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KQED Life: Monday, December 16, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Monday, December 16, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Conversation with Michael Krasny The host of KQED Public Radio's "Forum" sits down with Dave Iverson to discuss his career and share some of his favorite stories. duration 24:01   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Blenko Glass: Behind The Scenes Journey to the hills of Milton, West Virginia, into the heat of Blenko Glassworks and see first-hand how Blenko handmade glass is created, from start to finish. Each step in the Blenko glass-making process is accomplished by human hand, eyes, and he arts, not by impersonal machines. duration 1:29:30   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Casting Call to Curtain Call "Casting Call to Curtain Call" documents every step of the process as the Omaha Community Playhouse performs A Christmas Carol. From the nerve-wracking auditions to the demanding 6-week rehearsal schedule, it's a nightly blend of laughter and struggle in preparation for opening night. It's a revelation for those who have never seen behind the curtain at a theatre production. duration 56:40   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Christmas Carol: Theater of the Mind Journey back to the beloved Charles Dickens' tale of Scrooge and the lessons learned by a lonely, forlorn old curmudgeon all presented with live sound effects like a classic radio-style drama the all-new "A Christmas Carol". duration 58:47   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Sunshine by the Stars: Celebrating Louisiana Music Music is one of those things that defines us and virtually every great community in America has a song that becomes its anthem -- "New York, New York," "Sweet Home Chicago," "Georgia On My Mind," "Deep in the Heart of Texas," -- but not all of them mention the city or state by name - some reflect a special state of mind. "You Are My Sunshine" is the song in Louisiana that ties a rich musical history and diverse culture together. Harry Connick, Jr. takes us on a musical journey of Louisiana music through the lyrics of this classic song. Some of the featured artists in this 60-minute HD-special are: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Lee Lewis performing at his house in Memphis, Blues legend Buddy Guy playing at his club in Chicago, Cajun singer/songwriter Zachary Richard singing in French at this house in Acadiana, the Rebirth Brass Band marching through the Lafayette Cemetery No. 2, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue performing on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, country star Tim McGraw leading his audience in a spirited rendition of the song at his concert at the New Orleans Arena, a gospel version by The Zion Harmonizers at the St. James AME Church in New Orleans, Mickey Gilley at his theater in Branson, Irma Thomas, Buckwheat Zydeco and Grammy winners Wynton and Branford Marsalis joined with their dad Ellis and brother Jason for a unique jazz version. Harry Connick, Jr. closes the show with his band second-lining through the French Quarter. This one-hour HD music special is a perfect program for PBS stations around the country as a part of their holiday program schedule! duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 5:00 am
    All-Star Orchestra [#101H] Music for the Theatre Igor Stravinsky: Suite from the Firebird; Maurice Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2; Bright Sheng: Prelude to Black Swan.
    The legendary impresario Serge Diaghilev of Les Ballet Russes commissioned from Stravinsky and Ravel some of the greatest music for the ballet. His influence stretched from St. Petersburg to Paris to the New York City Ballet, founded by Diaghilev's collaborator Georges Balanchine. Former NYCB Composer in Residence Bright Sheng captures the beauty of the dance with his Prelude to Black Swan.
    duration 56:47   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#218] Sit Awhile In an Imaginary Chair, that is! You'll feel your thighs strengthening by the second. Camel Pose will stretch your body inside and out from knees to chin. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#109] 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 [#110] 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 [#120] Core - Abs/Back - Version Two With Forward Fold, Revolved Triangle, Shalabasana, and others. duration 25:42   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1309] Better Balance Good balance begins with proper spinal alignment, strong core muscles and bringing awareness to our center of gravity while weight shifting. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#606] Full Body Workout Lose inches off your body. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 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
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#313H] Sevilla Sevilla is the flamboyant city of Carmen and Don Juan. It's where bullfighting is still politically correct and where little girls dream of growing up to become flamenco dancers. Sevilla has soul-and we feel it in its lacy Moorish palace, massive cathedral, lavish royal tombs, labyrinthine Jewish quarter, and its people-filled streets. After munching tasty tapas, we head south for Andalusia's ultimate whitewashed hilltown, Arcos de la Frontera. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#107] Provence Sun, olive trees and cicadas - we're in the heart of France. With our base in the sleepy town of St. Remy, we make forays into the villages, countryside and cities of Provence. Driving tours of the Alpilles and Luberon regions take us to the red rock village of Rousillion, the lavender ensconced Abbey of Senanque, and the picture perfect village of Eygalieres. We also take in the delights of Provence's cities, Arles, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. We end our adventures with a dip in the Mediterranean at the seaside village of Cassis. Tips on how to rent a vacation home in France and enjoying the many summer festivals. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#404H] Swiss Roots Joseph joins his producer and wife, Julie, on her search for her Swiss roots in and around Lucerne, Switzerland. Their hunt takes Travelscope atop Mount Pilatus where they scale the local peaks, try their hand at cheese making and then travel across Lake Lucerne to historic alp horn and handoergeli (Swiss accordion) shops in the village of Schwyz. In Ebikon and Koelliken Julie takes a walk in her grandparents' footsteps and shares a glass of local wine and a pot of fondue with her long-lost and newly-met Swiss relatives. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#911H] Chocolate & Coffee from Bean to Cup In Mexico, it is just as common to start your day with a cup of steaming hot chocolate as it is with coffee. Little wonder, when the chocolate is made from freshly roasted cacao beans and seasoned with cinnamon and a touch of sugar. Rick takes us to world-renowned Mayordomo near the main market in Oaxaca and to Seasons of My Heart Cooking School to see the process from two perspectives. For the best cup of coffee ever, Rick takes a day trip to Finca Las Nieves Coffee Plantation where the owners are passionate in their pursuit. Set in almost a thousand acres of the Oaxacan cloud forest, we see organic altura coffee from the bean to the cup. In Chicago, Rick creates an Oaxacan-style tres leches cake with coffee and chocolate. Now we're wide awake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#206] Mad About Apples Chef Keller demonstrates delicious, apple-adorned recipes, starting with tantalizing pork chops smothered in an apple brandy sauce and finishing with an acclaimed family recipe straight from his father's patisserie in France. Recipes: Pork Chop with Sauteed Apples and Calvados Sauce; Henriis Apple Meringue Pie. duration 27:58   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#209] Leslie Mackie Chef Julia Child observes as pastry chef and owner of Seattle's Macrina Bakery Leslie Mackie bakes an assortment of tarts and pies. First, Leslie demonstrates how to make the classic pie dough that will form the base of these desserts; some of the dough is used raw, while other crusts are pre-baked in order to avoid a soggy crust. This dough can be frozen for up to a month. Once the shells are prepared, she creates a classic French apple tart, a berry yogurt tart, and a blueberry nectarine tart garnished with chopped almonds. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2301] Fresh Fruit, So Good/La Frutta Fresca, Buonissima Yogurt never had it so good as when Mary Ann marries it with drippy, glazy apricots. Then it's on to Pears swimming in an exquisite Marsala sauce. At a loss for what to do with that summer watermelon? Find out what happy surprise happens when you pair it up with feta cheese. It's a fruit free for all, and you're invited! duration 26:41   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1204H] Intriguing Interiors P. Allen Smith is keeping us indoors to talk about interior design with the help of a few friends. Plus, we get a little history lesson from Allen on how the sleeping porch became so popular. On the road, Allen tours the award winning Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge. duration 27:36   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#101] Sticks and Stones Everything you need to decorate, to build, to play, and to relax is right outside your door. Sticks and stones are the humblest of materials, yet so versatile and plentiful. Michele Beschen shares clever ways to create organic tabletop decor with unique branch arrangements. Learn how to create a do it yourself game board and playful ways to use nature's finds. See the simplicity in taking just the right ranch and turning it into a one of a kind rustic side table and a no fuss water feature that enables you to use stones to your relaxing advantage. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#410H] Chairs X 2 This week on Rough Cut, we show the advantages to mass production by building a chair and then showing how we can duplicate their chair to make a set of four or six. It's easier than you think! duration 27:30   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting [#2108] Flower Power Sewing educator Judy Hansen shares with Marianne how to use fusible web successfully. Judy will also demonstrate how to make a paper pieced crazy block and how to join blocks in a diagonal set. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Quilting Arts [#1208] Mixed Media Contemporary quilting is hard to define - it's as varied as the artist and their choice of medium. First, Judy Coates Perez has a stitched metal project with alcohol based inks. Then, Heather Jones shares a totally different approach as chunky hand stitching takes center stage on her pillow. Finally, Debbie Grifka demonstrates her style for functional quilting. Make sure your sunglasses survive the summer with a protective cover! duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1111H] Wakiya - Ramen Nothing says Japan like Ramen noodles - this episode of Simply Ming brings Chef Ming Tsai on the road to the Instant Ramen Museum in Osaka, Japan. Ming also learns the secrets of cooking Ramen from famous Japanese Chef Yuji Wakiya. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#411] Veal Stew with Sausages; Veal Meatballs with Sauce "Emiliana". duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#107H] Dressing and Emulsions Homemade dressings far outshine any store-bought varieties, and Martha will show you how easy it is to make your own. She starts the lesson with a delicious shallot vinaigrette prepared two ways: whisked directly in the bottom of a salad bowl and shaken in a small jar. She also makes a creamy blue cheese dressing - just the thing for drizzling onto a wedge of iceberg lettuce. And you can make your own mayonnaise, too. Follow Martha's step-by-step instructions, then use it to prepare the most delectable BLT. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#111H] Just for the Halibut Lidia prepares Halibut Baked with Mushrooms in a lemon and white wine sauce, Savory Stuffed Peppers with capers and anchovies, and deliciously golden Anise Cookies for dessert. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home [#117] Charcuterie: Sausage and Pate Julia & Jacques demonstrate recipes for sausage and pate that are right out of the French countryside. Made from scratch sausage and lentil salad, country pate (2 ways), and, for a finale, a grand truffle infused sausage wrapped in fresh baked brioche (recipe also demonstrated). duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#105H] Fine Finishes Cheesecake With Apricot-Blueberry Sauce; Flan A La Vanille With Caramel-Cognac Sauce; Chocolate Mousse; Bread And Butter Pudding. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#124H] Market to Table Joanne's day begins at the farmer's market and she shows us a fresh sugar snap pea soup. Then she works with her student Kyle to perfect his pasta techniques making a fresh fettuccine with asparagus, prosciutto, and lemon creme fraiche. Recipes: Sugar Snap Pea Soup with Mint and Meyer Lemon Oil and Fresh Fettuccine with Asparagus Ribbons and Lemon Creme Fraiche. Student: Kyle Khasigian, Financial Associate. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#501H] Hearty Autumn Dinner Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Smothered Pork Chops. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of breakfast sausage. Next, Chris answers questions from viewers. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to perfect Apple Fritters. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Natalie Cole and David McCullough Natalie Cole and David McCullough join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for the annual Christmas concert from Salt Lake City. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Silent Night This opera recounts the true story of the World War I Christmas Eve truce. For one magical evening on December 24, 1914, French, German and British soldiers laid down their arms and joined in a spontaneous celebration reflecting the peace, fellowship and humanity of the season. Based on the Academy Award-nominated film Joyeux Noel, this two-act production was commissioned by the Minnesota Opera and premiered in November 2012 to national acclaim, including a Pulitzer Prize for Music for composer Kevin Puts. With a libretto by Mark Campbell, "Silent Night" is sung in French, English, German, Italian and Latin with English subtitles. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 10:00 pm
    All-Star Orchestra [#101H] Music for the Theatre Igor Stravinsky: Suite from the Firebird; Maurice Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2; Bright Sheng: Prelude to Black Swan.
    The legendary impresario Serge Diaghilev of Les Ballet Russes commissioned from Stravinsky and Ravel some of the greatest music for the ballet. His influence stretched from St. Petersburg to Paris to the New York City Ballet, founded by Diaghilev's collaborator Georges Balanchine. Former NYCB Composer in Residence Bright Sheng captures the beauty of the dance with his Prelude to Black Swan.
    duration 56:47   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#404H] Swiss Roots Joseph joins his producer and wife, Julie, on her search for her Swiss roots in and around Lucerne, Switzerland. Their hunt takes Travelscope atop Mount Pilatus where they scale the local peaks, try their hand at cheese making and then travel across Lake Lucerne to historic alp horn and handoergeli (Swiss accordion) shops in the village of Schwyz. In Ebikon and Koelliken Julie takes a walk in her grandparents' footsteps and shares a glass of local wine and a pot of fondue with her long-lost and newly-met Swiss relatives. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#107] Provence Sun, olive trees and cicadas - we're in the heart of France. With our base in the sleepy town of St. Remy, we make forays into the villages, countryside and cities of Provence. Driving tours of the Alpilles and Luberon regions take us to the red rock village of Rousillion, the lavender ensconced Abbey of Senanque, and the picture perfect village of Eygalieres. We also take in the delights of Provence's cities, Arles, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. We end our adventures with a dip in the Mediterranean at the seaside village of Cassis. Tips on how to rent a vacation home in France and enjoying the many summer festivals. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#401(] England's Bath & York Medieval York and Georgian Bath - easy side-trips from London - pack an exciting pair of sightseeing punches. Rick explores Roman hot springs, cruises quiet canals, marvels at England's finest Gothic church and gets a surprising dose of Viking history as he enjoys England's easy urban delights. duration 25:01   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1201H] Atlantic Crossing In 1911, Burt's grandmother and her one-year old daughter, Burt's mother, boarded a ship in Hamburg, Germany and immigrated to the United States. To mark this anniversary, Burt and his family sailed back to Europe on Cunard's Queen Mary -- same route, different accommodations. This program covers the history of transatlantic passenger ships and introduces you to what it is like today. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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