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The Desert Speaks

THE DESERT SPEAKS is an Emmy award-winning series focusing on desert regions around the world. Much more than a nature documentary, THE DESERT SPEAKS presents stories about the people, cultures, plants, animals and geological features encountered on travel adventures in deserts near and far away. Host David Yetman is a research scientist at the University of Arizona's Southwest Center and is a nationally known author and accomplished photographer who specializes in the plants, geography and people of northwestern Mexico. Using boats, bikes and burros, Yetman takes viewers from Bolivia to Baja California, bringing his boundless enthusiasm, energy and knowledge to . . .

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Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM    "The Lost Palm Weavers of Sonora" The Opatas were probably the largest aboriginal group in what is now Sonora, Mexico but by the 1950s anthropologists could not locate a single speaker of the native language. While the people may be extinct, the Opatas left behind numerous traditions. Join the search in Buena Vista, Sonora for the descendants of Opata palm weavers and explore the tradition of native palm weaving that has survived through the centuries. D
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Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM "The Lost Palm Weavers of Sonora" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Monumental Dunes" (PLUS)
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Friday, Oct 20, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Tracks in the Shifting Sand" (PLUS)
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Monday, Oct 23, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Sea to Sky: Along An Incan Road" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Peru's Canyon of the Condor" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Desolation Canyon River Journey" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Living Traditions of the Tohono O'Odham" (PLUS)
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Friday, Oct 27, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Origins of a Royal Road" (PLUS)
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Monday, Oct 30, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Royal Road Across The Frontier" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Royal Road to the Final Outpost" (PLUS)
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