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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, Sep 20, 2012 - 8:00 AM    "Living Traditions of the Tohono O'Odham" The Tohono O'Odham ("Desert People") live on the second-largest reservation in the United States, located southwest of Tucson, Arizona and share hundreds of miles with the Mexico border, across which some still live. Although many O'Odham live off the reservation and don't grow traditional crops, among the older members their language is still very much alive, as are many of the cultural traditions and beliefs. Learn how a concerned group of tribal members knowledgeable in these traditions are taking an active part in passing down practices of saguaro fruit harvesting and basket weaving to their children and grandchildren. D
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Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Living Traditions of the Tohono O'Odham" (PLUS)
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Friday, Sep 21, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Origins of a Royal Road" (PLUS)
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Monday, Sep 24, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Royal Road Across The Frontier" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Royal Road to the Final Outpost" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Goat Packing in the Red Desert" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Wyoming's Red Desert" (PLUS)
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Friday, Sep 28, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Heart of a Pueblo" (PLUS)
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Monday, Oct 1, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Gateway to the Galapagos" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Treasures of the Galapagos" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Ancient Secrets of the Galapagos" (PLUS)
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