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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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Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 - 8:00 AM    "Exploring Arizona's Big Empty" It's big, it's empty and it's in a relatively unexplored area of northwestern Arizona. Known affectionately as the "Arizona Strip," this topographically rough area is free of paved roads and other amenities, but has a rich geological and natural history. Host David Yetman, ecologist Yar Petryszyn and archeologist Jock Favour trek through the "Big Empty" to examine evidence of early settlements, investigate high desert plants and learn about a project helping to increase the population of a rare and magnificent creature. D
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Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Exploring Arizona's Big Empty" (PLUS)
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Friday, Dec 8, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Tequila: Exploring The Legend" (PLUS)
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Monday, Dec 11, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Passions of the Pitaya" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Magical Michoacan" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Palms in the Desert" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 - 8:00 AM "On The Road to Cajamarca" (PLUS)
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Friday, Dec 15, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Ecuador's Fog Forest: Mists Over The Desert" (PLUS)
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Monday, Dec 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Hummingbirds: from Desert to Jungle" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Sierra Madre Easter" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Ageless Mud: Adobe Homes in the Desert" (PLUS)
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