Steve Inskeep http://publicradioeast.org en Border Patrol Maintains Silence After Shootings http://publicradioeast.org/post/border-patrol-maintains-silence-after-shootings Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Another federal court ruling this week cast more attention on the U.S. Border Patrol. An appeals court said the family of a Mexican teenager can sue the Border Patrol agent who shot and killed their son. The court set aside a claim that U.S. law should not apply since the agent was shooting from the American side of the border while the teen was on Mexican soil. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:16:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 45556 at http://publicradioeast.org GM To Pay Record Fine Over Safety Recall http://publicradioeast.org/post/gm-pay-record-fine-over-safety-recall The Department of Transportation on Friday announced that it's ordering General Motors to pay a $35 million civil penalty for the handling of its ignition switch problems. Fri, 16 May 2014 16:08:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 41544 at http://publicradioeast.org Born From The Border, Tijuana Grows In New Ways http://publicradioeast.org/post/born-border-tijuana-grows-new-ways Tijuana is itself a creation of the border. The borderline was drawn here in 1848, as the United States completed its conquest of the present-day American Southwest. The border, along with the growth of San Diego and Los Angeles, gave Tijuana a reason to be.<p>Border security is ever-present here. The city has grown so close to the rusted U.S. border fence that it practically leans on it. The fence even cuts across the middle of Friendship Park, a circular plot of land that was laid out on the actual borderline as a symbol of the two nations' warm relations. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:25:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 37505 at http://publicradioeast.org Born From The Border, Tijuana Grows In New Ways Crossing The Desert: Why Brenda Wanted Border Patrol To Find Her http://publicradioeast.org/post/crossing-desert-why-brenda-wanted-border-patrol-find-her It's hard enough to drive through the Arizona desert, where the sun is harsh and the distances immense. This is the story of people who walk it.<p>In particular, it's the story of Brenda, who asked us to use only her first name. She told us yet another of the unbelievable stories you hear in the Borderland.<p>We met her in Nogales, Sonora, on the northern border of Mexico opposite Arizona. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:58:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 37409 at http://publicradioeast.org Crossing The Desert: Why Brenda Wanted Border Patrol To Find Her From Pancho Villa To Panda Express: Life In A Border Town http://publicradioeast.org/post/pancho-villa-panda-express-life-border-town Columbus, N.M., is all about the border. It's an official border crossing. Its history centers on a cross-border raid. In more recent years, it was a transit point for illegal weapons heading south into Mexico.<p>It's also the destination for children heading north to a U.S. school.<p>All the different strands of Columbus came together when we spent the day with the new mayor of the village. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:39:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 37321 at http://publicradioeast.org From Pancho Villa To Panda Express: Life In A Border Town Principal Encourages Immigrant Students To Aim For Middle Class http://publicradioeast.org/post/principal-encourages-immigrant-students-aim-middle-class At a rural high school outside El Paso, Texas, the principal tries to inspire poor immigrants or kids of immigrants to go to college, though many have never seen one. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:06:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 37250 at http://publicradioeast.org Troncoso Family Finds Success On U.S. Side Of Border With Mexico http://publicradioeast.org/post/troncoso-family-finds-success-us-side-border-mexico Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>About midway through our road trip along the U.S./Mexico border, my colleagues and I rode up a mountain. Okay. Should we hop in?<p>UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Hop in.<p>INSKEEP: We boarded a tram car suspended by a cable.<p>KAINAZ AMARIA: Are we going that way?<p>INSKEEP: That's our photographer, Kainaz Amaria, and yes, we were going up the cable to a peak in El Paso, Texas. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:04:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 37151 at http://publicradioeast.org On The Mend, But Wounds Of Violence Still Scar Juarez http://publicradioeast.org/post/mend-wounds-violence-still-scar-juarez We had just finished our time in Juarez, Mexico, when we had dinner with some distant relations on the U.S. side of the border. "You," one of my relatives said, "are the first Juarez survivors we've seen in some time."<p>He said this even though he lives within sight of Juarez, in El Paso, just across the Rio Grande. Many people on the U.S. side long ago stopped visiting their Mexican sister city, and not without reason: Juarez was the world's most violent city as recently as 2010. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 37146 at http://publicradioeast.org On The Mend, But Wounds Of Violence Still Scar Juarez The Rarely Told Stories Of Sexual Assault Against Female Migrants http://publicradioeast.org/post/rarely-told-stories-sexual-assault-against-female-migrants Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>A dust-covered car has been in our parking lot at NPR West this week. It was the vehicle that took Steve Inskeep and several colleagues along the entire border between the U.S. and Mexico. We've been hearing what they found in recent days, stories of people and goods and culture that cross the border. Steve's in our studio now with a rather difficult story to tell. Steve, what is that?<p>STEVE INSKEEP, BYLINE: Well, Arun, it involves people who migrate illegally across the border into the United States, which, of course, has been happening for decades. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:15:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 37126 at http://publicradioeast.org Congressmen Are Bullish On The Borderlands http://publicradioeast.org/post/congressmen-are-bullish-borderlands The U.S.-Mexico border isn't just about immigration. Local politicians in El Paso, Texas, say their city is misunderstood. Being located across the river from Mexico is part of their potential. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 11:41:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 37104 at http://publicradioeast.org Always Watching: A Fragile Trust Lines The U.S.-Mexico Border http://publicradioeast.org/post/always-watching-us-mexico-border-site-complexity We drove 2,428 miles on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, and it's safe to say that for much of the road trip, we were being watched.<p>Border Patrol agents, customs officers, cameras, sensors, radar and aircraft track movement in the Borderland. None of that has stopped the struggle to control the border, or the debate over how best to do it.<p>The Border Patrol — part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection — allowed us a look inside the communications center at its headquarters in Laredo, Texas. The room had no windows, just a giant wall of screens. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:22:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 37078 at http://publicradioeast.org Always Watching: A Fragile Trust Lines The U.S.-Mexico Border For Illegal Immigrants, Journey To U.S. Soil Cut Short http://publicradioeast.org/post/illegal-immigrants-journey-us-soil-cut-short In the latest story from our Borderland series, we explore a section of the border fence near a wildlife refuge in Hidalgo, Texas, While there, the U.S. Border Patrol picks up 18 migrants. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:43:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 36958 at http://publicradioeast.org A U.S. Border Shelter That Attracts Asylum Seekers Far And Wide http://publicradioeast.org/post/us-border-shelter-attracts-asylum-seekers-far-and-wide You have no idea what some people will do to reach the United States until you hear their stories.<p>I've understood this truth ever since I went to Afghanistan in 2001. A man told me how he left his country without any travel documents and somehow crossed Iran by bus and foot, only to be caught in Turkey and sent back. He didn't give up, and a few years later came to visit me in Washington.<p>What I didn't clearly understand was how people in troubled nations finally make it here. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:08:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 36895 at http://publicradioeast.org A U.S. Border Shelter That Attracts Asylum Seekers Far And Wide Borderland: A Journey Along The Changing Frontier http://publicradioeast.org/post/borderland-where-neighbor-nations-emerging-futures-meet My colleagues and I drove 2,428 miles and remained in the same place.<p>We gathered a team, rented a car, checked the batteries in our recorders and cameras. We moved from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. We crossed deserts, plains and mountains. But all the while, we were living in Borderland — zigzagging across the frontier between Mexico and the United States.<p>We were seeking stories of people, goods and culture that cross the border. Heavily fortified though it is, the border remains the place where two nations meet, trade, clash and influence one another. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:46:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 36782 at http://publicradioeast.org Borderland: A Journey Along The Changing Frontier Remembering The Alamo With A Texas Historian http://publicradioeast.org/post/remembering-alamo-texas-historian At The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, historian Frank de la Teja explains how the dividing line between the United States and Mexico came to be drawn where it is. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:42:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 36784 at http://publicradioeast.org Conflict In South Sudan Grows Worse http://publicradioeast.org/post/conflict-southern-sudan-grows-worse Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Let's get an update now on the violence in South Sudan. Forces opposed to that nation's president have taken control of a major town, and killed at least three United Nations peacekeepers. Hundreds of other people are dead. The United States has flown in troops to protect its embassy, and a conflict is leaving the newest nation in the world close to civil war.<p>NPR's East Africa correspondent Gregory Warner is following the story from Nairobi, Kenya. And, Gregory, what is the conflict? Fri, 20 Dec 2013 10:28:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 30291 at http://publicradioeast.org U.S. Diplomat Tours Central African Republic http://publicradioeast.org/post/us-diplomat-powers-tours-central-african-republic Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>The American ambassador to the United Nations is visiting Central African Republic today. Before becoming a diplomat, Samantha Power was a journalist who wrote about stopping genocide. And now she is visiting a country where there's fear of one. Fighting between Muslims and Christians has killed nearly 1,000 people. NPR's Michele Kelemen is traveling with Ambassador Power. She's on the line. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:07:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 30208 at http://publicradioeast.org South Africans Cheer Mandela, Jeer President Jacob Zuma http://publicradioeast.org/post/amid-cheers-mandela-note-discord-president-zuma South African President Jacob Zuma likes to see himself as following in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela: They made their names in the anti-apartheid movement, they were imprisoned together on Robben Island and they both were elected president.<p>But that's where the comparison ends.<p>Zuma, who has been embroiled in multiple corruption and sex scandals, thought he might catch a break and bask in Mandela's reflected glory as the world pays tribute to the iconic figure following his death last week.<p>But from the moment that Zuma stepped into the stadium, he was booed repeatedly on Tuesday at a Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:07:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep & Greg Myre 29565 at http://publicradioeast.org South Africans Cheer Mandela, Jeer President Jacob Zuma Venezuelan Hip-Hop Takes On Police Corruption http://publicradioeast.org/post/venezuelan-hip-hop-takes-police-corruption <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1A0DXACAfI</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:07:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 29564 at http://publicradioeast.org Venezuelan Hip-Hop Takes On Police Corruption Africans Saddened By News Of Mandela's Death http://publicradioeast.org/post/africans-sadden-news-mandelas-death Tributes to Nelson Mandela have been pouring in from all over the world. South Africans are mourning the loss of the symbolic anti-apartheid leader. His leadership and legacy affected the entire African continent. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:16:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 29213 at http://publicradioeast.org