Community Interactive: Stories from the Border

Stories from the Border

A live, interactive event featuring a panel of respected and accomplished journalists from Mexico and the U.S. Presented by Arizona Public Media and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.


Event Details

WHEN: Sep. 29, 2016 6:30-8 p.m. WHERE: Fox Tucson Theatre TICKETS: Free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Reserve your tickets through Eventbrite. For more information, call the AZPM Front Desk at 520-621-5828.
Maria Hinojosa

About the Moderator

For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America's untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multi-platform, community-based journalism that gives critical voice to the voiceless by harnessing the power of independent media to tell stories that are overlooked or under reported by traditional media.

As the anchor and executive producer of the long-running weekly NPR show Latino USA, and as anchor of the Emmy Award-winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/ La Plaza, Hinojosa has informed millions of Americans about the fastest growing group in our country.

The Panelists


Javier Garza

Knight International Journalism Fellow, Mexico Bio

Nancy Montoya

Columbia Dupont Silver Baton Winning Journalist at Arizona Public Media Bio

Curt Prendergast

General Assignment Reporter at the Arizona Daily Star Bio

Fernanda Santos

Phoenix Bureau Chief for The New York Times Bio

Major Topics

Featured Story

Divided by Law

AZPM’s Fernanda Echavarri and Perla Trevizo of the Arizona Daily Star present a special report on how immigration law and policy affects U.S. families. Echavarri and Trevizo spent four months with the de la Rosa family of Tucson, learning how each of the four U.S. citizen siblings has coped with separation from their mother Gloria. She was banned from the country for 10 years in 2009 when she applied for a green card after having lived in the U.S. illegally for years. The de la Rosas are among millions of U.S. citizen children affected by federal immigration law.


Divided by Law Winner of a national Edward R. Murrow award for best small market radio news documentary

For Border Apprehensions, 'Who' Overshadows 'How Many'

DHS says poverty, violence are factors in rising apprehensions of Central Americans.

Arizona Receives $1 Million for Continuing Border Cleanup

Extension of funds used to clear 29 tons of waste from the Nogales Wash.

Phoenix Serial Street Shooter Probe Reveals Unintended Consequence Of SB1070

A study shows some young people hesitant to call law enforcement due to measure.

Poll: Arizona Voters Oppose Deportation, Border Wall

Both topics have been pushed to the forefront by Trump's presidential campaign.

Flying to Mexico? Direct Flights from Tucson to Hermosillo to Resume

The daily route to the Sonoran capital being cheered by the business community.

Nogales Through the Eyes of Young Lovers Now Grown

10% increase in two years result of every state in US importing, exporting through state.

Marketing of Two Nogaleses Meant to Breach Economic Wall

The mayors of both communities say they must attract new business for the region to thrive.

On Arizona-Mexico Border, 'It's a Community ... Not Separate'

College students immerse themselves in border life, finding common ground.
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