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Born to Explore with Richard Wiese Previous Broadcasts

Canada: Spirit Bear (Episode #207H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 18, 2019 -- 3:30 PM

Born to Explore journeys to Canada in search of the legendary grizzly bear. Richard Wiese travels to British Columbia, a region filled with mountains, hidden lakes, and a past rich in the spirit of adventure and exploration. Explore the remote islands of Haida Gwaii, where Richard discovers the mystery of Haida Gwaii's monumental cedar totem or "mortuary" poles and meets the Haida watchmen who protect this sacred site.

South Carolina: A Taste of the South (Episode #206H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 11, 2019 -- 3:30 PM

Join Richard Wiese as he explores the Lowcountry charm of Charleston. He heads into Bulls Bay to harvest its famous oysters. Richard meets some four-legged athletes who are making a big splash as they compete in water events to see who can jump higher and swim faster. At the Center for Birds of Prey, Richard gives an owl a check up and meets a pelican with frostbite. Get a taste of Southern hospitality at an oyster boil and learn about the Gullah culture through its music.

India: Sacred Elephant (Episode #205H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 4, 2019 -- 3:30 PM

Explorer Richard Wiese travels to the mystical land of India to discover its exotic traditions. Join him as he spends a day in the life of elephants, long a symbol of the royal Maharajahs of the past. He travels to an elephant village, helps to bathe and feed these gentle giant. Explores the silk centers of Kanchipuram where every handcrafted knot and thread is a labor of love.

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