Christmas in Tijuana, illustrating a migrant experience in Texas, a Beirut tour guide

December 25, 2018

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Organizers prepare a Christmas event for migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, at a temporary shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, Dec. 24, 2018.


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Artist Molly Crabapple spent time in a bus station and courthouses in southern Texas, where men, women and children make their way through the US immigration system. And Christmas is the time when long lines form at tamale markets in Los Angeles. Plus, when Owen Williams' neighbor Ken Watson passed away, he left behind 14 gifts for Williams' daughter. The story went viral on Twitter and Williams' phone has been ringing non-stop ever since.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: Noite feliz
Artist: Natal De Cavaquinho
Label: WM Brazil

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