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Introducing “Call Your Elders” – A New Feature of Our “A Better Life?” Podcast Series

Eric, 25, and Monique, 21, in Haiti in the 1960s. Photo courtesy of Florence Barrau-Adams.

Monique and Eric Barrau immigrated to the United States from Haiti in the late 1960s during the dictatorship of François ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier.  Now, more than fifty years later, they live in Florida, where they’ve quarantined together since mid-March. In our first Call Your Elders conversation, their daughter, New Jersey-based radio producer Florence Barrau-Adams checks in with them.

Call Your Elders features conversations with immigrant elders — grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles — to hear how they are coping during the coronavirus pandemic, and what they have learned over the years that can help the rest of us survive today’s challenges.

A Better Life? is a ten-part series about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on immigrants across the U.S.  Read more about the series here

Fi2W is supported by The Ford Foundation, the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation, the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation, the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the Listening Post Collective, an anonymous donor and readers like you.

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Feet in Two Worlds brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web. Since 2005, this award-winning project has expanded the diversity of voices and stories on public radio by presenting the work of journalists representing a broad spectrum of immigrant communities including Arab, Bosnian, Brazilian, Chinese, Haitian, Indian, Irish, Latin American, Pakistani, Polish, and Russian immigrants. Feet in Two Worlds reporters appear on nationally-distributed public radio programs including PRI’s The World, Studio 360, and The Takeaway, American Public Media’s Marketplace and NPR’s Latino USA, as well as on public radio stations WNYC, New York Public Radio, and WDET in Detroit.