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KQED Life: Saturday, November 3, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, November 3, 2012
  • 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
  • 1:00 am
    Nature [#2907] 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 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#3704] Ghosts of Machu Picchu Perched atop a mountain crest, mysteriously abandoned more than four centuries 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 burials of the people who built the sacred site. This program explores the extraordinary trail of clues that began on that fateful day in 1911 and continues to the present. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    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)
  • 4:00 am
    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
  • 5:00 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)
  • 5:30 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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#103] Upside Down & Rock'n Roll Reverse Arrow restores energy and improves circulation. Rock and Roll tones the spine and gets those abs working. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#39] 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 [#40] 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 [#221] duration 26:54   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1105] duration 27:01   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#710] Strengthen Hips and Improve Balance duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3209H] Ford Fusion Road Test: 2013 Ford Fusion * Road Test: 2012 CODA Sedan * Goss' Garage: Shocks & Struts duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2615] North Woods Trees The crew plants site-appropriate trees after a storm and builds a crib for firewood cut and split from the damaged timber. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    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
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1104H] Laying Sod in the Backyard/Installing A Wireless Thermostat Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner lay sod in his backyard. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Tom shares a tip about finding measurements without doing math. And Richard installs a wireless thermostat to control a heating system. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#302H] Workbench This time, on Rough Cut, Tommy takes on the key tool in any woodshop - the workbench. With help from his shop coordinator and Rough Cut technical advisor, Eli Cleveland, Tommy will demonstrate how to make a workbench with mortise and tenon joinery and a beautiful solid maple top. duration 27:28   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#603] 5 Cool Tools The Woodsmith editors talk about five tools that transform the way they work in the shop. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    American Woodshop [#1802] Shaker Inspired Wall Cabinet Shakers knew the value of making things to last. Ideal anywhere. duration 26:46   TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#2903] If the bright green promise of the spring lawn has turned to a brown, weedy turf disappointment, tune in as GS visits with a grass expert who shares some great fall grass care tips. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3202Z] Wet: Learn About Water, In All Its Forms, In Your garden Learn about water, in all its forms, in your garden. Join gardening correspondent Paul Epsom at Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia to learn about water features and elements that can add to any garden. Plant a water-wise garden with tips from host Jamie Durie on how to recycle rainwater and put it to good use. Grow a tea garden with Kip Anderson, then Eat, drink and be merry when chef Michel Nischan stirs up some beverages and recipes using fresh herbs and teas. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#101H] Pizza Party In P. Allen Smith's first Garden to Table episode, he's throwing a pizza party, and showcases several recipes, including a delicious Greek salad, an easy way to make pizza dough and a fresh strawberry sorbeto. Allen creates a fun tablescape using interesting items from the garden. Also, Allen gives tips on what herbs can be planted together and taken straight from Garden to Table. duration 26:32   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#309H] Schoolyard Wildlife Habitats (Atlanta, Ga) Learn how one school is using wildlife and outdoor classrooms to engage youngsters in nature and teach environmental issues. And learn how to create a wildlife habitat in your own backyard. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#809H] Haul in a harvest of tall timber in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Learn how to cook up some unusual blueberry recipes. Discover how the internet helped four young ladies begin farming and travel to Arizona where one farm specializes in raising cactus. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#305H] West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful In the New River Gorge Joseph paddles the gentle New River and then battles to stay afloat on the raging Gauley. Along the way he bikes up a mountain trail, rappels down the gorge's face and experiences West Virginia's coal mining past. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#110] The Southwest: Zion and Canyon De Chelly The American Southwest is a geological time machine. Its bizarre and beautiful rock formations are the result of eons of erosion. In Utah's Zion National Park, Art explores surreal slot canyons carved from wind and water and encounters the strange rock spires-hoodoos-that punctuate the landscape like giant exclamation points. In Arizona's Canyon de Chelly, he goes by horseback with a Navajo guide to discover petroglyphs hidden in tribal lands. With its brilliant light, red desert rock, cobalt blue skies, golden cotton woods and white-barked Aspens, the American Southwest is a photographer's playground. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#303] Sonoma County Sonoma, California was the most northerly mission in the Spanish Mission system and the place where the United States took control of California from Mexico. Burt tours the county, explains its history and takes viewers to some of the area's most interesting sights, including the home of the garden wizard of North America, the redwood forest, the Russian River kayaking course, and the Jim Russell NASCAR drivers school. We get an overview of the area from a 1940 vintage biplane. duration 26:05   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#105] Florence In this glorious city, rich in art, Rudy brings the Renaissance to life. We visit the great museums - the Uffizi, Bargello, and Accademia, as well as the landmarks of the Renaissance - the Duomo, Bapistery and Giotto's Tower. Rudy's tip for beating the crowds is peaceful Oltr'arno on the other side of the river. An excursion outside of town leads to a Medici villa, a sleepy Tuscan town and a museum with inventions by Leonardo da Vinci. Tips on shopping and how to buy quality leather products. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#407] Tuscany's Dolce Vita The small towns and rural charms of Tuscany give us a healthy dose of the "sweet life" as we hunt for truffles in an oak forest, nibble through an artichoke festival, share a farmhouse feast, and ride a classic convertible through the cypress groves of Mona Lisa's back yard. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Equitrekking Adventures [#609] Utah Equitrekking's travel expert Darley Newman rides Utah's great outdoors at national and state parks throughout the state, including Bryce Canyon, Snow Canyon, Capitol Reef and Antelope Island. Equitrekking Utah begins with a ride into beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park to see the stunning hoodoos, sprinkled with a frosting of snow. Darley learns about the history of the pioneers as she wrangles bison on historic Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake. Antelope, bison and a variety of wildlife roam this island, which is now a state park. Viewers see stunning snow covered Rocky Mountains and Salt Lake City in the distance as Darley and her local guide ride the island. After taking time to drive scenic Highway 12, Darley rides in lesser-visited Snow Canyon State Park outside of the city of St. George through desert-like expanses with lava flows and towering white sandstone canyons. Next, viewers experience Native American history on a ride to see petroglyphs and other rock art in colorful Capitol Reef National Park. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#507H] Playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, and Other Stories * Explore the relationship between jazz and the Japanese American internment with playwright Philip Kan Gotanda and A.C.T.
    * See why choreographer and dance educator Janice Garrett is attracting the best local dancers and critical acclaim in the Bay Area dance scene.
    * Meet Jess Curtis and his company Gravity as they work on "Under the Radar."
    duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#209H] Fast Proof No one expects a bread recipe in a fast food collection but Jacques shows viewers how to mix and bake a loaf of bread in one pot in his Slow and Easy Bread in a Pot. Next he shares his favorite eggs prepared in little containers known as Cocotte Eggs with Creamed Mushrooms. When Jacques raids the pantry and freezer, he finds the fixings to make a Ragout of Broccolini, Beans and Sausage. Fresh berries and a neat twist on a bought pastry crust end the meal with Cookie Dough Raspberry Tart. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#221H] La Folie, Aldo's Ristorante & Bar, Golden Lotus An elegant setting, French menu and perfect service meets home-style Italian with a Sorrento born chef and authentic musical entertainment in this show. Both contrast the vegetarian restaurant with chicken, pork and beef on the menu. duration 28:15   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#108H] The Wailin' Jennys The Wailin' Jennys bring their brand of folk and contemporary roots music to Infinity Hall. Brought together in 2002 for what was supposed to be a one-time coffee house gig in Winnipeg, this award-winning trio soon found their irresistible chemistry and tight vocal harmonies were winning over audiences throughout North America and beyond. Comprised of Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody, and Heather Masse, The Wailin' Jennys have toured extensively since the release of their eponymously named first studio album in 2003. They've collaborating with a variety of artists and become a fixture as musical guests on public radio's A Prairie Home Companion. Steeped in classical music and art, The Wailin' Jennys have developed a style and sound all their own. With heavy use of acoustic instruments, the group's musical influences range from 70s rock to traditional Celtic folk tunes. Their complexities in style and musical offering only serve to distinguish them further from the rest of the music industry.Having won a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) in 2005 for their album, 40 Days, The Wailin' Jennys have continued to enjoy success, including their newest album, Bright Morning Stars, released to critical acclaim in the United States and Canada. duration 57:14   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3805H] The Civil Wars/Punch Brothers ACL presents new American acoustic music with the Civil Wars and Punch Brothers. The Civil Wars play tunes from their Grammy-winning album Barton Hollow. Punch Brothers showcase their latest, Who's Feeling Young Now? duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4226H] Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - A Perfect Specimen of Womanhood Blanche comes face-to-face with her former lover when a scandalous novel is published; when the passion between the pair reignites, she begins to consider a life away from Eaton Place. Downstairs, Beryl's decision to take a stand causes serious disruptions in the running of the house until a familiar face offers wise words. Meanwhile, when Lady Persie reveals a shocking secret to Sir Hallam, the pair becomes ever closer as Persie is forced to make a life-changing decision about her future. duration 53:16   STEREO TV14
  • 10:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4227H] Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - All The Things You Are Harry's desire to impress Beryl leads him and Johnny into the world of boxing and, as their big fight draws closer, the boys are determined to reign victorious. Upstairs, as Lady Agnes and Sir Hallam drift further apart, she is reacquainted with someone who shows her an exciting world away from 165 Eaton Place; Sir Hallam makes a dangerous decision that will change his life forever. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 11:00 pm
    Live from the Artists Den [#403H] Death Cab for Cutie Indie-rockers Death Cab for Cutie in the majestic Beaux-Arts Court of New Yorks Brooklyn Museum. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#407] Tuscany's Dolce Vita The small towns and rural charms of Tuscany give us a healthy dose of the "sweet life" as we hunt for truffles in an oak forest, nibble through an artichoke festival, share a farmhouse feast, and ride a classic convertible through the cypress groves of Mona Lisa's back yard. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#303] Sonoma County Sonoma, California was the most northerly mission in the Spanish Mission system and the place where the United States took control of California from Mexico. Burt tours the county, explains its history and takes viewers to some of the area's most interesting sights, including the home of the garden wizard of North America, the redwood forest, the Russian River kayaking course, and the Jim Russell NASCAR drivers school. We get an overview of the area from a 1940 vintage biplane. duration 26:05   STEREO TVG
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