12:00am

Wed September 12, 2012
American West

Today on Your Call: What do disparities in the American West reveal about the rest of the country?

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.  From drug wars to immigration wars to water wars -- what lessons should we be learning from the legacy of the West?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.


Guest:


Ruben Martinez, Emmy award-winning journalist, and author of Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West


Resources:


Ruben Martinez: Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West


LA Times: Review: 'Desert America' by Ruben Martinez 


Tavis Smiley: Writer Ruben Martinez 

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