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Should I Stay Or Should I Go? – The Debut Episode of Our New Podcast Series, “A Better Life?”

Mia Warren and her mom, Heeja, in the early ’90s. Courtesy of Mia Warren.

When the coronavirus hit the United States, two immigrants — Heeja and Elsa — wrestled with the same question: should I remain in America, despite the flawed U.S. response, or return to my home country? Having sought a better life in the United States, both women are rethinking their ideas of America and arriving at different conclusions.

The stories in this episode are reported by two Fi2W fellows, Mia Warren and Maritza Félix.  The host of the series is Zahir Janmohamed.

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.

AboutFeet in Two Worlds
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.