THE MALLING OF AMERICA
A Two Part Radio Documentary by Barbara Bernstein
Everybody talks about the problems of exponential growth in the west—pollution, congestion, traffic—but talk about solutions and many Westerners give you a blank stare—or argue that your messing with their private property rights. In the face of those blank stares, the two part documentary The Malling of America tackles this issue. In Part One, Across the Great Divide, Oregon-based producer Barbara Bernstein sets out on a road trip through the mountains and canyons of Colorado and Utah, looking for what’s left of the West of open space and rugged wildlands. She meets an array of folks trying in their own ways to grapple with the changing west, including Will Toor, the environmentalist mayor of Boulder, Colorado; Del Le Fevre, the last working rancher in Boulder, Utah; Mark and Katie Austin, owners of the Boulder Mountain Lodge, who are trying to bring the New West to this remote corner of Southern Utah, where the road to town was paved less than fifteen years ago; Utah Division of Indian Affairs director Forrest Cuch, and Utah writer and naturalist Terry Tempest Williams.
2 CD Set: $20 Individual CDs: $12 available from Feather & Fin Productions, P.O. Box 82777, Portland, Oregon 97282. For more information contact the Media Project