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HV013- Crossing Borders

Women with children crossing desertHearing Voices from NPR®
013 Crossing Borders: From Mexico to US
Host: Marcos Martinez of KUNM-Alberquerque
Airs week of: 2012-01-18 (Originally: 2008-05-28)

“Crossing Borders” (52:00 mp3):

A Tale of Two Countries:

In “Sasabe,” a Sonora, Mexico border town, Scott Carrier talks to immigrants on their hazardous, illegal desert crossing, and to the border patrol waiting for them in Sasabe, Arizona.

Luis Alberto Urrea reads from his books Vatos and The Devil’s Highway, about death in the desert.

Guillermo Gómez-Peña imagines “Maquiladoras of the Future,” fantasy border factories.

“And I walked…”, by Ann Heppermann and Kara Oehler, is a sound-portrait of Mexicans who risk their lives to find better-paying jobs in the United States.

And sounds from the Quiet American’s one-minute vacation.

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5 comments | Write comment

Very moving piece on the trials and tribulations of those who sacrifice all to cross the border.

Comment added by Betty A. on 01.22.12

Will the audio to this be posted? People need to hear this.

Comment added by bob on 01.27.12

Audio now posted, thanks for the heads-up, Bob.

Comment added by BG on 01.27.12

I heard this while driving last weekend. It was so moving and I can’t quit thinking about it. I plan to share it with others. Thank you.

Comment added by Meredith Martin-Moats on 03.28.12

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