Whistles in the Mist: Whistled Speech in Oaxaca

The Chinantecan people of mountainous northern Oaxaca, Mexico communicate by whistling as well as by talking. David visits their isolated community and sees for himself how they use whistled speech to supplement -- and sometimes replace -- spoken speech.

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Peru: A Train to the Clouds

  • 2017-11-26T02:00:00-08:00

Hawaii's Big Island: The Volcanos' Gifts

The Hawaiian Islands owe their existence to a volcanic hotspot, whose spewings over millions of years have created the archipelago. Host David Yetman climbs over old and new lava flows to observe new lands emerging from the ocean. At night manta rays flock to the newly created seafloor of the Kona Coast.

  • 2017-12-03T02:00:00-08:00

Chiloe and Chilotes: Proud Islanders of Chile

Chiloe is the second largest island in South America and just one island of an archipelago of southern Chile. Chilotes, as the residents are known, consider themselves a people apart, a proud mixture of indigenous and Hispanic origins. Host Dave Yetman joins Chilotes who demonstrate the traditions of food, towns, and society that extend back well before the arrival of Europeans.

  • 2017-12-10T02:00:00-08:00

The Cry for Mexican Independence

On September 16 each year, Mexicans from all parts of the Republic flock to the small city of Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato to commemorate the "Grito," the call for independence from Spain. The grito's originator, the popular but unconventional priest Miguel Hidalgo, issued the call in 1810 from the steps of the town's stately church. The annual celebration involves the entire community but we are offered a special tour by one of Father Hidalgo's descendants.

  • 2017-12-17T02:00:00-08:00