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KQED Life: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#408H] Italy's Great Hill Towns Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns. From San Gimignano's medieval towers, to Cortona's charming lanes, to Orvieto's papal intrigue, to Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas...all sit on lofty stone perches that now seem to protect them only from the modern world. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1504H] Women @ Work Burt's mother was one of the first women executives at Macy's Department store. During the past few years, as Burt traveled around the world he began to see how things had changed for women in business and how some things had not changed. In this program he visits with leading authorities on the history of women at work. It took him to New York City, Fairfield, Connecticut, Washington, DC and Zurich, Switzerland. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Nature [#3501H] Naledi: One Little Elephant Born in a rescue camp in the wilderness of Botswana, Naledi the baby elephant loses her mother and faces the world alone. It is now up to a devoted team of caretakers and researchers to urge Naledi to survive and help her find her place in the herd. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#4413H] Secrets of the Shining Knight Discover what it was like to be a knight in shining armor and follow the historic manufacturing process. Join master armorers as they re-engineer the Greenwich armor-considered some of the greatest armor ever made-and then put it to the test. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement This haunting and subtle documentary questions commonly held beliefs about disability and normalcy by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever. Told primarily through the perspectives of five people with disabilities - a scientist, journalist, disability justice educator, bionics engineer and exoskeleton test pilot - this program takes a close look at the implications of emerging enhancement technologies for the future of humanity. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Gorongosa Park - Rebirth of Paradise [#101H] Lion Mystery/Elephant Whisperer Bob Poole joins scientist Paola Bouley as she tries to solve a baffling mystery: Why isn't Gorongosa's lion population growing? By filming the lions, Poole hopes to help, following five cheeky lion cubs on their journey to adulthood. duration 55:31   SRND51 TVPG
  • 5:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#702H] Hong Kong - A City of Festivals Hong Kong may be Asia's World City, yet its people still cherish their tradition and the richness it brings their lives. In this new Hong Kong episode, Joseph returns for the annual Dragon Boat Festival. He discovers the festival is more than a race as it honors the integrity and devotion of poet, Qu Yuan, who sacrificed himself rather than live in a corrupt world. As part of the cultural celebration he makes traditional rice dumpling, learns the myths behind the dragon boat legend and design and speaks with participants in the local races on Lamma Island. On Cheung Chau, one of Hong Kong's 263 islands, he greets the early morning fishing boats, witnesses the islander's art of fish ball making, climbs through a UNESCO reserve and relaxes on the beach. During his Hong Kong stay, the 15th anniversary of the British handover of Hong Kong to China is also celebrated in a spectacular, unforgettable explosion of pyrotechnics. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#411] Four Great Cities II We can jet to Europe in a day and visit four cities in less than a week. It's great to take your time but sometimes you only have a day to visit. How can you be part of the international jet set and still get a taste of "old" Europe? This time Smart Travels takes viewers on a whirlwind tour of four cities that represent a bit of the old and bit of the new in Europe. Rudy shows viewer how to get the most out of one-day visits to Copenhagen, Berlin, Munich, and Rome. Tips on maximizing travel memories from a 24-hour stay in a European big city. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#705] Lean On It! (Part 1) Make friends with your wall, letting it support you in a variety of yoga poses. A wall makes it fun and easy to balance, twist, and stretch. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#123] 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 [#124] 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 [#211] duration 27:55   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: By Essentrics [#1118H] Boost Your Energy In this episode of Classical Stretch, join Miranda Esmonde-White at the beautiful beach in the Rivera Maya Mexico. This all barre workout will deeply stretch your entire body leaving you feeling reenergized. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    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
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#502H] France's Dordogne The Dordogne River Valley with its dramatic castles, pre-historic cave paintings, and prized cuisine is an unforgettable blend of man-made and natural beauty. We'll take an idyllic canoe ride, visit a goose farm, then savor the foie gras. We'll also wander through a lamp-lit castle, enjoy a country market, and visit the Sistine Chapel of the prehistoric world. Then we head south to Albi, home of Toulouse Lautrec, and the imposing fortress city of Carcassonne. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#112] Amsterdam and the Netherlands The country of the Netherlands inspired the Dutch masters and became a powerhouse that conquered the sea. We bicycle to Amsterdam's great art museums to see the works of Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Then we climb to the attic where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis. Later, we prowl windmills and check out Amsterdam's infamous red-light district. Next stop is the Hague, home to the International Court of Justice. Finally, we peek at the delightful city of Delft where we learn techniques for making world-renowned china. Tips on riding trolleys and buying Delftware. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#308H] Italy - Friuli Venezia Giulia - Italy's Hidden Region Joseph embarks into the little known region of Friuli Venezia Giulia on the Slovenian border where a multi-cultural heritage thrives. He straps on his helmet before hoping a Vespa for a two-wheeled tour through the region's wine country where he meets generations of winemakers and their fellow Dionysian devotees. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#602H] Summer Jamboree Host Laura Theodore prepares festive plant-based recipes for a warm weather party. The fabulous menu includes Tofu Teriyaki Kebabs-a colorful combination of veggies and tofu roasted in sweet teriyaki sauce and served over Quick Quinoa. For the first course, Almost Caesar Salad is reminiscent of the classic recipe, but in this plant-based version, whipped walnuts offer an excellent egg alternative. For dessert, a simple but elegant vegan White Chocolate Mousse has a creamy texture and delicious taste. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#325] Romantic Feast (Part 1) Chef Keller makes the ultimate romantic dinner, starting with parsnip blinis, thin delicate pancakes topped with sour cream and caviar. Then it's a stunning version of lobster thermidor with a silky, creamy filling of lobster and vegetables. Recipes: Parsnip Blini, Lobster Thermidor duration 28:09   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#138] Alfred Portale In this episode, Alfred Portale, chef/owner of Gotham Bar and Grill in New York, prepares Muscovy Duck Breast With Chinese Spices. Portale introduces the viewer to the wide assortment of ducks available and demonstrates how to bone a duck. This meal balances both sweet and strong flavors. Portale presents the duck and vegetables in an attractive and decorative fashion. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2621H] Cooking Live with Robert Irvine/Cucinando Con Roberto Irvine Mary Ann takes to the stage before a live audience with FoodTV Celebrity chef Robert Irvine and pastry wizard Chef Lynn Mansel to create an autumn-themed program. In between laughter and good natured teasing they create a hearty Minestrone, a Stuffed Turkey Breast with prosciutto di Parma. And Apple Carmel Bread Pudding. duration 26:29   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#305H] Asian Flavors with Dale Talde Top Chef contestant and Asian-American restaurateur Dale Talde shows Sara his secret sources in Chinatown for pulled noodles and other ingredients, then they come back to Sara's home kitchen to cook up Pad Thai with Oysters and Bacon and his signature dish, Angry Chicken, spiced like kim chee and marinated in yogurt with lots of potatoes to soak up the sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Woodsmith Shop [#902H] Top-Notch Chiseling to High-End Hardware Take your chiseling techniques to the next level as the Woodsmith editors show you how to clean out a through mortise. duration 26:52   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Woodwright's Shop [#3604H] Waving Arm Whirligigs Figures from history including Benjamin Franklin and Muhammad Ali inspire Roy's new line of waving arm wooden whirligigs. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#3110H] Sew Smart-A Three Season Jacket If it's been awhile since you stitched a jacket, take the easy approach and create a swing-style jacket made from comfortable, yet fashionable knit. Nancy returns to her sewing roots sharing timesaving sewing tips while creating a stylish jacket with two collar options and sleeve lengths. Learn updated sewing techniques for Ponte knit, a fabric that stitches like a woven, but drapes like a knit. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2812] Doll Costume Dress Up, Part 2 Nurture imaginative play with little ones-make doll costumes for them to envision their dreams! Attend a make believe rodeo, jump tall buildings in a single bound, become a mod-style witch, or try a bug's life with these 18" doll costumes. Guest Joan Hinds uses a minimum of pattern pieces in her easy-to-sew designs. Nancy and Joan sew doll costumes from unique fabrics and include a variety of techniques. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1404H] Tiffani Faison Top Chef alum and restaurateur, chef Tiffani Faison joins the show. She's the chef and owner of Tiger Mama and Sweet Cheeks in Boston. Today it's all about ground meat. Tiffany is making a Vietnamese dish called pad gra pow and Ming is making meatloaf sliders with sambal-bell pepper chutney. They're kicking off the party with a simple and delicious caipirinha. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#505H] Campeche - Tale of a Pirate City Pati heads to the coastal city of Champoton, located an hour south of Campeche. She meets her friend Chachi at the local market to gather groceries for a family dinner at Hacienda Niop. After tasting their way through the market, they head to the hacienda to prepare the area's prized dishes pollo pibil, a gigantic tamale cooked underground and pan de cazon, a local version of lasagna made with shark, beans, and spicy tomato sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#512H] Sweets Follow Martha on a Gulf tour made for those with a sweet tooth. She whips up sugar creations sure to please: beehive buns, semolina coconut cake, sesame caramels, and bruleed saffron custards. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#407H] Eggs - All Different Ways It's an episode devoted to the fresh, simple egg, and it highlights some of Lidia's all-time favorites: stracciatella: a simple chicken stock laced with ribbons of egg and tender spinach; frittata with ricotta: a luscious frittata filled with ricotta, tomatoes, onions and basil; baked eggplant and eggs: a baked dish showing off of one of summer's best vegetables. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#137] Zarela Martinez and Jasper White Chef/owner of Zarela's in New York, Zarela Martinez, and chef/owner of Jasper's in Boston, Jasper White, visit Julia Child in her kitchen. In this episode, White creates Sweet Corn Fritters, and Martinez prepares Poblanos Chiles Rellenos. Demonstrating the influence of North Africa on Spanish/Mexican cooking, Martinez stuffs the chiles with a combination of pork, dried fruits, and olives. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#203H] Perfect Presentations Lobster Roll Medallions on Spinach Salad show off Jacques' new presentation of a summer seafood favorite. He proves that a craving for hearty food can be satisfied in minutes with Quick Lamb Stew where vegetables are cooked separately and the lamb is served rare. Then skip the time and effort it takes to make the crust for a tart and head straight for the filling in this shortcut that encases Small Berry Custards in pretty dishes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#112H] Fresh Beans Joanne's mother passed down her passion of beans to her, so in this episode Joanne will take us to one of her favorite farms to pick some fresh beans. She'll also travel to an Alaskan Salmon hatchery, and then show her student how to prepare a Succotash and Maple-Mustard Glazed Cedar Plank Salmon dish. Recipes: Sweet Corn and Shell Bean Succotash, Cedar Plank Salmon with Maple-Mustard Glaze. Student: Elizabeth "Libby" Batzel duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1610H] Sweet and Spicy Asian Specialties Man on the street Doc Willoughby visits Joanne Chang at Myers + Chang to learn about shell-on shrimp. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best crispy salt and pepper shrimp at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Sichuan peppercorns. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making Vietnamese-style caramel chicken with broccoli. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#305H] Visionaries Discover how the ancestors of business mogul Richard Branson and architects Maya Lin and Frank Gehry took audacious risks to create opportunities, and how their luck, ingenuity and chutzpah was passed on to these three visionaries. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 pm
    Walt Disney: American Experience [#2708H] Part One Explore the complex life and enduring legacy of the iconic filmmaker from his early days creating Mickey Mouse through the making of Snow White, the first full-length animated film. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 pm
    Walt Disney: American Experience [#2709H] Part Two Explore the complex life and enduring legacy of the creative genius as he made films such as Cinderella and Mary Poppins and realized his dream project, Disneyland. duration 1:55:46   STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#409H] Vienna In Europe's classiest capital we'll tiptoe through the palace of Maria Theresa and be dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels. Then we'll picnic on the Danube, nibble strudel in an old world cafe, blush at slinky Art Nouveau, and waltz to the three-four beat of Johann Strauss. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1505H] The Girl with the Book For centuries, women were discouraged from going to school. It was OK if a woman could read and write, but anything more advanced was considered "dangerous". These days, for the first time in U.S. history, more women graduate from American universities than men. It's an amazing change in the relationship between men and women. In this program, Burt travels around trying to find out what had been going on for hundreds of years and why things are changing. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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