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Globe Trekker Previous Broadcasts

Hawaii (Episode #1612H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Hawaii is the sacred kingdom of Polynesians and America's sunny 50th state. It is the quintessential destination for paradise-seeking honeymooners from all over the world. No other group of islands on earth fascinates the common traveler more than this lush archipelago of volcanic isles positioned beautifully in the Pacific. With this in mind, Globe Trekker Zoe D'Amato sets out on a grand adventure to explore four of Hawaii's mounds of beauty: The Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Kauai.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Delhi & Agra (Episode #1620H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Delhi is an incarnation of seven cities all born out of a bloody history. It is a city teeming with extraordinary life flowing through the 22 million+ Hindu and Muslim inhabitants who make India's capital one of the most vibrant in the world. It's also what attracts Globe Trekker Ian Wright to explore Delhi's old quarters, bargain bazaars, Imperial Mughai monuments, and last remaining outposts of British occupation. In this lively city guide, Ian takes in spectacular visits to the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the holy town of Haridwar in Uttarakhand.

Antarctica (Episode #1522H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Zay Harding's epic adventure in Antarctica begins with sea kayaking and penguin watching in Paradise Harbor, sails to historic Port Lockrov where he observes the work of Ukrainian biologists, unsuccessfully attempts to climb the treacherous Mount Scott, meets with U.S. scientists at Palmer station as he learns about the effects of global warming and the plight of the Adelie penguin and finally crosses the perilous Drake Passage on his way back to the South American mainland.

North East England (Episode #1626H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Globe trekker Megan McCormick visits The Eternal City, taking in the sites including the Colosseum and the Forum, and exploring the architectural legacies of famous Emperors such as Augustus, Nero and Trajan, who erected triumphal arches and obelisks to decorate the city and celebrate their military victories. McCormick also takes a day trip outside the crumbling city walls to visit Roman villas and aqueducts along the ancient Roman road, The Appian Way.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Tough Trains: Bolivia (Episode #1619H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Since the 1860s, Bolivia has lost land to all its surrounding countries, leaving it landlocked and without vital access to coastal ports. As compensation, both Chile and Brazil agreed to build railways from Bolivia to their coasts, but they have not received proper investment since. Zay Harding travels along these railways from the Brazilian Pantanal to the Chilean coast. The first stop is Bolivia's agricultural heartland of Santa Cruz, followed by the constitutional capital of Sucre. Zay then heads to Potosi, where he turns his hand to being a miner for the day, followed by a journey to Uyuni, where he visits the Salar de Uyuni - a salt flat rich in both salt and lithium. Zay heads to Bolivia's administrative capital, La Paz, before concluding his trip at the Pacific coast.

Eastern Canada (Episode #1511H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Zoe D'Amato begins her travels in Newfoundland and Labrador, then heads to the maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. She makes her way to Quebec to soak in its old-world, European culture and concludes her trip in Ontario, where she experiences the dizzying heights of Toronto's CN Tower and the thundering magnificence of Niagara Falls.

Food Hour: Sicily (Episode #1625H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Bobby Chinn discovers the cultural and historical influences that define contemporary Sicilian cuisine. Occupations by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, the French and the Spanish have all played their part by introducing techniques and ingredients that have created one of the most layered and intriguing global cuisines. Very closely related to its religious and spiritual life, Sicilian cuisine is above all a reflection of the island's cultural and historical events.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Food Hour: Southern China (Episode #1618H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Celebrated New Zealand chef Peter Gordon discovers the roots of Cantonese cuisine. Peter's journey takes him north to Lianzhou, the mountain home of the Yao tribe, where he cooks succulent spiced pork. Next, he walks the rice fields of the Pearl River Delta, meets traditional medical doctors in Foshan, cooks up a strength-giving feast for dragon boat racing crews in Guangzhou, shops in the fabled market of Qingping, samples street fare in Chaozhou, visits the tea mountains near An'xi, stops in the glittering city of Xiamen and ends his journey in Daya Bay for simple soul food.

East Texas (Episode #1510H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Zay Harding takes roping lessons and experiences the famous Gun Show in Ft. Worth, visits the Book Depository with an eyewitness to the Kennedy assassination in Dallas, travels to the oil fields in Kilgore, stops at the Huntsville State Penitentiary, tours the Johnson Space Center with Alan Bean in Houston and celebrates the 4th of July in Chappell Hill.

Wild West: USA (Episode #1624H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

In this Globe Trekker special, Zay Harding, Sami Sabiti, Holly Morris, Justine Shapiro and Ian Wright explore the extraordinary history of America's spectacular Wild West. Sami starts the journey by following Lewis & Clark's 3700-mile journey of exploration from 1804, Zay visits the location of the most famous siege in the history of the Wild West - the Alamo, Justine visits the site of the first discovery of the California Gold Rush, Holly joins the annual re-ride of the 2, 000-mile Pony Express route, and Ian heads to the Little Bighorn battlefield in Montana, the site of Custer's Last Stand in 1876.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Tough Boats: The Arctic (Episode #1617H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Globe Trekker Ian Wright travels to the high Arctic from the coast of northern Norway, working his passage on a trawler fishing for cod before continuing his voyage on a specially ice-strengthened vessel around Spitsbergen, the world's northernmost inhabited islands. Ian's tough Arctic journey starts in fishing port of Tromso, more than 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. From here, aboard the fishing trawler Hermes, he travels another 300 miles north to rich fishing ground near remote Bear Island. Among his expeditions across the Arctic Ocean, Ian transfers to a small, but beautiful, 1950s-era Arctic cruise ship, The Stockholm, taking just a dozen or so passengers around the islands in search of polar bears and other Arctic wildlife.

West Texas (Episode #1509H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Zay Harding starts his journey in Austin, where he explores everything from rattlesnake hotdogs to bingo with chickens. He then heads south to San Antonio for a visit to the Alamo. Following a night in the most haunted hotel in Texas, Zay travels to the border city of El Paso. After meeting the locals, he treks into the surrounding desert to travel along the old Butterfield trail. Traveling in a 1960s Mustang, Zay embarks on a road trip along Route 66 where he takes in the stunning Palo Duro Canyon, competes in Amarillo's steak-eating challenge and concludes his trip in Glenrio, the mysterious ghost town that borders New Mexico.

Tough Trains: India's Independence Railroads (Episode #1623H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

In this episode of Tough Trains, Zay Harding takes on an epic journey across one of the world's biggest railway networks. These railways were built during the 19th century by the British to move troops and raw materials across the land, and ultimately played a role in the independence of the country a century later. The railway tracks are some of the oldest and longest you'll find anywhere in the world, and train travel doesn't get any tougher than this in a country with a population of over 1.2 billion. Indian Railways operations cover 29 states and seven union territories. It's now the world's fourth largest railway network, comprising 71,000 miles of track over a route of 40,000 miles.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 4:00 AM

Tough Boats: The Arctic (Episode #1617H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Globe Trekker Ian Wright travels to the high Arctic from the coast of northern Norway, working his passage on a trawler fishing for cod before continuing his voyage on a specially ice-strengthened vessel around Spitsbergen, the world's northernmost inhabited islands. Ian's tough Arctic journey starts in fishing port of Tromso, more than 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. From here, aboard the fishing trawler Hermes, he travels another 300 miles north to rich fishing ground near remote Bear Island. Among his expeditions across the Arctic Ocean, Ian transfers to a small, but beautiful, 1950s-era Arctic cruise ship, The Stockholm, taking just a dozen or so passengers around the islands in search of polar bears and other Arctic wildlife.

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