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Today on the show, new research shows we've been using up groundwater reserves in the Colorado River basin at an alarming rate. Then, water districts around the state are floating the idea of raising property taxes to fund water tunnel infrastructure. Plus, migrants from Central America are being scammed by con artists who say that they can only get their kids back if they pay cash, director Anton Corbijn on directing Phillip Seymour Hoffman, 'Divergent' author on her runaway hit and much more.


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