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Port Of Entry Podcast: Why This Woman Left Behind Her Life In The US To Take Care Of Orphaned Kids In Mexico

Danya Gresham (right) takes a selfie with some of the kids she helps take car...

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Above: Danya Gresham (right) takes a selfie with some of the kids she helps take care of in this undated photo.

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In these “Border Voices” bonus episodes, we feature shorter stories spotlighting people who identify as transborder, fronterizx or simply have something to say about how the U.S.-Mexico border has changed ... Read more →

Aired: March 31, 2021 | Transcript

Years ago, Danya Gresham left behind her life as a real estate broker in Las Vegas and started a new life at the border.

She now helps run a group home for kids in Tijuana, Mexico.

How and why did Gresham end up at the border taking care of these children in need?

In a new bonus episode on KPBS’ border podcast, “Port of Entry,” host Alan Lilienthal helps trace her path.


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These are cross-border stories that connect us. Border people often inhabit this in-between place. From KPBS and PRX, “Port of Entry” tells personal stories from this place — stories of love, hope, struggle and survival from border crossers, fronterizxs and other people whose lives are shaped by the wall. Hosted by Alan Lilienthal, produced by Kinsee Morlan and sound design by Emily Jankowski.

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Kinsee Morlan
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