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Born to Explore with Richard Wiese Previous Broadcasts

India: Good Karma (Episode #104H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Explorer Richard Wiese travels to the mystical land of India to explore its ancient yet vibrant traditions. His mission-to perform a "seva" or good deed at the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi, a Sikh temple known for feeding thousands. At the world renowned Kalakshetra Foundation, he experiences the magic of Indian music and dance and discovers why they're considered holy arts. Meet an artist who paints holy elephants and find out why Indian pottery is an age-old craft.

Namibia: Wild Cheetah (Episode #103H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Explorer Richard Wiese travels to Namibia to meet a woman who has dedicated her life to saving cheetahs from extinction-Dr. Laurie Marker, founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Richard tracks cheetahs on the Namibian plains and helps a medical team with a cheetah check-up. Learn how local farmers have formed an extraordinary partnership with wildlife conservationists and use dogs to protect Livestock, ensuring the survival of Namibia's cheetah population.

Africa: The Elephant Trunk Show (Episode #126H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Richard Wiese heads to Africa to encounter elephants, the world's largest land mammal. In Namibia, he treks through the oldest desert in the world to track rare desert-adapted elephants. In South Africa, a relocated herd is thriving in its new home. In Botswana, Richard meets a family of orphaned elephants and the dedicated people who have adopted them.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 14, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Turkey: Journey to Love Valley (Episode #102H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Join Richard Wiese as he journeys to Turkey, a land where east meets west. Richard explores Istanbul's fabled Spice Market, and a traditional fortune-teller reveals his future through the grounds in his coffee cup. Explore Cappadocia, a region known for "fairy chimneys," some of the most striking geologic formations on earth. Join Richard as he takes to the skies aboard a hot air balloon for an aerial adventure of a lifetime and discovers why Turkish rugs are considered some of the best in the world.

Iceland: Fire & Ice (Episode #125H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Explore the majestic country of Iceland with host Richard Wiese. Here, people live in the shadow of Iceland's volcanoes - a land of fire and ice. Join Richard as he explores haunting glaciers and famed geothermal pools. He meets the modern day Vikings and prepares a meal of rotten shark. In the idyllic countryside of Skagafjordur, the community rounds up its sheep on the volcanic terrain after a summer of grazing. It's part family affair, part local celebration.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Tanzania: Remote Tribes (Episode #101H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Join host Richard Wiese in Tanzania, a land renowned for its extraordinary wildlife and more than 100 indigenous tribes. In a remote village, Richard is welcomed into the Iraqw tribe to experience daily life. He explores the Serengeti to witness one of the most incredible events on the planet-the Great Wildebeest Migration. And deep in the bush, he visits the people of the Datoga tribe and joins their festive celebration honoring a village elder.

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