In The Americas with David Yetman

IN THE AMERICAS WITH DAVID YETMAN takes a fresh look at the lands that make up much of the Western Hemisphere. The 10-part series showcases the landscapes, peoples and history of the Americas - from the stories of a small village of Japanese immigrants in the Amazon to descendants of poor Italians in Chile, from Mayan temples in Guatemala to ancient fortresses in Mexico, and from the frigid, glacier-carved barrens of northern Canada to the timeless villages of the altiplano in Peru. By raft, boat, ferry, horse and motorcycle, host David Yetman journeys to parts of Cuba mostly unknown to the outside world, the wild mountains of western Argentina, festivals in Columbia and the often ignored Great Lakes of the United States. Along the way, he meets people from all walks of life - natives and immigrants, islanders and mainlanders, pastoralists and city-dwellers - and hears their stories. David Yetman, longtime host of The Desert Speaks (also distributed through APT Exchange) works as a research social scientist at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona. Yetman is also a nationally known author of numerous books and articles and an accomplished photographer.

Mon, Jun 24 11:00 P.M. The Northern Jaguar Preserve: Where the Great Cats Roam Freely     NH Create (11.4)

A little over one hundred miles south of the U.S-Mexico borders in the state of Sonora, international conservation groups have discovered the ideal habitat for jaguars, mountain lions, and ocelots.

Mon, Jul 1 11:00 P.M. The Salton Sea. Life and Death In An Inland Ocean     NH Create (11.4)

For more than a thousand years, the Salton Sink In southeastern California has been home to the largest body of water in the state.

Mon, Jul 8 11:00 P.M. Whales and Their Offspring In San Ignacio Lagoon     NH Create (11.4)

For millennia, gray whales have made an annual pilgrimage from the cold, rich marine waters in the Gulf of Alaska to the warm, protected waters of San Ignacio Lagoon.

Mon, Jul 15 11:00 P.M. As The Waters of Lake Powell Recede     NH Create (11.4)

The Colorado River was dammed at Glen Canyon in the early 1960s.

Mon, Jul 22 11:00 P.M. Colon's Spain and the Quest for Western Lands     NH Create (11.4)

Christopher Columbus set out from Huelva, on Spain's southwest coast, in 1492 in a quest to chart unknown lands with hoped-for riches.

Mon, Jul 29 11:00 P.M. Christopher Columbus, His Time and His Plans     NH Create (11.4)

Columbus spent nearly a decade in Spain lobbying for his expedition.

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