January 4, 2021

Trump’s Folly: D.W. Gibson on Building the Border Wall

Our guest this week is D.W. Gibson. D.W. is an awarding-winning writer who shared a National Magazine Award for his work on “This is the Story of One Block in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn” for New York magazine. His work has also appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Nation.  He joins us to discuss his new book 14 Miles: Building the Border Wall.


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Sources for audio clips

Donald Trump doubles down on calling Mexicans "rapists" - CNN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jaz1J0s-cL4
Tragic photo shows migrant father, child who died trying to cross the Rio Grande https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=135TLXgB1K4
Border wall prototype construction gets underway in San Diego County https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We5nOVlGOes
Dozen arrested in San Diego ICE raids - ABC10 News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX4rzXty5P4
Eduardo Sandoval Clip in folder
Trump admits his impenetrable wall is penetrable - Washington Post https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDhSNqda19M
Eminent Domain
Border Wall Showdown: American Families Fight To Keep Their Land At Texas-Mexico Border | NBC News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kFBZs26DJk
Otai Mesa Border Wall
14 miles of border wall replaced along Mexico-San Diego border - CBS 8 San Diego https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_UwT8yLGns
Contruction accelerating/Biden plans
Contractors Dynamite Mountains, Bulldoze Desert In Race To Build Trump's Border Wall - NPR https://www.npr.org/2020/12/11/945194147/contractors-dynamite-mountains-bulldoze-desert-in-race-to-build-trumps-border-wa

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Natasha Jacobs
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle