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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, Feb 22, 2012 - 7:00 AM
"Ancient Peoples of the High Desert"
High in the foothills of the Bolivian Andes in the historic village of Santiago de K, life continues nearly the same as it has for centuries. An archeological site nearby reveals, through ancient ruins, just how little life has changed over the centuries. Here at over 12,600 feet above sea level, in the highest desert in the world, residents harvest the endemic potatoes and quinoa to use to barter for outside goods. D
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Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Ancient Peoples of the High Desert" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Wyoming's Red Desert" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Bolivia: Volcanoes, Flamingos, and Salt Lakes" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Heart of a Pueblo" (PLUS)
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Friday, Feb 24, 2012 - 7:00 AM "River Runs Dry" (PLUS)
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Friday, Feb 24, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Gateway to the Galapagos" (PLUS)
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Monday, Feb 27, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Cactus Capital of the World" (PLUS)
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Monday, Feb 27, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Treasures of the Galapagos" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Tehuacan: A Spanish Legacy" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Ancient Secrets of the Galapagos" (PLUS)
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