By Poverty, Violence and Hope in a Sprawling Mexican Border Town
July 19, 2004 – From above, it looks like a city in a valley between two dry mountain ranges, a city all alone in the desert. But if you look closely, you can see where a river runs along the bottom of the valley, cutting the city in half.
On the northern side is El Paso, Texas, and to the south it's Ciudad Juarez, in the Chihuahua state of Mexico. Two cities, two countries, and with a combined population of 2.5 million people, it's the largest border community on the planet.
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 – Charles Bowden is a hard hitting journalist and author who writes fearlessly and passionately about the American south-west. He takes on difficult topics ... killers, drug traffickers, the destruction of nature and the predicament of modern civilization. Bowden joins Doug for a conversation about his writing and his work.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2004 – Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman's new documentary "Thirst" looks at the commercialization of our precious natural resource, water. Doug talks with the filmmakers, along with Utah Division of Water Resources Larry Anderson and Joseph Sax, Professor of Environmental Regulation Emeritus at UC Berkeley.