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Live Call-In Program: The Reality At The Border

Verónica G. Cárdenas for Texas Public Radio

The entire nation is talking about what's happening at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now, it's time for the border to speak for itself.

Public radio stations along the Rio Grande from Brownsville to El Paso are teaming up for a historic borderwide conversation during this special live broadcast.

The wall, national security, troop deployments, razor wire and political uncertainty – how is it all impacting life at the border?

Guests: 

  • Alfredo Corchado, border-Mexico correspondent for the Dallas Morning News
  • Melissa del Bosque, reporter covering immigration and the border for ProPublica
  • Reynaldo Leaños Jr., immigration and U.S.-Mexico border reporter for Texas Public Radio
  • Dany Bahar, fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution

"The Source" is a live call-in program on Texas Public Radio. Leave a message before the program at 210-615-8982. During the live show, call 210-614-8980 (San Antonio area) or 1-800-622-8977 (statewide). You can also email thesource@tpr.org or tweet at @TPRSource to join the conversation.

This interview aired on Monday , February 18, 2019. 

Copyright 2020 Texas Public Radio. To see more, visit Texas Public Radio.

Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and received a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.
David Martin Davies is a veteran journalist with more than 30 years of experience covering Texas, the border and Mexico.
Dan Katz is the news director of Texas Public Radio in San Antonio.