meet Gonzalo, an amazing chef, and hang out in her organic garden. With her student Reggie, they're going to make Sausalito watercress and avocado salad, chicken with vinegar and tomatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, and Micheladas, a popular and spicy Mexican drink. Join her as they explore the soulful and vibrant flavors of Mexico. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1706H] Seafood Supper Host Julia Collin Davison reveals the steps for making perfect pan-seared salmon. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Bridget Lancaster to a tasting of fish sauce. Then, science expert Dan Souza demonstrates the differences between wild and farmed salmon. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Julia the secrets to making the ultimate shrimp scampi. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    History Detectives [#806H] Korean War Letter, Diana, Lookout Mt. Painting Rhonda Bradley never met her father. He's still listed Missing in Action from the Korean War. In a letter dated 1953, her father mentioned a man he said saved his life. Eduardo Pagan researches the "Korean War Letter" to find the man Rhonda believes is a hero.
    Then Tukufu Zuberi searches for the author of Diana: A Strange Biography. Could "Diana" be groundbreaking literature as the first widely published and true lesbian autobiography?
    Then, Wes Cowan digs into the mystery of the "Lookout Mt. Painting," depicting a Civil War battle. How did the artist of this painting end up in prison at the Rock Island Arsenal?
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#103] Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria It's a hot August night in San Francisco in 1966. Compton's Cafeteria, in the seedy Tenderloin district, is hopping with its usual assortment of transgender people, young street hustlers, and down-and-out regulars. The management, annoyed by the noisy crowd at one table, calls the police. When a surly cop, accustomed to manhandling Compton's clientele, attempts to arrest one of the queens, she throws her coffee in his face. Mayhem erupts -- windows break, furniture flies through the air. Police reinforcements arrive, and the fighting spills into the street. For the first time, the drag queens band together to fight back, getting the better of the cops, whom they kick and stomp with their high-heeled shoes and beat with their heavy purses. For everyone at Compton's that night, one thing was certain -- things would never be the same again.

    This documentary introduces viewers to a diverse cast of former prostitutes, drag entertainers, police officers, ministers and neighborhood activists, all of whom played a part in the events leading up to the Compton's Cafeteria riot. With extraordinary candor and from differing points of view, the subjects recount the difficulties they encountered in the Tenderloin, as well as the sense of community they created there in the mid-1960s. The doc also goes on to show the connection between transgender activism and the larger social upheavals affecting the United States in the 1960s: the civil rights and sexual liberation movements, the youth counterculture, urban renewal, and Great Society antipoverty programs. It sets out to foster a better understanding of the experiences of transgender people and to inform a broad audience of their often-difficult lives and unheralded accomplishments. Along the way, the program also illuminates the interplay of urban politics, community mobilization and social services in creating the modern inner city. By Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker.
    duration 58:25   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Oceans of Pink This documentary highlights the explosive growth of dragon boat racing among breast cancer survivors globally, and the growing participation in the sport among Hispanic women. It follows the efforts of Miami boat leader and breast cancer survivor Kim Bonomo to expand the movement with new teams throughout Florida and her campaign to make the state the host of the Fourth International Participatory Dragon Boat Festival. It's an emotional journey that tells the stories of several Latina women whose struggles with the disease became more desperate because of their advanced-stage diagnosis. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1614H] Kumu Hina Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, as she herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    POV [#2801H] Out in the Night Examine the uphill battle of a group of African-American lesbians charged with attempted murder when they fought back after being threatened. The case reveals the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in the criminal justice system. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • 12:00 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
  • 12:30 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
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      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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