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KQED Life: Friday, May 19, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Friday, May 19, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#304H] Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland No trip to Emerald Isle is complete without a visit to Northern Ireland. We tour bustling Belfast, sneaking a peek at its politically charged neighborhoods. Then we head for the Antrim Coast and go wild in Portrush, Ulster's Coney Island. We taste-test Irish whiskey, scramble over six-sided rock columns, putter through a world-class golf course, and stomp our feet to Irish music in rough-and- tumble Derry. duration 27:46   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
    Independent Lens [#1605H] Happiness Pyanki is a nine-year-old monk living in Laya, a Bhutanese village perched high in the Himalayas. The nearest road is a three-day walk distant, and Pyanki has never even left his village. In 2012, however, the world will come to him: Laya will at long last be connected to electricity, and the first television will flicker on before Pyanki's eyes. He will have access to 46 television stations for 13 hours every day. How will these images shape a child so isolated from commerce, materialism and celebrity? By Thomas Balmes. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 2:00 am
    Variety Studio: Actors On Actors [#501H] Viola Davis (Fences) and Tom Hanks (Sully); Emma Stone (La La Land) and Molly Shannon (Other People); Nicole Kidman (Lion) and Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea); Matthew McConaughey (Gold) and Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water). duration 56:37   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:00 am
    On Story [#703H] A Conversation with Tony Hale Tony Hale, star of Arrested Development and Veep, discusses the collaborative environment of comedy. duration 26:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 3:30 am
    On Story [#211H] The Humor and Heart of Animation The writers behind the beloved animated classics Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2, King of the Hill, and The Iron Giant, Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger and Tim McCanlies discuss the comedy, action, and emotion that go into creating the worlds and characters of the beloved and popular films that appeal to audiences of all ages. And then enter the magical world of the short film Dreamgiver by director/producer Tyler Carter. What fanciful adventures happen after we go to sleep? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories [#703H] Child of Giants: My Journey with Maynard Dixon & Dorothea Lange The sons of photographer Dorothea Lange and painter Maynard Dixon struggle to find their own paths through life from under the shadows of their formidable parents. duration 1:29:10   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#306] Italy's Veneto & Dolomites Graced with charming cities, countryside villas and precious art, this corner of Northern Italy also features a playground of Alpine peaks and meadows. After a spectacular night at the opera in fair Verona's Roman arena, we set out in search of Giotto's colorful frescoes in Padua and architect Palladio's palatial villas in Vicenza and the surrounding countryside. Then we head for the hills and the dramatic peaks and meadows of the Dolomite mountains. Tips on touring the Veneto countryside, shopping for gold and staying in a mountain inn. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#706] Lean On It! (Part 2) Standing, lying, or upside down, a wall makes challenging poses easy. The wall helps you build strength as you prepare for Handstand, Headstand, and Scorpion. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#47] 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 [#48] 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 [#103] Balancing Poses - Version One With Utkatasana, Warrior III, Natarajasana, Garudasana and others. duration 26:42   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1601H] Music and Novelty Mary Ann's love of combining novelty music and exercise is obvious by the way she matches her movements to this engaging staccato melody. Gretchen introduces a seated brain. duration 26:44   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#805Z] Balance & Strength duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 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
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#309H] French Riviera: Uniquely Chic A longtime favorite escape of Europe's elite, the Riviera coastline still sparkles with yachts. We follow in the footsteps of 19th century aristocrats along Monaco's harbor and Nice's promenade des Anglais. Then we visit the picturesque, artist hangouts of Chagall, Matisse and Picasso. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#401] Bath and South Wales We conjure a bit of magic when we visit the Georgian city of Bath and follow tales of Camelot into South Wales. In Bath, we marvel at ancient Roman spas and peek into the high society of Jane Austen's day. We stop by Wells to admire that city's spectacular cathedral, and we quest for the Holy Grail in the mystical town of Glastonbury. The poignant landscape of Wales' Wye River Valley offers a wealth of scenic riches. We investigate Caerleon's claim to King Arthur and explore a ruined abbey that inspired poet William Wordsworth. Tips on bookstores and country fairs. duration 26:46   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
    Ellie's Real Good Food [#108H] Sweet Tooth Satisfiers Does sugar have you in its thrall? Ellie helps one family tackle their sugar quandary so they can continue to do the baking they love in a healthier way without sacrificing flavor. Recipes: Crispy French toast fingers with blueberry maple sauce; Banana bread with chocolate drizzle; Coconut date balls. 3 Ingredient Recipe: Cherry chocolate haystacks. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#314] Veal for a Special Occasion Most French chefs love veal for its tender texture and delicate flavor, and Chef Keller is no exception. Today he's making a veal loin and stuffing it with pancetta, sweetbreads and pistachios. Dessert is a rich espresso drowned in ice cream. Recipes: Veal Loin Stuffed with Pancetta, Pistachios and Sweetbreads, Affogato duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#116] Dean Fearing Dean Fearing prepares shrimp diablo with caesar salad and corn tamales. He offers advice about working with hot peppers. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2422] Piedmont Food: Easy, Elegant and Classic/Il Cibo Piemontese: Facile, Elegante, Classico Today it's easy cooking and happy eating, when Mary Ann takes to the castle kitchen to prepare Asparagus Piedmont Style, and then fries up some Croquettes Cuneo Style, and did somebody say "risotto?" How about a classic Risotto with Mushrooms. duration 26:33   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#501H] Sustainable Surf Sara is passionate about seafood, but also about eating it responsibly, without depleting the vast culinary gift the ocean offers. That's also the mission of our guest, Top Chef winner Hung Huynh. Huynh brings a favorite seafood dish with a nod to his native Vietnam - grilled shrimp and lettuce wraps, and then to pull out the stops it's his roasted branzino - a culinary experience for fish lovers! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Craftsman's Legacy [#105H] The Goldsmith Host Eric Gorges visits goldsmith Susan McDonough, who works in a small studio on her family's farm in the mountains. Eric makes a silver ring using a 3,000-year-old technique. The conversation turns to the paths craftspeople take in their journey. Susan describes working in kitchens and bakeries, as a school-bus driver, EMT, firefighter and librarian, on her long journey to becoming a goldsmith. duration 25:32   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    MotorWeek [#3637H] duration 26:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 2:00 pm
    Knitting Daily [#1404] Norwegian Knits The Yarn Guys, Jeffrey Wall and Dennis Rinkenburger, share traditional ways to knit color patterns. Contemporary Norwegian designer Marion Rindsem compares old and new. Donna Druchunas turns classic designs into a trendy winter wearables and Tanis unravels the mystery of Latvian Braids. Vickie takes Nordic practice swatches and creates a cozy pillow. duration 28:00   TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Fit 2 Stitch [#406H] Weddings Whatever your role at the wedding, be comfortable and look great from the ceremony through the reception. See how to make a simple sheath dress with a beaded or lace overlay. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1305H] Todd English This week on Simply Mingrenowned chef Todd English shows us how to make pizza - on the grill! Todd opts for a pizza with fontina fonduta, meatball ribbons, shaved artichokes and Heirloom pomodoro fresco. Meanwhile, Ming shakes things up with a scallion pancake pizza topped with spicy chicken. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#408H] Street Food Favorites Street food has always been popular, but these days it's booming as more and more chefs are bringing food trucks and stands to the streets! In this episode, Pati visits the city of Guanajuato, known for having some of the best street food in all of Mexico, to highlight some of her favorites. Then, she shows us how we can recreate some of them in our own kitchens.
    Recipes: Cooked and Seasoned Corn; Miner-Style Enchiladas; Homemade Cajeta (Dulce de Leche); Churros con Cajeta.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#504H] Breads Learn from Martha how to adjust the old-school techniques of rustic bread baking to work in your kitchen. Enjoy date flatbreads, fatout bread with seeds and raisin, coconut mandazi, and eggplant flatbread any time in your own home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#426H] Acidity At the base of Italian cuisine are essential Italian ingredients and vinegar is one of them. Lidia masters the art of cooking with vinegar in this episode. She prepares a red cabbage and bacon salad in a warm bacon and balsamic vinegar dressing; chicken in vinegar sauce; and a tangy garlic savoy cabbage and potatoes dish. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    Baking with Julia [#206] Charlotte Akoto This episode is a demonstration of the versatility of meringues. Chef Julia Child observes pastry chef Charlotte Akoto as she creates three different desserts: meringue sandwiches with chocolate cream center, chocolate meringues with a caramel cream filling, and a meringue Napoleon with whipped cream and fresh fruit . First, she demonstrates the techniques used to make several different kinds of meringues, forming the part of the dessert that will serve as the base for a variety of cream and fruit fillings. Then she shows Child how to make the fillings themselves, and does a final assembly of all the ingredients. duration 24:54   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul [#116H] Cuisine De Ma Cherie In honor of their love, Jacques prepares a meal of his wife Gloria's favorites. First he creates a tasty herbed omelet with shrimp. He then goes on to combine cilantro with Gloria's favorite ingredient, rice, to make cilantro rice, which pairs perfectly with a stew of calamari with saffron and cucumber, onion and mint salad. The whole meal is followed with a Pepin spin on a classic dessert, rice pudding with dried cherries and blueberry sauce. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence [#126H] Summer's Bounty Summer is definitely the time Joanne gets excited about fruits and vegetables, greeting her student Leah with a little jem salad perfectly dressed with a buttermilk blue cheese dressing. They make a spicy spaghetti together and then cool things down with a blueberry frozen yogurt. Recipes: Little Gems with Almonds and Buttermilk Blue Dressing, Spicy Spaghetti with Sauteed Fennel and Mussels, and Blueberry Frozen Yogurt. Student: Leah Ballantyne, Teacher. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    Cook's Country [#911H] Biting Into The Big Easy Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the ultimate pork grillades. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of Creole seasoning. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for slicing knives. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make a regional favorite, New Orleans muffulettas. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Curious Traveler [#205H] Curious Loire Valley When and why were so many stunning chateaux built in such a concentrated area in central France? Why is there a river running through Chateau de Chenonceau, and what do the ladies of the castle have to do with it? Why does Chateau de Chambord have 440 rooms, yet no one ever lived there? Why is there a porcupine over the entrance to Chateau d'Amboise? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    In The Americas with David Yetman [#405H] Heart of the Wilderness: Wyoming's Wind River Rang The Wind River Range in western Wyoming is the state's largest mountain range, nearly one hundred miles from north to south. With dozes of massive peaks, it is also home to the wildest country in the lower 48 states. Much of it is protected in wilderness, which David and his team commemorate on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964. On arriving, they visit ancient foothill sites where Shoshone Indians left examples of their art, historic locations of Indian battles, and scars of mines and ghost towns before plunging deep into the wilds of the Wind Rivers - on foot. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Born to Explore with Richard Wiese [#109H] Morocco: The Last Nomads Discover Morocco with explorer Richard Wiese on a Saharan adventure. Atop an Arabian stallion, he joins in the Fantasia, an annual tribal celebration of traditional horsemanship. He journeys through the Sahara to meet a family of Berber nomads; encounters classic Moroccan hospitality and finds out how nomadic people survive in the desert. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:30 pm
    Weekend Explorer [#401H] Glacier Country, Montana Travel spectacular Glacier Country in northwest Montana and go fly fishing in Missoula and mountain biking in the nearby Rattlesnake Wilderness Area, see American Buffalo and other wildlife at the NPS' National Bison Range, sail in a historic racing sloop on Flathead Lake, and take a traditional red bus tour of spectacular Glacier National Park. duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 9:00 pm
    Fringe Benefits [#104H] Buffalo Katie brings viewers along on a two-season adventure in and around Buffalo. We begin in the beautiful fall colors for a magical hike through an outdoor sculpture park and a visit to the 19th century at the largest museum in New York State. Katie explores Frank Lloyd Wright's Lake Erie masterpiece as it's remodeled. As the snow falls, we take a skiing lesson south of Buffalo, and visit an indoor desert and rainforest at the Botanical Gardens - on one of the coldest days of the year. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 pm
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#309H] O'Hare Airport, Chicago, IL - Airport Travel Tips Colleen gives you an inside look at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, one of the busiest in the nation. With these airport travel tips, it's clear to see how traveling can be made a little easier. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 pm
    Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi [#109H] Malaysia, Part 1 (Western Malaysia) Mickela discovers the diversity and multi-faceted cultural history in the metropolitan city of Kuala Lumpur, from its Chinese, Indian, and Malay dance influences. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 pm
    MN Original [#202H] Oil painter Leslie Barlow explores multiculturalism and identity through portraiture. Chai Lee performs and teaches the significance of the Qeej, an instrument widely known as a cultural symbol of Hmong identity. Amara Hark-Weber creates handmade custom shoes in traditional and conceptual designs. Multifaceted musician Eric Mayson accompanies a modern dance class at Zenon Dance and performs "Skyline" from his debut solo album Detail. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Reel South [#103H] Cotton Road Americans consume nearly 20 billion items of clothing each year, yet few of us know how our clothes are made, much less who produces them. This film follows the cotton commodity from South Carolina farms to Chinese factories, illuminating the people and processes behind a global supply chain. By Laura Kissel. duration 55:27   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#301H] The Majesty of Madrid Madrid is studded with riches from its glory days. We tour the lavish Royal Palace, enjoy art-packed museums, and look deep into Picasso's greatest masterpiece. Experiencing Madrid at its fun-loving best, we' re mesmerized by flamenco dancers and munch on pigs' ears. Then, for a dose of Spain's dramatic history, we side-trip to El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1201H] Atlantic Crossing In 1911, Burt's grandmother and her one-year old daughter, Burt's mother, boarded a ship in Hamburg, Germany and immigrated to the United States. To mark this anniversary, Burt and his family sailed back to Europe on Cunard's Queen Mary -- same route, different accommodations. This program covers the history of transatlantic passenger ships and introduces you to what it is like today. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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