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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, Apr 10, 2012 - 3:00 PM
"On The Road to Cajamarca"
In this episode, host David Yetman, his brother, geologist Dick Yetman and South American archeologist Axel Nielson start at sea level in the town of Chiclayo and then journey upward to the town of Cajamarca. In Chiclayo, they explore the "witches' market," where they find herbs, hallucinogens and other natural remedies that promise everything from basic protection from curses to headache cures. As the trek continues, stop to examine pre-Incan mountaintop aqueducts hand carved into the thick rock of the Andes. D
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Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 - 3:00 PM "On The Road to Cajamarca" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Wines of the Desert" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Ecuador's Fog Forest: Mists Over The Desert" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Boom and Bust in a Desert Town" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Hummingbirds: from Desert to Jungle" (PLUS)
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Friday, Apr 13, 2012 - 7:00 AM "The Gadsden Purchase Part 1" (PLUS)
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Friday, Apr 13, 2012 - 3:00 PM "The Gadsden Purchase Part 1" (PLUS)
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Monday, Apr 16, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Saving Australia's Wild West" (PLUS)
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Monday, Apr 16, 2012 - 3:00 PM "Sierra Madre Easter" (PLUS)
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