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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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Friday, Mar 30, 2012 - 3:00 PM    "Of Drought and Fire" Within the last three decades there have been large wildfires consuming the forests in nearly all the mountain ranges above the desert southwest. Just below the ranges, the lack of rains combined with invasive species has caused additional wildfires that have devastated portions of the Sonoran Desert. The link between drought and fire has pre-historic roots and host David Yetman and Tom Swetnam from the University of Arizona's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research travel through the desert to higher elevations that contain evidence of drought, fire, and civilization. D
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Friday, Mar 30, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Gateway to the Galapagos" (PLUS)
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Friday, Mar 30, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Of Drought and Fire" (PLUS)
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Monday, Apr 2, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Treasures of the Galapagos" (PLUS)
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Monday, Apr 2, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Giants on a Galapagos Island" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Ancient Secrets of the Galapagos" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Exploring Arizona's Big Empty" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Life Along The Rio Sonora" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Tequila: Exploring The Legend" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Bats Among Us" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Passions of the Pitaya" (PLUS)
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