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Crossing The Divide

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Crossing the Divide is a cross-country reporting road trip from WGBH and The GroundTruth Project. At a time of deep divisions in America, five early-career journalists traveled together from east to west during the fall of 2017, to explore and report on the issues that divide us and stories that unite us.

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Crossing the Divide is a cross-country reporting road trip from WGBH and The GroundTruth Project. At a time of deep divisions in America, five early-career journalists traveled together from east to west during the fall of 2017, to explore and report on the issues that divide us and stories that unite us.

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@XTheDivide

Language:

English


Episodes

The New American Songbook: Nuevo Mariachi

11/16/2017
For Omar Naré, mariachi is in his blood. His grandfather, a Mexican farm laborer, brought the music with him to California’s Central Valley, where he settled his family. Omar grew up hearing mariachi at family get-togethers and had a childhood career as a mariachi singer. After a hiatus and period of disillusionment with the music of his childhood, Omar returned to mariachi. He realized, to make mariachi that felt honest to his experience, he had to break the rules. But if you break the...

Duration:00:23:11

E59: All Good Things Must Come to an End

11/14/2017
As the van drives over the Golden Gate Bridge, Rachel says goodbye in her last Crossing the Divide podcast. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear and "Home, Home at Last" by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration:00:02:56

E58: Sounds Across America

11/12/2017
Rachel shared several of her favorite soundscapes from the road trip across America. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear.

Duration:00:06:53

E57: Meet Sumaya, a Somali American Fashion Designer

11/11/2017
As the fellowship wraps up, Rachel shared part of an interview from Minneapolis that didn't make it into the reporting project for Minnesota. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear and "Town Market" by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration:00:03:59

E56: Fresno? More Like Fres-yes!

11/10/2017
Brittany and Qainat shared why they're going to Fresno, CA, this weekend. It involves some awesome mariachi music and flamenco dancing. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear and "Querida" by Omar Nare.

Duration:00:10:39

E55: I Think There's an Ocean Here

11/9/2017
With one week left in the fellowship, Rachel turned in a draft of her radio script for the reporting in California. Part of the team headed north of San Francisco to a small beach town. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear and "Sylvester" by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration:00:03:14

E54: Racism in America

11/8/2017
In an interview last night, Reverend Amos Brown discussed the role of black churches in America, and how evil in the form of racism threatens to tear apart this country. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear, "Just Below the Surface" and "Plate Synthesis" by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration:00:05:12

E53: Rachel's Radio Story Airs on Montana Public Radio

11/7/2017
Rachel's radio story about the tension surrounding wildfires and forest management in Montana aired on MTPR. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear.

Duration:00:10:46

E52: Third Baptist Church in the Fillmore District, San Francisco

11/6/2017
The team attended a Sunday service at the historic Third Baptist Church. Rachel interviewed Rev. James Smith, an organist and the Artistic Director of the Charles Tindley Academy of Music. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear.

Duration:00:08:03

E51: Noodles and Conundrums

11/5/2017
On the way to a noodle shop, Brittany shared her struggle with street photography and a looming deadline. Music credit: "Jettisoned" and "Massive" by Podington Bear.

Duration:00:08:06

E51: Noodles and Conundrums

11/5/2017
On the way to a noodle shop, Brittany shared her struggle with street photography and a looming deadline. Music credit: "Jettisoned" and "Massive" by Podington Bear.

Duration:00:08:06

E50: Beauty Salon Struggles Reflect Growing Tension in San Francisco

11/4/2017
Rachel, Mahlia and Brittany met a beauty salon owner in the Fillmore District who is struggling to make ends meet. She reflects an issue many small business owners are facing in this historically black neighborhood where rent, property taxes, and changing demographics are pushing out long-time residents. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear.

Duration:00:04:58

E50: Beauty Salon Struggles Reflect Growing Tension in San Francisco

11/4/2017
Rachel, Mahlia and Brittany met a beauty salon owner in the Fillmore District who is struggling to make ends meet. She reflects an issue many small business owners are facing in this historically black neighborhood where rent, property taxes, and changing demographics are pushing out long-time residents. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear.

Duration:00:04:58

E49: A Jazz Artist in the Fillmore

11/3/2017
At a public rally and press conference at the Fillmore Heritage Center in San Francisco, Rachel met a well-known jazz artist, Dr. David Hardiman Sr. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear.

Duration:00:04:50

E49: A Jazz Artist in the Fillmore

11/3/2017
At a public rally and press conference at the Fillmore Heritage Center in San Francisco, Rachel met a well-known jazz artist, Dr. David Hardiman Sr. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear.

Duration:00:04:50

E48: Exploring the Fillmore District in San Francisco

11/2/2017
In preparation for the team's reporting project in San Francisco, Rachel explored the Fillmore District and recorded some ambient sound. Music credit: "Jettisoned" and "Evenhanded" by Podington Bear.

Duration:00:02:59

E48: Exploring the Fillmore District in San Francisco

11/2/2017
In preparation for the team's reporting project in San Francisco, Rachel explored the Fillmore District and recorded some ambient sound. Music credit: "Jettisoned" and "Evenhanded" by Podington Bear.

Duration:00:02:59

E47: Rachel Gets Voice Lessons

11/1/2017
After getting good 'tape' from interviewees and writing an editor-approved script, the home stretch for a radio journalist is recording their own voice before 'mixing' all the audio together. That should be the easy part, right? Well ... Rachel received some voice coaching from the GroundTruth Project's Rachel Rohr and Qainat Kahn. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear and "When We Set Out" by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration:00:06:45

E47: Rachel Gets Voice Lessons

11/1/2017
After getting good 'tape' from interviewees and writing an editor-approved script, the home stretch for a radio journalist is recording their own voice before 'mixing' all the audio together. That should be the easy part, right? Well ... Rachel received some voice coaching from the GroundTruth Project's Rachel Rohr and Qainat Kahn. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear and "When We Set Out" by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration:00:06:45

E46: That Time When Brittany Thought She Was Going To Die

10/30/2017
In the spirit of Halloween, Brittany shared her mishap on a mountain in Montana. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear, "Plate Synthesis" and "Flutterbee" by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration:00:07:03