Radio Archive by Tag

Immigration

  • Flight Simulation.

    520: No Place Like Home 03.14.2014

    James Spring tells the story of the "Caminata Nocturna" — a simulated illegal border ...Immigration

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  • Phone Home.

    520: No Place Like Home 03.14.2014

    Seth Freed Wessler reports on people going the opposite direction over the US/Mexico border. ...ImmigrationJobs/Employment

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  • Prologue.

    502: This Call May Be Recorded... To Save Your Life 08.09.2013

    Ira tells the story of Meron Estefanos, a freelance journalist who in 2011 got a troubling tip: ...ActivismCrimeImmigration

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  • The Real Housewife of Ciudad Juarez.

    501: The View From In Here 07.26.2013

    Emily Bonderer Cruz is American. Her husband is Mexican. The only way he can ever live with her ...ImmigrationNeighbors/Neighborhoods

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  • Emails from a Dead Man.

    499: Taking Names 06.28.2013

    To get a sense of what may be broken about our process for bringing these Iraqis into the US, ...ImmigrationIraq

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  • Prologue.

    498: The One Thing You're Not Supposed To Do 06.21.2013

    Ira plays audio from a YouTube video made by Jonathan Perez. In it, 24 year old Jonathan, an ...ActivismImmigration

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  • Breaking the Ice.

    498: The One Thing You're Not Supposed To Do 06.21.2013

    Reporter Michael May tells the story of activists from the National Immigrant Youth Alliance who ...ActivismImmigrationLegal System

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  • Prologue.

    465: What Happened At Dos Erres 05.25.2012

    Ira tells the story of how Oscar Ramirez, a Guatemalan immigrant living near Boston, got a phone ...ImmigrationWar

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  • Alien Experiment.

    456: Reap What You Sow 01.27.2012

    Last Summer, Alabama passed HB56, the most sweeping immigration bill in the country. It's an ...ImmigrationPolitics

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  • Fleeing is Believing.

    406: True Urban Legends 04.23.2010

    Foreigners arrive in the United States believing all kinds of misinformation about ...Immigration

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  • Bill Clinton’s 7-year-old Brother.

    383: Origin Story 06.19.2009

    Reporter Mary Wiltenburg tells the story of a little boy stymied by the question "Where do you ...ChildhoodImmigration

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  • This American Wife.

    353: The Audacity of Government 03.28.2008

    This American Life contributor Jack Hitt uncovers a strange practice within the U.S. Citizenship ...GovernmentImmigrationLegal System

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  • Prologue.

    344: The Competition 11.30.2007

    Host Ira Glass talks to reporter John Bowe about the story of John Nash Pickle, who ran a ...ImmigrationJobs/Employment

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  • Cowboys And Indians.

    344: The Competition 11.30.2007

    We continue the story of John Pickle. He hires skilled, experienced welders in India and brings ...ImmigrationJobs/Employment

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  • Just One Thing Missing.

    329: Nice Work If You Can Get It 04.06.2007

    Reporter Douglas McGray interviews a college student in California with good grades, an ...EducationImmigration

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  • El Gato Y El Ratoncito.

    309: Cat and Mouse 02.24.2006

    Just near the US-Mexico border, a group of self described "pissed off patriots" called the ...Criminal JusticeImmigration

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  • Prologue.

    302: Strangers in a Strange Land 11.18.2005

    It took almost a month for Eli Ramirez to make it to this country. A native of Guatemala, he was ...Immigration

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  • The Karachi Kid.

    284: Should I Stay or Should I Go? 03.11.2005

    When Muhammad Kamran's Pakistani parents sent him off to college in Philadelphia, it was ...EducationFamilyImmigration

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  • Prologue.

    281: My Big Break 01.21.2005

    Host Ira Glass tells the story of Marisela and Yadira, who were honors students in high school. ...EducationImmigration

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  • Exodus Of One.

    271: Best Interests 08.20.2004

    When she was three years old, Georgia was caught by immigration officials when a Milwaukee woman ...ChildrenImmigration

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  • Secret Trials And Secret Deportations.

    229: Secret Government 01.10.2003

    In the war on terror, the government is rounding up foreigners, checking their immigration ...9/11GovernmentImmigration

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  • What It Takes To Tromp Through The Desert.

    224: Middlemen 10.25.2002

    Al Jurczynski is the mayor of Schenectady, New York. For the past year, he's embarked on a ...Advertising/MarketingGovernmentImmigration

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  • Prologue.

    177: American Limbo 02.09.2001

    Ira talks with Lee Qi, who came to America from China. He worked in Chinese restaurants in small ...CityFood/Drinks/CookingImmigration

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  • It's Julie Andrews' World, Sylvia Just Lives In It.

    177: American Limbo 02.09.2001

    Sylvia becomes the first person in her Mexican-American family to go away to college, at a ...EducationFamilyImmigration

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  • Prologue.

    170: Immigration 10.13.2000

    Host Ira Glass goes to jail in Bristol County, Massachussetts, where there's a large Portuguese ...Criminal JusticeGovernmentImmigration

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  • Act One: Where Goes The Neighborhood.

    170: Immigration 10.13.2000

    Producer Blue Chevigny tells more of the story from Bristol County, where the immigration law of ...CrimeCriminal JusticeImmigration

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  • Act Two: Whose Idea Was This Anyway?

    170: Immigration 10.13.2000

    Immigration and Naturalization Service spokesman Bill Strassberger explains why INS opposes ...GovernmentImmigrationLegal System

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  • Man Without A Country.

    170: Immigration 10.13.2000

    What happens if the immigration service wants to deport you, but the country you came from won't ...Criminal JusticeFriendshipImmigration

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  • Exile On Main Street.

    156: What Remains 03.31.2000

    Keith Gessen, a young Russian emigre, revisits the heroes of his youth: the brave Soviet ...ActivismHistoryImmigration

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  • Pete And Repeat.

    139: Ghosts of Elections Past 09.03.1999

    How California Governor Pete Wilson's anti-immigrant policies found some supporters among ...GovernmentImmigrationPolitics

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  • How To Become An American.

    128: Four Corners 04.30.1999

    Writer Achy Obejas reads a piece of short fiction from her book, We Came All the Way from Cuba ...FictionImmigrationJobs/Employment

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  • Prologue.

    124: Welcome to America 03.19.1999

    Ira goes to the courtroom of Abraham Lincoln Marovitz, who, at 93, presides over the ceremony to ...GovernmentImmigrationLegal System

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  • Are Movies Stronger Than Communism?

    124: Welcome to America 03.19.1999

    This is a story of a father and son—told by the son, Juan Zaldivar, who was born in Cuba. Juan ...ChildhoodFathersFilm/Film Making

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  • Prologue And Act One. An American Girl Turns 18.

    91: Escape the Box 01.30.1998

    Sylvia's parents are immigrants who want her to be a traditional girl. (17 minutes)FamilyImmigrationsiblings

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  • Good Blacks, Bad Blacks.

    68: Lincoln's Second Inaugural 07.04.1997

    Writer Malcolm Gladwell, reads from a story that he first wrote for the New Yorker magazine ...FamilyImmigrationRace

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  • White Like Me.

    65: Who's Canadian? 05.30.1997

    David Rakoff on how he tried to pass as a local once he moved from Toronto to New York. He ...CityImmigration

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  • Who's Canadian?

    65: Who's Canadian? 05.30.1997

    A tale of two siblings — separated, but not at birth. Reporter Paul Tough and his sister grew up ...FamilyImmigrationsiblings

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  • Losers.

    41: Politics 11.08.1996

    Radical right wing Mexican-American activist Daniel D. Portado, on how Tuesday's results will ...ActivismImmigrationPolitics

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