Steve Inskeep http://wuwm.com en Born From The Border, Tijuana Grows In New Ways http://wuwm.com/post/born-border-tijuana-grows-new-ways Tijuana is itself a creation of the border. The borderline was drawn here in 1848, as the United States completed its conquest of the present-day American Southwest. The border, along with the growth of San Diego and Los Angeles, gave Tijuana a reason to be.<p>Border security is ever-present here. The city has grown so close to the rusted U.S. border fence that it practically leans on it. The fence even cuts across the middle of Friendship Park, a circular plot of land that was laid out on the actual borderline as a symbol of the two nations' warm relations. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:25:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 27885 at http://wuwm.com Born From The Border, Tijuana Grows In New Ways Crossing The Desert: Why Brenda Wanted Border Patrol To Find Her http://wuwm.com/post/crossing-desert-why-brenda-wanted-border-patrol-find-her It's hard enough to drive through the Arizona desert, where the sun is harsh and the distances immense. This is the story of people who walk it.<p>In particular, it's the story of Brenda, who asked us to use only her first name. She told us yet another of the unbelievable stories you hear in the Borderland.<p>We met her in Nogales, Sonora, on the northern border of Mexico opposite Arizona. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:58:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 27796 at http://wuwm.com Crossing The Desert: Why Brenda Wanted Border Patrol To Find Her From Pancho Villa To Panda Express: Life In A Border Town http://wuwm.com/post/pancho-villa-panda-express-life-border-town Columbus, N.M., is all about the border. It's an official border crossing. Its history centers on a cross-border raid. In more recent years, it was a transit point for illegal weapons heading south into Mexico.<p>It's also the destination for children heading north to a U.S. school.<p>All the different strands of Columbus came together when we spent the day with the new mayor of the village. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:39:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 27710 at http://wuwm.com From Pancho Villa To Panda Express: Life In A Border Town Principal Encourages Immigrant Students To Aim For Middle Class http://wuwm.com/post/principal-encourages-immigrant-students-aim-middle-class At a rural high school outside El Paso, Texas, the principal tries to inspire poor immigrants or kids of immigrants to go to college, though many have never seen one. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:06:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 27639 at http://wuwm.com Troncoso Family Finds Success On U.S. Side Of Border With Mexico http://wuwm.com/post/troncoso-family-finds-success-us-side-border-mexico Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>About midway through our road trip along the U.S./Mexico border, my colleagues and I rode up a mountain. Okay. Should we hop in?<p>UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Hop in.<p>INSKEEP: We boarded a tram car suspended by a cable.<p>KAINAZ AMARIA: Are we going that way?<p>INSKEEP: That's our photographer, Kainaz Amaria, and yes, we were going up the cable to a peak in El Paso, Texas. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:04:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 27547 at http://wuwm.com