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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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Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 8:00 AM    "Argentina: Ancient Patagonia People" Host David Yetman and Argentine archeologist Maria Jose Figuerero journey through the gorgeously diverse Patagonia landscape for a look at the Patagonian people from ancient to modern times. The travelers stop at the Cuerva de los Manos ("Cave of the Hands"), which features a lasting glimpse into the lives of early residents. The famous stenciled handprints were created by blowing through a straw-like instrument filled with paint, while the images of lizards, people and the hunting of huanacos (a relative of the llama) were painted by hand. D
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Argentina: Ancient Patagonia People" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Sea of Cortez: Then and Now" (PLUS)
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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Navigating A Desert Island" (PLUS)
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Friday, Jun 1, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Into The Swell: Utah's High Desert" (PLUS)
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Monday, Jun 4, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Marine Sanctuary: Preserving Desert Life" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Finding The Fault In California's Desert" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Chilean Wines: A Way of Life" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Jun 7, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Penguins in a Patagonia Desert" (PLUS)
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Friday, Jun 8, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Dying Traditions in a Mexican Pueblo" (PLUS)
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Monday, Jun 11, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Patagonia's Cultural Trail: From the Coast to the Andes" (PLUS)
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