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KQED Life: Saturday, September 2, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Saturday, September 2, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#812H] Berlin A tumultuous 20th century left Berlin filled with powerful sights - from evocative memorials, to surviving bits of its communist and fascist days, to its glass-domed Reichstag. We enjoy its now-trendy east side, its people-friendly riverfront, and its vibrant social scene. Reunited Berlin - perhaps the fastest changing and most happening city in Europe - is entertaining more visitors than ever. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1604H] Cruising The Baltic Burt takes a look at the history of cruising and how it has changed and how much of it has remained the same during the past 200 years. The first luxury cruise ship was based in Italy, and was only available to the rich and famous. It offered excellent food, gambling, magnificent parties and guided tours. Burt's cruise starts in Portsmith, England and visit Belgium (Zeebrugge), Denmark (Copenhagen) , Germany (Berlin), Russia (St. Petersburg), Estonia (Tallinn) and Sweden (Stockholm). duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Destination Craft with Jim West [#108H] Peru Jim West travels to Cusco and Lima in Peru, South America where master artisans teach gourd carving, Peruvian pottery, and making a traditional retablo. He also crafts the perfect pan flute. Jim also makes a "ceviche" dish with a master chef, learns about silver jewelry making, and weaves colorful tapestries. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    In The Americas with David Yetman [#510H] The Brazilian State of Ceara From dazzling beaches to verdant mountains to parched scrubland, Ceara exhibits many of the attractions and also the contradictory currents that Brazilians face. David visits the old sections of the capital city of Fortaleza, a once-isolated beach town, the sweltering inland semi-desert, and the lush mountain range that forms the state's garden basket. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Born to Explore with Richard Wiese [#120H] South Africa: Turtles and Tsongas The tale of the turtle takes place on the beaches of South Africa's Rocktail Bay, on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Richard Wiese travels here to search for the extraordinary 300-pound loggerhead turtle, which swims thousands of miles each year to lay its eggs on the same beach where it was born. Richard joins a Tsonga tribesman to catch fish in unusual reed traps and visits a rural primary school to see how the next generation of South Africans is coming of age. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    In Pursuit of Passion [#104H] Sy Africa - Zambia, Africa Swim to the edge of Victoria Falls, canoe with elephants and take a micro-light flight with founder and philanthropist of Abercrombie and Kent, Geoffrey Kent, as we learn of his beginnings and his ultimate choice to run his business and global philanthropic efforts in parallel. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 am
    Travels with Darley [#302H] Hong Kong Urban Adventures Explore art galleries, hip neighborhoods and top nightlife in Hong Kong, as host Darley Newman meets local experts enjoy the best urban adventures in this bustling Asian city. From authentic cuisine on a foodies' tour of Sham Shui Po to dim sum at the world's cheapest Michelin-star restaurant, food, markets, culture and temples take center state on this city tour. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#409H] Oxnard, California - California, Here We Come! California, here we come! Colleen and her family head to the beautiful coastal town of Oxnard, California. Join them as they go on a whale watching expedition, learn the history of Oxnard at Heritage Square, try their hand at a game of Foot Golf, and soak up a beautiful sunset at the Hollywood Beach Cafe, where the food is delicious and the surf is sweet. duration 26:46   TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Bare Feet In NYC with Mickela Mallozzi [#207H] Little Ukraine Little Ukraine is a small 3-block gem in Manhattan's East Village: from celebrating Pierogi Day to jumping splits with Ukrainian dancers, Mickela gets a taste of it all. duration 27:01   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    MN Original [#214H] Hend Al-Mansour questions the role of women in Saudi Arabian society and puts women's rights at the forefront of her work. Deaf writer Raymond Luczak performs his poem Birthright in American Sign Language at the Heights Theater in Minneapolis. Asia Ward sculpts and suspends sculptures she calls "aluminum dreamscapes." Composer Chan Poling's classical and contemporary jazz training inspires his songwriting for musical theater and his alternative rock band, The Suburbs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Reel South [#209H] Private Violence By Cynthia Hill. With at least four women murdered each day by abusive (and often, ex) partners, a woman in America is most in danger in her own home. Witness the complex realities of intimate partner violence through the eyes of two survivors: Deanna Walters, a mother seeking justice for her estranged husband's crimes against her, and victims' advocate Kit Gruelle. Executive produced by Gloria Steinem. duration 54:16   STEREO TVG
  • 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 [#59] 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 [#60] 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 [#109] Upper Body/Arms With Vinyasa to plank, Chaturanga, Vasisthasana, and others. duration 26:08   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1602H] Imagining Resistance Mary Ann demonstrates three different ways to push up from a chair and uses imaginary resistance to strengthen muscles. Gretchen combines a standing balance routine with vestibular work. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#1016H] Strengthen Your Spine and Flatten Your Abs duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    MotorWeek [#3652H] duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Craftsman's Legacy [#106H] The Potter Host Eric Gorges visits potter and musician Akira Satake, who discovered his love of pottery later in life. Eric makes a ceramic teapot. Eric and Akira discuss the serendipity that leads craftsmen to their craft. Akira started his career as an accomplished photographer in Japan, then found another successful career in New York as a recording studio owner and a session banjo player before finding his true passion in pottery. duration 25:33   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    This Old House [#3612H] Arlington Arts & Crafts | Changes Start to Show The house gets new shingles. After the hardwood goes down, radiant tubing is installed on the entire first floor. The large existing fireplace gets a makeover. Outside, the side decks and rails are built. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Ask This Old House [#1512H] Radiator, Saws, Garage Lights Richard to the rescue - see him diagnose a malfunctioning hot water radiator and give a lesson on diverter tees. Tom demonstrates different types of handsaws. Watch Scott brighten up a driveway with LED garage lights. And the guys ask, "What is it?" duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 am
    Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac [#613H] Master Showcase with Tom McLaughlin We're heading to Canterbury, NH to see Master Woodworker and series regular Tom McLaughlin in his natural habitat. Tommy joins Tom in his workshop to build a porch swing, a perfect addition for any family home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    American Woodshop [#2212H] Home Trims Scrolling brackets for doorways, carving weather vanes and totem accents. duration 26:50   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Urban Conversion [#103H] My Alternative Fuel Future Could an alternatively fueled car be in Rodman's future? Rodman learns what's down the road for hydrogen fuels, gets his hands dirty collecting bio diesel, and is shocked to learn about a mechanical shop that converts classic cars to electric. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    GardenSmart [#4708H] A raindrop can be one of the most beneficial or most destructive elements on earth. And managing storm water runoff is a problem no matter where we live. GardenSMART visits the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson, to take a look at their innovative rainwater management ideas. An interesting show and a lot to learn. Be sure to tune in. duration 26:50   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Victory Garden's EdibleFeast [#3606H] Palm Beach Visit Palm Beach, Florida, where Dr. John Zahina-Ramos of Just One Backyard shows how to plant sweet potatoes in a wheelbarrow and then how to make a wall garden. Then visit Jojo Milano, who left the urban life of Miami to start a farm in rural Palm Beach County where she raises purebred Nubian and Lamancha goats and makes cheese from their milk. Next, head to the water to see how Eric Finn dives for the invasive lionfish and spiny lobster. Finish up in the kitchen of Chef Clay Conley, who serves up lionfish, escabeche-style. duration 26:16   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    P. Allen Smith's Garden Home [#1311H] Washington Was Here Step back in time with P. Allen Smith as he travels back to 18th century Williamsburg to see just how George Washington and other Virginians would have lived (and eaten) in Pre-Revolutionary War time. He'll walk in the shoes of an 18th century middling to meet some colorful characters that talk about the gardens, kitchens and their way of life. You'll even get a taste of our first president's favorite dish. duration 27:09   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Growing A Greener World [#808H] The Green Bronx Machine: The Power of a Classroom Farm (Bronx, NY) Stephen Ritz will be the first to tell you he's not a farmer. But while his days are spent mostly indoors and with no tractor in sight, he tends to perhaps the most important crop of all: hundreds of elementary school-aged students growing up in the poorest congressional district in America. It is, essentially, the worst soil possible for anything to thrive. But here, Stephen embeds himself - heart and soul - into their lives on a daily basis. Armed with the power of "real food" (that is, fresh fruits and vegetables) in building healthy minds and bodies, Stephen has committed his life's work to teaching kids to grow it in a one-of-a-kind incredible learning environment that he created. In the process, the real-life application of doing it has transcended all levels of academics: reading, writing, math, science, and so much more. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    America's Heartland [#1208H] Examine the smart phone's potential for better farming as Illinois folks explain how technology could benefit crops in third-world nations. Discover how soybeans became a prevalent part of our diet. Visit an unusual "farm" in California where the harvest is a glowing white crop of salt. duration 26:40   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Travelscope [#101] Manzanillo, Mexico & The Costa Alegre Rosendo explores Mexico's Costa Alegre - "the happy coast" - and Manzanillo, the resort village made famous by the movie "10". He highlights the state and city of Colima with its rain forests and active volcanoes, joins an on-going fiesta in Comala and discovers some of the coast's elegant resorts. duration 26:44   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Craftsman's Legacy [#304H] The Duck Decoy Maker Duck! Here come some of the most exquisitely carved duck decoys host Eric Gorges ever laid eyes on. Meet Ben Heinemann, master carver, who teaches Eric a thing or two about the real thing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1608H] The Road to Ruin St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest city in the United States. Burt tours the town, looks into the history of Henry Flagler who built a railroad that turned Florida into "The American Riviera." He also visits Flagler College and learns about their Coastal Environmental project. St. Augustine was the place where the Spanish Conquistador, Juan Ponce De Leon searched for the Fountain of Youth. Throughout the program, Burt continues that investigation, with considerable success. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#406] Bordeaux and the Dordogne The world's finest wines, sweeping vineyards and fine food couple with a river valley dotted with castles. We sample the best Bordeaux then cruise the lovely Dordogne and Lot rivers with stops at chateaux, ancient watermills, and perched villages. Cooking classes and an underground adventure to see pre-historic cave paintings round out the trip. Tips on wine tasting and walking paths. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Rick Steves' Europe [#904H] Bulgaria Bulgaria, so mysterious to most Americans, has a vivid identity as a crossroads of the Balkans. Rick traces the country's complex history, from ancient Thracian tombs to medieval Orthodox Christian monasteries to Soviet monuments. And he enjoys an intimate taste of contemporary culture: the yellow brick road of Sofia; the gregarious craftspeople of the medieval capital, Veliko Tarnovo; and the thriving pedestrian zones of cosmopolitan Plovdiv. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    On Story [#707] Freaks & Muppets: A Conversation with Jason Segel Jason Segel discusses his career and how he's formed a family of weirdos in film and television. duration 29:00   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    Articulate with Jim Cotter [#107] Watsky On How to Ruin Everything The performance poet turned rapper Watsky pulls no punches in his first collection of essays. All of his work is characterized by witty wordplay and disarming honesty. All the World's A Stage - It's widely accepted that life itself is a performance. If so, what can theatre teach us about how to be ourselves? Dindga McCannon - Dindga McCannon helped pioneer art quilting, an innovative, improvisational approach to a traditional medium. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Essential Pepin [#104H] Veg-In! Ragout Of Asparagus; Zucchini And Tomato Gratin; Cauliflower Gratin; Artichoke Hearts Helen; Corn Tempura. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#915H] The Grubstake, Turk and Larkin Deli and Tanguito-Argentinean Grill & Empanadas Revisit three Mom 'n' Pop restaurants from the Check, Please! archives: The Grubstake, Turk and Larkin Deli, and Tanguito-Argentinean Grill & Empanadas. duration 26:55   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Woodsongs [#1906H] Celebration of Merle Travis with Thom Bresh, Eddie Pennington, Katelyn Prieboy and Parker Hastings Merle Travis is a Kentucky guitar hero and an American music icon. Born in Rosewood, Kentucky, his lyrics often discussed the life and exploitation of coal miners. Among his many well-known songs are "Sixteen Tons," "Re-Enlistment Blues," "I am a Pilgrim" and "Dark as a Dungeon". However, it is his master guitar playing and his interpretations of the rich musical traditions of his native Muhlenberg County, Kentucky for which he is best known today. "Travis picking", a syncopated style of finger-picking, is named after him. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970 and elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1977.
    Performing on this broadcast: Thom Bresh is the son of Merle Travis and a world-class guitar master in his own right. Bresh did not begin his music career until his adult years. From age 3 to age 17, he worked as an actor and one of the youngest stuntman in TV and movies, where such programs as 'The Lone Ranger' and the Billy the Kidd trilogy were filmed. Ever since he was old enough to hold a guitar pick, he's followed the unique fingerpicking style his father made famous, bringing it to new audiences. Eddie Pennington is one of the true guitar legends from Kentucky in the same tradition popularized by Merle Travis and Chet Atkins. Parker Hastings is only 15 years old and already is one of Kentucky's premier thumpicking champions in the tradition of Merle Travis, Eddie Pennington and Tommy Emmanuel. Katelyn Prieboy is 19 and from Tampa, Florida. She was recently crowned grand champion at Legends Thumbpicking Competition in Muhlenberg County, Ky., in late September.
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#4001H] Beck Alt.rock superstar Beck performs. The genre-hopping singer/songwriter plays songs from his album Morning Phase and some of his greatest hits. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    The Kate [#101H] Ana Gasteyer When Ana Gasteyer steps up to the mic, she evokes the swagger of an era when a lady ruled a nightclub and an audience knew they were in for a good time. Her performance is a perfect blend of the tongue-in -cheek comedy you can expect from a former Saturday Night Live cast member combined with the vocal range of a seasoned Broadway star. Gasteyer's eclectic range of covers and reimagined classics like "One Mint Julep" and "I Wish Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate" to her surprisingly smooth rendition of Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats", are the perfect showcase of her musical chops and comedic genius. Gasteyer tells stories with humor, heartbreak...and just a little splash of soda. The patter is real, the themes adult, the lyrics are timeless, and the music swings like crazy! duration 55:18   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Infinity Hall Live [#605H] Blind Pilot A staple of TV soundtracks, the six-piece indie band Blind Pilot, showcases their hyper individualistic approach and musicianship in an intimate concert with songs including "Half Moon," "Three Rounds and a Sound," and "Oviedo." The Portland, Oregonians' refreshingly modern take, with front man Israel Nebeker, debuted with a bicycle tour in support of their first album. Blind Pilot brings upright bass, banjo, dulcimer, vibraphone, and trumpet together with traditional drums and keyboards for a unique contemporary sound. duration 57:55   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Live from the Artists Den [#1001H] Hozier Grammy-nominated musician Hozier brings his soulful blues, rock and folk sounds to the historic stage at The Theater at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The artist, performing an 11-song set, includes many tracks off his self-titled debut album, punctuating the performance with an evocative rendition of his hit single "Take Me To Church" before unfurling an encore that included emotional standout "Cherry Wine." duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#901H] Germany's Hamburg and the Luther Trail Hamburg, Germany's mighty port city has risen from the ashes of World War II with a gleaming new skyline and a brisk creative energy. From there, Rick visits the great historic sights of Martin Luther and the Reformation (Erfurt, Wittenberg, and Wartburg Castle) before finishing in the capital of Franconia: wine-loving Wurzburg. 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
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

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      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

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      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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