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KQED Life: Saturday, December 22, 2012

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, December 22, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#606] Andalucia, Gibraltar and Tangier Exploring Andalucia, we experience the quintessence of Spanish culture. Starting up high, in Spain's whitewashed hill towns, we roll down to the coast to enjoy the windsurfing mecca of Tarifa. Then we catch a bit of Britain on the Rock of Gibraltar, and sail to Africa for a Moroccan finale in Tangier. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#609] Stamp Collecting, China Collecting things might be part of an innate human desire to own stuff - to gather physical evidence of our lives and the natural world around us, and for thousands of years, people have collected and brought back stuff from their travels. But in 1837, something was created that was easy to collect and gave the collector the sensation of having traveled. It was the first postage stamp. Today, there are over 200 million stamp collectors. Burt Wolf looks at the history of stamp collecting, the most popular stamp ever printed, the most valuable stamp (over one million dollars), and the great forgeries. Then Burt travels to China to find out why the government has an official policy encouraging stamp collecting. duration 25:08   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty The right of freedom of religion in the United States instigated a fundamental shift in human history. No other aspect of the American Revolution was as intrepid in its own time, or ultimately, as influential worldwide. This program profiles the generation of colonial Americans who raised the ideal of religious freedom to the level of a fundamental human right. And it honors those founders who could not rest until it was carved into law. duration 1:26:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:30 am
    Iranian Americans This program explores the history and lives of the Iranian American community in the United States. Beginning with the 1979 Iranian Revolution, through the mass immigration of Iranians to the U.S., the story of the Iranian Americans is a classic American immigrant story. The Iranian Americans have overcome hardship, including discrimination, to become a great voice in the chorus of the American melting pot. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:30 am
    Frontline [#2408] Sex Slaves An estimated half-million women are trafficked annually for the purpose of sexual slavery. The women are kidnapped - or lured by traffickers who prey on their dreams of employment abroad - then they are "exported" to Europe, the Middle East, the United States and elsewhere, where they are sold to pimps, drugged, terrorized, locked in brothels and raped repeatedly. In Eastern Europe, since the fall of communism, sex trafficking has become the fastest growing form of organized crime, with Moldova and Ukraine widely seen as the centers of the global trade in women and girls. Frontline presents a unique hidden camera look at this world of sexual slavery, talking with traffickers and their victims, and exposing the government indifference that allows the abuses to continue virtually unchecked. "Sex Slaves" also follows the remarkable journey of one man determined to find his trafficked wife by posing as a trafficker himself to buy back her freedom. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    Heat and Harvest: Impact of Climate Change On California September 28, 2012 From the vast fields of fruits and nuts in the Central Valley to the waterways of the Sacramento Delta - and many growing centers in between - climate change is beginning to take its toll on California agriculture. According to a recent report commissioned by the state EPA and Energy Commission, yields in key crops are expected to drop significantly over the coming decades as climate change alters key growing conditions.
    The list of crops most directly affected under business as usual conditions, assuming a 2 degree warming by 2050, reads like a walk through a supermarket produce section: yields of citrus crops in the San Joaquin Valley are expected to drop about 18% by 2050; grapes about 6%; cherries and other orchard crops about 9%. But this is not just a look into the state's future. California's farms, often called the nation's breadbasket, are already feeling the effects of the trifecta of converging forces prompted by climate change: shorter cold seasons, longer seasons of extreme heat, and dwindling water supplies.
    This multi-platform collaboration of the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED's science and environment reporting teams examines how climate change is already playing out in one of California's largest industries. Three documentary reports are woven into one comprehensive program.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope: Christmas In Switzerland This special delivers a full itinerary of holiday fun. In his latest travel adventure, host Joseph Rosendo journeys to Lausanne, Montreux and Basel to bask in the glow of a Swiss-style Christmas at some of the country's holiday markets, where food stalls feature some of the best regional fare. He samples locally produced wine, venison sausage fresh from the hunt and even chestnuts roasted on an open fire. Rosendo enjoys a scenic train ride to Rocher-de-Naye (where he meets Father Christmas and his trusty companion, the Schmutzli, at Santa's Village), takes in the sights of Montreux atop a Ferris wheel, watches an artist create hand-blown glass ornaments and witnesses a 600-year-old clock-tower tradition in Lausanne. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#405] Carcassonne and the Pyrenees From a fairy tale fortress to the gentle Pyrenees, Rudy takes in the castles and peaks of this magical region. We tour the largest fortress in Europe, Carcassonne, and sample the local stew, Cassoulet. A gallop through the countryside takes in several romantic castle ruins and the artwork of Toulouse Lautrec. Then we head for high country and one of the world's natural wonders - a mountain amphitheatre with cascading waterfalls. Tips on driving in France, and mountain trails. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#505] Breathe Easy! Wai Lana shows you a simple breathing technique that strengthens and purifies the lungs - great for those with asthma and other respiratory problems. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#109] 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 [#110] 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 13:45  
  • 7:00 am
    Power Yoga: Mind and Body [#121] Flow - Version Five With Sun salutation A, Sun salutation B, variations holding and with legs. duration 27:41   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit Live In Central Park! [#101] Exercising on location with NYC fans was part of Central Park's "Fitness Friday" events aimed at promoting active lifestyles. Wilson is joined on set by her daughter, Gretchen, who demonstrates seated versions of the standing exercises. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#815Z] Increase Your Energy duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3216H] Chevrolet Malibu Turbo * Road Test: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe * Road Test: 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 * Goss' Garage: Quick Car Care duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2620] Built-In Gas Grill The crew resets an outdoor natural stone island, covering it with granite and setting a new built-in gas grill. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3211H] Cambridge 2012/Window Seat, Stairs, Knee Walls Landscape contractor Roger Cook installs new granite steps, and host Kevin O'Connor helps general contractor Tom Silva build a timeless window seat and some MDF doors cleverly disguised as wainscoting. Master carpenter Norm Abram works on the treads and newel cap on the stairs, and the pine ceiling accents get whitewashed and lacquered. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1111H] Using Hand Planes/Repairing A Cracked Stone Walkway In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the proper way to use hand planes. Then, Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Roger helps a homeowner repair a cracked stone walkway. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#306H] Steam Bent Chair On this installment of Rough Cut, Tommy builds a beautiful, sleek steam bent lounge chair - perfect for inside and out. To teach us more about the ancient art of steam bending, he takes us on a Road Trip to Newport, Rhode Island's International Yacht Restoration School. Back in the shop, Tommy is joined by Rough Cut regular, Eli Cleveland. duration 27:34   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#607] Classic Tool Chest This tool chest is built with basic joinery and solid-wood panels. Then the Woodsmith editors use shop-made molding to create a one-of-a-kind project. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    American Woodshop [#1806] Shaker Style Turned Stools Master turning techniques and build these tall comfortable chairs. duration 26:46   TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#2910H] Part 2 of the landscape makeover of an historic 1920's era home. From choosing the plants, locating them in the garden, and digging them in, you will love the process and the results. duration 28:38   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3205Z] Cool:Create A Garden That's Cool Explore a private garden in Beverly Hills with host Jamie Durie and see some fantastic pool-side landscaping. Grow a garden that incorporates cool colors into perennial borders. Pick the best plants for winter interest with gardening correspondent Paul Epsom's favorites. Refresh your day with an appetizing recipe for a cool soup demonstrated by chef Michel Nischan. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#107H] Salad Greens P. Allen Smith demonstrates the ease of growing your own salad greens. This episode explores the vocabulary and range of "greens." Allen steps into the garden and shows off some of his favorites. Plus, learn how to make an appetizing Nicoise salad for your next dinner party. duration 26:42   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#316H] Heritage Breeds (Pittsboro, Nc and Potomac, Md) With the renewed interest in sustainability and organic agriculture, heritage farm animals are making a come back. We learn why certain livestock had previously fallen out of favor, what is so special about them in today's world and how we can help restore this piece of our American heritage. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#816H] Saddle up for a rodeo riding school in Montana. Visit a California farm community pulling together to save pollinating honeybees. An Arkansas rancher rounds up a large and growing herd of buffalo. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#101] Manzanillo, Mexico & The Costa Alegre Rosendo explores Mexico's Costa Alegre - "the happy coast" - and Manzanillo, the resort village made famous by the movie "10". He highlights the state and city of Colima with its rain forests and active volcanoes, joins an on-going fiesta in Comala and discovers some of the coast's elegant resorts. duration 26:44   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#107] Peru: Manu It's a place where clouds conceal rare birds, animals blend into the forest, predators hide in the shadows and native peoples are disappearing. Manu, in southern Peru, belongs to the largest area of protected rain forest in the Amazon. Art goes downriver and encounters spectacular birds, animals and peoples of the Amazon, who together are struggling to survive. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#608] Assisi, Italy The town of Assisi, in the center of Italy was built on a hill that has been inhabited for about 4000 years, and for almost as long it has been a religious center. They say that the stones that were used to build Assisi have absorbed the prayers of the millions of pilgrims that have come there over the centuries. And now, it is believed that the stones radiate a sense of peace and quiet that has a spiritual effect on visitors. Burt Wolf tours the city, discovers the true story of the life of St. Francis and the founding of the Franciscan order, visits the sites sacred to St. Clare, explains the art in the Basilica of St. Francis, where the Italian Renaissance was born, and traces the creation of the Nativity scene. duration 27:28   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#401] Bath and South Wales We conjure a bit of magic when we visit the Georgian city of Bath and follow tales of Camelot into South Wales. In Bath, we marvel at ancient Roman spas and peek into the high society of Jane Austen's day. We stop by Wells to admire that city's spectacular cathedral, and we quest for the Holy Grail in the mystical town of Glastonbury. The poignant landscape of Wales' Wye River Valley offers a wealth of scenic riches. We investigate Caerleon's claim to King Arthur and explore a ruined abbey that inspired poet William Wordsworth. Tips on bookstores and country fairs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#605] Granada, Cordoba, and Spain's Costa Del Sol AndalucĂ­a's Moorish heritage sparkles in the historic capitals of Granada and Cordoba. And the pride of the Reconquista and the power of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand enliven the region's great sights. Tasting the smooth sherry and marveling at prancing stallions, we find the passion in Andalucian culture. And we top it off with fun in the Spanish sun on the Costa del Sol. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Equitrekking [#507] Great American Ranches This episode takes a closer look at some of the remarkable landscapes, wildlife and adventures in the United States' National Parks. In each park, local guides share stories of the park's history and the natural environment, as host Darley Newman hikes, horseback rides and boats to explore the surroundings. Parks profiled include Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef in Utah, the Great Smokey Mountains in North Carolina, Canyon de Chelly in Arizona, Kenai Fjords in Alaska, Haleakala National Park on Maui, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island, Cumberland Island in Georgia and Yellowstone in Wyoming. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#225] By Hand Extraordinary crafts people at work.
    * Glass artist Pamina Traylor combines dozens of delicate hand-blown glass shapes to create sculptural objects of lyrical beauty.
    * We follow woodworker Gary Stevens as he carves massive waist-high wooden vessels, from raw stump to finished piece.
    * Chris Natrop is the real life Edward Scissorhands, transforming vast rolls of paper into freeform lace panels.
    duration 26:25   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#223H] Dessert First! When in doubt, start with dessert....and it's easy when you use a tortilla for the crust as Jacques does in Crisp Pear Tart. Fresh bay scallops are shown in the shell at their very best, and become too tempting to Jacques who can't resist nibbling on them, in a light, fresh tasting Bay Scallops in Mignonette Sauce. For a homier dish, Jacques shares his comforting Sausage Patties with Pumpkin Seeds and Mushrooms served with Cornmeal Mush. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#501H] Turk & Larkin, Brown Sugar, 2223 Restaurant Located close to the courthouse on Turk at Larkin in San Francisco, Turk and Larkin Deli serves up fresh, tasty fare in an atmosphere that takes you back to yesteryear. For a perfect breakfast spot, Brown Sugar Kitchen delivers hearty meals with a soul food background using local, seasonal ingredients. And you'll find downtown-quality food at neighborhood prices at 22-23 Restaurant and Bar in San Francisco. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3712(] Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby Legendary rocker Rod Stewart's first solo holiday special, with songs produced by "Hitman" David Foster, features 13 classic songs, ranging from "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" to "Auld Lang Syne," and including duets with Michael Buble ("Winter Wonderland"), Cee-Lo Green ("Merry Christmas, Baby"), Mary J. Blige ("We Three Kings") and even Ella Fitzgerald ("What Are You Doing on New Year's Eve?") duration 58:12   SRND51 TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3714] Tom Waits Tom Waits performs in this classic episode from 1979. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4020Z] Poirot X: Appointment with Death David Suchet (Henry VIII, The Way We Live Now) stars as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in these new mysteries based on the novels by Agatha Christie. Whether he's on holiday abroad, taking a countryside break or simply going about his business near his central London home, Poirot finds himself exercising his "little grey cells" by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not. "Appointment with Death" While on holiday in Syria, Poirot finds himself drawn into a murder investigation located at an archaeological site on the brink of making a major discovery. With no shortage of suspects, from family members to fellow tourists, only Poirot can unearth the truth. Tim Curry (Return to Cranford) guest stars. duration 1:24:45   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#907H] That's My Boy FRANSWA SHARL - Australia
    Twelve year old Greg has inherited his macho father's competitive streak and needs to be the center of attention. On a family holiday in Fiji they have different ideas about what it takes to be a man. When his behavior fails to amuse his father, Greg set out to win him back while still staying true to himself. Greg shows that remaining the "#1 Son" requires a certain amount of ingenuity. Director Hannah Hilliard's humorous tale is based on a true story and won the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival. Principal cast: Callan Mc Auliffe?,Ivy Latimer, John Batchelor and Steve Le Marquand?.
    PARACHUTE -USA
    A precocious young boy plays with toy paratroopers in his front yard and witnesses a man and a woman engaged in an extramarital affair. He confronts the man, and after an awkward beginning, and a little adventure at the mini-mart, they develop an unlikely friendship. Directed by Paul Grellong and Lucas Fleischer. Principal cast: Lucas Fleischer, Brandon Ratcliffe, Tara Karsian and Emily Kosloski.
    duration 26:03   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    On Story [#209] Buck Henry: A Hollywood Story From The Graduate and Catch-22 to Saturday Night Live and Get Smart, iconic comedic and distinctly American writer, director, and actor Buck Henry recalls his long and storied career in Hollywood. Followed by the heartwarming story of a failed ukulele player and her talking puppet dog, The Ballad of Friday and June by writer/director Tate English. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    On Story [#210] Creating Complex Characters Writer/director Rodrigo Garcia discusses the influences of his father, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the complexities and flaws that form the nuanced characters in The Godfather, Capote, and his own Mother And Child and In Treatment. Followed by the harrowing Spanish short film Who Lasts Longer by writer/director Gregorio Muro in which the bond between a mother and her son are tragically tested. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#605] Granada, Cordoba, and Spain's Costa Del Sol AndalucĂ­a's Moorish heritage sparkles in the historic capitals of Granada and Cordoba. And the pride of the Reconquista and the power of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand enliven the region's great sights. Tasting the smooth sherry and marveling at prancing stallions, we find the passion in Andalucian culture. And we top it off with fun in the Spanish sun on the Costa del Sol. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#608] Assisi, Italy The town of Assisi, in the center of Italy was built on a hill that has been inhabited for about 4000 years, and for almost as long it has been a religious center. They say that the stones that were used to build Assisi have absorbed the prayers of the millions of pilgrims that have come there over the centuries. And now, it is believed that the stones radiate a sense of peace and quiet that has a spiritual effect on visitors. Burt Wolf tours the city, discovers the true story of the life of St. Francis and the founding of the Franciscan order, visits the sites sacred to St. Clare, explains the art in the Basilica of St. Francis, where the Italian Renaissance was born, and traces the creation of the Nativity scene. duration 27:28   STEREO TVG
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