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KQED Life: Friday, June 16, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Friday, June 16, 2017
  • 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 [#1609H] Visiting A Great Museum Can Reduce Stress For over 20 years, researchers have been studying the effects of drawing, painting and viewing works of art on brain functions. The results have been astounding. These activities can help prevent memory loss, increase mental fitness, stimulate your brain to grow new neurons, and increase the production of dopamine that improves your sense of wellbeing and the ability to focus your attention. In this program, Burt tours some of the world's great museums, talks to leading artists and medical researchers in order to understand the phenomenon. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    First Peoples [#104H] Australia When Homo sapiens arrived in Australia, they were - for the first time - truly alone, surrounded by wildly different flora and fauna. How did they survive and populate a continent? There is a close cultural and genetic link between the First Australians and modern-day Aborigines - the ancient and modern story intersect here as nowhere else in the world. The secret to this continuity is diversity. Intuitively, they found the right balance between being separate and connected. duration 55:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Secrets of the Six Wives [#101H] Divorced Worsley examines the happy marriage of Henry VIII to first wife, Katherine of Aragon. Despite her skill and devotion as his queen, she fails to give Henry the son he needs and he falls for Anne Boleyn. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:11 am
    Secrets of the Six Wives [#102H] Beheaded, Died Henry breaks with the Roman Church to marry Anne, but as Worsley notes, he grows tired of her and falls for Jane Seymour. Anne's fate is sealed; she is executed and Henry immediately marries Jane, who dies soon after she gives birth to a son. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 4:22 am
    Secrets of the Six Wives [#103H] Divorced, Beheaded, Survived Worsley presents the last three wives: Anne of Cleves, called "ugly"; young Catherine Howard, whose tragic childhood was abusive; and finally, the far from saintly nurse, Katherine Parr. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#726] Supple Sides Loosen the sides of your torso with Cat Twist and a side leg lift. Stretch out your hips, knees, and legs with Lotus Stretch and relax into Lotus Forward Bend. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#87] 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 [#88] 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 [#123] Standing Forward Folds With Standing Camel, Padahastasana, Parsvokonasana. duration 27:15   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1301] Kinesthetic Awareness This Sit and Be Fit episode focuses on the importance of kinesthetic awareness and weight shifting as they relate to balance. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#825Z] Feet & Ankles duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1610H] On The Road In America, Part 1 "On the Road in America" is a 3-part mini-series that reports on the history of migrations within the United States - not how people got here, but how and why they moved around once they were here.
    In the first program, "Tails of Hope and Tears," Burt retraces the big relocations of the 19th century. Native Americans were relocated and their ancestral lands turned over to European settlers. In addition, the government was in the process of giving away valuable mineral claims. And finally, there was the discovery of gold.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#505H] Great Swiss Cities: Luzern, Bern, Zurich and Lausanne In this episode we'll focus on an often overlooked side of Switzerland its urban charms. We'll get some exercise, from ringing a very big bell to floating down an urban river. We'll also enjoy a variety of eye-opening art, from Chagall and Klee to inmates of an asylum. Then we'll ponder a few Swiss innovations, from their open-minded drug policies to their hush-hush underground arsenals. And it'll all before a backdrop of Switzerland's stunning natural beauty. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#508] Sydney Australia's stunning metropolis, Sydney seduces with its glorious harbor, carefree attitude and sunny beaches. From the Opera house to the Harbor Bridge to Circular Quay Rudy basks in the sights along the harbor. Then, it's pub hopping in the old Rocks quarter, admiring aboriginal art, and a watery adventure at the aquarium. Excursions take us surfing at Bondi beach and exploring the cliffs and rainforests of the Blue Mountains. Tips on eating well and best beaches. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#709H] Bhutan - Part 1 - Gross National Happiness Travel is a life-changing experience, though often these changes come when least expected. Joseph heads to the Kingdom of Bhutan, a devout Buddhist country, fully aware of the possibilities for enlightenment that Bhutan offers him and his viewers. His trip through the "Land of the Thunder Dragon" begins in Paro with a conversation with an esteemed Buddhist master and an invitation to watch a local thangka (spiritual art) artist at work. From there he travels to the Bhutan capital of Thimphu where he is confronted by the modern pressures that ancient Bhutan faces as it strives to preserve and promote its cultural heritage, pristine environment and the "Gross National Happiness" of its people. In dzongs and monasteries, in shops and schools, in valleys and on mountaintops, every experience becomes a journey of discovery. And in a country where the traveler is surrounded by prayer - prayer flags, prayer wheels, prayer walls, sacred memorials and historic monasteries - every encounter is a blessing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Ellie's Real Good Food [#102H] Say Yes to Chocolate The key to having chocolate in your life in a manageable way is to go for quality over quantity. In this episode, Ellie visits the Chocolate Expo and demonstrates how to incorporate the joys of chocolate into everyday menus, clarifying how to take advantage of its health benefits. Recipes: Fig & ginger truffles; Double-chocolate waffles a la mode; Mocha java smoothie. 3 Ingredient Recipe: Basic hot chocolate with mix-ins: vanilla extract, ginger, mint extract, chili, cinnamon, chocolate shavings. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#408H] Cooking with Squab For the adventurous cook, squab is dark and richly flavored, while also tender and delicate to eat. Chef Keller makes squab with a savory veal filling and aromatic sauce. Dessert is a heavenly tartlet, perfumed with orange and lavender. Recipes: Marinated Squab Breasts en Crepinettes with Juniper and Red Wine Sauce; Orange Tartlets with Lavender Meringue. duration 28:26   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#128] Jimmy Sneed Jimmy Sneed creates a stuffed turkey leg, using shitake mushrooms and Virginia smoked ham in the stuffing. Chef Sneed demonstrates how to debone the turkey. As an accompaniment, he prepares grits and asparagus. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2516] Cooking with Balsamic Vinegar - Cucinando con Aceto Balsamico Mary Ann travels to Modena, Italy, the heart of balsamic vinegar country, to cook with good friend Beatrice whose simple Omelet with Onions, and a salad go from simple to divine with the addition of fifty year-old, syrup-thick, caramel-colored, sweet and pungent artisanal balsamic vinegar tradizionale. duration 27:11   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#505H] Trip to Spain What's not to like about Spanish food? Ham, chorizo, great seafood, tapas - Sara has some great recipes like pork with spanish olives and fideo, a paella like dish that uses noodles instead of rice. Delicious! Sara also visits a specialty maker of chorizo, the spicy sausage beloved throughout the Spanish-speaking world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Craftsman's Legacy [#109H] The Blacksmith Host Eric Gorges visits with Lorelei Sims, a talented blacksmith working in a mostly male-dominated trade. Their conversation reveals the blacksmith's way of life - communal, family-oriented and often, an extension of home life. Eric also learns how to make a dagger. duration 25:33   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    MotorWeek [#3641H] duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Knitting Daily [#1408] Playtime Knits It's time to play! Author Elizabeth Green Musselman knits a kid-approved Ninja back pack. Artist Taylor Hart shares her whimsical crocheted taxidermy and the Dolly Mamas knit a furry friend for a good cause. Tanis Gray teaches the puffy Canterbury Bells stitch and Vickie Howell shows how to finger knit. duration 28:00   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Fit 2 Stitch [#410H] Benefits and Fund-Raisers Are you attending a benefit for your favorite local charity or community organization? Learn to sew a variety of leather clutch purses that make the perfect fashion accessory. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1325H] Texas 3 It's fall in Dallas, and we're visiting with renowned local chefs this week on Simply Ming! Ming tries out the local fare in Texas, visiting area purveyors and meeting with friends old and new. Getting inspiration from the city, Ming contributes his own dish to the cities cuisine culture. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#507H] Izamal - Gold & God Izamal is a stunning city whose buildings are all painted the same golden hue. At its center is an enormous and impressive Franciscan monastery built right on top of ancient ruins of a Mayan temple. Pati explores this beautiful city, tasting the local flavors like venison tacos and poc chuc. The city is also filled with artisans creating hammocks, woven sisal baskets, and papier mache decorations. Pati meets Esteban, a jeweler, who shows her how he makes the most elegant jewelry from plants growing right in his backyard, a perfect souvenir to bring home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#508H] Kebabs Get grilling with Martha as she introduces exotic flavors to your next cookout. Learn four techniques for four grilled recipes: fish in banana leaves, date-glazed lamb chops, sea bass fillets with okra kebabs, and spatchcocked saffron chicken. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#317H] Risotto If you can't make it to Milan for a dish of "Risotto alla Milanese" bring the dish to your kitchen! Lidia begins today's meal with a creamy risotto alla Milanese with saffron and marrow bone followed by a succulent quail stuffed with Italian sausage and mushrooms. For dessert, it's an Italian classic - light and creamy panna cotta with seasonal berries. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    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
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul [#120H] Ocean Harvest Seaside living has, without a doubt, influenced Jacques' repertoire of recipes to include the freshest fish caught close to his own backyard. On today's show, Jacques showcases four sophisticated seafood servings, starting with an expertly executed tuna a la minute. He then skips the beef and substitutes shrimp for a healthy approach to a classic, with shrimp burgers on zucchini. He goes on to garnish his flaky grilled bacalao with an assortment of zesty Mediterranean olives for a light and easy dish that cooks in minutes. Then pasta and shrimp with pressed caviar shavings cooked al dente, or "to the tooth," make for a decadent dish, delivered with aplomb! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#208H] Spanish Fiesta Joanne sets the stage for a Spanish Fiesta with a twist on the classic Spanish Gazpacho, turning sweet peas into a refreshing soup. She teaches her student Ron, the perfect party meal, Shellfish Paella. Recipes: Sweet Pea Gazpacho, Shellfish Paella. Student: Ron Martin. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Cook's Country [#802H] Muffins and Doughnuts Get A Makeover Host Christopher Kimball visits the Dorset Union Store in Dorset, Vermont, where doughnuts are baked fresh daily. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making easier muffin tin doughnuts. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of grapefruit juice. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for pod coffee makers. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make whole-wheat blueberry muffins. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Curious Traveler [#209H] Curious Bordeaux Who got hitched at Bordeaux Cathedral and why was it such an important moment in history? Did Parisian architecture actually come from Bordeaux? Why is Bordeaux so synonymous with wine? What was the Place de la Bourse hiding? What do all these sculptures mean at Place des Quinconces? Why were two ancient gates spared? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    In The Americas with David Yetman [#409H] Coffee and Culture In Oaxaca The state of Oaxaca is home to 16 different Indian groups among whom can be found more than 60 different languages. Each group retains much of its ancient culture. They visit a Zapotec market, navigate the mangrove watercourses on the coast, and participate in the harvesting, drying and roasting of coffee in the fog forest. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Born to Explore with Richard Wiese [#111H] South Africa: Saving The Mighty Rhino Join explorer Richard Wiese as he journeys to South Africa, for incredible encounters with white rhinos and elephants. Richard joins a conservation team on foot and by helicopter as they implant tracking devices to help monitor rhinos and protect them against poachers. He's welcomed into a Zulu tribe and meets some enterprising women who started a community garden that feeds the tribe and supplies local safari lodges. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 pm
    Weekend Explorer [#403H] Taiwan's West Coast Explore Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, and some of it's surrounding attractions including the natural hot springs of the coastal city of Yilan and the mountain town of Wulai. Then, head down the west coast to Tainan and Kaohsiung. This entire trip coincides with the colorful Chinese New Year's Lantern Festival, including the spectacular Beehive Festival in Yanshuei and the Water and Fire Dance Show in Kaohsiung. duration 26:45   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:00 pm
    Fringe Benefits [#106H] Louisville It's all about horses as Katie learns the history of the Kentucky Derby and takes a riding lesson from a local pro. Then we head out in nature to explore one of the largest arboretums and forest preserves in the region - and see the "Kentucky Knobs." Just east of the city, we explore Bardstown, home of "My Old Kentucky Home" and the center of bourbon distilling. Later on, we head just north of Louisville, into southern Indiana, for an impressive tour of the giant, underground Squire Boone Caverns. duration 26:38   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#311H] Oahu - Episode 2 - Spectacular Surfing, Hawaiian The journey into the heart of Hawaii doesn't end here. Colleen and her family take advantage of Kualoa Ranch's movie set tour and see where they shot films like Jurassic Park and 50 First Dates. They even get some lessons in surfing, hula dancing, and the ukulele. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi [#112H] Dancer of the Year (The Cook Islands) The annual Dancer of the Year Competition on The Cook Islands helps preserve and pass down the Polynesian culture on this island paradise. Mickela goes behind-the-scenes at this highly competitive, local tradition. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 pm
    MN Original [#205H] From The Hard Times Cafe to The Fitzgerald Theater, familiar places are marked by sign painter Phil Vandervaart who does all his work by hand. Kristi Abbott depicts beloved icons and landscapes with materials from around the globe in her vivid collages. Multimedia artist Philip Noyed's 2 abstract paintings have evolved into eye-catching illuminated sculptures. Performers from the local theater scene sing in the monthly cabaret series Musical Mondays, at Hell's Kitchen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Reel South [#106H] Bending Sticks Celebrates the 25-year career of internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who has created hundreds of monumental, site-specific sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. The film follows the artist and his collaborators during a year of stick work and reveals Dougherty's process, personal story and inspirations. By Penelope Maunsell and Kenny Dalsheimer. duration 55:07   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#408H] Italy's Great Hill Towns Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns. From San Gimignano's medieval towers, to Cortona's charming lanes, to Orvieto's papal intrigue, to Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas...all sit on lofty stone perches that now seem to protect them only from the modern world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1404H] Cruising The Rhine - Part Two In Cruising The Rhine - Part Two, Burt explains the Romantic Period in European art, what the original Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales were really like (very grim), how the river locks work, the history of Eau de Cologne and how the Black Forest got to be black. Burt also takes us on a tour of Strasbourg and the extraordinary Hand Bag Museum of Amsterdam. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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