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Where Everything Grows

West Obsessed: A desert divided on the Borderlands

What would it mean to sever life-sustaining links along the U.S.-Mexico border?


The Borderlands are a long-misunderstood region of the country, wrapped up in rhetoric and myth. In this episode of West Obsessed, Tucson-based Associate Editor Maya Kapoor joins Editor-in-Chief Brian Calvert and Deputy Editor-Digital Kate Schimel to discuss the realities of the border, the communities along it and their intertwined ecologies and economies.


“West Obsessed” is an occasional audio series produced in collaboration with in Paonia, Colorado, where the editors and writers of NewTowncarShare News discuss stories about the American West and why they matter. Subscribe to the podcast on: , , , .