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KQED Life: Saturday, January 4, 2014

Comcast 189  •  Digital 54.3

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Saturday, January 4, 2014
  • 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
  • 1:00 am
    Nature [#2705] 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 1:21:24   SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    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)
  • 4:00 am
    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
  • 5:00 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
  • 5:30 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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#601] Lengthen & Strengthen Lengthen and strengthen the muscles of your legs, your arms, your entire body with poses like Wheel, Warrior, and Patient Crane. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#129] 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 [#130] 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 [#130] Backbends - Version Two With Partner camel, Wheel, Bow and others. duration 27:45   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1319] Finger Dexterity This episode combines fun music of the Charleston and Cha-cha to demonstrate finger exercises using a pencil, sit to stand exercises and vestibular work. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#616] Full Body Stretch Full body stretch and muscle release. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3318H] duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Hometime [#2715H] Creekside Home Dried In See the last few steps needed to get things dried in, including a lot of glass from top to bottom. duration 25:15   TVG
  • 9:30 am
    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
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1208H] Preparing for Severe Weather In this special episode, the guys help homeowners prepare for severe weather. Richard visits Oklahoma to install a safe room for tornado protection. Tom visits a lab to test different hurricane window protection. Kevin and electrician Scott Caron install a whole-house standby generator. And meteorologist Jim Cantore stops by to share his insights on how weather is changing and what homeowners can do to prepare. duration 25:16   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#412H] Kitchen Scraps This episode is dedicated to those items in the kitchen that you can make easily in a quick week-end project. Host Tommy MacDonald is joined by his friends Al D'Attanasio, North Bennet Street School instructor Steve Brown, and man around the shop Eli Cleveland. Together the team whips up a rolling pin, pepper grinder, and ice cream scoop. duration 26:30   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    American Woodshop [#2001] Free Standing Tool Cabinets Perfectly designed American inspired originals. IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 8) and Ohio Grows partner to add photovoltaic solar panels at The American Woodshop. duration 26:46  
  • 11:30 am
    Woodsmith Shop [#501] 3-In-1 Bookcase Join the editors from Woodsmith magazine as they show you how to build a beautiful heirloom-quality bookcase. It all starts with a basic plywood case. Plus, you'll learn quick and easy ways to change the look of the bookcase to fit your style. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Garden Smart [#3312] Many think of gardening as an old industry, one that's slow to change. We at GS don't find that to be true. To the contrary, there are many new plant introductions and innovations in the industry every year. It's that time of year we start planning our gardens, join us as we discuss new gardening ideas. duration 26:38   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden [#3208Z] Easy: Simplify Your Garden with Tricks and Tips Join host Jamie Durie at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and learn how to "learn from the big guys" - garden tourists can recycle great ideas and put them to use in their own gardens. Decorate your late-season garden with bold ideas for fall containers provided by gardening correspondent Paul Epsom. Preserve the freshness when lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers learns Chef Michel Nischan's tips on growing vegetables and pickling for the winter. duration 26:46   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table [#202H] Back to Basics P. Allen Smith makes a visit to the Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire. There he tours the vegetable garden and teaches us about the art of broom making. Plus, Allen shares a favorite family recipe - Aunt Antha's Corn Pudding. duration 26:23   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#420H] Victory Garden Movement - The Peterson Project (Chicago) As victory gardens are springing up across the country, we visit one historical Chicago victory garden where growing food is also growing communities. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#917H] Reporter Sarah Gardner rounds up some Texas Longhorn cattle. These cows, however, aren't in the Lone Star State. A Kansas Ranching family changes the color of their cattle to improve the brand. Law Enforcement officials in California work to stop modern day cattle rustlers. Rob Stewart travels to Idaho to meet a cattle ranching family that's added Elk ranching to their rangeland. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#501H] St. Vincent & the Grenadines - Close to Home, but a World Away Thirty-two beautiful islands, off the beaten track, yet in your backyard, is what Joseph discovers on his St. Vincent & the Grenadines adventure. These stunning Caribbean isles offer a wide range of water activities from snorkeling and diving to swimming and sailing. Yet, the best adventures are the natural and cultural ones and Joseph experiences them from searching for the St. Vincent Parrot to swimming with endangered sea turtles and dancing to the drums of the Union Island Maroon Festival. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge [#204] Antarctica and the Falkland Islands It is spring on the Antarctic Peninsula and the frozen wilderness is a veritable nursery for penguins, shore birds and seal pups. In episode four Art Wolfe crosses the infamous Drake Passage the treacherous body of water south of Cape Horn to explore the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic coast in search of wildlife and landscapes inherent to this pristine and unforgiving land. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1102] Touring Ireland Burt visits Ireland's great pilgrimage sites, follows the trails of St. Patrick, investigates the history of Guinness, learns about the most valuable book in Ireland, looks at the great architecture of Dublin and finds out what's good to eat. This program could easily become the basis for your own fascinating tour of Ireland. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#204] France's Burgundy and Loire Regions The Burgundy region boasts top French wines, romantic canals, Romanesque churches and some of France's most renowned cuisine. We base in the small town of Beaune and learn about its history of winemaking. From the vineyards of the Cote d'Or to the culinary delights - we discover the exquisite taste of Burgundy. The city of Dijon and the cathedral at Vezelay add artistic treasures to the Burgundy experience. For the second half of our trip, we head for the Loire Valley and chateaux country. From our home base in Amboise, we visit the famous chateaux, including magnificent Chenoneau, and Francois I's overwhelming Chambord. Tips include touring wine country, discovering smaller chateaux and ballooning over the Loire. duration 27:48   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#410H] Salzburg and Surroundings The birthplace of Mozart - and everyone's Sound of Music fantasies - Salzburg is a baroque jewel of a town. It's also the springboard for dozens of Alpine adventures, from thrilling summer bobsledding, to hikes around Hitler's old Eagles Nest hideout, to an idyllic boat ride on serene Lake Hallstatt. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Journeys In Africa [#109] Mombassa: The Center of It All Gold, ivory and slaves drove the economy of the East Coast of Africa 500 years ago. Join us as we explore the Portuguese and Arab roles in these horrific trade schemes. We'll also investigate the pristine waters off the coast of the nearby National Park. Here Bill dons a snorkel mask and comes face to face with the creatures of the coral reef. duration 26:20   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Spark! [#504H] Del Sol String Quartet, David Hevel, La Familia Pena-Govea * Hear the Del Sol String Quartet rehearse and debut the work of contemporary chamber composers.
    * Laugh with sculptor David Hevel as he makes fun of pop culture celebrities with his outrageous animal creations.
    * Join La Familia Pena-Govea, the family band where everyone has a part to play in this musical dynasty in the making.
    duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#201H] Viva Espana! Jacques' world travels influence his cooking and with this menu we'll savor the essence of Spain. Bold and Spicy Gazpacho kicks off the meal followed by Shellfish and Chicken Paella. A detour to pick up some Caribbean flavors makes the last dish of Pineapple in Dark Rum Sauce worth a trip to the kitchen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#707H] Caffe La Scala, Lers Ros and 1300 On Fillmore Caffe La Scala (Walnut Creek), Lers Ros (San Francisco) and 1300 on Fillmore (San Francisco) are the eateries selected by local diners. Will the three guests agree on their Bay Area favorites? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#109H] Rusted Root The Pittsburgh-based fusion band Rusted Root brings their unique percussive jam-rock sound to the historic stage at Infinity Hall. With a highly unique sound, the band has cultivated a loyal following, selling more than 3 million albums worldwide. Originally formed in 1990, the band has been characterized as many things: a jam band, an eclectic collection, a college-radio wonder. Whatever the case, the band has been nothing but popular. With consistently sold-out tours, Rusted Root appears to be garnering the attention of more than just their loyal "Rootheads." Blending world influences from the African, Indian, and Middle Eastern traditions, Rusted Root embodies a percussion-driven rock band with heavy use of tight vocal harmony and pulsing chords. With hit songs like "Send Me on My Way" and "Dance in the Middle," Rusted Root has become an immovable facet in alternative rock. duration 57:12   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#3908H] Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age performs rock anthems from its latest LP ... Like Clockwork. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4022H] Inspector Lewis, Series III: The Dead of Winter The discovery of a body on an Oxford bus leads Lewis and Hathaway to a sprawling Oxford estate where Hathaway spent much of his childhood. Guest stars include Nathaniel Parker ("The Inspector Lynley Mysteries") as a house guest with suspiciously close ties to the estate owner's wife. duration 1:24:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! [#4025H] Inspector Lewis, Series III: Falling Darkness When two murders share a link with their own Doctor Hobson, Lewis and Hathaway try to clear her name by unravelling the truth from a tangle of complicated events. Rupert Graves ("The Forsyte Saga") guest stars. duration 1:25:45   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#410H] Salzburg and Surroundings The birthplace of Mozart - and everyone's Sound of Music fantasies - Salzburg is a baroque jewel of a town. It's also the springboard for dozens of Alpine adventures, from thrilling summer bobsledding, to hikes around Hitler's old Eagles Nest hideout, to an idyllic boat ride on serene Lake Hallstatt. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1102] Touring Ireland Burt visits Ireland's great pilgrimage sites, follows the trails of St. Patrick, investigates the history of Guinness, learns about the most valuable book in Ireland, looks at the great architecture of Dublin and finds out what's good to eat. This program could easily become the basis for your own fascinating tour of Ireland. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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