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KQED Life: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#604H] The Best of Slovenia Little Slovenia is the least visited and most underrated of Europe's alpine countries. From its prosperous capital of Ljubljana, we enjoy the mountain resort of Lake Bled, venture into the Julian Alps for natural thrills mixed with World War I history, go spelunking in a gigantic cave, and swim with Slavs in a charming Adriatic port. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1609H] Visiting A Great Museum Can Reduce Stress For over 20 years, researchers have been studying the effects of drawing, painting and viewing works of art on brain functions. The results have been astounding. These activities can help prevent memory loss, increase mental fitness, stimulate your brain to grow new neurons, and increase the production of dopamine that improves your sense of wellbeing and the ability to focus your attention. In this program, Burt tours some of the world's great museums, talks to leading artists and medical researchers in order to understand the phenomenon. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Big Pacific [#103H] Voracious (see description in part 1) duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Great Yellowstone Thaw [#102H] Our cameras continue to follow the wildlife dramas in Yellowstone, and Spring brings many new challenges. While the brutal cold temperatures and deep snow of winter have gone, the weather is still erratic and there's the impending danger of the Thaw. When temperatures are high enough to melt the snowpack, millions of tonnes of water will cascade down the mountain, bulldozing everything in its path. Wildlife cameraman Jeff Hogan discovers a nest of Great Gray owls. There are three chicks, but one is a runt, significantly smaller than its siblings and at risk of starvation. And when the worst storms for years hit the Beartooth Mountains, Jeff wonders whether it can hang on. Down on the Snake River the family of beavers is busy making the most of the Spring vegetation. Infra red cameras give Jeff and host Kirk Johnson a secret view of life inside the lodge, as the beavers squabble over food. Kirk also dons a dry suit to head underwater to admire the engineering skills of these rodents. Massive boulders and branches are there to strengthen their dams, but will they be enough to withstand the Thaw. When the torrent of water begins to hit, Kirk joins a hydrologist to help measure the water flow in the rivers and work out how this year's weather has affected the Thaw. And bear expert Casey Anderson follows a mother grizzly and her cubs - and explains that the biggest dangers come not from other predators, but surprisingly from their own kind. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    9 Months That Made You [#102H] One of a Kind Learn how you became the unique individual you are. No two people-even "identical" twins-are identical. Through riveting examples, explore how you reached your height, how your face was formed, why you're likely right-handed, even your sexuality. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-D
  • 4:00 am
    Global Spirit [#209] Sacred Ecology This program explores the natural world as an access point to the sacred. With global warming on the rise and the number of animal species now declining at alarming rates, this program asks if we humans are trapped in a never-ending destructive cycle fed by our ever-increasing desires. Or do our most serious environmental problems stem in part from our very concept, or understanding of "self"? Eco-philosopher and Buddhist teacher Joanna Macy meets global ecologist, anthropologist and filmmaker Michael Tobias to explore some of the most basic existential questions: How do we see "ourselves" amongst the wider family of earth's inhabitants? Are our human notions of 'ecology" or of "the sacred" blind to nature's fundamental laws and truths? duration 57:05   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Mineral Explorers [#206H] Portugal The Panasqueira mine has created an appetite for Apatites. These rare green, purple, or blue crystals are becoming more and more popular with mineral collectors around the globe. Come along as we are the first to film a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most mineral-diverse mines. Later, we stop at Porto; which uses mineral rich schist to plant and nurture a delicious export all its own. We meet a mineral dealer selling specimens out of an old restaurant right next to the "Mouth of Hell." duration 27:29   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#111] Belgium For centuries, Belgium has been a sophisticated hub for gourmets and connoisseurs. In true Belgian style, we treat ourselves to superb chocolate and sample first-rate beer. We indulge our senses with folk music and Bruegel paintings, and investigate the people's passion for comic strips. Then we drive to breathtaking Bruges, a medieval city suspended in time. There, we cruise the canals, admire intricate handmade lace and pay homage to a Michelangelo masterpiece. Tips on hearty Belgian cuisine and lace making. duration 28:31   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#118] Snap, Crackle & Pop No need to worry if tendons pop and crack during poses that exercise the joints from toes to fingertips. It's a good sign! duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#123] 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 [#124] 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 [#211] duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1108] Improve Reaction Time for Safe Driving Mary Ann practices seated reaction time and peripheral vision exercises using a lemon! A variety of finger exercises are also demonstrated. duration 27:04   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#913H] Weight Loss: Strengthen Spine & Improve Posture duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 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
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#609H] Stockholm Sweden's capital, confident and self-assured, glitters with souvenirs from the day when it ruled as a superpower. From pondering gilded royal staterooms to sampling gourmet reindeer and sipping vodka in an ice bar, we experience the city's cultural highlights. Then we sail the archipelago for the prettiest island-hopping in northern Europe. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#112] Amsterdam and the Netherlands The country of the Netherlands inspired the Dutch masters and became a powerhouse that conquered the sea. We bicycle to Amsterdam's great art museums to see the works of Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Then we climb to the attic where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis. Later, we prowl windmills and check out Amsterdam's infamous red-light district. Next stop is the Hague, home to the International Court of Justice. Finally, we peek at the delightful city of Delft where we learn techniques for making world-renowned china. Tips on riding trolleys and buying Delftware. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#708H] The Bonin/Ogasawara Islands - A Land Far, Far Away On the Bonin or Ogasawara Islands Joseph is reminded that travel is a treasure hunt. Even though one is told where the riches are buried, the real gems have to be discovered on their own. On this voyage to Tokyo's most distant possessions - more than 600 miles and 25 hours by ferry from the mainland - Joseph partakes of kayaking, snorkeling, trekking and whale watching. Yet, in spite of all the activities, he discovers that interactions with the islanders and what one learns by exploring their heritage are the most cherished souvenirs. His personal discoveries among the islanders, whose roots lie in an American past, open up a world still shrouded in mystery and little-known to the casual day tripper. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#106] Party Portobello Dinner Host Laura Theodore prepares her perfect party menu. Featuring a meaty texture and mouth-watering taste, "Crispy Portobello Steaks" are encrusted in a savory crunchy coating and cradled in a cloud of delicious "Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes." Delicate spears of "Roast Asparagus with Baked Garlic and Baby Tomatoes" are served on the side. Luscious "Raspberry Parfaits" top off this satisfying soiree menu. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#426H] Discovering Buffalo Chef Keller reveals why he's a big fan of buffalo meat which is lean, full of great flavor, and pairs well with many different kinds of spices. Today he creates a unique spice rub for buffalo steak that includes coffee, chili powders, mustard and brown sugar.
    Recipes: Roasted Corn Soup with Spicy Chantilly
    duration 26:43   TVG
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#138] Alfred Portale In this episode, Alfred Portale, chef/owner of Gotham Bar and Grill in New York, prepares Muscovy Duck Breast With Chinese Spices. Portale introduces the viewer to the wide assortment of ducks available and demonstrates how to bone a duck. This meal balances both sweet and strong flavors. Portale presents the duck and vegetables in an attractive and decorative fashion. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2608H] Eat Like A Neapolitan/Mangiare Come Un Napoletano Chef, cookbook author and radio talk show personality Arthur Schwartz, leaves his New York City microphone to travel to Mary Ann's kitchen where they prepare a bountiful Neapolitan meal together starting with Zucchini "Pyramids", then a Cod Fish and Potato Casserole to warm your soul and a finally a dessert called Baba to soothe your sweet tooth. duration 27:00   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#212H] Gone Fishin' with David Pasternack Seafood expert David Pasternack, from New York's fish temple Esca, shows why he loves food with fins with three favorite recipes from his arsenal: Fettuccine with Rock Shrimp, Corn and Jalapeno; Grilled Mahi Mahi with Panella and Chickpeas and Salt-Baked Pesce per Due with Braised Greens. Cooking fish this way makes it easy and accessible. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Woodsmith Shop [#802] Power Tool Bench The Woodsmith editors build a plywood and aluminum bench to make the most of the power tools you use in your shop. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Woodwright's Shop [#3504H] Double Drawer Shaker Table Roy cuts the tricky mortise and tenon joints for the legs and frame of this famous Shaker table. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#3010H] Trusty Triangles - A Row-By-Row Sampler Quilt, Part 2 Half-square triangles serve as the foundation for three stunning row-by-row quilt designs. Nancy demonstrates how to create Perpetual Pinwheels, Star Gazer, and Flying Home. Incorporate these rows into the Trusty Triangles Row-By-Row Sampler Quilt, or use the techniques to create your own work of fiber art. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#3011H] Doodle Stitching, Part 1 We've all doodled, sketching with short pencil strokes or shapes in the margins of notes or homework. Nancy teaches you to translate those doodles onto fabric with your sewing machine to create small works of fiber art. The sewing is fast, and the end result - satisfying. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1417H] Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley New York City and Boston restaurant alum chef Robert Sisca joins Ming from Rhode Island. Robert is the Executive Chef at the Providence G, a new and very cool venue in downtown Providence with three restaurants. Today they are cooking with halibut. Robert is making a bread crusted halibut with broccoli rabe and chorizo emulsion, then Ming is up for a halibut fish stew with roasted garlic aioli and grilled bread. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#205H] Mexican-Style Kids' Party Fun, kid-friendly and (mostly!) finger food that you'd find at a children's party in Mexico, adapted for American parties at home. A special guest shows up to make dessert! Crazy Corn; Chicken Flautas; Chocolate and Cajeta Cupcakes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#507H] Dates Explore the versatility of dates, a cornerstone of Gulf cuisine, in both savory and sweet dishes: date-stuffed baby eggplant, mackerel with date butter, chocolate-date pudding cake, and date truffles. Make a date with this super food! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#402H] Poached Egg The egg is a staple ingredient in any kitchen and should not be overlooked or overcooked. In this episode, Lidia shows the classic technique of poaching an egg and making a warm mushroom salad: a bed of frisee with a warm medley of mixed wild mushrooms, pancetta and a poached egg; eggs poached in tomato sauce: a simple and delicious tomato sauce poached egg served with slices of grilled country bread and brutti ma buoni, a classic Italian hazelnut cookie made with meringue. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#137] Zarela Martinez and Jasper White Chef/owner of Zarela's in New York, Zarela Martinez, and chef/owner of Jasper's in Boston, Jasper White, visit Julia Child in her kitchen. In this episode, White creates Sweet Corn Fritters, and Martinez prepares Poblanos Chiles Rellenos. Demonstrating the influence of North Africa on Spanish/Mexican cooking, Martinez stuffs the chiles with a combination of pork, dried fruits, and olives. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#216H] Smooth Food With daughter Claudine visiting the kitchen, Jacques uses local blue cheese to make Mini Savory Cheesecakes on Arugula. Even when Claudine fails to coat the sides of the souffle dishes with breadcrumbs, they can still be unmolded for serving! Steamed Scrod Packages in Pimiento Sauce and Butternut Squash Saute complete the menu's savory dishes leaving a comforting Tapioca Banana Coconut Pudding for dessert. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#103H] Spring Vegetables After a long cold winter, Joanne shares her excitement about green spring vegetables and herbs. She'll incorporate those incredibly fresh ingredients into her cooking lessons with her student, preparing a Spring Panzanella Salad and a Rosemary Skewered Skirt Steak. Recipes: Spring Panzanella, Rosemary Skewered Skirt Steak with Lemon-herb Gremolata, Jasmine Rice with Lemon Zest. Student: Ali Levesque. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1710H] Korean Feast Host Julia Collin Davison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate Korean rice bowl at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews spider skimmers in the equipment corner. Finally, test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets for making perfect Korean fried chicken wings. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#202H] Born Champions Three of America's greatest athletes, whose determination and love of sports were deeply shaped by their families, were all cut off from their true origins. Billie Jean King learns the story of her grandmother, who had always kept her orphan status a secret. Derek Jeter confronts his ancestors' lives as slaves and learns that they were owned by a white man named James Jeter - the source of the Jeter name and Derek's third great-grandfather. Rebecca Lobo finds out that her Spanish ancestor fought side by side with a famous revolutionary and was forced to flee Spain because of his democratic ideals. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Space Men: American Experience [#2806H] Meet the pioneering Air Force scientists and pilots whose Project Manhigh, which collected data about the biological and technical factors required to support human activity in space, laid the groundwork for the US space program. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    John Glenn: A Life of Service This documentary chronicles the extraordinary life and career of an American legend. It surveys Glenn's distinguished military, NASA and political careers through archival footage and interviews with lawmakers, journalists, historians and NASA colleagues, including Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Carl Levin (D-MI) and PBS News Hour's Mark Shields.
    The film captures the pivotal events in Glenn's life: his humble beginnings in Depression-era Ohio, his life-changing ride-along with a barnstormer, his enlistment following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, his 122 combat missions during World War II and the Korean War, his envelope-pushing exploits as a Naval test pilot, and his transition to astronaut during the Cold War. Thrilling archival footage of NASA lift-offs and transmissions help chronicle Glenn's historic orbits around the Earth on February 20, 1962. In interviews, Glenn describes the importance of the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission, the risky nature of the launch and Friendship 7's treacherous re-entry five hours later. As a fitting coda to a life spent dedicated to serving his country, this program concludes with Glenn's record-setting space flight in 1998 at age 77.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    History Detectives [#801H] Space Exploration This episode launches into space for an exhilarating hour exploring the excitement, promise and ingenuity that fueled America's foray into space exploration. First, detective Tukufu Zuberi tracks a scrap of metallic Mylar that could be one of America's early satellites - balloons - in the segment "Satelloon." Then, in the segment "Moon Museum," Gwendolyn Wright investigates the audacious notion that Andy Warhol's art may be on the moon. Finally, in the "Space Boot" segment, Elyse Luray tries on a jury-rigged ski boot with a magnetic metal brick bolted to the bottom that may be one of the first prototypes for a NASA space boot. duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#410H] Gathering In Scotland Scotland has been a part of the United Kingdom for more than 300 years, yet it has managed to maintain its distinct customs, culture and character. Joseph dons his tartan and joins the Scottish clans for a bit of culture and fun at The Gathering in Edinburgh where hundreds of clans and thousands of people come together for sport, folk dancing, arts, crafts and bag piping. During his travels Joseph explores Glasgow, imbibes a dram or two of the local product at an island whiskey distillery and meets his grace, the Duke of Argyle, at Inverary Castle during the Campbell clans' Highland Games. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#112] Amsterdam and the Netherlands The country of the Netherlands inspired the Dutch masters and became a powerhouse that conquered the sea. We bicycle to Amsterdam's great art museums to see the works of Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Then we climb to the attic where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis. Later, we prowl windmills and check out Amsterdam's infamous red-light district. Next stop is the Hague, home to the International Court of Justice. Finally, we peek at the delightful city of Delft where we learn techniques for making world-renowned china. Tips on riding trolleys and buying Delftware. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#605H] Granada, Cordoba, and Spain's Costa Del Sol Andalucia's Moorish heritage sparkles in the historic capitals of Granada and Cordoba. And the pride of the Reconquista and the power of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand enliven the region's great sights. Tasting the smooth sherry and marveling at prancing stallions, we find the passion in Andalucian culture. And we top it off with fun in the Spanish sun on the Costa del Sol. 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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