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KQED Life: Monday, July 29, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Monday, July 29, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    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
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#607] Siena, Italy During the 9th century, the hill town of Siena in central Italy became a major stopping point on the road between Rome and Paris. During the 12th century, the city began building a series of outstanding churches, towers and public squares, and since most of the modern construction has taken place outside the old city, Siena's character remains relatively unspoiled. Burt Wolf tours the narrow winding streets and ancient buildings, looks at the history of St. Catherine and St. Bernardino, investigates a horse race that's been used to settle grudges for over 700 years, and learns how a church, a synagogue or a mosque can help us counter the effects of time. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3708H] The Head and the Heart/Gomez Fresh and seasoned indie rock hits the ACL stage with the Head and the Heart and Gomez. Seattle's the Head and the Heart performs tunes from its self-titled debut LP. British veterans Gomez follow with their eclectic modern rock. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Great Performances [#3901H] Dancing at Jacob's Pillow: Never Stand Still Narrated by acclaimed choreographer Bill T. Jones, the story of Jacob's Pillow as an international dance center is interwoven throughout this performance documentary with never before seen footage and images from the Pillow's rare and extensive archives, including the pioneering Ted Shawn, who purchased Jacob's Pillow in 1931. Interspersed with the performances are intimate interviews with legendary dance artists including Judith Jamison, Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, Suzanne Farrell and Frederic Franklin, as well as one of the last interviews with the iconic Merce Cunningham. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    David Phelps Classic Grammy-winning tenor, David Phelps, takes viewers on an incredible musical journey in this live concert event. David Phelps Classic features the world-class vocals and eclectic musical influences of this world-renowned musician. From the beautiful Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee, David Phelps brings an electrifying voice to a variety of classical selections, patriotic standards and inspirational favorites. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Will Ferrell: The Mark Twain Prize The Kennedy Center will present the 14th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Will Ferrell. The award, named to honor one of America's - and the world's - greatest humorists, will feature a lineup of the biggest names in comedy. A cast of top entertainers will salute Ferrell, paying tribute to the humor and accomplishments of the television icon and motion picture star. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TV14
  • 5:30 am
    Theater Talk [#603] Happy Birthday, Ethel Merman We discuss the career of Broadway's all-time greatest star Ethel Merman with Tony Cointreau and James Russo. The close personal friends of the late diva, now archivists of her estate, share stories and keepsakes of the incomparable star. duration 26:17   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#507] Focus: Arms and Legs Loosen your shoulders while strengthening your arms. A squatting pose and leg lifts loosen your hips while strengthening your legs. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#39] 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 [#40] 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 [#221] duration 26:54   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1109] duration 27:11   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#925H] Weight Loss: Strengthen Your Hamstrings duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#607] Siena, Italy During the 9th century, the hill town of Siena in central Italy became a major stopping point on the road between Rome and Paris. During the 12th century, the city began building a series of outstanding churches, towers and public squares, and since most of the modern construction has taken place outside the old city, Siena's character remains relatively unspoiled. Burt Wolf tours the narrow winding streets and ancient buildings, looks at the history of St. Catherine and St. Bernardino, investigates a horse race that's been used to settle grudges for over 700 years, and learns how a church, a synagogue or a mosque can help us counter the effects of time. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    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
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#311] France's Normandy From a dramatic, historic coast to rural pastures, this sweet section of France abounds with apple orchards, enchanting villages, stunning abbeys and sparkling seaports. We base in the lovely seaside town, Honfleur. At Giverny, and in the museums in Rouen and Honfleur, we discover the birth of Impressionism. Near the famous beaches of Normandy, the Norman Conquest unfolds in the Bayeux tapestry and we remember the poignant victory of World War II's D-day. Cider and cheese draw us to the lovely farmland just inland from Honfleur. Our journey ends at the awe-inspiring Abbey of Mont-St-Michel. Tips on car rental, shopping for antiques and touring cider country. duration 26:45   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#304H] Chile - The Driest Place On Earth Joseph travels north to the driest place on the planet, Chile's Atacama Desert. He finds that the desert, though it appears dry and barren, is alive with varied wildlife and vibrant cultures. During his journey he encounters the friendly Atacameno Indians and witnesses spouting geysers, endless sand dunes and the area's breathtaking natural beauty. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#813H] Baja Beach House Cooking Rick introduces viewers to some of Los Cabos top chefs and their restaurants then cooks dinner for them at a luxurious beach house. Margarita Carrillo, chef/owner of Don Emiliano Restaurant in San Jose del Cabo, joins Rick to purchase the local cabrillo fish and to visit Tamarindo's Farm for organically grown produce. Rick makes a tamarind chile sauce to go with his fish and eggplant course. Margarita makes her special tomatillo tart for dessert. Together they cook chocolate clams on the beach with their guests. At dinner, Rick, Margarita and the local chefs discuss the philosophy of cooking for people and the meaning of dining together. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#208] Crowd-Pleasing Paella In Spain, the centerpiece of entertaining is often a great paella surrounded by hearty eaters, great wine and animated conversation. Using an abundance of fresh seafood, Chef Keller shows us how to prepare this Spanish national treasure with a recipe from his friend, DJ Frenchy le Freak. Recipes: Hubert's Favorite Paella. duration 27:07   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#313] Flo Braker, San Francisco Flo Braker, San Francisco Bay Area baker, author and cooking teacher, turns out two wonderfully crunchy butter galettes, one that's as a sweet treat with fresh berries and whipped cream, and another with tomatoes and savory herbs. Leslie Mackie, owner of Seattle's Macrina Bakery, demonstrates a raspberry-fig crostata. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2312] Lombardy Cooking/La Cucina Lombarda Mary Ann travels with her students to the Northern Italian region of Lombardia in the foot hills of the Swiss Alps to teach them the unique recipes of this small, but picturesque and prosperous region, starting with Osso Bucco with Gremolata Sauce, followed by Buckwheat Pasta, and then Baked Radicchio and Gorgonzola Cheese, and finishing of with Sbrisolona, a delicate cornmeal cake for dessert. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen [#204] By The Sea Barbecue means meat to millions of grill masters, of course, but it's also about vegetables. Just ask one of India's 300 million vegetarians, who love tandoori (Indian barbecue pit cooking) every bit as much as a carnivore does. When it comes to bringing out the sweetness of a vegetable, nothing beats the high dry heat of the grill. Today, I'll show you a barbecue where vegetarians will not feel like second-class citizens. On the menu? Grilled eggplant "caprese" salad; Indian pepper, tomato, and panir cheese kebabs (served with Indian grilled "puff pastry"; and a "carb-haters" sandwich-grilled tofu on grilled portabello mushrooms. Recipes: Grilled eggplant "caprese"; Indian pepper, tomato, and panir cheese kebabs with mint chutney; Side dish: Indian grilled "puff pastry"; Portobello mushroom open-face "sandwiches" with garlic-grilled tofu. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#207] What's Up with Wheatgrass Michele gets schooled on how to go about drinking her "greens". Her friend Kerri Rush, "the local wheatgrass girl", shares the wonderful benefits of wheatgrass. She shows us how to grow it, how to juice it and some tasty recipes that even kids enjoy. duration 25:15   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#205H] Drop-Leaf Table The Drop-Leaf Table featured on this episode of Rough Cut has a lot of bang for the buck. Not only is the shaker-type style beautiful to look at, but the finger joints are fun to learn how to make. To get inspiration for this project, Tommy takes a Road Trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to see drop-leaf and gate-leg tables from centuries past. Back in the shop, Tommy is joined by Chuck Bender of The Acanthus Workshop in Pennsylvania. duration 27:38   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting [#2001] Northport Crossing Marianne and Mary share how to trim half-square triangles with a special ruler and also how to jazz up patchwork with leftover triangle units. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Quilting Arts [#913] This show focuses on contemporary approaches to quilting. Ana Buzzalino opens by showing how to take personal expression one step further: she shows feather and spiral quilting motifs accented with crystals - you'll recognize her signature style. Then, Pokey shares a fabric-collaged nameplate to display on your office or studio door. Last, Heather Jones is on location in Cincinnati. Learn about the modern quilt guild and the signature look of contemporary quilts. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1004H] Thickening with Guest Susur Lee In this episode of Simply Ming - the key to making sauces - thickening. Ming demonstrates how to make a reduction and a roux. And joining him in the kitchen is Top Chef Masters culinary sensation, Susur Lee. Together Ming and Susur will cook on the fly, using mystery ingredients and the technique of thickening to serve up two tasty dishes: Chinese-Style Paella and Seared Chicken Breast Orzo Risotto with Endive Caper Salad. duration 27:41   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Christina [#104] Trick Or Treat It's that time of year when the air is crisp and little goblins and grown up ghosts want to indulge their sweet tooth. In this class, we'll discover ways to trick your own little monsters into treating themselves to healthy sweets, from chocolate to candied apples...with a little fun magic as well! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#405] Steaks with Umbria Sauce; Sicilian Steaks. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#123H] Eastern Seaboard: Fishing Along America's Eastern Seaboard Lidia heads to Providence, Rhode Island to visit Mark Gasbarro, owner of Gasbarro's wines, to learn about his favorite seafood pairings. Lidia goes crabbing in Chesapeake Bay; visits the Italian-American fishing town of Gloucester, Massachusetts; and goes fishing with Esca's Dave Pasternack off New York's coast. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home [#119] Salmon Start with one large, whole salmon, and observe as Julia and Jacques transform the fish into Salmon Tartar and "Instant Gravlax." This, of course, is prelude to baking the Salmon in an "only Julia can get away with it" bicycle pump inflated parchment papillote (bag). For those cooking solo, they also demonstrate how to filet and then roast fresh salmon, served with a garnish of snow peas and tomatoes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#117H] Rollin' In Dough Soda Bread; Gros Pain; Long Proofed Baguette; Brioche; Bread Galettes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Class [#204] Sausage Crostini, Goat Cheese Linguine & Melons in Wine Joanne teaches her student Heather how to prepare three quick and simple recipes packed with lots of flavor and texture which she can make at home despite her busy schedule. Recipes: crostini with fennel sausage, linguine with goat cheese and arugula, summer melons in sweet-spiced wine. Student: Heather Tay - Sales Executive. Wine Segment: The versatility of Sauvignon Blanc, with Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#504H] Italian Favorites Revisited Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Slow-Cooker Meatballs and Marinara. Then, Chris answers questions from viewers. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for garlic peelers. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of jarred spaghetti sauce. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best Spinach Lasagna. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Still on the Road Twelve actors travel across 28 US cities on a seven month journey to bring classical theater to America. The Acting Company, a classical touring ensemble founded by John Houseman and Margot Harley, started with members of the first graduating class of the drama division of the Julliard School. Kevin Kline recalls Houseman's motivation being, "We couldn't just let them go out there and do garbage." In the Company's 37th season, twelve actors spend seven months on a cramped bus, lose a leading man, play 71 roles, and learn to work in spaces that won't hold their set. Throughout, they reconnect with their passion for performing, receive a great review in the New York Times, and teach high school and college students a new way to look at Shakespeare. As we follow the actors on tour and watch insightful conversations with Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson and Harriet Harris, we learn that with the exception of Xbox and Wi-Fi on the bus, not much has changed - and that is just as it should be. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 pm
    San Francisco Opera [#304H] Otello In Verdi's masterful adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, a great warrior is brought down by his own jealousy. This spectacular production stars tenor Johan Botha, one of today's preeminent interpreters of the title role. Soprano Zvetelina Vassileva sings the role of Otello's faithful and falsely accused wife Desdemona and Italian baritone Marco Vratogna is the manipulative soldier Iago. Conducted by San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti. duration 2:32:33   STEREO TVG
  • 10:33 pm
    Afterglow In this poignant and fascinating program, discover how five college friends from northern California combined their rock musical talents to become Afterglow. They produced one album before disbanding in 1969. Each band member went on to other careers, unaware that their music had developed an enthusiastic fan base all across the globe. See how success found these lifelong friends 40 years later, and how afterglow is now bringing its music to a new generation of fans. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#304H] Chile - The Driest Place On Earth Joseph travels north to the driest place on the planet, Chile's Atacama Desert. He finds that the desert, though it appears dry and barren, is alive with varied wildlife and vibrant cultures. During his journey he encounters the friendly Atacameno Indians and witnesses spouting geysers, endless sand dunes and the area's breathtaking natural beauty. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#311] France's Normandy From a dramatic, historic coast to rural pastures, this sweet section of France abounds with apple orchards, enchanting villages, stunning abbeys and sparkling seaports. We base in the lovely seaside town, Honfleur. At Giverny, and in the museums in Rouen and Honfleur, we discover the birth of Impressionism. Near the famous beaches of Normandy, the Norman Conquest unfolds in the Bayeux tapestry and we remember the poignant victory of World War II's D-day. Cider and cheese draw us to the lovely farmland just inland from Honfleur. Our journey ends at the awe-inspiring Abbey of Mont-St-Michel. Tips on car rental, shopping for antiques and touring cider country. duration 26:45   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    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
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#608] Assisi, Italy The town of Assisi, in the center of Italy was built on a hill that has been inhabited for about 4000 years, and for almost as long it has been a religious center. They say that the stones that were used to build Assisi have absorbed the prayers of the millions of pilgrims that have come there over the centuries. And now, it is believed that the stones radiate a sense of peace and quiet that has a spiritual effect on visitors. Burt Wolf tours the city, discovers the true story of the life of St. Francis and the founding of the Franciscan order, visits the sites sacred to St. Clare, explains the art in the Basilica of St. Francis, where the Italian Renaissance was born, and traces the creation of the Nativity scene. duration 27:28   STEREO TVG
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