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In The Americas with David Yetman Previous Broadcasts

Hawaii's Big Island: The Volcanos' Gifts (Episode #107H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 -- 11:30 PM

The Hawaiian Islands owe their existence to a volcanic hotspot, whose spewings over millions of years have created the archipelago. Host David Yetman climbs over old and new lava flows to observe new lands emerging from the ocean. At night manta rays flock to the newly created seafloor of the Kona Coast.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 18, 2014 -- 5:30 AM

Peru: A Train to the Clouds (Episode #106H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 10, 2014 -- 11:30 PM

Once each month a train departs the coastal mega city of Lima, Peru, bound for the highlands. Along the way the railroad passes through numerous tunnels and over trestles, crowning out at nearly 16,000 feet elevation. Host Dave Yetman hops on the train to arrive at its destination, the indigenous city of Huancayo, high on the Altiplano of the Andes and as different from Lima as any two cities in the world.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 11, 2014 -- 5:30 AM

The Cry for Mexican Independence (Episode #109H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 3, 2014 -- 11:30 PM

On September 16 each year, Mexicans from all parts of the Republic flock to the small city of Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato to commemorate the "Grito," the call for independence from Spain. The grito's originator, the popular but unconventional priest Miguel Hidalgo, issued the call in 1810 from the steps of the town's stately church. The annual celebration involves the entire community but we are offered a special tour by one of Father Hidalgo's descendants.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 4, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
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