In The Americas with David Yetman
Eleven thousand miles separate the North Pole from the tip of Tierra del Fuego in Chile. Between those two points lie North and South America, the islands of the Caribbean Sea, the Hawaiian archipelago and the Galapagos Islands. 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.
In The Americas with David Yetman Previous Broadcasts
Alaska: The Wilderness of the Volcanoes (Episode #310H)
KQED Life: Fri, Jul 18, 2014 -- 11:30 PM
In this episode, David visits two of Alaska's vast national parks, Lake Clark and Katmai, each with a heritage of volcanic activity. Their thriving ecosystems illustrate nature's ability to recover from cataclysmic events. The villages of Native Americans continue as well, along with their traditions.
- KQED Life: Sat, Jul 19, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
Cuetzalan: The Celebration of San Francisco (Episode #309H)
KQED Life: Fri, Jul 11, 2014 -- 11:30 PM
More than 500 years ago, Franciscan priests journeyed to the remote city of Cuetzalan in Puebla State. Although less remote now, the traditions and languages continue in a town where they venerate fiestas and perpetuate ancient rituals like the acrobatic voladores.
- KQED Life: Sat, Jul 12, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
Pernambuco: Brazil's Other Carnival (Episode #308H)
KQED Life: Fri, Jul 4, 2014 -- 11:30 PM
The megapolis of Recife, Brazil's fifth largest city, lies within the state of Pernambuco. Recife's carnival, along with celebrations in its colonial suburb Olinda and in the cities of Bezerros and Nazarene da Mata, features a flamboyant, joyous, boisterous week of elaborate parades, dances and costumes.
- KQED Life: Sat, Jul 5, 2014 -- 5:30 AM