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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, Jul 8, 2013 - 7:00 AM    "Magical Michoacan" Host David Yetman and Mexican ecologist Alberto Burquez travel into and around the state of Michoacan, Mexico, to explore its rugged coast, diverse habitats and local traditions. On the coast, the travelers visit a banana plantation to see how the fruit is cleaned and kept free of insect damage before exportation. Further inland, a stop in one of Michoacan's tropical deciduous forests reveals some interesting vegetation, including the Sandbox Tree, which bears explosive fruit, and the malicious Mala Mujer shrub with its sharp, stinging hairs. D
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Monday, Jul 8, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Magical Michoacan" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Palms in the Desert" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 - 7:00 AM "On The Road to Cajamarca" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Ecuador's Fog Forest: Mists Over The Desert" (PLUS)
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Friday, Jul 12, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Hummingbirds: from Desert to Jungle" (PLUS)
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Monday, Jul 15, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Sierra Madre Easter" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Ageless Mud: Adobe Homes in the Desert" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Sonora's Forgotten River" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Patagonia's Glacial Landscape" (PLUS)
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Friday, Jul 19, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Argentina: Ancient Patagonia People" (PLUS)
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