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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, Apr 5, 2012 - 4:00 PM    "Passions of the Pitaya" Travel with host David Yetman and Mexican ecologist Alberto Burquez to an area southwest of Guadalajara, Mexico where locals celebrate an annual festival dedicated to tasty Pitaya cactus fruit. Once used as a source of water for natives, the Pitaya has now become a reason to celebrate. In this episode, Yetman journeys to the city of Techaluta to watch workers harvest Pitayas by lamplight, where he places a bet on a midday horserace, and participates in a Pitaya-eating contest. D
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Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Bats Among Us" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 - 4:00 PM "Passions of the Pitaya" (PLUS)
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Friday, Apr 6, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Grand Canyon, The Human Touch" (PLUS)
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Friday, Apr 6, 2012 - 4:00 PM "Magical Michoacan" (PLUS)
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Monday, Apr 9, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Grand Canyon, Floating Through Time" (PLUS)
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Monday, Apr 9, 2012 - 4:00 PM "Palms in the Desert" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Pilgrimage to a Party" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 - 4:00 PM "On The Road to Cajamarca" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Wines of the Desert" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 - 4:00 PM "Ecuador's Fog Forest: Mists Over The Desert" (PLUS)
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