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Coming soon: Home, Interrupted focuses on immigrants and climate change

In New York City, thousands of people live in crowded basement apartments that are prone to flooding. Now, as the frequency and severity of storms has increased due to climate change, living in a basement apartment has become increasingly dangerous.  Many people who are forced to live in these apartments are immigrants. How are they coping, and what measures is the city taking to protect them?

Our new podcast series Home, Interrupted explores how the climate crisis affects immigrants across the U.S., and how immigrant communities are finding new ways to deal with a warming planet. From Florida farmworkers who have to contend with extreme temperatures, to Mayan immigrants in Nebraska who are experimenting with sustainable farming practices based on ancient methods, to New York high school students who are helping to design flood-resistant playgrounds, Home, Interrupted will bring listeners on a journey through deeply-reported narrative podcasts.

Home, Interrupted is produced and hosted by Iggy Monda – a Feet in 2 Worlds Editing Fellow and the host of the PRX-Religion of Sports show Roughhousing. Quincy Surasmith is the managing editor. The executive producer is John Rudolph. Contributing producers to the series include journalists who trace their roots to China, Eritrea, Mexico, Guatemala, Italy, and Sweden. 

Home, Interrupted is part of the A Better Life? podcast, which is available on all major distribution platforms including Apple Podcasts, Castbox, Pocket Casts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

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Feet in 2 Worlds’ Investment in Hyperlocal News Pays Off

Conecta Arizona, an innovative hyperlocal news service that Feet in 2 Worlds helped to create, has just received two major grants that ensure its financial future.

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Bracing for Impact

Florida’s new law targeting undocumented immigrants has raised concerns in sectors of the local economy, with Arizona’s past experience serving as a possible precursor of both economic repercussions and unforeseen political consequences.

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The Personal Lives of Journalists in a New Podcast

Q&A with Journalist and Podcast Host of Así Fue, Mónica Ortiz Uribe. The new show show explores experiences of immigrant and BIPOC journalists and the intersection of their personal and professional lives.

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A Diaspora Divided

Right-wing groups in the U.S. Brazilian community are using social media to become more politically active.

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Reportaje desde Texas: por qué aumenta la posesión de armas entre latinos

El extremismo de la derecha radical contra los latinos y el aumento de los tiroteos masivos han impulsado al grupo cultural más grande del estado a recurrir a la posesión de armas. Algunos están ansiosos por estar armados, pero sienten que tienen pocas opciones.

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Report from Texas: Why More Latinos Are Arming Themselves

As extremist threat rises, Latino Texans say gun ownership is ‘matter of survival.’

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Conecta Arizona Celebrates Three Years Covering Humanity Along the Border

Three years after its birth at the onset of the pandemic, Conecta Arizona has transformed into a multimedia news service and key resource for a Spanish-speaking border community which was long ignored by traditional media.

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Permanent Resident, Expiration: Never

Through The Fake Green Cards Project, Philadelphia-based artists Xuan Liu and Youkun Zhou invite us to imagine a world where getting “papers” is not the nerve-wracking process it has become for many immigrants in the U.S. Producer Danya AbdelHameid reports on how their whimsical hand-drawn cards explore the meaning of the green card, spark conversations about the challenges of navigating the immigration system, and raise questions about what it means to belong in America.

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Chinese Voters in New York Tack Right, Posing a Challenge for Both Parties

Republican Lester Chang’s unexpected election win in Brooklyn raises questions about the future of Chinese American politics.