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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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Monday, Feb 6, 2012 - 3:00 PM
"People and Their Prickly Plants"
Enjoy a slice of the cactus-collecting life with a look into the ways people collect and enjoy some of the oddest plants in the world, then head to Scottsdale, Arizona to see the largest private collection of desert-area plants in the world. Also on the itinerary are visits to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum and an amazing collection at Bach's Nursery in Tucson, Arizona, where they have a better success rate with their individually raised saguaro cacti than Mother Nature herself. Finally, travel on Interstate 10 to Los Angeles for North America's largest cactus and succulent show - the Olympics of cactus cultivation. D
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Monday, Feb 6, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Sea of Cortez: Then and Now" (PLUS)
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Monday, Feb 6, 2012 - 3:00 PM "People and Their Prickly Plants" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Navigating A Desert Island" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 - 3:00 PM "The Lost Palm Weavers of Sonora" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Marine Sanctuary: Preserving Desert Life" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Monumental Dunes" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Finding The Fault In California's Desert" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Tracks in the Shifting Sand" (PLUS)
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Friday, Feb 10, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Chilean Wines: A Way of Life" (PLUS)
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Friday, Feb 10, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Sea to Sky: Along An Incan Road" (PLUS)
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