In The Americas with David Yetman Previous Broadcasts

Peoples of Oaxaca and the Arrival of Holy Week (Episode #509H)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

The state of Oaxaca is home to more than sixty different ethnic groups. David visits several of them. The Coastal Mixtecs, whose textiles and masks set them apart from other groups, invite him to join them during Holy Week, when they enact ceremonies that set them off from other peoples.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Colombia: Cartagena and a Hidden Palenque (Episode #508H)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Colombia's Caribbean coast was once a source of the wealth of the Caribbean. The city of Cartagena was the most important city in the entire region. Now a home to monuments a half millennium old, the city and coast are home to a wide variety of cultures, including a Palenque, or village founded by escaped slaves. They continue to practice a self-sufficient way of life.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Chesapeake Bay: of Clams and Oysters (Episode #507H)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

It is the largest bay on the Atlantic coast of the Americas, pivotal in the history of prehistoric, historic, and contemporary United States. Its tributaries drain a gigantic portion of the eastern U.S., including the Potomac River, home to Washington, D.C. Its fisheries have been depleted; its oyster and clam industries much reduced, and rising seas threaten its shores. Still, hardy residents cherish the bay and their efforts are restoring some of its ancient productivity.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Blackfeet and Bison (Episode #506H)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

For well over a thousand years, the Blackfeet people of Montana have made their home where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains in Glacier National Park. For them, the bison (or American buffalo, as they call it) has been central to their survival, their culture, and their way of life. David joins them as they seek to expand their once-threatened tribal herds of bison, and ventures inside the park to find out why the Blackfeet viewed it as sacred ground.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
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