Steve Inskeep http://wuwm.com en Border Agency Chief Opens Up About Deadly Force Cases http://wuwm.com/post/border-agency-chief-opens-about-deadly-force-cases The new commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection says he is reviewing scores of incidents in which agents have used deadly force.<p>R. Gil Kerlikowske made that statement during an exclusive interview with NPR's <em>Morning Edition</em>. It was his first extended conversation about controversial incidents in which the Border Patrol has killed civilians without apparent accountability. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:03:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 36298 at http://wuwm.com Border Agency Chief Opens Up About Deadly Force Cases Jamil Ahmad, Who Published Debut Novel At 79, Dies At 83 http://wuwm.com/post/jamil-ahmad-who-published-debut-novel-79-dies-83 Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Now let's remember a writer who was published for the first time in the final years of his life. Jamil Ahmad has died at the age of 83. When he was 79, he published a book of short stories to widespread acclaim.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>The fictional tales in "The Wandering Falcon" were drawn from Jamil Ahmad's real-life experience as a Pakistani civil servant. He worked in Pakistan's so-called tribal areas on Afghanistan's border. Those areas are at the heart of the region's wars. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:33:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 36132 at http://wuwm.com Border Patrol Maintains Silence After Shootings http://wuwm.com/post/border-patrol-maintains-silence-after-shootings Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Another federal court ruling this week cast more attention on the U.S. Border Patrol. An appeals court said the family of a Mexican teenager can sue the Border Patrol agent who shot and killed their son. The court set aside a claim that U.S. law should not apply since the agent was shooting from the American side of the border while the teen was on Mexican soil. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:16:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 35261 at http://wuwm.com GM To Pay Record Fine Over Safety Recall http://wuwm.com/post/gm-pay-record-fine-over-safety-recall The Department of Transportation on Friday announced that it's ordering General Motors to pay a $35 million civil penalty for the handling of its ignition switch problems. Fri, 16 May 2014 16:08:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 31599 at http://wuwm.com 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 On The Mend, But Wounds Of Violence Still Scar Juarez http://wuwm.com/post/mend-wounds-violence-still-scar-juarez We had just finished our time in Juarez, Mexico, when we had dinner with some distant relations on the U.S. side of the border. "You," one of my relatives said, "are the first Juarez survivors we've seen in some time."<p>He said this even though he lives within sight of Juarez, in El Paso, just across the Rio Grande. Many people on the U.S. side long ago stopped visiting their Mexican sister city, and not without reason: Juarez was the world's most violent city as recently as 2010. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 27543 at http://wuwm.com On The Mend, But Wounds Of Violence Still Scar Juarez