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KQED Life: Saturday, June 15, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, June 15, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#407H] Tuscany's Dolce Vita The small towns and rural charms of Tuscany give us a healthy dose of the "sweet life" as we hunt for truffles in an oak forest, nibble through an artichoke festival, share a farmhouse feast, and ride a classic convertible through the cypress groves of Mona Lisa's back yard. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1007] Miami, Florida Miami Florida is a sophisticated, subtropical city on the same latitude as the Sahara Desert. It has been described as the American city of the future. There's fun in the sun but there's also a major infusion of performing arts. We'll visit some of the local art galleries and taste the local flavors. duration 26:15   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Amish: American Experience This program explores the insular religious community whose intense faith and adherence to 400-year-old traditions have by turns captivated and baffled Americans for more than a century. It examines the beliefs, lifestyle and history of the Amish, as well as their complex relationship to mainstream American culture. Beautifully and lyrically photographed, the film is part history, part observational documentary that takes viewers into the private world of the Amish. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Frontline [#3107H] Syria Behind The Lines In the rural heartland of Syria's countryside, the bloody uprising against President Bashar Al Assad has taken a terrifying turn. In this documentary, award-winning filmmaker Olly Lambert lives on both sides of Syria's sectarian frontline, witnessing the devastating effect of a religious feud that, regardless of the outcome of the war, is shaping Syria's future. For generations, the many religions that live in Syria's Orontes River Valley have lived together peacefully. But as the conflict spirals into a contagious and sectarian blood feud, friends and neighbors of different faiths are taking up arms against each other, as Syrian society begins to collapse. And as each side seeks more and more revenge, shells, mortars, and air attacks only escalate the hatred and violence on both sides. duration 56:16   STEREO TV14
  • 4:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1225] Two Spirits Fred Martinez was one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at 16. This film explores the life and death of a boy, who was also a girl, and the essentially spiritual nature of gender. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14-L (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#512H] Rwanda - Among The Gorillas Joseph follows in the footsteps of Dian Fossey when he treks into the mountain forest of the Parc National des Volcans. Within sight of the five Virunga Range volcanoes he travels in search of Rwanda's endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. As with every Travelscope adventure, the journey includes cultural experiences in a local church, living museum, market, primary school and health clinic. In addition he takes part in Rwanda's monthly national day of service, a program that is the heart of Rwanda's dedication to attack the ideology of genocide at its root - ethnic division. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#106H] Hill Towns of Tuscany and Umbria Castles, vineyards, walled cities and a fierce medieval rivalry that lingers today - we're out for an adventure in the Italian hill towns. Our base is dramatic Siena, home of the intensely competitive Palio horse race. From Siena we explore the multi-towered town of San Gimignano, watch grapes being harvested at a winery and drop in on the cheese festival in Pienza. Then south to Rudy's secret pick - the haunting hill towns of Pitigliano and Sovana. In Umbria we discover Etruscan tombs, visit the home of St. Francis of Assisi and pick up some pottery in quaint Gubbio. Tips on driving through the maze-like streets of a hill town and finding a place to stay. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#214] Abs-Strengthening Leg Exercises Leg-lifting exercises like the Scissors work the abs without straining the back. Torso Twist Toes Touch stretches the legs and groin while giving the spine a vitalizing twist. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#99] 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 [#100] 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 [#116] Flow - Version Three With Sun salutation A, Sun salutation B, Warrior I, Triangle/Trikonasana, and others. duration 26:11   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1214] Breathing By toning and stretching muscles around the ribcage and practicing good breathing technique viewers learn how to get the most out of each breath. duration 27:25   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#820Z] Full Body Posture Workout duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3241H] MINI Paceman * Road Test: 2013 MINI Paceman * Road Test: 2013 SRT Viper * Goss' Garage: Radiators duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2708] Creekside Home Stone Dean, Miriam and the team use natural stone for durability and beauty. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3210H] Cambridge 2012/Swedish Details Tom shows Kevin how he's installing Southern yellow pine board accents in key spots for architectural interest and to coordinate with the prefinished maple flooring that Norm is installing. Tile's going in the master bath, and the roof deck gets PVC porch boards and a custom rail treatment. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1110H] Properly Mulching Garden Beds/Installing A Natural Gas Line Landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a homeowner how to properly mulch his garden beds. 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 installs a natural gas line for a barbeque grill. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#208H] Veneered Coffee Table with Metal Frame The Veneered Coffee Table project brings Tommy on a Road Trip to the metal works shop of Payne Engineering in Canton, MA. There, Tommy learns the basics of making a metal frame. Back in the shop, Tommy builds out the coffee table and teaches some basic veneering techniques. Then, Tommy is joined in the shop by fellow woodworker Laura Fuoco. duration 27:44   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#409] Router Jigs & Accessories A router is one of the hardest working tools in the Woodsmith Shop. The Woodsmith editors share some of their favorite jigs and accessories that will make your router work faster, safer, and more accurately. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    American Woodshop [#2008] Bathroom Storage Solutions Clever Wooden Cabinets with easy to use hardware. duration 26:46  
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#3109] If you want to try container gardening but have put off attempting it because you lack a design sense or you just don't know where to start, this episode is for you. GS visits an expert who provides ideas for unusual container groupings and unique color combinations. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3201Z] Dry: Use Less Water In Your Landscape Use less water in your landscape. Explore the Water Conservation Garden near San Diego, California, with host Jamie Durie and learn about xeriscaping: water-wise gardening. Learn how to create a dry-laid garden wall with hardscape experts, the Stone Guys. Grow a fire-wise garden in an area that's at risk for wildland fires. Eat healthy with chef Michel Nischan - who shows you a Native American-style "Three Sisters" garden that features corn, squash and beans. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1213H] Seasonal Change P. Allen Smith shows us ways to change out the seasonal decor in our homes from fall to winter, force bulbs indoors, recycle Christmas Trees, and attract birds to your yard in the winter. Plus, Allen shares some valuable tips on things you can do in your garden when it's cold, to gear up for spring. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge. duration 26:10   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#312H] Young Farmers (Atlanta, GA) There's a new wave of farmers emerging who are young, educated, hard working and extremely environmentally passionate. As traditional farmers are retiring, these young farmers are answering the call for a healthier tomorrow. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#809H] Haul in a harvest of tall timber in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Learn how to cook up some unusual blueberry recipes. Discover how the internet helped four young ladies begin farming and travel to Arizona where one farm specializes in raising cactus. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#508] Taiwan - Forgotten People Only 2% of the Taiwan population belongs to an ethnic minority group. Of the 14 aboriginal groups that exist on Taiwan the Tao people live on Orchid Island while the Ami people were the original inhabitants of Green Island. Joseph travels to Green Island to enjoy its natural pleasures such as one of the world's only ocean hot baths and rides on a moped through the island's dramatic volcanic landscape. On Orchid Island he has cultural encounters with the Tao people sampling their special foods, staying in traditional dwellings and participating in the rituals and customs associated with the hunt, capture and serving of flying fish. duration 59:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#209] Mexico: Baja Both an ocean oasis and isolated desert, the northern part of the narrow Baja peninsula is home to a surprising variety of plant and animal life. In episode nine, after a voyage on the Sea of Cortez in search of migrating gray whales, Art Wolfe ventures inland through the unforgiving Catavina desert and discovers a photographer's playground of light and magical landscapes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1006] Basque Region, Spain The Basque country of northeast Spain has the oldest culture in Europe and they are determined to keep their traditions. In Bilbao we'll visit the museum that revitalized the city. In San Sebastian, on the Northwest coast of Spain, we'll check out the fastest ball game in the world and learn why it's home to some of the finest Basque cooking in Europe. duration 27:04   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#102P] Rome Rudy is in the city where all roads lead - Roma. We begin in ancient Rome - the Forum, Palatine Hill, Colosseum, and Baths of Caracalla. Then we explore modern Roman life on the streets and in cafes, pizzerias and gelaterias. We detour to another country, Vatican City, then shop along the Corso and relax at the Piazza di Spagna. Rudy's pick for best city walks are a tour of the historic center and a stroll in shady Trastevere. Tips on getting around and places for tasty snacks. duration 26:25   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#406H] Milan and Lake Como No trip to Italy is complete without Milan and Lake Como. In Milan we'll take a peek at Italy's highest fashion, fanciest delis, grandest cemetery and greatest opera house - not to mention Leonardo's Last Supper. Then we'll cruise along Lake Como, settling down in the lakeside village of Varenna, classic honeymoon country, where Italy meets the Alps. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Wild Photo Adventures [#204] Southern Killer Whales duration 27:49   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#223] Making Their Move When successful local performers try to take their careers to another level, Spark asks, "Do they have what it takes?"
    * They've been making music together for decades, but now the members of the Greek band Kymata want to move beyond the wedding circuit to create their own unique fusion of musical styles.
    * Then, Beach Blanket Babylon's Matt Alber tries to make it into the big time as a country and western star.
    * Lastly, ambitious young ballroom dancers go head to head at the Bay Area Ballroom Blitz
    duration 26:05   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#221H] Bread Flip When Jacques finds a new bread at a local restaurant he cannot resist developing his own version. The result is the first dish on the show, Tibetan Flatbread. Cooked in a frying pan, Claudine holds her breath as Jacques flips the bread after seven minutes. Next, Jacques reveals that he doesn't throw out broccoli stems - in fact, the stems are his favorite part of the vegetable and a key ingredient in his Risotto with Broccoli Stems. Salmon Burgers on Baby Arugula follow before Jacques shows the versatility of citrus by candying the rind and cutting Grapefruit Supremes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#203H] Miller's East Coast West Delicatessen, Picante, Da Flora Authentic ingredients flown in from New York, make this delicatessen a special find; while flavors cultivated from a love affair with Mexico are the inspiration at our next stop. And finally the Veneto region of Italy is the focus, with just a dab of Hungarian. duration 26:13   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#112H] Dawes The venue is packed as Los Angeles-based band Dawes takes the stage. Although they could have filled an even larger venue, the intimate atmosphere at Infinity Hall is welcomed by guitarist and lead vocalist Taylor Goldsmith. "I'm pretty sure venues like this are exactly what our music is meant to be played in. No bigger, no smaller. This is exactly perfect," he told the audience after opening with "That Western Skyline" and "The Way You Laugh." With his brother Griffin Goldsmith on drums and vocals, Tay Strathairn on keyboards and vocals, and Wiley Gelber on bass, the foursome's carefully crafted rhythms and tight harmonies have been compared to the Laurel Canyon sound of Crosby, Still and Nash and Neil Young. Taylor commented on Dawes' chemistry both musically and personally. "We're all extremely close," says Taylor. "I don't think this would work if we weren't. A big part of our careers and our time spent playing music is on the road." The band puts an emphasis on its live sound, even turning to traditional methods when recording albums. Strathairn points out that the band records on two-inch tape, laying down an entire track at once rather than recording each part separately. "The performance becomes paramount. We're all in a room, and they say go, and you have to do a whole take of a whole song. We're a live band essentially, and I think that captures us a bit," he says. The group tours extensively and considers its live performances to be its greatest asset. "Music being what it is today, where the value of the record isn't what it was and people could take it for free if they want, the only way to carve out a career for yourself is playing on stage and playing shows and having people come out to the shows. It's always been the best way to spread the word about the band," says Taylor. True to his word, Taylor shows his appreciation for the audience by turning his microphone stand toward the singing crowd as they belt out the chorus line during an inspirational rendition of "When My Time Comes." Dawes closes the show with "Time Spent in Los Angeles," the song they played in June 2011 while performing on The Late Show with David Letterman. duration 55:38   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3602H] Spoon It's the best in indie rock with Spoon. Austin institution Spoon highlights its album Transference. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Gregory Peck: His Own Man [#503] Gregory Peck narrates his own story, recounting his troubled childhood and decision to abandon pre-med studies for acting. He tells how it was when the studios ruled and a shy boy from a broken family could rise to become a famous leading man. Possessing a rugged screen presence, Peck was known for playing heroic characters with a fundamental sense of decency. He received four Oscar nominations, eventually winning for his performance as lawyer Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird." duration 59:06   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    American Masters [#2504H] Harper Lee: Hey Boo Reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" has been a national pastime for five decades - it is still selling nearly a million copies a year, its classic popularity and power are a common reference. And the courtroom image of Gregory Peck, as the passionate Atticus Finch, gave us an enduring picture for the novel's message. Behind it all was a young Southern girl named Nelle Harper Lee, who once said she wanted to be Alabama's Jane Austen.
    This program explores her life and unravels its mysteries, particularly why she never published again. Illuminated with family photos, revealing personal letters and an exclusive interview with her sister, Alice Finch Lee (100 years old), the film is steeped in the texture of the novel's Deep South and the social changes it inspired. Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Anna Quindlen, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey and Andrew Young reflect on how "Mockingbird" shaped their lives.
    duration 1:26:16   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 11:30 pm
    Spark! [#223] Making Their Move When successful local performers try to take their careers to another level, Spark asks, "Do they have what it takes?"
    * They've been making music together for decades, but now the members of the Greek band Kymata want to move beyond the wedding circuit to create their own unique fusion of musical styles.
    * Then, Beach Blanket Babylon's Matt Alber tries to make it into the big time as a country and western star.
    * Lastly, ambitious young ballroom dancers go head to head at the Bay Area Ballroom Blitz
    duration 26:05   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#406H] Milan and Lake Como No trip to Italy is complete without Milan and Lake Como. In Milan we'll take a peek at Italy's highest fashion, fanciest delis, grandest cemetery and greatest opera house - not to mention Leonardo's Last Supper. Then we'll cruise along Lake Como, settling down in the lakeside village of Varenna, classic honeymoon country, where Italy meets the Alps. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1006] Basque Region, Spain The Basque country of northeast Spain has the oldest culture in Europe and they are determined to keep their traditions. In Bilbao we'll visit the museum that revitalized the city. In San Sebastian, on the Northwest coast of Spain, we'll check out the fastest ball game in the world and learn why it's home to some of the finest Basque cooking in Europe. duration 27:04   STEREO TVG
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