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Cruising The Baltic (#1604H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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).

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 20, 2019 -- 12:30am Remind me

Hong Kong - Part One (#1401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt returns to Hong Kong for his 10th visit and takes a look at how things have changed. He explains the history of the gold fish, and the Jade Market. He also takes us on a ride around Victoria Harbor, describes the history of the Chinese Junk, uncovers the power of the Feng Shui Master, and the story behind the Michelin Star restaurants.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 20, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

St. Augustine, Florida (#1605H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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".

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 27, 2019 -- 12:30am Remind me

Hong Kong - Part Two (#1402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In Hong Kong - Part Two, Burt explains the history of Dim Sum restaurants, Hong Kong speed tailoring, how to send money to your ancestors in the after life and the origin of the escalator. He also takes us on visit to an old police barracks that has been changed into one of Hong Kong's sleekest shopping areas, to one of the city's great temples, and the highest peak in Hong Kong,

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 27, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Have A Healthy Trip (#1606H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 4, 2019 -- 12:30am Remind me

Cruising The Rhine - Part One (#1403H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In Cruising The Rhine - Part One, Burt takes a look at the history of the Rhine River, the European Grand Tour, modern river cruising, and the Swiss city of Basel. We also learn the real story of the Song of the Lorelei, how to fly a drone and why northern Europe is filled with half-timbered houses.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 4, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Tea for Two (#1607H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tea is the second most widely consumed beverage in the world. Water is the first. Accordingly, tea has had a powerful impact on what we eat and drink, but it has also had an amazing influence on our music, art and literature. In this program Burt travels around the world talking to experts and looking at how tea has shown up in music (Tea for Two) in literature (Alice in Wonderland) and art (Norman Rockwell's Housewife At Tea Break).

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 11, 2019 -- 12:30am Remind me

Cruising The Rhine - Part Two (#1404H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In Cruising The Rhine - Part Two, Burt explains the Romantic Period in European art, what the original Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales were really like (very grim), how the river locks work, the history of Eau de Cologne and how the Black Forest got to be black. Burt also takes us on a tour of Strasbourg and the extraordinary Hand Bag Museum of Amsterdam.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 11, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Road to Ruin (#1608H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 18, 2019 -- 12:30am Remind me

Sailing The Danube (#1405H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The Danube River flows through nine countries and is one of the great rivers of Europe. In this program, Burt Wolf guides us along the Danube. First stop is Nuremberg, where we take a look at the works of Albrecht Durer, a master artist of the 14th century. We also visit Regensburg, its castle and its 1,000-year-old bridge. Then through the Danube Gorge, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. There's a visit to Salzburg with a walk through the streets where Mozart lived, a tour of the ancient Melk Abbey, and a demonstration of the Abbey's reusable coffin. Next stop is Vienna and a guided tour of the Hapsburg Palace. The program ends with a visit to Budapest.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 18, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Visiting A Great Museum Can Reduce Stress (#1609H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 25, 2019 -- 12:30am Remind me
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