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KQED Life: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#513H] Iran:Tehran and Side Trips As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history...and mystery. Visiting Tehran, Shariz, Persepolis, and a small village, we'll get a rare present-day look at of some of civilization's most important historical sites, and a sense of Iran's 21st century culture. From architecture and art to faith and everyday living, "Iran, Yesterday and Today" is all about the eye-opening gift of travel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1605H] St. Augustine, Florida Burt remembers a time when it was traditional for our governments to try and be responsive to the needs of the people. Apparently, it's a tradition that is dying out, so he travelled around the United States talking to people and trying to find out what is happening. Along the way, he discovers that each year, over $3 trillion of our taxes are wasted or stolen. He finds the accounts hard to believe and keeps asking, "Am I getting this right". duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Big Pacific [#102H] Violent (see description in part 1) duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG-V
  • 2:00 am
    Great Yellowstone Thaw [#101H] A Yellowstone winter is a brutal one. With temperatures that plunge down to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit the wildlife has to find strategies to survive. Some animals leave, some hide and some tough it out. Grizzlies hunker down and hibernate, but this winter the temperatures have been erratic and some bears are emerging early. Finding food is a huge challenge, but our camera crews follow one male who's lucky enough to hit the jackpot and find a bison that's been released from its icy tomb down in the valley. But he has to hang onto it while the scavengers hassle him. Great Gray owls suffer as their prey hides under an icy layer of snow that proves almost impossible to break through. Will this lack of food affect their mating and ability to raise a family in the Spring? Cameraman Jeff Hogan is following them to find out. And top wolf biologist Doug Smith explains why he's concerned about the number one predator. With a winter that's had less snow than usual it's favored the prey and the wolves are starving hungry. Host Kirk Johnson who's the Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, visits this unique wilderness to unravel the story of this particular winter in Yellowstone. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    9 Months That Made You [#101H] The First 8 Weeks Follow the story of how, from a fertilized egg, you took on human form in the womb. Chart the metamorphosis from the lizard-like, mouse-like and monkey-like forms you once took on until the moment around 12 weeks when you became unmistakably human. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-D
  • 4:00 am
    Global Spirit [#208] Rumi & The Sufi Path of Love How did a 13th century Sufi mystic from Central Asia become the most widely read poet in the United States? Why did UNESCO declare 2007 as "the year of Jalaluddin Rumi"? This "Global Spirit" program brings together two distinguished studio guests from different cultural traditions: Sufi sheikh Kabir Helminski of the Mevlevi Sufi tradition, and Iranian filmmaker and multi-lingual website host Parisa Soultani, who presents portraits of Rumi "lovers" from her "gathering of lovers" project. This program mixes knowledgeable, in-depth conversations with evocative film segments from Turkey, Iran and the USA to explore the depths of Rumi's poetry and teachings. Host Phil Cousineau explores questions such as: What does Rumi's poetry and message have to offer to raising religious tolerance in today's world? What does Rumi's perspective offer to discussions of extremism? What is Rumi's concept of divine Love or "Iskh"? and How is this love similar or different than what other great teachers, such as Jesus taught? duration 58:28   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Mineral Explorers [#205H] Spain Not all that glitters is gold; it could very well be Spanish Pyrite. Join us as we visit never-before seen private collections and hear the history of a country full of explorers. Then travel with us as we step back in time in the medieval town of Navajun. While there, we visit a mine that glitters with the world's most perfectly crystalized Pyrite. We end our trip with an exclusive look at some of the world's best pyrite held in a private collection of the mine owner, who kept some of his favorite specimens. duration 27:28   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#106] Hill Towns of Tuscany and Umbria Castles, vineyards, walled cities and a fierce medieval rivalry that lingers today - we're out for an adventure in the Italian hill towns. Our base is dramatic Siena, home of the intensely competitive Palio horse race. From Siena we explore the multi-towered town of San Gimignano, watch grapes being harvested at a winery and drop in on the cheese festival in Pienza. Then south to Rudy's secret pick - the haunting hill towns of Pitigliano and Sovana. In Umbria we discover Etruscan tombs, visit the home of St. Francis of Assisi and pick up some pottery in quaint Gubbio. Tips on driving through the maze-like streets of a hill town and finding a place to stay. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#113] The King of Asanas Headstand is best learned step by step, with the aid of a wall. Boat strengthens abs, Locust strengthens the spine, and Easy Wheel works on arms, thighs and buttocks. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#113] 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 [#114] 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  
  • 7:00 am
    Power Yoga: Mind and Body [#206] duration 27:24   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1314] Somatosensory Work We rely on our somatosensory system for good balance and everyday functioning. Mary Ann helps viewers turn their awareness inward to work this system. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#908H] Pain Relief: Quad & Hips duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 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
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#604H] The Best of Slovenia Little Slovenia is the least visited and most underrated of Europe's alpine countries. From its prosperous capital of Ljubljana, we enjoy the mountain resort of Lake Bled, venture into the Julian Alps for natural thrills mixed with World War I history, go spelunking in a gigantic cave, and swim with Slavs in a charming Adriatic port. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#107] Provence Sun, olive trees and cicadas - we're in the heart of France. With our base in the sleepy town of St. Remy, we make forays into the villages, countryside and cities of Provence. Driving tours of the Alpilles and Luberon regions take us to the red rock village of Rousillion, the lavender ensconced Abbey of Senanque, and the picture perfect village of Eygalieres. We also take in the delights of Provence's cities, Arles, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. We end our adventures with a dip in the Mediterranean at the seaside village of Cassis. Tips on how to rent a vacation home in France and enjoying the many summer festivals. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#705H] Zermatt, Switzerland - Under the Shadow of the Matterhorn Joseph heads to Zermatt to capture Switzerland's natural majesty at the foot of the country's most iconic mountain - the Matterhorn. With the glorious monolith ever in view, he hikes, climbs, rides and skis along an alpine landscape that takes the breath away and captures the imagination. His travels allow him to join in the yearly Folk Festival which features a parade through car-free Zermatt with 50 different folklore groups, as well as performances by more than 1,200 dancers, yodelers and musicians. During his stay he discovers that the Matterhorn's towering presence is only equaled by the heights Zermatters go to to make sure your visit is a memorable one. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#105] Summer Eco-Picnic Host Laura Theodore shares tasty recipes and tips for serving earth-friendly outdoor summer meals. Highlights include "Cool Cucumber Soup" served in edible bread bowls and "Sunflower Avocado Rolls," make perfect portable sandwiches. Next up, no picnic would be complete without "Country Style Red Potato Salad." "Peanut Butter Fudge" makes a rich but refreshing picnic dessert. Eco-tips include; "How to Pack an Earth-Friendly Picnic Basket." duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#421H] Street Food with Susan Feniger Susan Feniger visits Chef Keller's set and brings some of the wonderful "street food" recipes she has collected from cuisines all over the world. Today she focuses on Asian cooking, demonstrating three exciting recipes.
    Recipes: Japanese Pickled Vegetable Ribbons; Chilled Soba Noodles with Spicy Orange Sesame and Tofu; Tatsutage Fried Chicken with Spicy Yuzu Mayonnaise.
    duration 27:01   TVG
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#135] Jody Adams and Joachim Splichal Executive chef of Rialto at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Jody Adams, and chef/owner of Patina in Los Angeles, Joachim Splichal, visit Julia Child in her kitchen. For a light first course, Adams creates Carta Musica--a flat bread with a tossed salad. Splichal prepares a Mushroom Potato Lasagna, using chanterelles as the filler between potato slices with a butter and vegetable sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2603H] Two Sweet Tarts/Due Torte Squisite World-renowned pastry chef Nick Malgieri rolls up his sleeves nella cucina as he and Mary Ann exchange stories, tease each other, and have an entertaining time creating two masterpieces; Torta al Taglierini a pie-shaped, pastry noodle-topped chocolate cake and Torta Neri con le Noci (Chocolate Cake with Nuts) a classic Bolognese treat that's rich as Midas but light as a cloud. duration 26:51   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#211H] Locavore In Napa with Joey Altman Sara travels to a beautiful vineyard in Napa, California to cook farm fresh meals locally sourced with Bay Area chef Joey Altman. They whip up Grilled Salmon, Arugula & Grilled Corn Salad and Sweet Pea & Avocado Crostini. With Grilled Duck Breast, Honey-Roasted Carrots, Farro-Herb Salad and Cider Jus, the best of the farm is on the plate. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Woodsmith Shop [#801] Slant Front Desk Join the editors of Woodsmith magazine as they build a solid-wood case and dovetailed drawers for an heirloom desk. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Woodwright's Shop [#3503H] Stamp Out Cookie Carving! Woodcarver Mary May joins Roy to carve springerle cookie molds for every occasion from apple and cherry wood. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#3008H] 10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans, Part 2 What's old is new again! Restyle your old jeans into useful and decorative home accessories. Nancy applies her 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew philosophy to create Soft-sided Bins, the Double Duty Mat for sewing and pressing, the Crossbody Jeans Bag, and the Two-for-One Apron. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#3009H] Trusty Triangles - A Row-By-Row Sampler Quilt, Part 1 Nancy explains how to arrange simple half-square triangles into beautiful row-by-row designs. Learn how to make half-square triangles, and assemble three rows of a six row sampler quilt. Designs include - Opposing Arrows, Teetering Triangles, and Twirling Triangles. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1412H] Geir Skeier Chef Tsai continues his adventure in Norway,catching up with chef Geir Skeier, winner of the 2009 Bocuse d'Or world cooking contest. After prepping a delicious cocktail from traditional Norwegian Aquavit, Ming and Geir create two meals from the region's sumptuous salmon. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#202H] School Lunch with a Mexican Twist The same foods that parents pack into a hearty school lunch in Mexico are perfect for school lunchtime in America. These dishes are so tasty and filling, even grownups will want to take them to work! Street-Style Cut-Up Fruits and Vegetables; Ham and Cheese Torta Sandwiches; Juju's Birthday Cake (with a Brownie Twist). duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#505H] Side Dishes Spice up everyday side dishes with the distinctive ingredients of the Gulf. Four recipes-creamed coconut spinach, eggplant with herbs and yogurt, cauliflower salad with roasted chickpeas, and za'atar smashed potatoes-will brighten any meal! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#325H] Dough and Crusts Italians will wrap anything in dough, whether it's savory or sweet, and still have time for a classic. Lidia begins this meal with a savory zucchini and rice crostata. She then turns to the sweets with a celebration of zeppole, a fried delicious dough stuffed with creamy ricotta. Grandma Erminia, who has the sweet tooth in the family, joins Lidia for this segment. Lastly, there is still time for a classic and Lidia prepares an easy steamed mussel dish with white wine, onions, bay leaves and pepperoncino. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#134] Jim Dodge Vermont, Jim Dodge creates an all-American apple pie--the Harvest Apple Pie. To get a flaky crust, Dodge makes sure to use cold butter. He also suggests using Empire and Golden Delicious apples rather than Granny Smith or Red Delicious. duration 25:40   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#215H] Crock of Flavor Light, lean and big on flavor! This menu features Small Crocks of Shrimp in Hot Vegetable Broth and lean pork tenderloin in Pork Medallions with Grapes and Pomegranate Sauce accompanied by a melange of Spinach, Macadamia Nuts and Raisins. For dessert, it's Butter Pecan Ice Cream paired with Apple Maple Topping making a feast worthy of any company! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#215H] Herbs Joanne grew her first garden when she was a freshmen in college. All she had room for was a tiny herb garden on her windowsill, but boy, did that little garden inspire her to cook. Today she's going to Taku Inlet in Alaska where they'll fish for sockeye salmon, and with her student Santosh, they are going to make a slow roasted side of salmon, paired with a fresh herb salad with basil, arugula, parsley, mint, and cilantro, with a lemon vinaigrette. And finally for dessert, peach and basil ice pops. There is nothing that gives you more fresh flavors than cooking with herbs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1708H] Hearty One Pot Meals Host Julia Collin Davison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the best ground beef chili. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews food processors in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer uncovers the secrets to the ultimate red lentil soup with north African spices. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#201H] In Search of Our Fathers Three guests know almost nothing about their fathers' past. Stephen King's father walked out on the family when Stephen was two years old and never returned; Courtney Vance's father was a foster child and never knew who his biological parents were - after his suicide, Courtney wants to learn more about his roots; and Gloria Reuben's father was 78 years old when she was born - he died when she was young, taking the secret of his ancestry with him. Henry Louis Gates solves the mystery of their paternal ancestry and introduces them to relatives they never knew they had. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Jefferson Davis: An American President [#101] Davis is perhaps the most misunderstood and maligned figure in United States history. One of the most outstanding statesmen of the United States during the first 60 years of the 19th century, he sacrificed everything to defend the South's position related to the rights of the states and conservative constitutional interpretation. Against staggering odds he led the South and held it together in the bloody Civil War or War Between the States. A West Point graduate was a hero of the Mexican War, United States Senator, outstanding Secretary of War under Franklin Pierce and the only President of the Confederate States of America. Among his many contributions to this country, he is responsible for the way the National Capitol looks today and is largely responsible for the Smithsonian Institution. From Jefferson Davis' Kentucky birthplace to his southwest Mississippi boyhood at Rosemont and his early schooling, we follow him to West Point, to stations in the remote west and to his first love and tragically short marriage to Sarah Knox Taylor. Having finally emerged from his deep grief, Davis forges a political path that leads him to Washington City as a Mississippi representative to Congress. He marries Varina Howell in Mississippi, enters the Mexican War and returns a hero. Jefferson Davis is appointed to the Senate; the Davis' revel in D.C. political and social life, have friends in both political camps, and Davis becomes one of the finest Secretaries of War as a part of the Pierce administration. Davis returns to the Senate for a second term and is instrumental in solidifying the Smithsonian Institution, in restoring the U.S. Capitol, and it is also in D.C. that his first of six children is born. In the late 1850s, with the stirrings of secession abounding, Davis holds fast to his beliefs and tries to keep the fledgling nation together. But at the end of a contentious and protracted fight, Davis must side with the south, with his home state...and after one of the most moving speeches in Senate history, Davis departs his beloved Washington City. ..forever. duration 1:26:57   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    Jefferson Davis: An American President [#102] Presents his personal life, as President of the Confederate States of America, 1861 through 1865. Davis creates a government, fights a war, with no money, no munitions, no army or navy, against an army 5 times the manpower...and keeps the Confederacy alive for 4 long years. duration 1:26:56   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Jefferson Davis: An American President [#103] Portrays Davis as a man without a country, a fallen hero, his imprisonment without being charged and his final days as Ex-President Davis. The "un-crowned King of the South". duration 56:55   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 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
  • 12:30 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
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