Radio Ambulante is a radio program that tells Latin American stories from anywhere Spanish is spoken, including the United States. While there is much diversity and complexity among Latin Americans and Latinos in the U.S., both are part of a shared experience. With high-quality journalistic features, Radio Ambulante’s stories connect these communities in a colorful celebration of both their differences and similarities.
In this one-hour special, Radio Ambulante presents the best English-language stories from its first season with reporting from the U.S./Mexico Border, Honduras, Chile, California, and Washington, D.C.
- In Tamaulipas, Mexico, Lizzy Cantúdescribes how the drug war has changed the way people in her hometown speak.
- At the world’s busiest border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego, Ruxandra Guidi talks shop with an ICE border guard on the US side.
- In Washington, D.C., Annie Murphy meets a Honduran man whose family inheritance just might be to live in exile.
- In Los Angeles, Nancy López uncovers the humorous roots of the controversial term “self-deportation.”
- Finally, in Santiago, Chile, Daniel Alarcónmeets a poet whose work is imprinted on the city’s rapidly changing skyline, a piece produced with Roman Mars of 99% Invisible.
This special will air on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10 AM and 8 PM.