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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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Shooting in Tijuana

This episode first aired in September 2019.

Los Angeles is a giant when it comes to making movies.

Here in San Diego and Tijuana, we’re stuck under the huge shadow of L.A. It’s hard to compete with Hollywood. But ... Read more →

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Getting An Education On The Other Side

This episode first aired in April 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 ... Read more →

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Check Out Rad Scientist

We want to tell you about an exciting new season of KPBS Explore podcast, "Rad Scientist."

Recent events involving the killing of unarmed Black people have brought discussions about racism to the forefront, including at scientific institutions. This season ... Read more →

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The Cleaning Lady

Meet a San Diego artist who dresses up as a “cleaning lady” to force a conversation about immigrant women.

This episode first aired in June 2019.

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Lowriders Built By The Border

- This episode first aired in October of 2019. -

Lowriders are big in Japan.

These days, the customized, slow and low to the ground cars and bikes can be found almost anywhere. Lowriding is a culture created by ... Read more →

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Slowing The Flow

In this episode: A story about trash and dirt flowing from one side of the U.S.-Mexico border to the other, and two guys’ plan to stop it.

This episode first aired in December of 2019.

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Undocumented And Gay

For years, Beto Soto had two secrets.

And these weren’t small secrets. These were really big secrets. The kind that define who you are.

Soto is openly gay now, but he didn’t come out of the closet until a few ... Read more →

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Pandemic As Pretext

The perception that the U.S.-Mexico border’s been effectively sealed shut because of the pandemic is wrong.

Lots of people are still crossing.

Actually, the biggest, most dramatic change in who can’t cross right now; you’re not going to find ... Read more →

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Moved By Music: Panca

Everyone has songs they treasure — songs that evoke vivid memories and color different periods of our lives.

Sometimes, music ends up shaping who we become.

For Paola Villaseñor, better known as the influential border artist Panca, music from ... Read more →

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From One Side To The Other

We caught up with Jenn Budd at Las Americas mall a few months before the pandemic hit.

Jenn has become well known in the border activism world. Her criticisms of U.S. immigration policies and Customs and Border Protection are ... Read more →