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KQED Life: Saturday, July 15, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Saturday, July 15, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#603H] Dubrovnik and Balkan Side-Trips Nestled inside its mighty ramparts is Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic." From this remarkably preserved medieval fortress city, we venture into less-touristy corners of the former Yugoslavia. In Bosnia, we visit Mostar - war-torn in the 90s, but bursting with promise today. In Montenegro, we sail the fjord-like Bay of Kotor and explore its mysterious, mountainous interior. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1608H] The Road to Ruin St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest city in the United States. Burt tours the town, looks into the history of Henry Flagler who built a railroad that turned Florida into "The American Riviera." He also visits Flagler College and learns about their Coastal Environmental project. St. Augustine was the place where the Spanish Conquistador, Juan Ponce De Leon searched for the Fountain of Youth. Throughout the program, Burt continues that investigation, with considerable success. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Destination Craft with Jim West [#101H] Bali Jim West journeys to Bali where master artisans teach woodcarving, free style and block batiking, painting and ikat weaving techniques. He discovers how crafting is associated with rice fields, makes a traditional Balinese dish, and creates crafts in the exotic Monkey Forest. He also sees an elephant who paints in a Safari Park. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    In The Americas with David Yetman [#503H] Mexico City's Markets: A Millennium of Trade The ancient Aztec capital city of Tenochtitl?n was home to several great markets. As David and his team travels through Mexico City, which sits on the foundations of the ancient Aztec home, they make a night stop in the historic flower market, brave their way through the controversial market of witches, and contemplates a bewildering array of merchandise at a flea market. Finally, they follow the route of ancient canals and board a boat for a ride through the market's historic source, the floating gardens of Xochimilco. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Born to Explore with Richard Wiese [#115H] Scotland: Land of Loch Ness Journey with Richard Wiese to Scotland as he competes in the Highland Games, a celebration of Scottish traditions that goes back more than a thousand years. Richard meets a shepherd who is one of the top trainers of Scottish Sheepdogs. On the waters of Loch Ness, he learns the secrets of Nessie from the man who's spent more than 40 years searching for the legendary monster. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    Weekend Explorer [#407H] Guangzhou, China Discover the bustling cosmopolitan city of Guangzhou, China that has played a key role in China's history. Relax in 5 Ram Park, cruise on the Pearl River, explore an ancient tomb, visit a beautiful temple, eat at world-class restaurants, wander unique shopping districts, pick out dinner at a huge fish market, and much more. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 am
    Fringe Benefits [#204H] Springfield, MA Join Katie for a tour of Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley - home to Dr. Seuss, beautiful farm pastures, and vibrant college towns. At Atkins Farm, we learn the secret to delicious cider doughnuts and assist with the daily baking. Nearby, we visit an entire museum dedicated to picture book art and learn more about some famous childhood literary characters. Later on, we train with a master falconer and learn what it feels like to have a hawk land on your hand! Then, we finish our visit to the valley with a day in the quirky college town of Northampton. duration 28:11   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#404H] Scotland - Loch Ness Monster, Highland Dancing & Games, and Achnagairn Castle Colleen and her family don their kilts and head to Scotland. Here, they try their hand at some Scottish games, get a taste of haggis, and learn how to dance traditional highland dances, complete with bagpipes. To get their fill of Scottish history, they also explore the ancient and beautiful Achnagairn Castle, and take a tour of Loch Ness. You might even get a glimpse of the Loch Ness monster. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Bare Feet In NYC with Mickela Mallozzi [#202H] The Balkans in the Boroughs Mickela gets a taste of The Balkans throughout three of the five boroughs: Slavic Soul Party! In Brooklyn, NY Gypsy Festival in Manhattan, and Little Serbia in Queens. duration 27:36   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    MN Original [#209H] Peter Haakon Thompson engages audiences outside of the traditional gallery setting through participation, interaction and conversation. Keren Kroul's large-scale watercolors are inspired by her memories growing up in Mexico, Israel and Costa Rica. Urban planner Weiming Lu integrates technology in his traditional Chinese calligraphy. Cantus performs "Mu isamaa on minu arm (Land of my Fathers)" from A Singing Revolution. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Reel South [#204] Overburden By Chad Stevens. Meet two unforgettable women - a fiery, pro-coal right-winger and a tenacious, environmentalist grandmother whose lives collide when a mine disaster shatters their community. Filmed over seven years, the pair's courageous story underscores the need for reconciliation as they take on a rogue industry to help heal their Appalachian Mountain community. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#117] Striking Cobra and Headstand This dynamic version of Cobra strengthens arms and tones the back. Wai Lana also does some upside down poses, including Headstand. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#119] 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 [#120] 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 [#209] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1317] Keep The Fun In Functional Fitness In this episode Mary Ann focuses on the fun side of exercise through the use of novelty music and imaginative choreography. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#911H] Weight Loss: Slenderize Your Waist duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3645H] duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Craftsman's Legacy [#104H] The Stone Carver Host Eric Gorges visits with Walter Arnold, an accomplished stone carver. Eric learns about what it takes to carve limestone and marble. He also hears about the history of stone carving and early days of Walter's apprenticeship in Italy, including kicking around the same quarry where Michelangelo shopped for his marble. duration 25:33   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3605H] Arlington Arts & Crafts | A Steely Den Tommy and Kevin follow steel beams from fabrication to installation on the addition. Richard works on the HVAC plan for the 2nd and 3rd floors. After the front porch is removed, new footings are placed. Kevin learns how to size a new firebox. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1505H] Water Heater, Home Orchard Watch Richard replace a tank water heater with a more efficient model. Apple picking in your own backyard? Roger shows a homeowner how to start her own orchard. And Tom gives tips on circular saws. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#606H] TV Tray with Jesse Shaw Tommy introduces a new face to the show, furniture maker Jesse Shaw. Jesse works with Tommy to build a contemporary version of the 1950's style TV tray, with an updated curve in the legs to make it more modern. Made out of a rich walnut, Jesse uses bent lamination and modern technology to make an amazingly handy living room essential. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    American Woodshop [#2205H] Broken Arch Wall Cabinets Elegant furniture for the wall! Custom glass transom! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Urban Conversion [#101H] Backyard Farmer Beginning a journey to reduce his family's carbon footprint, Rodman Schley explores the world of backyard farming with urban agriculture guru Sundari Kraft. He finds himself out of his element milking goats, taking care of chickens and learning how to use natural fertilizer to sustain a backyard ecosystem. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    GardenSmart [#4706H] Every garden space is different and oftentimes the objectives for those spaces are also different. GardenSMART visits a talented garden designer who shares some great design ideas. A lot to learn; be sure to tune in. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden's EdibleFeast [#3604H] New York City See how innovative gardeners and farmers make it work in New York City. First, visit a former chef who uses ocean water from Long Island to make her own salt on Manhattan rooftops. Venture into the parks of the city to see the wild bounty available for urban foraging and then ascend to the rooftops of two Brooklyn farms to learn about their gardening techniques. Finally, Chef Einat Admony of Balaboosta restaurant prepares two simple and elegant eggplant dishes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1304H] Embracing The Backyard With more and more people doing "Stay-Cations" it makes sense to put a little time and effort into your outdoor living space. A little grilling, a little relaxing and a few chickens. Come on... Did you really think P. Allen Smith would do a show about embracing the backyard and NOT have chickens? duration 27:48   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#806H] Gardening in the Desert Southwest (Phoenix, Az) When it comes to gardening, one size most certainly does not fit all. What grows well in the cool Pacific Northwest would melt in the Florida heat. What thrives in the mild Southeast might never be hardy enough to handle a typical Midwestern winter? For many of us unfamiliar with the desert southwest, we may believe that nothing can grow there at all. Yet it boasts one of the most horticulturally diverse regions in the country. It just takes a little local knowledge to master the nuances of growing a productive garden there. In this episode, we explore some of the unique beauty, challenges, and benefits to gardening in this part of the country where water is scarce and the brutal heat is the only predictable part of the weather. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#1206H] Washington farmers deliver a big, sweet, cherry harvest. See how harvesting Georgia watermelons is a BIG deal. We'll find out: are those baby carrots really baby carrots? A Michigan farmer saves energy and the environment growing under glass. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Immense Possibilities [#602H] Growing Food, Plants & People With less than 5% of the world's population, our country houses 22% of its prisoners. Would that change if ex-convicts had dignified, fairly-paid work? Two groups that train hard-time prisoners to grow food and to start and run plant-centered businesses are changing the future for ex-convicts, and beginning to change the shameful statistics. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Craftsman's Legacy [#302H] The Yarn Spinner This episode is all about hoof to hat. Meet Maple Smith, a retired schoolteacher who raises her own alpacas, sheers their coats, and spins yarn. Eric gets out of his comfort zone and starts knitting! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1611H] On The Road In America, Part 2 In the second program, "Pack Up Your Troubles," Burt continues the story. This time it's around the theme of wars and crisis, covering the two world wars and the depression. Wars often move people around. The labor force demands of WWI accelerated the move from farms to cities and initiated the Great Migration out of the South. The Depression slowed migration as worried people stayed close to home. The Dust Bowl migration, driven by environmental as well as an economic crisis, was the memorable exception. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#110] Out of London The countryside outside of London echoes with storybook images. Around every hedgerow are mythic castles, ruined abbeys and prehistoric monuments. This time, we leave London and stop at Hampton Court, where Henry VIII wooed Anne Boleyn. We gaze on Oxford's dreamy spires and browse in the real Alice in Wonderland's candy store. Next, we pay a visit to Jane Austen's house, puzzle over the mysterious megaliths of Stonehenge, and pursue tales of Camelot in the royal city of Winchester. Tips on driving in England and visiting country pubs. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#607H] Oslo The proud spirit of the Norwegian people shines in every dimension of their capital city - from its once-fearsome Viking ships to its sleek new Opera House, from tales of World War II heroism to the constant festival of its thriving harbor front. Connecting with the culture, we enjoy art-from Vigeland's statues to Monch's scream-and cap things off by joining local friends for a sail on their fjord. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    On Story [#705H] John Patrick Shanley: Writing for the Stage and Screen Playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director John Patrick Shanley is interviewed. duration 26:52   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:30 pm
    Articulate with Jim Cotter [#105H] The Charming Incongruities of Kevin Barnes Kevin Barnes is the founder and leader of the indie rock band Of Montreal. After 20 years and 14 albums, he's still as much an enigma to those close to him as he is to his fans.
    Pictures of You - Long before selfies, portraits were a way for those who could afford it, to help shape their public image.
    Wale Oyejide - Recognized as one of America's best-dressed men, designer, attorney and afrobeat musician Wale Oyejide is on a mission to help all men unleash their inner fashionisto.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Essential Pepin [#116H] Shell-Ebration Crab Cakes With Avocado Sauce; Oysters Madison; Mussels Poulette; Mussels Gratinee; Clam Fritters. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1204H] The Tadich Grill, Slow Hand BBQ, Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar With a history as storied as The Tadich Grill in San Francisco, it's hard to resist the classic fish menu... unless you want a steak! But nothing says American cuisine like down-home BBQ and we visit Pleasant Hill and Slow Hand BBQ. Our last stop takes us to Oakland, where Vietnamese street food and handmade rice paper rolls are served at Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Woodsongs [#1904H] Celebration of Barbershop Harmony with The Ringmasters, Vintage Mix, The Wildcat Harmonizers & The Time Bandits Barbershop Singing is a passionate, joyful celebration of the human voice. It originated in the late 1800s and early 1900s of America, a hybrid of both black and white expressive cultural forms at the time. The African American influence is sometimes overlooked although these quartets had a very formative role in the development of this style of singing. Popularity of the style faded in the 1920s and was revived in the mid-20th century with help by the Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, founded in 1938 is now known as the Barbershop Harmony Society.
    Performing on this broadcast: The Ringmasters are from Sweden and an official World Champion barbershop ensemble. Their vibrant shows take you from barbershop classics, through Simon and Garfunkel to the Beatles and Elvis Presley. Vintage Mix is a group of 15-year-old quadruplets from the Milwaukee Area that sing in the Barbershop legacy but fuel it with a cutting edge approach. The Wildcat Harmonizers is a group of boys ranging from grades 3-8 who sing four-part barbershop arrangements and do choreography. The Time Bandits are the 2016 Bronze Medalist winners from Kentucky.
    duration 56:33   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#4212H] Cece Winans/St. Paul & The Broken Bones Thrill to an hour of soul and gospel. Grammy-winning legend CeCe Winans sings new songs and classics from her catalog, while breakout sensations St. Paul & the Broken Bones support their acclaimed album Sea of Noise. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Speakeasy [#203H] Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter Cyndi Lauper, the Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award winning singer and social activist, sits down with Tony and Emmy Award winner Billy Porter, star of the Broadway musical "Kinky Boots," to discuss how not only music, but how "Kinky Boots" has changed their lives and the importance of self-acceptance. The pair met when Lauper was writing the music and lyrics to the musical and formed a great friendship. In 2013 Kinky Boots was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and took home six, including the coveted Award for Best Musical. Lauper's win for Best Score makes her the first woman to win alone in that category and Porter took home the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. duration 56:03   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#601H] The Revivalists This alt-rock jam band surged out of Bayou Country in 2007, led by the intoxicating David Shaw and were named by Rolling Stonemagazine as one of 2016's "10 Bands You Need to Know." Shaw's searing vocals together with Zack Feinberg on guitar, Andrew Campanelli on drums, Ed Williams on pedal steel guitar, George Gekas on bass, Rob Ingraham on saxophone, and Michael Girardot on keyboards and trumpet energize fans with their eclectic Southern mix of jazz-funk grooves, blues-rock grit, and warm melodies on "Soulfight" (featured on the TV series NCIS: New Orleans), their No. 1 radio hit "Wish I Knew You" and more. This alt-rock jam band surged out of Bayou Country in 2007, led by the intoxicating David Shaw and were named by Rolling Stonemagazine as one of 2016's "10 Bands You Need to Know." Shaw's searing vocals together with Zack Feinberg on guitar, Andrew Campanelli on drums, Ed Williams on pedal steel guitar, George Gekas on bass, Rob Ingraham on saxophone, and Michael Girardot on keyboards and trumpet energize fans with their eclectic Southern mix of jazz-funk grooves, blues-rock grit, and warm melodies on "Soulfight" (featured on the TV series NCIS: New Orleans), their No. 1 radio hit "Wish I Knew You" and more. duration 56:13   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Live from the Artists Den [#901H] Zac Brown Band On a warm summer evening, multi-platinum country artist Zac Brown Band brought music back to the historic Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills, NY with a hit-filled set under the stars. The multi-talented band showed off its virtuosic skills, picking, fiddling, and harmonizing through such fan favorites as the Caribbean-inspired "Jump Right In" and lovelorn ballad "Sweet Annie" before donning glowing skeleton costumes to perform its rollicking new song, "Day For The Dead," from the 2013 EP, The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1, and sending the frenzied crowd home with a boisterous rendition of its breakout hit single, "Chicken Fried." duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 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
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