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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, Dec 27, 2012 - 7:00 AM    "Oaxaca: Footsteps In Tradition" The Valle de Tehuacan, in the Mexican state of Puebla, is not only home to the world's greatest variety of cacti; it is also probably the birthplace of domestic corn. That corn became a staple for people throughout North America, including the civilizations that inhabited nearby Monte Alban. Those civilizations sowed the creative seeds for the Zapotecan culture that still thrives today. D
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Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Oaxaca: Footsteps In Tradition" (PLUS)
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Friday, Dec 28, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Shadows of the Ancients" (PLUS)
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Monday, Dec 31, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Visiting Ancient Mayo Lands" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Baja Journeys: Volcanoes/Oceans" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Baja People: Oases/Mountains" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Baja Boojums: Bizarre Plants" (PLUS)
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Friday, Jan 4, 2013 - 7:00 AM "The Driest Desert in the World" (PLUS)
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Monday, Jan 7, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Ancient Andean Civilizations" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 - 7:00 AM "People and Their Prickly Plants" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 - 7:00 AM "The Lost Palm Weavers of Sonora" (PLUS)
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