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From La Burbuja: Broke at the Border

Posted December 23, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]

“The last day when we got to TJ, Tijuana, my dad didn’t have very much money, ” Celia describes her journey to the states.

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An Afternoon of Stories from KCRW’s Independent Producer Project

Posted December 20, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Some of our favorite stories of 2013, produced for KCRW by independent radio artists.

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From La Burbuja: Devi Ramirez

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A seven-year-old girl crosses the border and is left alone when “la migra” comes.

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From La Burbuja: Gladis Fajardo

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To provide for her family, a mother makes a sacrifice and leaves her son behind.

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From La Burbuja: Victoria Dominguez

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Victoria Dominguez was brought to the U.S. as a child. Would she fit in with her peers?

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Immigration Fraud: One Survivor’s Story

Posted November 20, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
Maria Guitterez, originally from Oaxaca, Mexico and living in the United States illegally, was swindled out of $80,000 over ten years in an extended incident of immigration fraud. (Photo: Saul Gonzalez)

When Maria Guiterrez heard she could legalize her immigration status, she jumped on it. She spent $80,000 over ten years, but all the money and effort was just a scam.

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A day in the life at ‘Las Casitas’: Newbury Park’s immigrant community

Posted November 20, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]
Avenida del Platino in Las Casitas, Newbury Park, CA.

Las Casitas looks like one huge cookie cutter house. But when you look closer, you make out four doors and see that it’s actually divided into four apartments. It looks that way, because it’s meant to look like the rest of Newbury Park – suburban.

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For Chivas USA fans, no place feels like home

Posted November 8, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]
Members of the Black Army 1850, a Chivas USA supporter
group, cheer on their team in the final minutes of the game. (Photo: Avishay Artsy)

While the LA Galaxy are going for their third MLS Championship in a row, LA’s other soccer team, Chivas USA, is on its third coach in less than a year, and there’s been high turnover among players and staff.

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Immigration Reform: Where have we been, and what’s next? From KCRW’s Sonic Trace and Which Way, LA?

Posted October 23, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
The Dream9 successfully crossed into the U.S. — legally — and now await their asylum case hearings. (Photo courtesy of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance.)

Sonic Trace, KCRW’s storytelling project helmed by independent producer Anayansi Diaz-Cortes, recently teamed up with Which Way, LA? to report a series of on-air and online stories on the ‘Dream 9.’

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Moving Sonic Trace’s ‘Burbuja’ around Los Angeles is a labor of love

Posted September 4, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]

In the past year and a half, La Burbuja, the portable recording studio for KCRW’s Sonic Trace project, has been all over Los Angeles: Koreatown, South LA, Santa Monica and Long Beach. Sonic Trace Community Producer Brian de los Santos has taken over the task of getting this massive pod from place to place. La Burbuja will be at CARECEN in MacArthur Park until the …