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Kinsee Morlan

Podcast Producer & Project Coordinator

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Kinsee Morlan is an award-winning journalist who's covered arts and culture in San Diego and Tijuana since 2005. She produces KPBS' "Port of Entry" podcast and manages the rest of the station's podcasts.

Recent Stories by Kinsee Morlan

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Port Of Entry Podcast: How One Border Family Is Using Their COVID-19 Tragedy To Reach Others

April 14
By Kinsee Morlan

In a new episode of “Port of Entry,” a podcast from KPBS and PRX, the Covarrubiases share their family’s battle with COVID-19 in hopes that their story might help other families like theirs rebuild trust in their families AND in the public health system that’s trying to reach them.

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Port Of Entry Podcast: Why This Woman Left Behind Her Life In The US To Take Care Of Orphaned Kids In Mexico

March 31
By Kinsee Morlan

In a new bonus episode on KPBS’ border podcast, “Port of Entry,” host Alan Lilienthal helps trace the path of a women who left behind her life as a real estate broker in Las Vegas so she could help take care of orphaned kids in Tijuana, Mexico.

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Port Of Entry Podcast: This Transborder Couple Has Stayed Connected Despite The Pandemic Pinch At The Border

March 17
By Kinsee Morlan

In our recurring “Border Voices” series on KPBS' podcast "Port of Entry," we feature shorter stories spotlighting people who identify as transborder, fronterizx or who simply have something to say about how the U.S.-Mexico border has changed their lives. In this episode, Daner and Figueroa talk about how their shared love of learning languages brought them together, and how they’re not letting a partially closed border keep them apart.

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Port Of Entry Podcast: How One Woman Turned Her Pain Into Purpose

Feb. 17
By Kinsee Morlan

KPBS' border podcast "Port of Entry" wraps up a series on cross-border love stories with a woman who totally changed her life; dropping what she was doing so she could help take care of some of the border region’s most vulnerable kids instead. It’s a story about kids in need of love, and one woman’s work to turn her own pain into purpose.

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Port Of Entry Podcast: Families Separated By Deportation Stay Together Despite The Border Wall Between Them

Feb. 3
By Kinsee Morlan

KPBS border podcast “Port of Entry” continues its series on cross-border love stories with two families separated by deportation, and how their love keeps them connected despite the border wall between them.

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Port Of Entry Podcast: Tijuana Booster Grapples With His Relationship With The City

Jan. 20
By Kinsee Morlan

Today on “Port of Entry,” we continue our series of cross-border love stories with a former Tijuana booster who grapples with his relationship with the city as it continues to suffer from record-breaking violence and other problems he can no longer ignore.

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Port Of Entry Podcast: How Apps Like Tinder Are Breaking Down the US-Mexico Border Wall With Love

Jan. 6
By Kinsee Morlan

In a new episode of KPBS’ border podcast “Port of Entry,” we tell the stories of two binational couples who met through smart-phone apps.

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Port of Entry Podcast: ‘Blaxican’ Filmmaker Focuses On Cross-Cultural Stories Like Her Own

Dec. 22, 2020
By Kinsee Morlan

In a new episode of KPBS' border podcast "Port of Entry," filmmaker Ebony Bailey talks about her documentary about Black migrants in Tijuana and her other work focusing on the mixing of cultures and the beauty that comes from it.

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Rad Scientist Podcast: Exploring The 'Leaky Pipeline' Of Academia

Dec. 22, 2020
By Kinsee Morlan

Academia has a problem. Underrepresented minorities fall off at every step along the path to becoming a STEM professor. In a new episode of KPBS Explore podcast "Rad Scientist," producer and host Margot Wohl dives into what's known about this issue, from undergraduate through postdoctoral fellowships. Experts talk about their research into what promotes persistence in students, and on the flipside, what promotes retention of students so that the environment of STEM education is more equitable for all.

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Port of Entry Podcast: A Border Activist Makes Connections Between The Black Lives Matter Movement And Migrant Rights

Dec. 9, 2020
By Kinsee Morlan

In a new episode of KPBS’ border podcast “Port of Entry, migrant rights activist Paulina Olvera Cáñez talks about her life on both sides of the border and how and why she’s helping bring the Black Lives Matter movement to Tijuana.

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