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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, May 22, 2012 - 7:00 AM    "Sierra Madre Easter" Travel around Chihuahua, Mexico, with host David Yetman and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Jesus Garcia, a native of Mexico. Together they look at how traditions continue for the area's indigenous peoples while new arrivals contribute to Chihuahua's identity in other ways. The first stop is Paquime, site of one of the most sophisticated pre-Columbian cities in northwestern Mexico. D
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Sierra Madre Easter" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Ageless Mud: Adobe Homes in the Desert" (PLUS)
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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Sonora's Forgotten River" (PLUS)
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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Utah's Slick Rock Country" (PLUS)
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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Patagonia's Glacial Landscape" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Argentina: Ancient Patagonia People" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Sea of Cortez: Then and Now" (PLUS)
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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Navigating A Desert Island" (PLUS)
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Friday, Jun 1, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Into The Swell: Utah's High Desert" (PLUS)
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Monday, Jun 4, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Marine Sanctuary: Preserving Desert Life" (PLUS)
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