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KQED Life: Monday, December 23, 2013

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Monday, December 23, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#405H] Italy's Amalfi Coast Just south of Naples we'll experience the breath-taking Amalfi Coastline, the trendy resort of Positano, the limoncello charms of Sorrento, the ancient Greek temples at Paestum, and the iridescent Blue Grotto hidden beneath the enchanting isle of Capri. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1205H] Artcops As Burt visited the museums and galleries that are in his programs, he became aware of the extraordinary amount of great art that had been stolen --- over 6 billion dollars worth each year. This program will tell you about some of the works that are missing, why they are an important part of our history, and what you can do to help find them and earn millions of dollars in reward money. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Austin City Limits [#3714] Tom Waits Tom Waits performs in this classic episode from 1979. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Paul McCartney In Performance at the White House: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song [#1701H] Beatles invasion hits the White House! Never before had any of the Beatles come to the presidential mansion, but when Paul McCartney accepts the annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, it will be at the White House, with President Obama doing the honors. Sir Paul performs along with a sampling of the countless musicians and perfomers that were influenced by the most enduring pop genius of our time. duration 1:26:25   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Buddy Holly: Listen to Me On September 7, 2011 an intimate, fun, and unforgettable celebration of Buddy Holly's music and legacy took place at the Music Box in Los Angeles, a once-in-a-lifetime concert on what would have been Buddy Holly's 75th birthday. duration 58:23   SRND51 TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Chris Isaak Live! Beyond The Sun Chris Isaak performs his hits, as well as songs from his latest release "Beyond the Sun," from the ACL Live stage in Austin, Texas. Special guest Wanda Jackson. duration 59:02   SRND51 TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Big Mo: Bare Bones Big Mo has been playing the blues for 30 years originally starting in Germany and soon transitioning to America where he founded the Full Moon Band. In this show, taped in his home base of northern California, BIg Mo plays some of his favorite songs with help form his good friends Volker Strifler, Bob Littel, Mike Emmerson and Joe Craven. This show comes to you from his home base for the last 20 years, Northern California. Sit back and relax or stand up and dance! duration 26:46   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 [#125] Abs and Arms With Cat Rolls with leg Variations, Elbow Stances. duration 27:13   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1314] Somatosensory Work We rely on our somatosensory system for good balance and everyday functioning. Mary Ann helps viewers turn their awareness inward to work this system. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#611] Core & Hips Strengthen your core and slenderize hips. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1205H] Artcops As Burt visited the museums and galleries that are in his programs, he became aware of the extraordinary amount of great art that had been stolen --- over 6 billion dollars worth each year. This program will tell you about some of the works that are missing, why they are an important part of our history, and what you can do to help find them and earn millions of dollars in reward money. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#405H] Italy's Amalfi Coast Just south of Naples we'll experience the breath-taking Amalfi Coastline, the trendy resort of Positano, the limoncello charms of Sorrento, the ancient Greek temples at Paestum, and the iridescent Blue Grotto hidden beneath the enchanting isle of Capri. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#112] Amsterdam and the Netherlands The country of the Netherlands inspired the Dutch masters and became a powerhouse that conquered the sea. We bicycle to Amsterdam's great art museums to see the works of Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Then we climb to the attic where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis. Later, we prowl windmills and check out Amsterdam's infamous red-light district. Next stop is the Hague, home to the International Court of Justice. Finally, we peek at the delightful city of Delft where we learn techniques for making world-renowned china. Tips on riding trolleys and buying Delftware. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#409H] Fredericksburg, Texas It's time for barbecue, German beer tasting, fine wine sampling and guitar pickin' when Joseph explores Fredericksburg, Texas. Located midway between Austin and San Antonio in beautiful Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg offers visitors hundreds of bed and breakfasts, scores of dining establishments, historic attractions, varied activities and a deep-rooted German heritage. From tracing its Germanic roots and climbing Enchanted Rock to sipping some local brews and getting down-home with some Texas Roots Music, Joseph enjoys a taste of Germany, a heap of nature and a whole lot of Texas. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Pati's Mexican Table [#101H] Quesadillas Quesadillas - the perfect marriage of heaven and earth, where the basic, simple tortilla meets the ecstasy of cheese. If you can find the right cheese, that is. So, where do you find great Mexican cheeses in the US? If you can't find queso Oaxaca or manchego, what can you use instead? What about Monterey Jack or cheddar as a substitute? Would it shock you to know that you don't technically need to stuff cheese inside for it to qualify as an authentic Mexican quesadilla? This episode looks at Mexican quesadillas prepared three completely different ways, including: Sincronizadas with Flour Tortillas, Oaxaca-style Mushroom Quesadillas, Plantain and Refried Bean Quesadillas, Guajillo Chile Salsa. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#211] Phyllo Fun Chef Keller reveals how store-bought phyllo dough can be a secret weapon for home cooks who are looking for fast and elegant recipes. He uses it to create delicious appetizers and a mouth-watering fruit dessert. Recipes: Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo with Mushrooms, Spinach, Pine Nuts & Bacon, Pineapple & Dried Cherry Phyllo Packages with Rum Creme Anglaise. duration 27:05   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#301] Martha Stewart, Part 1 of 2 Martha Stewart, a magazine editor, star of her own television show and author of the popular "Weddings" book joins Julia to bake one grand and glorious three-tiered wedding cake. Martha prepares the batter and bakes each layer in graduated diamond-shaped cake forms. While the cake bakes, and then chills, Martha creates a variety of delicately realistic and delicious marzipan fruits, right down to the little stems and leaves. She also makes and chills enough vanilla rum buttercream to ice the entire cake. duration 24:47   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2306] Give Me Scallops!/Dammi Cappesante! Seafood Master Chef Jasper White weighs anchor in the Ciao Italia kitchen and delivers Mary Ann the biggest scallops ever seen to create his famous Jumbo Sea Scallops in Their Shells. Not to be outdone by Jasper's ocean-inspired creativity, Mary Ann brings the garden to the sea to create her equally famous Scallops with Spinach. duration 26:43   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1209H] Garden & Home Alternatives P. Allen Smith shares tips on do-it-yourself projects at home and in the garden using broken terra cotta saucers, how to turn bulbs into party favors for guests, and using recycled Christmas lights and home fixtures to light a garden path. Allen showcases plants that make great screens for unwanted views and excellent ground covers at Moss Mountain, makes a trip to a special eco garden in Kansas City, Missouri, and shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge. duration 25:54   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    b organic with Michele Beschen [#105] Old School Ideas for Today This show is a mixed bag of oldies but goodies. Michele Beschen will show you it's all in the jar when it comes to sensible storage ideas along with how to turn those old jars into beautiful flower frogs. The timeless task of quilting gets invigorated with a quick, easy way to make use of those fabric scraps. See how composting can take a big bite out of the amount of garbage you haul to the curb, and then throw the kettle on because you'll also learn natural remedies for pesky outdoor annoyances that are friendly to the environment and your wallet. duration 27:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#411H] Pub Table This week on Rough Cut, we'll be building a versatile draw leaf table and show you the secret that allows good leaves to appear and disappear whenever you need them. Lending a hand in the shop is a special guest Eli Cleveland, Rough Cut's technical advisor. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting [#2109] Checkboxes Marianne and Mary show how to make album cross blocks in two sizes. Marianne and Mary will demo using a special tool to trim block corners. They will also share how stepping out of your comfort zone when choosing fabrics can change the look of your quilt. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Quilting Arts [#1209] Functional Quilting We all love to quilt - but not every piece belongs on the wall. It's fun to include quilting in the items we use every day. Debbie Grifka start out with a triangular shaped carry all pouch - perfect for carrying makeup and it features piping. Then, see what Iliana McGrath does with die cut fabric in a segment taped on location. Decorate your baby's room with a total ensemble created in a very short time. Last is Linda McLaughlin with an exercise in daily hand stitching. Learn why she has this routine and how she sets herself up to succeed. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1112H] Street Foods From Osaka to Tokyo, street food is everywhere on the road in Japan. From yakitori to fresh crab, pork offal to takoyaki - Host Ming Tsai experiences some of the best of the day and nighttime street foods that both Osaka and Tokyo have to offer, this week on Simply Ming. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen [#303] Crepes; Spinach Cannelloni; Crepes with Ricotta. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#110H] Braising Braising is a busy cook's best friend, and here's why: with little hands-on time and no special equipment, this "low-and-slow" method produces hearty, consistently flavorful main courses and side dishes that belie their ease. It's also a great way to cook lean, inexpensive cuts of meat. Martha shows you which cuts are ideal for braising and the best ways to cook them, sharing recipes for classic pot roast, braised cabbage with apples and pulled pork sandwiches. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#112H] Crostini to Parmigiana Join Lidia as she makes a quick and easy Tomato and Ricotta Crostini. A Tuna Salad with Boiled Zucchini, and take comfort with Eggplant and Rice Parmigiana. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home [#118] Comfort Food: Poached Chicken, Chicken Pot Pie and Apple Tart Dessert Julia and Jacques show how simple it is to poach a chicken with vegetables, mushrooms and a little white wine, and then take that poaching liquid and use it with the leftover poached chicken for a flaky crusted chicken pot pie. The same simple pastry Julia makes for the pot pie is perfect base for a rustic apple and dried fruit tart. Bon Appetit. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#107H] Economical Offal Pork Liver Pate; Roast Sausage With Potatoes; Braised Sweetbreads In Mirepoix; Braised Tongue With Lentils. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#201H] Italian Flavor Or Slow Food, Italian Style Joanne loves Italian flavors. She prepares a Spinach and Fennel Salad enhanced with Prosciutto di San Daniele. Then, hungry for a little comfort food, she creates a hearty Tuscan Pot Roast with her student Cheryl and shows her the secret to the perfect creamy polenta. Recipes: Spinach and Fennel Salad with Prosciutto di San Daniele, Tuscan Pot Roast, Creamy Polenta with Grana Padano. Student: Cheryl Kovelchik. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen [#502H] Breakfast Breads Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Morning Buns. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of pancake mix. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for muffin tins. And finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows Chris how to make Morning Glory Muffins right at home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw Tony Award-winning tenor Alfie Boe and journalist/author Tom Brokaw join the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir in a holiday concert performance. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    National Christmas Tree Lighting 2013 This special promises to include appearances and performances by some of the most recognizable names in entertainment. The evening's festivities will be capped off with the ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree, which is traditionally handled by the President and First Family. duration 58:00   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:00 pm
    A Grand Mercer Christmas Taped in Macon, Georgia's historic Grand Opera House, this program features students and faculty from Mercer's Townsend School of Music and its internationally renowned Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. It includes classical Christmas selections and showcases exclusive new arrangements by noted Boston Pops arranger Randol Bass and Grammy Award-winner Matt Catingub. The 45-voice Mercer Singers, conducted by Dr. Stanley Roberts, and the McDuffie Center for Strings Ensemble are complemented with selections performed by Macon native, Grammy nominee and program host Robert McDuffie, as well as the McDuffie Center's Director, former Oregon Symphony Concertmaster Amy Schwartz Moretti. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Christmas In Norway with the St. Olaf Choir This Christmas special was filmed in Trondheim, Norway's magnificent Nidaros Dom cathedral, one of the oldest Gothic cathedrals in the world. Featured performers include the renowned voices of the St. Olaf Choir, the premier mixed voice choral ensemble from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, conducted by Anton Armstrong and Jentekor, the girl choir of Nidaros conducted by Anita Brevik. The program showcases the rich choral music traditions of two countries, presenting traditional Christmas hymns and carols in both Norwegian and English as well as accompaniment by a string quartet, piano, organ and Hardanger Fiddle, a traditional Norwegian instrument. The St. Olaf Choir, the pioneer a cappella choir in the U.S., has a long standing relationship with Norway, dating back to 1874 when St. Olaf College was founded by a group of Norwegian-American pastors. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Christmas on the Danube This true holiday treat will fill your senses with warmth, touch your heart, and provide your mind with geography and history, as well. Traveling the majestic Danube river as it passes through stunning European landscape, history and culture, Christmas on the Danube visits theses cities along the Danube, which are particularly spectacular at Christmas. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#112] Amsterdam and the Netherlands The country of the Netherlands inspired the Dutch masters and became a powerhouse that conquered the sea. We bicycle to Amsterdam's great art museums to see the works of Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Then we climb to the attic where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis. Later, we prowl windmills and check out Amsterdam's infamous red-light district. Next stop is the Hague, home to the International Court of Justice. Finally, we peek at the delightful city of Delft where we learn techniques for making world-renowned china. Tips on riding trolleys and buying Delftware. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#406H] Milan and Lake Como No trip to Italy is complete without Milan and Lake Como. In Milan we'll take a peek at Italy's highest fashion, fanciest delis, grandest cemetery and greatest opera house - not to mention Leonardo's Last Supper. Then we'll cruise along Lake Como, settling down in the lakeside village of Varenna, classic honeymoon country, where Italy meets the Alps. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1206H] The Great Rivers of Europe: Nuremberg to Linz Burt starts off in Nuremberg with visits to the 900 year old Imperial Castle, the open farmers' market and his favorite spice cookie shop. Then he sails to Regensburg to visit the remains of an ancient Roman fort. Next he cruises through the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey where the Benedictine monks have been brewing one of Europe's great beers since 1050. In Linz, we learn about the Linzertorte and see the world's largest church organ. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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