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KQED Life: Sunday, June 16, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Sunday, June 16, 2013
  • 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
  • 1:00 am
    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
  • 2:00 am
    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
  • 3:00 am
    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
  • 4:00 am
    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
  • 5:30 am
    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
  • 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 [#101] 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  
  • 6:45 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#102] 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 [#117] Balancing Poses - Version Two With Navasana, Vyagrasana, Ashtanga, Eagle/Garudasana, and others. duration 27:15   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1215] Stretching Strengthening should always be followed by stretching as an important component to any workout. This episode includes some great stretching exercises to improve flexibility. duration 27:30   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#821Z] Strength and Flexibility to Your Core duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Growing A Greener World [#313H] Backyard Orchards (St. Louis, MO) Beyond growing fresh herbs and produce, gardeners are now expanding to fruit as well. Even with limited space, learn how to have a bountiful backyard orchard, even without the use of pesticides or chemicals. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#301H] The Rite of Spring Allen is preparing for a fun-filled Spring celebration at the farm. He shows us how to take elements from the garden and the spice rack to make natural Easter egg dyes. He also offers advice on preparing for the celebration days in advance. Plus, we learn how to make mint ice cubes and a delicious Mint Tea Punch. Recipes include a Spring Salad and Walnut Sherry Dressing recipe and a great way to use extra mustard in your fridge to make a lamb rub. duration 27:21   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    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
  • 10:00 am
    Garden Smart [#3108] Start with a beautiful site. Add ponds, waterfalls and garden rooms along with fields flowing with flowers and trees. This retired president of a landscape company covered the nation and world getting ideas for this, his own exceptional garden. His insight into selecting plants and plant care are helpful no matter whether you are an experienced or novice gardener. duration 26:10   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#306H] Stella Alpina Osteria, Bette's Oceanview Diner, Chou Chou Fresh, local, Northern Italian-flavors mark this subterranean osteria as our first stop. Next, a diner that's been serving breakfast and lunch for more than 20 years. Finally, we cross the Atlantic again for a visit to a French bistro with a host brimming with personality. duration 26:08   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Fake Or Fortune? [#201H] Degas and the Little Dancer Fiona Bruce and expert Philip Mould investigate more works of art with mysterious origins. They begin by examining a painting that owner Patrick Rice believes is by Edgar Degas. If correct, it could be worth about half a million pounds. Although Patrick's father bought it from a reputable dealer in 1945, the piece failed to make the official catalogue of the artist's work - meaning it is not classed as genuine by auction houses and is currently valued at only 200 pounds. Fiona and Philip trace the artwork back through time to find out whether it really was created by one of France's greatest artists. duration 59:04   STEREO TVPG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Inside E Street [#4011] Work + Care Giving = Stress Guests: Ellen Bravo, Executive Director of the Family Values at Work Coalition; Ellen Galinksy, President of Families and Work Institute; Wendy Breiterman, Director of Global Work Life Strategies at Johnson &Johnson. A large percentage of the US workforce provides eldercare for a relative, while at the same time attempting to balance the strenuous demands of a job. So what rights do workers have in taking time off to care for an ailing family member? Using an antiquated definition of what a "family" really means, many caregivers are left holding the bag when it comes to taking care of other adult relatives. Joining us are Ellen Bravo, Executive Director of the Family Values at Work Coalition, and Ellen Galinksy, President of Families and Work Institute. Ms. Bravo and Ms. Galinksy take a look at the laws currently in place for caregivers, as well as ways in which the government can alleviate some of the pressures faced by those juggling eldercare and a job. Also joining us in the studio is Wendy Breiterman, the Director of Global Work Life Strategies at Johnson & Johnson. She shares with us why her company has had taken on the work/life balance issue. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#211] Naturally Good for Kids Naturally good fun 'n game ideas for kids. How to build a one of a kind mud bar for the backyard that will encourage kids to be outdoors creating things from nature and some playful ways to repurpose with do it yourself game ideas for indoors and out. duration 25:17   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Growing Bolder [#312H] Born to Dance With the Greatest of Ease - 67-Year-Old Joe Johnston is a champion at track and field, and the pole vault is his specialty. He flies through the air with the greatest of ease, but he's no circus performer. Joe says he has the secret to life, and he's sharing it with Growing Bolder. So She Thought She Could Dance - Thanks to the popularity of dance shows on network TV, dance studios around the country are busier than they've been in decades. Many more people would love to take lessons but worry about embarrassing themselves. By all accounts, Quin Bommelje was so bad when she first started, her teacher and even her husband couldn't bear to watch. She had a hard time to keeping time to the beat. Now, her younger dance partner has a hard time keeping up with her! Final Resting Place - It's art. It's a memorial. It's grandma's cremated remains! We're all about living and normally wouldn't cover the National Funeral Directors Convention, but we heard the industry is changing rapidly. We promise, this story isn't depressing. A little weird? Yeah, we'll give you that. From launching your loved one's ashes into space to tucking them into the barrel of a hunting fan's shotgun, we'll give you unusual ideas for a final resting place. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Healing Quest [#806] A Contrarian View of Statins; Ram Dass on How to Be More Present; Marianne Williamson on Second Chances. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    My Generation [#4001] Live to 100: Do You Dare? Tip your hat to centenarians. An intimate conversation with Mr. 100, Willard Scott, on what it takes to live for a century. See how modern medicine and replacement body parts are helping people live longer and fuller lives. And can you afford to live to 100? duration 26:36   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Roadtrip Nation [#812H] Atlanta, GA / Outer Banks, NC In Atlanta, GA, wrapping up their last series of interviews, the Roadtrippers meet the first all-female, all-African American flight crew to operate a commercial jet in the US to learn how they got to where they are. Then the team talks with Penny Brown Reynolds, a judge and ordained minister, where they are energized by her story of perseverance and determination. Afterward, the friends travel to Outer Banks, NC, where they share their final thoughts on what they learned about themselves and their futures before ending their journey of self-discovery together. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    MotorWeek [#3241H] MINI Paceman * Road Test: 2013 MINI Paceman * Road Test: 2013 SRT Viper * Goss' Garage: Radiators duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Hometime [#2709] Creekside Home Trusses The crew installs trusses and sheathing and visits the timber framers. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    This Old House [#3211H] Cambridge 2012/Window Seat, Stairs, Knee Walls Landscape contractor Roger Cook installs new granite steps, and host Kevin O'Connor helps general contractor Tom Silva build a timeless window seat and some MDF doors cleverly disguised as wainscoting. Master carpenter Norm Abram works on the treads and newel cap on the stairs, and the pine ceiling accents get whitewashed and lacquered. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1111H] Using Hand Planes/Repairing A Cracked Stone Walkway In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the proper way to use hand planes. Then, Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Roger helps a homeowner repair a cracked stone walkway. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 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
  • 5:30 pm
    Just Seen It [#209] We review the new Sci-Fi thriller, After Earth, starring Will and Jaden Smith. We check in with The Bluths and their re-boot of Arrested Development. With all the Sci-Fi movies coming out this summer, we offer you our Sci-Fi Favorites, and welcome back Clark Kent in Man Of Steel - plus give you our DVD pick of the week. duration 28:22   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Between The Lines with Barry Kibrick [#1312] Ken Lindner (Pyschologist) - Your Killer Emotions Groundbreaking process for mastering your emotions and modifying your behavior. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 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
  • 7:00 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
  • 8:00 pm
    David Geffen: American Masters Notoriously press and camera-shy, David Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this unflinching portrait of a complex and compelling man. His far-reaching influence -- as agent and manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, billionaire philanthropist -- helped shape American popular culture for the past four decades. He launched the early successes of Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jackson Browne, Tom Cruise and Guns N' Roses; he co-founded DreamWorks, the first new Hollywood studio in more than 50 years; he produced "Cats" and "Dreamgirls"; he is one of the largest contributors to the fight against AIDS and has become an important political voice. This dealmaker extraordinaire is witty, self-aware and candid. He and everyone from Yoko Ono and Cher, Frank Rich and Maureen Dowd, Stephen Spielberg and Barry Diller, David Crosby and Neil Young, Elton John and Rahm Emanuel illuminate his story. duration 1:56:46   SRND51 TVPG-L
  • 10:00 pm
    Drexel Interview [#101] John Waters, Part 1 Legendary filmmaker John Waters is known for his satirical, boundary-transgressing movies, which include Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Hairspray, Serial Mom, A Dirty Shame, and others. In this interview, by turns hilarious and profound, Waters discusses his career in movies. He offers his take on exploitative films and notes that his films are not mean-spirited. "I am an irony peddler," he says. He discusses the way in which he casts stars for his movies; his most famous cast member, Divine; his antipathy to suburbia; and his love of scary bars. He does not seek to shock in his films, he explains, but strives to "surprise with wit." He also notes that his protagonists turn their eccentricity into a style. This is the first of a two-part interview with John Waters. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    Drexel Interview [#102] John Waters, Part 2 This is the second part of a two-part interview with legendary filmmaker John Waters discusses his 2010 memoir Role Models. He shares his impressions of people who were formative influences or whom he especially admires. These include Johnny Mathis, Tennessee Williams, Little Richard, the Three Stooges, Bobby "Boris" Pickett (who sang "Monster Mash"), and others. Waters tells why he loves the art of Cy Twombly, offers an enthusiastic explanation of his love of thrift-shop fashion, and reveals the secrets of his trademark pencil moustache. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    InnerViews with Ernie Manouse [#907] Margaret Cho Margaret Cho is best known for her stand-up comedy routines, often critiquing the social and political problems related to race, sexuality, and sex. Her films have included recordings of three of her one-woman shows - "I'm the One That I Want", "Notorious C.H.O." & "Assassin." On TV, she made a big splash on "Dancing with the Stars", "Drop Dead Diva" and her own ill-fated sitcom - "All American Girl." Cho is a staunch supporter of women's rights, as well as those of the gay, transgender and Asian communities. On this episode of InnerVIEWS. .., Ernie's conversation with comedian, fashion designer, actress, author, and recording artist, Margaret Cho. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Theater Talk [#602] Christopher Bram On Eminent Outlaws Writer Christopher Bram on his book Eminent Outlaws: Gay Writers Who Changed America. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#411H] Rick Steves' Europe: The Making Of After 16 years and more than 100 travel shows, Rick and his crew take you behind the scenes to show you just how they produce this series. Joining the crew as they scamper through Milan and around Lake Como, you'll follow the creative process as the challenges and surprises that come with travel are shaped into a finished show. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1101] Luzern, Switzerland Burt takes a lake steamer to the foot of Mount Pilatus and rides the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to the top of a 7,000 foot peak for some of the most impressive views of Switzerland. The he visits the Lion Monument that honors the Swiss Guards who died defending the King of France in 1792. Mark Twain described the monument as the saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world. He walks across the Chapel Bridge that was constructed in the first half of the 14th century as a part of the city's fortifications. Burt also tours the Old Town with its fountain squares and painted buildings and the Jesuit Church - the first large scale Baroque church in Switzerland which was constructed in 1666. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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