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KQED Life: Saturday, October 12, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, October 12, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#503H] Barcelona and Catalunya The creative spirit of Spain's Catalunya the land of Picasso, Gaudi and Salvador Dali is on a roll. We'll get caught up in the festivity of Barcelona, enjoying the vibrant street scenes, tasty tapas and pedestrian-friendly Gothic Quarter. Then we'll take a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat, and finish with an artist's pilgrimage along the Costa Brava to Salvador Dali country seaside Cadaques to visit his home and nearby Figures to experience his playfully surreal mausoleum/museum. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#402] Winter In Lake Geneva Region, Switzerland One of Europe's finest locations for a family winter holiday. You'll join Burt for a balloon trip over the snow covered Alps, meet a team of amazing skiers who specialize in making sports available to the handicapped, paraglide from the top of one of Switzerland's most famous mountains, and visit an ancient castle that's been turned into a museum for wine lovers and a restaurant for food lovers. duration 27:19   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Life On Fire [#106] Pioneers of the Deep 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 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    National Parks: America's Best Idea [#106H] The Morning of Creation (1946-1980) A stubborn iconoclast fights a lonely battle on behalf of a species nearly everyone hates; America's "Last Frontier" becomes a testing ground for the future of the park idea; and in unprecedented numbers, American families create unforgettable memories, passing on a love of the parks to the next generation. duration 1:56:29   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose "Egypt: Quest for the Lord of the Nile" Explorer and travel writer Richard Bangs sets off for an incredible adventure on the great Nile River to uncover the history, myths and culture of the lost crocodiles of ancient Egypt. From Alexandria to Cairo, from the pyramids at Giza to the Valley of the Kings, Bangs explores the way the river and its fearsome "Lord" molded a civilization. Further upstream, he visits a temple dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god, and searches for the beast in the waters of Lake Nasser. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#610H] Ontario, Canada's Niagara Peninsula - Toronto And Beyond On his visit to the Canadian province of Ontario, Joseph sets out to prove there's more to the Niagara Peninsula region than world-famous Niagara Falls. To prove his point, he begins his wandering in Toronto, Canada's largest and most cosmopolitan city. He finds that besides being a cultural Mecca for art, theater, film, music, fine dining, as well as one of the greenest cities in North America, it is one of the world's most multicultural cities. Italian, Irish, Indian, Greek, Chinese, Vietnamese -- the ethnic diversity matches the seemingly never-ending list of world-class attractions and activities. From gentle bicycling along Lake Ontario's shore to kayaking to the Toronto Islands or hanging 116 stories above the ground from the edge of the CN Tower, Joseph finds out there's never a dull moment in this young, vibrant and ever-evolving town. And, if that isn't enough, a day excursion to the Niagara Peninsula wine region and the quaint town of Niagara-On-The-Lake keeps Joseph sippin', nibblin', pickin' and hoppin' through the more than 60 wineries that have sprouted up in one of Canada's most scenic regions, at one time described by Winston Churchill as, "the prettiest Sunday drive in North America." During this episode Joseph and his viewers are truly on a movable feast for all the senses. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#213] Europe's Getaways A key attraction of travel in Europe is that 30 minutes outside of any city there lurks a getaway, a quiet spot to catch one's breath. In this program, we explore a few such magic places. We begin in peaceful Holland with visits to the windmills and canals of Zaanse Schans and Delft. Then, in the Bavarian Alps, we breathe in pristine Mittenwald and check out the handiwork of a local violinmaker. In Austria, a cruise on the Danube takes us to a spectacular Baroque abbey. Finally, in Tuscany, we go underground to ancient Etruscan tombs beneath the town of Orvieto and sample great wine at Castello Banfi. Tips on how to find one's own hideaway, how to meet locals and how to avoid much tourist hassle. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#605] Yoga Dance Stretch the kinks from your body with today's asanas, then set your spirit free by dancing and singing with Wai Lana. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#9] 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 [#10] 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 [#205] duration 26:55   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1109] duration 27:11   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#716] Bone Strengthening duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3306H] * '14 Cadillac CTS * Gran Turismo * Goss' Garage: Gale Banks * Quick Spin: BMW4-Series Coupe, Audi Clean Diesels * '14 Hyundai Santa Fe duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2702] Log Cabin Systems 2 The crew updates plumbing systems with energy-saving features, including on-demand hot showers. duration 25:14   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3301H] Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013/Sandy and The Jersey Shore Months after Superstorm Sandy wreaked historic destruction on the Jersey Shore, Kevin, Norm and Richard find three homeowners determined, despite the seemingly insurmountable challenges, to stay and rebuild: stronger, smarter and up out of harm's way. In Bay Head, Point Pleasant, Manasquan and communities like them along this hard-hit barrier island community, there's nowhere to go but up. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1201H] Replacing An Old Door/Hot Water Without Waiting The 12th season of ATOH begins with Kevin teaching the guys how to use Twitter. Tom replaces an old, rusted bulkhead door. Richard discusses several ways to get hot water without waiting. And the guys ask, "What is it?" duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#302H] Workbench This time, on Rough Cut, Tommy takes on the key tool in any woodshop - the workbench. With help from his shop coordinator and Rough Cut technical advisor, Eli Cleveland, Tommy will demonstrate how to make a workbench with mortise and tenon joinery and a beautiful solid maple top. duration 27:28   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Baking with Julia [#112] Peter Malgieri Author and master teacher at Peter Kump's New York City Cooking School, Peter Malgieri visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Malgieri bakes an assortment of fancy cookies. Malgieri creates a cornmeal-currant biscotti. He demonstrates the two ways to work the biscotti dough to form zaleti (diamond shape cookies.) He makes amaretti or Italian almond macaroons. He shows how to pipe out the amaretti dough. Finally, he creates flat, waffle-like cookies named pizelles or little pizzas because of their round, flat shape. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#702] Wide-Screen TV Cabinet To create this TV cabinet, the Woodsmith editors start with a basic plywood case and dress it up with a contrasting base and top. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#3206] Long time gardeners admonish new gardeners to "start with the soil." Soil is obviously an important element for successful gardening. Learn from the experts how to transform ordinary dirt into extraordinary soil as GS looks below the surface of the garden. duration 26:28   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3304Z] Dark This week, we're keeping you in the dark! Deep, dark chocolate and black plants look great in any garden. Join Jamie as he visits the San Francisco Botanical Garden to see how they've worked dark plants into their collections. Paul Epsom shows off his favorite groundcover for dark locations. Got shade? Get moss! Starting a beautiful moss garden is easier than you think when you've got the right conditions. Not enough room in the city to grow everything you'd like? Chef Michel Nischan's "Homegrown" segment this week introduces you to the best farmer's market in New England, in the heart of Boston - where you'll learn to select the best, diverse produce with renowned chef Barbara Lynch. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#105H] Harvest Festival P. Allen Smith is celebrating the fall harvest at the farm with a lot of friends. If you love autumn, this is the episode for you! Allen shares several delicious recipes like his mouthwatering pumpkin creme brulee and roasted chicken and pumpkin stew. Plus, chef Ashley Christenson is on hand to help Allen harvest sweet potatoes and, in turn, she shows him how to make a simple sweet potato dish with honey mustard and brown sugar. Allen also talks to a guest about Southern cuisine and shows us what he did to decorate for the big party by using sumac branches as chandeliers! duration 26:39   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#408H] Waterwise Gardening (San Diego, CA) We explore how gardeners can maximize their garden's beauty while still minimizing their water usage using time tested and the latest watering technology. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#905H] Discover how wooly sheep provide materials for unique art pieces. Meet a Wisconsin dairy farmer carving one of a kind figurines. Try your hand at music making with a Tennessee dulcimer maker. Explore agritainment on a Kansas farm with its own pumpkin cannon. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#702H] Hong Kong - A City of Festivals Hong Kong may be Asia's World City, yet its people still cherish their tradition and the richness it brings their lives. In this new Hong Kong episode, Joseph returns for the annual Dragon Boat Festival. He discovers the festival is more than a race as it honors the integrity and devotion of poet, Qu Yuan, who sacrificed himself rather than live in a corrupt world. As part of the cultural celebration he makes traditional rice dumpling, learns the myths behind the dragon boat legend and design and speaks with participants in the local races on Lamma Island. On Cheung Chau, one of Hong Kong's 263 islands, he greets the early morning fishing boats, witnesses the islander's art of fish ball making, climbs through a UNESCO reserve and relaxes on the beach. During his Hong Kong stay, the 15th anniversary of the British handover of Hong Kong to China is also celebrated in a spectacular, unforgettable explosion of pyrotechnics. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#110] The Southwest: Zion and Canyon De Chelly The American Southwest is a geological time machine. Its bizarre and beautiful rock formations are the result of eons of erosion. In Utah's Zion National Park, Art explores surreal slot canyons carved from wind and water and encounters the strange rock spires-hoodoos-that punctuate the landscape like giant exclamation points. In Arizona's Canyon de Chelly, he goes by horseback with a Navajo guide to discover petroglyphs hidden in tribal lands. With its brilliant light, red desert rock, cobalt blue skies, golden cotton woods and white-barked Aspens, the American Southwest is a photographer's playground. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#401] Boston, Massachusetts The first residents of Boston arrived in 1630 which gave the city an early start in our nation's history. Burt retraces some of the city's historic sites and tells us what really happened during the midnight ride of Paul Revere. You'll visit the first Dunkin Donut shop and see what their donuts once looked like, tour the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat, learn about the most complex highway construction project ever undertaken in the United States and find out who's cooking the best lobster and how. duration 25:49   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#209] Milan and Lake Como Milan symbolizes the powerhouse Italy of the 21st century-a European center for finance and fashion. We explore Italy's most extravagantly decorated Gothic cathedral, look at Leonardo da Vinci's famous Last Supper and shop, shop, shop. A visit to the Milan Design Museum shows how, for the Milanese, everyday life is art. We take a train north to serene Lake Como, where we ferry-hop among lakeside villages, explore elegant villas and stop over at the historic Villa D'Este Hotel. A side trip to the ancient city of Bergamo and an alpine festival in the Valtellina complete our journey. Tips include train travel and boat itineraries. duration 27:48   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#502H] France's Dordogne The Dordogne River Valley with its dramatic castles, pre-historic cave paintings, and prized cuisine is an unforgettable blend of man-made and natural beauty. We'll take an idyllic canoe ride, visit a goose farm, then savor the foie gras. We'll also wander through a lamp-lit castle, enjoy a country market, and visit the Sistine Chapel of the prehistoric world. Then we head south to Albi, home of Toulouse Lautrec, and the imposing fortress city of Carcassonne. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Journeys In Africa [#101] Serengeti: The Great Migration One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - all other great wilderness areas are compared to this vast savannah. Wildlife numbers are awesome, but nothing like the numbers of the great migration We'll put you in the midst of the natural phenomenon where predator and prey are on the march for survival. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#114] A Room of One's Own Places where artists' can live, work, and play together.
    * Headlands Center for the Arts - Nestled in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands are historic military buildings that house Headlands Center for the Arts, a nationally-acclaimed residency program that provides artists from around the world with the scarce resources of time and space to pursue further develop of their work. Resident artists introduce SPARK to the rhythm of life at the Center and explain why the program represents a rare opportunity for experimentation and interaction among the lucky few chosen to participate.
    * Creative Growth Art Center - Working miracles with artists with developmental, emotional or physical disabilities, giving them the tools and guidance they need to find their creative voices and support themselves through their artwork.
    * ArtShip - one of the Bay Area's most innovative and offbeat art spaces goes in search of a new home.
    duration 25:23   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Mind of A Chef, The [#202H] Seeds It's Sean's mission in life to expose to the world the regional varieties of Southern cuisine and to erase the misconception that southern cuisine is all the same. In this episode, he explores a few of the unique regional cuisines in the South. Chef Steven Satterfield from Georgia cooks okra and grits. Chef John Currence makes tamales - that's right ... tamales. Chef Ed Lee cooks a dish using the Kentucky holy trinity: bourbon, sorghum and country ham. Tennessee pastry chef Lisa Donavan makes a buttermilk pie. Sean and fellow South Carolinians, the Lee Brothers, make deviled crab, before visiting Fishnet's Seafood outside of Charleston to enjoy their more wholesome version: "Jesus crabs." duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#224H] Holy Land, Sodini's Bertolucci's Ristorante, B44 Catalan Bistro A Kosher restaurant is featured first this time, followed by traditional American Italian food served up in historic surroundings. Then a virtual trip to Barcelona can be found at a Catalonian eatery, with sidewalk tables and umbrellas in a busy city alley. duration 27:20   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#208H] Tommy Emmanuel A perfect blend of guitar mastery and showmanship, Australian artist Tommy Emmanuel has proven to be an artist worth seeing live. Charming, energetic and down to earth, Emmanuel captures audiences with his personality and mesmerizes them with his guitar playing. A master of the guitar, Emmanuel plays with an organic passion and ease. "I don't read any music, I play everything by ear," he says. "I've never had any formal training." It's hard to imagine, considering his complex finger picking technique is nearly impossible to keep up with. He plays with all ten of his fingers, the way a pianist would. Rather than using a whole band for melody, rhythm, bass and drum parts, Tommy does it all himself, on one guitar. Born into a musical family, Tommy was considered a child prodigy who began playing guitar at age four. By the age of six, he was part of the family band, named The Trailblazers, which earned the family's sole income for several years. Emmanuel's first claim to fame came when The Trailblazers won two talent competitions and were able to produce an album. Emmanuel eventually left home for Sydney in order to take his musical career to the next level. By the 1970s, he was playing in clubs all over the city and was in demand as a session player on numerous albums and commercial jingles. In the early 1980s, he joined one of the decade's most popular Australian rock bands, Dragon, and toured widely with them. But it wasn't until Emmanuel decided to start a solo career that he truly rose to fame. He was first recognized for his album, Up From Down Under, by the Australian music industry and media. In 2002, Emmanuel caught the attention of American audiences when he released his first solo-acoustic album, Only. Since then, Emmanuel's popularity has skyrocketed, with a non-stop touring schedule and various honors and awards. He earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Instrumental, was named Best Acoustic Guitarist by Guitar Player Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine and was inducted into the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame. His show at Norfolk's Infinity Hall simply consists of three guitars, an amplifier and Emmanuel himself, but contains more raw energy and talent than a full band. This unforgettable performance full of spontaneous standing ovations from the enthralled audience features eight song selections and a medley of Beatles favorites. duration 58:00   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3902H] Phoenix French band Phoenix plays tunes from its latest LP Bankrupt! and other hits, including "Lisztomania," "1901" and "Entertainment!" duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4329#] The Paradise, Part One This adaptation of the beloved French novel by Emile Zola is a rags to riches story of a young woman seduced by the dangerous charms of the modern world. Set against the Victorian splendor of a British department store, "The Paradise" follows Denise Lovett who lands a job as a shop girl and finds herself facing a future filled with never-before-imagined opportunities. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Last Tango In Halifax [#105#] Caroline throws herself whole-heartedly into her new relationship, upsetting her mother and her estranged husband, who looks to Gillian for sympathy. Alan, unable to decide which of two friends should be his best man, asks both. duration 56:46   SRND51 TV14
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#502H] France's Dordogne The Dordogne River Valley with its dramatic castles, pre-historic cave paintings, and prized cuisine is an unforgettable blend of man-made and natural beauty. We'll take an idyllic canoe ride, visit a goose farm, then savor the foie gras. We'll also wander through a lamp-lit castle, enjoy a country market, and visit the Sistine Chapel of the prehistoric world. Then we head south to Albi, home of Toulouse Lautrec, and the imposing fortress city of Carcassonne. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#401] Boston, Massachusetts The first residents of Boston arrived in 1630 which gave the city an early start in our nation's history. Burt retraces some of the city's historic sites and tells us what really happened during the midnight ride of Paul Revere. You'll visit the first Dunkin Donut shop and see what their donuts once looked like, tour the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat, learn about the most complex highway construction project ever undertaken in the United States and find out who's cooking the best lobster and how. duration 25:49   STEREO TVG
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