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KQED Life: Sunday, August 19, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Sunday, August 19, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Revolutionaries [#112H] The Startup Game Author and venture capital pioneer Bill Draper in conversation with KQED's Dave Iverson. duration 53:13   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Doo Wop Love Songs (My Music) The 1950s and Doo Wop love songs go hand in hand like two straws and a shake. And now America's favorite malt shop memories are back with this Doo Wop collection for lovers only. Its Doo Wop's biggest and best hits assembled into a collection featuring all romance and teenage love songs for sweethearts. Hosts Jerry Butler and Cousin Brucie Morrow bring back the backseat ballads in this celebration of great vocal groups - recorded the weekend of May 16, 2007 at The Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The program features performances from The Tokens, The Dubs, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Larry Chance and the Earls, and a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of The Original Drifters (Ben E. King, Charlie Thomas, Bobby Hendricks, and Bill Pinkney). duration 1:50:10   STEREO
  • 3:00 am
    Leonard Cohen Live In London For over four decades, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater depths of mystery and meaning as time goes on. His songs have set a virtually unmatched standard in their seriousness and range. Sex, spirituality, religion, power - he has relentlessly examined the largest issues in human lives, always with a full appreciation of how elusive answers can be to the vexing questions he raises.
    But those questions, and the journey he has traveled in seeking to address them, are the ever-shifting substance of his work, as well as the reasons why his songs never lose their overwhelming emotional force. Documentaries, awards, tribute albums and the ongoing march of artists eager to record his songs all acknowledge the peerless contribution Cohen has made to what one of his titles aptly calls "The Tower of Song."
    duration 1:27:58   STEREO
  • 4:30 am
    Carole King - James Taylor Live at the Troubadour In November 2007, James Taylor and Carole King, joined by the same Los Angeles band who played with James and Carole when they first appeared at the Troubadour in 1971, re-united for 6 shows to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary LA club. James, Carole and the band who became The Section - Danny Kortchmar, Lee Sklar and Russ Kunkel - together performed a remarkable set of songs. Peter Asher, who was deeply involved in the original 1971 show, produced the recordings of the reunion; Martyn Atkins directed the filming with a nimble crew to capture what has become a much-anticipated and historic program. This program is an entire concert from the extraordinary 2007 reunion. duration 1:27:49   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Brain Fitness 2: Sight and Sound [#1] This program is designed to help people get the most from their senses as they age. It looks at the two important senses of vision and hearing, how they change throughout life, and what we can do to keep them healthy and fully functional. We know that we begin to experience decline in most cognitive functions in our 30s and 40s. As we grow older, the rate of decline increases, and the cumulative effects become more noticeable. We have increasing difficulty remembering, paying close attention, responding rapidly, performing complex tasks and our coordination and movement and many other cognitive functions that once came easily are now more difficult. But what we notice most is the difficulty hearing in a noisy place or seeing when we look at someone placed in front of a bright light, and we find that our reading slows. These are symptoms of elemental physical changes in the aging brain. The problem is more than just lapses in memory. This program is based on neuro-plasticity - the ability of the brain to change and adapt -- even rewire itself! It studies how we see and how that changes through life. Host: Dr. Michael Merzenich. duration 1:59:11   STEREO
  • 6:30 am
    ADD & Mastering It! From the team of comedians behind the ground breaking documentary ADD & Loving It!?! comes a new, entertaining and empowering film. Patrick McKenna and Rick Green make it clear that there is much that can be done to not just manage this disorder, but turn it to your advantage. The program goes through 36 practical tips for managing one's ADD or ADHD.
    The program is fast and funny. As adults with ADHD Patrick and Rick keep it light. The 36 Tips are specifically chosen to be ADHD/ADD-friendly. What works for most people is often counter-productive for ADDers. For example, meditation is challenging enough for the average person; for the ADDer it's daunting. But experts explain "the walking meditation," and Rick shows how to seize small moments throughout the day to recover and relax. Some of the tips are simple tricks that help focus and motivation: Choose Your Distraction, Chunk It Up, Keep Stuff Together.
    Backing up Patrick and Rick are many experts, who explain the neurology and psychology of this condition. The list of experts is a who's who of psychiatrists, psychologists and authors. From the opening moments of the film the viewer will be laughing and engaged - because that's how ADHD/ADD folks learn best.
    duration 1:26:59   STEREO
  • 8:00 am
    Happiness Advantage with Shawn Achor, The Positive psychology expert Shawn Achor demonstrates how to use the latest scientific research on happiness to find success in every aspect of our lives. Most people believe that once they land that long-awaited promotion, make more money, get their kids into the right schools, lose a few pounds, or find a meaningful relationship, then they'll be happy. But based on recent discoveries in the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience, Achor shows us that that formula for happiness is wrong. In fact, it's backwards.

    It turns out, happiness actually fuels success, not the other way around.This is what Achor calls The Happiness Advantage. When we become more positive, our brain becomes more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient and productive. The result is an advantage over the entirety of our life - improving success at work, creating better health, better relationships with our loved ones, and creating a happier home.
    duration 1:28:37   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:30 am
    Dr. Fuhrman's Immunity Solution! Joel Fuhrman, MD, is a leading expert and board-certified medical specialist in the prevention and reversing of disease. This program shows us how we can become almost totally resistant to colds, influenza, and other infections. The evidence is overwhelming: we can supercharge our immune system to protect our bodies against disease - everything from the common cold to cancer. Nutritional science has made phenomenal strides and discoveries in recent years, and when this new research is applied it enables us to seize control of our health like never before. duration 1:58:54   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Great Performances Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic, under the direction of music director Alan Gilbert, this September 2011 concert was popular Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli's special gift to New York City. Award-winning journalist Paula Zahn is the evening's host. Bocelli was joined that rainy, windswept evening by pop stars Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti and David Foster, and from the classical world, bass baritone Bryn Terfel, sopranos Ana Maria Martinez and Pretty Yende, and violinist Nicola Benedetti, along with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, under the direction of Joe Miller. Bocelli presented a varied repertoire that includes well known arias, fan favorites, and some new surprises. duration 2:29:01   SRND51 TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 2:00 pm
    Doo Wop Love Songs (My Music) The 1950s and Doo Wop love songs go hand in hand like two straws and a shake. And now America's favorite malt shop memories are back with this Doo Wop collection for lovers only. Its Doo Wop's biggest and best hits assembled into a collection featuring all romance and teenage love songs for sweethearts. Hosts Jerry Butler and Cousin Brucie Morrow bring back the backseat ballads in this celebration of great vocal groups - recorded the weekend of May 16, 2007 at The Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The program features performances from The Tokens, The Dubs, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Larry Chance and the Earls, and a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of The Original Drifters (Ben E. King, Charlie Thomas, Bobby Hendricks, and Bill Pinkney). duration 1:50:10   STEREO
  • 4:00 pm
    Happiness Advantage with Shawn Achor, The Positive psychology expert Shawn Achor demonstrates how to use the latest scientific research on happiness to find success in every aspect of our lives. Most people believe that once they land that long-awaited promotion, make more money, get their kids into the right schools, lose a few pounds, or find a meaningful relationship, then they'll be happy. But based on recent discoveries in the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience, Achor shows us that that formula for happiness is wrong. In fact, it's backwards.

    It turns out, happiness actually fuels success, not the other way around.This is what Achor calls The Happiness Advantage. When we become more positive, our brain becomes more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient and productive. The result is an advantage over the entirety of our life - improving success at work, creating better health, better relationships with our loved ones, and creating a happier home.
    duration 1:28:37   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:30 pm
    Carole King - James Taylor Live at the Troubadour In November 2007, James Taylor and Carole King, joined by the same Los Angeles band who played with James and Carole when they first appeared at the Troubadour in 1971, re-united for 6 shows to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary LA club. James, Carole and the band who became The Section - Danny Kortchmar, Lee Sklar and Russ Kunkel - together performed a remarkable set of songs. Peter Asher, who was deeply involved in the original 1971 show, produced the recordings of the reunion; Martyn Atkins directed the filming with a nimble crew to capture what has become a much-anticipated and historic program. This program is an entire concert from the extraordinary 2007 reunion. duration 1:27:49   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 7:00 pm
    Oscar Hammerstein II - Out of My Dreams An entertaining look at the innovative genius who created musical theater as we know it today. His career spanned almost 40 years, from operettas such as "Rose-Marie" and "The Desert Song," to the groundbreaking "Show Boat," to the legendary musicals he wrote with Richard Rodgers - "Oklahoma!" - "Carousel" - "South Pacific" - "The King and I" - "Flower Drum Song" - and "The Sound of Music." duration 1:29:00   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 pm
    Great Performances [#3711(] Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies The little girl with a big voice returns with a special showcasing the great songs from the silver screen. Recorded in the movie palace splendor of the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, Jackie puts her own unique stamp on such audience favorites as "My Heart Will Go On" (Titanic), "Some Enchanted Evening" (South Pacific), "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (The Lion King), "Pure Imagination" (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), "When She Loved Me" (Toy Story 2) and many more. duration 58:17   SRND51 TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Arthur Hanlon's Encanto Del Caribe Pianist/composer Arthur Hanlon, the most recognized name in Latin instrumental music today, brings together some of the biggest and brightest stars in Latin music for a thrilling "Caribbean Fantasy" that includes a mix of Latin standards beloved by music lovers everywhere and original material that spans all cultural influence and appeal, including instrumentals and songs sung in English and Italian. The concert, taped at the historic San Cristobal fort in Puerto Rico, features crossover superstar Marc Anthony, living legend Cheo Feliciano, former New York Yankee Bernie Williams, top-selling female Italian artist Laura Pausini, Grammy-winning Spanish singer Natalia Jimenez, and newcomer Ana Isabelle. Set in the 500-year old castle fort, a United States National Historic Site which has never before allowed crews inside, and backed by a 40-piece orchestra, dancers, acrobats and scenic views of Puerto Rico, the concert song list is the perfect soundtrack to escape to a "Caribbean Fantasy," or "delight" that is the show name's English translation, an aural and visual escape for audiences. duration 57:40   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:30 pm
    Love Your Way to Happiness with Dr Michael Brown A look at the concepts with the forthcoming book written by the Senior Minister at Marble Collegiate Church duration 29:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3509H] Allen Toussaint Legendary New Orleans songwriter Allen Toussaint hits the ACL stage with songs from his latest LP, The Bright Mississippi, and classic hits like "Southern Nights." duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
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