This Is Port of Entry
What images pop into your brain when you think about the border? caravans of migrants… kids in cages maybe just the big steel fence itself? BEAT I think about those things, too. But I also think about a lot of people I love. I think of my family Dad/mom/grandparents super quick clip here? I think of my friends…. Quick clip with Rick here? I think of a hybrid culture that blurs the lines between us and gives birth to amazing creativity. Like the binational, bilingual hip hop band I’m in. Alan records clip with band here I think of belonging, and identity, and how the labels we put on each other - mexican, american, foreign, local - aren’t always so… neat. Ita Clip Here Hi. I’m Alan Lilenthal, host of Port of Entry. And the border is my home. BEAT People like me with work and family on both sides of the border, we have to keep on crossin’ -- pandemic or not. It’s just part of who we are and how we live. In Port of Entry, we tell stories about people like us. Gente fronteriza...y sus historias viviendo con la linea. CLIP: BLACK LIVES MATTERS NAT We’ve got stories about how the Black Lives Matter movement crossed the border. CLIP: DENIS Stories about dual citizens who vote on both sides of the border. CLIP: OLIVIA Stories about a mom who crosses to buy cheaper insulin to keep her diabetic son alive. CLIP: ERIN Stories about a guy who fell in and out of love with Tijuana, a city stuck in a constant battle with cartel violence. CLIP: TONY And a recurring series on music from both sides of the border. CLIP: JORGE Only Here is now Port of Entry. From KPBS and PRX, we’ll be bringing you cross-border stories... that connect us. If you were already a subscriber, the transition should be seamless for you. Just be sure to make a mental note of our new logo and name so you can find us when you need to. For the rest of you border dwellers who haven’t become loyal listeners yet….you can subscribe at port of entry pod dot org, on Apple podcasts or wherever you listen. And….if you have any border stories you’d like to share...we’d love to hear them. Call or text anytime: (619) 452-0228.