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Podcast: A Tale of Two Dairy Farms

(Photo: Garrett Ziegler/flickr)

(Photo: Garrett Ziegler/flickr)

A number of states have recently enacted tough news laws aimed at cracking down on undocumented immigrants. Many of these measures were inspired by Arizona’s SB 1070, a law that makes it a state crime to be in Arizona without proper documents. The courts have yet to make a final ruling on SB 1070, which was signed into law in April 2010. But Arizona continues to be at the center of the immigration debate.

In this podcast we take you back to the pre-SB 1070 era. While the lines separating Arizona’s pro and anti immigrant advocates seemed to be hardening, reporter Valeria Fernandez, who is based in Phoenix, decided to look for common ground on immigration. She found it in the state’s large dairy industry. Here’s a story she produced in September 2009 for our radio partner, Latino USA.

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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.