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KQED Life: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#307H] Belgium: Bruges and Brussels Belgium is a land of contrasts. From the powerhouse headquarters of the European Union and Europe's grandest square in big-city Brussels, we go quaint with delicate lace and back lane bike rides in small- town Bruges. We check into a medieval hospital, savor the exquisite art of Memling, and climb a bell tower to get up close and fortissimo at a carillon concert. Then passionate chefs - creators of French fries and Europe's finest chocolate-give us a taste of their art. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1206H] The Great Rivers of Europe: Nuremberg to Linz Burt starts off in Nuremberg with visits to the 900 year old Imperial Castle, the open farmers' market and his favorite spice cookie shop. Then he sails to Regensburg to visit the remains of an ancient Roman fort. Next he cruises through the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey where the Benedictine monks have been brewing one of Europe's great beers since 1050. In Linz, we learn about the Linzertorte and see the world's largest church organ. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 am
    The Mighty T: The Tuolumne River from Glacier to Golden Gate The Mighty T traces one of California's most important and powerful rivers on its journey from atop one of the last remaining glaciers in Yosemite's high country all the way down through San Francisco's Golden Gate. This visually stunning story is captured by the award-winning production team of Jim Schlosser and Tom Stienstra. Mr. Stienstra, host of the program, is already California's best-known and most-honored outdoors columnist, guidebook author, and photographer. duration 25:47   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 am
    Sky Island In Northern New Mexico a range of mountains rises up from the high desert, a wild, rugged land of the Faraway Nearby. The volcanic Jemez Mountains are isolated from all other ranges - an island in the sky, surrounded by a desert sea. Filmmaker John Grabowska profiles this enchanting landscape and our place within it, with climate change effects already dramatically altering the desert and alpine ecosystems. The program features narration by Pulitzer Prize winner N. Scott Momaday and actor Meryl Streep. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Nova [#4409] Chinese Chariot Revealed For over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China's battlefields-dominating warfare longer than anywhere else on earth. Now, a series of amazing archaeological findings enable a team of experts to reconstruct and test China's first super-weapon. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    Plants Behaving Badly [#102H] Sex & Lies Revel in the ethereal beauty of orchids and examine their exotic flowers, which are shaped for one purpose - to attract pollinators. Many use sex as a lure, impersonating a female bee or wasp. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG
  • 4:00 am
    Global Spirit [#204H] Inside Sacred Texts This program explores the origins, translations and interpretations of sacred or revered texts and sheds light on the mystical experience these texts often originate from. The episode brings knowledgeable, engaging scholars, translators and practitioners from three faiths together to explore how these seminal texts, which form the foundation of most world religions and have influenced entire civilizations, are in some cases, now being reappraised. "Inside Sacred Texts" features renowned translator of the Gnostic Gospels, Willis Barnstone, Anglican priest and mystic Rev. Cynthia Borgeault, Tibetan translator Ken McLeod and religious scholar Dr. Nikky Singh. duration 57:38   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 am
    Mineral Explorers [#201H] Peru: Mundo Nuevo Thomas embarks on what some may call a fool's errand, in search of Pyrite-- more commonly known as fool's gold. From the busy mineral markets of Lima, to the ancient ruins of Chan Chan, Thomas is on a journey to the high altitude mine of Mundo Nuevo. At nearly 15,000 feet, the search for this shining treasure brings with it the beauty of the Andes and the history of lost civilizations. duration 27:37   STEREO TVG
  • 5:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#308] Stockholm & Sweden Sweden is a natural-born beauty, winning us over with luxuriant landscapes and sleek Scandinavian style. We cruise through Stockholm's sun-dappled archipelago, visit a designer hotel and sip cocktails in the trendy Ice Bar (a lounge built completely of ice!). We stroll through the Karl Milles sculpture garden, and admire the world's best-preserved 17th century warship, the Vasa. Then it's off to the woodsy "Kingdom of Crystal" where we peek in on Sweden's best glass artists and get rowdy at a traditional herring dinner. We pay tribute to a grand medieval castle once called the "key to Sweden". Then we escape to the vacation island of Oland, an out-of-the-way charmer with timeless windmills, ancient ruins and glorious sand beaches. Tips on shopping for glass. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Wai Lana Yoga [#709] Perfect Posture Wai Lana shows you a series of poses to loosen the shoulders and open the chest, making good posture a breeze. duration 27:35   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 am
    Priscilla's Yoga Stretches [#53] 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 [#54] 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 [#106] Long Holds - Version One With Vinyasa, Warrior I, Warrior II, Ardha Chandrasana and others. duration 27:47   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 [#808Z] Slenderize The Waiste & Flatten The Abs duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1302H] Florence, Italy Burt, travel expert Steve Perillo and Burt's youngest son Nicholas, spend a week in Florence, learning how to buy gloves that fit properly, who makes the finest jewelry boxes, and the art of coloring marbled paper. They visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and discover why Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, and Julia Roberts wore his shoes in their movies. They find out how product placement influenced the artworks of the Renaissance and tour the great tourist attractions of the city. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#312H] Lisbon and the Algarve Experiencing the best of Portugal, we start in Lisbon, a ramshackle mix of glorious old and fun-loving new. Salty sailors' quarters and wistful Fado singers mix with ornate architecture to recall the glory days when Vasco da Gama and Magellan made Portugal a world power. Then we head for the south coast of your travel dreams-the Algarve. We explore the Land's End of Europe-windy and historic Cape Sagres before savoring pristine beaches and arm-wrestling octopi in the sleepy fishing village of Salema. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 9:30 am
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#404] Madrid The Spanish capital Madrid welcomes us with grand plazas and sparkling fountains. First stop is the Prado, one of Europe's great museums and home to Goya, El Greco and Velazquez. We tour El Palacio Real, the seat the Spanish empire, and the Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, a fascinating hoard of art treasures hidden away in the center of the city. After dark we sway to the rhythms of Flamenco dancers and lose ourselves in Madrid's pulsating nightlife. Then we day-trip to the imperial city of Toledo to roam the twisting streets and narrow alleyways of this historic center. Tips on traditional food and jewelry. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 10:00 am
    Travelscope [#513H] Rwanda - In Search of Chimpanzees Joseph continues his Rwanda adventure and turns his attention to the region's other primate populations. Chimpanzee, Olive Baboons, Mona, Blue and Black and White Colobus Monkeys are just a few of the thirteen primate species that populate the Nyungwe National Park. The rest of the area's flora and fauna is equally impressive with more than 140 orchid species and 275 bird species, dozens of them found only in the highlands of Central Africa. In addition to the wildlife wonders, Joseph has personal encounters in the local Banda (thatched-hut) communities and meets the reclusive and vanishing Batwa people. In Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, Joseph highlights the 1994 Rwanda genocide and the efforts that the country has made to overcome its past at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:30 am
    The Jazzy Vegetarian [#512H] Ready, Set, Risotto! Host Laura Theodore prepares a vegan version of classic risotto. This hearty menu highlights Mushroom and Summer Squash Risotto, an easy dish to prepare for a weeknight meal. On the side, festive Tomato, Chickpea and Red Pepper Salad provides a pop of color. For dessert, Vegan Blueberry Cheeze-Cake Squares feature a tasty fruit and nut crust, topped with a creamy filling and fresh blueberries. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef [#317] Vegetarian Favorites It's a vegetarian feast, starting with a classic French potato pie filled with shallots, swiss cheese and a hearty dose of fresh herbs. Then it's a dessert that is both healthy and decadent. Recipes: Alsatian Potato Pie, Chocolate Quinoa Mousse duration 28:45   STEREO TVG
  • 11:30 am
    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs [#117] Reed Hearon Reed Hearon prepares frito misto with aioli. He provides cooking hints and recommendations, and demonstrates how to make iron-skillet mussels and salt-encrusted cod. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Ciao Italia [#2425] Strawberries and Raspberries for Dessert/Fragole e Lamponi per Dessert Master Pastry Chef Jim Dodge reveals the secret of making the perfect Italian custard called Budino, while Mary Ann returns the favor by sharing her tips on how to make masterful Little Raspberry Thyme Tarts. duration 27:02   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 pm
    Sara's Weeknight Meals [#205H] Sandwich Night Who doesn't love a sandwich? Sara's are hearty and juicy and a snap to prepare and serve. Make your own easy Beer Bread, then stuff it with super easy cheaters like Pulled Chicken Barbecue and Pickled Cucumbers you make yourself. Fried Catfish BLTs bulk up the traditional sandwich with some crunchy fish filets and tricked-up basil mayonnaise. Then amaze your family by making your own ricotta cheese, the star of Roasted Vegetable and Fresh Ricotta Sandwiches. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 1:00 pm
    Woodsmith Shop [#1008H] Cutting Boards & Plywood Tips The Woodsmith editors add a classic, end-grain cutting board to the serving tray. Then they begin building a must-have, roll-around cutoff bin. duration 27:04   STEREO TVG
  • 1:30 pm
    Woodwright's Shop [#3410H] The Crotch and the Horse An old shaving horse from the Virginia mountains shows how the natural shapes in timber make the strongest wooden construction. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2922H] Simple to Chic T-Shirt Remakes, Part 1 Learn how to update a plain top with embroidery that is fashionable but also flawless. Nancy and guest Eileen Roche show you how to update necklines with fashionable embroidery and other easy yet creative accents. Learn how to hoop a ready made top in your embroidery machine and then watch as the programmed stitching not only adds beautiful embellishments, but changes the neckline shape. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 2:30 pm
    Sewing with Nancy [#2923H] Simple to Chic T-Shirt Remakes, Part 2 Learn how to easily and creatively use your embroidery machine to give a plain top a new focus. Nancy Zieman and embroidery expert Eileen Roche give you the confidence and inspiration you need to update the neckline of a top with designer touches. Use embroidery to add thread motifs and programmed stitches to change the shape of a neckline. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:00 pm
    Simply Ming [#1308H] Michael Schlow Pasta is a worldwide staple, adaptable to the cuisine of almost any country! Chef Michael Schlow, owner of Tico in Boston and DC, makes the quintessentially Roman spaghetti amatriciana, while Ming creates a savory black bean pork chow mein. One ingredient, two dishes, this week on Simply Ming! duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 3:30 pm
    Pati's Mexican Table [#410H] Modern Mexico Mexican cuisine is full of long-standing traditional recipes and techniques. But there are many chefs bringing new ideas to the table, giving a modern twist to Mexican cooking. In this episode, Pati meets two chefs in Mexico City who are putting modern spins on this age-old cuisine. She then taps into that creativity to show us her ideas for how we can "modernize" our Mexican kitchen.
    Recipes: Boston Lettuce Salad with Avocado Dressing, Candied Pineapple & Spicy Pumpkin Seeds; Beef and Veggie Mole Stew; Chocolate Hibiscus Cookies; Hibiscus Flowers and Hibiscus Tea.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:00 pm
    Martha Stewart's Cooking School [#206H] Pasta Sauces Homemade pasta sauces far outshine store-bought jars. In this episode, Martha creates four mouthwatering versions: traditional, slow-cooked Bolognese; a quick-and-easy puttanesca; a rich carbonara; and a light but unforgettable sauce made with bottarga, a preserved fish roe that is a specialty of southern Italy. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 pm
    Lidia's Kitchen [#307H] Pizza Everybody loves grilling, and everybody loves pizza. Today Lidia puts the two together and prepares grilled pizza which anyone can do - rain or shine - as it's done in her kitchen. She makes a simple Margherita style pizza and another version topped with prosciutto. To start, her fresh and crunchy salad is made with cucumbers, string beans and potatoes. For dessert, she prepares juicy peaches and blueberries soaked in prosecco. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 5:00 pm
    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
  • 5:30 pm
    Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way [#209H] Fast Proof No one expects a bread recipe in a fast food collection but Jacques shows viewers how to mix and bake a loaf of bread in one pot in his Slow and Easy Bread in a Pot. Next he shares his favorite eggs prepared in little containers known as Cocotte Eggs with Creamed Mushrooms. When Jacques raids the pantry and freezer, he finds the fixings to make a Ragout of Broccolini, Beans and Sausage. Fresh berries and a neat twist on a bought pastry crust end the meal with Cookie Dough Raspberry Tart. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Joanne Weir Gets Fresh [#201H] Beyond Meat and Potatoes Like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, nothing is more satisfying than a duo of old favorites, so Joanne is always looking for fun and dynamic ways to prepare meat and potatoes. She visits Thistle Meats and McEvoy Ranch in Petaluma, California, and then Joanne and her student Joan will make skillet riblettes with aged balsamic and warm grilled potato salad with fennel. Join them as they update their favorites with style. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 6:30 pm
    America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated [#1622H] Country Ribs and Corn Muffins Test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate sweet and tangy grilled country-style pork ribs. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews laundry stain removers in the Equipment Corner. Next, host Christopher Kimball answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows Chris how to make the best savory corn muffins at home. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 7:00 pm
    Genealogy Roadshow [#305H] Boston Join genealogists at iconic Faneuil Hall to solve mysteries related to the Salem Witch Trials, orphan trains, the Great Boston Fire of 1872 and the small pox epidemic, and research a link to the founders of Boston. duration 55:48   STEREO TVPG
  • 8:00 pm
    Chinese Couplets An intimate family story that reveals the impact of America's Chinese Exclusion Acts on one family, over two centuries in three countries on four generations of women. duration 59:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Of Race and Reconciliation Of Race and Reconciliation chronicles the Chinese experience in America around the year 1885. That was the year the Chinese residents of Tacoma were forcefully expelled from the city against the backdrop of increasingly alarming and even violent tensions between American citizens caught in an economic downturn and Chinese immigrants seeking opportunity in "Gum San," or the Land of the Golden Mountains they had heard about in America. Of Race and Reconciliation producer Forrest Burger traveled through six states to take an unflinching look at this period in time, but also document how the tensions between American citizens and immigrant populations provide relevant lessons in today's political climate, and in Tacoma's case, how far efforts toward reconciliation have come. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:00 pm
    Constitution USA with Peter Sagal [#104H] Built to Last? In this last episode, Sagal travels to Iceland, where after the country's economic collapse, leaders decided to create a new constitution, looking to the U.S. Constitution for inspiration. This prompts Sagal to consider why our own founding document has lasted more than 225 years. He looks at the systems that have kept the Constitution healthy - amendments, judicial interpretation, checks and balances - and also at the political forces that threaten to undermine the framers' vision: excessive partisanship leading to gridlock, money in politics and gerrymandering. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: Spanish)
  • 11:00 pm
    Travelscope [#405H] New Brunswick's Acadian Festival New Brunswick is Canada's only bi-lingual province and the peaceful co-existence between the French Acadian culture and the English Loyalist culture gives visitors two experiences for the price of one. Yet all the world's French in August during the Caraquet Acadian Festival -- a two-week cultural celebration that culminates in a mardi-gras style street party. Joseph heads to the Acadian Peninsula to trace its Acadian heritage, meet modern day Acadians and, during their national day of celebration, join in their festival and Laissez les bon temps roulez -- Let the good times roll! During his journey he also partakes of New Brunswick's natural beauty and the world of adventure that awaits every visitor to this Canadian province year round. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 pm
    Smart Travels - Europe With Rudy Maxa [#309] Oslo & Norway The grand panoramas of Norway prove irresistible to adventurers. In Oslo, we see testaments to maritime prowess in Viking ships and the celebrated Kon Tiki raft. We "Scream" with painter Edvard Munch before heading south to the glorious vistas of Telemark country. After dropping by the home of playwright Henrik Ibsen, we're off to a boisterous celebration of Norwegian village life, complete with traditional costumes, dancing and potato pancakes. Next, it's a ride on Europe's most spectacular railway and a boat cruise through the impossibly beautiful scenery of the fjords. We end up in Bergen, Norway's best-preserved medieval city, taking in a traditional stave church and views that inspired composer Edvard Grieg. Tips on railroad travel. duration 26:47   STEREO TVG
  • 12:00 am
    Rick Steves' Europe [#308H] Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine Provence, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun. We climb Roman ruins in Nimes, explore a papal palace in Avignon, and savor vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. Crossing acres of wispy vineyards, we explore the Cotes du Rhone and more wonders of the South of France. duration 27:46   STEREO TVG
  • 12:30 am
    Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions [#1207H] The Great Rivers of Europe: Melk to Budapest Burt cruises through the Wachau Valley, a major area for Austrian wines. Then he visits Melk Abbey, one of Europe's largest and most impressive monasteries were Burt explains how the Catholic Church used Baroque architecture to undermine the Reformation. Then to Vienna for music and pastry, and finally a tour of Budapest. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
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