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Life in Newbury Park’s immigrant community, La Casitas

Posted November 12, 2013 by | 2 Comments | ]
Las Casitas 2

Las Casitas looks like one huge cookie cutter house. But when you look closer, you make out four doors and see that it’s actually divided into four apartments. It looks that way, because it’s meant to look like the rest of Newbury Park – suburban.

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Returning to Oaxaca 15 years later

Posted October 8, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
Lizbeth Mateo with her brother at her grandmother's grave in her native village in Oaxaca, Mexico.

For almost a decade, Lizbeth Mateo has performed acts of civil disobedience across the country. But this summer, she took it to a new level. On July 30, her and 301 Moved Permanently a group of eight undocumented young people — who had left the US or had been deported — tried to enter legally through the Nogales port of entry in Arizona. She tells us her personal story.

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Protest at the Border: Dreamers decry U.S. deportation policies

Posted July 28, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]

About 100 people today are staging a protest at the San Ysidro crossing of the U.S.-Mexico border to protest deportation policies, they say, are splitting families apart. And three young activists tell us how this matters to them.

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Missed LAMC? Get it in your headphones!

Posted July 14, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
LAMC design 2014

The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) closed last night, and we have a long distance hang-over. But don’t worry, this blog post has the next best thing. KCRW brings you the best of LAMC in your headphones and on your pods today, tomorrow or whenever you need your fix.

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SonicTrace.org (the map) Has Landed

Posted March 22, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]

The Sonic Trace map, sonictrace.org is live! Over the past year, we’ve been documenting immigrant communities across Los Angeles. We have gathered 200 stories inside La Burbuja, our portable soundbooth, produced seven documentaries and

301 Moved Permanently

made two short films — with a third in production.

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Santa María Tavehua, L.A.: Radio and
Video Portraits

Posted January 28, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]

Alongside our radio documentaries, we’ve been working with Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Carmen Vidal to give these stories life on film and video. Meet Rufina & Ricardo, Dominga & Panchito. Get a glimpse into their stories of departure, arrival and going back.

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Meet the Team

Posted January 21, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
Anayansi Bio_pic

Do you know who works on Sonic Trace? Check out who we are and what we’ve done.

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Share Your Story inside La Burbuja

Posted January 18, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]
La Burbuja at MOLAA thru 4/21!

We want to know what it it feels like to turn a corner on Pico Union and find yourself in Tegulcigalpa — the sounds, the faces, the tastes of home. Or, how Los Angeles has changed daily life in cities like San Salvador or Santa Maria de Tavhua, Mexico – places where entire communities have been transformed by “el otro lado” (the other side).

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January 15 & El Cristo Mojado

Posted January 15, 2013 by | 4 Comments | ]

January 15 is a huge day for the city of Esquipulas, Guatemala (222km from Guatemala City). It is the day of the Feast of the Black Christ or Cristo Negro. Esquipulas is a city on the border between Honduras and El Salvador, and receives one million pilgrims from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico every year. It turns out that there are thousands of Black Christ devotees from Guatemala in the heart of Los Angeles, and their abode of worship is Santa Cecilia Church.

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Black Gold Boom & Rough Ride

Posted January 8, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]

KCRW’s Sonic Trace is part of Localore – an initiative produced by the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR). You may have heard a version of that line in all our crediting. So, what does it mean?

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