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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, Oct 12, 2012 - 8:00 AM    "Boom and Bust in a Desert Town" The small town of Quartzsite, Arizona, located just 20 miles east of the Colorado River, has been a rock hound's paradise since the 1960s. These days, this former stagecoach town is also a mecca to well over a million visitors each year, most of whom converge on it in a wave of RV's during the months of January and February. Thousands of vendors of rocks, gems, minerals, fossils and everything else imaginable create one of the world's largest open-air flea markets. D
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Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Mending Australia's Ancient Forest" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Oct 18, 2012 - 8:00 AM "On The Trail of a Living Fossil" (PLUS)
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Friday, Oct 19, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Kickin' West On Route 66" (PLUS)
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Monday, Oct 22, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Cruising on the Mother Road" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Desert Treasures" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Peru's Amazon Desert" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Costal Civilizations of Ancient Peru" (PLUS)
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