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KQED Life: Friday, November 2, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Friday, November 2, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#18224H] (original broadcast date: 11/01/12)
    * a look at the impact of Hurricane Sandy with Bryan Walsh of Time Magazine, Paul Barrett of Bloomberg Businessweek, and Steve Coll of the New Yorker.
    * We continue with Dr. Jonathan LaPook, medical correspondent for CBS News who witnessed the evacuation of 200 patients from NYU Langone Medical Center when generators failed.
    * We conclude with Alejandro Poire Romero, Secretary of the Interior in the cabinet of Felipe Calderon.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Nightly Business Report [#31349Z] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#712H] Roti Indian, Chop Bar & Park Tavern Roti Indian Bistro, Chop Bar and Park Tavern are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites? duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    60s Pop, Rock & Soul (My Music) Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits and Davy Jones of The Monkees host this concert spectacular featuring hits and favorites of the AM radio era. Classic songs from the decade of peace, love, and profound social change are sung by performers who represent a period of time that resonates through the generations. Includes Paul Revere & The Raiders ("Kicks"), Gary Lewis & The Playboys ("This Diamond Ring"), The Kingsmen ("Louie, Louie"), The Ventures ("Hawaii Five-O"), Question Mark & The Mysterians ("96 Tears"), and Jefferson Airplane ("Somebody to Love"). duration 1:58:20   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Best of Soul Train, The This special celebrates more than 35 years of iconic performances from soul superstars and highlights classic musical and dance moments from the series. Featured songs include: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Aretha Franklin), "Dance to the Music" (Sly and the Family Stone), "I Want You Back" (The Jackson Five), "Let's Get It On" (Marvin Gaye), and a medley of hits by Stevie Wonder. duration 59:04   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    ImageMakers [#906H] Living In Dangerous Times HAPPY SUSHI - USA
    Don't you just hate when sit down at a table with uneven legs? It's even more of a pain when this happens at a restaurant. If that's not bad enough, the sushi chef and the waiter are having a heated argument in front of the customers. Oh well, so much for an enjoyable dinning experience. In times like this, our protagonist learns it's best to keep a low profile. Directed and edited by Andy Green. Principal cast: Paul Adelstein, Mirrah Foulkes, Hidetoshi Imura and Ken'ichi Iwabuchi.
    CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE - New Zealand
    A barefoot boy tries his hand at chopping firewood with his father's razor sharp axe. The axe is so heavy he decides to balance himself by resting one foot on the chopping block. Did we mention he's barefoot? Kids (and adults)...don't try this at home. Written and directed by Jason Stutter. Principal cast: Cameron Stevens.
    THE ONE LAST TIME - USA
    A bank in downtown Los Angeles. The last customers of the day are finishing up their business. What they don't know is that two different groups of robbers have decided to rob the same bank, on the same day and at the same time. Now throw in the cast from Wizard of Oz, a bunch of super heroes and a lot of guns. Just when you think it can't get any weirder, it does. This isn't going to be pretty. Written, produced and directed by Scott Weintrob. Principal cast: Glenn Ratcliffe, Tony Okungbowa, Sam Ireifej, Patrick Prentiss and Lenore Thomas.
    PARK - France
    Welcome to a big park in a city, not like any other in cities around the world, where people come to enjoy their day. But on this day, four strangers are going to find their lives forever entwined in this heart-pounding tale of chance, mistaken perceptions and unforeseen consequences. Directed by Thierry Espasa. Principal cast: Laurent Bariohay, Yohann Oisiou, Peggy Korum, Gerard Bontoux, David Chenaud and Pablo Perez.
    duration 27:01   STEREO TVPGV-L
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#608] Tadagi Mudra Combine breath retention and chakra visualization to activate the subtle energy, invigorating your entire body. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#47] 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 [#48] 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 [#225] duration 26:56   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1220] Fundamental Moves: In this episode Mary Ann mixes the good old standards with new moves for a fun and effective full body workout. duration 27:30   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#714] Standing Ab Workout duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#308] U.S. Virgin Islands Columbus visited these islands during his second voyage and thought they were so beautiful that he named them after the 11,000 virgins of Saint Ursula. Burt tours the three major islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix, explains why they are the freest free ports in the Caribbean, what to buy, what to eat, why Bluebeard's beard was blue, what are the advantages of a yacht charter vacation, what it's like to take a guided tour of a coral reef in a diver's helmet, and how to have a virtual wedding on the Internet. duration 25:38   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#411] Rick Steves' Europe: The Making Of After 16 years and more than 100 travel shows, Rick and his crew take you behind the scenes to show you just how they produce this series. Joining the crew as they scamper through Milan and around Lake Como, you'll follow the creative process as the challenges and surprises that come with travel are shaped into a finished show. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#109] London London is a city that has come close to ruling the world. With a legacy that includes Shakespeare and the Beatles, London seems to have an endless capacity to reinvent itself. Here, we sip tea and savor traditional sights such as Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard. We pop in to see where Charles Dickens penned Oliver Twist, and get a bird's-eye view of contemporary London from the new London Eye observation wheel. Finally, we check out cutting edge artwork at the newly opened Tate Modern Art Museum. Tips on using cell phones and cash machines. duration 28:19   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    California's Gold [#1012] Abalone They were once a mainstay on menus throughout California. You could go to the beach at low tide and pluck them from the rocks. Kids would have parties on the beach and roast them by the dozen. Abalone has gone from a California tradition to near extinction. In this episode, CG takes a close look at the history of Abalone in California. The Native Americans who once lived up and down the coast of California were the original abalone eaters. Not only did they use the flesh for food; they used the mother of pearl shells for their crafts. Huell visits a very early midden pile in Pt. Lobos State Reserve and learns about its history. The Japanese were the firsts to harvest Abalone commercially in California and were diving for them as early as the turn of the century. Huell visits the site of one of the early Japanese Abalone canneries. As a special treat, we go into Monterey Bay to watch as one of the original divers go for a dive in an authentic 1930s suit. We couldn't do a show about Abalone without a taste, so Huell joins a group of school kids as they pound, cook and eat a little piece of California's Gold. duration 28:08  
  • 10:30 am
    Travelscope [#309H] Guatemala - The Maya of the Western Highlands Joseph visits the ancient Spanish colonial capital of Antigua before climbing volcanoes and heading into Guatemala's Mayan highland villages for hard bargaining in the local markets, a leisurely visit to a coffee plantation and a weaving lesson on a traditional back-strap loom. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#207] Chicken 'round The World Chef Keller explores the flavors of the Mediterranean with the beautiful tradition of tagine. Next, he demonstrates a no-fail, French-inspired recipe for roasted chicken which includes a dramatic surprise ending. To complete this culinary tour, he uses classic Thai flavors in a hearty chicken burger. Recipes: Tagine of Chicken with Prunes, Honey & Almonds; Sleek Roaster Chicken with Rosemary, Parsnips & Fennel; Thai Chicken Burger. duration 28:24   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#104] Lora Brody Bread machine "wizard" Lora Brody of West Newton, Massachusetts visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Brody demonstrates how to make bread machine buttermilk white bread. After the machine kneads the dough, she bakes one loaf in the oven and the other is baked in the machine. Using the same dough, she forms cloverleaf rolls and twisty rolls and breadsticks. Brody creates a salsa quitza made from a dough containing refried beans and flour then topped with cream cheese, salsa, and shredded cheddar cheese. duration 25:28   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2021] Congratulations! / Congratulazione! Mary Ann teaches the beauty of Italian cooking to a group of enthusiastic culinary arts students at Boston's Metropolitan College. They starts with Handmade Black Pepper Fettuccine, and then a hearty Beef Stew with Roasted Vegetables, followed by Stuffed Swiss Chard. The final exam? A moist and delicate Fig and Grape Cake. Everybody gets an A-plus! Class dismissed. Let's eat. duration 27:14   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#208] In The Fire Brining may seem like a relatively modern technique, but it's centuries if not millennia old. In fact, that's the origin of the English word "pickle'-pockel was the Old English word for "brine." Brining has the dual advantages of keeping intrinsically dry foods, like pork chops and chicken breasts, moist on the grill, and it also adds an extra layer of flavor. In this show you'll learn all about brining and marinating, including a wine-brined butterflied leg of lamb, bourbon-brined pork chops, and a "brine" you actually inject into a turkey with a hypodermic needle. Recipes: Sesame ginger leg of lamb; Bourbon brined pork chops; Side dish: fireman's corn (soaked in sugar and salt water and grilled); Cajun-smoked turkey. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#212] The Art of Community in the Garden Celebrating shared gardening efforts with tips on how to go about setting up a community garden with your friends and family. A visit to a local organic farm that shares what to look for in a CSA and several unique gardening methods that include trench, weed, cinderblock and pipe gardening; also tips on how easy it is to share some of your own plants with others. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    This Old House [#3204H] Cambridge Project, Part 4 of 15 The crew starts the ceiling work on the first floor, host Kevin O'Connor learns more about Swedish Style, and general contractor Tom Silva lets some light into the master suite with the help of a new skylight. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Knitting Daily [#701] From The Beginning Host and expert Eunny Jang starts the show with an introduction to different methods for working socks in the round-from magic loop, to double pointed with circular needles, to working on two circulars. Then, in the how-to lesson, Penny Sitler discusses the Helping Hands Foundation's Needle Arts Mentoring Program that teaches students across the country how to knit, crochet, or needlepoint with donated materials. Next, in the crochet-along, Marcy Smith joins crochet expert Kristin Omdahl to introduce the Chain Reaction Afghan, an afghan made of squares designed by both established crochet designers and members of the Crochet Me online community. Follow along each week as Marcy and Kristi go step-by-step through techniques for crocheting this afghan. Last, Eunny has a quick tip on how to close up gaps and holes in a knitting project. duration 28:01   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Martha's Sewing Room [#3312] Embellisher Magic Dress embellished with needle felted fabric; Sew Quick, Sew Easy quilting in the hoop; Heirloom Quilting segment on traditional techniques joining fabric, laces and entredeux; I Love My Serger segment on using a gathering foot to construct a tiered skirt. Guests: Evy Hawkins, Nina McVeigh, Alicia Welcher. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#819] Thai Lime Leaves & Shallots Guest Chef: Skip Bennett and Shore Gregory. In this episode, Ming's menu consists of the East-West duo Thai lime leaves and shallots. In the kitchen, Ming prepares an "All-In-One" Thai Seafood Soup. In addition to the soup, Ming makes flavorful Lime Leaf Shrimp Satays. Forget the traditional buffalo chicken wings - Ming puts his spin on the tasty favorite when he makes Crispy Chicken Wings with Lime Leaf Shallot Chile Sauce. Finally, Ming makes a trip down to Duxbury, Ma to visit Island Creek Oysters' Skip Bennett and Shore Gregory who will preparing....you guessed it, oysters with their Oysters with a Soy-Thai Lime Mignonette. duration 27:33   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#105] Summer Eco-Picnic Host Laura Theodore shares tasty recipes and tips for serving earth-friendly outdoor summer meals. Highlights include "Cool Cucumber Soup" served in edible bread bowls and "Sunflower Avocado Rolls," make perfect portable sandwiches. Next up, no picnic would be complete without "Country Style Red Potato Salad." "Peanut Butter Fudge" makes a rich but refreshing picnic dessert. Eco-tips include; "How to Pack an Earth-Friendly Picnic Basket." duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#502] Fish In Red Wine Sauce, Braised Baby Bok Choy . duration 26:23   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#202H] New York Italian Style In this episode, Lidia shares three delicious recipes that she picked up on Arthur Avenue and in Little Italy, New York. Zucchini and Eggplant Parmigiana, Roberto's Chicken Piccante and Skillet Cauliflower Torrisi are all the very core of Italian American comfort food. She also visits the Maugeri Farms in southern New Jersey and the Migliorelli food stand in Union Square Market in New York City to see what kind of traditions these Italian American families are passing down to generations to come. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#102] Alice Medrich Master teacher and chocolatier Alice Medrich from Berkeley, CA visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Medrich creates a chocolate genoise raspberry ruffle cake. Medrich provides tips on the best way to melt and shape chocolate. Medrich demonstrates how to cut the cake into layers. She layers the cake with creme fraiche, melted chocolate, rum syrup and raspberries in an adjustable pan. She places the chilled, fan-shaped chocolates as a decorative topping. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home [#121] Potatoes One potato, two potato, oh, so many potatoes. Julia & Jacques share their tricks, "trucs" and techniques for perfect baked potatoes, airy mashed potatoes, creamy potato casserole, and delightful lighter-than-air crispy-fried pommes souffles. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#109H] Dinner Dance Or Swept Off My Feet Joanne starts her class with a challenge, presenting her French student Pascal three variations on the classic French sauce aioli. Then they are both swept off their feet by Joanne's twist on the classic combination of chicken and salad. Recipes: Aioli and Variations, "Oven-Fried" Chicken Legs, and Butter Lettuce and Avocado with Lime Vinaigrette. Student: Pascal Molat, Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1104H] Chewy Brownies and Chocolate Cupcakes Man on the street Doc Willoughby investigates boxed versus homemade brownies in a head-to-head tasting. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to better-than-the-box Chewy Brownies at home. Next, host Christopher Kimball visits NYC's famous Magnolia Bakery to find out what all the fuss is about! Then, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make the Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus divulges the best baking gadgets. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Nature [#2907H] Raccoon Nation Are we, in an effort to outwit raccoons, actually making them smarter and unwittingly contributing to their evolutionary success? Are the ever more complex obstacles that our fast-paced urban world throws at them actually pushing the development of raccoon brains? In this film, scientists from around the world share their thoughts and work to help explore this scientific theory. Attempting to do something that has never been done before, they closely follow a family of urban raccoons as they navigate the complex world of a big city. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Nova [#3704H] Ghosts of Machu Picchu Perched atop a mountain crest, mysteriously abandoned 400 years ago, Machu Picchu is the most famous archeological ruin in the Western hemisphere and an iconic symbol of the power and engineering prowess of the Inca. In the years since Machu Picchu was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, there have been countless theories about this "Lost City of the Incas," yet it remains an enigma. Why did the Incas build it on such an inaccessible site, clinging to the steep face of a mountain? Who lived among its stone buildings, farmed its emerald green terraces and drank from its sophisticated aqueduct system? NOVA joins a new generation of archeologists as they probe areas of Machu Picchu that haven't been touched since the time of the Incas and unearth burial grounds of the people who built the sacred site. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova scienceNOW [#604H] Can I Eat That? What are the secrets behind your favorite foods? Why are some treats - like chocolate chip cookies - delectable, while others - like cookies made with mealworms - disgusting? You may think you understand what makes something sweet, salty or bitter, but David Pogue gets a taste of a much more complicated truth as he ventures into labs and kitchens where everything from apple pie to Thanksgiving turkey to juicy grasshoppers is diced, sliced, dissected and put under the microscope. If scientists can uncover exactly what's behind the mouth-watering flavors and textures we take for granted every day, could they help us enjoy our food more - without packing on the pounds? duration 55:17   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America A vintage CBS television program from a turbulent time in our nation's past. Considered controversial at the time, it features footage of Simon and Garfunkel on stage, in the studio and on tour. It also integrates video montages of key events of the era, including news clips of Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy, activist Cesar Chavez, and the Poor People's March on Washington. Songs include: "America," "So Long Frank Lloyd Wright," "Bridge Over Troubled Waters, " "Scarborough Fair, " "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)," "Punky's Dilemma, " "Mrs. Robinson," "Mystery Train," "Feeling Groovy," "The Boxer," "Homeward Bound," "Sounds Of Silence," and several others. duration 51:51   TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#309H] Guatemala - The Maya of the Western Highlands Joseph visits the ancient Spanish colonial capital of Antigua before climbing volcanoes and heading into Guatemala's Mayan highland villages for hard bargaining in the local markets, a leisurely visit to a coffee plantation and a weaving lesson on a traditional back-strap loom. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#109] London London is a city that has come close to ruling the world. With a legacy that includes Shakespeare and the Beatles, London seems to have an endless capacity to reinvent itself. Here, we sip tea and savor traditional sights such as Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard. We pop in to see where Charles Dickens penned Oliver Twist, and get a bird's-eye view of contemporary London from the new London Eye observation wheel. Finally, we check out cutting edge artwork at the newly opened Tate Modern Art Museum. Tips on using cell phones and cash machines. duration 28:19   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#408] Italy's Great Hill Towns Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns. From San Gimignano's medieval towers, to Cortona's charming lanes, to Orvieto's papal intrigue, to Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas, all sit on lofty stone perches that now seem to protect them only from the modern world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#304] California's Gold Country Within 5 years of the initial strike, over 50 billion dollars worth of gold was taken out of the hills near Sacramento, California. Burt takes us to the exact spot where the gold was found and explains how that gold funded The War Between the States, built the transcontinental railroad, and brought California into the Union. We tour Old Sacramento, visit the only remaining rural Chinese village in the United States, and find out why The Pony Express only lasted 18 months. duration 27:41   STEREO TVG
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