In The Americas with David Yetman Previous Broadcasts

The Mata Atlantica: Brazil's Other Rainforest (Episode #505H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

One of the world's most diverse forests, the Mata Atlantica once covered Brazil's southeastern coast for over a thousand miles and still blankets the steep hills of R?o de Janeiro. Now less than 10% remains, much of it in protected parks. Within the Mata, runaway slaves established their villages, some of which persist and can only be reached by boat.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Brazil's Pernambuco: The Forgotten Interior (Episode #504H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Unlike much of Brazil, the interior of the northeastern state of Pernambuco is an arid semi-desert. Away from the great R?o San Francisco, the countryside is called the sert?o, an often drought-stricken scrubland. The inhabitants have fashioned their own culture and history, and still commemorate their fabled bandit-hero, Lampi?o. Their great interior market recapitulates this history.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Mexico City's Markets: A Millennium of Trade (Episode #503H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

The ancient Aztec capital city of Tenochtitl?n was home to several great markets. As David and his team travels through Mexico City, which sits on the foundations of the ancient Aztec home, they make a night stop in the historic flower market, brave their way through the controversial market of witches, and contemplates a bewildering array of merchandise at a flea market. Finally, they follow the route of ancient canals and board a boat for a ride through the market's historic source, the floating gardens of Xochimilco.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Trinidad and Tobago: Where East Meets West (Episode #502H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 7, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

The island of Trinidad and its small companion, Tobago, form the most ethnically diverse nation in the Caribbean and are home to an extraordinary variety of wildlife species. David samples Trinidadian food with its strong East Indian roots, and is reminded of African traditions as he watches stilt walkers practicing and steel bands rehearsing. He hears the haunting calls of oilbirds and watches leatherback sea turtles excavating their massive beachside nests.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

A Gaucho Gathering In Uruguay (Episode #501H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Each year several thousand gauchos - Uruguayan cowboys - gather in the interior town of Tacuaremb for a festival and parade. David travels to a ranch deep in the interior and follows the gaucho life and their preparations for the parade.

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