In The Americas with David Yetman
11,000 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. This series takes a fresh look at the lands that make up much of the Western Hemisphere, and 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. Along the way, host David Yetman meets people from all walks of life, and hears their stories.
In The Americas with David Yetman Previous Broadcasts
Day of the Dead: A Mexican Celebration (Episode #101H)
KQED Life: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 -- 11:30 PM
Many Native American groups in pre-Conquest Mexico celebrated one day each year when their deceased ancestors would return to visit them-El Dia de los Muertos. This ancient tradition has become the state of Oaxaca's most important celebration. Parades, home altars, and gaily-decorated graves welcome back the dead. The custom has spread throughout Mexico and even to Los Angeles and Tucson.
- KQED Life: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
Lake Superior: Circling The Sweet Water Ocean (Episode #306H)
KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 24, 2014 -- 11:30 PM
Straddling the U.S.-Canadian border, the largest lake in the world supports thousands of residents along its forested shores. Its icy waters also harbor a remote national park, Isle Royale. David learns about the vibrant indigenous cultures that lived there long before the arrival of Europeans.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
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