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Volunteer Tourism, Part 1 (#1705H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

One of the fastest growing areas in travel is international volunteer tourism. It started over one hundred years ago when the Red Cross set-up the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) to help soldiers and civilians in combat zones regardless of their alliance. In this program, Burt travels to Geneva, Switzerland, London, and Washington, DC to talk with experts at the International Red Cross, and the World Health Organization, to find out what is happening and how we can use our vacation time to help.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 -- 12:30am

Guatemala, Part 1 (#1602H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The Maya people have been living in Guatemala for over 10,000 years. Burt visits their ancient tribal communities, learns how they were able to develop calendars that are as accurate as the ones we use today. He stops into Funsepa, which is a non-profit foundation that gives the children of Guatemala the technical skills they will need to compete in the modern world. He tours the city of Antigua, checks out the influence of the Spanish conquistadors and learns about Guatemalan music, crafts and food.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 -- 9:00am

Volunteer Tourism, Part 2 (#1706H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In Part One of Volunteer Tourism, Burt took a look at the origin of international volunteer tourism and what is happening today. In Part Two, Burt continues to investigate the subject with CARE, Save The Children and Doctors Without Borders. Burt focuses on the humanitarian issues, how the problems developed, how to evaluate the opportunities for voluntary tourism, and what each of us can do even if we stay at home.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 26, 2020 -- 12:30am Remind me

Guatemala, Part 2 (#1603H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In Guatemala part two, Burt tours the most famous Maya crafts market in Central America, visits Lake Atitlan in the Sierra Madre mountains, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful locations in the Americas. He (carefully) investigates an active volcano, learns how coffee is grown and processed in the high mountains, reviews the history of coffee, learns about an ancient Maya ball game that looks a lot like basketball. He interviews Richard Hanson, one of the world's leading authorities on early Central American culture and tours Guatemala City, the country's capital.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 26, 2020 -- 9:00am Remind me

Do The Right Thing (#1707H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Each year, Burt and his film crew travel around the world making programs for Public Television and in the process, they spend a considerable amount of money. How they decide to spend those funds and how you decide to spend yours can have a powerful effect on government and corporate policy. In this program, Burt teams up with JUST Capital, a non-profit organization that works with Forbes Magazine to find out what are the issues Americans care about and which companies reflect those values. What Burt learned changed his views on destinations, airlines, hotels, restaurants, and where he shops. It could do the same for you.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 4, 2020 -- 12:30am Remind me

Cruising The Baltic (#1604H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt takes a look at the history of cruising and how it has changed and how much of it has remained the same during the past 200 years. The first luxury cruise ship was based in Italy, and was only available to the rich and famous. It offered excellent food, gambling, magnificent parties and guided tours. Burt's cruise starts in Portsmith, England and visit Belgium (Zeebrugge), Denmark (Copenhagen) , Germany (Berlin), Russia (St. Petersburg), Estonia (Tallinn) and Sweden (Stockholm).

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 4, 2020 -- 9:00am Remind me

Kansas City, Part 2 (#1708H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In Kansas City / Part One, Burt teamed up with Dan Hesse, the former CEO of Sprint and long time resident of the city to discover the best BBQ, the secret behind the success of The Kansas City Royals, and the extraordinary collection of art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. In this program Dan joins Burt to guide him through an amazing museum devoted to World War One, and explains the effects of modern technology on music and mobility. We also get to spend an afternoon with Tom Watson, one of the world's greatest golfers.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 11, 2020 -- 12:30am Remind me

St. Augustine, Florida (#1605H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt remembers a time when it was traditional for our governments to try and be responsive to the needs of the people. Apparently, it's a tradition that is dying out, so he travelled around the United States talking to people and trying to find out what is happening. Along the way, he discovers that each year, over $3 trillion of our taxes are wasted or stolen. He finds the accounts hard to believe and keeps asking, "Am I getting this right".

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 11, 2020 -- 9:00am Remind me

Gone Fishing / Palm Beach / Part One (#1801H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

We discover the history of deep sea sport fishing and why the Palm Beaches of Florida became the world epicentre of the sport. We learn why people like Ernest Hemingway and the Lone Ranger were attracted to the sport. We visit with the slightly dysfunctional family that invented the sport fishing boat and see how those boats and the family have changed over the years.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 18, 2020 -- 12:30am Remind me

Have A Healthy Trip (#1606H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt has spent most of his life traveling around the world and one of his concerns has been protecting himself, his family and his film crew from illness. From time to time, no matter how much he liked a food, the food didn't like him. Burt talks to some of the leading authorities on what you can do to stay healthy when you travel and how to deal with reactions to food.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 18, 2020 -- 9:00am Remind me

Gone Fishing / Palm Beach / Part Two (#1802H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Burt takes a look at the nautical phrases that have come into popular use like "cup of joe" and "feeling blue". We discover the importance of catch-and-release programs, and the women who have become stars of the deep-sea fishing sport. We meet a mechanic who flies his plane around the world to fix deep sea sports fishing boats and we witness Burt catching and releasing a 7- (or maybe 5-) foot shark.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 25, 2020 -- 12:30am Remind me

Tea for Two (#1607H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tea is the second most widely consumed beverage in the world. Water is the first. Accordingly, tea has had a powerful impact on what we eat and drink, but it has also had an amazing influence on our music, art and literature. In this program Burt travels around the world talking to experts and looking at how tea has shown up in music (Tea for Two) in literature (Alice in Wonderland) and art (Norman Rockwell's Housewife At Tea Break).

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 25, 2020 -- 9:00am Remind me
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