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KQED Life: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#512H] Istanbul Where Europe comes face to face with Asia, we'll explore the fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul. We'll lose our way in the Grand Bazaar and feast like kings with locals at a fisherman's wharf. We'll follow the fall of the Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city's ancient wall, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. To escape the city bustle, we'll board a boat on the churning Bosphorus, make friends over backgammon, and try a traditional bath. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 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
  • 1:00 am
    Nature [#3503] Charlie and the Curious Otters Filmmaker Charlie Hamilton James follows the story of three curious river otter orphans in Wisconsin and visits otters all over the globe. Join him as he uncovers the secrets to the otter's survival with innovative experiments, cameras and CGI. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#4416] Killer Volcanoes Join NOVA and a team of volcanologists looking for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged the medieval earth into a deep freeze. Investigate the geologic evidence from Greenland all the way to Antarctica to identify the 750-year-old culprit. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Right to Risk: A 15 Day Journey Through Arizona's Grand Canyon This documentary accompanies eight individuals with disabilities and their guides as they face the daunting challenges of rafting down 225 miles of the Colorado River and wilderness of Grand Canyon. Through interviews shot during the trip, the men and women, all of whom live with significant disabilities including blindness, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, quadriplegia, spina bifida and multiple sclerosis, share their insights to overcome prejudice and negative attitudes, maintain their dignity and assert themselves. During their life-affirming journey, they reflect on their adventure and affirm that it is every individual's right to choose what they are willing to do and risk in pursuit of their dreams. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Gorongosa Park - Rebirth of Paradise [#104H] Hidden Worlds Bob and a team of scientists estimate that the park may hold Africa's largest croc population. Rappelling into deep gorges, they discover forests full of new species and unexplored caves, putting Gorongosa on the map as one of Africa's last frontiers. duration 55:31   SRND51 TVPG
  • 5:00 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)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#506] Shanghai China's new powerhouse, Shanghai dazzles with fantastic skyscrapers, non-stop shopping and delicious dining. From traditional Tai Chi in the parks and teahouses to market madness and tumbling acrobats, Rudy explores tradition and modernity in this burgeoning city. Excursions to the gardens of Suzhou and the canal town Zhouzhuang bring the ancient past alive. Tips on getting around and eating well. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#717] Lunge! Combine a lunge with a hamstring stretch to loosen up your hips, then strengthen your arms and test your balance with Two-Hand Snake Pose. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#23] 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 [#24] 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 [#226] duration 26:57   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1409] Breathing Mary Ann offers several techniques to develop healthy breathing habits. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#803Z] Stress Relieving Workout duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1206H] The Great Rivers of Europe: Nuremberg to Linz Burt starts off in Nuremberg with visits to the 900 year old Imperial Castle, the open farmers' market and his favorite spice cookie shop. Then he sails to Regensburg to visit the remains of an ancient Roman fort. Next he cruises through the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey where the Benedictine monks have been brewing one of Europe's great beers since 1050. In Linz, we learn about the Linzertorte and see the world's largest church organ. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 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
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#213] Europe's Getaways A key attraction of travel in Europe is that 30 minutes outside of any city there lurks a getaway, a quiet spot to catch one's breath. In this program, we explore a few such magic places. We begin in peaceful Holland with visits to the windmills and canals of Zaanse Schans and Delft. Then, in the Bavarian Alps, we breathe in pristine Mittenwald and check out the handiwork of a local violinmaker. In Austria, a cruise on the Danube takes us to a spectacular Baroque abbey. Finally, in Tuscany, we go underground to ancient Etruscan tombs beneath the town of Orvieto and sample great wine at Castello Banfi. Tips on how to find one's own hideaway, how to meet locals and how to avoid much tourist hassle. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#404H] Swiss Roots Joseph joins his producer and wife, Julie, on her search for her Swiss roots in and around Lucerne, Switzerland. Their hunt takes Travelscope atop Mount Pilatus where they scale the local peaks, try their hand at cheese making and then travel across Lake Lucerne to historic alp horn and handoergeli (Swiss accordion) shops in the village of Schwyz. In Ebikon and Koelliken Julie takes a walk in her grandparents' footsteps and shares a glass of local wine and a pot of fondue with her long-lost and newly-met Swiss relatives. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#605H] Jazzin' Up Veggies Host Laura Theodore makes veggies taste great! Jazz singer Kelle Jolly joins Laura in the kitchen to prepare Root Veggie and Lentil Trio Stew, a satisfying combo of vegetables combined with hearty lentils. Next up, Miso-Parsley Hummus offers a delicious twist on a classic dip, with Kale Salad served on the side. For dessert ... more veggies! Woodwind musician Will Boyd joins Laura to taste her Festive Sweet Potato Pie a yummy way to showcase vegetables at the close of any meal. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#514H] Beer Makes It Better Chef Keller shows how beer can add richness and great flavor to many dishes. Using apricot beer, he marinates yellowtail for a luscious sashimi treat. Then he makes an unforgettable fried chicken with beer and lots of great spices. The beer fest continues with an assortment of ice-cream beer floats. Yellowtail Sashimi with Apricot Beer, Fried Chicken "HK" Style , & Ice-Cream Beer Floats. duration 25:26   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#109] Leah Chase Chef Leah Chase cooks up her famous fried chicken, baking-powder biscuits and sweet potato pie on a pecan crust, giving viewers a taste of her New Orleans fare. Chase provides some "no-nonsense" steps for preparing down-home cooking. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2510] Festival of the Candles - La Festa Dei Ceri Mary Ann takes a deep breath and plunges into the crowd-filled excitement generated by the oldest festival in Italy. Held in the medieval town of Gubbio, the food, music and camaraderie are unlike anything you've ever seen. And the traditional Cheese Bread Mary Ann makes nella cucina is unlike anything you've ever tasted. Join in the celebration and bring your appetite! duration 26:54   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#308H] Cook Once, Eat Twice Sara's easy strategy for quick meals is to cook once, eat twice. Spicy Roast Pork is a simple and delicious meal any night, but a visit with her brother to a Vietnamese food joint inspires Sara to turn that pork into delectable pork Banh Mi Sandwiches later in the week. Sauteed Duck Breasts one night become delicious Peking Duck Wraps the next. Magic! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Woodsmith Shop [#905H] In The Shop with Details of Craftsmanship Key techniques for building a Greene & Greene table are featured in Details of Craftsmanship. duration 26:52   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Woodwright's Shop [#3607H] Saw Like A Butterfly The great poet-athlete Muhammad Ali inspires the best lessons in woodworking - Saw Like a Butterfly, Plane Like a Bee! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#3113H] Rope Sewing Reinvented, Part 1 Sewing yards and yards of cotton rope or clothesline cording together to create baskets, trivets, or bags is not a new technique. Twenty-something Lindsey Zinno, took the tried and true method and added a modern look with clean lines. She joins Nancy to show how to incorporate thread and fabric with cotton rope to sew home decor and accessories that are functional as well as artistic. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2815] Stitching A Sewing Community Together Learn firsthand about ties that bind a Sewing and Stitchery Expo together. Nancy interviews people that bring together the largest "sewing community-the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA. Among those interviewed were Pati Palmer, renowned pattern designer; Tula Pink, fabric designer; Kathy Marrone, editor of Vogue Patterns magazine; Candice Jewett, sewing/quilting teacher; Tina Torrey, Kathy Ackley, Brittany Revel, and Debbie Wilson, customers/students; and Joanne Ross, celebrating 30 years as director and founder of the expo. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1419H] Hawai'i - Ed Kenney Coconuts, opah and plantains all show up in this week's dishes as Ming heads to Hawai'i. Ming catches up with chef Ed Kenney on Ma'oOrganic Farms to harvest ingredients and coconuts for a few exotic dish and drinks. Heading to the kitchen, Ming and Ed create two unique takes on traditional dishes, before sitting down to taste their Hawai'ian creations. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#601H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#505H] Side Dishes Spice up everyday side dishes with the distinctive ingredients of the Gulf. Four recipes-creamed coconut spinach, eggplant with herbs and yogurt, cauliflower salad with roasted chickpeas, and za'atar smashed potatoes-will brighten any meal! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#422H] Olive Oil Olive oil reigns in Lidia's kitchen, and in this episode she teaches how to use it from appetizer to soup to dessert. She begins with a delicious tomato and bread salad - a delicious tossed salad of country bread and juicy ripe tomatoes known as panzanella; a nourishing rice and lentil soup and a cannoli napoleon, a new twist on the old cannoli: ricotta cream with crunchy almonds and chocolate layered between fried pastry. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#108] Charlie Trotter Chef Charlie Trotter prepares one of his innovative main dishes, Seared Scallops With Curried Carrot Broth, and follows this entree with a modern fruit dessert, Warm Peach Soup With a Trio of Sorbets-- blackberry, yogurt, and watermelon. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#206H] Chockfull of Surprises Surprising tastes, tricks, and techniques in this show as Jacques checks the labels on canned ingredients to make Pumpkin Gratin. He hides treasures inside Tomato Surprise and naps the Grilled Striped Bass with Romesco Sauce. To complete the menu some of the best Californian brandy made, makes its appearance in Cherries In Armagnac Sauce with Pound Cake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#206H] Hearty Greens Growing up, Joanne spent many hours in her grandparents' garden. You can't get more fresh than a farm, so they're going to Beet Generation Farm to hang out with a new generation of organic farmers, and then to an Italian market. With their greens, Joanne and her student Geoff will make a dandelion, dale and kumquat salad with Marrakech spiced walnuts, and then grilled broccoli rabe wrapped in prosciutto. Come join them down on the farm. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1616H] Italian with Ease Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making semolina gnocchi at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of balsamic vinegar. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Italian sausage with grapes and balsamic vinegar. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#308H] The Pioneers Discover how Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros are connected to pioneers who broke new ground and paved the way for their modern-day descendants to continue shaping our culture. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Edgar Allan Poe: American Masters [#3103H] Discover the real story of the notorious author, starring Denis O'Hare as Edgar Allan Poe. The program explores the misrepresentations of Poe and reveals how he tapped into what it means to be human in a modern and sometimes frightening world. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:30 pm
    Trilogy of Terror: Theater of the Mind KTWU's Theatre of the Mind presents an all-new production in the style of a 1940's radio play. Based on three classic stories and adapted by playwright Philip Grecian. "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe; "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving; "The Cats of Ulthar" by H. P. Lovecraft. As has been the custom with these dramas, the actors often play multiple roles and employ vintage microphones to simulate radio's Golden Age with live physical sound effects. They portray period radio performers, and so the haunted presence of Poe's House of Usher, the hoofbeats of the Headless Horseman and the horrific fantasy with felines is created through "theater of the mind" in the imagination of the listening audience. duration 58:30   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    Edgar Allan Poe's Mystery Theatre Winner of a 2015 Telly Award and nominated for a 2015 Southeast Emmy for Best Writer, this program is a fictional account fusing the biography of America's first great mystery writer with his most bizarre tales. In the dramatization, Poe enjoys his emerging notoriety in the New York literary clubs, where he squanders his celebrity status on a strange poker bet.
    Scoundrel? Genius? Madman? Poe suddenly uproots his family and returns to his childhood home in Richmond, Virginia, on a desperate quest to revive the crumbling theatre where his mother once performed. His bitterest rival and former friend, the reverend Rufus W. Griswold, follows Poe on a mission to destroy his fragile legacy. In Richmond, Griswold allies himself with Poe's estranged foster-father John Allan, to try to take control of his literary work.
    Seemingly oblivious to the plot against him, Poe enlists the help of his family and friends, and even his rivals, to bring his works to the stage. His own struggle with alcohol and poverty, which causes deep tension with his loyal wife Virginia, forms the back-story to his tour-de-force The Cask of Amontillado, leaving the audience in shock. The finale is capped off by Poe's dark comedy Hop-Frog: A Tale of Revenge, which delivers poetic justice upon his enemies.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#213] Europe's Getaways A key attraction of travel in Europe is that 30 minutes outside of any city there lurks a getaway, a quiet spot to catch one's breath. In this program, we explore a few such magic places. We begin in peaceful Holland with visits to the windmills and canals of Zaanse Schans and Delft. Then, in the Bavarian Alps, we breathe in pristine Mittenwald and check out the handiwork of a local violinmaker. In Austria, a cruise on the Danube takes us to a spectacular Baroque abbey. Finally, in Tuscany, we go underground to ancient Etruscan tombs beneath the town of Orvieto and sample great wine at Castello Banfi. Tips on how to find one's own hideaway, how to meet locals and how to avoid much tourist hassle. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 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
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1202H] Cruising The Rivers of Europe: Amsterdam to Cologne During the past decade, cruising the great rivers of Europe has become one of the most popular vacations for American tourists. In this program, Burt introduces you to Amsterdam, tours a museum dedicated to the history of women's handbags, and sails along the Rhine to Cologne. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      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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      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

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