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State of the Re:Union

01/08/11 4:00PM


Courtesy Dave Coon via Flickr

This week on State of the Re:Union, host Al Letson takes a trip to New Mexico.

For millennia, The Española Valley has been inhabited by land-based people, who, until the middle of the last century, didn't rely on outside jobs for survival. The acequia has played a key part in sustaining this way of life. An acequia is an irrigation ditch and way of distributing water, but it's also a local government, with 11,000 year old roots in the Middle-East.

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