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The Wall: Reporting on the Border

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For almost 2,000 miles, one line defines a country and divides the world. What is life like at the U.S.-Mexico border now, and how would a wall change that? In this podcast, journalists take you with them to the border to find out. Meet a human smuggler. Ride with armed vigilantes. Get bitten – lightly! – by a jaguar. Fly over the entire border line. Hear what journalists go through to get these stories – and the surprising things they learn along the way.This podcast is hosted by Nicole Carroll, executive editor of The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK.

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For almost 2,000 miles, one line defines a country and divides the world. What is life like at the U.S.-Mexico border now, and how would a wall change that? In this podcast, journalists take you with them to the border to find out. Meet a human smuggler. Ride with armed vigilantes. Get bitten – lightly! – by a jaguar. Fly over the entire border line. Hear what journalists go through to get these stories – and the surprising things they learn along the way.This podcast is hosted by Nicole Carroll, executive editor of The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK.

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17 Ratings
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By Audio Junkies - Apr 10 2018
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This is a great podcast.

So interesting!

By News junkie 602 - Sep 19 2017
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This podcast sounds awesome and is really interesting and informative. I can't wait to dive into it!

iTunes Ratings

17 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
1
0
0
0

Outstanding

By Audio Junkies - Apr 10 2018
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This is a great podcast.

So interesting!

By News junkie 602 - Sep 19 2017
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This podcast sounds awesome and is really interesting and informative. I can't wait to dive into it!
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The Wall: Reporting on the Border

Latest release on Sep 19, 2017

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 9 hours ago

Rank #1: Searching for Carlos

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Photojournalist David Wallace walks with a woman looking for the remains of her older brother in Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, one of the harshest and most remote places along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.

To read, watch and learn more on this topic, visit thewall.usatoday.com, or text the word “MIGRANTS” to our chatbot at 408-872-9255.

This episode was recorded, edited and produced by Hannah Gaber, with field interviews and sound from David Wallace. Kaila White was our production manager. Our technical director was Nate Kelly. It was written by Daniel Gonzalez, Michael Squires, Josh Susong and Nicole Carroll.

Sep 18 2017

15mins

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Rank #2: Building the wall, at the expense of private property

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Business reporter Chris Ramirez investigates how much Texas private property would need to be bought or taken in order to build a border wall. The answer will surprise you. Also, what happens when U.S. property ends up on the south side of the wall?

To read, watch and learn more on this topic, visit thewall.usatoday.com, or text the word “LAND” to our chatbot at 408-872-9255.

This episode was recorded, edited and produced by Hannah Gaber, with field interviews and sound from Cheryl Evans and Gabe Hernandez. Thanks to David Wallace for additional sound editing. Kaila White was our production manager. Our technical director was Nate Kelly. Special thanks to Yihyun Jeong for recording help. It was written by John Moritz, Chris Ramirez, Tim Archuleta and Nicole Carroll.

Sep 18 2017

14mins

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Rank #3: Danger in the Bootheel

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A Border Patrol agent shows reporter Diana Alba Soular what it takes to track signs of movement – and to stay alive – in the vast "Bootheel" of New Mexico, where agents spend hours a day driving and hiking mostly uninhabited borderlands alone, and crossers find increasingly clever ways to hide their tracks.

To read, watch and learn more on this topic, visit thewall.usatoday.com, or text the word "PATROL" to our chatbot at 408-872-9255.

This episode was recorded, edited and produced by Hannah Gaber, with field interviews and sound from Cheryl Evans and Pat Shannahan. Kaila White was our production manager. Our technical director was Nate Kelly. Special thanks to Ray Soular for recording help. It was written by Diana Alba Soular, Josh Susong and Nicole Carroll.

Sep 19 2017

18mins

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Rank #4: Following drugs under, around and through the border

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Reporter Gustavo Solis meets law-enforcement experts in San Diego, where dense border fencing hasn’t stopped the constant flow of drugs through dozens of huge underground tunnels, an ever-changing array of boats and the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the busiest land crossing in the world.

To read, watch and learn more on this topic, visit thewall.usatoday.com, or text the word “DRUGS” to our chatbot at 408-872-9255.

This episode was recorded, edited and produced by Hannah Gaber, with field interviews, sound and editing help from David Wallace. Kaila White was our production manager. Our technical director was Nate Kelly. It was written by Gustavo Solis, Jill Castellano and Nicole Carroll.

Sep 19 2017

13mins

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Rank #5: Joined in faith, divided by a border

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Border reporter Aileen B. Flores hikes up Mount Cristo Rey, a mountain on the border between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico, with the Mexicans and Americans who view the site as a sacred homage to Jesus Christ and a symbol of the cities’ inextricable bond.

To read, watch and learn more on this topic, visit thewall.usatoday.com, or text the word “MOUNTAIN” to our chatbot at 408-872-9255.

This episode was recorded, edited and produced by Hannah Gaber, with field interviews and sound from David Wallace, Cheryl Evans, Thomas Hawthorne and Kathy Kieliszewski. Kaila White was our production manager. Our technical director was Nate Kelly. Special thanks to Ruben Ramirez for recording help. It was written by Aileen Flores, Zahira Torres and Nicole Carroll.

Sep 19 2017

11mins

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