In the Americas with David Yetman

In the Americas with David Yetman

Oregon: Violent Past and Verdant Present

More than any other of the contiguous United States, Oregon has been shaped by volcanoes. East and west of the Cascade Range are two different landscapes. On the east side, David climbs through lavas of volcanic glass and follows a mountain bike trail at the edge of a flow, then ventures west to the fertile valleys and the wild Pacific coast in all its glory.

Saturday, January 19 at 12:00 pm on 12.2

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IN THE AMERICAS WITH DAVID YETMAN showcases the landscapes, peoples and history of North and South America — from the frozen landscape of Yellowstone National Park in winter to the active volcanoes of Southern Chile. This season, host David Yetman (The Desert Speaks) visits Mayan excavation sites in Guatemala, an isolated mountain community in northern Oaxaca, colorful religious festivals on the Yucatán peninsula, and the booming and bustling port of Panama City. Along the way, he meets natives and immigrants, islanders and mainlanders, pastoralists and city-dwellers, including the descendants of Japanese, German and Italian immigrants that settled in South America.