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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, Mar 8, 2012 - 3:00 PM    "Boom and Bust in a Desert Town" The small town of Quartzsite, Arizona, located just 20 miles east of the Colorado River, has been a rock hound's paradise since the 1960s. These days, this former stagecoach town is also a mecca to well over a million visitors each year, most of whom converge on it in a wave of RV's during the months of January and February. Thousands of vendors of rocks, gems, minerals, fossils and everything else imaginable create one of the world's largest open-air flea markets. D
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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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Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Monumental Dunes" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Tracks in the Shifting Sand" (PLUS)
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Friday, Mar 16, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Sea to Sky: Along An Incan Road" (PLUS)
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Friday, Mar 16, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Outpost of the Outback" (PLUS)
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