Saving The West
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City folks are elitist. They lack morality. They have no respect for the land they live on. Country people are uneducated. They favor God and guns over everything else. They cannot see beyond their own backyards. Sound familiar? These are just a sample of some of the stereotypes that define contemporary discourse about urban and rural America. But if you drill deeper, you will find there is much more that unites the two communities than divides. Saving the West is a weekly forum by which urban and rural America sit down to listen to one another. Lively debate is encouraged. Problem-solving is a must.
||CleanLosing Winter||From rising sea levels in Miami to melting snow in the Cascade Mountains, winter’s hot future is as tumultuous as the political climate in Washington. Throw a midwestern polar vortex into the mix and you’ve really got yourself some global...||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGovernment Shutdown or Breakdown?||Missing federal paychecks and warring political parties spell dangerous conditions for firefighters and air traffic controllers--and Saving The West shares stories from the firelines and eyes in the skies. And while the government is temporarily...||1/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFighting Farmers' Depression and Food Deserts||Strong men also cry. And farmers often don't address depression. From rural farmland to urban centers, we find struggles in the American food system--and explore solutions via farmers and farmers markets. Reporter Maggie Mullen explores #AGTWITTER and..||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNative Knowledge||Native American identity came into the spotlight this year when Senator Elizabeth Warren claimed Cherokee status through a DNA test. President Trump, who called her Pocohontas, wasn’t satisfied. Justifiably so, Native Americans had their own...||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe High Costs of Western Living||Big Tech continues to expand in the West. And as they do, they’re increasingly looking beyond their birthplace - Silicon Valley. In this episode, we travel to Nevada to hear about a Tesla factory that's fundamentally changing an area known as much...||12/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClimate Change and Faith||Monsoons are nothing new in Arizona--but hurricanes? As the Southwest dries out from massive flooding, we hear from ordinary citizens dealing with the fallout--and experts who break down future challenges in the region of precipitation and rising...||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRiver Wild, River Tamed||The over 3 million miles of American rivers and streams meet between 80,000 and Two Million dams. They were built for water storage, hydroelectricity, and flood control. Since the nation was founded, we’ve built an average of a dam per day. But...||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe West Is Burning||The vast landscape of the Western United States encompasses pretty much every terrain imaginable. A rising mass from eastern plains on west, across a continental divide featuring some of the continent’s tallest peaks. But there is something that...||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis Land Isn't Yours||The U.S. government lays claim to more than 630 million acres of land. For some perspective, that’s more than the combined area of California, Florida, New York state and Texas. Public land is exactly what it sounds like, right? Owned by everyone....||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho We Are||The prevailing narrative is clear: America is divided and it’s only getting worse. But if you look closer, you will find there’s much more that binds us together than tears us apart. Welcome to Saving the West, where urban and rural America sit...||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|