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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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Friday, Jan 5, 2018 - 8:00 AM    "Dying Traditions in a Mexican Pueblo" Host David Yetman takes a trip to the pueblos of the Sierra Madre, where traditions are slowly dying out as the big cities become more accessible to the population. After stopping to see a donkey-powered Pinole grinder made of stone, he heads to agrarian community of Sahuaripa to visit its talabarteria (a leather goods shop) and call upon the last remaining weaver of palm hats and baskets.. D
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Friday, Jan 5, 2018 - 8:00 AM "Dying Traditions in a Mexican Pueblo" (PLUS)
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Monday, Jan 8, 2018 - 8:00 AM "Navajo Canyon Lands" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 - 8:00 AM "The Driest Desert in the World" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 - 8:00 AM "Ancient Andean Civilizations" (PLUS)
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Friday, Aug 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM "People and Their Prickly Plants" (PLUS)
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Monday, Aug 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM "The Lost Palm Weavers of Sonora" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 - 8:00 AM "Monumental Dunes" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM "Tracks in the Shifting Sand" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 - 8:00 AM "Sea to Sky: Along An Incan Road" (PLUS)
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Friday, Aug 17, 2018 - 8:00 AM "Peru's Canyon of the Condor" (PLUS)
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