Calexico: The True Story of Life in the California Borderlands

Series produced by James McKee

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Calexico: The True Story of Life in the California Borderlands transcends the rhetoric of the stalled and vitriolic national immigration debate and vividly brings to life the realities of the people immediately involved on a day-to-day basis: those who live, work, and transit the California-Mexico border. The backdrop of the California-Mexico borderlands provides a setting to deal with circumstances along the entire southern front of the United States of America.

This radio documentary features the stories of people affected by immigration on a daily basis — those who live or work on the California-Mexico border. Listeners meet a cross section of leading characters, from immigrants driving without drivers’ licenses to individuals trying to force immigrants back over the border.


5 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: at the border, Credit: Peter Laufer
Washington Monthly's Peter Laufer and Markos Kounalakis report on the Mexican-American Borderlands in this five-part series.

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Nov 19, 2009
  • Length: 59:07
  • Purchases: 1
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Washington Monthly's Peter Laufer and Markos Kounalakis report on the Mexican-American Borderlands in this five-part series.

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Nov 17, 2009
  • Length: 59:04
  • Purchases: 1
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Washington Monthly's Peter Laufer and Markos Kounalakis report on the Mexican-American Borderlands in this five-part series.

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Nov 17, 2009
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Calexico - Mexicali, Credit: Peter Laufer
Washington Monthly's Peter Laufer and Markos Kounalakis report on the Mexican-American Borderlands in this five-part series.

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Jul 03, 2009
  • Length: 59:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Calexico - Mexicali, Credit: Peter Laufer
Washington Monthly's Peter Laufer and Markos Kounalakis report on the Mexican-American Borderlands in this five-part series.

Bought by KQED and KALW


  • Added: Jul 03, 2009
  • Length: 59:04
  • Purchases: 2