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KQED Life: Saturday, July 1, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Saturday, July 1, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#507H] The Czech Republic Off The Beaten Path Few travelers venture beyond Prague to experience the Czech Republic's many cultural riches and offbeat delights. We'll get you started with a whirlwind of Art Nouveau, local pub music, stinky cheese-tasting, river-rafting, and peat-bathing in places like Olomouc, Moravsky Krumlov, Telc, Trebon and Konopiste. We'll also tour a remarkable memorial to the holocaust in Terezin, and the charming castle town of Cesky Krumlov. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1506H] It's A Good Thing When Burt started traveling around the world, the hotels, restaurants, airlines, and just about every other business he encountered had been started by a man, today, half the businesses he deals with were put together by entrepreneurial women and as Martha Stewart would say, "That's a good thing". In this program Burt travels around looking at the tradition of women entrepreneurs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Curious Traveler [#211H] Curious Stockholm What did Alfred Nobel invent that led him to create the Nobel Prize? What is Gamla Stan? What's so important about the throne inside the Royal Palace of Stockholm? What is the Djurgarden Canal, and why was it only for the Royal Family? Why did the Swedes grow grass on their rooftops, and what's the history of their folk costumes? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    In The Americas with David Yetman [#501H] A Gaucho Gathering In Uruguay Each year several thousand gauchos - Uruguayan cowboys - gather in the interior town of Tacuaremb for a festival and parade. David travels to a ranch deep in the interior and follows the gaucho life and their preparations for the parade. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Born to Explore with Richard Wiese [#113H] Cyprus: Cleopatra's Secret Island Richard Wiese travels to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus steeped in ancient tales of love and intrigue. He joins world-famous archeologist Dr. Joan Connelly, who is digging for clues to confirm the existence of a sacred temple built by Cleopatra to honor her love child with Julius Caesar. Richard visits the organic farm and restaurant of one of Cyprus' most celebrated chefs, and learns about the famous "tatsia" dance. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    Weekend Explorer [#405H] Laguna Beach, California Discover this beautiful artist colony in Southern California and explore its many attractions from the unique Pageant of the Masters, a theatrical performance bringing works of art to life, to enjoying beach activities including kayaking, skim boarding, tide pooling, and swimming. Then, meet internationally renowned sealife artist Wyland before going on a wild dolphin tour. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 am
    Fringe Benefits [#202H] Charleston, WV Wild and Wonderful West Virginia shines in this episode - focusing on the outdoors and people of the mountain state. We start our journey in Lewisburg - a historic and dynamic small town with a big city feel. Then, we meet craftspeople who've been crafting hand-blown art pieces for more than 100 years. Later on, Katie gets outdoors and into nature with a kayak trip and a visit to the New River Gorge, before ending our tour by tasting unique and delicious local sea salt, sourced from an underground ancient ocean. duration 26:52   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#402H] Sevierville, Tennessee - Dolly Parton's Hometown and Sweet Southern Charm in the Great Smoky Mountains Colleen and the family journey to the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains in Sevierville, Tennessee, the hometown of beloved country singer Dolly Parton. In a town as rich in southern charm as this, there is no shortage of fun to be had. The family enjoys everything from adventure parks, to shopping, to staying in a log cabin, and all the culture and country history in between, Colleen and her girls take advantage of all the activities Sevierville has to offer, and even get to try out some of Dolly Parton's local favorites. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 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
  • 4:30 am
    MN Original [#207H] History Theatre's production of Glensheen by Jeffrey Hatcher and Chan Poling examines the story of the 1977 Duluth murders. Greta Claire is an abstract painter obsessed with color and texture and the constant need to create. Cartoonist Tom Richmond is a regular contributor to MAD Magazine and recipient of the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. Pianist Zhen Tu performs Etude No. 3 Un sospiro, arranged by Franz Liszt, in the Ordway's Concert Hall. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Reel South [#202H] Eat White Dirt By Adam Forrester. Discover the oddly spellbinding personal, cultural and scientific history of the deeply transgressive and often misunderstood practice of consuming earth, a phenomenon known as geophagy. The film collects and combines the experiences, processes and explanations of people who eat white dirt with information from the scientists who study the phenomenon. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Chef's Life [#106H] The World Is Your Oyster Vivian goes to Cedar Island to explore the new culture of farm-raised oysters in the Southeast. She and Ben share plans of opening an oyster bar across the street from Chef & the Farmer in hopes it will be a place that adds character and variety to the tiny town's "dining scene." Vivian and her dad orchestrate their family's first-ever oyster roast and are blown away by how much everyone enjoys it. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#107] Balance Your Buttocks Balancing on buttocks helps to stretch the hamstrings. Tiger Pose tones the buttocks. Sitting in an Imaginary Chair strengthens thigh muscles fast! duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#99] 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 [#100] 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 [#129] Forward Folds - Version Two With Paschimottanasana, Upavishta Konasana, Janu, Triang, cow face, Double pigeon. duration 27:42   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1307] Strengthening Muscles & Joints This program is devoted to strengthening muscles to stabilize our joints and preserve muscle mass. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#901H] Weight Loss: Slenderizing Your Core duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3643H] duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Craftsman's Legacy [#103H] The Guitar Maker Brain Galloup builds guitars and runs a school to teach others the craft of guitar making. Host Eric Gorges visits the school and learns what it takes to build a guitar from scratch. They discuss the tonal properties of wood, steam bending and key steps of guitar building. duration 25:33   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    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
  • 10:00 am
    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
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#604H] Child's Chair with Steve Brown Tommy is joined by Rough Cut regular and Master Furniture Maker Steve Brown from the North Bennet Street School. Steve and Tommy pick a project that encourages the home woodworker to keep it simple with a Child's Chair,concentrating on its rustic splayed legs. A great project for beginners, it's made of a beautiful white oak, with inspiration coming from a traditional bretstuhl of Germany. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    American Woodshop [#2203H] Spirit Carvings Animal 3-D signs and wind spirit weather vanes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Urban Conversion [#207H] Clean Energy 101 Topic: Wind Power, Solar Power, Climate Change. Rodman, a global warming skeptic, puts his views to the test as he visits with climate change expert Casper Ammann. Casper lays out the stakes, leading Rodman to get his knowledge of clean alternative energy solutions up to snuff. First, he visits NREL where he learns the basics of wind energy from expert Fort Felker. Fort then directs him to a backyard where a smaller turbine helps power a single home. Next, he is put to work by Namaste solar, where he learns about the theory behind installing solar panels to contribute to the grid. Still wondering how he will bring this into his own life, he is introduced to the growing phenomenon of solar farms. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    GardenSmart [#4705H] In this episode, GardenSMART visits a garden that's undergoing a dramatic restoration. How do they deal with older plants, and how do they mix in the new? Good questions and a lot of interesting answers. Be sure to tune in duration 27:14   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden's EdibleFeast [#3603H] Ohio Explore Ohio. Visit a man who wasn't happy with what he saw working as a dairy farmer, so he started his own grass-fed dairy. Then, meet a couple who run their own fermenting business using the produce from their farm. Learn a few easy techniques for planting collard greens and preparing for the fall from Volunteers for Veggies, an urban gardening program that donates food to the needy. Restaurant owner Jose Salazar demonstrates how to make tandoori chicken wings. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1302H] Making A Difference Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. That's the theme of this episode. Watch as P. Allen Smith talks to people making a difference in their communities and also the world. From growing food for the homeless, teaching kids in the garden, composting, to creating new organic plant varieties. Watch "Making a Difference" and maybe you will be inspired to make a difference too. duration 26:21   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#805H] Redeeming Your Ground (Atlanta, Ga) How often do we move into a house that provides adequate shelter but does nothing to beckon you outside beyond the walls? That was the case for the Scott family... until they decided to do something about it. What started as an experimental small vegetable garden at the back of the driveway has since evolved into a livable and inviting backyard that is now an essential part of their everyday living space. See how this family's efforts to redeem their ground opened up a whole new world of life in the great outdoors, and how many of the simple changes they made will inspire you in your own backyard. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#1205H] Saddle up for a rodeo riding school in Montana. Visit a California farm community pulling together to save pollinating honeybees. Meet an Arkansas rancher as he rounds up a large and growing herd of buffalo. duration 26:06   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Immense Possibilities [#601H] The Long View of Matthew Fox Other than Pope Francis, he would likely be the most widely-read Christian clergyman in the world...if he were still a clergyman. Matthew Fox was expelled from the Dominican Order for spreading boldly rambunctious ideas on God and worship that became beacons for millions on their spiritual path. Dr. Fox sits down with us for a memorable half hour. duration 27:07   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Craftsman's Legacy [#301H] The Sand Caster Nothing fires up host Eric Gorges like working with molten metal. In this episode, Eric and master sand caster Scott Nelles, create a bronze and aluminum ray gun. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1603H] Guatemala, Part 2 In Guatemala part two, Burt tours the most famous Maya crafts market in Central America, visits Lake Atitlan in the Sierra Madre mountains, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful locations in the Americas. He (carefully) investigates an active volcano, learns how coffee is grown and processed in the high mountains, reviews the history of coffee, learns about an ancient Maya ball game that looks a lot like basketball. He interviews Richard Hanson, one of the world's leading authorities on early Central American culture and tours Guatemala City, the country's capital. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#101] Naples and the Amalfi Coast Naples is an ideal launching point for exploring the ancient city of Pompeii and the devastation of Mount Vesuvius. Trek across a still-active volcano, then to stylish Sorrento, sample luscious gelato and hop a ferry to the isle of Capri. Take in spectacular views along the thrilling Amalfi coast and further south visit Paestum, home to the best Greek ruins outside of Greece. duration 28:30   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#511H] Denmark: Beyond Copenhagen Using Copenhagen as a spring board, we'll visit the very best of Denmark. Aarhus welcomes us with its ruddy affluence, charming open air museum and eerily well-preserved ancient bog man. Roskilde impresses visitors with its royal burial church and the best Viking ship museum anywhere. And the delightfully quaint Isle of Aero beckons a bike ride among thatched cottages, "snooping mirrors", and cobbled alleyways that reminds us of the world of Hans Christian Andersen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    On Story [#704H] A Conversation with Marta Kauffman Writer and producer Marta Kauffman discusses the appeal of the Netflix series Grace and Frankie. duration 26:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 5:30 pm
    Articulate with Jim Cotter [#104H] Sugar Tongue Slim For STS, wordplay is a way of life; hip-hop lines his pockets, poetry feeds his soul.
    Bruce Metcalf - Master fine art jeweler Bruce Metcalf refuses to use the traditional metals and gems in his work, finding them all a little too... precious.
    Fear of the Known - For generations, the early 20th century American writer H.P. Lovecraft has been terrifying readers. We find out how.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Essential Pepin [#112H] Fruit Fete Good Lady Apples Bon Femme; Stew Of Red Summer Fruit; Braised Pears In A Caramel Sauce; Flambeed Bananas; Apple Fritters. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1202H] Gold Mirror Italian Restaurant, The Plumed Horse Restaurant, NIDO Nostalgia abounds at the old-school Italian mainstay Gold Mirror Italian Restaurant in San Francisco. In contrast, a trip to the South Bay supplies a modern twist with sumptuous bites, a huge wine list and amazing service at The Plumed Horse Restaurant. Finally, unwind at a modern cantina with elevated contemporary Mexican cooking at NIDO in Oakland. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Woodsongs [#1903H] Earls of Leicester The Earls of Leicester is a bluegrass group assembled by master musician and multi-Grammy winner Jerry Douglas to present the music of Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and their band the Foggy Mountain Boys. Their self-titled debut album on Rounder Records earned a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. The band had a big 2016. They released their second album 'Rattle and Roar' and won the 2016 IBMA award for Entertainers of the Year. The band's music focuses on the music of Flatt and Scruggs during the period when the band consisted of Lester Flatt on guitar and lead vocals, Earl Scruggs on banjo and guitar, 'Uncle' Josh Graves on dobro, Paul Warren on fiddle, Curly Seckler on mandolin, and 'Cousin' Jake Tullock on bass. The band's name is a play on the names of "Earl" Scruggs and "Lester" Flatt. Onstage for tonight's special event WoodSongs broadcast taping is Jerry Douglas (dobro) Shawn Camp (lead vocals and guitar) Charlie Cushman (banjo) Jeff White (mandolin) Johnny Warren (fiddle) and Barry Bales (upright bass). WoodSongs Kids: Presley Barker and Clay Russell are two young bluegrass musicians from the Western North Carolina area. They been honored with many awards in the bluegrass competitions within their regions. duration 56:32   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#4211H] Band of Horses/Parker Millsap Enjoy modern roots rock with Band of Horses and Parker Millsap. BOH play tunes from their album Why Are You OK, as Millsap supports The Very Last Day. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    Speakeasy [#201H] Frankie Valli and Paul Shaffer Frankie Valli, best known as the front man of The Four Seasons, sits down with legendary musical director/bandleader Paul Shaffer. Over the course of his career, Valli has scored 29 Top 40 hits with The Four Seasons, one Top 40 hit under The Four Seasons' alias 'The Wonder Who?,' and nine Top 40 hits as a solo artist. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 as a member of The Four Seasons and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. Shaffer served as David Letterman's musical director, band leader, and sidekick on the entire run of both Late Night with David Letterman (1982-1993) and Late Show with David Letterman (1993-2015). He began his music career in 1972 as the musical director of the Toronto production of "Godspell" before joining the house band of "Saturday Night Live" from 1975-1980. duration 56:13   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#304H] Joan Osborne Since bursting onto the charts with her debut, international hit "One of Us" this seven-time Grammy Award-nominee and multi-platinum selling artist has charmed audiences around the globe with her soulful vocals and dynamic songwriting. Infinity Hall Live captures her in the midst of a tour in support of her current record, Love and Hate, a poignant collection that weaves together strands of American roots music, poetic lyrics and impassioned vocals. duration 56:51   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Live at 9:30 [#111H] Performances by Troye Sivan, The Suffers, The Claypool Lennon Delirium (Les Claypool & Sean Lennon), Clutch and The Knocks. duration 56:24   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#508H] Athens and Side Trips The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis. We'll tour the must-sees of ancient Athens, including the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. We'll take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city, but waste no time getting to my favorite side trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi, and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1601H] Kansas City Burt visits Kansas City, discovers the history of Kansas City BBQ, visits the town's best BBQ joint and goes into their kitchens to checkout their technique. He visits the Kansas City Royals stadium, which is one of the few stadiums still standing that was originally built for baseball and learns about the team culture that has made them champions. He tours the city's great art museum and discovers the World War I Memorial Museum. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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