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Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope Previous Broadcasts

Ontario's Central Counties - Multi-Cultural Adventures (Episode #807H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Ontario's Central Counties offers a mosaic of historic gristmill villages, verdant farmlands and towns that thrive because of their multi-cultural population. During his Central Counties explorations Joseph cycles through the rich Durham farmlands on an agri-tourism adventure that includes fruit wine tasting and a visit to Tyrone Mill, one of only two operating mills in Ontario. In the York region he steps back in time at the Black Creek Pioneer Village for a taste of what life was like in the early days of Canada and fast forwards into the present at the Taste of Asia Festival in Markham. The Hills of Headwaters area features wilderness parks as well as horse stables, vineyards and luxury resorts. It's here where surprisingly Joseph visits a three-generation farm and learns about the people that manage Ontario's Central Counties agricultural riches. Joseph also attends Canada Day, where Canadians celebrate their confederation, and poses the question, "What is a Canadian?"

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Surprising Toronto (Episode #806H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Toronto is a city of neighborhoods and, like Toronto; they are ever becoming more themselves. In his exploration of Toronto and its ever-emerging neighborhoods Joseph discovers that change can mean repurposing old buildings, welcoming new businesses, and building new facilities and infrastructure. Yet, at the core of all the city's changes he finds cultural connections which prove that Toronto and its neighborhoods are firmly rooted in their historic, natural and multi-cultural roots. It's what makes visiting Toronto like seeing an old friend as well as meeting a new one for the first time.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Easter Island - Mysteries & Myths (Episode #601H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Joseph travels to the most remote inhabited place on earth during his Easter Island adventure. Located more than two thousand miles from the coast of Chile, Rapa Nui (the island's native name) offers a world of mysteries that have remained unanswered for centuries. Questions abound surrounding the origins of the Rapa Nui culture, their enormous carved stone moai and the cause of the Rapa Nui people's ecological and natural disasters. Although one question invariably leads to another, Joseph attempts to explain what often eludes explanation while he spotlights the amazing journey of the Rapa Nui people from the shores of Polynesia more than 1,500 years ago through their glory days and times of turmoil to the vibrant culture that flourishes today.

Adventures In California's Tri-Valley (Episode #805H)

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

In the spirit of adventure, Joseph sets out on a California exploration through the state's Tri-Valley region. In his visit to the Amador, Livermore and San Ramon valleys he learns that while searching the world over for the exotic, often we miss the exciting, surprising and pleasurable experiences that await close to home. In the Tri-Valley cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Dublin and the town of Danville, Joseph discovers a slew of little-known attractions that include a thriving wine region, historic towns, a diverse culinary scene and art, music and cultural festivals. And what is most impressive, is that although just 33 miles from San Francisco, California's Tri-Valley region continues to honor its historic roots, which date back centuries, while it enthusiastically celebrates its new communities. By the end of his visit Joseph has a better understanding of the Tri-Valley motto, "Tri It, You'll Love it! "

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

The Cook Islands - Cultural Paradise (Episode #903H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

While "paradise" is a word freely bantered about in the travel world, the Cook Islands is a traveler's paradise. With its turquoise waters, sugar white beaches, colorful history, special island lifestyle and a homegrown welcome beyond belief, it is a genuine breath of fresh air in a universe of travel-brochure hyperbole. During Joseph's visit to Rarotonga and Aitutaki, the Cook's most popular islands, he enjoys "tourist attractions" that choose to educate visitors as well as entertain them. Joseph discovers that by offering the visitor authentic experiences in their beautiful land, the Cook Islanders are able to protect their heritage from commercial exploitation and perpetuate their cultural wealth by passing on their legacy to future generations. Along with its scenic treasures the people's cultural focus makes the Cook Islands a special Pacific island visit.

San Francisco's Changing Neighborhoods (Episode #804H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

San Francisco is a city of neighborhoods and within its seven-by- seven mile boundary it seems every patch of ground has a name. In this episode Joseph explores six of the city's famous, little-known and changing neighborhoods in search of what distinguishes them from the rest and makes them must-visit San Fran attractions. He learns that each has a unique history and iconic attractions, shops and restaurants that add their special zest to the San Fran mix. He finds neighborhoods where people in the mist of change are working together to not destroy what they have, but make their neighborhood more what it is. The song says, "I left my heart in San Francisco" and the city has more than 800,000 residents and millions and millions of visitors who have left at least a piece of theirs here - and Joseph discovers that he is one of them.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Uncovering South Korea (Episode #803H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

On Joseph's first visit to Korea, he discovers that while the capital city of Seoul's modern skyline and prosperity are impressive, it's Korea's extraordinary history, traditions and customs that are the cornerstones of its culture. During his South Korea adventure he finds ancient treasures, surprising natural beauty, exciting foods, spiritual experiences and heart-warming welcomes. From Seoul's five royal palaces, traditional markets, hip shopping malls and avenues to the city's many Buddhist temples and historic neighborhoods, wherever he goes and whatever he does something fascinating awaits. In addition, his excursion from the capital to the Korean Demilitarized Zone illustrates the Korean's ability of rising from the ashes time and time again and their knack for making miracles.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Taiwan - Iron Pathways to Adventure - Part 2 (Episode #802H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Joseph continues his Taiwan Rail Adventure. As he rides the rail system he finds natural and cultural adventures that entertain, educate and enchant the traveler. Along with Taiwan's natural beauty, cultural richness and colorful history, Joseph learns that rather than demolish the old, the Taiwanese are repurposing outdated train stations, rail lines and the remnants of industries the rails once supported in order to serve Taiwan's ever-growing and changing population in new ways. It only goes to prove that there is, indeed, no end to the surprising, enlightening, exhilarating and heart-warming experiences that can be had when visiting this beautiful island nation.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Taiwan - Iron Pathways to Adventure - Part 1 (Episode #801H)

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Joseph embarks on his fourth visit to Taiwan and his sixth episode in the country. Using Taiwan's extensive train system he rides the rails in search of treasures at the ends of the lines. He discovers that Taiwan's rail system is indeed a pathway to adventures that never cease to entertain, educate and enchant. On his journey, Taiwan's natural beauty, cultural richness, colorful history and creative spirit are revealed. It also becomes clear that it doesn't matter how one gets around the island, what matters is what you find. And there is no end to the surprising, enlightening, exhilarating and heart-warming experiences that can be had on what the Portuguese discoverers called Ilha Formosa - this beautiful Isle.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Hungary, Austria and Germany - Sampling the Danube's Delights (Episode #902H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Joseph samples the delights along the banks of Europe's second-longest river when he travels from Budapest, Hungary through Austria to Nuremberg, Germany on the Danube. The river is a watery avenue that rivals Paris' Champs-Elysees in offering a never-ending array of fascinating and eye-catching treasures. Along its course a mosaic of magnificent cities, quaint villages, fields and forests unfold and each stop along the way reveals a piece of Europe's ongoing cultural tale. It's a region where so much has happened and the past continues to affect the present. Join Joseph in historic markets, world-heritage vineyards, swank cafes, elegant parks and along the medieval streets of Hungary, Austria and Germany's old towns.

La Joie De Vivre In Quebec City, Canada (Episode #713H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Joseph heads to Quebec City, the only walled city north of Mexico, for a lively cultural adventure among the French-speaking Quebecois. The city offers so many attractions that it's hard for Joseph to squeeze them all in. Yet, half the pleasure is in the trying as Joseph strolls the village's atmospheric streets, joins into the colorful night life, samples world-famous cuisine, savors the area's natural beauty and generally celebrates La joie de vivre - the joy of living -- with the largest Francophone population outside of France. Vive les Quebecois! Vive la Ville de Quebec!

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Taiwan Lantern Festival (Episode #712H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Joseph, a winner of the 2013 Taiwan Tourism Festival Awards, deepens his understanding of Taiwan and its people by criss-crossing the island during the Taiwan Lantern Festival. A celebration of light, culture and tradition, the festival is a Chinese holiday more than 2, 000 years old. Joseph discovers that while the Taiwan Lantern Festival has its electric side, it also values the human touch. While the festival showcases the country's modern, technological side, it also honors its historic customs and traditions. Joseph explores these cultural connections at the national display of lanterns in Hsinshu, in historic temples and at street-side puppet shows, by enjoying traditional foods and, in the mountain district of Pingshi, by joining in the poignant release of thousands of sky lanterns which carry the wishes and dreams of locals and visitors heavenward.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

A San Antonio Christmas (Episode #711H)

KQED Life: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

San Antonio is a festival town and Christmas is a most festive time of year. Joseph joins the locals and visitors to celebrate the season along San Antonio's famous river walk surrounded by songs, decorations and plenty of holiday cheer. Yet San Antonio is more than the River Walk, and Christmas in San Antonio means more than twinkling lights. In San Antonio, faith is real and "Feliz Navidad" is heard more often than "Merry Christmas." So, Joseph explores the city's spiritual roots at festive events like Mission San Jose's Mirachi Mass, as well as Christmas and Chanukah events held at the historic La Villita in the Arneson River Theater. The real meaning of Christmas is most evident when he gathers with San Antonio families in their homes to honor their heritage and practice their customs in traditional ceremonies such as the Tamalada - holiday tamale making - and in the city's San Fernando Cathedral at the midnight Serenada for the Virgin of Guadalupe.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Bhutan - Part 2 - Land of the Thunder Dragon (Episode #710H)

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Joseph's Bhutan adventure continues as he heads east over 14,000 foot mountain passes to the Phobjikha Valley to witness the graceful antics of the rare and endangered Black-Necked Crane. While the cranes are breathtaking in their elegance and beauty, his overnight stay in a local guest house and unexpected invitation to join villagers constructing their neighbors' adobe home proves most heart-warming and inspirational. He travels to Bumthang, the spiritual heart of Central Bhutan, where he traverses a challenging road to the annual Ngang Lhankhang "Swan Monastery" festival. Music, dancing, singing, chanting, gambling, archery - the festival offers the "middle path" between spiritual and secular activities and Joseph joys in them all. After two weeks of journeying through the wildness and magnificence of the Bhutan Himalayas he comes to realize that it is the Bhutanese smiles, easy laughter, fearlessness and willingness to share their lives that is the defining character of the people.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

South Korea - A Winter Journey (Episode #901H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

On Joseph's second visit to South Korea he discovers that apart from the many attractions of the capital city of Seoul, once you get out into the countryside many treasures await you. From world heritage temples to Olympic venues from historic towns to great food, he finds a world of surprises. The gems are many and each has a particular charm all its own. And, of course, the greatest treasures of all are always the people and the gracious warm-hearted welcome they offer. It's the kind of experience that keeps one excited to find out what they would discover on their next visit to South Korea.

Bhutan - Part 1 - Gross National Happiness (Episode #709H)

KQED Life: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Travel is a life-changing experience, though often these changes come when least expected. Joseph heads to the Kingdom of Bhutan, a devout Buddhist country, fully aware of the possibilities for enlightenment that Bhutan offers him and his viewers. His trip through the "Land of the Thunder Dragon" begins in Paro with a conversation with an esteemed Buddhist master and an invitation to watch a local thangka (spiritual art) artist at work. From there he travels to the Bhutan capital of Thimphu where he is confronted by the modern pressures that ancient Bhutan faces as it strives to preserve and promote its cultural heritage, pristine environment and the "Gross National Happiness" of its people. In dzongs and monasteries, in shops and schools, in valleys and on mountaintops, every experience becomes a journey of discovery. And in a country where the traveler is surrounded by prayer - prayer flags, prayer wheels, prayer walls, sacred memorials and historic monasteries - every encounter is a blessing.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

The Bonin/Ogasawara Islands - A Land Far, Far Away (Episode #708H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

On the Bonin or Ogasawara Islands Joseph is reminded that travel is a treasure hunt. Even though one is told where the riches are buried, the real gems have to be discovered on their own. On this voyage to Tokyo's most distant possessions - more than 600 miles and 25 hours by ferry from the mainland - Joseph partakes of kayaking, snorkeling, trekking and whale watching. Yet, in spite of all the activities, he discovers that interactions with the islanders and what one learns by exploring their heritage are the most cherished souvenirs. His personal discoveries among the islanders, whose roots lie in an American past, open up a world still shrouded in mystery and little-known to the casual day tripper.

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