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

KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

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.

The Islands of Malaysia (Episode #109)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

The Colors of Malaysia (Episode #108)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

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.

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

KQED Life: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

Newfoundland - Winter/Summer (Episode #106)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

Santa Ynez Valley, California (Episode #105)

KQED Life: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

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

KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

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.

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

KQED Life: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 2:30 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.

Gathering In Scotland (Episode #410H)

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Scotland has been a part of the United Kingdom for more than 300 years, yet it has managed to maintain its distinct customs, culture and character. Joseph dons his tartan and joins the Scottish clans for a bit of culture and fun at The Gathering in Edinburgh where hundreds of clans and thousands of people come together for sport, folk dancing, arts, crafts and bag piping. During his travels Joseph explores Glasgow, imbibes a dram or two of the local product at an island whiskey distillery and meets his grace, the Duke of Argyle, at Inverary Castle during the Campbell clans' Highland Games.

In The Path of the Conquistadors (Episode #104)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 10:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

New Brunswick, Canada (Episode #103)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph falls into winter in New Brunswick, Canada. In New Brunswick - Canada's only official bi-lingual province - the English and French Acadian thrive in perfect harmony. This episode features a bi-cultural, bi-seasonal view of this beautiful Atlantic province.

Flathead Valley, Montana (Episode #102)

KQED Life: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

A river runs into it - Flathead Lake, that is, the largest natural fresh water lake West of the Mississippi. It's the beauty of the lake and the area's rivers and streams, not to mention, Glacier National Park that leads Joseph into the Flathead Valley to partake of the area's activities and scenic attractions.

Manzanillo, Mexico & The Costa Alegre (Episode #101)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Rosendo explores Mexico's Costa Alegre - "the happy coast" - and Manzanillo, the resort village made famous by the movie "10". He highlights the state and city of Colima with its rain forests and active volcanoes, joins an on-going fiesta in Comala and discovers some of the coast's elegant resorts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

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

KQED Life: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

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: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

Rwanda - Among The Gorillas (Episode #512H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph follows in the footsteps of Dian Fossey when he treks into the mountain forest of the Parc National des Volcans. Within sight of the five Virunga Range volcanoes he travels in search of Rwanda's endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. As with every Travelscope adventure, the journey includes cultural experiences in a local church, living museum, market, primary school and health clinic. In addition he takes part in Rwanda's monthly national day of service, a program that is the heart of Rwanda's dedication to attack the ideology of genocide at its root - ethnic division.

Port Aransas, Texas - Fun on the Texas' Coa (Episode #511H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph breaks away from heat for a cooling and relaxing stay among the gentle gulf breezes of the South Texas Coast. In every season the pleasures are easy in this laid back Southern town where often the best thing to do is nothing. The active visitor has plenty to keep them busy and Joseph tries his hand at swimming, fishing, kayaking, crawfish shucking and dancing a two step or three. In keeping with his joy of lifelong learning, he hops aboard a University of Texas research vessel for a cruise of the bay and a look it's denizens of the deep.

San Antonio, Texas - More Than The Alamo (Episode #510H)

KQED Life: Wed, Mar 13, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

The finer things in life have always been a big part of the San Antonio experience and there's a slew of attractions to entertain the visitor - the Alamo, Riverwalk, fine dining, music, art - but it's San Antonio's diverse cultures and the way the people love to celebrate that is most impressive. Joseph returns to San Antonio, a town he's visited regularly since 1969, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and introduce viewers to some of his favorite things and shows them why it's said that San Antonio is every Texans' second hometown.

Greece - Cruising The Isles (Episode #509H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

A Greek Island cruise sounds like a bit of a cliche, but not when Joseph and the crew of Travelscope make landing on some of the Goddess Athena's special children. There's plenty of ancient history and beautiful scenic bays to explore, but the real life of the voyage is the opportunity to pull the small cruise ship right up to the docks and discover the heart and soul of the Greek isles and the people who inhabit them. There's always a story to be told and a laugh to share around a table of great food, local wine and music. Joseph catches the unique rhythm of each island on Travelscope's own Grecian odyssey.

Taiwan - Forgotten People (Episode #508H)

KQED Life: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Only 2% of the Taiwan population belongs to an ethnic minority group. Of the 14 aboriginal groups that exist on Taiwan the Tao people live on Orchid Island while the Ami people were the original inhabitants of Green Island. Joseph travels to Green Island to enjoy its natural pleasures such as one of the world's only ocean hot baths and rides on a moped through the island's dramatic volcanic landscape. On Orchid Island he has cultural encounters with the Tao people sampling their special foods, staying in traditional dwellings and participating in the rituals and customs associated with the hunt, capture and serving of flying fish.

Taiwan - The Culture of Tea (Episode #507H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

The mystery and majesty of tea is explored when Joseph spotlights the culture of this royal beverage on Taiwan. During this adventure he travels to Lujang to join in the creation of traditional tea snacks, visits an Assam tea farm in Nantou, participates in a formal tea ceremony in Tainan and tops it all off with a visit to the annual Lantern Festival in Chiayi. Along the way he meets the masters of Taiwan's pottery, tin-sculpting and lantern-making arts.

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

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

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.

Guatemala's Semana Santa - Easter Week (Episode #505H)

KQED Life: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Throughout Guatemala, Easter Week (Semana Santa) is celebrated as the most significant and festive season on every religious and social calendar. Joseph travels to Guatemala City, Antiqua and Lago de Atitlan and discovers that while the observance is rich in Roman Catholic ceremony and tradition, at the same time it leaves room for the popular devotion and beliefs of the indigenous Mayan culture. In addition, the communal creation of hundreds of beautiful alfombras -- flower-strewn, multi-colored "carpets" -- that line the streets in front of the religious processions is something to behold. The pomp, color, emotion and devout expression all combine to create an once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.

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

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

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.

Switzerland - Celebrating St. Moritz (Episode #503H)

KQED Life: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

For hundreds of years St. Moritz has been a Swiss resort with the emphasis on "the Ritz" -- a place where the royal, wealthy and famous can recreate in luxury and where the term "Champagne Climate" refers to more than the 300 plus days of sunshine each year. Joseph travels to St. Moritz in the Engadine Region of Switzerland to discover the Romansch soul beneath the five-star hotels, the sparkle of high-end shops and the Rolls-Royce fashions. Along the way he gets above the St. Moritz's surface attractions by trekking into the Rhaetian Alps above 6,000 feet where there's mountain peaks, alpine meadows and "everyone is a friend."

Istanbul - at the Crossroads of History (Episode #502H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

From its days as the capital of the Roman Empire in the 4th century to its selection as the European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul has been a significant city and major crossroad between East and West for thousands of years. Its geopolitical location has created a vibrant metropolis rich with a wide range of cultural attractions. Joseph investigates the city's past and meets Istanbul's diversity head on in the bazaars, restaurants, churches, mosques and alleyways of Istanbul's many historic neighborhoods.

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