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KQED Life: Sunday, January 13, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Sunday, January 13, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Roadtrip Nation [#804H] Tempe, AZ / Albuquerque, NM The Roadtrippers start out in Tempe, AZ, where they speak with Todd McFarlane, the creator of the best-selling comic book series Spawn, and Antoine's personal hero. The team is given encouraging advice by Todd to move away from the idea that they "need to have everything now." Next, the team heads to Albuquerque, NM, where they meet with lobbyist and co-founder of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Tom Rutherford. Afterward, as they head back on the Road, an unfortunate event happens-an unexpected mechanical issue leads the Green RV to catch fire. The Roadtrippers pull over and no one is seriously injured; but emotions are high as the stark realization sets in as to whether they'll be able to continue their journey. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    On Story [#101] Writing to evoke emotion is discussed by the creative minds behind Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Secretariat. Features Shane Black, Randall Wallace, and Lawrence Kasdan. Film: Northeast Front by Angela Torres Camerenea. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Earth Songs Filmed over two years in some of the most pristine and beautiful places on the planet, this program is inspired by the celebrated National Geographic and BBC documentaries of recent years. Greenland, Patagonia, Hawaii, Iceland, Peru, Alaska, The Caribbean, New Zealand, and the Canadian Rockies play host to rare animals and breathtaking scenery. Featuring an enchanting musical score by Grammy Award-winning artists including Michael Hoppe, Secret Garden, Keola Beamer and Craig Armstrong, the soundtrack was arranged by Emmy Award-winning composer Brian Keane. With narration by actor Michael York, the film takes you on a journey of ageless wisdom, inspiring poetry and stunning footage of Mother Earth at her finest. duration 58:10   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Rock, Pop and Doo Wop (My Music) Rock and pop legends Jon (Sha Na Na) "Bowzer" Bauman and Ronnie Spector (of the Ronettes) bring back the best songs from the late 1950s and early 1960's rock, pop and doo wop era in an this My Music concert event. Recorded in May 2010, it includes live performances and rare, never before available archival classics from the Dick Clark vaults. duration 1:58:40   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    British Beat (My Music) This special travels on location to London and around the UK to the place where the British Beat was born. It features rare archival full-length performance films mixed with new live performances recorded throughout the UK, including introductions and performances from various legendary clubs and hot performance spots that inspired the Mersey Beat. duration 1:57:40   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#517] The Thigh Bone's Connected to the Hip Bone Use your legs in different ways to loosen your hips and massage your spine. Then strengthen your thighs with Dynamic Squatting Pose. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#11] 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 [#12] 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 [#207] duration 26:59   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1205] Reaction Time Mary Ann shows how to use a ball to test your reaction time. duration 27:23   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#901H] Weight Loss: Slenderizing Your Core duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Growing A Greener World [#320H] Behind The Scenes of a Flower Show (Seattle, Wa) A firsthand look at how these display gardens are created and how to get the most from your visit to any show. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#102H] Bunches of Blueberries Allen goes to Oregon to sample several delicious blueberry dishes and visits a plant where they harvest blueberries. Back at the farm, he makes his homemade blueberry muffins. Allen shows how use blueberries as an ornamental plant when he to puts together a "deckscape with a blueberry theme. duration 26:37   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    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
  • 10:00 am
    Garden SMART [#2913] Visit a plant treasure trove that is not only beautiful, but also functional. Our visiting expert provides a unique look at how native people utilized everything nature provided. The lessons learned are timely and applicable today. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#403H] Coco 5oo, Crogan's Montclair, Red Jade We begin with CoCo 5OO for fresh ingredients at the table and the bar. Next a visit to Crogan's Montclair for traditional fare. Lastly we try green onion pancakes at the Chinese restaurant called Red Jade. duration 27:06   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Market Warriors [#113H] Antiquing In Walnut, Ia The pickers head to Walnut, Iowa, to the Walnut Antique Show, with a new competitor in the mix. The target assignment is gold, and Mark L. Walberg injects some quick wit when one of the pickers goes for a broad interpretation the others aren't buying. A sudden rainstorm that causes most of the dealers to close down shop helps determine who wins and loses. Some key finds include a Herman Miller chair, an aluminum plane and a piece of tramp art (a woodcutting style that involves layers of whittled pieces). The winning picker is determined at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles, California, where the chosen items go under the hammer. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Leading Gen [#205] Four people, ages 33-75, share their life goals and challenges. Elizabeth Stephenson, age 75, thrice married former model and actress, now strives to achieve inner beauty and now, is an artist, who has founded an art school for children in Africa. Maricela Montenegro, age 33, a single mother of two children, struggles and succeeds in conquering cultural bias and working as a taxi driver to provide monetary support for her family. Jim Crandall, age 61 and a former "hippie," has recovered from drug abuse, and has now achieved the happiness as the Chief Operations Officer at a small town newspaper. Joyce Oldenburg, age 75, has found her happiness volunteering in a soup kitchen for the homeless. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#105] Old School Ideas for Today This show is a mixed bag of oldies but goodies. Michele Beschen will show you it's all in the jar when it comes to sensible storage ideas along with how to turn those old jars into beautiful flower frogs. The timeless task of quilting gets invigorated with a quick, easy way to make use of those fabric scraps. See how composting can take a big bite out of the amount of garbage you haul to the curb, and then throw the kettle on because you'll also learn natural remedies for pesky outdoor annoyances that are friendly to the environment and your wallet. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Growing Bolder [#206H] Quiet Confidence Discover Your Inner Sex Symbol - The expression "less is more" has never been more true. Women are taking it off, to turn it back on! Boudoir photography is hot, in more ways that one! And it's not just those young, skinny 20-somethings, it's women in mid-life and beyond who are giving their all, well, just about, to prove that age is irrelevant! Celebrating 50 Years of Skydiving History - On August 16, 1960, Air Force Capt. Joe Kittinger rode a helium balloon to 102,800 feet -- the very edge of space -- and jumped. Fifty years later, to commemorate man's longest leap, Kittinger became the first inductee into the National Skydiving Museum Hall of Fame. Tracing Your Family Tree - Ever wonder where you came from? Digging up your family tree's roots can help you see a more clear future. We'll take a look at how technology is making it easier than ever to find out who you really are! Bobby Goldsboro: Musical Colors - In 1968 while Joplin, Hendrix, the Doors and Jefferson Airplane were singing about sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, Bobby Goldsboro was singing about "Honey." After a career in which he sold more than 35 million records, hosted a national TV show, wrote six best-selling children's books and produced a national PBS show, you'd think the soon-to-be 70 Goldsboro would be winding down. Think again. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Healing Quest [#904] Women's Health, Including Acupuncture for Fertility; Thriving After Breast Cancer and Debunking A Genetic Myth. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    My Generation [#3011] Take A Detour Actress, author and foodie Linda Evans talks career, love and recipes. Meet a teacher who turned to making soap out of goat milk. What does it take to live your life with purpose? And lift off with a high flying photographer. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#705H] Team "Tabula Rasa" winds up their Roadtrip with a series of final interviews. In Asheville, North Carolina, Kitty Love, tattoo artist, talks about the unusual path that led her to become an Arts activist and community organizer. On their way to Philadelphia, they have a conversation with The Knux, hip-hop artists, performing at the All Points West Music & Arts Festival in New Jersey. Their final interview is with Daniela Romero, ESL Coordinator at the Nationalities Service Center. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3219H] BMW X1 * Road Test: 2013 BMW X1 * Road Test: 2013 Chevrolet Spark * Goss' Garage: Brake Issues duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 3:30 pm
    Hometime [#2624] Timber Shed Doors The crew installs custom carriage house doors and lays a system of tailored pavers. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    This Old House [#3215H] Cambridge 2012, The Big Finish The last details come together for the Cambridge project finale: granite posts set off the landscape and the revived vintage doorbell crowns the foyer. Designers Dee Elms and Andrew Terrat bring exquisite punches of color that make the sleek, white Scandinavian modern interior come alive from top to bottom. Homeowners Sally Peterson and John Stone are delighted, as the crew gives a final salute! duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1115H] Installing A Toilet/Patching A Lawn with Grass Seed Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to help a homeowner install a toilet. Then, Richard, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, host Kevin O'Connor and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom shares a viewer tip about driving eye screws. Roger and Kevin patch a lawn with grass seed. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 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
  • 5:30 pm
    Theater Talk [#531] Hytner, Bean & Corden:One Man, Two Guvnors Our guests are playwright Richard Bean, Tony-nominated director Nicholas Hytner and Tony-nominated actor James Corden - the writer, director and star respectively of the new hit comedy, One Man, Two Guvnors. Based on the Eighteenth Century Goldoni farce, The Servant of Two Masters, Bean's freewheeling adaptation is set in 1960's Brighton. In an interview taped just two days after the British import's triumphant New York opening, the trio discusses the work that made the show a success and share the enthusiasm that comes with being out-of-town artists who have scored on Broadway. duration 26:42   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Between The Lines with Barry Kibrick [#1209] Tim Vanderhook (Ceo of Myspace) Rebuilding Myspace Tim Vanderhook owns one of the largest internet advertising companies in the world. His recent purchase of MySpace along with Justin Timberlake gives them a front row seat in the "social networking" arena. Our conversation runs the gamut from: rebuilding a brand to how important having a "vision" is to building a business. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Spark! [#203] Telling Stories Since the dawn of history, artists have been telling stories through words, pictures, and music. In this episode of Spark, we meet artists who are continuing the tradition, fusing ancient and contemporary techniques and content.
    * Larry Reed's Dangerous Flowers - For the past thirty years, Larry Reed has dedicated himself to the study and practice of the ancient Balinese art of shadow puppetry. He has become a master of this traditional storytelling form, using it to tell tales from many different cultures, and adapting it for contemporary audiences with the addition of modern multi-media technology. Spark is there as he debuts his latest work, a traditional Balinese tale called Dangerous Flowers, in which he plays 40 different characters. His performance is accompanied by the Bay Area's Gamelan Sekar Jaya, the most acclaimed gamelan orchestra in the United States.
    * Marc Bamuthi Joseph - Marc Bamuthi Joseph is a modern day griot (African storyteller) who tells his original stories through a combination of acting, spoken word, movement and rap. A four-time national Poetry Slam winner, Bamuthi got his start on Broadway at the age of 9. He was featured on the critically acclaimed HBO spoken word series, Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam; and Spark follows along as he develops his first full-length solo theatrical work, Word Becomes Flesh, a meditation on his new role as a single father.
    * Fire in Heaven - Asian storytellers Brenda Wong Aoki and Mark Izu collaborate with Cherokee storyteller Gayle Ross in a performance of Fire In Heaven: An Evening of Cherokee and Pacific Ghost Stories. Set to jazz koto music played by June Kuramoto, the work combines the oral traditions and mythical archetypes of many ancient cultures to create a fresh and entirely contemporary performance style.
    duration 25:50   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3807H] Rodrigo Y Gabriela Famed Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela performs a unique fusion of flamenco, jazz and rock. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Bluegrass Underground [#208H] The Timejumpers Nashville's hottest ticket isn't the Grand Ole Opry but Monday nights at the tiny Station Inn with this all-star, 11-piece western swing outfit. With lead vocals provided by Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears, Vince Gill and two-time Grammy-winner "Ranger Doug" Green, this band features Music City's instrumental A-list, including Paul Franklin on pedal steel, Dennis Crouch on bass, three world-champion fiddlers and accordion master Jeff Taylor, with Gill and session ace Andy Reiss swapping guitar duties. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:30 pm
    Bluegrass Underground [#209H] The Vespers Absolutely one of "alternative Nashville's" biggest buzz bands, the Vespers feature sisters Callie and Phoebe Cryar and brothers Bruno and Taylor Jones. Their hard-to-pin-down sound leads to a fresh and dynamic mixture of folk, rock and Appalachian stomp, a place where banjos battle drums and fuzz-toned guitars shred mountain ballads, all held together by the Cryar sisters' saintly/sinful harmonies. The Huffington Post's Michael Bialas recently dubbed them "... four of a promising kind." duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Bluegrass Underground [#210H] The Del McCoury Band Band patriarch Del McCoury has impeccable traditional credentials, including an early-'60s stint with Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass, a 2010 National Heritage Fellowship and 2011 induction into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. But the Grammy-winning singer/guitarist who personifies the "High Lonesome" sound also takes it to new frontiers playing with everyone from jam band Phish to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. McCoury's band features sons Ronnie (mandolin) and Rob (banjo), with fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram. As opry.com put it, McCoury has "proven not to be a relic of bluegrass music's past, but an architect of its future." duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 9:30 pm
    Bluegrass Underground [#211H] Vince Gill A Country Music Hall of Famer and 20-time Grammy winner, Gill has recently been sharing the stage with Eric Clapton, Sting and James Taylor. Known for his razor-sharp instrumental skills, his expressive tenor voice, his richly varied songwriting and his superb choice of backup musicians, Gill delivers everything from heartfelt honky tonk ballads to hot bluegrass to full-throttle country rock, all leavened with an easygoing sense of humor that makes a Vince Gill show feel like you're just hanging out with on old friend. This is as good as country music gets. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Bluegrass Underground [#212H] The Black Lillies duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:30 pm
    Bluegrass Underground [#201H] The Civil Wars From multiple Grammy wins (Best Folk and Best Country Albums) to the The Hunger Games' soundtrack, 2012 is a breakout year for the Civil Wars. Their meteoric rise is no surprise to those who have witnessed Joy Williams' and John Paul White's artful performances. Intricately woven phrasing and airtight harmonies mark the minimalist duo's powerfully rendered murder ballads and astonishingly frank songs on the paradoxical nature of love. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    All Star Bluegrass Celebration This special brings together the best, the brightest, and the pioneersof one of America's most popular and enduring indigenous musical styl es. Bluegrass music, born and bred in the hills of Appalachia in the 1930's, has survived and thrived through the various cycles of pop music trends, and is now enjoying an unprecedented renaissance due to the phenomenal success of the movie, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and the yearning for a return to the basics, the spirit and soul of authentic American roots music.
    This program is unprecedented in the history of bluegrass and in the history of modern public TV. For the first time, the legends are brought together with the stars of traditional country music and a new generation of bluegrass performers - all on the same stage, all on the same night. The live concert took place in January 2002 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville - the original home of the Grand Ole Opry, and the national birthplace of Bluegrass music.
    Host Ricky Skaggs, considered by many the musical son of the acknowledged Father of Bluegrass Bill Monroe, welcomes a Who's Who of Bluegrass music today: Country icon Vince Gill; superstars the Dixie Chicks; legends Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley and the Del McCoury Band; andthe new generation represented by Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Trav is Tritt and Nickel Creek, plus the first bluegrass song to win the prestigious Country Music Association song of the year, "Man of ConstantSorrow," from the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack. Each artis t shines in a spontaneous environment of live-on-tape performances, with one-of-a-kind collaborations, revealing backstage moments, and excerpts from the final interview with the late Bill Monroe.
    duration 57:17   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#205] Cinque Terre: Italy's Hidden Riviera Italy's Hidden Riviera In these five idyllic port towns, we sample village life: fishing for anchovies at midnight, savoring the best pesto, picking grapes, and cheering cliff divers as we hike the "walkway of love." Each pastel town is a delight, but my favorite is Vernazza - where Giovanni makes pasta and Granelli sells porcini mushrooms at the tiny street market. We sidetrip to Carrara's quarries where Michelangelo selected his marble, then return to Vernazza to stroll the only street with the entire village as the sun sets. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#808] Hong Kong Hong Kong is a small island just off the southern coast of the Chinese mainland. It's a bustling metropolis and one of the world's most important financial centers. It is also a focal point for traditional Chinese history and culture. Burt shows viewers Hong Kong's Chinese music, Chinese art, Chinese theater, and of course, Chinese food. The city's unusual blend of western high-tech with Chinese high-touch has made Hong Kong the most important tourist destination in Asia. duration 26:41   STEREO TVG
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