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The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from the Border

The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from the Border

FromALOUD @ Los Angeles Public Library


The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from the Border

FromALOUD @ Los Angeles Public Library

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Length:
73 minutes
Released:
Feb 21, 2018
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

For award-winning writer and former agent for the United States Border Patrol Francisco Cantú, the border is in his blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. His new book, The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from the Border, is haunted by the stories he experienced both while working for the Border Patrol—where he hauled in the dead and delivered to detention those he found alive—and also as a civilian after he abandoned the Patrol and helped an immigrant friend return to Mexico to visit his dying mother. Join us for an eye-opening look at the devastation the border wreaks on both sides as Cantú shares this deeply personal work with journalist Ruxandra Guidi, who frequently reports on immigration from the U.S.-Mexico border region.
Released:
Feb 21, 2018
Format:
Podcast Episode