The last vestiges of the once-mighty Dutch empire live on in the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. David visits Curacao, now independent, and wanders the streets of Willemstad, its capital city. In its colonial buildings, he finds hints of a past glory made possible by the slave trade. In Bonaire, still a colony, he dons Scuba gear to mingle with its incomparable marine life. Then, he witnesses the extraction of tons of salt from Bonaire's tidal flats. Finally, David treks into a national park home to dense groves of tall cacti, hordes of lizards and tranquil flamingos.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 301
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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, Mar 27||11:00 P.M.||Cuetzalan: The Celebration of San Francisco|
|Mon, Apr 3||11:00 P.M.||Alaska: The Wilderness of the Volcanoes|
|Mon, Apr 10||11:00 P.M.||Reefs, Ruins, and Revivals: Belize's Melting Pot|
|Mon, Apr 17||11:00 P.M.||Yakima: The Quest for Hops|
|Mon, Apr 24||11:00 P.M.||Panama's Wild West|
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