Miracle in the Desert
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 717
- Oct 27, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:50 mins
Miracle in the Desert Guest: Greg Bassenian, director of "Miracle in the Desert: The Rise and Fall of the Salton Sea" The Salton Sea is the result of a failed irrigation project in California’s Imperial Valley. After a long history of boasting resorts, boating, fishing, and farming, the sea is finally starting to shrink. The future environmental consequences could be deadly. The Invention of Los Angeles Guest: Gary Krist, author of "The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles" LA was built against all odds—no water and no people in desiccated country. It took innovation, creativity, and a little deception to persuade people to come and make it thrive.