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Only Here Podcast: Craft Beer Born From The Border

Nov. 6
By Kinsee Morlan

On a new episode of "Only Here," a KPBS podcast about life at the border, a story about border-hopping beer. Only here will you find a craft beer scene shaped by both sides of the wall.

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Only Here Podcast: Lowriders Built By The Border

Oct. 2
By Kinsee Morlan

In this episode of "Only Here," a KPBS podcast about art, culture and life at the Western Hemisphere’s busiest border crossing, a story about lowriders as life rafts.

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Only Here Podcast: The Cross-Border Film Scene Is Coming Into Focus

Sept. 18
By Kinsee Morlan

Only here will you find filmmakers in San Diego and Tijuana using the border as a valuable resource instead of a lurid prop.

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Only Here Podcast: Border Church Helps Protect A Place Where People Separated By Immigration Status Can Meet

Sept. 4
By Kinsee Morlan

Churches meet in some unconventional places these days, from strip malls to breweries to former nightclubs. But what about a church where the U.S.-Mexico border fence runs into the Pacific Ocean? The outdoor service has members on both sides of the international border wall. They gather at the fence for religious celebration, but also because it's one of the few places friends and families separated by immigration status can meet.

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Only Here Podcast: Rescuing Dogs From The Streets Of Mexico And Finding Them Homes in San Diego

Aug. 21
By Kinsee Morlan

We spend a day with a dog rescuer in Rosarito. Only here will you find a community of animal lovers who’ve dedicated their lives to saving dogs in Rosarito and Tijuana by finding them homes in San Diego. This is the first in a two-part series.

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Only Here Podcast: Building A Cross-Border District

July 24
By Kinsee Morlan

Only here can you find entrepreneurs in San Diego and Tijuana working to build a bigger and better-designed cross-border district.

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Only Here Podcast: A San Diego Artist Puts Spanglish On A Pedestal

July 10
By Kinsee Morlan

In border towns, Spanglish is everywhere. Blending Spanish with English helps people from the U.S. and Mexico communicate. It’s a natural and necessary byproduct of the border. In a new episode of "Only Here," we talk to a San Diego musician and composer who’s fallen in love with the sound of Spanglish.

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Only Here Podcast: The Cleaning Lady Wants You To Know Her Name

June 26
By Kinsee Morlan

Only here can you find a San Diego artist who dresses up as a “cleaning lady” to force a conversation about immigrant women.

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Only Here Podcast: San Diego Photographer Focuses Lens On Punk In Tijuana

June 12
By Kinsee Morlan

Only here can you find a San Diego photographer whose inspiration lies in the dark, crowded punk venues of Tijuana.

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Only Here Podcast: The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Is Helping Rebrand Tijuana

May 15
By Kinsee Morlan

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has become an unofficial ambassador for Tijuana.

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Only Here Podcast: Gringo Xolos Root Hard For Tijuana's Soccer Team And The City Itself

May 1
By Kinsee Morlan

These San Diego fans are rooting hard for the Tijuana soccer team, but they’re also rooting hard for the city of Tijuana itself.

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Only Here Podcast: Crossing The Border For An Education

April 24
By Kinsee Morlan

About 90,000 people cross legally through the San Ysidro Port of Entry every single day, according to the federal government. Among those daily crossers are hundreds of students who live in Tijuana, but go to school in San Diego.

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Only Here Podcast: San Diego Artist Explores Piñatas As Political Art

April 8
By Kinsee Morlan

San Diego artist Diana Benavídez makes piñatas in the shape of things like drones and over-sized bottles of pepper spray, packing her piñata sculptures with political messages instead of candy.