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KQED Life: Saturday, April 13, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, April 13, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#703H] Rome: Back-Street Riches In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#502] The Shrine of Guadalupe Burt goes to Washington, DC to tour our nation's National Shrine, then to Tepeyac, Mexico to join 5 million pilgrims who are taking part in the Feast Day of the patron saint of the Americas. We see how a revered picture - Our Lady of Guadalupe - became a symbol of hope and freedom for native Indians of Mexico as well as the Spanish settlers. We discover the history of Tequila and join Burt as he sits down to a meal of fried ants and grasshoppers. And you thought life is tough on "Survivor". duration 25:39   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Birdmen: The Original Dream of Flight Staring down a sheer precipice into a deep abyss with your head spinning, every fiber in your body tries to resist the edge. Meet the men and women who don't. Overcoming their fears, they step off into thin air and fly like birds, hurtling at impossible speeds and gliding across beautiful, rolling landscapes. In the words of one base jumper: "It's only when you leave the cliff - when you're flying - that you really feel at home." This program is a startling, adrenaline-filled insight into the revolutionary new sport that brings the dream of human flight alive. duration 52:08   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Joanna Lumley: Greek Odyssey [#103H] The Islands Joanna explores some of the 1,400 Greek Islands that make up this maritime nation. Each have a story to tell, often a fascinating history spanning thousands of years. Hitching a lift on board a shipping magnate's yacht, Joanna begins on the ancient island of Crete, spending time with the shepherds in the high, remote mountains of the island. On the island of Kos she explores the birth place of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, before ascending the only active volcano on the island of Nisyros. duration 45:23   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:47 am
    Joanna Lumley: Greek Odyssey [#104H] Mount Olympus and Beyond In the mountainous region of Northern Greece, Joanna discovers that the area is rich with ancient stories and legends. Joanna is quite unprepared for a women's rude fortune telling festival, which has origins dating back to Homer. Poems are read out to large crowds, telling of someone's future, but often these revelations are bawdy. Joanna also explores a magnificent church that was built in just 40 days and discovers the otherworldly landscape of Meteora, where Orthodox monks still inhabit the monasteries in the sky. duration 45:53   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:35 am
    Above Yellowstone The first-ever aerial tour of Yellowstone National Park reveals Yellowstone as never seen before - virtually all of the park from the air - to celebrate its natural wonders and to provide a brief contextual history of its geology, Native peoples, wildlife and its current status as a destination for 3.6 million annual visitors. Included: The Lamar Valley, The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Forest Fire, The Geyser Basins and parts of Yellowstone as seen during the flight of a Bald Eagle. duration 22:03   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Shattered Sky: The Battle for Energy, Economy, and Environment Can history inspire us? Thirty years ago, scientists reported a hole in the ozone layer "the size of North America." The culprit was CFCs: the gas in hairspray, refrigerant, and air conditioning. Doctors predicted skyrocketing cancer, but business didn't want to change and politicians were slow to act . . . Eerily reminiscent of today's complex debate on energy and climate change, Shattered Sky tells the story of how America led the world to solve the biggest environmental crisis ever seen. Today, dare we do the same on energy and climate? duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#206H] Ottawa, Canada Travelscope celebrates Canada and the Canadians in the nation's capital. Joseph canoes beneath Parliament Hill, survives the War Museum and samples the cuisine at Cordon Bleu - the world's most prestigious culinary training ground. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#313] Four Great Cities of Europe London, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. A European city bustles - it's a hub of commerce and the arts, energy, surprise and international flavor. Where do you start if you have just 24 hours? Here, we highlight some best choices for sampling the urban culture of four great cities. London calls for high tea at the Athenaeum and modern art at the New Tate. Paris treats us to impressive dining, the Musee D'Orsay and the Pompidou. Rembrandt's The Night Watch and traditional rijsttafel dinner are mandatory in Amsterdam, and in 1,000-year-old-Brussels, we land in what some call "the most beautiful town square in Europe." Europe's great cities stay with you. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#621] Lizard, Locust, & Flapping Fish Lizard opens your chest and stretches your back, while Locust strengthens it. Relax comfortably at the end of your session with Flapping Fish. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#9] 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 [#10] 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 [#206] duration 27:24   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1219] Feel Your Best Feeling good is important in life, certain movements help you feel your best. Mary Ann shares exercises that will leave you feeling great. duration 27:45   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#705] Toning The Entire Body duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3232H] Sport Sedan Shootout Comparison Test: Sport Sedan Shootout. Road Test: 2013 Chevrolet Traverse. Goss' Garage: Tire Rotation. duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 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 [#3201H] Cambridge Project, Part 1 of 15 Homeowners John Stone and Sally Peterson want to turn an 1887 Victorian-era two family house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, into a one-family home. Landscape contractor Roger Cook finds a few surprises in the yard, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey uses an eye-opening energy audit to demonstrate the need for efficiency upgrades, and general contractor Tom Silva brings in a deconstruction expert to remove all of the old and unneeded house parts. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1101H] Transforming Stock Shelving/Installing A New Washing Machine Valve General contractor Tom Silva kicks off the 11th season of ATOH by helping a couple transform stock shelving into a custom built-in. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a new washing machine valve that will prevent flooding. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#204H] Serving Cart Tommy makes a practical Serving Cart, essential for any kitchen, out of scrap tiger maple. The project is a basic cart form, however, for the top serving area, Tommy goes on a Road Trip to look for the right solid surface. In Canton, Massachusetts, Tommy explores different kinds of man-made and solid surfaces with the help of fabricator Paul D'Attanasio. Ultimately, he decides on a man-made solid for his project. Back in the shop, Tommy's friend Al D'Attanasio stops by. duration 27:30   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#405] Conquering Curves Learn the basics of adding graceful curves to your next project - starting with a graceful curved front table, then moving onto a beautiful bow-front drawer, and finally a unique bentwood coat rack. The editors of Woodsmith show three simple techniques for conquering curves. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    American Woodshop [#2004] Segmented Turnings Magic in Turned Wood. duration 26:46  
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#3012] GS visits one of the premiere gardens in the world known for its plant life, research, and demonstration gardens. Get gardening ideas and visit with us behind the scenes. duration 26:38   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3305Z] Soft What's SOFTscaping? Plainly said, it's anything that's not hardscape in the garden. But certain types of plants are better at softening than others. Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom visits a specialty grass nursery in New Hampshire to see some best bets; there, he learns how grasses are year-round showstoppers. Host Jamie Durie visits the world-famous Filoli gardens in northern California to learn how good plant choices are used to soften design. Resident chef Michel Nischan shares a not-to-be-missed recipe for green, hard-to-ripen tomatoes left in the garden. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1206H] Stepping Back In Time P. Allen Smith takes a step back in time on a whirlwind tour starting with Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home in Charlottesville, Virginia, where we learn about the historic plants in the estate's gardens. Allen also visits Longwood Mansion, the largest octagonal house in the United States, a National Historic Landmark in Natchez, Mississippi; and the home of the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, Illinois. Allen offers tips on how to make terra cotta look vintage. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge. duration 27:45   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#303H] Sow True Seed: (Ashville, NC) As heirloom seeds continue to lose ground to modern hybrids and habitat destruction, many of these treasured varieties of the past are lost forever. In this episode, we get a hands-on lesson in saving seeds and learn more about how to preserve the integrity of true organic seedstock. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#805H] Take to the waters of Chesapeake Bay for a harvest of oysters. Open a carton of milk from an Ohio heritage dairy. Test your kitchen skills on some unusual beef recipes and sample the artwork created by farmer artists in California. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#202H] Germany's Holiday Markets Travelscope celebrates the season with Joseph's explorations through Northern Germany's Christmas markets where there's more than baubles and trinkets to the joy of Christmas. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#204] Antarctica and the Falkland Islands It is spring on the Antarctic Peninsula and the frozen wilderness is a veritable nursery for penguins, shore birds and seal pups. In episode four Art Wolfe crosses the infamous Drake Passage the treacherous body of water south of Cape Horn to explore the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic coast in search of wildlife and landscapes inherent to this pristine and unforgiving land. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#501] Taiwan The island of Taiwan just off the coast of mainland China has held on to most of the ancient principles of Chinese culture while incorporating the most modern aspects of western society. We visit the most important temples, find out how the gods direct your future behavior, and discover the secrets of getting the best flavor when you make a cup of tea. We also find out what's cooking. duration 26:54   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#309] Oslo & Norway The grand panoramas of Norway prove irresistible to adventurers. In Oslo, we see testaments to maritime prowess in Viking ships and the celebrated Kon Tiki raft. We "Scream" with painter Edvard Munch before heading south to the glorious vistas of Telemark country. After dropping by the home of playwright Henrik Ibsen, we're off to a boisterous celebration of Norwegian village life, complete with traditional costumes, dancing and potato pancakes. Next, it's a ride on Europe's most spectacular railway and a boat cruise through the impossibly beautiful scenery of the fjords. We end up in Bergen, Norway's best-preserved medieval city, taking in a traditional stave church and views that inspired composer Edvard Grieg. Tips on railroad travel. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#702H] Rome: Baroque Brilliance This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Equitrekking Adventures [#605] Arizona Travel with Equitrekking from Northeastern Arizona down to the border of Mexico, to explore the diversity of this southwestern state along with Emmy nominated television host Darley Newman. Down by the border of Mexico, Darley rides at a 300-year-old hacienda style ranch in the high Sonoran desert with a real cowboy guide. On a ride to the highest peak in the area, locals introduce us to views of the rolling hills of Mexico. Outside of Phoenix, Darley saddles up to ride old gold mining routes and pan for gold with a modern day prospector in the Bradshaw Mountains. Next, Darley takes off from a horse friendly bed and breakfast into the town of Cave Creek. This town is unique, as you can ride your horse instead of driving a car into town. Darley and her local friends tie up their horses to a hitching post at a cowboy hangout for lunch, where Darley learns to cook a peach cobbler, Dutch oven style. Finally, Equitrekking's host leads viewers through snow covered Canyon de Chelly with Navajo guide Lee Bigwater, taking in the petroglyphs and cliff dwellings left by the Ancient Puebloans, also known as the Anasazi. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#407] Experimenting Artistic boundaries are redefined through experimentation.
    * Follow contemporary experimental dance troupe Kunst-Stoff as they attempt to understand sightlessness in a new piece that keeps changing up to the last minute.
    * John Chiara takes photograph to an interesting limit by using a large-scale camera that has to be towed to and from locations.
    * Legendary sound duo Matmos are creating a new work for the LA Museum of Natural History.
    * Then, Ala Ebtekar explores identity by blending hip-hop imagery with Iranian images.
    duration 28:39   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#203H] Perfect Presentations Lobster Roll Medallions on Spinach Salad show off Jacques' new presentation of a summer seafood favorite. He proves that a craving for hearty food can be satisfied in minutes with Quick Lamb Stew where vegetables are cooked separately and the lamb is served rare. Then skip the time and effort it takes to make the crust for a tart and head straight for the filling in this shortcut that encases Small Berry Custards in pretty dishes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#209H] Dona Thomas, Amber India, Scala's Bistro Fresh, seasonal ingredients are transformed into Mexican food at our first restaurant, a casual place for all. The second stop is northern Indian. This restaurant has white tablecloths and stellar service as well as great flavors and wonderful bread. The third place has dramatic architectural elements and walls adorned with murals. The bar scene is hip and the northern Italian food keeps customers satisfied. duration 27:00   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Great Performances [#3515H] Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 3 Grammy Award-winning guitar superstar Eric Clapton has re-teamed with fellow "guitar gods" for a third Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, America's Blues Capital. Shining a spotlight on the wide variety of guitar virtuosity, the gathering further expands the diverse range of musicianship in many musical genres, including blues, bluegrass, country, rhythm & blues and more, featuring performances by Jeff Beck, Robert Cray, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Johnny Lang, John Mayer, Steve Winwood, Ron Wood and more; Bill Murray is the host. duration 1:56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4309#] Mr. Selfridge, Part 2 Enjoy a dramatization of the real-life story of Harry Gordon Selfridge, the flamboyant and visionary American founder of the famous London department store that revolutionized the modern shopping experience. Created by Andrew Davies ("Little Dorrit"), the program features Jeremy Piven in his first television role since the hit series "Entourage." duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    American Masters [#2008] Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character America, in the 1960s and '70s, was in turmoil -- the civil rights struggle, the war in Vietnam and the sexual revolution defined a nation in conflict. But, at 10:00 PM every Saturday, in dorms and dens, in living rooms and bedrooms across the country, Americans watched "The Carol Burnett Show." For 11 years, this wild performer yelled like Tarzan and won our hearts, often breaking our hearts, with her edgy -- always sympathetic -- characters. The program examines Burnett's career, difficult childhood and the dramatic career that followed her TV variety show. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:30 pm
    Spark! [#407] Experimenting Artistic boundaries are redefined through experimentation.
    * Follow contemporary experimental dance troupe Kunst-Stoff as they attempt to understand sightlessness in a new piece that keeps changing up to the last minute.
    * John Chiara takes photograph to an interesting limit by using a large-scale camera that has to be towed to and from locations.
    * Legendary sound duo Matmos are creating a new work for the LA Museum of Natural History.
    * Then, Ala Ebtekar explores identity by blending hip-hop imagery with Iranian images.
    duration 28:39   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#702H] Rome: Baroque Brilliance This second of 3 episodes on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathtaking Bernini statues, ponder sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, and mix and mingle with the Romans during an early evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, we join locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#501] Taiwan The island of Taiwan just off the coast of mainland China has held on to most of the ancient principles of Chinese culture while incorporating the most modern aspects of western society. We visit the most important temples, find out how the gods direct your future behavior, and discover the secrets of getting the best flavor when you make a cup of tea. We also find out what's cooking. duration 26:54   STEREO TVG
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