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Episode of Arizona's Dust Bowl: Lessons Lost

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The Dust Bowl was a natural disaster caused by severe drought that affected much of the United States during the 1930s. Poor farming practices, primarily attributed to the large number of small family farms, compounded the severity of the disaster. While the environmental damage was mainly in the Midwest, the socio-economic repercussions transformed the nation, especially Arizona. Arizona’s Dust Bowl: Lessons Lost, a 60-minute documentary, explores how this tragedy not only affected Arizona’s economy, but also the area’s demographics, and culture. Could we suffer another Dust Bowl? Are the recent droughts across the southwest and deadly dust storms that engulfed Phoenix a sign of things to come? Have we learned any lessons?

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11/18/2012 7 p.m. PBS HD
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11/25/2012 9 p.m. UA Channel
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12/19/2012 8 p.m. UA Channel
12/20/2012 2 a.m. UA Channel
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4/28/2013 3 p.m. PBS HD
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