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KQED Life: Saturday, September 28, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, September 28, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#404H] Naples and Pompeii Naples is Italy in the extreme. We'll prowl backstreet fish markets, dodge fast-moving Vespas, and dine on pizza where it was invented. We'll climb to the top of nearby Mount Vesuvius, then wander through the amazing ruins of Pompeii, the Roman town it destroyed. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1108] Connecting The Dots In America During Burt's 40 years of reporting, he has lived through a half-dozen recessions in the United States and visited dozens of countries during their economic downturns. In this program, he travels across the U.S. talking to people who have made our nation economically stronger - creative entrepreneurs with great imaginations who started small businesses based on their innovative ideas and technology and made fortunes for themselves and the people who helped them get started. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Life On Fire [#104H] Phoenix Temple In the vast emptiness of the Pacific Ocean, tectonic movements construct or swallow islands. In the Tongan archipelago, two little-known animals have learned to cope with these ephemeral lands risen from the ocean depths: the sooty tern, a seabird that never dares wet its wings for fear of drowning, and the Alvin shrimp, a blind crustacean that manages to find its way around the abyss. When an underwater volcano becomes an island, the fates of these two extraordinary paradoxes are linked. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    National Parks: America's Best Idea [#104H] Going Home (1920-1933) While visiting the parks was once predominantly the domain of Americans wealthy enough to afford the high-priced train tours, the advent of the automobile allows more people than ever before to visit the parks. Mather embraces this opportunity and works to build more roads in the parks. Some park enthusiasts, such as Margaret and Edward Gehrke of Nebraska, begin "collecting" parks, making a point to visit as many as they can. In North Carolina, Horace Kephart, a reclusive writer, and George Masa, a Japanese immigrant, launch a campaign to protect the last strands of virgin forest in the Smoky Mountains by establishing it as a park. In Wyoming, John D. Rockefeller Jr. begins quietly buying up land in the Teton Mountain Range and valley in a secret plan to donate it to the government as a park. duration 1:57:30   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose Hong Kong: Quest for the Dragon Adventurer Richard Bangs ventures into the heart of Hong Kong to discover what forces drive a city in which the spiritual concept of chi and the worldly concept of wealth coexist. Bangs begins by taking in one of the most dazzling festivals on earth, Chinese New Year. Then, he wanders beneath the skyscrapers of Central District, meanders down the alleys of Western District and ferries across the harbor to Kowloon. Later, he sail the "dragon-infested" waters to the Geopark, an ecological preserve, before making his way to Lantau Island, and finally north, to the villages of the New Territories. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#513H] Rwanda - In Search of Chimpanzees Joseph continues his Rwanda adventure and turns his attention to the region's other primate populations. Chimpanzee, Olive Baboons, Mona, Blue and Black and White Colobus Monkeys are just a few of the thirteen primate species that populate the Nyungwe National Park. The rest of the area's flora and fauna is equally impressive with more than 140 orchid species and 275 bird species, dozens of them found only in the highlands of Central Africa. In addition to the wildlife wonders, Joseph has personal encounters in the local Banda (thatched-hut) communities and meets the reclusive and vanishing Batwa people. In Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, Joseph highlights the 1994 Rwanda genocide and the efforts that the country has made to overcome its past at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#203] French Riviera From Nice to St. Tropez, we drop in on the hot spots along the Mediterranean's famous Cote d'Azur. Based in lively Nice, we visit the local beaches and superb modern art museums featuring works by Matisse, Picasso and Signac. A short hop up along the winding Grande Corniche leads to wealthy Monaco. Then it's on to glamorous Cannes and the lively beaches at Juan le Pins. In stylish St. Tropez, we visit the prettiest beaches and tour the colorful town. Inland, we make our own perfume in Grasse and explore a medieval hill town. Tips include renting a car, and accommodations. duration 27:47   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#222] Stiff Knees and Tight Shoulders? Increase the range of motion in these important areas of the body. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#119] 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 [#120] 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 [#126] Long Holds - Version Three With Side Plank, Charlie Chaplin, Supta Baddha Konasana, Camel. duration 27:10   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1319] Finger Dexterity This episode combines fun music of the Charleston and Cha-cha to demonstrate finger exercises using a pencil, sit to stand exercises and vestibular work. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#706] Weight Loss and Training duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3304H] * '14 Kia Cadenza * Ozinga CNG Concrete * FYI: University Of MD Wind Tunnel * Goss' Garage: Vehicle History Reports * Ram 1500 * Frankfurt Motor Show * Chevrolet Spark EV duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2626] Timber Shed Finishing Touches The crew finishes the exterior and gets the new shed ready for winter. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3225H] Essex 2012/13, Design for Everyone Richard and son Ross Trethewey recap the geothermal system's installation with Norm. Tile installers Mark and Erik Ferrante lay reclaimed marble tile in the foyer and designer Keith Musinski's custom-ordered hand-painted border tile in the kitchen. Kevin learns about universal design touring the Seattle home of architect Emory Baldwin. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1125H] Making Custom Concrete Countertops/Cordless Landscape Tools Host Kevin O'Connor works with an expert to make and install custom concrete countertops. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to make watertight connections without soldering. Afterward, landscape contractor Roger demonstrates several new cordless landscape tools. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#213H] Potting Station The final project in season 2 is a Potting Station, perfect for any outdoor gardening space. To gather inspiration for the project, Tommy heads on a Rough Cut Road Trip to the Massachusetts Horticultural Association in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where gardens curator David Fiske shows Tommy what is needed for the perfect potting station. Back in the shop, Tommy is joined by friend and fellow woodworker Al D'Attanasio. duration 27:56   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#613] Top Shop Tips Make woodworking faster, safer, and more accurate with some of our favorite shop tips, tools, and techniques from the pages of Woodsmith magazine. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    American Woodshop [#1813] Bracket Clock + Finishing Solutions Master your woodworking, finishing & repair techniques! duration 26:46   TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#3204] The latest Presidential Center and Library not only houses interesting documents, its outdoor spaces are at the forefront of landscape design. Water management techniques, native plants and a localized re-creation of the White House Rose Garden are just some of this episode's highlights. duration 26:39   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 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
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#102H] Bunches of Blueberries Allen goes to Oregon to sample several delicious blueberry dishes and visits a plant where they harvest blueberries. Back at the farm, he makes his homemade blueberry muffins. Allen shows how use blueberries as an ornamental plant when he to puts together a "deckscape with a blueberry theme. duration 26:37   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#325H] Sol Mobile Bus (Various Cities Across America) We follow a group of young gardeners who are traveling the country in a retro-fitted school bus powered on nothing but waste vegetable oil and their own enthusiasm. With a traveling greenhouse, green roof and lots of seeds, they hope to teach edible gardening with sustainable practices in cities and towns across America. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#903H] Visit an Idaho farm using technology to let consumers "track" their produce. Meet Kansas City bakers supporting local wheat farmers. Head west to California where poultry producers make a commitment to animal welfare. Go inside an airline flight kitchen delivering "bon appetite" at 30 thousand feet. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#509H] Greece - Cruising The Isles A Greek Island cruise sounds like a bit of a cliche, but not when Joseph and the crew of Travelscope make landing on some of the Goddess Athena's special children. There's plenty of ancient history and beautiful scenic bays to explore, but the real life of the voyage is the opportunity to pull the small cruise ship right up to the docks and discover the heart and soul of the Greek isles and the people who inhabit them. There's always a story to be told and a laugh to share around a table of great food, local wine and music. Joseph catches the unique rhythm of each island on Travelscope's own Grecian odyssey. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#108] Kenya: Masai Mara and El Karama East Africa is a vast stage on which the circular, never-ending journey known as the Great Migration has played out for millions of years. After going eye to eye with thousands of wildebeest and zebra, Art enlists an old friend and bush pilot to help him capture aerial patterns of migrating herds and flocks of flamingos. On the ground, he pursues giraffe on horseback and tracks rhino on foot. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1107] Taiwan - A Sense of Place - Part Four In 1869, Francis Galton, an English anthropologist argued that all talent was the result of heredity. No matter what the skill - from painting a great picture - to inventing a perfect recipe - it was always the result of the genes you received from your parents. Today, we know that he was smart, but wrong. What we are is the result of the interaction of our genes and our environment and our biology is continually altered by our environment. In these programs, Burt interviews a number of famous Taiwanese-Americans who grew up in traditional Taiwanese homes and immigrated to the United States, including an internet billionaire, a top Hollywood director, and a man who builds 6 million bicycles every year. Then, Burt travels to Taiwan to look at the key influences on their lives including one of Taiwan's most famous museums, a train that travels at over 150 miles an hour, big budget martial arts movies, a restaurant that presents dishes based on famous works of Chinese art, and one of the world's greatest choreographers. Burt tries to discover how the early life of these successful people affected the way they think now. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#513] Mexico City and Ixtapa Mexico City, the world's largest metropolis, is modern, crowded, cosmopolitan, and steeped in tradition. Rudy begins with Mexico's ancient roots just outside the city at pre-Aztec Teotihuacan. The superb National Museum of Anthropology provides more insights into ancient Mexico. For modern day excitement, we hang out at the Zocolo, the world's second largest square and the center of national life since the Aztec era. Finally we head beach-ward to the resorts of Ixtapa- Zihuatanejo on the Mexican Riviera. Tips on getting around and water sports. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#403(] Edinburgh Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland. We'll explore the castle, peek at the new parliament, dabble in the local literature, sip a little Scotch, get wrapped up in a kilt, and then stow away on Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia. duration 25:01   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Wild Photo Adventures [#201] Lowcountry Shorebirds Host and professional wildlife photographer Doug Gardner photographs nesting shorebirds in the Lowcountry of South Carolina with nature photographer Eric Horan. duration 26:20   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#608] San Jose Taiko, Cartagena, and Denevan Spark goes backstage with San Jose Taiko on the verge of their 35th anniversary. The group's unique style of Japanese drumming infuses traditional rhythms with world beats from Africa to Bali to Brazil. Then we visit the studio of Victor Cartagena, whose violent childhood in war-torn El Salvador has driven him to create a haunting body of work with powerful, and very personal, political statements. Finally, we watch as Jim Denevan carves enormous, ephemeral sand drawings on the beaches along the Northern California coast. duration 26:49   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#225H] Vegetable Fete Jacques reminisces about his childhood and celebrates the bounty of the season. He cooks up a batch of ratatouille that can be served two ways - perfectly delicious on its own or with pasta in Ratatouille with Penne. Seafood stars in Shrimp with Cabbage and Red Caviar, and delicate peaches end the show in Jacques' classically made Peach Melba. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#221H] La Folie, Aldo's Ristorante & Bar, Golden Lotus An elegant setting, French menu and perfect service meets home-style Italian with a Sorrento born chef and authentic musical entertainment in this show. Both contrast the vegetarian restaurant with chicken, pork and beef on the menu. duration 28:15   STEREO TVG
  • 7:01 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#206H] Rubblebucket It is clear from a single listen that Rubblebucket is not your ordinary indie band. Their unbridled sound is a collage of jazzy horns, rich drums, funky electric and rock elements all combined to form their own genre-bending style. As front woman and vocalist Kalmia Traver describes it "We're like indie/rock/dance with horns and the funk element, and then this slight sort of afro-punk, art-pop edge." With eight members in the band, Rubblebucket takes full advantage of a big, bold sound that engages their listeners. "The kind of music we play involves a lot of interlocking parts where everybody's part of a bigger whole," says bandleader Alex Toth. The band uses a multitude of instruments to create their unique sound including a trumpet, trombone, saxophone, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and additional percussive instruments. The most dynamic instrument in the group may be the voice of front woman Traver, whose vibrant vocals showcase an impressive range and stylistic ability. While based out of Brooklyn today, Rubblebucket evolved at the University of Vermont by Alex Toth and Kalmia Traver, who were both enrolled as music majors. The two of them played in a reggae band until they met percussionist Craig Myers at an art gallery opening in 2007. Their musical chemistry lead to the beginnings of Rubblebucket, and by 2008, the band released their first album, Rose's Dream. 2012 was a banner year for Rubblebucket. They graced the stage of the popular music festival Bonnaroo, made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and received numerous positive reviews from Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Paste and the Wall Street Journal. Their set at Norfolk's Infinity Hall features ten song selections from their three albums, as well a couple of as-yet-unreleased tracks. Rubblebucket takes the stage with a presence that enthralls the crowd, keeping them dancing on their feet throughout the entire show. The show builds to a thrilling crescendo with the performance of "Came Out of a Lady" when the audience unfurls and waves a colorful silk parachute across the width of the room. duration 56:11   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3806H] Jack White White Stripes leader Jack White performs in support of his solo LP Blunderbuss. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4327#] Foyle's War, Series VII: The Cage Foyle's investigation into the death of a nameless Russian leads to a mysterious military facility run by a respected Colonel with an impeccable war record. But as Foyle makes inquiries, he realizes that the dead Russian was a spy with dangerous connections to British intelligence. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 pm
    Last Tango In Halifax [#103#] Celia and Alan decide on a civil marriage ceremony to be held at an eerie medieval hall near Halifax. As they visit, a storm is brewing, the lights go out and they're locked in the ancient building. In the midst of a thunderstorm, Gillian's Land Rover inexplicably catches fire. duration 56:46   SRND51 TV14
  • 11:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#1109H] Love Fool 0507 - England
    Who says technology makes your life easier? There's an app for everything except when it comes to your boyfriend's stupidity. Directed and edited by Chris and Ben Blaine. Principal cast: Fraser Millward and Cariad Lloyd.
    LUNCH DATE - England
    Getting dumped always hurts...even more so when your boyfriend sends his fourteen-year-old brother to break the news to you. Annabelle believes everyone is a half - a half that is looking for its other half to make a whole. What if you never find your other half? Written and directed by Sasha Collington. Principal cast: Sasha Collington and Alexis de Vivenot.
    GEMOLOGY - Spain
    Erick is a young gemologist who works for a company that specializes in classifying diamonds. He and his colleagues spend long hours analyzing the imperfections of these precious stones, until one day he believes he has found the perfect diamond despite evidence to the contrary. He loses his job, but comes to the realization that imperfections are what give character and make something special and unique. This goes for diamonds... and for people. Written and directed by Rick Limintani. Principal cast: Alex Barahona and Rebecca Cobos.
    duration 25:07   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#403(] Edinburgh Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland. We'll explore the castle, peek at the new parliament, dabble in the local literature, sip a little Scotch, get wrapped up in a kilt, and then stow away on Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia. duration 25:01   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1107] Taiwan - A Sense of Place - Part Four In 1869, Francis Galton, an English anthropologist argued that all talent was the result of heredity. No matter what the skill - from painting a great picture - to inventing a perfect recipe - it was always the result of the genes you received from your parents. Today, we know that he was smart, but wrong. What we are is the result of the interaction of our genes and our environment and our biology is continually altered by our environment. In these programs, Burt interviews a number of famous Taiwanese-Americans who grew up in traditional Taiwanese homes and immigrated to the United States, including an internet billionaire, a top Hollywood director, and a man who builds 6 million bicycles every year. Then, Burt travels to Taiwan to look at the key influences on their lives including one of Taiwan's most famous museums, a train that travels at over 150 miles an hour, big budget martial arts movies, a restaurant that presents dishes based on famous works of Chinese art, and one of the world's greatest choreographers. Burt tries to discover how the early life of these successful people affected the way they think now. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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