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Travelscope Previous Broadcasts

Tasmania, Australia (Episode #403H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 31, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

Joseph continues his Aussie adventure in Australia's island state -- Tasmania. From the capital of Hobart and its harbor, markets and elegant neighborhoods he heads out across the state and traces Tasmania's convict origins in the prisons of Port Arthur, hikes Cradle Mountain National Park, rides out the ups and downs of a fast paced eco-cruise along Tasman National Park's spectacular coastline and meets the devil -- the Tasmanian Devil, that is. Along the way he samples the best of the local food and wine and gets to know Tasmania's colorful and multi-cultural inhabitants.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 31, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Victoria, Australia (Episode #402H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

Joseph catches the urban beat of Victoria's capital, Melbourne, then heads out on the Great Ocean Road to take in the natural scenery and survey the village scene in coastal towns. From the Shipwreck Coast through Victoria's wine country to the heart of Grampians National Park he travels in search of the best of Victoria. In addition to his town adventures, his journey takes him from one natural area to another in hot pursuit of Australia's wildlife where he has close encounters with kangaroos, koalas and emus. Along the way he is introduced to the original inhabitants and stewards of this great big land down under -- Australia's aboriginal people.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 31, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Williamsburg, Virginia - America's Historic Triangle (Episode #311H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 -- 2:30 PM

Travelscope traces America's birth in Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown, Virginia. Yet, this adventure covers more than the past as Joseph kayaks the Chickahominy River, sails on a four-masted schooner past modern-day ocean-going vessels and partakes of the area's family fun.

Crossing The Swiss Alps (Episode #401H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 26, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

From cosmopolitan Geneva to the UNESCO heritage Aletsch Glacier Joseph travels through Switzerland by bus, train and lake steamer. In Geneva Joseph explores a city that has remained in the forefront of innovation and change and visits Lake Geneva's fascinating lakeside villages such as the Olympic city of Lausanne. While in the sun-rich, car-free, 7,000-foot atmosphere of Bettmeralp Joseph enjoys a typical Swiss experience that is filled with glacier treks, colorful festivals, local cuisine, the beauty of the rural countryside and warm Alpine hospitality.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 27, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 26, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Madhya Pradesh, India - India's Rural Heart (Episode #313H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

Joseph continues his passage through the heart of India with an expedition to Bandhavgarh National Park's tiger reserve. He then visits the princely town of Maheshwar where he celebrates sunrise and witnesses morning rituals along the holy Narmada River. In the city of Indore he joins the crowds for the Diwali Festival - a celebration of good over evil and the glory of light.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 26, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Madhya Pradesh, India - The Heart of India (Episode #312H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

Joseph begins his adventure in India's capital, Delhi, and then makes a pilgrimage to the ancient Hindu and Jain temples of Khajuraho with their erotic life-affirming 1,000-year-old carvings. His journey of discovery draws him from rural villages to palace ruins.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Williamsburg, Virginia - America's Historic Triangle (Episode #311H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

Travelscope traces America's birth in Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown, Virginia. Yet, this adventure covers more than the past as Joseph kayaks the Chickahominy River, sails on a four-masted schooner past modern-day ocean-going vessels and partakes of the area's family fun.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Guatemala - Seeking The Past In Tikal and Yaxha (Episode #310H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 19, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

Joseph combines the legendary with the natural when he explores Guatemala's Mayan legacy at the temples of Tikal and Yaxha and then discovers the wonders that wait at the El Quetzal Biotope Nature Reserve.

Guatemala - The Maya of the Western Highlands (Episode #309)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 18, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

Joseph visits the ancient Spanish colonial capital of Antigua before climbing volcanoes and heading into Guatemala's Mayan highland villages for hard bargaining in the local markets, a leisurely visit to a coffee plantation and a weaving lesson on a traditional back-strap loom.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 19, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 18, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Italy - Friuli Venezia Giulia - Italy's Hidden Region (Episode #308H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 17, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

Joseph embarks into the little known region of Friuli Venezia Giulia on the Slovenian border where a multi-cultural heritage thrives. He straps on his helmet before hoping a Vespa for a two-wheeled tour through the region's wine country where he meets generations of winemakers and their fellow Dionysian devotees.

Papua New Guinea - Cultural Encounters in an Ancient World (Episode #307H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 16, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

Joseph heads to Papua New Guinea's remote highlands for cultural encounters with the Huli Wigmen and then journeys to the Sepik River for a tropical rendezvous with the ancient people of its riverside villages.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 17, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 16, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

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

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 14, 2012 -- 2:30 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.

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

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 12, 2012 -- 10:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 13, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 12, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

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

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 -- 10:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 12, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

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

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 10:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

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

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 9, 2012 -- 10:30 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: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 9, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Zambia Bush Adventure (Episode #212H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 7, 2012 -- 2:30 PM

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

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

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 5, 2012 -- 10:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 6, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 5, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Fiji - Island Hopping (Episode #301H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 -- 10:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jul 5, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Zambia River Adventure (Episode #213H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 -- 10:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Zambia Bush Adventure (Episode #212H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 2, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 2, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
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