1. A Tale of Two Dairy Farms


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    The price of milk these days is not a matter of pride for this country’s dairy farmers. Not that this is good news for consumers either, as most of the price associated with milk comes from transportation and labor costs. To help control labor costs, dairy farmers over the past two decades had come to rely on immigrant labor. Many immigrants had first hand knowledge of working with animals and were not afraid to work the long, grueling hours needed on a dairy farm. And many dairy farmers are calling for an expanded guest worker program. But the immigration controversy complicates matters for farmers. From the Feet in Two Worlds Project, reporter Valeria Fernandez and producer Rene Gutel bring us the story of two dairy farms in Arizona, where immigration is an extremely hot topic.

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    • No Rules: The Life & Music of Esteban 'Steve' Jordan


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      For decades serious musicians have known that Esteban "Steve" Jordan is the world's best at taming the diatonic button accordion. But he has traditionally been a musical artist as elusive and reclusive as he is talented. Jordan spent a lifetime shunning the media. But after a near fatal bout of liver cancer, he is finally lifting the veil somewhat on his life and telling his story. Latino USA's Alex Avila traveled to San Antonio to visit with this mysterious musical genius and produced this hour-long radio documentary titled, "No Rules: The Life & Music of Esteban 'Steve' Jordan." (Total Running Time: 59 mins.)

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      • Houston's 'Más Club' Concept


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        Over the past few years, Walmart, which also operates hundreds of Sam's Club stores, has seen it's share of domestic revenues losing ground to foreign revenues. One growing market throughout the Southwest, however, has been Latino consumers. In an effort to cater to this growing market, Walmart created an experimental new store in Houston, Texas called "Más Club." It opened August 6th, and Alex Avila, of NPR's Latino USA, traveled to Houston to visit this new club. (Produced for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.) PHOTOS by Cecilia Martinez-Avila.

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        • Cincinnati's Community Gardens


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          The traditional fall harvest is always a boon to local farmers markets. But at Cincinnati’s Findlay Market, the season has something of a twist. In an effort to meet the growing demand for locally grown produce, the Findlay Market received a USDA grant to help create the Cultivating Healthy Entrepreneurs and Farmers (CHEF) program. The program helps turn urban lots and empty city spaces into community gardens. And this season was the first fall where these farmers sold their goods at the farmers market. Earlier this summer, local producer Daniel Denvir caught up with some of these urban farmers and sent this report.

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          • BmX.


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            By Tesfaye Negussie, Tristan Ahtone and Jed Kim. Narrated by Tesfaye Negussie. Excerpt from 28 minute long video. This excerpt focuses on Jorge Jovel, extreme sport athlete and son of a Honduran immigrant.

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            • Guatemala's Lake Atitlán: An Ecological Race


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              For at least three millennia native communities have thrived around Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán. Long considered one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes in the world, this 50 square mile inland lake was designated a national park in the middle of the 20th century to encourage tourism. But in 2009, the Global Nature Fund designated Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán as its “Threatened Lake of the Year.” Producer Maria Emilia Martin reports on grass-roots efforts to save Lake Atitlán.

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              • The Faces of the Purepecha


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                The Purépecha people of Michoacán, Mexico

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                • Laredo Post-Violence


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                  There are several major U.S. Border cities – San Diego, El Paso, Detroit – just to name a few. For anyone who grew up in a U.S. border town, crossing the border was a regular event. People would cross for shopping, recreation, even work or school. When border crossing became more difficult after the 9-11 terror attacks, commerce in border towns was affected. Although the U.S.-Mexico war of 1848 split Laredo, Texas in two when the Rio Grande became the international border, relations between “los dos Laredos” have always been good. The family and business ties were so strong that for decades, Laredo has been the nation’s largest land port for commerce. But a few years ago, rampant border violence on the Mexican side seriously changed the community. The violence, fueled by dueling drug gangs, has since moved to other border regions. As reporter Ruxandra Guidi reports, Laredo is now adjusting to the post-violence phase of its relationship with its Mexican counterpart.

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                  • University Lecture series: Maria Hinojosa


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                    We sat down with Maria Hinojosa, host and managing editor of NPR’s "Latino USA," senior correspondent for "NOW on PBS" and host of "Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One" during her Sept. 27, 2011, visit to Syracuse University. Host: Bianca Graulau. Producers: Jessica Cunnington and Julia Palmer. Special Thanks to Nena Garga and Marie Jankinson. More on Maria Hinojosa's lecture at http://www.thenewshouse.com/story/brought-light

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                    • Sam's Audio Postcard


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                      Sam recently traveled to New York to participate in a conference about the DREAM ACT. The event was hosted by The College Board. Because of his undocumented status, Sam could not get on an airplane and had to be driven. Here's his audio postcard of that trip.

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