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KQED Life: Saturday, December 14, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, December 14, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#309H] French Riviera: Uniquely Chic A longtime favorite escape of Europe's elite, the Riviera coastline still sparkles with yachts. We follow in the footsteps of 19th century aristocrats along Monaco's harbor and Nice's promenade des Anglais. Then we visit the picturesque, artist hangouts of Chagall, Matisse and Picasso. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1302H] Florence, Italy Burt, travel expert Steve Perillo and Burt's youngest son Nicholas, spend a week in Florence, learning how to buy gloves that fit properly, who makes the finest jewelry boxes, and the art of coloring marbled paper. They visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and discover why Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, and Julia Roberts wore his shoes in their movies. They find out how product placement influenced the artworks of the Renaissance and tour the great tourist attractions of the city. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Nature [#3002H] Magic of the Snowy Owl This episode explores the world of the snowy owl, a bird recently made popular by Hedwig, Harry Potter's faithful companion. Turning fantasy into reality, "Magic of the Snowy Owl" takes an intimate look at how these majestic birds survive in one of the most isolated and inhospitable places on the planet. Noted wildlife filmmaker Fergus Beeley ("Jungle Eagle") takes viewers deep into the "snowy's" tundra home on the North Slope of Alaska to observe the daily struggles involved in raising a family of helpless chicks until they are able to fly. Viewers will discover that these strikingly beautiful Arctic owls - essentially eagles, falcons and owls rolled into one - have a magic of their own. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#3915H] Ultimate Mars Challenge It could be NASA's last chance to set wheels down on Mars until the end of the decade: in August 2012, a rover named Curiosity touched down inside Mars' Gale Crater, carrying 10 new instruments that advanced the quest for signs that Mars might have once been suitable for life. But Curiosity's mission is risky. After parachuting through the Martian atmosphere at twice the speed of sound, Curiosity is gently lowered to the planet's surface by a "sky crane." This first-of-its-kind system has been tested on Earth, but will it work on Mars?
    With inside access to the massive team of scientists and engineers responsible for Curiosity's on-the-ground experiments, Nova is there for the exhilarating moments after Curiosity's landing - and for the spectacular discoveries to come. But no rover does it alone: Curiosity is joining a team that includes the Mars Odyssey, Express and Reconnaissance orbiters, along with the tireless Opportunity rover. As we reveal the dynamic new picture of Mars that these explorers are painting, we discover the questions raised by 40 years of roving Mars: How do we define life? How does life begin and what does it need to survive? Are we alone in the universe?
    duration 54:56   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Extreme By Design At a time of unprecedented global challenges, the under-30 "millennial" generation has every reason to be disengaged. Yet plenty of millennials are engaged. Call it the empathy revolution. This program brings this revolution to life by following three Stanford University students as they design and build products to meet basic needs of the world's poor. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Israel: Facing The Future BBC journalist John Ware journeys to Israel for a fresh look at how it has responded to the changes sweeping the region in the wake of the Arab Spring. He meets Israelis from all walks of life to go beyond the news cliches and analyze what is next for the world's only Jewish state as both the religious and the secular battle over its future. duration 51:24   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#403H] Tasmania, Australia Joseph continues his Aussie adventure in Australia's island state -- Tasmania. From the capital of Hobart and its harbor, markets and elegant neighborhoods he heads out across the state and traces Tasmania's convict origins in the prisons of Port Arthur, hikes Cradle Mountain National Park, rides out the ups and downs of a fast paced eco-cruise along Tasman National Park's spectacular coastline and meets the devil -- the Tasmanian Devil, that is. Along the way he samples the best of the local food and wine and gets to know Tasmania's colorful and multi-cultural inhabitants. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#106] Hill Towns of Tuscany and Umbria Castles, vineyards, walled cities and a fierce medieval rivalry that lingers today - we're out for an adventure in the Italian hill towns. Our base is dramatic Siena, home of the intensely competitive Palio horse race. From Siena we explore the multi-towered town of San Gimignano, watch grapes being harvested at a winery and drop in on the cheese festival in Pienza. Then south to Rudy's secret pick - the haunting hill towns of Pitigliano and Sovana. In Umbria we discover Etruscan tombs, visit the home of St. Francis of Assisi and pick up some pottery in quaint Gubbio. Tips on driving through the maze-like streets of a hill town and finding a place to stay. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#215] Salute to the Sun Salute the Sun slowly or quickly, easy version or regular. Wai Lana shows you how to breathe for maximum benefit. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#99] 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 [#100] 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 [#115] Twists/Spine With Marichyasana C, Crescent / Anjanyasana, Jathara Parivartanasana, and others. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1304] Strong Back Strong Core Mary Ann combines a variety of exercises to emphasize the importance of strong core muscles and their role in maintaining back health. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#601] Arms & Posture Sculpt your arms and improve your posture. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3315H] '13 Nissan Nismo Juke * Two Wheelin': Current Motors Super Scooter * Goss: Oil Filters 33-005 * Quick Spin: '14 AMG's * Mini Winnie * Tokyo Motor Show * Ferrari F12 Berlinetta duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2720] Creekside Home Surfaces Discover ways to cover floors, walls and ceilings as the new home project continues. duration 25:15   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3302H] Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013/Drastic Measures Norm tours the Bay Head, New Jersey, revetment project with Thacher Brown; the Bay Head house is raised from the second floor structure. Kevin finds Carlos amid some setbacks trying to get the Point Pleasant house off the ground, and Richard helps Rita say goodbye to her Manasquan house before it's torn down. Norm gets a lesson on FEMA zones and foundations from structural engineer Pat Cronin. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1202H] Building A Garden Bed In New Mexico/Repairing A Leaky Toliet Roger builds a garden bed for chili pepper plants in New Mexico. Richard repairs a leaky toilet with a worn-out flange. And the guys ask, "What is it?" duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#409H] Baseball Bat Bed This episode of Rough Cut features Tommy's all-time favorite project - a baseball bat bed that's perfect for any kids room. For our Rough Cut Road Trip, we're heading to Fall River, Massachusetts to the Axis Bat Factory, to see what really goes into making a major league baseball bat. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    American Woodshop [#1911] Post and Beam Joinery This garden gate is the perfect focal point. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#711] 5 Cool Tools The editors of Woodsmith show you how to get more out of the tools, jigs, and accessories they use every day. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#3309] GS is all about finding and presenting interesting and unique gardens and garden ideas. The lessons learned are often helpful no matter where we live. And this show reinforces that mandate. We enjoyed producing this show and hope you'll enjoy watching. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3205Z] Cool:Create A Garden That's Cool Explore a private garden in Beverly Hills with host Jamie Durie and see some fantastic pool-side landscaping. Grow a garden that incorporates cool colors into perennial borders. Pick the best plants for winter interest with gardening correspondent Paul Epsom's favorites. Refresh your day with an appetizing recipe for a cool soup demonstrated by chef Michel Nischan. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#113H] Crazy for Berries Allen visits a you-pick-em strawberry operation and then demonstrates how to put them to use in the kitchen to make refreshing strawberry lemonade. We'll also hear a short history lesson on the "Indian Series" of blackberries and how they were developed and get ideas for using blueberries in your landscaping. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#417H] Restaurant Farms (GA, WA, CA) Lush, green plants that need little water, stay green all year long and never have to be fertilized? What more could you want, especially after we show you how. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#914H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#312H] Madhya Pradesh, India - The Heart of India Joseph begins his adventure in India's capital, Delhi, and then makes a pilgrimage to the ancient Hindu and Jain temples of Khajuraho with their erotic life-affirming 1,000-year-old carvings. His journey of discovery draws him from rural villages to palace ruins. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#203] Mali: Sahel to the Sahara It is a fabled land of sand, salt and nomads. But Mali is more than the Sahara; it is a place where the Niger River flows past some of Africa's most unique tribal and architectural wonders. In episode three, Art Wolfe follows the river road to the camouflaged villages of the cliff-dwelling Dogon people; floats downriver to Djenne's fantastic mud mosque; heads into the desert with nomadic Tuaregs; and finally travels on to Timbuktu where he meets up with a camel caravan. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1203H] The Great Rivers of Europe: Cologne to Zell Burt sails along the Rhine from Cologne to Rudesheim where he visits a museum dedicated to mechanical musical instruments. Along the way he passes the Lorelei Rock and explains the real story of how it got famous for luring ships into the rocks. Then he visits the city of Zell where the mayor and his band lead visitors in a parade through the streets of the town to a wine cellar underneath one of the government buildings. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#102] Rome Rudy is in the city where all roads lead - Roma. We begin in ancient Rome - the Forum, Palatine Hill, Colosseum, and Baths of Caracalla. Then we explore modern Roman life on the streets and in cafes, pizzerias and gelaterias. We detour to another country, Vatican City, then shop along the Corso and relax at the Piazza di Spagna. Rudy's pick for best city walks are a tour of the historic center and a stroll in shady Trastevere. Tips on getting around and places for tasty snacks. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#309H] French Riviera: Uniquely Chic A longtime favorite escape of Europe's elite, the Riviera coastline still sparkles with yachts. We follow in the footsteps of 19th century aristocrats along Monaco's harbor and Nice's promenade des Anglais. Then we visit the picturesque, artist hangouts of Chagall, Matisse and Picasso. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Journeys In Africa [#107] Kilwa: The Swahili King of the Indian Ocean This ancient ruined city, lost to history, was one of the most powerful in the world during its prime. The architectural sophistication and sheer size will amaze you. Then Bill heads out to the deep ocean for some big game fishing. Will he land the big one or return empty handed? duration 26:24   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#516] Favianna Rodriguez, Ben Levy and Julio Morales * Favianna Rodriguez is part of a tradition of Chicano graphic artists that dates back to the 60's. A 28-year-old self-taught artist, Rodriguez spent her teen years in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood attending free community art workshops. Spark watches as she creates silkscreen and offset posters and follows her to a Day Laborer's Conference to create dialogue around her latest work.
    * Though only 5 years old, LEVYdance has made a big splash in the SF dance community. The artistic director Ben Levy, a 29 year old UC Berkeley grad, was named one of the "Top 25 to watch" by Dance Magazine. Levy is choreographing a new work tentatively called "Patterns of Flight", based on the veiled past of his Iranian-Jewish parents. He's collaborating with composer Keeril Makan, couture designer Colleen Quen, and industrial furniture designer Rick Lee.
    * Laurie Antonioli is a singer and lyricist, and also a teacher. Last year she returned from a 4 year teaching stint near Vienna. Now heading the vocal department at Berkeley's Jazz School, Laurie is working with a new quartet to rehearse and record her collection of "new standards."
    * Artist and Curator Julio Morales explores the confluence of Mexican and US culture in his latest work at Galleria de la Raza. < /html>
    duration 28:26   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#221H] Bread Flip When Jacques finds a new bread at a local restaurant he cannot resist developing his own version. The result is the first dish on the show, Tibetan Flatbread. Cooked in a frying pan, Claudine holds her breath as Jacques flips the bread after seven minutes. Next, Jacques reveals that he doesn't throw out broccoli stems - in fact, the stems are his favorite part of the vegetable and a key ingredient in his Risotto with Broccoli Stems. Salmon Burgers on Baby Arugula follow before Jacques shows the versatility of citrus by candying the rind and cutting Grapefruit Supremes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#705H] All Spice, Sorella Di Zza's & Hillstone We follow the full-bodied aromas wafting around San Mateo to All Spice, a hidden gem serving tantalizing Indian fusion dishes. Next, Oakland's family friendly Sorella di Zza's cooks up authentic Italian recipes that owner Regina's Grandma used to make. Finally, we end the show just off San Francisco's Embarcadero at Hillstone where the food is plentiful and the service shines. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#108H] The Wailin' Jennys The Wailin' Jennys bring their brand of folk and contemporary roots music to Infinity Hall. Brought together in 2002 for what was supposed to be a one-time coffee house gig in Winnipeg, this award-winning trio soon found their irresistible chemistry and tight vocal harmonies were winning over audiences throughout North America and beyond. Comprised of Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody, and Heather Masse, The Wailin' Jennys have toured extensively since the release of their eponymously named first studio album in 2003. They've collaborating with a variety of artists and become a fixture as musical guests on public radio's A Prairie Home Companion. Steeped in classical music and art, The Wailin' Jennys have developed a style and sound all their own. With heavy use of acoustic instruments, the group's musical influences range from 70s rock to traditional Celtic folk tunes. Their complexities in style and musical offering only serve to distinguish them further from the rest of the music industry.Having won a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) in 2005 for their album, 40 Days, The Wailin' Jennys have continued to enjoy success, including their newest album, Bright Morning Stars, released to critical acclaim in the United States and Canada. duration 57:14   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3811H] Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes/tUnE-yArDs Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes and tUnE-yArDs bring experimental alt.pop to the ACL stage. The Zeroes support their LP Here, while tUnE-yArDs performs material from w h o k i l l. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Lady Vanishes: Masterpiece Mystery! A young socialite (newcomer Tuppence Middleton) suspects foul play when a young woman inexplicably disappears from a train, in a new adaptation of the classic thriller based on Ethel Lina White's 1936 novel The Wheel Spins. Also starring Keeley Hawes (Upstairs Downstairs) and Tom Hughes. duration 1:23:16   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4114H] Poirot XI: Three Act Tragedy Poirot visits his friend Sir Charles Cartwright (Martin Shaw), who hosts a cocktail party at his home where a local Reverend chokes to death. Murder seems impossible, but when a second guest dies under similar circumstances, the Belgian sleuth investigates further. Art Malik and Kate Ashfield co-star. duration 1:24:45   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#308H] Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine Provence, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun. We climb Roman ruins in Nimes, explore a papal palace in Avignon, and savor vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. Crossing acres of wispy vineyards, we explore the Cotes du Rhone and more wonders of the South of France. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1301H] Venice, Italy Burt is joined by travel expert, Steve Perillo for a tour of Venice, Italy. They take a water taxi through the canals, visit the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge's Palace and the Bell Tower. Burt and Steve stop in for coffee at one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, find out what's cooking in some of the best restaurants and discover the real story behind the founding of the city. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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