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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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Monday, Dec 11, 2017 - 8:00 AM    "Passions of the Pitaya" Travel with host David Yetman and Mexican ecologist Alberto Burquez to an area southwest of Guadalajara, Mexico where locals celebrate an annual festival dedicated to tasty Pitaya cactus fruit. Once used as a source of water for natives, the Pitaya has now become a reason to celebrate. In this episode, Yetman journeys to the city of Techaluta to watch workers harvest Pitayas by lamplight, where he places a bet on a midday horserace, and participates in a Pitaya-eating contest. D
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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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Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Sonora's Forgotten River" (PLUS)
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Friday, Dec 22, 2017 - 8:00 AM "Patagonia's Glacial Landscape" (PLUS)
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