Category: “A Better Life?”

“A Better Life?” explores how America’s failed response to COVID-19 has reshaped immigrants’ lives and their relationship to the United States. Each episode tells a different immigrant story and examines how the crisis has challenged or changed that person’s ideas of what it means to be American. The show also includes conversations with immigrant elders — grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles — to hear how they are coping during this time, and what they have learned over the years that can help the rest of us survive today’s challenges.
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Searching for Solace: “A Better Life?” Podcast

Jasmine Jiwani kneels at her husband’s gravestone at a cemetery in Lawrenceville, Georgia. She never thought—coming to America from East Africa a decade ago—that one day she would have to mourn alone.

Jiwani is part of Atlanta’s large Ismaili Muslim community, which believes in the power of communal prayer to worship and heal. Covid restrictions prevented the community from gathering for the funeral of her husband, who died of Covid.

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Two Cities Called Nogales: “A Better Life?” Podcast

Prosperity and Economic Devastation on the US-Mexico Border

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“A Better Life?” Podcast Returns for Second Season

New season asks, “Who gets to return to normal?”

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We’re Going to Be Okay: Episode 9 of our Podcast Series, “A Better Life?”

For “Call Your Elders,” Rosalind calls her Tita Margaret, a Filipina immigrant who lived through 9/11 in NYC.