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KQED Life: Friday, January 3, 2014

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Friday, January 3, 2014
  • 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 [#1106] Taiwan - A Sense of Place - Part Three In 1869, Francis Galton, an English anthropologist argued that all talent was the result of heredity. No matter what the skill - from painting a great picture - to inventing a perfect recipe - it was always the result of the genes you received from your parents. Today, we know that he was smart, but wrong. What we are is the result of the interaction of our genes and our environment and our biology is continually altered by our environment. In these programs, Burt interviews a number of famous Taiwanese-Americans who grew up in traditional Taiwanese homes and immigrated to the United States, including an internet billionaire, a top Hollywood director, and a man who builds 6 million bicycles every year. Then, Burt travels to Taiwan to look at the key influences on their lives including one of Taiwan's most famous museums, a train that travels at over 150 miles an hour, big budget martial arts movies, a restaurant that presents dishes based on famous works of Chinese art, and one of the world's greatest choreographers. Burt tries to discover how the early life of these successful people affected the way they think now. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Great Performances [#3903H] From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2014 Great Performances continues the cherished tradition of ringing in the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein, under the baton of guest conductor Daniel Barenboim and featuring everyone's favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the beautiful dancing of the Vienna City Ballet. In addition to the Musikverein concert setting, the program features a picturesque range of Vienna landmarks. Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns as host. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    Great Performances [#3714H] Great Performances' 40th Anniversary Celebration In celebration of the series' 40th anniversary, GP hosts an all-star homecoming on the stage of the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Through performance and remembrance, a stellar roster of diverse alumni share their personal stories of what GP means to them as America's only ongoing primetime stage for all varieties of the performing arts. Julie Andrews, Audra McDonald, Don Henley, David Hyde Pierce, Josh Groban, Itzhak Perlman, New York City Ballet's Peter Martins, Patti Austin with Take 6, Met Opera star Elina Garanca and Michael Buble are among the guest stars gathering to applaud the four decades of performing arts that have been available to "viewers like you" across America. duration 1:25:59   SRND51 TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    William and Kate: Into The Future This program draws upon a number of new strands to create a comprehensive account of both William and Kate, providing a look at a wonderful partnership, and a memorable royal celebration. It includes interviews from key royal observers and friends. duration 48:54   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#504H] Switzerland - Scaling The Jungfrau Region Surrounded by Switzerland's mountain landscape, it's easy to see why the Swiss understand the value of nature. It is not a luxury reserved for a few, but a treasure shared by all. Joseph travels into the Grindelwald Valley to experience the grandeur of Switzerland's most typically-Swiss region - the Jungfrau. Constantly shadowed by the towering heights of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau peaks, all above 12, 000 feet, Joseph partakes of Swiss mountain culture at local street fairs and festivals. He gets to take part in a cheese-making demonstration and run with the goats through the streets of Wengen, a car-free mountain town. To get an up-close experience with the peaks he hikes to the Gleckstein, a mountain hut for climbers, and literally tops off his adventure with a train journey to the highest train station in Europe, the Jungfraujoch. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#207] Salzburg and the Lakes District In musical Salzburg, we focus on Austria's easy approach to life. We visit the city's grand cathedral, take a funicular up to Europe's greatest medieval fortress, and shop along fine Baroque streets reminiscent of Mozart's time. We visit the house where the young Amadeus was born and where he composed his first masterpiece. Investigating the sumptuous palaces of Salzburg's prince-archbishops, we discover some "secret" passions. Then we relax in Austria's woodsy "Sound of Music" land, the Salzkammergut Lakes District. We soar high into the mountains to tour magical ice caves and then stroll little spa towns where Europe's crowned heads once "took to the baths". Tip: Best bargain for seeing lots of sights in a short amount of time. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#714] Stand Strong Stand firm in a variety of standing poses, then end the session by tensing and releasing the various parts of your body, one by one, until you are utterly relaxed. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#7] 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 [#8] 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 [#203] duration 27:13   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1103] duration 27:41   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#801Z] Stretch All 600 Muscles duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1106] Taiwan - A Sense of Place - Part Three In 1869, Francis Galton, an English anthropologist argued that all talent was the result of heredity. No matter what the skill - from painting a great picture - to inventing a perfect recipe - it was always the result of the genes you received from your parents. Today, we know that he was smart, but wrong. What we are is the result of the interaction of our genes and our environment and our biology is continually altered by our environment. In these programs, Burt interviews a number of famous Taiwanese-Americans who grew up in traditional Taiwanese homes and immigrated to the United States, including an internet billionaire, a top Hollywood director, and a man who builds 6 million bicycles every year. Then, Burt travels to Taiwan to look at the key influences on their lives including one of Taiwan's most famous museums, a train that travels at over 150 miles an hour, big budget martial arts movies, a restaurant that presents dishes based on famous works of Chinese art, and one of the world's greatest choreographers. Burt tries to discover how the early life of these successful people affected the way they think now. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 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
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#208] Vienna and the Danube Hapsburg palaces, coffee houses, Strauss waltzes...all are symbolic of Vienna. Visiting elegant Schoenbrunn Palace, riding in carriages, sampling luscious apple strudel and listening to Mozart concerts, we see that Austria's capital still lives its elegant, proud past. We get a behind-the-scenes peek at how exquisite china is made at Augarten, Europe's second oldest porcelain manufacturer. For a change from urban to countryside, we cruise down the Danube past vineyards and castles, stop at the dazzling Melk Abbey, and sample " new" wines-unique young varieties special to this part of the world. Tip: Where to experience Vienna's hot new art scene. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#505H] Guatemala's Semana Santa - Easter Week Throughout Guatemala, Easter Week (Semana Santa) is celebrated as the most significant and festive season on every religious and social calendar. Joseph travels to Guatemala City, Antiqua and Lago de Atitlan and discovers that while the observance is rich in Roman Catholic ceremony and tradition, at the same time it leaves room for the popular devotion and beliefs of the indigenous Mayan culture. In addition, the communal creation of hundreds of beautiful alfombras -- flower-strewn, multi-colored "carpets" -- that line the streets in front of the religious processions is something to behold. The pomp, color, emotion and devout expression all combine to create an once-in-a-lifetime travel experience. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Christina [#102] Time to Get Happy Not much makes us as happy as food, but can indulgences that tickle our fancy be healthy for us? With luscious cuisine as our inspiration, it surely can, especially when quinoa and tempeh are on the menu. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#220] Curry Favorites What used to be an exotic spice has gone mainstream as people fall in love with its flavor and versatility. Chef Keller demonstrates how to make a curry spice blend from scratch and then makes two great recipes, all enhanced by the flavors of this remarkable spice. Recipes: Oven-Roasted Curried Pork Loin on Green Lentils with Sauteed Apples; Veggie Curry Burger. duration 28:16   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Baking with Julia [#310] Markus Farbinger Master chef at The Culinary Institute of America, NY, Markus Farbinger teaches Julia Child how to create a special Viennese pastry treat, a poppy seed torte. duration 24:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2315] Sandwiches for Little Easter/Panini Per Pasquetta Mary Ann travels to Boston's Tutto Italiano Italian Specialty store, where the Locilento family prepares a variety of foods to celebrate the day after Easter. Back in the bakery, Emilio bakes the crunchy Panini for sandwiches, in the kitchen Angelo makes his classic frittata sandwich, while out front Mary Ann and Marilena make all sorts of fabulous sandwiches for the hungry customers, including Boston's Mayor Tom Menino, who stops by for his favorite Little Easter sandwich. duration 27:02   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#313H] Reservations for Two Most cookbook recipes have serving sizes for four or more people. But there are a lot of two-family households out there. Allen shares tips on downsizing a recipe to serve two and also advises about gardening for two. Plus, we'll learn how to prepare a couple of tasty dishes for a romantic dinner. duration 26:20   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    EcoSense for Living [#105] Environmental Body Makeover In this episode, we explore makeovers that matter: getting rid of toxins in and on our bodies. Bestselling author, Dr. Andrew Weil, tells us how to keep healthy by making smart diet & nutrition choices and knowing what food labels really say. Director of Environmental Working Group, Ken Cook, shares some surprising tidbits about chemicals in everyday body products. A boy with Autism makes amazing progress with help from Shauna K. Young, PhD, through a manganese-free diet and elimination of food additives. Environmentalist Laurie David gives us her take on how the overuse of antibiotics on farm animals makes us more susceptible to disease and sickness, and what we can do about it. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    This Old House [#3308H] Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013/One Year Later One year after Sandy, three projects conclude on the Jersey Shore. Richard visits the "Mantoloking Miracle": garage doors, designing a planter, and an interior design that repurposes what was once a garage. Kevin, Norm, Richard and Roger all meet up at a wharf-side wrap party to celebrate new friends determined to restore the shore! duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Knitting Daily [#910] Intarsia Indepth Eunny begins this show by going beyond basic intarsia with a demonstration on a two-color intarsia motif design. Next, Eunny and Kristin demonstrate how to knit intarsia argyle socks in the round, a project that looks a lot more complicated than it is. Then, on Yarn Spotlight, Eunny and Clara Parkes talk about heathered wools. These yarns add depth to knitwear just by their heathered elements. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a quick tip for bobbins and managing yarns for colorwork on bobbins. duration 28:00   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sew It All [#601] Wallet Wise, Mark Montano Make an easy oilcloth wallet with simple embellishments. Plus, learn how to stitch on paper to make a cute business card holder. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1101H] Kristen Kish & Soup In the studio, Ming cooks on the fly with Top Chef star and Menton Chef de Cuisine Kristin Kish. Kristin wowed the Top Chef judges with her English Pea broth, ultimately making her the second woman to win the title in the series' 10 year history. Using the infused stock flavoring technique, Ming and Kristin team up to create two new dishes: Prawn and Bean en Brodo and Spicy Kimchee Seafood Gumbo. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#201H] Classic Mexican Food Battles Jump into a Lucha Libre ring and experience the kind of fighting spirit that fuels a great love of Mexican food. These classic recipes provoke heated discussions in Mexico, but are perfectly tasty regardless of which twist on ingredients you prefer. Enchiladas in Red Tomato Sauce; Tampico-Style Steak Combo; Mexican Wedding Cookies (Polvorones). duration 26:44   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#201H] Perfect Roast A beautifully cooked roast makes a grand centerpiece for any dinner. Martha shares three recipes - a rib roast, crown roast of pork, and stuffed turkey breast - each a lesson in key roasting techniques. Learn how to achieve perfect roasts, including the best cuts for roasting, ways to ensure they stay juicy after cooking and serving suggestions for festive occasions. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Italy In America [#203H] Heartwarming Italian American Classics Italians are known for their big family meals, and in this episode Lidia celebrates two heart-warming Italian-American classics that are perfect for any Sunday get together - Chicken Trombino and Italian American Meatloaf - two family friendly dishes that will bring your loved ones close to the table. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#106] Gale Gand Pastry chef Gale Gand of Brasserie T at Northfield, IL visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Gand creates two spectacular desserts: a towering chocolate Napolean and a fettuccine ice cream sandwich. Gand demonstrates how to make chocolate filo dough, poached pears, cranberry compote, whipped cream with ginger, and the mocha granache necessary for the Napolean. Still using filo dough, Gand creates a "fettuccine" for the sandwich of the dessert. Gand adds raspberries and a fresh fruit kabob to the ice cream sandwich. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home [#116] Winter Vegetables Julia and Jacques take the doldrums out of Winter Vegetables, and demonstrate how even vegetables cooked only in season can be a special treat. Braised cabbage stuffed with a flavorful ground beef and rice filling, one way with onions, celery, garlic and caraway seeds, and another surrounded with tomato sauce. A Cauliflower Gratin, glazed Turnips and Carrots and a Celery Root Remoulade complete this hearty display of winter vegetable cookery. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#206H] Crowd Pleasers Joanne creates a meal fit for guests, starting with a Crostini with Sheep's Milk Ricotta, Asparagus and Mint that looks as great as it tastes. She teaches her student, Jack, the key to making light and flavorful meatballs perfect for Rigatoni in a Smoky Tomato Sauce, and they toast the meal with a grown up Big Girl Lime Milk Shake. Recipes: Crostini with Sheep's Milk Ricotta, Asparagus and Mint, Rigatoni with Ricotta Meatballs in a Smoky Tomato Sauce, Big Girl Lime Milk Shake. Student: Jack Cohen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1206H] A Slow and Easy Thanksgiving Test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to a slow and easy Thanksgiving with Braised Turkey and makes Bread Stuffing for a crowd. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews oven thermometers in the Equipment Corner. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Nature [#2705H] Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air Hummingbirds represent one of nature's most interesting paradoxes -- they are the tiniest of birds, yet they qualify as some of the toughest and most energetic creatures on the planet. New knowledge gained from scientists currently making great breakthroughs in hummingbird biology makes this a perfect time to focus on these shimmering, flashing jewels of the natural world. Stunningly beautiful high-definition, high speed footage of hummingbirds in the wild combined with high-tech presentations of their remarkable abilities help us to understand the world of hummingbirds as we never have before. duration 55:16   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Dust Bowl [#101H] The Great Plow Up In the first episode, feel the full force of the worst manmade environmental disaster in America's history as survivors recall the terror of the dust storms, the desperation of hungry families and how they managed to find hope even as the earth and heavens seemed to turn against them. duration 1:55:16   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Nova [#4001H] Doomsday Volcanoes In April, 2010 the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano turned much of the northern hemisphere into an ash-strewn no-fly zone, stranding hundreds of thousands of travelers. But Eyjafjallajokull was just the start. Now, an Icelandic volcano 10 times bigger, Katla, has begun to swell and grumble. Two more giants, Hekla and Laki, could erupt without warning. Iceland is a ticking time bomb: When it blows, the consequences will be global. As CGI takes us inside these geological monsters, we meet atmospheric scientists who are working to understand just how devastating an eruption could be -- not just for air travel but for the global food supply and for Earth's climate. Could we be plunged into years of cold and famine? What can we do to prepare for the disaster to come? duration 54:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#505H] Guatemala's Semana Santa - Easter Week Throughout Guatemala, Easter Week (Semana Santa) is celebrated as the most significant and festive season on every religious and social calendar. Joseph travels to Guatemala City, Antiqua and Lago de Atitlan and discovers that while the observance is rich in Roman Catholic ceremony and tradition, at the same time it leaves room for the popular devotion and beliefs of the indigenous Mayan culture. In addition, the communal creation of hundreds of beautiful alfombras -- flower-strewn, multi-colored "carpets" -- that line the streets in front of the religious processions is something to behold. The pomp, color, emotion and devout expression all combine to create an once-in-a-lifetime travel experience. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#208] Vienna and the Danube Hapsburg palaces, coffee houses, Strauss waltzes...all are symbolic of Vienna. Visiting elegant Schoenbrunn Palace, riding in carriages, sampling luscious apple strudel and listening to Mozart concerts, we see that Austria's capital still lives its elegant, proud past. We get a behind-the-scenes peek at how exquisite china is made at Augarten, Europe's second oldest porcelain manufacturer. For a change from urban to countryside, we cruise down the Danube past vineyards and castles, stop at the dazzling Melk Abbey, and sample " new" wines-unique young varieties special to this part of the world. Tip: Where to experience Vienna's hot new art scene. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#411H] Rick Steves' Europe: The Making Of After 16 years and more than 100 travel shows, Rick and his crew take you behind the scenes to show you just how they produce this series. Joining the crew as they scamper through Milan and around Lake Como, you'll follow the creative process as the challenges and surprises that come with travel are shaped into a finished show. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1103] Burt Wolf's Family Vacation Each summer, Burt takes his wife, a selection of his sons and daughter-in-laws and grandchildren to Europe. This program takes an irreverent look at one of their itineraries which includes Prague - the capital of the Czech Republic and Leukerbad in Switzerland. Our editors think it is Burt's contribution to "Reality TV" - somewhere between "Survivor" and "Animal Planet". duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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