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KQED Life: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#312H] Lisbon and the Algarve Experiencing the best of Portugal, we start in Lisbon, a ramshackle mix of glorious old and fun-loving new. Salty sailors' quarters and wistful Fado singers mix with ornate architecture to recall the glory days when Vasco da Gama and Magellan made Portugal a world power. Then we head for the south coast of your travel dreams-the Algarve. We explore the Land's End of Europe-windy and historic Cape Sagres before savoring pristine beaches and arm-wrestling octopi in the sleepy fishing village of Salema. 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 [#3101H] Saving Otter 501 On a typical late summer day a baby sea otter washes up on the beach in Monterey, California - hungry, lost, injured. It's a tragic event, but not surprising. California sea otters are struggling. For decades marine biologist Karl Mayer and his small staff have worked unceasingly - one otter at a time - to bring this "keystone" species back from the brink of extinction so it can play its important role in the local marine environment. But the effort has stalled, and no one knows why.
    This is the story of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's 501st attempt to save an orphan otter. From her discovery as a stranded newborn pup crying on the beach through her rehabilitation in secret roof tanks atop the Aquarium, we follow as Otter 501 learns how to dive, hunt, eat, and fend for herself in the wild, where survival is a long shot at best.
    duration 55:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#4013H] Meteor Strike A blinding streak of light screaming across the Russian sky, followed by a shuddering blast strong enough to damage buildings and send more than 1000 people to the hospital. On the morning of February 15th, a 7000 ton asteroid crashed into the Earth's atmosphere, exploded and fell to earth across a wide swath near the Ural mountains. According to NASA, the Siberian Meteor, which exploded with the power of 30 Hiroshima bombs, was the largest object to burst in the atmosphere since a 1908 event near Siberia's Tunguska river. That time there were few eyewitnesses and no record of the event except for thousands of acres of flattened trees. This time however the event was captured by countless digital dashboard cameras, which have lately become a common fixture in Russian autos and trucks.
    Within days, armed with this unprecedented crowd-sourced material, Nova crews hit the ground in Russia along with impact scientists as they hunt for debris from the explosion and clues to the meteor's origin and makeup. To understand how lucky we were this time, we explore even greater explosions in the past, from Tunguska to the asteroid that extinguished the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. This episode puts it all together and asks: Is our solar system a deadly celestial shooting gallery - with Earth in the cross-hairs? What are the chances that another, even more massive asteroid is heading straight for us? Are we just years, months or days away from a total global reboot of civilization, or worse?
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Food - Delicious Science [#101] Food on the Brain Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to learn how the hidden chemistry in every mouthful of food keeps our bodies fit and healthy. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Global Spirit [#205] The Search for God The search for God is perhaps the oldest of all spiritual quests. While the Abrahamic faiths place the concept of "God" as an entity separate from and above man, indigenous peoples tend to understand God or "Creator" as an integral, indivisible aspect of life, or nature. Some non-theistic faiths, such as Buddhism, focus not on a deity, but on a transcendent quality or attribute that the Buddha attained, such as compassion or enlightenment. This program brings together two teachers from different faiths that have devoted their lives and teachings to the concept of "God" or "ultimate reality". Dr. Jacob Needleman is an author and professor of Philosophy, who meets for the first time, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, a scholar and teacher of Islam and Sufism in the lineage of his father, Pir Vilayat Khan and his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan. duration 57:38   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Mineral Explorers [#202H] Peru: Pasto Bueno The Incans thought Rhodochrosite was the blood of their kings and queens turned to stone. In this episode, Thomas returns to the Pasto Bueno Mine in the Peruvian Andes, a mine he had visited forty years earlier. Although this mine has always been known for its tungsten production, it also yields Peruvian Rhodochrosite, Quartz, and Tungsten crystals. During that first visit, he found these minerals both at the mine and in the homes of miners in a nearby village. Over the years, these minerals were taken to Lima helping establish Peruvian Rhodochrosite as a truly legendary mineral. To get to this high altitude mine, he must navigate dangerous roads, battle altitude sickness, and climb 200 feet into the mine to see a freshly exposed pocket of Quartz and Tungsten crystals. duration 27:28   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#311] France's Normandy From a dramatic, historic coast to rural pastures, this sweet section of France abounds with apple orchards, enchanting villages, stunning abbeys and sparkling seaports. We base in the lovely seaside town, Honfleur. At Giverny, and in the museums in Rouen and Honfleur, we discover the birth of Impressionism. Near the famous beaches of Normandy, the Norman Conquest unfolds in the Bayeux tapestry and we remember the poignant victory of World War II's D-day. Cider and cheese draw us to the lovely farmland just inland from Honfleur. Our journey ends at the awe-inspiring Abbey of Mont-St-Michel. Tips on car rental, shopping for antiques and touring cider country. duration 26:45   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 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#63] 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 [#64] 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 13:47  
  • 7:00 am
    Power Yoga: Mind and Body [#111] Backbends - Version One With Ustrasana, Vinyasa to Sphinx, Cobra, Chakrasana, and others. duration 26:20   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1609H] Upbeat and Fun This energetic full body workout has a lot stomping and good hip movement for anyone confined to a wheelchair or chair. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#813Z] Strengthen Feet & Fingers duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1401H] Hong Kong - Part One Burt returns to Hong Kong for his 10th visit and takes a look at how things have changed. He explains the history of the gold fish, and the Jade Market. He also takes us on a ride around Victoria Harbor, describes the history of the Chinese Junk, uncovers the power of the Feng Shui Master, and the story behind the Michelin Star restaurants. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#404H] Naples and Pompeii Naples is Italy in the extreme. We'll prowl backstreet fish markets, dodge fast-moving Vespas, and dine on pizza where it was invented. We'll climb to the top of nearby Mount Vesuvius, then wander through the amazing ruins of Pompeii, the Roman town it destroyed. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#409] Out of Rome We leave the eternal city behind by way of the famous Appian Way to explore the environs of Rome. First it's the majesty of Emperor Hadrian's villa and the wine and lakes of the Alban Hills. Next, it's south to the ancient seaport of Ostia, Rome's Pompeii. Along the way we watch olive oil pressing, stop at the ancient's favorite beach and visit a medieval hilltop town. Tips on tasting olive oil and navigating Rome's ring road. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#603H] Riding The Range In Southern Alberta, Canada Joseph hits the trail to Southern Alberta, Canada and follows the path of the province's settlement from the early days of the buffalo and the Blackfoot people to present-day ranchers and cowboys. His travels take him to Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park and Head-Smashed-In- Buffalo Jump, sacred and historic native sites, where he celebrates the rich heritage of the Blackfoot First Nations people through their history, dances, chants and songs. At the Lucasia Ranch he partakes of the area's cowboy culture when he saddles up and rides into the Alberta foothills in search of a few strays before sitting down with the Lucas family for a rousing ranch house dinner. His journey of history, culture and natural beauty ends aboard the M.V. International on a cruise across the Canada - U.S. border on Lake Waterton, part of the Waterton - Glacier International Peace Park. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#513H] Holidays Made Easy Host Laura Theodore prepares a delicious vegan holiday menu. Featured guest: Julieanna Hever. Festive Stuffed Green Bell Peppers are a vegan version of a traditional family recipe, served with tri-color pasta on the side. A quick appetizer features Raw Veggie Kebabs. For a sweet surprise dessert, Chocolate Party Parfaits with Mocha Cream taste sinfully smooth and creamy, without the use of any dairy or eggs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#322] Demystifying Duck Confit Many people love eating duck confit with its super succulent texture and flavor, but never tried to make it. Chef Keller shows us how to make it step-by-step at home and then uses the meat to create a beautiful terrine. Recipes: Duck Confit, Duck and Pork Terrine with Pistachios duration 27:30   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#120] Michael Lomonaco Chef Michael Lomonaco marinates quail and venison, then creates boar bacon and rabbit sausage to form a mixed game grill. Using indirect heating with the coals on one side, Lomonaco cooks these dishes together outside on the grill. Back in the kitchen, he creates a berry relish and home-fried potatoes. duration 25:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2504] Aristocratic Pasta - Pasta Aristocratica Mary Ann visits the New York Academy of Medicine's collection of rare Italian cookbooks. She's inspired to create two traditional molded pasta dishes, featuring the same ingredients used hundreds of years ago, fit for a king's palate - and yours too. duration 27:03   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#206H] Salad: It's Easy Being Green Versatile, easy-to-make salads will please even the hungriest eater the way Sara does it, with enough protein to stick to your ribs and a huge supporting cast of vegetables. Think about Warm Steakhouse Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing - it's so rich and filling you'll forget it's a salad. Crunchy Falafel Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing will give vegetarians something to shout about. Then there's Seared Scallops and Butter Lettuce Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette - elegant yet completely satisfying! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Woodsmith Shop [#1009H] Compact Bookcase Discover the essentials of frame and panel construction while building a bookcase. Plus, the essentials for assembling the cutoff bin. duration 27:04   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Woodwright's Shop [#3411H] Dovetail Saw Tom Calisto joins Roy to make a brass-backed hand saw perfect for the finest dovetails or the toughest tenons. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2924H] Hoop It Up - Guide to Successful Embroidery, Part 1 Use your embroidery sewing machine to create unique gift bundles for a baby, kids, or friends. Wondering if you're up to the task? Let Nancy and guest, Marie Zinno, show you how to hoop for success on a variety of standard gift items such as baby bibs, tote bags, and hooded towels. You'll soon find that learning the right way to attach fabrics to an embroidery hoop leads to embroidery success. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2925H] Hoop It Up - Guide to Successful Embroidery, Part 2 Learn how to successfully use stabilizers and embroidery designs to stitch top-notch projects. Embroidery pro Marie Zinno joins Nancy to share her tips on how to successfully embroider by machine. As a professional, Marie knows the ins and outs of attaching a ready made T-shirt, baby onesie, tote, or slippers to an embroidery hoop, and she's willing to share all her trade secrets. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1313H] Mom & Dad 2 It's a family affair this week when Ming's mom and dad are back to show their son a thing or two in the kitchen! Two great home-cooked meals are on the stove as Ming, his mom and dad chop, dice, saute and fry their way through family stories and shared jokes, this week on Simply Ming. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#413H] Backyard Picnic Pati is throwing a picnic for family and friends in her backyard. She'll make some of her favorite "picnic foods" and serve everyone outside picnic-style. It also happens to be her husband Dany's birthday, so a big surprise is in store!
    Recipes: Crazy Sandwich with Chicken, Refried Beans, Plantain and Avocado; Potato and Poblano Rajas Salad; Mango Puff; Grapefruit and Guava Spritzer with Agave.
    duration 26:48   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#208H] Sauteing Sauteing is one of the quickest and most versatile cooking methods. It works well for almost any small cut of meat or fish. Martha demonstrates how to dredge meat or fish in flour and the importance of cooking over high heat to achieve a perfect, golden-brown finish. She uses these techniques to cook wiener schnitzel, chicken piccata and sole a la meuniere - and shows how to make flavorful pan sauces to serve as accompaniments. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#310H] Fish and Seafood It doesn't get any better in an Italian kitchen than when Lidia makes fish and vegetables. In this episode, she prepares a nice and refreshing pan seared shrimp with arugula pesto. Her next dish is butterflied trout, fried in a pan with bacon and basil served with a zucchini dish made with anchovies and capers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#119] Carol Field Author, teacher and baker Carol Field prepares grissini (bread sticks) and rustic country bread with which she makes bruschetta. Field offers a number of tips and hints, such as using wet hands when dealing with wet dough. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#210H] Brussel Sprout Love If left on a desert island, Jacques thinks he'd be quite happy if only there were some chickens! For Jacques, the prize part of the chicken is the thigh and he thinks you'll agree when you try Crusty Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Sauce served with a tasty Fricassee of Brussel Sprouts and Bacon. An inspired use of instant potato flakes to thicken a soup shows up in the fast cooking Seafood Chowder topped with fresh crabmeat. To end on a relaxing note, Jacques arranges a presentation of Stilton with Apple and Nuts to accompany a delicious glass of vintage or aged Tawny Port. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#203H] Salads Joanne loves salads because the possible combinations of ingredients are endless. Today she's going to think outside the bowl with salads. Joanne and her team will go to La Nebbia, a prosciutteria in San Francisco, and Green String Farm with Bob Canard in Sonoma, California. With her student Lila in tow, they'll make an amazing PLT salad with prosciutto, mixed greens, and croutons, and a smoked black cod and apple slaw. So, join them as they get creative with salads. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1624H] Mexican Mole and Drunken Beans Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the best chicken mole poblano at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Mexican lagers. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the ultimate drunken beans. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Genealogy Roadshow [#306H] Providence Join genealogists at the Providence Public Library to research stories about Holocaust survivors; a guest's African-American relative who served in WWI; a man's Amish ties; a woman's roots in the whaling industry; and a Rhode Island macaroni company. duration 55:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    American Epic [#101H] The Big Bang Travel to 1920s Tennessee as the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and the Memphis Jug Band make their first records with producer Ralph Peer on a revolutionary portable electronic recording system, creating the first R&B songs and modern country music. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 pm
    American Epic [#102#] Blood and Soil Travel to the rural South as Elder Burch, Charley Patton and others record early Delta blues, gospel and protest songs. The Great Flood of 1927 devastates Mississippi River communities, leading to northern migration and Chicago Blues by Howlin' Wolf. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    American Epic [#103] Out of the Many, The One Discover how America's diverse cultures contribute to its musical styles: from the Hopi tribe to Hawaii's Joseph Kekuku to Mexican-American Lydia Mendoza and the Cajun Breaux Family. Mississippi John Hurt's blues inspires a generation of musicians. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#312] Medieval Europe The medieval world is one of the big draws of European travel. Moody ruins, "tippy" towers, cobbled streets, sparkling mosaics, monasteries, castles and cathedrals form the core of many a tourist's dreams. In this episode, we revisit some favorite spots and toss in a few new sights as we make a little sense out of a fascinating 1,000 years - from the fall of Rome to the dawn of the Renaissance. We sort it all out with several short itineraries in Ireland, Austria, Germany and France. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 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
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1303H] What's Cooking In Rome? Burt visits the Coliseum and discovers that it had a roof that could be pulled into place during bad weather - 2000 years before the Houston Astrodome. We find out why the Pantheon was never broken down for its marble, look into the best places for pizza, and ice cream, discover a new hotel in the finest part of town and take a private tour of the Vatican, St. Peters and the Sistine Chapel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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