Adrian VillalobosMedia Production Specialist
Adrian Villalobos is a media production specialist for KPBS. He provides technical direction for local radio broadcasts like "Morning Edition" and "KPBS Midday Edition." He also assists with producing local content, promos, and podcasts through audio editing, recording and mixing.
With an education and background in audio engineering, Adrian has worked in a variety of positions within the sound spectrum such as an audio technician for the San Diego Padres, board operator for Local Media San Diego, and live audio engineer for the City of San Diego.
Adrian received his associate's degree from Southwestern College in recording arts and technology in Chula Vista where he was also involved in the Audio Engineering Society. He transferred to the University of California San Diego where he received his bachelor’s in interdisciplinary computing and the arts - music technology. In his free time, Adrian enjoys traveling, producing music and exploring his hometown of San Diego.
In this episode we profile a bilingual theater experience called The Frontera Project. It is a company of Mexican and US artists that use theater, music, movement and play to actively engage the audience in conversation about life along the US/Mexico Border. Their mission is to encourage audiences to recognize each other across differences and to spark a dialogue about what divides us and what we share. Port of Entry is back, this time with a series of stories on how the border can change minds.
Thousands of people cross the U.S.-Mexico border every year to take a psychedelic known as ibogaine. But this isn’t for pleasure, this drug spins most people into a terrifying psychotic trip…but it’s a trip that may help some kick opiate addiction. We follow one man with an addiction issue as he takes this trip, and meet others that are trying to overcome their own drug habits.Port of Entry is back, this time with a series of stories on how the border can change minds.
Cannabis advocates in Tijuana work with the legalized scene in California and get themselves ready for a future where adult-use cannabis is finally legal in Mexico. Not only are they working to get the laws changed in Mexico, they also have to find ways to change the perception of cannabis at the border, which has long been associated with Mexican drug cartels.Port of Entry is back, this time with a series of stories on how the border can change minds.
Cannabis on the border is nothing new – for decades, weed moved north from Mexico into the U.S., an illegal trade that fueled drug cartels and drug violence. But with the legalization of recreational and medicinal cannabis in California and other U.S. states, all of that has changed. In Episode 1 of a new series from Port of Entry, we profile a Tijuana politician and activist who is pushing for the legalization of cannabis in Baja California.Port of Entry is back, this time with a series of stories on how the border can change minds.