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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, Feb 6, 2014 - 8:00 AM    "Ageless Mud: Adobe Homes in the Desert" Host David Yetman and expert architect Bob Vint travel around Tucson, Arizona, to see how adobe - the perfect desert building material - was used in the past and is still used today. Adobe not only has a remarkable period of longevity, but also has thermal capabilities, making it ideal for the hot dry desert. Yetman and Vint spend time at the San Xavier Mission to watch a restoration crew use new adobe to repair and restore the existing adobe exterior. D
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Monday, Feb 10, 2014 - 8:00 AM "Patagonia's Glacial Landscape" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 - 8:00 AM "Argentina: Ancient Patagonia People" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 - 8:00 AM "The Gadsden Purchase Part 1" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 - 8:00 AM "The Gadsden Purchase Part 2" (PLUS)
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Friday, Feb 14, 2014 - 8:00 AM "Beyond The Asphalt Part 1" (PLUS)
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Monday, Feb 17, 2014 - 8:00 AM "Beyond The Asphalt Part 2" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 - 8:00 AM "Desert Venom" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 - 8:00 AM "Jaguars and Vaqueros" (PLUS)
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