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KQED Life: Sunday, July 16, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Sunday, July 16, 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
    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
  • 2:00 am
    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
  • 3:00 am
    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
  • 4:00 am
    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
  • 5:00 am
    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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Eat to Live with Joel Fuhrman, MD Cut through the hype and get the facts you need to lose weight and lower blood pressure and cholesterol without drugs. Dr. Fuhrman provides the latest research that sets you on the path to recovery even if you have diabetes or pre-diabetes. duration 1:52:50   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Hamilton's America This documentary provides intimate access to Lin-Manuel Miranda and his colleagues during the two years leading up to the Broadway opening of the musical "Hamilton." It combines interviews with experts and prominent personalities, footage of the production in New York, and cast-led expeditions to DC, Philadelphia and New York. duration 1:58:20   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 10:00 am
    Ken Burns: America's Storyteller [#103B] American Sampler This program focuses its attention on the many single documentaries and short series that Ken Burns has produced over the years. It explores the tremendous depth and breadth of his work with a special emphasis on films about Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, Jackie Robinson and others. duration 1:28:48   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution This program offers a look back at the creation, and ongoing influence, of the revolutionary 1967 Beatles album, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." When The Beatles stopped playing live in 1966, they suddenly had the time to pour all of their energy into writing and recording, creating an album that was a performance unto itself. Released in 1967, after what had been essentially a media blackout on what the band had been up to, the album was immediately a sensation and was recognized as a new chapter, not just in rock music, but in the history of all music.
    Hosted by British television presenter Howard Goodall, this film uses visually striking elements to conjure up the psychedelic world of Sgt. Pepper, provide context for the culture of the day, and show how the album was driving force within that culture. It also highlights how contemporary projects, like Beyonce's "Lemonade", would be unthinkable today had The Beatles not completely upended the whole concept of what an album should be. And for the Beatles fan in all of us, the show offers up material that has been squirreled away for decades, known only to a handful of people at Abbey Road Studios, including recordings of studio chat, and isolated instrument tracks and vocals.
    duration 59:21   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:00 pm
    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  
  • 3:00 pm
    Best of Trains Around North America For more than a quarter of a century, Great Scenic Railway Journeys and its creator, Robert Van Camp, have captured the world of Tourist Railway Adventures. In this anniversary special, Robert has selected his top 10 favorite rail journeys in North America.
    More than just a tour, these stories capture railroads as they defined the spirit of North America, creating a new industry and re-writing the history of North America's transportation. Hosted by Grammy-winning musician and storyteller David Holt, this program looks at our favorite profiles, telling the unforgettable stories of historic and scenic tourist railroads from across the country. A number of these profiles have been updated since their original broadcast.
    duration 1:56:56   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    KQED NEWSROOM [#439H] duration 27:46   STEREO
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#806H] Puerto Rico Austerity Puerto Rico remains an island of economic distress, with high unemployment, a poverty rate three times the U.S. mainland, and a per-capita income half that of the poorest state, Mississippi. Beyond its recession, Puerto Rico is saddled with a massive $72 billion debt. The worsening economic conditions have prompted the flight of more than 450,000 Puerto Ricans, who are U.S. citizens, for states like Texas and Florida in the last 10 years. On Sunday, just a month after Puerto Rico voted to become a full-fledged U.S. state, NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports on how new austerity measures imposed by Congress, and designed to reduce the debt, are being received. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Changing Seas [#302H] Reef Revival In the emerging science of coral reef restoration, marine biologists and resource managers are discovering naturally occurring mechanisms that promote coral growth and restore ecological balance in these gardens of the sea. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Nature [#3407] Yosemite Yosemite Valley is a land forged in wildfire and sculpted by water, the delicate balance of these two elements are essential to the creatures and trees that call this land their home. But with climates changing and temperatures rising, the Sierras are under siege. Water is scarcer and the threat of fire is more common. Join scientists, experts, and adventurers as they trudge through mountains of snow, climb trees as tall as buildings, and soar high in the air to spy just how these global changes are affecting one of America's greatest wildernesses. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 pm
    Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival [#804H] Jon Ballantyne Trio Pianist and composer Jon Ballantyne has released 10 albums and won two Juno Awards. He is an artist who deftly combines the unknown with the known. Listening to the wondrous sounds he makes at the piano, audiences can never be sure where he will take the music next. There can be a palpable sense that they are hearing a feeling, harmony, melody or rhythm they may be familiar with, and at the same time, they are likely to be figuratively on the edge of their seats, excited, gratified that they are being taken on a musical adventure unlike anything they may have experienced previously. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 pm
    Great Performances at the Met [#808H] Werther Director Richard Eyre returns to the Met with a new staging of Jules Massenet's tragic romance "Werther," starring Jonas Kaufmann and Elina Garanca in their first Met performances as the brooding poet Werther and his unattainable love, Charlotte. Lisette Oropesa sings the role of Sophie, Charlotte's sister; David Bizic makes his Met debut as Charlotte's fiance, Albert; and Jonathan Summers is Charlotte's father, Le Bailli. Alain Altinoglu conducts the first new Met production of the opera in more than 40 years. duration 2:25:39   SRND51 TVPG
  • 11:30 pm
    Articulate with Jim Cotter [#110H] Orchestrating Hits Classically trained cellist Larry Gold has spent a lifetime orchestrating pop classics. Today he's helping bring out the soul in R&B and Hip-hop.
    Goldberg Variations; Timeless Virtuosity - Bach's centuries old, devilishly difficult, Goldberg Variations, continue to fascinate audiences and challenge pianists.
    The Illustrious Kevin Cornell - Kevin Cornell's illustrations have a remarkable capacity to evoke childlike emotion, even in adults.
    Perceptual Shift - Whether created for commercial, political, or personal ends, sculptor Michael Murphy's installations are perceptual puzzles.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Changing Seas [#302H] Reef Revival In the emerging science of coral reef restoration, marine biologists and resource managers are discovering naturally occurring mechanisms that promote coral growth and restore ecological balance in these gardens of the sea. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Nature [#3407] Yosemite Yosemite Valley is a land forged in wildfire and sculpted by water, the delicate balance of these two elements are essential to the creatures and trees that call this land their home. But with climates changing and temperatures rising, the Sierras are under siege. Water is scarcer and the threat of fire is more common. Join scientists, experts, and adventurers as they trudge through mountains of snow, climb trees as tall as buildings, and soar high in the air to spy just how these global changes are affecting one of America's greatest wildernesses. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/5/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 5, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

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