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KQED Life: Thursday, October 11, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Thursday, October 11, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#308H] Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine Provence, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun. We climb Roman ruins in Nimes, explore a papal palace in Avignon, and savor vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. Crossing acres of wispy vineyards, we explore the Cotes du Rhone and more wonders of the South of France. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#104] Brussels, Belgium Sample some unusual beers (including one flavored with cherries), discover why the hand of a giant became the symbol of the city of Antwerp, step into one of the most colorful festivals in Europe and check out some authentic Belgian foods. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    History Detectives [#1007H] What are the details behind the heroic acts pictured in a poster about two African-American soldiers in World War I? Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) helps find the answer. Then, is this a hand-drawn map of Valley Forge that George Washington used during the American Revolution? And does a Tucson man own one of the first transistor radios ever made? Finally, after 70 years, a Washington man wonders whether a business card ties his father to Prohibition-era underworld crime. duration 54:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Frontline [#3101H] The Choice 2012 This election special offers dual biographies of the presidential candidates. It takes the long view, through sweeping panoramas of the candidates' biographies and explorations of the national landscape that shapes the campaigns, voters' attitudes and the winner's prospects for governing. duration 1:56:46   SRND51 (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 4:00 am
    Frontline [#3015] Fast Times at West Philly High Students and teachers from West Philadelphia High School, a public high school serving one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Philadelphia, defy expectations as they design and build two super-hybrid cars for international competition and compete for the chance to be part of a technological revolution. In summer 2010, the high school's EVX Team raced against mega-sized auto manufacturers, multimillion-dollar start-ups and university teams from around the world in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE competition. The challenge: build an affordable, 100 miles-per-gallon car. The prize: $10 million dollars.
    Frontline explores the viability of these cars, the potential that exists within our young people and the prospects of effective innovation in public education. Also in this hour, a growing body of evidence suggests that the make-or-break moment for high school dropouts may actually be in middle school. And yet middle schools, with their vulnerable population, have long been overlooked. Now a group of dedicated educators are thrusting middle schools onto center stage. They want to use data to find the answer to the middle school malaise. What's more, they insist this data already exists, has enormous power to help repair a broken school system and to predict and prevent dropouts before they happen.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#205H] Taiwan - The Natural Side Joseph continues his Taiwan discoveries when he explores the country's natural pleasures in its national parks and beautiful Taroko Gorge - Taiwan's own "Grand" canyon. duration 26:46   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 [#719] Special: Hemorrhoids Aswini Mudra is an easy technique that helps relieve this common ailment. Combine it with the poses on today's show for effective results. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#15] 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 [#16] 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 [#1204] Strength Coordination This episode features a potpourri of movements to enhance strength and coordination. duration 27:29   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#628] Hips, Feet & Range of Motion Hips, feet and full body range of motion. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#104] Brussels, Belgium Sample some unusual beers (including one flavored with cherries), discover why the hand of a giant became the symbol of the city of Antwerp, step into one of the most colorful festivals in Europe and check out some authentic Belgian foods. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#308H] Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine Provence, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun. We climb Roman ruins in Nimes, explore a papal palace in Avignon, and savor vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. Crossing acres of wispy vineyards, we explore the Cotes du Rhone and more wonders of the South of France. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#113] Kyoto, Japan The spiritual heart of Japan, Kyoto offers a glimpse of Japanese life as it used to be, primarily because it was never bombed during World War II. Tiny streets with wooden homes, impressive temples, and a dedication to ancient Japanese traditions make Kyoto one of Japan's most visited cities. We check into a ryokan, or Japanese inn, and talk with one of Japan's best-known designers of kimonos to learn why his craft is still thriving. Rudy invites viewers to join him at a tea ceremony and learns that the Japanese attention to detail even extends to incense that locals use for a variety of purposes. Experience the tranquility of not only a rock garden but also a moss garden, retreats that help lend this city in a valley its Zen-like peacefulness. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    California's Gold [#808] Mule Days They've been a part of the California landscape for hundreds of years, helping to build our canals and highways and railroads, hauling our freight, our silver bullion and, of course, playing a major role during the gold rush era. However, many people are under the false impression that they're stubborn, while others tend to overlook them in favor of the more glamorous horse. But, once a year the good citizens of Bishop, California, in the Sierra Nevada, set aside an entire week to pay tribute to... the mule. Often regarded as one of nature's oddities, a mule is a hybrid animal that results from crossing a mare (female horse) with a jack (male donkey). They come in literally all shapes and sizes, and during Bishop's Mule Days Celebration there's a mule parade, mule races and all sorts of mule competitions. Thousands of people come from all over California to have a good time and to pay tribute to this animal. Huell Howser and cameraman Luis Fuerte join in the celebration of this rather remarkable animal which, over the years, has very much proven itself to be a fine example of California's Gold. duration 26:14  
  • 10:30 am
    Travelscope [#206H] Ottawa, Canada Travelscope celebrates Canada and the Canadians in the nation's capital. Joseph canoes beneath Parliament Hill, survives the War Museum and samples the cuisine at Cordon Bleu - the world's most prestigious culinary training ground. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#317] Vegetarian Favorites It's a vegetarian feast, starting with a classic French potato pie filled with shallots, swiss cheese and a hearty dose of fresh herbs. Then it's a dessert that is both healthy and decadent. Recipes: Alsatian Potato Pie, Chocolate Quinoa Mousse duration 28:45   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#301] Martha Stewart, Part 1 of 2 Martha Stewart, a magazine editor, star of her own television show and author of the popular "Weddings" book joins Julia to bake one grand and glorious three-tiered wedding cake. Martha prepares the batter and bakes each layer in graduated diamond-shaped cake forms. While the cake bakes, and then chills, Martha creates a variety of delicately realistic and delicious marzipan fruits, right down to the little stems and leaves. She also makes and chills enough vanilla rum buttercream to ice the entire cake. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2005] All About Basil / Tutto Basilico Mary Ann harvests a bumper crop of basil from Guy's garden, and then goes nella cucina to use this fabulous fresh herb in more salads than you can shake a hoe at, including a creative Basil-Infused Fruit Salad, a hearty Neapolitan Bread Salad, a fresh Pesto, Potato, and Chickpea Salad and finally, a colorful Beet and Basil Salad. Bravo Basilico! duration 26:38   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#105] Fish Without Fear A lot of people are intimidated by the idea of grilling fish. With good reason! When you grill fish, does it A) stick to the grill grate; B) break into pieces; C) come out raw in the center; D) come out hopelessly overcooked; or E) all of the above? This show will give you three great ways to grill fish without fear-or tears. Cedar-planked Sockeye Salmon with a delicate miso glaze, served with a fresh fennel and orange slaw. Prosciutto-wrapped whole fresh Brook Trout stuffed with lemon wedges and dill. Trinidadian Grilled Swordfish served on a grilled warm flatbread with cool Caribbean mango salsa. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#109] At The Office Resourceful ways to naturally take care of business. Michele Beschen shares what it takes to make your office healthier, more resourceful and less wasteful. Tips on how to decorate and light your work space. What to look for by way of supplies, clever methods of repurposing and recycling right there at your desk, and how to pack a waste free lunch. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1101H] Transforming Stock Shelving/Installing A New Washing Machine Valve General contractor Tom Silva kicks off the 11th season of ATOH by helping a couple transform stock shelving into a custom built-in. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a new washing machine valve that will prevent flooding. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2750] Mountain Splendor Bob Ross captures the undaunted power and charm of a glorious mountain surveying its surroundings -- all on canvas! duration 27:59   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2650] Cypress Creek Take a stroll with Bob Ross, breathe in the cool damp earth and elegantly ornamented swamp trees. duration 25:45   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#803] Organic Rice Vinegar & Honey You've heard the saying, "you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar" Well, forget the flies-you can catch anything if you combine the two of them, because then you get a wonderful, light sweet and sour sauce, especially if you use Asian rice vinegar, as Ming does when he cooks up his Best Ever Baby Back Ribs with Honey-Sesame Glaze, a light Honey Grilled Shrimp with Corn and Jicama Salad, and finally an appetizer that is sure to please, his Sesame Tempura Cod with Honey-Vinegar Dipping Sauce. Then, joining Ming will be the James Beard nominated queens of comfort food, Marilyn and Sheila Brass, who will use today's master pair in their Chicken and Mango Salad with Toasted Cashews. duration 27:51   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian [#106] Sweet Vegetable Lasagna A new twist on a worldwide favorite, that's much lower in saturated fat without any compromise of flavor. On the menu: Sweet Vegetable Lasagna and Panzanella. duration 27:30   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#312P] Fried Eggplant; Fontina with Mushrooms and Truffles. duration 25:39   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#119H] USA: Italian-American and Truly Italian Lidia travels to Boston to visit Christine and Carla Pallotta, owners of Nebo restaurant, to hear their story and taste their gnocchi, made from a recipe passed down from their mother. Later, Lidia explores a variety of crustaceans, including a scallop still in its shell. Lidia's grandchildren-Olivia, Miles, and Ethan-help her prepare Italian American Shrimp and Gnocchi with Gorgonzola. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs [#105] Charles Palmer Chef Charles Palmer grew up in upstate New York and now owns Aureole restaurant in New York City, among others. From his home kitchen, he shares his expertise with wild game and prepares Pepper Seared Venison Steaks with Pinot Noir and Sun- Dried Cherries, Herb Potato Maximes, and a Warm Chocolate Tarragon Cake. duration 26:07   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#204H] Simple Sweet Notes Jacques cuts the cooking time of a whole chicken in half with a pair of shears and a few cuts of his knife in this flavorful Roasted Split Chicken with a Mustard Crust. Fluffy Mashed Potatoes make the perfect side dish. Pizza is made quicker and easier when you use a ready made base, and Jacques personalizes it with an unusual twist when he crisps lavash to make Smoked Salmon Pizza garnished with capers, onion and cilantro. He concludes with a no-frills Greek Yogurt, Walnuts and Honey, arguably one of his fastest desserts. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#219] Cherry Tomato Pizza & Fennel Arugula Salad Joanne demystifies yeast and teaches her student Jerry a foolproof pizza dough and shows him how to create a well-seasoned vinaigrette. Recipes: pizza with cherry tomato and basil salad, fennel, arugula, and radicchio salad with shaved pecorino. Student: Jerry Feldman - International Business Development. Wine Segment: Soave wines from the region around Venice. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1214H] A Moroccan Feast Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a Moroccan-style Chicken Tagine at home with foolproof Couscous that's better than any store-bought brand. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her pick for the best compost bucket. Later, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making your own preserved lemons. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews steamer baskets in the Equipment Corner. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Nature [#3001H] Siberian Tiger Quest Chris Morgan has tracked large predators in some of the wildest and most remote places on Earth. He now embarks on his greatest challenge - to find and film the Siberian tiger living wild and free in Russia's far eastern forests. This film features the work of Korean cameraman, Sooyong Park, who spent two years in the forest tracking and filming the world's biggest cat. Park's tracking technique was very unconventional. He dug himself into an underground pit and, incredibly, waited there for weeks at a time, hoping for a glimpse of a wild tiger. Morgan adopts the same method while he shares with us firsthand the difficulty of seeing the rare Siberian tiger. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Nova [#3913#] Secrets of the Viking Sword The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings' rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art. Considered one of the greatest swords ever made, it remains a fearsome weapon more than a millennium after it last saw battle. But how did Viking sword makers design and build the Ulfberht, and what was its role in history? Now, Nova uses cutting edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht and finally unravel the "Mystery of the Viking Sword." duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova scienceNOW [#601H] What Makes Us Human? Scientists have struggled for centuries to pinpoint the qualities that separate human beings from the millions of other animals who have evolved on this planet. David Pogue explores the traits we once thought were uniquely ours - language, tool-making, even laughter - to uncover their evolutionary roots. He traces some of the crucial steps that transformed cave men to accountants - and learns how much of his own DNA came from a Neanderthal ancestor. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Different Is The New Normal: Living A Life with Tourette's This program tracks the trials and triumphs of Ariel Small, a 17-year-old living with uncontrollable physical and vocal tics caused by Tourette Syndrome. Narrated by actor Michael J. Fox, it reveals an acutely personal first-hand account of Tourette's through Ariel's eyes. With Ariel's permission, his mother documents their emotional journey to overcome the obstacles of Tourette's in order to raise awareness about the neurobiological disorder, dispel the misperceptions and social stigma associated it, and help others living with the condition. Along the way, Ariel meets James Durbin, the American Idol finalist whose own battle with bullying and intolerance inspired the film's title. duration 55:31   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#206H] Ottawa, Canada Travelscope celebrates Canada and the Canadians in the nation's capital. Joseph canoes beneath Parliament Hill, survives the War Museum and samples the cuisine at Cordon Bleu - the world's most prestigious culinary training ground. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Rudy Maxa's World [#113] Kyoto, Japan The spiritual heart of Japan, Kyoto offers a glimpse of Japanese life as it used to be, primarily because it was never bombed during World War II. Tiny streets with wooden homes, impressive temples, and a dedication to ancient Japanese traditions make Kyoto one of Japan's most visited cities. We check into a ryokan, or Japanese inn, and talk with one of Japan's best-known designers of kimonos to learn why his craft is still thriving. Rudy invites viewers to join him at a tea ceremony and learns that the Japanese attention to detail even extends to incense that locals use for a variety of purposes. Experience the tranquility of not only a rock garden but also a moss garden, retreats that help lend this city in a valley its Zen-like peacefulness. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#309H] French Riviera: Uniquely Chic A longtime favorite escape of Europe's elite, the Riviera coastline still sparkles with yachts. We follow in the footsteps of 19th century aristocrats along Monaco's harbor and Nice's promenade des Anglais. Then we visit the picturesque, artist hangouts of Chagall, Matisse and Picasso. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#105] Asheville, North Carolina Visit with local craftsmen from the Blue Ridge Mountains who are producing some of the finest handmade objects in the world, tour the largest private home in North America as well as one of the highest-rated family resorts in the nation, discover traditional forms of dance and music that have been preserved for future visitors, and sample some great Southern recipes. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
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