Caption: Calexico - Mexicali, Credit: Peter Laufer
Image by: Peter Laufer 
Calexico - Mexicali 

Calexico Episode I: Bordering on a State of Mind

From: James McKee
Series: Calexico: The True Story of Life in the California Borderlands
Length: 59:04

Washington Monthly's Peter Laufer and Markos Kounalakis report on the Mexican-American Borderlands in this five-part series. Read the full description.

Img_0034_small Calexico: True stories of life in California's borderlands.  This radio documentary features the stories of people affected by immigration on a daily basis - those who live and work on our borders.  This hour, meet journalist Chuck Bowden; learn about the fictional ingénue Barbara Worth; hear social commentary from waitress Bonnie Peterson; connect with poet and scholar Juan Felipe Herrera; meet the sign designer who conjured the iconic freeway sign warning drivers not to run over immigrants; and come to dinner with farmer George Mainas and his wife Maria. 

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Caption: at the border, Credit: Peter Laufer

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Calexico Episode II: A Line In The Sand (59:11)
From: James McKee

Washington Monthly's Peter Laufer and Markos Kounalakis report on the Mexican-American Borderlands in this five-part series.

Piece Description

Calexico: True stories of life in California's borderlands.  This radio documentary features the stories of people affected by immigration on a daily basis - those who live and work on our borders.  This hour, meet journalist Chuck Bowden; learn about the fictional ingénue Barbara Worth; hear social commentary from waitress Bonnie Peterson; connect with poet and scholar Juan Felipe Herrera; meet the sign designer who conjured the iconic freeway sign warning drivers not to run over immigrants; and come to dinner with farmer George Mainas and his wife Maria. 

Timing and Cues

Five segment feature with one minute music breaks at 22:29 and 46:11

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Various Calexico Various. Calexico :00

Additional Credits

Project Director: Peter Laufer
Co-Anchor and Executive Producer: Markos Kounalakis
Edited, Designed and Mixed: James McKee
Music by Calexico and Cindy Cashdollar

Related Website

http://www.washingtonmonthly.net/