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KQED Life: Thursday, May 30, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Thursday, May 30, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#312H] Lisbon and the Algarve Experiencing the best of Portugal, we start in Lisbon, a ramshackle mix of glorious old and fun-loving new. Salty sailors' quarters and wistful Fado singers mix with ornate architecture to recall the glory days when Vasco da Gama and Magellan made Portugal a world power. Then we head for the south coast of your travel dreams-the Algarve. We explore the Land's End of Europe-windy and historic Cape Sagres before savoring pristine beaches and arm-wrestling octopi in the sleepy fishing village of Salema. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#809] Immigrating to America, I Burt has spent most of his life as a stranger reporting from strange lands and trying to understand what was going on. A few years ago he decided to look at his own country and try to discover the true history of our population. Each year the United States grants permanent residency to more immigrants than all the other nations of the world combined. Most people come here believing that with hard work and determination they will end up with a better life---more money and more freedom. In fact, everyone who is in the United States today is either an immigrant or the descendant of an immigrant. duration 25:02   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    World of Stonehenge [#101Z] Age of Cosmology The land, and the stone that comes from it, is viewed as sacred. Stonehenge is the centre of this landscape, a place where the living can commune with the dead, and through which the recently dead can pass into the world of the ancestors. duration 51:48   STEREO
  • 1:53 am
    World of Stonehenge [#102Z] Age of Bronze Metal comes to Britain from Europe. The art of using fire and of working metal is a religious activity. The first swords appear, and warriors challenge the shaman class. Wealth, imports and exports create new social forces. After thousands of years, Stonehenge is abandoned. duration 52:02   STEREO
  • 3:00 am
    Frontline [#3110] Outlawed In Pakistan When Pakistani teenager Kainat Soomro accused four men of gang rape, the courageous young woman did not put her suffering behind her. For this unforgettable documentary, which premiered at Sundance, filmmakers Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann spent five years tracing both Kainat's odyssey through Pakistan's broken justice system-and her alleged rapists' quest to clear their names. The result is a powerful and nuanced profile of courage in a society where rape victims and their families are often considered dishonorable and subjected to humiliation, poverty, and mortal danger. duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Riding Rails In China [#102H] Chris and Sarah walk around a 3,900 pounds meteor for good luck. They pick vegetables on a farm outside of Changchun and have them cooked along with a Manchurian style "hotpot" dish. In Harbin, they discover a wildlife reserve for Siberian tigers on Sun Island along the city's Songhua River. Sarah and Chris also visit the Church of St. Sophia, and see how these regions are influenced by Russian culture. duration 58:40   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#413H] Mozambique, Africa On Mozambique's Bazaruto Archipelago Kuta Katila means, "Roll your reed mat out on the sand, lay back and relax." Always ready to follow local customs, Joseph does exactly that at the Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa on Bazaruto Island and at the Azura Resort on Benguerra Island. Joseph continues to practice the fine art of Kuta Katila on the sparkling beaches and in the turquoise waters of the Bazaruto Marine National Park. Snorkeling, sailing, horseback riding and sand-boarding down 100-meter high dunes are activities that are all on the agenda, as well as, a sunset swim with horses. Activities aside, as always, the highlight of the show is Joseph's friendly encounters with the islands' people and the opportunity to share cultural experiences. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#113] Kyoto, Japan The spiritual heart of Japan, Kyoto offers a glimpse of Japanese life as it used to be, primarily because it was never bombed during World War II. Tiny streets with wooden homes, impressive temples, and a dedication to ancient Japanese traditions make Kyoto one of Japan's most visited cities. We check into a ryokan, or Japanese inn, and talk with one of Japan's best-known designers of kimonos to learn why his craft is still thriving. Rudy invites viewers to join him at a tea ceremony and learns that the Japanese attention to detail even extends to incense that locals use for a variety of purposes. Experience the tranquility of not only a rock garden but also a moss garden, retreats that help lend this city in a valley its Zen-like peacefulness. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#206] Healthy Joints for a Healthy Body Today's exercises loosen the shoulders, elbows, ankles and knees, keeping them mobile and healthy. Squatting Pose is excellent for strength and tone in the thighs and buttocks. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#85] 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 [#86] 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 [#109] Upper Body/Arms With Vinyasa to plank, Chaturanga, Vasisthasana, and others. duration 26:08   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1207] March Your Way to Fitness Mary Ann marches her way to fitness with fun routines and patriotic music. duration 27:23   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#813Z] Strengthen Feet & Fingers duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#809] Immigrating to America, I Burt has spent most of his life as a stranger reporting from strange lands and trying to understand what was going on. A few years ago he decided to look at his own country and try to discover the true history of our population. Each year the United States grants permanent residency to more immigrants than all the other nations of the world combined. Most people come here believing that with hard work and determination they will end up with a better life---more money and more freedom. In fact, everyone who is in the United States today is either an immigrant or the descendant of an immigrant. duration 25:02   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#312H] Lisbon and the Algarve Experiencing the best of Portugal, we start in Lisbon, a ramshackle mix of glorious old and fun-loving new. Salty sailors' quarters and wistful Fado singers mix with ornate architecture to recall the glory days when Vasco da Gama and Magellan made Portugal a world power. Then we head for the south coast of your travel dreams-the Algarve. We explore the Land's End of Europe-windy and historic Cape Sagres before savoring pristine beaches and arm-wrestling octopi in the sleepy fishing village of Salema. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#103] Istanbul, Turkey Everywhere in the Turkish capital is evidence of civilizations that tried to tame it. From the Romans to the Ottomans, this tumultuous city has seen it all, and its architecture, cuisine, and customs reflect that reality. Here, Christianity and Islam have their touchstones, and the cliche that "East meets West" at the Bosporus is a truism. Rudy tries to avoid buying a Turkish carpet - he admits he's powerless to visit Istanbul without returning home with a rug - but, as usual, he fails. Prowl some of the Grand Bazaar's 2000 shops and spend some time with a professional shopper who teaches travelers the fine art of haggling. And can those Turkish carpets tell stories? Many do - stories of love and despair are woven in wool and color. Rudy gets steamed and scrubbed in a 16th century hammam, or public bath, and tours some of the world's great buildings - Topkapi Palace, the Aya Sofia, the Blue Mosque, and the downtown Spice Market. Be hypnotized by Whirling Dervishes, charmed by the Iznik art of ceramics, and learn how to buy a - carpet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#501H] St. Vincent & the Grenadines - Close to Home, but a World Away Thirty-two beautiful islands, off the beaten track, yet in your backyard, is what Joseph discovers on his St. Vincent & the Grenadines adventure. These stunning Caribbean isles offer a wide range of water activities from snorkeling and diving to swimming and sailing. Yet, the best adventures are the natural and cultural ones and Joseph experiences them from searching for the St. Vincent Parrot to swimming with endangered sea turtles and dancing to the drums of the Union Island Maroon Festival. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Pati's Mexican Table [#205H] Mexican-Style Kids' Party Fun, kid-friendly and (mostly!) finger food that you'd find at a children's party in Mexico, adapted for American parties at home. A special guest shows up to make dessert! Crazy Corn; Chicken Flautas; Chocolate and Cajeta Cupcakes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#217] Mayonnaise Heaven Chef Keller's famed Burger Bar restaurant serves up gallons of mayonnaise every day, all made from scratch because it allows them to use only the best ingredients. After demonstrating the super-easy technique of homemade mayonnaise, Chef Keller shows what to do with it by making zucchini fries and the most famous fish stew in the world. Recipes: Homemade Mayonnaise, Aioli, Rouille; Zucchini Fries; Bouillabaisse. duration 28:28   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#310] Markus Farbinger Master chef at The Culinary Institute of America, NY, Markus Farbinger teaches Julia Child how to create a special Viennese pastry treat, a poppy seed torte. duration 24:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2014] Meatballs? You Bet! / Polpettone? Ma Certo! Mary Ann transforms the humble meat loaf into a mouthwatering masterpiece when she creates an Italian Meat Loaf by rolling it up, not shaping it up. There's plenty of meat left over for her to make a Meatball Soup guaranteed to take the chill out of a winter's day with the secret zest of lemon to make it sparkle. duration 26:45   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#201] On The Bone Back before there were supermarkets (or barbecue grills for that matter or charcoal), grill masters hunted, fished, gathered, and grilled in the wild. This show celebrates the primal pleasures of cooking wild foods with live fire. It starts with, what else, wild salmon from the Pacific Northwest grilled on cedar planks with a juniper and wild berry glaze. Our main course is grilled venison, marinated in wine and grilled wrapped in bacon, and grilled wild mushrooms foraged in the forests of Washington State on the side. I'll even show you a wild dessert-a smoke-roasted wild berry crisp. Recipes: Planked wild salmon (salmon with a juniper and wild berry glaze); Grilled venison loins in red wine; Side dish-Wild mushroom mixed grill (on grilled bread); Wild berry crisp. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#204] Kids in the Garden Michele helps her young daughter set up her very own garden. Tips on selecting and preparing a location and how to make it a colorful, educational adventure for kids with interesting plant selections they make themselves, the right tools, and a few handmade "artful" additions. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1108H] Installing a Privacy Fence/Replacing a Clogged Shower Valve Landscape contractor Roger Cook works with a fencing contractor to install a vinyl privacy fence. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard replaces a clogged shower valve. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2831] Blue Ridge Falls Join Bob Ross in the mountains of the Blue Ridge and bask in the breathtaking serenity of a waterfall nestled among the evergreens. duration 25:40   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#2631] Before The Snowfall Experience the quiet anticipation of a soon-to-fall snow cover in this beautiful Bob Ross painting. duration 25:59   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#814] Thai Basil & Parmingiano Reggiano Guest Chef: Ken Oringer. Ming's menu showcases the East-West duo of Thai basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano. The versatility of these ingredients is shown when Ming makes Polenta Satays with Thai Basil Pesto and an "All-In-One" Thai Basil-Shrimp Orzo Risotto. Ming also pairs these dishes with a simple "All-In-One" Tomato-Thai Basil Panzanella Salad. Finally, Ming hits the road and joins chef/friend, Ken Oringer on the waters of Scituate, MA where he is cooking up his Thai Style Clams Casino. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian [#312] Burger 911 Cookbook author Didi Emmons raids Toni's refrigerator and cooks up an unbelievably delicious Scavenger Burger, then brings us into the 21st century with her New Millenium Waldorf Salad. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends [#211Z] Salmon Dishes It's salmon time! Nick Stellino is joined by Chef Wade Wiestling of The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Minneapolis where they hit a home run with Sockeye Hot Chili Oil with Fresh Mango Salsa. Nick creates another hit with Salmon with Vodka and Lemon Sauce with Capers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#207H] From Bloomfield to the Strip In Pittsburgh Lidia opened her own restaurant in the Strip District in Pittsburgh where other Italian-American immigrants also started earlier businesses. But Pittsburgh's other well known "Little Italy" is called Bloomfield. In this episode, Lidia shares recipes from both of these areas, Braised Veal Shank, Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes and Peas with Bacon. She also visits with Maria Merante, a wonderful Italian American woman who left her mark in Pittsburgh. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#105] Madhur Jaffrey Cookbook author and teacher Madhur Jaffrey creates two southern Indian dishes: shrimp in spicy coconut sauce and basmati rice with dill. Using blends of Indian spices, Jaffrey demonstrates ways to intensify or change flavors and aromas in Indian cooking. duration 26:13   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#218H] Light and Luscious Endive, chicory, Belgium endive - Jacques explains these vegetables starting with Rigatoni with Lettuce and Eggplant and Sauteed Julienned Endive. A trip to the fish counter results in a harvest of some ocean "greens" too! Seaweed-lined bamboo steamer baskets hold fresh seafood in Steamed Fish and Shellfish Baskets. The pantry supplies dessert...dried figs and walnuts poached in wine and honey complement each other in Sauteed Stuffed Figs With Blueberries, a dessert that pairs perfectly with the sweet fortified wine, Madera. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#101H] Spain On My Mind Joanne shares with us her emotional connection to Spain. She begins by preparing Salmorejo, a cold tomato and bread soup she first discovered in Southern Spain, and then works with her student Joan to overcome his fear of cooking lamb by preparing a hearty lamb, white bean, and chorizo stew with a spicy infused olive oil drizzled over the top. Recipes: Salmorejo and Spanish Lamb Stew. Student: Joan Boada, Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1315H] Great Italian Pasta Sauces Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Pasta all'Amatriciana. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for box graters in the Equipment Corner, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of canned whole tomatoes. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making the best Quick Mushroom Ragu with lots of mushroom flavor. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#32127Z] Tonight on Nightly Business Report - Are the markets at an inflection point? NBR will present the bull case for more gains and the bear case for a pullback. Then, we'll speak with Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger about what the individual investor should do next. And, now that a Chinese company is buying America's biggest pork producer, should the deal be blocked? NBR will debate it. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 7:30 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
  • 8:07 pm
    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
  • 8:44 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#704H] Florence: Heart of the Renaissance 15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:21 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#710H] Venice: City of Dreams After sorting through the monuments of Venice's powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable cafe, and savor fresh fish canal-side with Venetian friends. Becoming as anonymous as possible in this city of masks, we'll be dazzled by masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and get intimate with the city of Casanova - on a gondola under the moonlight. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:57 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#705H] Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips In this second of 2 episodes on Florence, we enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    Shift Happens! Live An Inspired Life with Dr. Robert Holden Robert Holden, Ph.D., is a renowned British psychologist, executive coach, author and speaker. This program is based upon his book of the same title, but also draws substantially from his other works: Authentic Success, Be Happy, and his newest book, Loveability. In this special, Dr. Holden organizes the content into 6 Principles and Practices, so viewers will enjoy both descriptive and prescriptive dimensions of the ideas presented. duration 1:29:55   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#19114H] (original broadcast date: 5/30/13)
    * Paul Volcker, Former chairman of the Federal Reserve discusses launching The Volcker Alliance, a foundation which will look closely at governance
    * Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and Robert Kaiser, author "Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works, and How it Doesn't" discuss how the Dodd-Frank bill was passed.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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