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Only Here

“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.

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Latin Music Goes Boom

Today we're tracing the story of how Latin music became as popular as American pop music, all through the eyes of Isabela Raygoza. Isabela is a music journalist from Tijuana and San Diego whose career very closely paralleled the boom ... Read more →

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Conversation: A Chef Returns To His Border Roots

Ruffo Ibarra Arellano is a pedigreed chef.

With his resume, he could be working at some of the fanciest Michelin-star restaurants in the world.

But he chose to be here, running a restaurant in Tijuana instead.

Because Ruffo ... Read more →

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Conversation: Undocumented On Center Stage

Dulce Garcia is undocumented, but her status has mostly fueled her ambition, not stifled it.

Dulce’s an immigration lawyer. And she’s recently become one of the most high profile immigrant advocates working on the border today.

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Coronavirus And The Border

We know what’s on your mind right now: the coronavirus.

And we know you, our cross-border audience, you’ve probably got one big question completely dominating your brainwaves: will our border close? Or, when our border closes, what exactly will ... Read more →

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Conversation: TJ Gastro Park Eyeing SD

Telefónica Gastro Park has grown into one of the most popular destinations for both locals and tourists in Tijuana.

We continue our conversation-style episodes with Antonio Gamboa, the founder of the foodie hot spot, which has always attracted a ... Read more →

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Border Art: Deportation Stories

In a new episode of KPBS' border podcast "Only Here," we continue our series on border art with a mural that's broadcasting the voices of deportees and those commonly known as DREAMers, children brought to the U.S. illegally as children. ... Read more →

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Conversation: Talking Tacos

We’ve got something new for listeners. In addition to our long-form, deep dive episodes, we’re going to try something new by sprinkling in more low-key, casual conversations with interesting people who live cross-border lives. You'll know it's happening when you ... Read more →

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The Unpredictable Border Line Beast

The line of cars and people waiting to cross the San Ysidro Port of Entry is so big — so long — it’s got its own gravitational pull. It’s created this whole world of its own, an ecosystem that swirls ... Read more →

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A Quick Update And Some News

We wanted to take a minute or two to tell y’all about some exciting developments for the Only Here podcast team. We were recently selected to be part of a prestigious podcast accelerator program that’s pushing us to experiment, take ... Read more →

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Border Art: Opera Breaking Barriers

Anishka Lee-Skorepa wants to break cultural barriers surrounding both the border and opera music. The San Diego opera singer is part of Artistas Fronterizas, a group that works to paint a clearer picture of border life through performances in places ... Read more →