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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 31, 2012 - 8:00 AM    "Visiting Ancient Mayo Lands" Reaching up to Mexico's northwest corner, Pacific dry deciduous forest extends south all the way to Costa Rica, providing a pathway into Sonora for many widespread tropical plants and birds. This is especially evident in the southern tip of the Sonoran Desert on Mexico's mainland, near Alamos, Sonora. Travel with a group of bird watchers from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum as they journey through coastal and forest habitats in search of some of the rarest birds in the region. D
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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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Monday, Jan 7, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Ancient Andean Civilizations" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 - 8:00 AM "People and Their Prickly Plants" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 - 8:00 AM "The Lost Palm Weavers of Sonora" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Monumental Dunes" (PLUS)
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Friday, Jan 11, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Tracks in the Shifting Sand" (PLUS)
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