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KQED Life: Saturday, November 9, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, November 9, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#610H] Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters The fascinating capitals of Finland and Estonia offer a chance to sample each country's history, art, and distinct love of life. We'll start in Helsinki with its neoclassical old town, modern flair for design, and steamy saunas. Then it's just a two-hour boat ride to Tallinn - with its medieval charms and new-found prosperity - celebrating its freedom and thriving in its post-USSR renaissance. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#706] Hamburg, Germany During the early 1960s, Hamburg was the world's epicenter for rock music. The Beatles, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley and the Everly Brothers were local heroes. Burt takes viewers on a musical tour of the period. He also explores the city and discovers why it has more millionaires per capita than any other city in Europe. We take an excursion through the city's famous port and end up at the Sunday morning fish market party that takes place every week. We also visit the Montblanc factory and discover why their fountain pens don't leak. duration 26:52   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Nature [#3102] Love in the Animal Kingdom Animals dance, sing, flirt and compete with everything they've got to find and secure a mate. For many, the all-important bonds they share as a couple are what enable the next generation to survive. But can we call these bonds love? In this look at the love life of animals, we see the feminine wiles of a young gorilla, the search for Mr. Right among a thousand flamingos, the open "marriages" of blue-footed boobies, the soap opera arrangements of gibbons, and all the subtle, outrageous, romantic antics that go into finding a partner. These are love stories all right, as various and intriguing as the lovers themselves. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-S (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery [#101] Part 1 of 2 In 1801, the United States ended at the Mississippi River and almost all Americans lived 50 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. When President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon, he doubled the country's size. The sudden western expansion of the United States--and rumors of a Northwest Passage that would link the Atlantic with the Pacific--motivated Jefferson to find the great byway to the West. Previously, it had been shrouded in mystery-- Jefferson's books described a world that contained erupting volcanoes, hills of pure salt and blue-eyed Indians who spoke Welsh. He appropriated $2,500 for the journey and commissioned his secretary, Meriwether Lewis, to the task of revealing the West. Lewis asked his old friend, William Clark, and a group of rough frontiersmen to join the expedition, now called the Corps of Discovery. This Ken Burns documentary chronicles the challenges, frustrations and anxiety that faced the Corps of Discovery -- their encounters with Native Americans, the new animals and plant life they discovered, their historic pairing with Sacagawea, and their crossing of the Continental Divide. duration 1:51:49   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Racing The Rez For the Navajo and Hopi, running is much more than a sport, it is woven into the cultural fabric of their lives. Encouraged by their elders, many Navajos and Hopis begin running at an early age - to greet the morning sun, to prepare for a ceremony or simply to challenge themselves in the vast, southwestern landscape. In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools vie for the state championship while striving to find their place among their native people and the larger American culture. Win or lose, what they learn over the course of two racing seasons has a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives.
    Combining interviews with verite-style shooting, this documentary offers a rare view into the surprising complexity and diversity of contemporary reservation life, from the point of view of five teenage boys on the cusp of adulthood. It follows Ryan, Dennis, Billy, Johnny and Joyai from the classrooms to their remote, un-electrified homes, from grueling runs across canyons and mesas to their ultimate day of reckoning - the state meet - and beyond.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#204H] Taiwan - City and Culture Travelscope searches for the heart and soul of Taiwan among the attractions of its capital, Taipei, and through his experiences with the country's remaining ethnic minority people. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#407] Switzerland and the Alps The Swiss Alps reverberate with cowbells, accordions, and laughter. We make our home base in the year-round playground of Interlaken, the "town between two lakes". We sail across glacial Lake Brienz, famous for its beautiful woodcarving. We head to the spectacular Lauterbrunnen Valley for a heart-stopping gondola ride to alpine heights, and hike past flower-filled meadows and mountain chalets. Then it's off to vibrant Zurich for shopping, chocolate and tasty Swiss cuisine. Tips on transit passes and buying cheese. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#621] Lizard, Locust, & Flapping Fish Lizard opens your chest and stretches your back, while Locust strengthens it. Relax comfortably at the end of your session with Flapping Fish. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#49] 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 [#50] 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 [#225] duration 26:56   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1109] duration 27:11   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#806Z] Lose A Pant Size duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3310H] * '14 Mercedes-Benz CLA* National Clean Fleet Partners * Goss' Garage: Anti-Freeze Ph * Winnebago (Bye), Honda Accord, Mini Winnie (Hi) * '13 Nissan NV 200 duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2716H] Creekside Home Garage Discover the secrets to keeping a new garage well- drained and warm. duration 25:15   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3305H] Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013/Lines in the Sand A Texas contractor explains how they're dredging sand shoaled in Barnegat Bay after Sandy; structural hardware and windows are installed in Bay Head. The Point Pleasant garage, now 10 feet in the air, becomes the new dining room; Rita's modular home gets trucked in and craned onto timber piles in Manasquan; Kevin visits the 19th-century Great Auditorium and tent city in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1205H] Installing A Shade Sail Over A Deck In Santa Fe/Installing a Hybrid Water Heater to Save Energy Kevin visits Santa Fe and explores the Santa Fe style of architecture. Then he installs a shade sail over a deck to cut down on sun exposure. Roger shows the proper way to use a wheelbarrow. And Richard installs a hybrid water heater that saves energy. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#404H] Glass Desk Lamp In this episode of Rough Cut, Tommy builds a beautiful art glass table lamp featuring triple-mitered corners - the perfect accent piece whether it's on or off. On the Rough Cut Road Trip, we head to Cambridge Massachusetts to visit a glass-making school where artists work miracles with glass and fire. Tune in to learn the art of fusing glass with designer Neils Cosman. duration 26:16   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Baking with Julia [#306] Johanne Killeen Johanne Killeen, chef and co-owner of Al Forno Restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island, bakes two American classics: gingerbread baby cake and Johnnycake cobblers. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#706] Rustic Step-Back Cupboard Simple construction takes center stage as the editors of Woodsmith magazine build a rustic, step-back cupboard. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#3210] Attracting wildlife to our gardens seems a noble endeavor but one that often is quite elusive. Join us as GS visits a husband and wife team that successfully creates beautiful gardens that are wildlife magnets. duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3401Z] Perennial Favorites Host Jamie Durie kicks off VG's 34th season with an exploration of the Huntington Botanical Gardens in California;he explains how to use the art of staging to put your plants in the spotlight. Then, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom tours the world-famous New York Botanical Garden, home to more than a million plants - including those in the vibrant, artist-inspired perennial gardens - and offers up his perennial favorites from this amazing collection. Are green, hard-to-ripen tomatoes left in your garden? Use them up before the cooler weather sets in. Resident chef Michel Nischan shares a recipe for green tomatoes that you won't want to miss! duration 26:46   TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#109H] The Emergence of Spring P. Allen Smith picks dandelions - not to make wishes but to create a salad! Allen also steps into the garden to plant asparagus. Plus, Allen makes an amazing tablescape using daffodils. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#412H] Independent Garden Centers (TX, GA, NC, PA) We visit a sustainable garden expert and author who nurtures the soil while reducing the labor in growing your own food in a weedless garden. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#909H] Meet a Minnesota artist who created a career in painting cows. Travel to a Nebraska "art farm". Head for Colorado where one artist uses a huge canvas to celebrate rural living. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#713H] La Joie De Vivre In Quebec City, Canada Joseph heads to Quebec City, the only walled city north of Mexico, for a lively cultural adventure among the French-speaking Quebecois. The city offers so many attractions that it's hard for Joseph to squeeze them all in. Yet, half the pleasure is in the trying as Joseph strolls the village's atmospheric streets, joins into the colorful night life, samples world-famous cuisine, savors the area's natural beauty and generally celebrates La joie de vivre - the joy of living -- with the largest Francophone population outside of France. Vive les Quebecois! Vive la Ville de Quebec! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#201] Japan: Hokkaido and Honshu The image many of us have of Japan is congested and kinetic. But Japan has a wild side. In winter, beyond its crowded cities, the country delivers quiet, unexpected natural beauty. In the second season opener, Art Wolfe ventures north to the remote region of Hokkaido to view iconic red-crested cranes; south to the mountains to take a dip in Nagano's hot springs with mischievous macaque snow monkeys; and journeys on to the sacred temples of Mt. Fuji and Koyosan on a photographic pilgrimage. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#705] Aachen, Germany During the 8th century, Charlemagne united all the Christian communities in northern Europe and centered his kingdom in the town of Aachen. The magnificent church that he built is still standing. Burt takes viewers on a tour of the city. We discover the strange legends of its ancient fountains, the reason the healing powers of its hot springs have been famous for over 2000 years, and what made it one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Europe. We also find out about Aachen's spice cookies and why the people buy over 45,000 tons of them each year. And, of course, Burt introduces us to the signature foods of the city. duration 25:50   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#403] Barcelona and Costa Brava A Mediterranean marvel, Barcelona simmers with beautiful beaches, medieval mazes, eye popping art and hypnotic architecture. From tapas bars, to surrealist art, to Modernist structures, we'll feast on Barcelona's delights. Rambles along La Rambla, Gaudi's treasures, a neighborhood festival, designer shopping and waterfront fun are some of the highlights. For the best in beaches we head north to the coves of the Costa Brava. Tips on tapas and nightlife. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#609H] Stockholm Sweden's capital, confident and self-assured, glitters with souvenirs from the day when it ruled as a superpower. From pondering gilded royal staterooms to sampling gourmet reindeer and sipping vodka in an ice bar, we experience the city's cultural highlights. Then we sail the archipelago for the prettiest island-hopping in northern Europe. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Journeys In Africa [#104] Ngorongoro: Battle for the Crater Nicknamed the Garden of Eden, this volcanic caldera is home to over 25,000 big game. Here survival isn't just a game- it's a matter of life and death. You'll see one of the great acts of nature - buffalo, lion and hyena in a face to face struggle for dominance. Life in the crater can take surprising twists. duration 26:36   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#509H] Chitresh Das Dance Company, Mark Jackson, Midori * Learn kathak, an ancient Indian dance form, from master Pandit Chitresh Das.
    * Go behind the scenes with director and playwright Mark Jackson on his production of "American $uicide."
    * Meet violinist Midori for a one- night appearance at San Francisco Performances.
    duration 27:51   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#211H] Go Fish Living close to the shore in Connecticut offers Jacques the opportunity to celebrate the bounties of the sea. He loves seafood and begins this menu with a Picante Mussel Pilaf. Next, Jacques surprises viewers with a novel take on a breadcrumb coating for Onion-Crusted Sole with Anchovy Butter. He ends with a popular French dessert that's not quite an omelet... not quite a custard... it's an Apricot Clafoutis. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#401H] Mescolanza Restaurant, Basque Cultural Center, Alexander's Steakhouse Season 4 begins with an Italian spot that's been around for more than 20 years. It's easy to miss, so keep your eyes peeled for this cozy little place specializing in pasta and pizzetta. The next restaurant is housed in a large complex - not the place for romantic ambiance, but the food is traditional, priced right and so good. Finally, Wagyu beef and high end gourmet ingredients are the specialty at our last destination, so be prepared to open up your taste buds and your wallet for that something special! duration 26:51   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#103H] Keb' Mo' Contemporary blues musician and three-time Grammy winner Keb' Mo' takes the stage alongside his band of top musicians. With Les Falconer III on drums, Vail Johnson on bass, Michael Hicks on keyboards, Kevin So on keyboards and guitar and Jeff Paris on guitar, mandolin and harmonica, the band's full sound and Mo's incomparable blues style engulf the elated audience. Keb' Mo' - formerly known as Kevin Moore - was born in South Los Angeles to parents from the Deep South. Often described as a living link to the seminal Delta blues of the past, he describes his style as a combination of the music he grew up listening to: blues, country, soul and folk. "I'm kind of a hybrid version of all those things thrown together," he says. His multi-faceted career includes portraying one of his blues influences, Robert Johnson, in the 1998 documentary Can't You Hear the Wind Howl? Mo' and his band open the show at Infinity Hall with "Inside Outside, " a song from his most recent album, Reflection. Mo' describes the album as the "culmination of all of my influences throughout my career." He also treats the crowd to his slow groove single "The Whole Enchilada," which he describes as a song that "reminds us men that when you are out there courting and falling in love that there's just a few things to keep in mind." Television fans will recognize his tune "I See Love," the theme song from the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly. Plus, the band doesn't disappoint with "Life is Beautiful" from his 2006 release Suitcase, and several other songs from his Grammy award-winning albums. This program captures the energy of the crowd during Mo's rousing performance. The band closes the show on a high note with the inspirational "A Better Man," a song created for the charity organization "Playing for Change" which inspires peace in the world through music. duration 57:14   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3906H] Emeli Sande/Michael Kiwanuka The best in British pop comes to ACL with Emeli Sande and Michael Kiwanuka. Scotswoman Sande performs hits from her LP Our Version of Events, while Kiwanuka plays tunes from his debut LP Home Again. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Classic [#4333#] The Paradise, Part Five 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 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Masterpiece Contemporary [#3935H] Collision - Part 2 The investigation of a multi-vehicle road accident unravels the shocking secrets of the complete strangers involved, soon revealing government cover-ups, smuggling, embezzlement, and murder. A remarkable cast, including Phil Davis ("Bleak House") and Paul McGann ("Poirot", "Our Mutual Friend") portrays the stories of ten very different people who share a single defining moment. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    ImageMakers [#1112H] End of the World As We Know It ABIOGENESIS - New Zealand
    In this ingenious science fiction short animation, a mysterious mechanical device lands on a desolate world and use the planet to undergo a startling transformation that has profound implications for an entire galaxy. Directed by Richard Mans.
    ARMADINGEN - Germany
    Walter lives with his wife Helga on an isolated farm in northern Germany. The marriage has grown cold over the years, their love having been long since replaced by routine. One late summer morning, Walter hears on his tractor radio news of an enormous asteroid hurtling towards the earth. All attempts to prevent impact are futile. Mankind will be annihilated in sixteen hours. Suddenly facing his own mortality, Walter finds himself contemplating the love for his wife he had all but forgotten. He decides to hide the news of the end of the world from her. Tormented by his dishonesty, Walter struggles to restore his marriage by giving Helga the best possible last day on earth. Written and directed by Philipp Kassbohrer. Principal cast: Gernot Hertel and Karin Graf.
    duration 27:52   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#609H] Stockholm Sweden's capital, confident and self-assured, glitters with souvenirs from the day when it ruled as a superpower. From pondering gilded royal staterooms to sampling gourmet reindeer and sipping vodka in an ice bar, we experience the city's cultural highlights. Then we sail the archipelago for the prettiest island-hopping in northern Europe. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#705] Aachen, Germany During the 8th century, Charlemagne united all the Christian communities in northern Europe and centered his kingdom in the town of Aachen. The magnificent church that he built is still standing. Burt takes viewers on a tour of the city. We discover the strange legends of its ancient fountains, the reason the healing powers of its hot springs have been famous for over 2000 years, and what made it one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Europe. We also find out about Aachen's spice cookies and why the people buy over 45,000 tons of them each year. And, of course, Burt introduces us to the signature foods of the city. duration 25:50   STEREO TVG
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