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Born to Explore with Richard Wiese Previous Broadcasts

Canada: Spirit Land (Episode #204H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 -- 3:30 PM

Richard Wiese explores the wilds of Alberta, Canada, and comes face to face with black bears.

Maine: Beyond The Sea (Episode #203H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 -- 3:30 PM

Richard Wiese journeys to the magnificent coastline of Maine to explore the hardy, can-do spirit that defines the northernmost state in New England. Richard sails into the Atlantic with a lobsterman who shows him the secrets for pulling in a big haul and how the classic Maine lobster bake is a community tradition. He meets a team of dedicated scientists who rescue and rehabilitate orphaned and injured harbor seal pups. Richard helps the team return three pups back into the ocean.

South Dakota: Wild Buffalo (Episode #202H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 14, 2019 -- 3:30 PM

It's a taste of the Wild West as it used to be, when herds of buffalo roamed the plains. Feel the thunder as Richard Wiese joins the cowboys and cowgirls of South Dakota in the 50th annual Buffalo Round Up at Custer State Park. Meet three generations of round-up riders as they put Richard through the paces on horseback. Join in the festivities of an all-American country fair and explore the underground caves of South Dakota as Richard goes spelunking.

Qatar: Pearl of the Arabian Sea (Episode #201H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 7, 2019 -- 3:30 PM

Join Richard Wiese as he explores Qatar. He dives below the surface to experience pearl diving aboard a traditional dhow boat. Meet Qatar's last remaining Bedouin woman and discover why she treasures this lifestyle. Spend a day at the camel races. Join dromedaries and owners as they head to the track and experience the sand dunes of Qatar through the lens of an extraordinary photographer.

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