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KQED Life: Saturday, February 23, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#404] Naples and Pompeii Naples is Italy in the extreme. We'll prowl backstreet fish markets, dodge fast-moving Vespas, and dine on pizza where it was invented. We'll climb to the top of nearby Mount Vesuvius, then wander through the amazing ruins of Pompeii, the Roman town it destroyed. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1306H] Cruising The Adriatic Sea Burt sails the ancient route of the Venetian traders - Venice to Bari, and across the Adriatic Sea to Montenegro. At which point he enters the Mediterranean and cruises to Turkey, Malta and Sicily, visiting the most ancient towns and explaining, in his slightly irreverent way, the local history. He also takes you on a tour of one of the largest and newest cruise ships sailing the Mediterranean. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Nature [#2802H] A Murder of Crows Crows do not have the best of reputations. They are generally dismissed as spooky - Hitchcock used them quite successfully to frighten moviegoers, or as a general nuisance - scarecrows were, after all, invented to scare crows away from crops. But their image is about to take a real turn. New research has shown they are among the most intelligent animals in the world, able to use tools as only elephants and chimpanzees do, able to recognize each other's voices and 250 distinct calls. They are very social, mate for life and raise their young for up to five years. And they are able to recognize individual humans and pick them out of a crowd up to two years later. Crow experts from around the world sing their praises and present us with captivating new footage of crows as we have never seen them before. duration 55:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#4008H] Mind of a Rampage Killer What makes a person walk into a theater or a church or a classroom full of students and open fire? What combination of circumstances compels a human being to commit the most inhuman of crimes? Can science in any way help us understand these horrific events and provide clues as to how to prevent them in the future?
    As the nation tries to understand the tragic events at Newtown, Miles O'Brien separates fact from fiction, investigating new theories that the most destructive rampage killers are driven most of all, not by the urge to kill, but the wish to die. Could suicide and the desire to go out in a media-fueled blaze of glory be the main motivation? How much can science tell us about a brain at risk for violence? Most importantly, can we recognize dangerous minds in time - and stop the next Newtown?
    duration 54:16   STEREO TVPG-V
  • 3:00 am
    The Path to Violence Ever since the wake-up call that was Columbine, schools and law enforcement have developed multiple strategies to prevent attacks. Indeed, the horror of Newtown needs to be seen in a context that's not defined by defeat. Remarkably, more than 120 school assaults have been thwarted in the past ten years. But, while security hardware and physical barriers can play a deterrent role, it's been psychologists working hand in hand with law enforcement officers who have come up with the most helpful tools to prevent violent attacks. This documentary tells the story of a powerfully effective Secret Service program - the Safe School Initiative - that's helped schools detect problem behavior in advance.
    Yet, despite the progress made, recent attacks reveal a gaping hole in our safety net. Shooters like Adam Lanza, Jared Loughner and James Holmes all executed their attacks after they'd left their respective schools. In such cases, parents may be the first and only line of defense parents who are terrified of their own children and who receive inadequate help from the mental health and legal systems.
    Can the hard-won gains made by social psychologists and law enforcement be extended to encompass the parents and families of some of the nation's most violent individuals? Further, is the country ready to have a national conversation about the balance between school safety and civil liberties that any such interventions - including gun control - require?
    duration 52:36   STEREO TV14
  • 4:00 am
    Britain's X-Files The amazing true stories of Britain's X-Files are uncovered for the first time. In 1950, a spate of UFO (unidentified flying object) sightings by Royal Air Force pilots inspired the British Government to set up the top-secret Flying Saucer Working Party. In 1952, UFOs reappeared over southern England and, sensationally, over the White House in Washington. As panic escalated, Winston Churchill demanded to know what was going on and the Ministry of Defence set up a permanent UFO Investigation Unit. We now know that over the next 50 years, the government unit secretly investigated and dismissed hundreds of UFO sightings. Why did it take so many years for the Government to admit its activities? This film travels back in time to examine the political climate in the early 1950s. duration 49:15   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#410H] Gathering In Scotland Scotland has been a part of the United Kingdom for more than 300 years, yet it has managed to maintain its distinct customs, culture and character. Joseph dons his tartan and joins the Scottish clans for a bit of culture and fun at The Gathering in Edinburgh where hundreds of clans and thousands of people come together for sport, folk dancing, arts, crafts and bag piping. During his travels Joseph explores Glasgow, imbibes a dram or two of the local product at an island whiskey distillery and meets his grace, the Duke of Argyle, at Inverary Castle during the Campbell clans' Highland Games. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#104] Genoa and the Italian Riviera We're off to the Italian Riviera seeking la dolce vita in one of the world's most romantic places. With death-defying cliffs and beaches that shimmer like jewels, the Riviera is as stunning a coastline as anywhere in Europe. In the port town of Genoa, we tour palaces for a taste of old-world elegance and dine on world-class pesto. Then we head south to the famous resort of Portofino and the sea cliff towns of the Cinqueterre. Finally, we battle vertigo at Pisa's leaning tower. Tips on using train passes and finding addresses. duration 28:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#115] The Crunch Alternative Wai Lana demonstrates two ab strengtheners for a firm, flat tummy. Two versions of Plough offer maximum stretch in the spine and hamstrings. A good leg stretch twist, too! duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#69] 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 [#70] 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 [#101] Flow - Version One With Sun salutations A & B. duration 26:03   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1314] Somatosensory Work We rely on our somatosensory system for good balance and everyday functioning. Mary Ann helps viewers turn their awareness inward to work this system. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#930H] Pain Relief: Frozen Shoulder (All Standing) duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3225H] Lamborghini Aventador * Road Test: Lamborghini Aventador * Road Test: 2013 Toyota Rav4 * Goss' Garage: Winching Safety duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2703] Creekside Home Preview The crew gets ready for new home construction, exploring plans and materials while following proper silt fence techniques. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3220H] Essex 2012/13, Cottage Style Digging for energy: geothermal bore holes are filled and grouted. General contractor Tom Silva shows how to weave shingles around a corner for a cottage look, and Norm helps him mill and install custom PVC window trim with standard stock from the home center. duration 25:47   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1120H] Insulating Ductwork/Maintaining Clothes Washers And Dryers Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey visits Cortland, Illinois, to learn how corn is harvested and then to help a homeowner insulate his ductwork. Then, Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva, asks "What is it?" Afterward, Kevin learns how to maintain clothes washers and dryers. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#201H] Greene and Greene-Inspired Dressing Mirror Tommy tackles a Greene and Greene-Inspired Dressing Mirror, perfect for practically any room. To get inspiration for the mirror, Tommy heads out on a Rough Cut Road Trip to the magnificent Gamble House in Pasadena, California. There he finds brilliant Arts and Crafts examples by architects Charles and Henry Greene. Back in the shop, Tommy works with North Bennet Street instructor Steve Brown to explain the details and joinery in the project including finger joints, cloud lifts, and drawer construction. duration 27:44   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#402] Weekend Project - Candle Centerpiece Great looking projects don't have to be difficult to build. Learn the secrets to turning a few hours of time and a few pieces of wood into an elegant centerpiece that will light up any room. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    American Woodshop [#2001] Free Standing Tool Cabinets Perfectly designed American inspired originals. IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 8) and Ohio Grows partner to add photovoltaic solar panels at The American Woodshop. duration 26:46  
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#3005] GS visits a renovated garden that incorporates the old with the new. From garden design to planting a tree, there are lessons for gardeners young and old. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3302Z] New The best of the new! Jamie Durie takes viewers to Cornerstone Gardens one of North America's premier collections of exciting new garden design. Cornerstone presents gardeners with terrific, fresh ideas to bring home to their own spaces. Ever wonder how new plants make it onto nursery shelves? Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom explores the path from seed to retail sale when he visits an All-American Selection trial garden. This week's "Homegrown" segment features a husband and wife team that bring the farm to the table: Farmer Chris Kurth and chef Ana Sortun show resident chef Michel Nischan the glories of freshly-dug potatoes. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1202H] Gardens & Art P. Allen Smith shares tips on decorating flower vases, adding garden ornaments to any landscape, and takes us along as he tours the fountains of Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, Missouri, the Monet Garden at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, and the unique sculptures at the Bernice Gardens in Little Rock, Arkansas. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge. duration 27:49   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#325H] Sol Mobile Bus (Various Cities Across America) We follow a group of young gardeners who are traveling the country in a retro-fitted school bus powered on nothing but waste vegetable oil and their own enthusiasm. With a traveling greenhouse, green roof and lots of seeds, they hope to teach edible gardening with sustainable practices in cities and towns across America. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#802H] Saddle up for a California cattle roundup. Haul in the "heads" at an Arizona lettuce farm. Take our quiz to learn more about "crop rotation". Join Nevada sheep ranchers in preventing open range grass fires and sample Kentucky's unique bourbon soy sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#406H] Germany's Winter Carnival Joseph dons his jester's cap and heads to the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg for Fasnet -- Fasnacht -- Carnival. Each town may call it by a different name, but they all agree it's a non-stop community party that celebrates local culture and chases away the winter blues. Some of the historic carnival characters, like the Narro, date back to the festival's beginning 500 years ago while others are the products of lively modern-day imaginations. From Konstanz on the shores of Lake Constance to the Black Forest villages of Villingen, Oberndorf, Gengenbach, Elzach and Rottweil, Joseph uncovers the festival's history and rejoices in the controlled chaos of tolle tage -- Crazy Days! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#108] Kenya: Masai Mara and El Karama East Africa is a vast stage on which the circular, never-ending journey known as the Great Migration has played out for millions of years. After going eye to eye with thousands of wildebeest and zebra, Art enlists an old friend and bush pilot to help him capture aerial patterns of migrating herds and flocks of flamingos. On the ground, he pursues giraffe on horseback and tracks rhino on foot. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1305H] Luzern for Fun and Profit For a while, Burt lived in the Swiss city of Lucerne. He describes it as "Home on the Range", but the range he had in mind is the Alpine Mountain Range of central Europe. The city sits at the end of a great lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains. It is one of the most beautiful settings in Europe with an amazing number of cultural attractions including the Rosengart Museum with its outstanding collection of works by Picasso. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Rudy Maxa's World [#207H] Korea With their misty mountain temples and uber-modern cities, Koreans mix an abiding sense of history and tradition with a zeal to achieve global success in technology and other industries. (Remember when the American public sneered at Kias?) Rudy samples both the delights of cosmopolitan Seoul as well as the tranquility of temples tucked into lush mountains where monks invite guests to stay overnight and give evidence of the country's other name: The Land of the Morning Calm. And, yes, there's a healthy serving of Korean barbeque and kimchi. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#403] Edinburgh Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland. We'll explore the castle, peek at the new parliament, dabble in the local literature, sip a little Scotch, get wrapped up in a kilt, and then stow away on Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Equitrekking Adventures [#602] Botswana: Tuli, Makgadikgadi and Maun Equitrekking TV host Darley Newman travels to Botswana, Africa to explore local villages, ancient cultures and wildlife on safari. Starting in Tuli an area known as the "Land of the Giants" because of its larger than life natural attractions, Darley stays in eco-friendly safari camps and rides horses to view the zebra and wildebeest herds that dot these wild savannahs. In the nearby village of Motlhabaneng, Darley gets a locals tour of traditional homes and meets the village chief, who gives the production crew permission to film with one of Botswana's top basket weavers. Hopping aboard a small plane, Darley travels northwest to one of the largest salt pans in the world, the Makgadikgadi Pans. There, she follows in the footsteps of 19th century pioneering explorers, like David Livingstone, to discover desert adapted wildlife and have a harrowing gallop with a herd of zebra and wildebeest. Visiting an area landmark, Chapman's Baobab, and camping under the stars, viewers are taken far away from technology and civilization for a brief respite from the modern world. Finally, in the frontier village of Maun, Darley visits a lodge and private game reserve accessible to all levels of riders, even kids, and visits a new, sustainable cultural center that's allowing the arts to thrive in Maun. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#413] Playing with Technology We live in an electronic world - turntables, microphones, digital displays, microchips. Some artists are driven by the possibilities of manipulating these things, and in this episode, we explore the way that they creatively unite art and electronics.
    * Walter Kitundu creates innovative instruments that are based on the turntable but powered by natural elements such as wind, fire and the ocean.
    * Natural found objects such as flowers and sand are juxtaposed with pieces of technology in Joe Mangrum's large and intricate design sculptures.
    * Loren Chasse uses audio technology to explore the music that can be made from ruins and teach his young students about sound art.
    * Finally, what people are really talking about can be discovered at the Listening Post, where the "global conversation" of electronic chats are tracked through suspended text screens.
    duration 28:19   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#215H] Crock of Flavor Light, lean and big on flavor! This menu features Small Crocks of Shrimp in Hot Vegetable Broth and lean pork tenderloin in Pork Medallions with Grapes and Pomegranate Sauce accompanied by a melange of Spinach, Macadamia Nuts and Raisins. For dessert, it's Butter Pecan Ice Cream paired with Apple Maple Topping making a feast worthy of any company! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#204H] Pasta Moon, Town Hall, Suppenkuche Contemporary Italian, in a romantic seaside setting, begin our show, followed by a lively, trendy, fun spot with comfort food. Then off to the flavors of Germany and the boisterous atmosphere of this beer-centric restaurant. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    American Masters [#2208H] Sam Cooke: Crossing Over Sam Cooke put the spirit of the black church into popular music -- creating a new sound and setting into motion a chain of events that forever altered the course of popular music and race relations in America. With "You Send Me" in 1957, Cooke became the first African American artist to reach #1 on both the R&B and the pop charts. He proved with his pop/gospel hybrid, that it was, indeed, possible to win over white teenage listeners and keep his faithful church followers intact. In combining two worlds, his constant challenge was to sing meaningful lyrics with the fervor of gospel and the romance of pop. He came closest with "Chain Gang," observed and written during the Civil Rights era and with the poignant, biting lyrics and melody of "A Change Is Gonna Come" in 1962, fashioned out of the depth of personal pain and loss. He had the courage to take an open stand against racism, refusing to perform at a segregated venue in the south and garnering the support of Dick Clark. But, at the height of his success in 1964, he was gunned down and killed in the company of a prostitute -- leaving a profound legacy filled with extraordinary talent -- and all the questions about what might have been. This documentary includes original interviews with Lou Rawls, James Brown, Sam Moore, Bobby Womack, Smokey Robinson, Mel Carter, Herb Alpert, Lou Adler and James Carter, among many others from both sides of the crossover music world, then and now. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4306(] Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 6 Change arrives in a big way for several key characters at Downton Abbey. A yearly cricket match with the village sees old scores settled and new plots hatched. duration 1:56:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4307(] Downton Abbey, Season 3 - Part 7 The Crawleys head to a Scottish hunting lodge, while the downstairs staff stays behind at Downton Abbey. New romances flare up,and a crisis unfolds. duration 1:53:37   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#403] Edinburgh Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland. We'll explore the castle, peek at the new parliament, dabble in the local literature, sip a little Scotch, get wrapped up in a kilt, and then stow away on Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1305H] Luzern for Fun and Profit For a while, Burt lived in the Swiss city of Lucerne. He describes it as "Home on the Range", but the range he had in mind is the Alpine Mountain Range of central Europe. The city sits at the end of a great lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains. It is one of the most beautiful settings in Europe with an amazing number of cultural attractions including the Rosengart Museum with its outstanding collection of works by Picasso. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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