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KQED Life: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Saturday, October 14, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#407H] Tuscany's Dolce Vita The small towns and rural charms of Tuscany give us a healthy dose of the "sweet life" as we hunt for truffles in an oak forest, nibble through an artichoke festival, share a farmhouse feast, and ride a classic convertible through the cypress groves of Mona Lisa's back yard. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1503H] Nature Vs. Nurture For hundreds of years, people have been arguing the issue of Nature vs. Nurture. Are we the result of our youthful experiences or the genes we inherited from our ancestors? Recently, scientists have come to the conclusion that our genes interact with our environment and we change constantly throughout our lives. Our biology is actually altered by our environment. To take a look at this question, Burt talked to a group of people who had grown up in the structured culture of Taiwan and in their early years moved to the more open culture of the United States. Among the people Burt talks to are Steve Chen co-inventor of YouTube and Justin Lin who makes the Fast and Furious films. Burt then travels to Taiwan to take a look at what influenced their youth. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Curious Traveler [#201H] Curious Paris Why does Paris look like Paris? Why were the Eiffel Tower and the Pont Alexandre III built for World Expos? Why is the Opera Garnier so ornate? Why is there a Romano-Byzantine Basilica atop the highest point in Paris? Why are the streets so windy in Montmartre? Why was a famous cabaret built inside a red mill: the Moulin Rouge? duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Today's Wild West [#106H] Chief Joseph Trail Ride Ride the 1877 trail of the Nez Perce Indians flight to freedom, on the week long Chief Joseph Trail Ride in Montana; Plus Montana's Mystical Deer Medicine Rocks, of Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and Custer. duration 27:55   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Born to Explore with Richard Wiese [#126H] Africa: The Elephant Trunk Show Richard Wiese heads to Africa to encounter elephants, the world's largest land mammal. In Namibia, he treks through the oldest desert in the world to track rare desert-adapted elephants. In South Africa, a relocated herd is thriving in its new home. In Botswana, Richard meets a family of orphaned elephants and the dedicated people who have adopted them. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 am
    Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg [#203H] Airline Safety Rankings How safe is your airline and how do the world's airlines actually rank? CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg takes a very serious look at the hard data, and says there are some huge surprises over which airlines pass muster -- and which airlines don't. Plus, we take you to the island of Aruba and show you the great work they're doing in environmental protection and sustainability. Peter will also show off some of his hidden gems on this Southern Caribbean island. And, if you enjoy searching for the past when you travel, correspondent Tracy Gallagher has a suggestion for you, as she goes on an archaeological dig in Malta. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 3:00 am
    Travels with Darley [#403H] France's Western Front Part II Travel along the historic Western Front in France to explore the history of one of the most devastating wars on earth, World War I. Learn how The Great War affected communities in France in the past and present day, delving into remembrance sites and modern pleasures, including great Champagne and local cuisine. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 am
    Family Travel with Colleen Kelly [#301H] The Keys - Episode 1 - Florida Keys & Key West Follow Colleen as she and her daughters explore the wonders of Key West, experiencing all of its natural beauty and family fun activities. From getting to swim with dolphins to visiting the famous Turtle Hospital, they'll have the opportunity to connect hands-on with nature, gaining a better understanding of the Keys' wildlife. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 am
    Bare Feet In NYC with Mickela Mallozzi [#213H] Jewish Roots From Israeli folk dance at the 92Y to eating knishes in the Lower East Side, Mickela gets a taste of this culturally, ethnically, and religiously rich group that is iconic to New York City. duration 27:00   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 4:30 am
    MN Original [#220H] Acclaimed author, playwright and storyteller Kevin Kling collaborates with some of Minnesota's most talented performers. Painter Eddie Hamilton's "Shadows Project" brings awareness to the challenges disabled people face when interacting with their communities. Folk record label Red House Records has been representing local and national artists since the early 1980s. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    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
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Thomas & Friends [#901H] Chuffing with Pride Race to the Rescue - Flynn is the Sodor Island Fire Engine and Victor is working on Flynn's wheels so that he can roll on the road as well as on tracks. He sets out on the road, wobbling. Rocky tells Flynn that Sir Topham Hatt's shed is on fire. Flynn goes on the tracks, even though the road is faster, because he doesn't want to be a "big red wobble on wheels". On the way to the shed, Flynn meets Butch and Bertie. They both need his help but Flynn chuffs on because he feels too silly to roll on the road. Flynn is late because he should have used the road! The crowd around the shed cheer for Flynn as he puts out the fire. He returns to help Butch and Bertie. Flynn isn't a "big red wobble on wheels"! He's the hero of the day! Bust My Buffers - One day, Gordon is too snooty to notice some freight cars in front of him and crashes into them. Gordon's buffer crashes onto the track and he loses his buffer. Den and Dart offer to help repair Gordon but he insists that Diesels cannot fix Steamies, and he huffs away without his buffer. Mavis and Salty tell Gordon that he needs a buffer. Reluctantly, Gordon chuffs back to Den and Dart and they fix him with a yellow and black diesel buffer. Gordon is very embarrassed by it. Thomas makes Gordon realize that he should be happy that he is fixed and can be a Really Useful engine! Gordon says sorry and thank you to Den and Dart. Because they are all - Diesels or Steamies - Really Useful engines! duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#139] When I Grow Up/Doing It Differently When I Grow Up - Sally and Nick are trying to guess what they'll be when they grow up when the Cat drops in for a visit. Cat is sure Nick and Sally will never guess what his friend Puggle will be when she grows up. When they see her, they start guessing right away! A frog? A duck? No, a beaver! They discover that, while Puggle may have some similarities to other creatures, she will grow up to be a duck billed platypus! Doing It Differently - Nick and Sally can't seem to find Harvey the guinea pig. They find the Cat in the Hat instead! Cat suggests that Sally and Nick might find Harvey by meeting three friends who always do things differently - like a bird that runs instead of flies, or a cat that swims, or a fish that walks on the mud! Nick and Sally are sure to find Harvey now - by doing it differently! duration 28:55   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    On The Psychiatrist's Couch with Daniel G. Amen Dr. Daniel Amen is a double board certified psychiatrist, who has written 10 New York Times bestselling books, including the mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. In his 10th national public television special Dr. Amen gives viewers the most important lessons he has taught thousands of patients over the last 35 years. You will learn how to quiet your mind, rather than be a victim of your anxious, depressing thoughts, and learn the one secret to dramatically improving your relationships. Dr. Amen also gives very specific steps to boost your mood, focus, and memory and decrease your risk for Alzheimer's disease. You are not stuck with the brain you have. You can make it better, but you need a very specific program to make it happen. duration 1:56:57  
  • 9:00 am
    Eat Fat, Get Thin with Dr. Mark Hyman Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the health and weight-loss benefits of a higher fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, healthy oils, avocados, and other delicious super-foods.
    In this show, Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explain how eating fat can help promote weight loss and optimum health. Offering practical tools, meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice, it's a cutting edge way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel good.
    duration 1:56:32  
  • 11:00 am
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1720H] Steak and Veggies Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the best pan-seared flank steak with mustard-chive butter. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews carbon steel skillets in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets for making walkaway ratatouille. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    Cook's Country [#1007H] Bourbon and Broccoli Hit The Grill Julia Collin Davison shows Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate grilled bourbon steaks. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of dill pickle spears. Equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for instant-read thermometers for the budget conscious cook. Test cook Ashley Moore heads out to the grill to show Bridget a recipe for perfect grilled broccoli with lemon and parmesan. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1219H] Los Arquitos Restaurant, Lavash Restaurant, Seven Hills This week we visit with a mom, pop and their 3 daughters for traditional Mexican fare in Vallejo at Los Arquitos Restaurant. Next we step into the saffron-hued dining room of San Francisco's Lavash Restaurant for classic Persian flavors. Finally, we step back to a previous episode to revisit the Italian flair found at Seven Hills Restaurant in San Francisco. duration 25:49   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#501H] Italian American Classics Lidia cooks up two Italian American favorites today in her kitchen - lasagna with ricotta and fresh mozzarella, baked to golden perfection and eggplant parmigiana stacks, pan fried and made with fresh tomato sauce and mozzarella. To round out the menu, she shares a perfect simple salad, traditionally eaten at the end of the meal in her Italian kitchen. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Desert Dreams: Celebrating Five Seasons in the Sonoran Desert The Sonoran Desert is alive with beauty, and this stunning film captures the changes over the seasons with views of its remarkable plants and animals. It showcases 182 species of plants and animals in a first-of-its-kind presentation of the Sonoran Desert as it changes over the course of a full year.
    The film blends HD video footage and time-lapse imagery captured over four years with stills from the filmmaker's photographic archive compiled over three decades to chronicle five seasons: Dry Summer, Wet Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring. The supporting soundtrack combines natural sounds with a kaleidoscope of flute and percussion vignettes performed by world-class musician Gary Stroutsos, featuring 29 musical instruments with "earth tones" to create a pictorial and musical tapestry without narration or people.
    duration 1:28:04   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    This Land Is Your Land (My Music) Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village. The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host. duration 1:28:03   STEREO
  • 4:00 pm
    Ethan Bortnick: Generations of Music Join the talented young virtuoso for a concert spanning generations and genres. Featuring guests Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), Bethany Yarrow and cellist Rufus Cappadocia, this concert will appeal to audiences of all ages and musical tastes. duration 1:27:09   STEREO
  • 5:30 pm
    PBS NewsHour Weekend [#831H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You We all have financial issues and problems. Suze Orman's latest special sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers "find financial solutions for you." As always, Suze's advice is based not just on numbers, but on a critical understanding of ourselves and our emotional needs. The special's central theme is that our financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of "the goal of money." As Suze perceptively defines it: "The goal of money is to make you feel secure." Our financial solutions should work to fulfill that goal. In addition, Suze stresses the importance of making financial decisions that you feel comfortable with. Financial problems are caused when you do things with money that do not seem "right" to you, despite pressures and advice from others. duration 1:57:06   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Austin City Limits [#4302H] The Pretenders Enjoy a career-spanning set from The Pretenders. The legendary rock & roll band performs songs from their latest album Alone alongside beloved classics "Back on the Chain Gang," "Brass in Pocket" and "Middle of the Road." duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 9:00 pm
    The Kate [#106H] Rita Wilson Rita Wilson is well-known as an actress (It's Complicated, Sleepless in Seattle, a recurring role on CBS's The Good Wife, HBO's award-winning series Girlsand, most recently on Broadway in Larry David's smash hit, Fish in the Dark), and as a film producer (Mamma Mia!, My Big Fat Greek Wedding and its upcoming sequel), but Wilson's first love is music. Wilson achieved her dream with the 2012 Decca Records release of her debut album, AM/FM, an intimate, elegant and beautifully sung collection of classics from the '60s and '70s that taken together make up the soundtrack of her youth. Since the release of AM/FM, Wilson has focused on a new component of her music as a songwriter. During the past two years, she has collaborated with a number of extraordinarily talented and successful songwriters composing original material for her second album scheduled for a March 2016 release. On The Kate Rita Wilson explores those early influences and showcases her love for songwriting. duration 57:10   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Live at 9:30 [#105H] Performances by X Ambassadors, Steep Canyon Rangers, Wavves, Lianne LeHavas and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, with an interview by NPR's Bob Boilen and comedy from Hannibal Burress and Top Gear's Adam Ferrara. duration 56:41   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:00 pm
    Live from the Artists Den [#1203H] Lady Antebellum The multi-platinum trio performs at the historic United Palace in Washington Heights. Surrounded by the rococo detail of the vaudeville theater-turned-church and cultural center, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood keep fans on their feet for their fourteen-song set that covers both their catalog of smash singles ("Need You Now," "Love Don't Live Here Anymore") and songs from their upcoming album, HEART BREAK, even adding a horn section for their funky new single "You Look Good." duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You We all have financial issues and problems. Suze Orman's latest special sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers "find financial solutions for you." As always, Suze's advice is based not just on numbers, but on a critical understanding of ourselves and our emotional needs. The special's central theme is that our financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of "the goal of money." As Suze perceptively defines it: "The goal of money is to make you feel secure." Our financial solutions should work to fulfill that goal. In addition, Suze stresses the importance of making financial decisions that you feel comfortable with. Financial problems are caused when you do things with money that do not seem "right" to you, despite pressures and advice from others. duration 1:57:06   STEREO TVG
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