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“Only Here” is a KPBS podcast about the place where San Diego and Tijuana meet. Host Alan Lilienthal and producer Kinsee Morlan tell stories that could only come from a border town.

“Only Here” is a KPBS podcast about the place where San Diego and Tijuana meet. Host Alan Lilienthal and producer Kinsee Morlan tell stories that could only come from a border town.
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“Only Here” is a KPBS podcast about the place where San Diego and Tijuana meet. Host Alan Lilienthal and producer Kinsee Morlan tell stories that could only come from a border town.

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English


Episodes

Getting An Education On The Other Side

4/17/2019
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According to the federal government, about 90,000 people cross legally through the San Ysidro Port of Entry every single day. Among those daily crossers are the hundreds of students who live in Tijuana, but get their education in San Diego. The international trek to school is long and annoying. But it can also be traumatic. Today, a story about students who cross the international border for their education, and a teacher who’s trying to better understand them. Only here can you find...

Duration:00:23:35

Political Piñatas

4/3/2019
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When artist Diana Benavídez makes piñatas, they aren't meant to be broken. They get put on pedestals. They become sculptures meant to provoke conversations. Giant tampons. An over-sized can of pepper spray. A drone. Benavídez’s aren’t your average piñatas. Today, a story about an object typically known for its destruction, not creation. Only Here can you find a San Diego artist packing pinatas with political messages instead of candy.

Duration:00:23:18

Celebrating Death To Keep Culture Alive

3/20/2019
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When you don’t live in your family’s homeland, it can be a constant battle to stay connected to your past and traditions. The American way of life has a way of melting everything into one giant pot full of so many ingredients that the flavors are hardly discernible. But in Sherman Heights, the community isn’t jumping into that big pot. Instead, they’re keeping the Mexican flavor alive. In this episode, a story about celebrating death as a way of bringing culture back to life. We stop by the...

Duration:00:26:31

Migration Music

3/20/2019
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Leaving one country for another isn't easy. The transition can be challenging and emotional. And especially for the kids who cross, legally or not, those emotions can be intense. In this episode, we dissect a new classical music composition commissioned by the San Diego Symphony that explores what immigration feels like for kids. We also drop by the place where the border fence runs into the Pacific Ocean. The symphony has organized performances on both sides of the border here. It's a place...

Duration:00:21:04

Undocumented And Gay

3/20/2019
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For years, Beto Soto had two secrets. And these weren’t small secrets. These were really big secrets. The kind that define who you are. Soto is openly gay now, but he didn’t come out of the closet until a few years ago. He's also been living without citizenship papers in the United States since his family brought him here when he was 6. He kept his undocumented status quiet until recently, too. In this episode, we talk to Soto about being gay and undocumented, and the photographic series he...

Duration:00:18:30

Introducing 'Only Here'

3/7/2019
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Many things created at the border come from the separation and collision of two cultures. Only Here is a podcast about that stuff — the art, food, traditions and culture that exists because of the border. For many, the border is just a hazy political concept. But for the those of us who live here, the border is a very real place with a distinct culture of its own. This podcast introduces listeners to the human stories and struggles happening at the border, and the beauty and creativity that...

Duration:00:02:39