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Broadcasts from the Border

9 EpisodesProduced by Stories from the BorderWebsite

A podcast exploring U.S. immigration and border issues. Featuring interviews, narrative pieces, and creative audio storytelling. The brainchild of journalists working on the publication, Stories from the Border. Created by Jess Eng (producer, editor) and Meena Venkataramanan (host).

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EP8: When Borders Cross People

July 20th, 2021


In this episode, we talk to activists and scholars from the US-Mexico borderlands and occupied Palestine to learn about the walls that divide …

EP7: Writing on the Border

December 18th, 2020


This week, Meena interviews Valeria Luiselli, an author and essayist who has chronicled the journeys of unaccompanied children from Central America to the United States in her 2017 essay, “Tell Me How It Ends” and her …

EP6: Keeping the Borderlands Close

August 30th, 2020


In this episode, former U.S. Border Patrol agent and author Francisco Cantú discusses his 2018 memoir, The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from the …

EP5: Priced Out of Education

August 16th, 2020


State law prohibits Arizona’s undocumented high school graduates from attending college as in-state students, making higher education unaffordable. …

EP4: Crimmigration Nation

July 28th, 2020


This week, Stories from the Border Summer Fellow, Julia Huesa, interviews Phil Torrey. Phil is the Managing Attorney of the Harvard Immigration and …

EP3: Refusing to Forget

June 27th, 2020


This week, our producer Jess Eng interviews Professor John Morán González, who is an English professor at The University of Texas at Austin and the Director for the Center for Mexican American Studies. Professor …

EP2: Art in Detention

June 21st, 2020


This week, we’re joined by Ana Puente Flores, an immigration writer and scholar-activist from Mexico City who is currently based in New York, for a …

EP1: The Pandemic Paradox

May 31st, 2020


Immigrants – especially those who are undocumented – are being disproportionately affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Almost 280,000 undocumented immigrants work in the healthcare industry, …

Welcome to Broadcasts from the Border

May 30th, 2020


Host Meena Venkataramanan introduces Stories From the Border, a new podcast from the Stories from the Border publication.

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