Fronteras: Reporters On Culture, Conflict, Connection; La Printería - West Side Art Haven | Texas Public Radio

Fronteras: Reporters On Culture, Conflict, Connection; La Printería - West Side Art Haven

Jul 12, 2019

The U.S.-Mexico border recently dominated news headlines, from reports on overcrowded detention facilities to the “Stay in Mexico” policy. Two journalists say the region is more complex and culturally rich than what is portrayed in mainstream media

Then, young people living in San Antonio public housing get an education in art and culture in a printmaking summer workforce session.

Alfredo Corchado (David Spuro), Angela Kocherga (Patty Aleman).

'I Would Have Never Have Done It, Had I Not Been Raised On The Border' 

Alfredo Corchado, Mexico City Bureau Chief for the Dallas Morning News, and Angela Kocherga, border reporter for the Albuquerque Journal, have spent their life’s work covering the U.S.-Mexico border.

Corchado and Kocherga discussed their work as journalists, immigration policy and the roots of the mass migration from Central America, with Marfa Public Radio’s Carlos Morales on the weekly program, “West Texas Talk.”

For an extended version of Carlos Morales’ conversation with Corchado and Kocherga, visit marfapublicradio.org.

 

Teunice Curtis at work. Tuenice is one of seven young printmakers participating in the San Antonio Housing Authority's Summer Youth Employment Program.
Credit Norma Martinez / Texas Public Radio

La Printería: West Side Art Haven For Printmaking, Education

Students from underprivileged backgrounds don’t often get to spread their artistic wings in the classroom. There’s a studio in San Antonio’s West Side that’s actually paying young people “to make art all day.”

 

Norma Martinez can be reached at norma@tpr.org and on Twitter @NormDog1 and Lauren Terrazas can be reached at lauren@tpr.org and on Twitter @terrazas_lauren.