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Born to Explore with Richard Wiese Previous Broadcasts

India: Incredible Land (Episode #117H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Join Richard Wiese as he discovers India by rickshaw, samples savory cuisine and learns why yoga nourishes body and soul. With a family of dancers, he experiences the rhythms of a rural Indian village. Richard then takes to the streets for a game of gulley cricket, one of India's most popular sports. And in Kanchipuram, the City of a Thousand Temples, he receives the Hindu "archana" blessing.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Scotland: Land of Loch Ness (Episode #115H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 27, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Journey with Richard Wiese to Scotland as he competes in the Highland Games, a celebration of Scottish traditions that goes back more than a thousand years. Richard meets a shepherd who is one of the top trainers of Scottish Sheepdogs. On the waters of Loch Ness, he learns the secrets of Nessie from the man who's spent more than 40 years searching for the legendary monster.

South Africa: Amazing Encounters (Episode #116H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Richard Wiese explores the wildest part of South Africa's fabled Kruger National Park where he encounters elephants, lions and giraffes. He finds out how local communities are banding together to fight poaching and create a new economy based on ecotourism. And he visits a Makuleke village to learn how this proud tribe has helped transform this region into a flourishing wildlife reserve.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Namibia: Painted People of the Desert (Episode #114H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Explorer Richard Wiese travels to the African country of Namibia. He treks through the Namib Desert to meet members of the Himba tribe, whose way of life remains unchanged over thousands of years. Richard encounters an array of wild creatures, from giraffes to dune beetles, which have adapted to the extreme desert conditions. Richard also tracks the elusive white rhino and discovers mysterious "fairy circles."

Scotland: Land of Loch Ness (Episode #115H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Journey with Richard Wiese to Scotland as he competes in the Highland Games, a celebration of Scottish traditions that goes back more than a thousand years. Richard meets a shepherd who is one of the top trainers of Scottish Sheepdogs. On the waters of Loch Ness, he learns the secrets of Nessie from the man who's spent more than 40 years searching for the legendary monster.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Cyprus: Cleopatra's Secret Island (Episode #113H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Richard Wiese travels to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus steeped in ancient tales of love and intrigue. He joins world-famous archeologist Dr. Joan Connelly, who is digging for clues to confirm the existence of a sacred temple built by Cleopatra to honor her love child with Julius Caesar. Richard visits the organic farm and restaurant of one of Cyprus' most celebrated chefs, and learns about the famous "tatsia" dance.

Namibia: Painted People of the Desert (Episode #114H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 7, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Explorer Richard Wiese travels to the African country of Namibia. He treks through the Namib Desert to meet members of the Himba tribe, whose way of life remains unchanged over thousands of years. Richard encounters an array of wild creatures, from giraffes to dune beetles, which have adapted to the extreme desert conditions. Richard also tracks the elusive white rhino and discovers mysterious "fairy circles."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

England: The Queen's Swan (Episode #112H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Join Richard Wiese in England. He discovers that an unlikely bird, the swan, has played a key role in Britain's long line of proud traditions. Richard visits the Abbotsbury Swannery, where caring for these magnificent birds is a royal institution. He meets the Queen's Swan Warden and the Swan Herd and participates in a swan rescue.

Cyprus: Cleopatra's Secret Island (Episode #113H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Richard Wiese travels to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus steeped in ancient tales of love and intrigue. He joins world-famous archeologist Dr. Joan Connelly, who is digging for clues to confirm the existence of a sacred temple built by Cleopatra to honor her love child with Julius Caesar. Richard visits the organic farm and restaurant of one of Cyprus' most celebrated chefs, and learns about the famous "tatsia" dance.

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