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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, Jan 24, 2013 - 7:00 AM    "Wyoming's Red Desert" Host David Yetman hops into a 50-year-old BMW motorcycle sidecar to explore Wyoming's mysterious Red Desert, one of the least known and most threatened deserts in North America. Also called the "Great American Desert," this eight-million-acre area has vast and varying landscapes including the largest active sand dune system in North America and the Great Divide Basin - the only place in the United States where the Continental Divide splits before rejoining. It is also steeped in history and fable, with ties to the Oregon Trail and the gold rush, as well as its share of ghost towns. D
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Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Wyoming's Red Desert" (PLUS)
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Friday, Jan 25, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Heart of a Pueblo" (PLUS)
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Monday, Jan 28, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Gateway to the Galapagos" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Treasures of the Galapagos" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Ancient Secrets of the Galapagos" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Life Along The Rio Sonora" (PLUS)
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Friday, Feb 1, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Bats Among Us" (PLUS)
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Monday, Feb 4, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Grand Canyon, The Human Touch" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Grand Canyon, Floating Through Time" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Pilgrimage to a Party" (PLUS)
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