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KQED Life: Saturday, September 29, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, September 29, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#210H] The Best of West Ireland: Dingle, Galway, and the Aran Islands Ireland in the extreme is best experienced on its west coast in Gaeltachts, where the people speak Gaelic and the rugged villages have changed little over the generations. After exploring the rugged and remote Aran Islands, we settle into Galway, dance in a castle at a medieval folk banquet and delve into Ireland in the extreme: Dingle Peninsula. Ringing with traditional music from its rustic pubs, dotted with prehistoric "fairy forts," if you'll fall in love with Ireland, chances are it'll be right here. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1010] Springfield, Illinois Burt takes us for a ride on America's great mother road, Route 66, and tells us how it transformed the way the world eats. We'll also discover the true origin of the corn dog, the filled dough nut, the horseshoe sandwich, root beer and Abraham Lincoln's favorite cake. We'll visit Abraham Lincoln's hometown and see what his personal life was really like. duration 26:35   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    San Francisco Opera [#302H] Salome German soprano Nadja Michael stars as the seductress Salome in Richard Strauss's biblical drama. Tenor Kim Begley sings the role of King Herod with bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as Jokanaan (John the Baptist). The cast also features mezzo-soprano Irina Mishura (Herodias) and tenor Garrett Sorenson (Narraboth). San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts. duration 1:53:47   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    POV [#2509H] El Velador (The Night Watchman) From dusk to dawn, "El Velador (The Night Watchman)" accompanies Martin, a guard who watches over the extravagant mausoleums of some of Mexico's most notorious drug lords. In the labyrinth of the cemetery, this film about violence without violence reminds us that, amid the turmoil of a drug war that has claimed more than 50,000 lives, ordinary existence persists in Mexico and quietly defies the dead. Directed by Natalia Almada. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Global Voices [#119] Greener Grass: Cuba, Baseball and the United States Since 1866, Cubans have lovingly played baseball, a game that represented independence and modernity. Both Cuba and the U.S. embraced the game, but in distinct ways. Set against the backdrop of the choppy history of U.S.-Cuban relations, this program documents how both countries have used baseball as a political tool and how the sport has operated as both bridge and barrier between the two lands. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#110] Desert Birds, Bats and Wildflowers Joseph discovers the desert's subtle attractions when Joseph travels from California Wildflowers to Yuma, Arizona's Birding and Nature Festival. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#104] Turkey's Turquoise Coast Viewers will be forgiven for thinking the southern Turkish coast on the Mediterranean Sea more closely resembles the Italian countryside or Greek islands. That's because the best Greek and Roman ruins are found in Turkey. Great, ancient towns of Ephesus, Antalya, Myra and Dalyan dot the Turkish coast, tempting visitors to step back into time when lavish Roman homes and markets dotted the landscape. Boarding a gulet, the traditional wooden Turkish boat, for a Blue Cruise, Rudy departs from the popular seaside town of Bodrum for a watery visit along the coast with stops to tour dramatic, historic ruins. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#709] Perfect Posture Wai Lana shows you a series of poses to loosen the shoulders and open the chest, making good posture a breeze. duration 27:55   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 [#126] Long Holds - Version Three With Side Plank, Charlie Chaplin, Supta Baddha Konasana, Camel. duration 27:10   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1101] Safe Driving Skills Mary Ann combines a number of exercises to sharpen driving skills by working the brain, eyes and hand/eye coordination. duration 27:27   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#615] Stretch & Strengthening Full body stretch and strengthening workout. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3205H] Porsche Boxster S * Road Test: 2013 Porsche Boxster S * Road Test: 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In * Goss' Garage: Buying Parts Online duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2610] Front Entry Curb Appeal Dean and Miriam look at roofing, stone, garage doors and stamped concrete from the curb appeal perspective as a new home is built. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3125H] Barrington Project, Part 9 of 10 Builder Andy Tiplady sets 4"x4" glass tile in the kitchen using a light green grout (mixed with a latex additive) as the adhesive to set the tile and give a depth of color to the backsplash that thinset would not allow. Outside, the new insulated steel garage door is up; inside, host Kevin O'Connor works with Andy to install a garage storage system from the home center to keep the space organized. At the front deck, carpenter Chris Aguiar finishes up the cable railing system. The frame is white powder-coated aluminum, with stainless steel cables making up horizontal "balusters." The cables are strung with Teflon washers and grommets that separate the dissimilar metals in order to prevent corrosion. Fireplace specialist Mark Galenski installs a gas stove in the corner of the living room that will become a focal point at night, when the water views are no longer visible. Electrician John Butterfield installs a new LED down light in the front hall that's perfect for retrofit applications, and lighting designer Evelyn Audet shows how she's used layers of light to create distinct spaces within the open floor plan. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1025H] Installing a Manual Transfer Switch; Fixing a Clogged Sewer Line Host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron travel to Annapolis, Maryland, to install a manual transfer switch for a portable generator. Then Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard heads to Dallas to fix a sewer line that is clogged with tree roots. duration 25:10   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#213H] Potting Station The final project in season 2 is a Potting Station, perfect for any outdoor gardening space. To gather inspiration for the project, Tommy heads on a Rough Cut Road Trip to the Massachusetts Horticultural Association in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where gardens curator David Fiske shows Tommy what is needed for the perfect potting station. Back in the shop, Tommy is joined by friend and fellow woodworker Al D'Attanasio. duration 27:56   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    The Woodwright's Shop [#3112H] Offset Turning duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    American Woodshop [#1912] Scroll Saw Inlays Box accents and floor inlays enhance wooden heirlooms. duration 26:46   TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#2811] Summertime is berry time. Learn from experts as GS visits growers who know their business. Tune in as we talk berries. duration 28:09   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3403Z] Light Up Your Garden Host Jamie Durie visits the renowned Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California, to take a closer look at specimens that reflect light, absorb light or bring light into the garden. Meanwhile, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom is in New York City searching for a cleaner, greener Big Apple. The city is attempting to shrink its carbon footprint, and one of the ways it's succeeding is through the "Million Trees" initiative. The New York Restoration Project is behind this effort - planting trees one at a time - and it's starting to make a real difference. Finally, Chef Michel Nischan creates a delicious, healthy "three sisters" succotash featuring beans, corn and pumpkin. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#209H] Beans & Things In this episode of Garden to Table, P. Allen Smith is harvesting beans for use in the kitchen. Allen also visits a soybean farm and has some gardening tips for planting asparagus beans. And food trucks are taking the nation by storm... a visit with one that is dedicated to keeping it green. duration 27:09   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#225H] Composting in the Twenty-First Century Rapid growth in genetically modified seeds and hybrid varieties of edibles makes saving organic seeds for commercial sale critical. See how it's done and how you can do it at home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#804H] Head for the school room to see how Wisconsin's "Farm to Fork" program benefits students. Explore the science behind Arizona's plan to turn algae into livestock feed. Join the trek to California's asparagus fields...just in time for the harvest. Serve yourself to a helping of history on sweet potatoes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#106] Newfoundland - Winter/Summer Joseph travels to Canada's Eastern-most province in winter and summer in search of cultural, scenic and wildlife adventures. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#101] Bolivia: The Altiplano Art journeys to one of the earth's most extreme environments-the high, rugged and remote Altiplano. More lunar than earthly in appearance, Bolivia's high plain is a land lost in time. The Altiplano's dazzling dreamscapes include the world's largest salt flat, an island of golden cactus, scarlet-tinted lakes, twin volcanoes and surreal skies. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1009] San Francisco, California San Francisco is a city whose present day gleam began with the discovery of glittering gold. The people who settled San Francisco came from all over the world and as they mixed together they established the traditions that make San Francisco what it is today. We'll look at the city's unique history, love of opulence and appreciation of good food. duration 27:30   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#513] Mexico City and Ixtapa Mexico City, the world's largest metropolis, is modern, crowded, cosmopolitan, and steeped in tradition. Rudy begins with Mexico's ancient roots just outside the city at pre-Aztec Teotihuacan. The superb National Museum of Anthropology provides more insights into ancient Mexico. For modern day excitement, we hang out at the Zocolo, the world's second largest square and the center of national life since the Aztec era. Finally we head beach-ward to the resorts of Ixtapa- Zihuatanejo on the Mexican Riviera. Tips on getting around and water sports. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#209H] South Ireland: Waterford to the Ring of Kerry We find the story of Ireland strewn along its fascinating south coast: Waterford's much-loved crystal factory; the Kennedy family homestead; the Dunbrody famine ship; and Kinsale's star-shaped fortresses. After learning why locals don't kiss the Blarney Stone, we savor the scenic charms of the Emerald Isle-driving the Ring of Kerry. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Equitrekking Adventures [#604] Kentucky Kentucky is a state well known for its horses. In Equitrekking Kentucky, discover wildflowers, a historic mill site and rolling green hills on the trails at Shaker Village on horseback. With Shaker Village's naturalist, TV host Darley Newman gets the rare chance to ride horses through the center of this well-preserved historic village. Viewers learn about Kentucky's agricultural past as Darley rides smooth Tennessee Walking horses with a local resident, who is proud of her multi-generational farm and its heritage. Next, Equitrekking takes on the trails at Land Between the Lakes and Barren River State Park in Western Kentucky, imagining what this land looked like at a time when Native Americans and buffalo roamed the tall grasslands of Kentucky. In Lexington, join Darley to see diverse breeds at the Kentucky Horse Park and attend a fast-paced, world-class equestrian competition, the Rolex Three Day. Next, visit a Thoroughbred rehabilitation center, where horses from the racetrack are rehabilitated so that they may find new homes. Darley is introduced to a very special horse, King D, who has made a positive change and is on the road to finding a new home. duration 26:16   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#516] Favianna Rodriguez, Ben Levy and Julio Morales * Favianna Rodriguez is part of a tradition of Chicano graphic artists that dates back to the 60's. A 28-year-old self-taught artist, Rodriguez spent her teen years in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood attending free community art workshops. Spark watches as she creates silkscreen and offset posters and follows her to a Day Laborer's Conference to create dialogue around her latest work.
    * Though only 5 years old, LEVYdance has made a big splash in the SF dance community. The artistic director Ben Levy, a 29 year old UC Berkeley grad, was named one of the "Top 25 to watch" by Dance Magazine. Levy is choreographing a new work tentatively called "Patterns of Flight", based on the veiled past of his Iranian-Jewish parents. He's collaborating with composer Keeril Makan, couture designer Colleen Quen, and industrial furniture designer Rick Lee.
    * Laurie Antonioli is a singer and lyricist, and also a teacher. Last year she returned from a 4 year teaching stint near Vienna. Now heading the vocal department at Berkeley's Jazz School, Laurie is working with a new quartet to rehearse and record her collection of "new standards."
    * Artist and Curator Julio Morales explores the confluence of Mexican and US culture in his latest work at Galleria de la Raza. < /html>
    duration 28:26   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#225H] Vegetable Fete Jacques reminisces about his childhood and celebrates the bounty of the season. He cooks up a batch of ratatouille that can be served two ways - perfectly delicious on its own or with pasta in Ratatouille with Penne. Seafood stars in Shrimp with Cabbage and Red Caviar, and delicate peaches end the show in Jacques' classically made Peach Melba. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#508H] El Metate, Creola Bistro & Benjarong Mexican food just like our guest's grandmother used to make can be found at El Metate Restaurant.
    And CreoLa Bistro is a quaint place with all things Cajun and Creole and flavors from Louisiana. < br>Finally, for colorful Thai food served up in a calm, spa-like atmosphere go to Benjarong Thai Cuisine.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#105H] The Smithereens The New Jersey-based rock band The Smithereens brings down the house with their unique driving guitar sound. The group performs a number of their hit songs, including "Blood and Roses" and "Behind the Wall of Sleep." From their humble beginnings in 1980 in Carteret, New Jersey, The Smithereens have become an enduring facet of alternative rock and acquired a cult following. Initially formed following the members' graduation from Carteret High School, the group became popular with catchy, power pop hits. Drawing on inspiration from The Beatles and Kurt Cobain, The Smithereens have honed a style all their own. With a sound described as a blend of American garage-band rock and British pop, The Smithereens have had an impressive 30-year career. Partnering with artists like The Kinks and Graham Parker, the group has produced over 10 studio albums and 4 live albums. With an extensive touring schedule, the group continues to excite devoted fans across the country. Combining the musical talents of Pat DiNizio, Jim Babjak, Dennis Diken and Severo Jornacion, The Smithereens offer something not seen everyday: a lively, fun, and entertaining performance. duration 57:09   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3709H] Arcade Fire Alternative rock superstars Arcade Fire perform hits and tunes from their Grammy-winning LP The Suburbs. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4218H] Wallander, Series III - Before The Frost An escapee from a psychiatric hospital sets fire to a flock of geese and then incinerates a passing hiker. And he's far from finished. While investigating, Wallander is unexpectedly visited by Anna, an old friend of his estranged daughter, Linda (Jeany Spark, "Sherlock"). Then Anna disappears. As more arson attacks occur, it appears that Anna may be connected and that Wallander must reconcile with Linda and join forces to find Anna at all costs. Father-daughter concord is hardly helped by Linda's memory that her dad once had an affair with Anna's mother. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TV14-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#904H] A Higher Power GLENN OWEN DODDS - Australia
    Who is Glenn Owen Dodds? Conman? Charlatan? Or is he as he says - the creator and ruler of the universe? A skeptical young man has serious doubts until Glenn starts revealing facts the young man has never told anyone. He may in fact be meeting his maker, but his meeting is only going to last five minutes. If you only had a few minutes with God, what would you ask him? Directed by Frazer Bailey. Principal cast: David Wenham, Abe Forsythe and Bella Heathcote.
    TOUCH - USA
    Sometimes standing on the edge can be very inviting. Everyday millions of people pass each another by walking to work oblivious to one another. While waiting for a subway train, a commuter makes a shocking statement to the person next to her and learns how a simple act of kindness can alter one's life. Sometimes the most important connection in your life happens with a complete stranger. Directed by Jen McGowan. Principal cast: Lily Knight and Rachel Kanouse.
    duration 27:25   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Broadway Or Bust [#103H] And The Winner Is ... The show at New York's Minskoff Theatre is the final act and crowning highlight of the miniseries. The 60 finalists prepare for the big day. In just six hours, the lights will go up, the theater will be filled and, with the downbeat of the orchestra leader's baton, it'll be show time. Going into the final competition awards show, all of the judges have a short list of top contenders, but during the show itself, they'll be asked once again to give scores to the leading performers based on the group performances and individual medleys. At intermission, the judges will cut the group to six finalists. Those six will perform their solos, and after another round, the judges will choose the two winners. In the words of director Van Kaplan, "This week ... is going to shape their whole lives, whether they go into the theater or not." duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#209H] South Ireland: Waterford to the Ring of Kerry We find the story of Ireland strewn along its fascinating south coast: Waterford's much-loved crystal factory; the Kennedy family homestead; the Dunbrody famine ship; and Kinsale's star-shaped fortresses. After learning why locals don't kiss the Blarney Stone, we savor the scenic charms of the Emerald Isle-driving the Ring of Kerry. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1009] San Francisco, California San Francisco is a city whose present day gleam began with the discovery of glittering gold. The people who settled San Francisco came from all over the world and as they mixed together they established the traditions that make San Francisco what it is today. We'll look at the city's unique history, love of opulence and appreciation of good food. duration 27:30   STEREO TVG
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