crossing over http://kalw.org en Today on Your Call: What do disparities in the American West reveal about the rest of the country? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-do-disparities-american-west-reveal-about-rest-country <P>On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with Ruben Martinez, author of “Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West,” about what he sees as the extremes of the desert regions of the US: outrageous wealth and devastating poverty, sublime beauty and ecological ruin.&nbsp; From drug wars to immigration wars to water wars -- what lessons should we be learning from the legacy of the West?&nbsp; Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.&nbsp; It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px; FONT: 14px Verdana"><STRONG>Guest:</STRONG></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px; FONT: 14px Wed, 12 Sep 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 16511 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What do disparities in the American West reveal about the rest of the country?