Crossing Borders Radio Special
A Tale of Two Countries
Hosted by Marcos Martinez (KUNM-Albuquerque)
Crossing Borders 1 (23:00 ) featuring:
One-minute Vacation podcasts (QuietAmerican.org) a Saint Jude's festival in the highlands of Michoacan (recorded by Siamack Sioshansi) and evening mass at the Church of Carmen Alta in Oaxaca City (recorded by Bronwyn Ximm). Poet Luis Alberto Urrea delivers his "Hymn to Vatos Who Will Never Appear in a Poem." In "Sasabe," a Sonora, Mexico border town, Scott Carrier talks to immigrants along their hazardous, illegal desert crossing, and to the border patrol waiting for them in Sasabe, Arizona. And Guillermo Gómez-Peña gives a "Citizenship Lesson" from his CD Borderless Radio.
Crossing Borders 2 (29:00 ) featuring:
Bronwyn Ximm has another One-minute Vacation, this one from the Lunes de Cerro festival in Oaxaca. "And I walked..." (with Charles Bowden) is a border-crossing sound-portrait by Ann Heppermann and Kara Oehler, from the Third Coast Festival's ShortDocs series. Guillermo Gómez-Peña imagines "Maquiladoras of the Future," fantasy border factories. And Luis Alberto Urrea reads from "The Devil's Highway," his book about death in the desert.
SOURCES / RESOURCES:
Marcos Martinez- KUNM Albuquerque NM
Julián Cardona- Almargen; Periodismo de investigacion, medios y literatura
Quiet American- one-minute vacation
Luis Alberto Urrea- Vatos
Luis Alberto Urrea- The Devil's Highway : A True Story
Scott Carrier- All Things Carrier
Guillermo Gómez-Peña- La Pocha Nostra
Third Coast Festival- ShortDocs
Ann Heppermann & Kara Oehler- Song and Memory
Wikipedia- United States-Mexican Border
This special was mixed by Robin Wise of Sound Imagery. Executive Producer is Barrett Golding. (((Hearing Voices))) specials are crafted from new and classic radio shows. Funders include the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Endowment for the Arts.
Audio © the producers & Hearing Voices
Photos © Julián Cardona
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