La Frontera Speaks Podcast
La Frontera Speaks is a new podcast by the Institute of Oral History that features the stories found in our collection of interviews as well as contemporary conversations with scholars and community members. Throughout our history, El Paso and Ciudad Juárez have welcomed people from all over the world. Recently, we have been at the center of debate and controversy as migration from Central America, particularly families, has grown. In this year's podcast we will explore the history of asylum seekers and refugees as well as the contemporary stories of people who have come to the US-Mexico border in search of a better life.
The crew of this exciting new podcast, slated to debut in September 2019, are Siera Tanabe (UTEP undergrad), Jonathan Hinojos (EPCC undergrad), and Solomon Contreras (EPCC undergrad). The project is directed by Dr. Yolanda Chávez Leyva and is sponsored by The Humanities Collaborative at EPCC-UTEP, a program funded by the Mellon Foundation.
Photo (left to right): Dr. Larisa Veloz, Assistant Professor of History at UTEP; Solomon Contreras; Siera Tanabe; Jonathan Hinojos.