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Myanmar Irrawaddy River Adventure (#1004H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Myanmar or Burma, by either name, and both are acceptable, exudes an aura of the exotic, mysterious and alluring. Even the names of its former capitals, Mandalay and Rangoon, evoke a lyrical glow. Yet, it's the magnetism of its ancient temple architecture that draws visitors to the valley of the Irrawaddy River. Joseph embarks on an Irrawaddy River adventure from golden pagodas to colorful markets, from working villages to frenzied cities where unimagined new sights, sounds, smells and emotions capture his attention. On his journey of discovery Joseph finds that on the Irrawaddy's 1,350-mile journey to the sea the full range of Myanmar life unfolds along its shores. The river embodies the historical, cultural and economic soul of the country and has been the lifeblood of its people since Stone Age man first arrived there 13,000 years ago. As his Myanmar odyssey unfolds it becomes clear that with a long history of conflict and conquest, until recently, Myanmar/Burma was isolated, shrouded in secrecy and hid its brilliance. Yet now it has opened its doors and is displaying its glories for all to see. And the people of Myanmar and a world of travelers are better for it.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 22, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 26, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me

Christmas Celebrations Around The Globe (#1005H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Celebrating the world through their festivals is a great way to experience a country and its people. This episode begins in Venice, California at the annual holiday boat parade -- a funky and funny celebration along the Venice Canals, which highlights the offbeat, colorful spirit of this Southern California beach community. Then Joseph completes the holiday circle by returning to San Antonio, Texas' world famous riverwalk and the Lake Geneva region of Switzerland for their Christmas celebration. In Switzerland, Joseph basks in the glow of some of the country's best Christmas Markets, visits a Christmas ornament artist and takes a journey to old St. Nick's village. In San Antonio, faith is real and Joseph explores the city's spiritual roots and the real meaning of Christmas when he joins with San Antonio families in their homes to honor their heritage at the Tamalada - holiday tamale making - and in the San Fernando Cathedral at the midnight Serenada for the Virgin of Guadalupe. In this episode Joseph shows that Christmas is about more than twinkling lights and cups of cheer. In every country, in every culture -- Christmas is a time to put aside differences, celebrate our humanity and join the angels in wishing each other Good Will and Peace on Earth.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 29, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 2, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me

Taiwan Naturally (#1006H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

From its serpentine coastline and towering mountains to its verdant forests and remote offshore islands, Taiwan's natural beauty is surprising. Yet, while it may be far from what the casual visitors expects, Taiwan's nine national parks and thirteen national scenic areas have much to attract and mesmerize the nature lover. In this Taiwan adventure Joseph climbs into the mountains to explore the country's forested sanctuaries replete with soothing hot springs, he harvests the riches of the seas with a local chef and joins Taiwanese and foreigners alike at a great bird watching contest. While traversing a country that is working to strike a balance between the preservation of natural and cultural resources and the needs of tourism, Joseph discovers still one more story to tell in a country rich with tales.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 5, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 9, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me

Easter Island - Mysteries & Myths (#601H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph travels to the most remote inhabited place on earth during his Easter Island adventure. Located more than two thousand miles from the coast of Chile, Rapa Nui (the island's native name) offers a world of mysteries that have remained unanswered for centuries. Questions abound surrounding the origins of the Rapa Nui culture, their enormous carved stone moai and the cause of the Rapa Nui people's ecological and natural disasters. Although one question invariably leads to another, Joseph attempts to explain what often eludes explanation while he spotlights the amazing journey of the Rapa Nui people from the shores of Polynesia more than 1,500 years ago through their glory days and times of turmoil to the vibrant culture that flourishes today.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 12, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Hong Kong - Asia's World City (#602H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Long known as a commercial center, Hong Kong has become much more than a shopper's paradise. It is a multi-cultural, multi-faceted city with a world of attractions. On his Hong Kong adventure, Joseph takes in the luxury hotels, designer shops and Michelin-star restaurants of Asia's World City, but also explores its local neighborhoods, colorful markets, places of natural beauty and meets the people who retain their connections to their customs and traditions. He discovers that while Hong Kong is a vibrant international town, it is the people and their cultural heritage that keeps him coming back for more.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 19, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Riding The Range In Southern Alberta, Canada (#603H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Joseph hits the trail to Southern Alberta, Canada and follows the path of the province's settlement from the early days of the buffalo and the Blackfoot people to present-day ranchers and cowboys. His travels take him to Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park and Head-Smashed-In- Buffalo Jump, sacred and historic native sites, where he celebrates the rich heritage of the Blackfoot First Nations people through their history, dances, chants and songs. At the Lucasia Ranch he partakes of the area's cowboy culture when he saddles up and rides into the Alberta foothills in search of a few strays before sitting down with the Lucas family for a rousing ranch house dinner. His journey of history, culture and natural beauty ends aboard the M.V. International on a cruise across the Canada - U.S. border on Lake Waterton, part of the Waterton - Glacier International Peace Park.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 26, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me
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