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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 24, 2012 - 8:00 AM    "River Runs Dry" The Gila River, after beginning its journey high in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico, historically flowed entirely across the state of Arizona. But, like ninety percent of the Southwest United States' remaining riparian areas, it is now used up and dries out merely halfway to its former confluence with the Colorado River. Revered as sacred by ancient peoples and modern-day indigenous people alike, the history of the Gila River is the story of nearly all, modern desert rivers. D
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Monday, Dec 24, 2012 - 8:00 AM "River Runs Dry" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Cactus Capital of the World" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Tehuacan: A Spanish Legacy" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Oaxaca: Footsteps In Tradition" (PLUS)
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Friday, Dec 28, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Shadows of the Ancients" (PLUS)
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Monday, Dec 31, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Visiting Ancient Mayo Lands" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Baja Journeys: Volcanoes/Oceans" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Baja People: Oases/Mountains" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Baja Boojums: Bizarre Plants" (PLUS)
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Friday, Jan 4, 2013 - 8:00 AM "The Driest Desert in the World" (PLUS)
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