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KQED Life: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Thursday, July 27, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#703H] Rome: Back-Street Riches In this third of 3 episodes on the Eternal City, we explore this grand metropolis - so rich in art and culture - on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners. Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, visiting the historic Jewish Ghetto, and enjoying art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, we uncover charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1207H] The Great Rivers of Europe: Melk to Budapest Burt cruises through the Wachau Valley, a major area for Austrian wines. Then he visits Melk Abbey, one of Europe's largest and most impressive monasteries were Burt explains how the Catholic Church used Baroque architecture to undermine the Reformation. Then to Vienna for music and pastry, and finally a tour of Budapest. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Finding Your Roots [#205H] The Melting Pot Three celebrity chefs who cook the food of their ancestors discover family members who have shaped their lives - and America's cuisine. Tom Colicchio of "Top Chef" learns the hardships his family endured (famine, bandits) living in a tiny town in Northern Italy and celebrates the courage of his original immigrant ancestor, a man who crossed the Atlantic many times to bring the Colicchios to the United States; Ming Tsai, the child of immigrants who fled Mao's Cultural Revolution, was raised to believe that his that his family's Chinese past was obliterated by the Communists - instead, he finds that his roots can be traced back more than 2000 years, yielding a large family tree; and Aaron Sanchez discovers that his family's treasured Mexican roots include people who were Spaniards, Africans and Native Americans. duration 56:26   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    West of the West - Tales from California's Channel Island [#101H] First People "Rotation" is about the geologic forces 20 million years ago that pushed Santa Barbara and 4 of the Channel islands from the San Diego area to their present location.
    "Arlington Man" is about the discovery of the oldest human remains in all of North America and the affirmation that it was a coastal migration (not solely the land bridge) that contributed to the peopling of North and South America.< br>"First Contact" is actually two parallel stories. One is the voyage of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo - a Portuguese conquistador sailing for the Spanish - who was looking for China but instead 'discovered' Alta California and the Channel Islands. And that was 89 years before the Pilgrims got to Plymouth Rock, meaning that America really started here. His story is intercut with the San Diego Maritime Museum's ambitious, years-in-the-making, and ultimately successful effort to build a replica of Cabrillo's flagship the San Salvador.
    "Once Upon a Time" is a reveal of the culture of the Island Chumash, a Native American People that thrived for thousands of years on the Channel Islands.
    "The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island" tells the true story behind Scott O'Dell's 8 million copy best-seller Island of the Blue Dolphins,a book read by millions of Californians.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    West of the West - Tales from California's Channel Island [#102H] Settlers "The Last Roundup" is the story of the Vail and Vickers cattle ranch 26 miles at sea on Santa Rosa Island and, after a 100-year run, its transition to a National Nark in the 1990's.
    "Graveyard of Ships" tells about the 500 shipwrecks on the Channel Islands and the lessons learned from understanding the history of some of them and diving to view others.
    "Magic Isle" is about Santa Catalina Island. It's the only one of the eight ever developed. The Chicago Cubs held spring training there for 31 years, one evening 10,000 people danced in the Casino ballroom, and today it struggles to preserve the buildings left by it's prime owner William Wrigley, Jr.
    "The Legendary King of San Miguel Island" is the Tale of Herbert Lester and his family. They lived on the island in the 1930's and early 1940's, with the two Lester children being schooled there until ages 9 and 12. Betsy Lester recounts her childhood and the remarkable life her parents built 30 miles at sea on a rugged, windswept island.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    West of the West - Tales from California's Channel Island [#103H] Return "The Doctor and the Rock Star" documents the improbable friendship between Carey Stanton, owner of Santa Cruz Island (the largest of the eight) and musician Joe Walsh. Walsh, for over three decades, has quietly helped lead efforts to preserve the island.
    "Cache" reveals more information about The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island. In this episode, the story is about discovery of a cave in which she lived and of two caches of items, buried in sand, believed to have been assembled by her while she lived alone on the island from 1835 to 1853.
    "Restoration" covers several aspects of efforts to restore the islands to their condition before settlers arrived in the 1800's. Recovery of the bald eagle and island fox are two examples, along with the creation of a National Park and National Marine Sanctuary.
    "Dark Water" is about today's descendants of Island Chumash (covered in program 101) relearning how to build ancient watercraft, which they use in their annual paddle across dangerous channel waters to a ceremony on Santa Cruz Island.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Travelscope [#502H] Istanbul - at the Crossroads of History From its days as the capital of the Roman Empire in the 4th century to its selection as the European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul has been a significant city and major crossroad between East and West for thousands of years. Its geopolitical location has created a vibrant metropolis rich with a wide range of cultural attractions. Joseph investigates the city's past and meets Istanbul's diversity head on in the bazaars, restaurants, churches, mosques and alleyways of Istanbul's many historic neighborhoods. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#209] Milan and Lake Como Milan symbolizes the powerhouse Italy of the 21st century-a European center for finance and fashion. We explore Italy's most extravagantly decorated Gothic cathedral, look at Leonardo da Vinci's famous Last Supper and shop, shop, shop. A visit to the Milan Design Museum shows how, for the Milanese, everyday life is art. We take a train north to serene Lake Como, where we ferry-hop among lakeside villages, explore elegant villas and stop over at the historic Villa D'Este Hotel. A side trip to the ancient city of Bergamo and an alpine festival in the Valtellina complete our journey. Tips include train travel and boat itineraries. duration 27:48   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#703] Lower Back Special (Part 2) Wai Lana focuses on strengthening the back muscles to prevent and relieve lower back pain. She'll show you how a strap can make sitting cross-legged easy duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#15] 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 [#16] 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 [#222] duration 26:51   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1410] Back Health Mary Ann introduces new exercises to gently loosen the thoracic spine with subtle shoulder and back movements. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#924H] Weight Loss: Full Body Workout (All Standing) duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1304H] Siena and Assisi, Italy Burt takes a group of public television viewers on a tour of Assisi and Siena. They visit the Basilica of St. Francis and discover how the paintings of Giotto made a permanent change in the way painters saw the world. They travel on to Siena and visit the great Church and historic attractions of the city. They also have a private tour of one of Italy's most important wineries and a special tasting of the wines of Tuscany. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#708H] London: Historic and Dynamic In many-faceted London, we ponder royal tombs in Westminster Abbey, learn how to triple the calories of an English scone at teatime, discover treasures in the British Library, enjoy the vibrant evening scene in Soho, uncover Churchill's secret WWII headquarters, join the 9-to-5 crowd in the new London, shop where the queen shops, and straddle the Prime Meridian at Greenwich. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#210] Sicily We wend our way across this largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Once the hub of the ancient world, Sicily offers up a vibrant, sun- soaked brew of history, tradition and intense cultural pride. At Palermo, a city bursting with its atmospheric past, we visit the lively market, and marvel at Monreale Cathedral, which shows off remnants of its Arab, Norman and Byzantine past. The finest classical Greek temples outside of Greece stand near Segesta and Agrigento, while the Villa Romana del Casale houses the most extensive and unspoiled Roman mosaics surviving from the ancient world. Then it's on to ancient Syracuse, once the rival of Athens for wealth and power. Finally, we climb to the top of Mount Etna, for steaming craters and unearthly views. Tips include getting around the island and when to visit. duration 27:44   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#802H] Taiwan - Iron Pathways to Adventure - Part 2 Joseph continues his Taiwan Rail Adventure. As he rides the rail system he finds natural and cultural adventures that entertain, educate and enchant the traveler. Along with Taiwan's natural beauty, cultural richness and colorful history, Joseph learns that rather than demolish the old, the Taiwanese are repurposing outdated train stations, rail lines and the remnants of industries the rails once supported in order to serve Taiwan's ever-growing and changing population in new ways. It only goes to prove that there is, indeed, no end to the surprising, enlightening, exhilarating and heart-warming experiences that can be had when visiting this beautiful island nation. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup [#102H] The Mediterranean Round-Up Our chefs share favorites dishes from Spain, Italy, and Greece. Rosemary Potato Pizza with Roasted Tomatoes/Paella/Seitan Gyro Rollups/Braised Escarole and Garlicky White Beans. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#511H] One-Pot Favorites Chef Keller makes an Alsatian favorite, choucroute or sauerkraut served with an array of seafood. Then he heads to the South for a deep, richly-flavored gumbo made with an assortment of great sausage and chicken. Seafood Medley with Choucroute, & Chef Keller's Gumbo. duration 28:45   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#106] Daniel Boulud Chef Daniel Boulud prepares a dish of roasted veal chops and sweetbreads. Boulud uses various techniques and an array of vegetables to add touches of sweet and sour flavoring to this dish. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2619H] Mixed Grill/Spiedo Misto The medieval town of Gubbio, Italy is the site of Taverna del Lupo, the signature restaurant of master chef and hotel owner Rudolfo Mencarelli who prepares an elegant guinea hen dish with Mary Ann which inspires her to go nella cucina and add to the feast by creating a traditional Umbrian Spiedo Misto (Mixed Grill) of meat, poultry and pork perfect for the grill or right in the broiler. duration 26:58   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#602H] Fruit and Meat They say opposites attract. There's something sensational about the sweetness of fruit with the savory taste of meat. Grilled pork tenderloin is a fantastic summer meal with a dressing of watermelon and cucumber. And Sara's son Sam joins her to make a family favorite, chicken with lemon and capers. It's easy and delicious. And on Ask Sara, Sara answers viewer questions on cutting herbs quickly and storing vanilla beans. Recipes: Grilled pork with watermelon cucumber salsa, Chicken with lemon and capers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    This Old House [#3607H] Arlington Arts & Crafts |To Paint Or Not to Paint A custom range hood is fabricated, and on the roof a rebuild of the original chimney. The homeowners meet with the designer to talk about options for the first floor, including the living room panels. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Ask This Old House [#1507H] Reclaimed Bench, Robotic Wall Bedroom, home office and master closet all in one! Watch Ross Trethewey use a robotic wall to furnish a micro-apartment. See Tom and Kevin turn a reclaimed piece of pine into a stylish bench in "Build It." duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#3144] Barn at Sunset Bob Ross paints a big old barn which appears to be half-covered in a snowy setting of frostbitten foliage. duration 28:04   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Best of "The Joy of Painting" [#3145] Secluded Beach Bob Ross teaches his special painting technique while creating a restless ocean crashing against a rocky coastline. duration 28:00   TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1202H] Better Built Blt's We cook with a sure fire hit: bacon! You can never have enough bacon and it goes with everything. Ming whips himself up a quick snack from his childhood, a bacon and peanut butter sandwich, before making a decadent Panko-crusted Eggplant BLT with Homemade Potato Chips. Guest chef Duckie Estes joins him in the kitchen to show off her homemade bacon - that's right, homemade bacon! - which she uses in her version of the BLT classic, Fried Green Tomato BLT with Tabasco Aioli. It's like a BLT with an upgrade. duration 26:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless [#1009H] A Passion for Cheese Carlos Yescas is a cheesehead on a mission: Put the fine, outstanding artisanal cheeses of Mexico on everyone's radar screen. Yescas scours the country for the best cheese producers; then, he scours Mexico City's best restaurants for chefs that will use those cheeses on their menus. One chef he's had success with is Jorge Vallejo, owner of Quintonil, who happily uses a super-rich doble crema cheese from Chiapas to make his mother's version of huazontles, and a tangy, bouncy quesillo from Chiapas for an elegant cheese soup. Luckily for the residents of DF, these cheeses can now be found at Carlos's stall, Lactography, in the sleek new Mercado Roma. Lucky Rick gets to sample the wares before heading home to Chicago, where he teaches us how easy it is to make whole milk ricotta. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Bakes [#503H] Pulled Doughs Join Martha - and a few special guests - to learn expert tips you'll need to prepare pizza, pretzel and strudel doughs, Old World European specialties that involve "pulling" dough. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#406H] Cooking with Wine Italians love to drink wine with their meals and cook with it as well. In this episode, Lidia shares a meal where wine plays a part of each delicious dish: sausage crostini: a toasted piece of bread topped with sweet Italian sausage and topped with taleggio cheese; linguine with white clam sauce: a simple white wine clam sauce served with linguine pasta; braised beef rolls: stuffed beef rolls oozing with the flavors of prosciutto, provolone and golden raisins served in a red wine tomato sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#312] Gail Gand This episode features Gail Gand, pastry chef and owner of Chicago's Vanilla Bean Bakery and Florida baker David Blom. Gail shows Julia and viewers how to create a "not your usual" lemon meringue pie-for-one, while David Blom makes cookies: delicately curved tuiles and tasty gingersnaps. duration 24:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Essential Pepin [#121H] Light As Air Meringue Shells With Chantilly Cream; Macaroons; Chocolate Roll; Chocolate Souffle Cake With Raspberry Sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#110H] Summer Fruit Joanne shares her love affair with summer, and shows us how much fun it can be to incorporate fresh summer stone fruits into recipes. She'll instruct her student on how to prepare Stone Fruit Mostarda and a Roasted Freekeh Pilaf with Dried Figs. Recipes: Pan-Roasted Duck Breast with Stone Fruit Mostarda, Roasted Freekeh Pilaf with Dried Fig and Walnuts, Ice Pops Student: Ianthe Brautigan. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1715H] Italian Chicken Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster go into the test kitchen together to uncover the secrets to better chicken marsala. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews manual citrus juicers in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows Bridget how to make the ultimate skillet-roasted chicken in lemon sauce at home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Roadtrip Nation: Life Hackers This special follows 3 roadtrippers - Antwan King, Emily Cox and Mansi Thakar - in the iconic green RV on a cross-country journey that goes "off road" and into the world of cyber security.
    32-year-old Antwan King from Greenville, NC sometimes gets stressed out by the thought of competing with younger college grads for jobs in cyber-security. But he's worked too hard to get here - holding down a full-time job during the day and loading UPS trucks at night just so he can finish his master's in digital forensics and cyber investigation. "I refuse to give up," he says. The memory of his grandfather, who never complained, keeps him going.
    The thing Emily Cox loves about cybersecurity is its duality: the tools used to break into a system are the same ones used to protect it. The 26-year-old Bloomington, IL native discovered cybersecurity a year ago and found a home in the fast-moving, constantly evolving field. However, formal education was a struggle - she dropped out of high school and didn't finish college - and it seems like everyone else started coding as a kid, so Emily wonders if she'll be able to catch up. She's been teaching herself and completed a coding bootcamp in between working as a barista, and now she's at a crossroads. It's time to take a leap if she's going to pursue cybersecurity, and that's why she's on this road trip - to find guidance and inspiration to jump-start what's next.
    To San Diego native Mansi Thakar, cybersecurity is a field where you can be a superhero. But when you're a modern-day tech protector facing millions of malware threats, you need backup. That's why she's drawn to the space where cybersecurity meets machine learning. The 24-year old is pursuing her master's in the field and wants to help shape how we confront the growing magnitude of cyber threats through data and automation.
    For four weeks, Antwan, Emily and Mansi seek out different members of the cyber security workforce who have become stories of success, in order to gain insight into what it really takes to thrive in the next chapter of their lives.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 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
    70s Soul Superstars (My Music) Join Patti LaBelle for an all-star reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B and soul, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, the Trammps and the Emotions. duration 2:28:57   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#704H] Florence: Heart of the Renaissance 15th-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world. In this first of 2 episodes, we gaze into the self-assured eyes of Michelangelo's David, enjoy Botticelli's Birth of Venus, delve into the 3D wonders of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, appreciate Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and climb the dome that kicked off the Renaissance. Then we cross the Arno to where Florentine artisans live, work, and eat - very well. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1208H] The Great Rivers of France: Lyon to Arles Burt tours the ancient city of Lyon. Founded by the Romans in the year 43, it is the gastronomic capital of France. Then he visits the winemakers of Beaujolais, the twin cities of Tournon and Tain L'Hermitage connected by the oldest suspension bridge in Europe. Next is a stop at the Pope's Palace in Avignon, and the locations in Arles that inspired Van Gogh. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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