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KQED Life: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#802H] Central Turkey We marvel at the fascinating landscape of Cappadocia from high above in a balloon...and from deep below, prowling an underground city where Christians once hid out. We'll join a circumcision party, explore troglodyte ghost towns, shop for sheep at the market, and chat with an imam. Then we enjoy the modern capital, Ankara, and pay our respects to the father of modern Turkey, Ataturk. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1612H] On The Road In America, Part 3 In the final episode, "Your Move," Burt introduces the concept of "migrations of convenience". Moving to the suburbs, industries and workers moving to the Sunbelt, tech industries and workers moving back into the gentrified consumer metropolises--each representing a different logic than the migrations of earlier periods. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries [#101H] Love Spy Creatures explore the rarely seen emotions of animals, revealing whether they are as strong and complex as our own. Join the spycams as they are accepted into a wild dog pack, witness elephant love, and are mourned by a troop of monkeys! duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 am
    Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries [#102H] Intelligence Spy Creatures infiltrate the world of animal intelligence, ingenuity, and creativity. Watch our spies disguised as animals observe a gray squirrel stealing Spy Nut, a sea otter cracking open a meal, and an orangutan washing with soap! duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries [#103H] Friendship Spy Creatures and their new wild friends rely on each other to look out for predators. A Spy Meerkat babysits meerkat pups while a Spy Cobra pretends to attack the mob. Spy Crocs witness a convenient partnership between real crocodiles and birds. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:00 am
    Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries [#104H] Bad Behavior Spy Creatures infiltrate the underground world of animal mischief, crime and retribution. Spy Monkey is caught between crossfires as real monkeys fight over beach bar alcohol. Spy Egret is also a waterhole victim when elephants throw mud everywhere! duration 55:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:00 am
    Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries [#105H] Meet The Spies The final "making of" episode takes us through the evolution of Spy Creatures from the original BoulderCam to the PenguinCams that inspired the "spycams" in this series. Marvel and laugh at unexpected and funny moments from the Spy Creatures' POV. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#315] No More Headaches Headaches are often caused by shoulder tension and poor posture. Today's asanas release the tension that can cause headaches-and promote good posture to boot! duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#83] 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 [#84] 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 [#121] Flow - Version Five With Sun salutation A, Sun salutation B, variations holding and with legs. duration 27:41   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1609H] Upbeat and Fun This energetic full body workout has a lot stomping and good hip movement for anyone confined to a wheelchair or chair. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#903H] Weight Loss: Hips & Legs duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1205H] Artcops As Burt visited the museums and galleries that are in his programs, he became aware of the extraordinary amount of great art that had been stolen - over 6 billion dollars worth each year. This program will tell you about some of the works that are missing, why they are an important part of our history, and what you can do to help find them and earn millions of dollars in reward money. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#807H] Italy's Riviera: Cinque Terre Exploring Italy's most remote and romantic stretch of Riviera, we visit five tiny port towns: dramatic Vernazza, surrounded by vineyards; reclusive Corniglia, high on its bluff; pastel Manarola; hardscrabble Riomaggiore; and the pint-sized resort of Monterosso. Fishing for anchovies, sipping wine out of rustic barrels, and savoring twinkling Mediterranean vistas, we enjoy the ultimate Riviera adventure. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#404H] Hong Kong, Part 1 A bastion of capitalism under the umbrella of China, a city with a stunning array of architecturally interesting skyscrapers, and a city where shopping and dining are varsity sports, Hong Kong certainly ranks as one of the world's great cities. Host Rudy Maxa and Washington, D.C. restaurateur and chef Daisuke Utagawa enthusiastically eat their way through Hong Kong, from cheap but authentic, hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurants to Michelin-starred palaces. Along the way they illustrate the excitement, stunning topography, and energy that defines Hong Kong. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#509H] Greece - Cruising The Isles A Greek Island cruise sounds like a bit of a cliche, but not when Joseph and the crew of Travelscope make landing on some of the Goddess Athena's special children. There's plenty of ancient history and beautiful scenic bays to explore, but the real life of the voyage is the opportunity to pull the small cruise ship right up to the docks and discover the heart and soul of the Greek isles and the people who inhabit them. There's always a story to be told and a laugh to share around a table of great food, local wine and music. Joseph catches the unique rhythm of each island on Travelscope's own Grecian odyssey. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#611H] Wow! Weekend Brunch Host Laura Theodore prepares a vegan midday meal. Fabulous French Toast is a "veganized" baked version of the classic morning recipe. Mini Quiche Cups are crust-less little broccoli and tofu based quiche bites, an impressive brunch treat. Almost Ambrosia Salad features coconut, clementines, dates, pineapple, and bananas-a lively first course for this festive meal. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#304] Easy Frozen Desserts Two great frozen desserts are on the menu today including a delicious chocolate sorbet and a fruity, raspberry frozen yogurt. Recipes: Chocolate Sorbet in White Chocolate Cups; Raspberry Frozen Yogurt. duration 28:18   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#127] Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Roberto Donna Lynne Rossetto Kasper, an expert on Italian foods, creates a Sunday night pasta with balsamic vinegar, cooking the garlic very slowly until it's sweet and mellow. Chef Roberto Donna creates homemade pasta with pesto sauce with a chestnut flour and demonstrates how to hand-roll each piece. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2614H] Spring Vegetables/Le Verdure Di Primavera Mary Ann visits Silvia and Anna Imperato, two dynamic sisters in Montevetrano, Italy. Silvia is a successful vintner while Anna is an equally accomplished chef. Mary Ann spends time with them both at their family estate, learning about Silvia's unique wine, then she helps Anna create a crunchy, Bruschetta topped with orange marmellatta and lardo, then a fresh Springtime Soup made from selvatica (wild greens,) and to top it off, a Torta filled with cocoa, ricotta, eggplant and lemon marmelata. Buonissima! duration 27:06   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#404H] Vegan with Adam Sobel Both Huffington Post and Buzzfeed named Chef Adam Sobel's Cinnamon Snail one of the Top 5 Food Trucks in America. He will reveal his secrets to Sara when he cooks Korean Barbecue Tofu Tacos as well as Ancho Chili Black Bean Potato Skins. Yum! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Woodsmith Shop [#911H] Panel Basics, Storage & More The challenges of storage are discussed by featuring tips and tricks for making the most of drawer interiors. duration 26:52   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Woodwright's Shop [#3601H] Van Gogh's Chair Roy brings Vincent Van Gogh's masterpiece back to life as a post impressionist (and rung) version of his famous chair. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#3119H] Favorite Scarves to Sew, Part 2 With a minimal amount of fabric and a little bit of sewing time, you can create a fashion statement with an easy-to-make and easy-to-wear scarf. See some of Nancy's most popular and timeless designs including the Loop and Tuck Scarf, the S-Curve Scarf, Knot Your Average Scarf, the Convertible Ride Scarf, and the Double De-Lite Scarf. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2821] Today's Crazy Quilting with your Embroidery Machine, Part 1 Create digital crazy patch designs that look like handwork. Nancy and guest Eileen Roche, machine embroidery expert, show you how to duplicate your grandmother's crazy quilt hand embroidery stitches with today's digital techniques-all in the hoop. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1318H] Michael Scelfo Everyone's favorite party dish gets a new twist! Michael Scelfo, owner and chef of Alden & Harlow, named one of the best new restaurants by Bon Appetit, joins Ming to make three game-changing hummus dishes. Using butternut squash, curry and edamame, they're creating dishes that are delicious and healthy, this week on Simply Ming! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#613H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#304H] Noodles Who doesn't love a big bowl of noodles? In this episode, Martha shows viewers how to make three of her favorites. It's hard to find another dish that's more popular than pad thai, and Martha's recipe is so good you won't be even slightly tempted to call for takeout. Next, she'll cook a one-pan pasta that calls for just a few fresh ingredients and is on the table in 20 minutes. Then Martha shows the secret to making pho, one of Asia's best street foods. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#421H] More Italian American Favorites Italian American classics have always been favorites at the family table and in this episode, there is reason to celebrate. Today's recipes include the most iconic Italian American dish, spaghetti and meatballs; a broccoli rabe with garlic; and a holiday must - zeppole. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#126] Joachim Splichal Joachim Splichal creates braised lamb shank on barley risotto. He recommends lightly flouring the lamb shanks so that they will brown easier and also help thicken the sauce. duration 25:36   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#212H] Spice Up Your Life When Claudine comes to visit, Jacques wants to spend the day with his daughter and granddaughter so he turns to his pressure cooker to prepare a Lamb Curry in half the time and serves it over Rice with Raisins. To begin the meal, Jacques manages to stretch four ounces of sea scallops into a dish serving four people in the form of Scallop Pancakes on Boston Salad -- the smell of the pancakes as they cook make it impossible for them to resist sharing the first ones straight out of the pan. For the finale, Jacques transforms a tortilla and a can of apricots into a beautiful and delicious Crisp Apricot. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#109H] Winter Squash In this episode, Joanne goes wild with one of her secret food crushes - winter squash. We'll visit a farmer's market and a California walnut farm, and then watch as Joanne teaches her student how to transform winter squash into recipes including a Roasted Kabocha Soup with Ginger Butter. Recipes: Pasta with Roasted Butternut Squash, Toasted Walnuts, Sage, and Parsley; Grana Padano and White Balsamic Vinaigrette; Kabocha Soup. Student: Joan Boada. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1702H] Two Modern Stews Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate Portuguese-style beef stew. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of prepared pesto. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews the worst gadgets of the year. Finally, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to making the best quinoa and vegetable stew. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#404H] The Vanguard Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors - of all colors - into the greater context of black history. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 8:00 pm
    Playing by the Rules: Ethics at Work [#101] The Whistleblower In 2011, Sherry Hunt was a vice president and chief underwriter at CitiMortgage in O'Fallon, Missouri. For years Hunt saw what she thought was fraud as the company issued, bought and sold mortgage loans on terms that did not meet company standards. After alerting senior management and being told to keep quiet, Hunt took a stand. duration 26:53   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:30 pm
    Playing by the Rules: Ethics at Work [#102] Ask Why The name "Enron" remains synonymous with corporate greed. In late 2001, Enron went bankrupt after using a series of accounting schemes to exaggerate its bottom line. Few at Enron admitted they knew what was going on, yet these practices involved many, and didn't happen overnight. This episode explores the rise and fall of Enron, a company culture gone bad, and the story of one Enron employee brave enough to take her concerns straight to the top. duration 26:53   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Playing by the Rules: Ethics at Work [#103] The Run Coal Memos A look back at the Massey Energy company and its Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia. Massey was run by the hard-charging, larger than life CEO, Don Blankenship. Prosecutors say that his resistance to regulation and his constant emphasis on "running coal" led to the deadly April 5, 2010 mining disaster at Upper Big Branch. The prosecution would not only put Blankenship on trial, but the company's culture as well. duration 26:53   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:30 pm
    Real Adam Smith [#101H] Morality and Markets Morality and Markets, first of a two-part series, The Real Adam Smith: A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg, takes a close look at a man who lived in an 18th century world of sailing ships and horse-drawn carriages, where trade was limited and riddled with corruption. Yet, he imagined lively, global trade among ethical businesses. Adam Smith was a moral philosopher, a bold voice of the Scottish Enlightenment, the world's first economist and author of The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations. But in today's seemingly ruthless competitive environment, where the stakes are high, can ethical and honest businesses still prosper? How are Smith's ideas about markets and morality relevant today? Noted author, economic analyst, and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg explores an 18th century man whose revolutionary ideas changed our 21st century world. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:30 pm
    Real Adam Smith [#102H] Ideas That Changed The World Ideas That Changed The World, second in the two-part series, The Real Adam Smith: A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg, examines Adam Smith's ideas about global trade, morality and markets, and four companies that are consciously incorporating his ideas and driving the world's economy. Smith's ideas about global trade connect us in ways that were unimaginable even a few decades ago, much less 240 years ago. And yet, Smith recorded his revolutionary ideas in two remarkable books: The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations. Those ideas changed the world. Ideas That Changed The World examines 21st century businesses benefiting from Adam Smith's 18th century ideas. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 pm
    Rudy Maxa's World [#207H] Korea With their misty mountain temples and uber-modern cities, Koreans mix an abiding sense of history and tradition with a zeal to achieve global success in technology and other industries. (Remember when the American public sneered at Kias?) Rudy samples both the delights of cosmopolitan Seoul as well as the tranquility of temples tucked into lush mountains where monks invite guests to stay overnight and give evidence of the country's other name: The Land of the Morning Calm. And, yes, there's a healthy serving of Korean barbeque and kimchi. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#803H] France's Loire: Chateau Country Along the Loire River Valley, the beautiful French countryside is studded with evocative chateaux. Home-basing in Amboise, we visit four unique castles: elegant Chenonceau, massive Chambord, stately Cheverny, and fragrant Villandry. Along the way, we tour Leonardo's home, feed hunting dogs, enjoy the local cuisine, and savor a princely garden. duration 26:46   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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