Heroin Rising, 100 Years Of The LA Aqueduct, Terry Pratchett

Los Angeles saw a dramatic boom in growth after the construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913. The system delivers water from the Owens River in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains to the city. i i

Los Angeles saw a dramatic boom in growth after the construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913. The system delivers water from the Owens River in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains to the city. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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Los Angeles saw a dramatic boom in growth after the construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913. The system delivers water from the Owens River in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains to the city.

Los Angeles saw a dramatic boom in growth after the construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913. The system delivers water from the Owens River in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains to the city.

Mark J. Terrill/AP

In this weekend's podcast of All Things Considered, host Arun Rath examines the rise of heroin use in the United States, looks back on one hundred years of the LA aqueduct, and talks to author Terry Pratchett about the fragility of memory.

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