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In The Americas with David Yetman Previous Broadcasts

Abc Islands: The Dutch Legacy in the Caribbean (Episode #301H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 23, 2015 -- 11:30 PM

The last vestiges of the once-mighty Dutch empire live on in the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. David visits Curacao, now independent, and wanders the streets of Willemstad, its capital city. In its colonial buildings, he finds hints of a past glory made possible by the slave trade. In Bonaire, still a colony, he dons Scuba gear to mingle with its incomparable marine life. Then, he witnesses the extraction of tons of salt from Bonaire's tidal flats. Finally, David treks into a national park home to dense groves of tall cacti, hordes of lizards and tranquil flamingos.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 24, 2015 -- 5:30 AM

Whistles in the Mist: Whistled Speech In Oaxaca (Episode #210H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 16, 2015 -- 11:30 PM

The Chinantecan people of mountainous northern Oaxaca, Mexico, speak by whistling as well as by talking. We visit their isolated community and see for ourselves how they use whistled speech to supplement-and sometimes replace-spoken speech.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 17, 2015 -- 5:30 AM

Winter in the Caldera: January in the Yellowstone Hotspot (Episode #209H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 9, 2015 -- 11:30 PM

Yellowstone National Park is our first, and one of the most visited national parks. In winter, access is limited, and visitors and wildlife are challenged by deep snow and fierce cold. The frozen landscape is utterly transformed from summertime, and its explosive potential is even more evident.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 10, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
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