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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, Jun 28, 2013 - 8:00 AM    "Medieval Drought in the Southwest" Between roughly 900 and 1260 AD there was a massive drought that severely impacted the plants, animals and people of the Southwest. Now referred to as the Medieval Drought, the best records of this phenomenon can be found within the trees that lived through this difficult time period. Host David Yetman hikes with Tom Swetnam from the University of Arizona's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research through the White Mountains of California and Sequoia National Park to observe how scientists use tree rings to gather evidence of climate conditions from thousands of years ago. D
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Friday, Jun 28, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Medieval Drought in the Southwest" (PLUS)
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Monday, Jul 1, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Of Drought and Fire" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Giants on a Galapagos Island" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Exploring Arizona's Big Empty" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Jul 4, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Tequila: Exploring The Legend" (PLUS)
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Friday, Jul 5, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Passions of the Pitaya" (PLUS)
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Monday, Jul 8, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Magical Michoacan" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Palms in the Desert" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 - 8:00 AM "On The Road to Cajamarca" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Ecuador's Fog Forest: Mists Over The Desert" (PLUS)
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