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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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Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 - 3:00 PM    "Pilgrimage to a Party" Many Mexicans consider San Francisco a "true" saint - one who delivers the "miracles" and "promises" that thousands of faithful make with him every year. But he demands that they live up to their end of the vow, which for most involves a pilgrimage. The Desert Speaks follows the faithful as they travel by foot and on horseback (some more than fifty miles) to the church in Magdalena de Kino, Sonora to pay homage to San Francisco in the hope that he may transform their lives. D
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Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Baja People: Oases/Mountains" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Pilgrimage to a Party" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Baja Boojums: Bizarre Plants" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Wines of the Desert" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Mar 8, 2012 - 7:00 AM "The Driest Desert in the World" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Mar 8, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Boom and Bust in a Desert Town" (PLUS)
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Friday, Mar 9, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Ancient Andean Civilizations" (PLUS)
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Friday, Mar 9, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Saving Australia's Wild West" (PLUS)
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Monday, Mar 12, 2012 - 7:00 AM "People and Their Prickly Plants" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 - 7:00 AM "The Lost Palm Weavers of Sonora" (PLUS)
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