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Travelscope Previous Broadcasts

Austria - Celebrating the Vine in Vienna and the Burgenland (Episode #306H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 -- 10:00 AM

Travelscope celebrates the historic and modern in Austria's capital, Vienna, and the Burgenland wine country. Along the wine trail Joseph grabs a healthy helping of Gemutlichkeit (the good life) in the capital's own vineyards and in the Buschenshanks and Heurigers (wine cafes) of the villages along Burgenland's Lake Neusiedl.

West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful (Episode #305H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 -- 10:00 AM

In the New River Gorge Joseph paddles the gentle New River and then battles to stay afloat on the raging Gauley. Along the way he bikes up a mountain trail, rappels down the gorge's face and experiences West Virginia's coal mining past.

Chile - from Seaside to Mountaintop (Episode #303H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 22, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

Joseph starts his Chilean adventure in the country's capital, Santiago, and then heads into the Andes where he meets up with glacier-trekking ice climbers before descending into the Maipo Valley for wine touring and tasting and then taking in the nightlife and ocean breezes of the port city of Valparaiso.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

Chile - The Driest Place On Earth (Episode #304H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 22, 2015 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph travels north to the driest place on the planet, Chile's Atacama Desert. He finds that the desert, though it appears dry and barren, is alive with varied wildlife and vibrant cultures. During his journey he encounters the friendly Atacameno Indians and witnesses spouting geysers, endless sand dunes and the area's breathtaking natural beauty.

Desert Birds, Bats and Wildflowers (Episode #110)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 11:02 PM

Joseph discovers the desert's subtle attractions when Joseph travels from California Wildflowers to Yuma, Arizona's Birding and Nature Festival.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 22, 2015 -- 5:02 AM

Chile - from Seaside to Mountaintop (Episode #303H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph starts his Chilean adventure in the country's capital, Santiago, and then heads into the Andes where he meets up with glacier-trekking ice climbers before descending into the Maipo Valley for wine touring and tasting and then taking in the nightlife and ocean breezes of the port city of Valparaiso.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

The Islands of Malaysia (Episode #109)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 20, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

Joseph continues his "Colors of Malaysia" adventure through multicultural, multi-religious Malaysia when we travel to the islands of Penang and Langkawi.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

Ireland - The West Is Best (Episode #506H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

Joseph starts his Ireland adventure in the town of Shannon and then heads southwest to the Dingle Peninsula. While on the Peninsula he uncovers a few important Irish secrets like how to draw a proper pint, spout a wee bit of Gaelic without getting tongue-tied, how to root for your horse home at the Dingle races and which pub has the best Irish soda bread and stew. Then he heads to the Puck Festival in Killorglin on the Ring of Kerry for some Irish merrymaking. Joseph also learns about the Irish emigration to America and hears the story of the Blasket Islanders - a modern-day Irish migration saga.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 18, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

Alberta, Canada - The Canadian Rockies (Episode #302H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 -- 10:00 AM

From the streets of the quaint mountain village of Banff to the chateau and tea houses of Lake Louise and the lakes and rivers of Jasper National Park, Joseph introduces viewers to the amazing province that Albertans call home.

Fiji - Island Hopping (Episode #301H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 -- 10:00 AM

Travelscope goes island hopping. From the romantic private island of Matangi to the pristine waters of Jean-Michel Cousteau's resort, Joseph snorkels through amazing coral reefs and shares a kava ceremony with a local chief.

Alberta, Canada - The Canadian Rockies (Episode #302H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

From the streets of the quaint mountain village of Banff to the chateau and tea houses of Lake Louise and the lakes and rivers of Jasper National Park, Joseph introduces viewers to the amazing province that Albertans call home.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

Zambia River Adventure (Episode #213H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph "roughs it" in a swank safari camp on the shore of the great Zambezi river within ear shot of hippos and elephants and then heads south to stand on historic Livingstone Island at the edge of thundering Victoria Falls.

The Colors of Malaysia (Episode #108)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 14, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

Joseph experiences multi-cultural, multi-religious Malaysia when Joseph takes part in the "Colors of Malaysia Festival." The national celebration spotlights the different states and people of Malaysia through music, song, dance and costumes.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

Zambia Bush Adventure (Episode #212H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 14, 2015 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph flies into the bush for astonishing wildlife and cultural encounters with the animals and people of Zambia's Luangwa Valley.

Churchill's Beluga Whales and Polar Bears (Episode #107)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

Joseph journeys to Churchill, Canada to experience the summer spectacle of thousands of Beluga Whales frolicking in the Churchill River and in winter, the annual Polar Bear migration to the shores of Hudson Bay.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 14, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

Thailand - Islands and Festivals (Episode #211H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 10, 2015 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph continues his Thai journey by taking a break on the island paradise of Ko Samui before heading north to Chiang Mai for the annual Loy Krathong festival where fireworks and 5,000 floating paper lanterns are part of the celebration.

Thailand - Bangkok and the River Kwai (Episode #210H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 9, 2015 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph begins his Thailand adventure in its bustling capital, Bangkok, with visit to markets, palaces and temples and then heads out of town to camps on the River Kwai in order to walk through Hellfire Pass and ride the Death Railway.

Fiji - Island Hopping (Episode #301H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

Travelscope goes island hopping. From the romantic private island of Matangi to the pristine waters of Jean-Michel Cousteau's resort, Joseph snorkels through amazing coral reefs and shares a kava ceremony with a local chief.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 9, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

New Brunswick (Episode #209H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph travels along the Miramichi River Route in New Brunswick, Canada in search of spring salmon and fishing tales. At a rustic river lodge he samples local cuisine and in nearby Doaktown explores the Miramichi's fishing and lumber history.

Newfoundland - Winter/Summer (Episode #106)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 -- 11:03 PM

Joseph travels to Canada's Eastern-most province in winter and summer in search of cultural, scenic and wildlife adventures.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 -- 5:03 AM

South Africa (Episode #208H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph heads out on safari at the Shamwari Wildlife Preserve then visits the town of Alicedale - where people power is thriving. Along the way he visits a Capetown area winery for some rest, relaxation and wine tasting.

Santa Ynez Valley, California (Episode #105)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 6, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

There's more to California's wine country than Napa and Sonoma. Joseph moves south and "Sideways" to Santa Barbara's Santa Ynez Wine country - the location of the Academy Award nominated movie "Sideways" - for a full menu of romantic activities that include more than wine tasting.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

Switzerland - Scaling The Jungfrau Region (Episode #504H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 3, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

Surrounded by Switzerland's mountain landscape, it's easy to see why the Swiss understand the value of nature. It is not a luxury reserved for a few, but a treasure shared by all. Joseph travels into the Grindelwald Valley to experience the grandeur of Switzerland's most typically-Swiss region - the Jungfrau. Constantly shadowed by the towering heights of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau peaks, all above 12, 000 feet, Joseph partakes of Swiss mountain culture at local street fairs and festivals. He gets to take part in a cheese-making demonstration and run with the goats through the streets of Wengen, a car-free mountain town. To get an up-close experience with the peaks he hikes to the Gleckstein, a mountain hut for climbers, and literally tops off his adventure with a train journey to the highest train station in Europe, the Jungfraujoch.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

Valencia, Spain (Episode #207H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 3, 2015 -- 10:00 AM

Travelscope goes to sunny Valencia to rub shoulders with the locals at their cafes, pubs and local markets. Joseph visits the city's textile and ceramic artisans and gets the inside story on Las Fallas - Valencia's yearly fiery celebration.

Ottawa, Canada (Episode #206H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 2, 2015 -- 10:00 AM

Travelscope celebrates Canada and the Canadians in the nation's capital. Joseph canoes beneath Parliament Hill, survives the War Museum and samples the cuisine at Cordon Bleu - the world's most prestigious culinary training ground.

Rwanda - In Search of Chimpanzees (Episode #513H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

Joseph continues his Rwanda adventure and turns his attention to the region's other primate populations. Chimpanzee, Olive Baboons, Mona, Blue and Black and White Colobus Monkeys are just a few of the thirteen primate species that populate the Nyungwe National Park. The rest of the area's flora and fauna is equally impressive with more than 140 orchid species and 275 bird species, dozens of them found only in the highlands of Central Africa. In addition to the wildlife wonders, Joseph has personal encounters in the local Banda (thatched-hut) communities and meets the reclusive and vanishing Batwa people. In Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, Joseph highlights the 1994 Rwanda genocide and the efforts that the country has made to overcome its past at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 2, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

Taiwan - The Natural Side (Episode #205H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph continues his Taiwan discoveries when he explores the country's natural pleasures in its national parks and beautiful Taroko Gorge - Taiwan's own "Grand" canyon.

In The Path of the Conquistadors (Episode #104)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

The ancient Spanish empire stretched from the Americas to Asia. Joseph visits Loreto, Baja California, Mexico - the first Spanish capital of the Californias and The Philippines - where Spanish influence is visible in the Filipinos' language, spirit and food.

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