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Getting An Education On The Other Side
Only Here / April 17, 2019
According to the federal government, about 90,000 people cross legally through the San Ysidro Port of Entry every single day.
Among those daily crossers are the hundreds of students who live in Tijuana, but get their education in San Diego.
The international trek to school is long and annoying. But it can also be traumatic.
Today, a story about students who cross the international border for their education, and a teacher who’s trying to better understand them.
Only here can you find students navigating one of the busiest border crossing in the world just to get to school.
“Only Here” is about the unexplored subcultures, creativity and struggles at the U.S.-Mexico border. The KPBS podcast tells personal stories from people whose lives are shaped by the tension reverberating around the wall. This is a show for border babies, urban explorers or those who wonder what happens when two cultures are both separated and intertwined.