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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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Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 - 8:00 AM    "The Gadsden Purchase Part 2" Beginning at the San Pedro River and heading west, host David Yetman and Naturalist Jesus Garcia of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, journey through some of natural wonders that would not be part of the United States if it hadn't been for the Gadsden Purchase. They drive through the "sky islands" of the Pinaleno Mountains, travel through the hard-core desert of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and visit the historic desert oasis, Quitobaquito Springs before finishing off their trip at the Colorado River near Yuma, the western border of the Gadsden Purchase. Additionally, they examine the different types of border fences that affect more than just the ecological relationship between the United States and Mexico. D
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Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 - 8:00 AM "The Gadsden Purchase Part 2" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Beyond The Asphalt Part 1" (PLUS)
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Friday, Apr 5, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Beyond The Asphalt Part 2" (PLUS)
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Monday, Apr 22, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Desert Whales" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Bolivia: The Cold Desert Frontier" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Ancient Peoples of the High Desert" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Bolivia: Volcanoes, Flamingos, and Salt Lakes" (PLUS)
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Friday, Apr 26, 2013 - 8:00 AM "River Runs Dry" (PLUS)
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Monday, Apr 29, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Cactus Capital of the World" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Tehuacan: A Spanish Legacy" (PLUS)
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