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KQED Life: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Channel 54.3  •  XFINITY 189

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#711H] Venice and Its Lagoon Venice, more than any other European city, has an endlessly seductive charm. For centuries, it was nicknamed La Serenissima, "The Most Serenely Beautiful One" - and for good reason. Along with sampling the sumptuous art treasures of Venice and exploring its back-street wonders, we cruise its lagoon, stopping in fiery Murano for glass, pastel Burano for lace, and murky Torcello for a sense of where Venice was born. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1607H] Tea for Two 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). duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    Deeply Rooted: John Coykendall's Journey to Save Our Seeds and Stories For more than 40 years, John Coykendall - a renowned seed saver, classically trained artist and a master gardener at Blackberry Farm resort in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee - has been preserving the seeds, traditions, oral histories and foodways of a small rural farming community in Louisiana. The documentary DEEPLY ROOTED: JOHN COYKENDALL'S JOURNEY TO SAVE OUR SEEDS AND STORIES chronicles how Coykendall has tracked down and safeguarded rare and heirloom varieties of crops historically grown in the region and safely returned them to the descendants of farmers who described them to him decades earlier. Since 1973, he has been visiting Washington Parish, Louisiana, illustrating and documenting the oral histories, farming techniques, and folk tales of elderly farmers and backyard gardeners in volumes of moleskin notebooks detailing an agricultural way of life that is at risk of loss across our nation. A Tennessee native, the 73-year-old Coykendall is a true Renaissance man and a celebrity in a growing movement that places a premium on farm-to-table cuisine and locally sourced, organic and heirloom food. He is a classically trained artist who studied at the Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida, and worked as an instructor at the the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He is also well-known for his sketches of the pastoral landscape in which he works. Using a mix of historical photographs of the region and its residents, the film traces his work and time spent in the Parish. Through his deeds, John hopes to inspire others to view these rare seeds and stories as grounding us to the earth and rooting us both to our past and our future. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#4308] Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped? Alzheimer's ravages the minds of over 40 million victims worldwide. Join scientists as they untangle the cause of this tragic illness and go behind the scenes of major drug trials to discover the therapies that may slow and even prevent the disease. duration 54:01   STEREO TVPG-L
  • 3:00 am
    Aurora - Fire in the Sky Examine legends about the origins and meaning of the aurora, the colorful glow that often brightens the night sky in Earth's polar regions. Investigate the myths of Finland's Saami, Alaska's Inuit, Canada's Native Americans and New Zealand's Maori. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Return of the Wolves: The Next Chapter Narrated by Peter Coyote, this program follows the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone and Idaho, and explores why the wolf remains a controversial animal. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope [#810H] Thousand Islands - A Canadian Bi-National Adventure There are so many beautiful islands in the bi-national Thousand Islands that its name could easily be Two Thousand and More Islands. Each has its particular charm and the Thousand Islands have long captured the heart and soul of those in search of an escape to a place of beauty and tranquility. On this Canadian adventure Joseph goes in search of the gentile pleasures that are synonymous with the islands - a place rich in natural wonders, historic sites and island traditions. There are many for him to choose from - cozy farmers markets, millionaire castles, kayak excursions, UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, family farms and fine restaurants. While the Thousand Islands was and still is the stomping ground of the rich and famous, the spirit of this place is neighborly and down-to-earth. On his travels Joseph discovers that the real treasures of the Thousand Islands are all the people that you'll meet - they're good-natured, independent, yet close knit and connected to this land. They have a spirit of adventure. Some have been here for generations; others just came for a visit and stayed for a lifetime. And their love of this place is real and infectious - it doesn't take long to catch it. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 5:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#205H] South Africa: Cape Town Cape Town is a nexus of cultures in a setting so stunning, it's called the "new California" or "Africa's Riviera." Where else in the world can you wake up in a cosmopolitan city, spend the afternoon with penguins, ride a funicular to the edge of a continent, and watch the sun set from a beach with a glass of local wine in hand? From the dizzying heights of the city's iconic symbol, Table Mountain, to the rugged cliffs and wild flowers of the Cape Peninsula, this episode captures the natural wonders that surround this city where an urbane waterfront contrasts with the nearby townships where most of Cape Town's three million residents live. This is an intimate look at a city reinventing itself as residents and government work to put the injustice of apartheid behind them. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#302] Strong As A Tree, Lithe As A Snake Tree Pose strengthens the legs and teaches balance and concentration; Cobra loosens the spine. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#73] 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 [#74] 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 [#116] Flow - Version Three With Sun salutation A, Sun salutation B, Warrior I, Triangle/Trikonasana, and others. duration 26:11   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 am
    Sit and Be Fit [#1604H] Somatosensory and Lymphatic Systems Mary Ann uses a large ball to stimulate the sensory and lymphatic systems, accompanied by jazzy, New Orleans style music. Gretchen's new cross and open pattern for a brain. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 am
    Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique [#828Z] Strengthen Your Bones duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 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
  • 9:00 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
  • 9:30 am
    Rudy Maxa's World [#305H] Food, Drink & Place At Istanbul's Spice Market, persimmons are split open, their insides resembling melting rubies. Brown-gold paprika is carefully molded into the shape of a pyramid. Cinnamon, cumin, ginger, and cardamom infuse the air with the fragrance of the East. From haggis in Scotland to soba and tea in Japan, from asada in Argentina to bibimbap in Korea, food and drink help illustrate the culture of a place and its people. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#506H] Ireland - The West Is Best Joseph starts his Ireland adventure in the town of Shannon and then heads southwest to the Dingle Peninsula. While on the Peninsula he uncovers a few important Irish secrets like how to draw a proper pint, spout a wee bit of Gaelic without getting tongue-tied, how to root for your horse home at the Dingle races and which pub has the best Irish soda bread and stew. Then he heads to the Puck Festival in Killorglin on the Ring of Kerry for some Irish merrymaking. Joseph also learns about the Irish emigration to America and hears the story of the Blasket Islanders - a modern-day Irish migration saga. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#610H] Bollywood Kitchen Host Laura Theodore prepares vegan Indian-style recipes with Bollywood filmmaker and cookbook author Sri Rao. The star of the meal is Sri's delicious Rajma, a hearty kidney bean stew, flavored with smoky cumin, earthy coriander, warm ginger, and spicy garlic. Mini-Cauliflower Bites are an excellent side dish, and Turmeric Quinoa makes a colorful and nutritious addition to the meal. To finish, Golden Cashew Milk incorporates warm, spicy flavors for a soothing nighttime drink. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#224] Pepper It Up There's a great variety of peppercorns available today: red, pink, green, white, black, just to name a few. Chef Keller deciphers the different varieties and uses them to create new dimensions of flavors in some unforgettable dishes. Recipes: Peppered Salmon Roulade; Steak au Poivre with Mathurini Sauce; Peppered Burger. duration 28:22   TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#124] Mark Militello Chef Mark Militello creates a hearts of palm salad to complement his Jamaican-style yellowtail red snapper. He uses hot peppers in his salad and recommends coating your fingers with oil to protect from the heat. Militello also offers other tips, such as scoring the fish to prevent it from curling up and shrinking, and flipping the fish away from oneself when frying so that the oil or butter doesn't splash back. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2609H] The King of Cheese/Il Re Del Formaggio The crowned king of cheese is featured when food educator Nancy Radke joins Mary Ann nella cucina to create a table filled with delicious antipasti featuring Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma ham, starting with Prosciutto di Parma Wrapped Fruit with Parmigiano Reggiano, Parmesan Cheese and Almond Wafers, and Spicy Fava Bean Spread. duration 26:43   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#403H] Picnics and Tailgates Food just tastes better outside, especially at sporting events, outdoor concerts and holiday celebrations. Sara's got some great choices - Homemade Beer Bread with Pulled Chicken Barbecue and Refrigerator Pickles. Then a cool, sweet and salty Two Melon Salad with Feta and Prosciutto, served with Cold Pea Soup with Shrimp and Carrot Garnish. Sara even shows you how to pack it all for an outdoor feast. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Woodsmith Shop [#910H] Working Small Follow along with the Woodsmith editors as they go into the details of creating elegant drawer pulls for a hall table. duration 26:52   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Woodwright's Shop [#3613H] Staked Furniture A plank with inserted legs becomes a chair, a table, or a bench in the most ancient form of furniture making. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#3118H] Favorite Scarves to Sew, Part 1 Turn a rectangle of fabric into a fabulous accessory. Scarves are fashion statements that are as enjoyable to create as they are to wear. Nancy and her guest, Donna Fenske, highlight some of Nancy's favorite scarf techniques from past shows that can be quickly created in a variety of fabrics. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2820] Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, Part 2 Create free-motion quilting designs with confidence. Learn how to master all the fundamentals of free-motion quilting. Nancy and guest Molly Hanson show you how to confidently stitch different quilting designs, including stippling variations, swirls, and woodgrain. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1314H] California - Roy Choi While in LA, Ming stops by the chat with praised local chef Roy Choi. Roy takes Ming on a ride in one of his popular food trucks while they cook up some daring cuisine. All that and more, this week on Simply Ming! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#611H] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#302H] Onions Onions are a staple in the pantry of every cook and integral to the flavor of so many recipes. In this episode, Martha walks the viewer through three onion dishes that make use of different cooking techniques: French onion soup, balsamic-glazed pearl onions and fried onion rings. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#417H] Vegetable Favorites Italy is a garden year round, and Lidia celebrates an array of beautiful vegetable dishes including: celery stalks stuffed with gorgonzola and apples; an elegant asparagus and scallion salad; a refreshing fava sesame dip, that pairs beautifully with flat breads and finally a linguine with swisschard made with walnuts and creamy fresh ricotta. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#123] Alfred Portale Alfred Portale creates duck soup with foie gras ravioli and black truffles. He demonstrates how to bone a duck and offers hints for its preparation. Portale also provides a great deal of information about the wild and fresh vegetables he uses in the soup. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#211H] Go Fish Living close to the shore in Connecticut offers Jacques the opportunity to celebrate the bounties of the sea. He loves seafood and begins this menu with a Picante Mussel Pilaf. Next, Jacques surprises viewers with a novel take on a breadcrumb coating for Onion-Crusted Sole with Anchovy Butter. He ends with a popular French dessert that's not quite an omelet... not quite a custard... it's an Apricot Clafoutis. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#106H] Roots Without a root cellar to store roots year round, Joanne shows us how easy and delicious cooking with seasonal fresh root vegetables can be. We'll visit a farm and then watch along as Joanne teaches her student how to make Root Vegetable Chips with Roasted Carrot Hummus. Recipes: Root Vegetable Chips with Roasted Carrot Hummus, Roasted Root Vegetable Soup with Spiced Brown Butter Student: Sasha Bernstein. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1626H] Revolutionizing Classic Fruit Desserts Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the perfect strawberry-rhubarb pie. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cold brew coffee makers in the Equipment Corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best tea gadgets. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best cherry clafouti. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Finding Your Roots [#403] Puritans and Pioneers Actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy trace their nonconformist ancestors through American conflicts - the Civil War and the American Revolution, all the way back to the Puritan establishment. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 pm
    Independent Lens [#1814H] The Last Laugh Hear Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Carl Reiner and other Jewish comics and thinkers discuss the provocative question of whether any topic - including the Holocaust - should be off-limits in comedy. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TV14-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 pm
    Pioneers of Television [#404H] Acting Funny This episode peeks behind the curtain to reveal the backstage techniques of America's favorite comedic actors. The program features the manic improvisational style of Robin Williams, along with his comic predecessor Jonathan Winters. They're a fascinating contrast to Tina Fey, who explains her measured, highly prepared approach. The episode also highlights the all-time #1 Emmy winner for comedy acting: Cloris Leachman. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:30 pm
    Pioneers of Television [#305] Carol Burnett & The Funny Ladies This program focuses on Carol Burnett's television comedy career and the funny ladies of television who joined her in paving the way for today's TV comediennes. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 pm
    Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration She "turned the world on with her smile" on The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and countless movie roles. This special features dozens of classic clips plus comments from Betty White, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, John Amos, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, and Mary Tyler Moore herself. Plus, Oprah Winfrey recounts Mary Tyler Moore's critical role in inspiring Oprah - and millions of others - as TV's first independent career woman. duration 56:16   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#712H] European Travel Skills, Part I These 3 episodes distill Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 90 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and London, these episodes cover Rick's favorite 3000-mile European loop while providing viewers with essential travel skills. We cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe, and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1608H] The Road to Ruin 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. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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