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KQED Life: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Thursday, June 29, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#509H] Greece's Peloponnese Island getaways are fun, but the real heart of Greece is found in the Peloponnese Peninsula. After enjoying the charming old port town of Nafplion, we'll time-trip through the ruins of Olympia, take center stage at the remarkably preserved theater at Epidavros, and explore the ancient capital of Mycenae. Then we'll wander off the beaten path along the rustic, rough-and-tumble Mani Peninsula, relax in the idyllic beach town of Kardymli and marvel at Greece's Rock of Gibraltar: the fortress town of Monemvasia. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1602H] Guatemala, Part 1 The Maya people have been living in Guatemala for over 10,000 years. Burt visits their ancient tribal communities, learns how they were able to develop calendars that are as accurate as the ones we use today. He stops into Funsepa, which is a non-profit foundation that gives the children of Guatemala the technical skills they will need to compete in the modern world. He tours the city of Antigua, checks out the influence of the Spanish conquistadors and learns about Guatemalan music, crafts and food. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    History Detectives [#806H] Korean War Letter, Diana, Lookout Mt. Painting Rhonda Bradley never met her father. He's still listed Missing in Action from the Korean War. In a letter dated 1953, her father mentioned a man he said saved his life. Eduardo Pagan researches the "Korean War Letter" to find the man Rhonda believes is a hero.
    Then Tukufu Zuberi searches for the author of Diana: A Strange Biography. Could "Diana" be groundbreaking literature as the first widely published and true lesbian autobiography?
    Then, Wes Cowan digs into the mystery of the "Lookout Mt. Painting," depicting a Civil War battle. How did the artist of this painting end up in prison at the Rock Island Arsenal?
    duration 55:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#103] Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria It's a hot August night in San Francisco in 1966. Compton's Cafeteria, in the seedy Tenderloin district, is hopping with its usual assortment of transgender people, young street hustlers, and down-and-out regulars. The management, annoyed by the noisy crowd at one table, calls the police. When a surly cop, accustomed to manhandling Compton's clientele, attempts to arrest one of the queens, she throws her coffee in his face. Mayhem erupts -- windows break, furniture flies through the air. Police reinforcements arrive, and the fighting spills into the street. For the first time, the drag queens band together to fight back, getting the better of the cops, whom they kick and stomp with their high-heeled shoes and beat with their heavy purses. For everyone at Compton's that night, one thing was certain -- things would never be the same again.

    This documentary introduces viewers to a diverse cast of former prostitutes, drag entertainers, police officers, ministers and neighborhood activists, all of whom played a part in the events leading up to the Compton's Cafeteria riot. With extraordinary candor and from differing points of view, the subjects recount the difficulties they encountered in the Tenderloin, as well as the sense of community they created there in the mid-1960s. The doc also goes on to show the connection between transgender activism and the larger social upheavals affecting the United States in the 1960s: the civil rights and sexual liberation movements, the youth counterculture, urban renewal, and Great Society antipoverty programs. It sets out to foster a better understanding of the experiences of transgender people and to inform a broad audience of their often-difficult lives and unheralded accomplishments. Along the way, the program also illuminates the interplay of urban politics, community mobilization and social services in creating the modern inner city. By Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker.
    duration 58:25   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Oceans of Pink This documentary highlights the explosive growth of dragon boat racing among breast cancer survivors globally, and the growing participation in the sport among Hispanic women. It follows the efforts of Miami boat leader and breast cancer survivor Kim Bonomo to expand the movement with new teams throughout Florida and her campaign to make the state the host of the Fourth International Participatory Dragon Boat Festival. It's an emotional journey that tells the stories of several Latina women whose struggles with the disease became more desperate because of their advanced-stage diagnosis. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Independent Lens [#1614H] Kumu Hina Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, as she herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    POV [#2801H] Out in the Night Examine the uphill battle of a group of African-American lesbians charged with attempted murder when they fought back after being threatened. The case reveals the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in the criminal justice system. duration 56:46   STEREO TV14
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#109] Neti(Sinus and Nasal Cleaning) Wai Lana explains how cleansing the sinuses with warm water and salt can result in fewer colds and sinus infections. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#105] 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 [#106] 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 [#202] duration 27:03   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1310] Improve Your Mood In this episode Mary Ann uses tactile stimulation to increase circulation and elicit a relaxed state of body and mind. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#904H] Weight Loss: Slenderizing Legs & Hips duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1606H] Have A Healthy Trip Burt has spent most of his life traveling around the world and one of his concerns has been protecting himself, his family and his film crew from illness. From time to time, no matter how much he liked a food, the food didn't like him. Burt talks to some of the leading authorities on what you can do to stay healthy when you travel and how to deal with reactions to food. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#514H] Iran's Historic Capitals Iran's rich history goes back millennia, to the days when Persepolis was home to "the king of kings." In this episode, Rick Steves explores three historic capitals of Iran: Persepolis, with its splendid monuments; Shiraz, with the tombs of Iran's most beloved poets; and Esfahan, with its extraordinary mosques and endearing people. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#104] Genoa and the Italian Riviera We're off to the Italian Riviera seeking la dolce vita in one of the world's most romantic places. With death-defying cliffs and beaches that shimmer like jewels, the Riviera is as stunning a coastline as anywhere in Europe. In the port town of Genoa, we tour palaces for a taste of old-world elegance and dine on world-class pesto. Then we head south to the famous resort of Portofino and the sea cliff towns of the Cinqueterre. Finally, we battle vertigo at Pisa's leaning tower. Tips on using train passes and finding addresses. duration 28:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#703H] Nicaragua - Culturally Rich and Naturally Beautiful Joseph visits Nicaragua and discovers the untouched beauty of the land and a population ready to embrace travelers. In spite of a history of trials and tribulation, today Nicaraguans are a people filled with good cheer and gifted with open hearts. Long overlooked by tourists, the country has preserved what is a treasure chest full of surprising attractions. While Nicaragua owes its cultural vitality to its Spanish roots, its natural gems are ageless. From volcanic landscape to teeming rivers and untrammeled rainforests, the program reveals a country that is a traveler's dream. Grenada is a colonial gem, Masaya a city of artisans, the Rio San Juan an avenue to adventure and the 640,000 acre Rio Maiz National Park a world treasure. Joseph touches on Nicaragua's troubled past, celebrates its free spirit and marvels at its unspoiled nature and abundant wildlife. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup [#304H] Budget Friendly Bonanza Who knew budget-friendly vegan feasting would be easy, fun and scrumptious. Toni Fiore is making a delicious and dreamy Veggie One Pot utilizing frozen veggies over her Savory Roasted Potatoes. Miyoko Schinner creates a family style spread for roll your own sushi. And Toni joins Miyoko as a fan for the day. duration 26:42   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#417H] Ice Cream Cakes Chef Keller prepares two luscious ice cream cakes including Baked Alaska and the famous French specialty, Vacherin Glace, made with meringue, raspberry and vanilla ice cream, and Chantilly cream. Recipes: Baked Alaska; Vacherin. duration 28:26   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#133] Dean Fearing Dean Fearing, executive chef at The Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, creates a molasses-glazed duck salad. Fearing recommends buying a fresh, not frozen, duck. He removes as much fat as possible from the duck and bastes it in a molasses and tabasco sauce glaze. As a side dish, Fearing prepares mashed sweet potatoes and roasts carrots and parsnips. duration 25:41   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2525H] Classic Bolognese Pasta - Lasagne Verdi alla Bolognese Culinary arts students from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI are eager to learn the fine art of creating Bolognese pasta, starting with Lasagne Verdi alla Bolognese. Mary Ann leads them through the process of making Lasagne Spinach Noodles, and layering it over and over with a meaty, Bologna-Style Ragu, and besciamella Sauce. And there's just enough time to make Tagliatelle with Bolognese Sauce. They all get straight A's! duration 27:11   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#518H] One Pan Wonder Using just one pan for dinner makes both the cook and the dishwasher happy, plus it's so easy. We start with guest Ming Tsai and his coconut lemon chicken soup. Then on Ask Sara, tips for using the original pot, the wok. Finally, Sara helps a young bride with an easy one-pot meal - Greek shrimp, farro and greens. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    This Old House [#3603H] Arlington Arts & Crafts | Make Way for the Family Room The heavy lifting and dirty work are underway: installing a new steel beam to provide support for the addition, removing an oil tank and digging for the new foundation. Meanwhile, Norm visits local examples of English-style Arts and Crafts houses. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1503H] Bookshelf, Foundation Plants Watch Tom and Kevin create a bookshelf using stair treads and minimal tools in "Build It." Overgrown, but not over the hill - see landscape designer Jenn Nawada turn wild foundation plantings into an enviable front garden. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#3136] Cabin in the Woods Happen upon a lonely little cabin deep in the dark forest. Mysteries unfold in a Bob Ross black canvas masterpiece! duration 27:12   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#3137] Dock Scene An abandoned fishing boat hugs an old dockside pier and as always, Bob Ross completes the scene in less than thirty minutes! duration 28:05   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1408H] Shaun Hergatt New York executive chef Shaun Hergatt from the restaurant Juni joins the show. Today it's duck two ways. He creates an acacia-glazed duck breast with plum puree and fennel salad,while Ming tries to match him with duck pho with sweet potato noodles and Thai herbs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#1001H] A Seafood Dream Ever seen a kid in a candy store? Their excitement pales next to a chef in a market. An early morning trek to the Central de Abastos, one of the world's largest markets, with Rick Bayless and Chef Eduardo "Lalo" Garcia, proves exhilarating. Neither chef can talk fast enough about all the dishes they want to make from the mind-boggling stacks of nopales, the fragrant herbs, the crisp greens, the juicy pitayas and mangos. Chef Lalo's path to his wildly popular Maximo Bistrot in Mexico City includes migrant work on produce farms and stints in fine-dining establishments in Atlanta and New York City. Today, his suckling pig carnitas have a massive following. Lucky for us, he and Rick cook the dish in his restaurant kitchen. Rick and Chef Enrique Olvera, owner of Pujol and arguably Mexico's top chef, talk about the evolution of Mexican food and the challenge to change people's perception of the cuisine. At home, Rick coaxes amazing flavors from humble tomatillos, pork and potatoes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#612H] French Meringue Make three show-stopping fantastic meringue-based desserts: individual pavlovas with a brightly colored orange curd filling, a stunning chocolate dacquoise cake layered with chocolate ganache and coffee buttercream, and a light-as-air tinted-pink angel food cake. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#402H] Poached Egg The egg is a staple ingredient in any kitchen and should not be overlooked or overcooked. In this episode, Lidia shows the classic technique of poaching an egg and making a warm mushroom salad: a bed of frisee with a warm medley of mixed wild mushrooms, pancetta and a poached egg; eggs poached in tomato sauce: a simple and delicious tomato sauce poached egg served with slices of grilled country bread and brutti ma buoni, a classic Italian hazelnut cookie made with meringue. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#304] Michel Richard & Alice Medrich Julia Child observes as California master chefs Michel Richard and Alice Medrich work their magic with puff pastry and biscotti. duration 24:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#113H] Vegetable Bounty Endive With Olives; Stewed Navy Beans; Gratin Of Leeks; Classic Ratatouille; Tomatoes Maison. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#213H] Crab What is the most over-the-top thing that you have ever tasted? For her, it's king crab straight from the source. She visits Tracy's Crab Shack in Juneau, Alaska. With her student Lauren, they'll make risotto Rosa with king crab with citrus gastrique, and a rhubarb crostata. Join them as they make a truly one-of-a-kind meal. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1707H] The Ultimate Sticky Buns Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster head into the test kitchen to uncover the secrets to making the ultimate sticky buns at home. Then, science expert Dan Souza demystifies the science of a water roux. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of almond butter. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews waffle irons in the equipment corner. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Statue of Liberty This 1985 Ken Burns film chronicles the creation and history of the Statue of Liberty and what it represents to all Americans. Narrated by David McCullough, the film traces the development of the monument-- from its conception, to its complicated and often controversial construction, to its final dedication--and offers interviews with a wide range of Americans to explore the meaning of the Statue of Liberty. duration 56:11   TVPG-L
  • 8:00 pm
    Classical Rewind (My Music) Martin Goldsmith (classical music host on SiriusXM and former host of NPR's Performance Today) takes you on an incredible journey to explore the music of the masters in this program. This visual and auditory joyride provides us with a fanciful look at familiar classical masterpieces. Goldsmith brings his expertise to the podium - adding insight to the history and creation of this stunning music. Additionally, performers including Itzahk Perlman, Joshua Bell, and Stewart Copeland (The Police) bring their own personal reflections on the power of these masterpieces. duration 1:29:07   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    Johnny Mathis - Wonderful Wonderful (My Music Presents) Recorded at The Tropicana in Atlantic City on October 27, 2006 in celebration of his 50 years in show business, Johnny performs many of his hits including "In the Morning," "Wonderful! Wonderful!, "What I Did For Love," "Chances Are," "Misty, "Maria," Stranger in Paradise" and "A Certain Smile." duration 1:57:58   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    On Story [#703H] A Conversation with Tony Hale Tony Hale, star of Arrested Development and Veep, discusses the collaborative environment of comedy. duration 26:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#510H] Copenhagen Denmark's capital is the most fun-loving in Scandinavia. As we get to know Copenhagen, we'll discover reminders of its Viking history and symbols of its proudly independent ways today. We'll stroll through Europe's first great pedestrian zone, ogle crown jewels in the palace and take a bike ride through a famous hippie squatter community, finishing at Copenhagen's full-time carnival, Tivoli Gardens. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1611H] On The Road In America, Part 2 In the second program, "Pack Up Your Troubles," Burt continues the story. This time it's around the theme of wars and crisis, covering the two world wars and the depression. Wars often move people around. The labor force demands of WWI accelerated the move from farms to cities and initiated the Great Migration out of the South. The Depression slowed migration as worried people stayed close to home. The Dust Bowl migration, driven by environmental as well as an economic crisis, was the memorable exception. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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