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Round Earth Media has supported dozens of journalists who have written hundreds of pieces covering numerous topics in diverse countries. To explore all these stories, visit our archives!

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Can you imagine?

April 8, 2016

A radio station in Chiapas, Mexico is holding a panel discussion about migration — in the Chol (Maya) language — after every episode of our radio series, Vidas Cruzadas. This is the power of Round Earth Media.

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Vidas Cruzadas is our 8 part Spanish language radio series running on stations in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Costa Rica. It’s a groundbreaking accomplishment. Some of these radio stations don’t have Internet and the show is taken out to them by CD.

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Conversation with Marlon Bishop

August 12, 2015

Marlon Bishop is a producer at Latino USA, and has been reporting on Latin American issues for many years. He was in Arizona earlier this summer on a Round Earth Media reporting trip with Alicia Fernandez, a Juarez-based editorial producer. Marlon’s previous reporting trip with Round Earth Media resulted in the Peabody-winning piece “Gangs, Murder, and Migration in Honduras.” 

How was reporting in Arizona different from reporting in Honduras?

The exchange that happens between the reporters is different.

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Behind the scenes from our journalists in Honduras!

November 21, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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An unforgettable story of migration from one family's perspective

August 19, 2014

This story was originally published on August 19, 2014 on PRI’s The World. CLICK HERE to hear it.

Next Gen journalist Jennifer Collins brings us the story of one Salvadoran family through the eyes of many. This story is a part in a series in collaboration with journalists Manuel Ureste (whose work you can read HERE on AnimalPolitico in Spanish), Eric Lemus and Julia Botero.

More than 50,000 underage migrants, mostly from Central America,

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Event Recap: Mexico Uncovered

May 28, 2014

Thanks to all those who attended the Mexico Uncovered event we held at the Minneapolis Central Library on March 31st.

If weren’t able to come, we’ve packaged some audio highlights from the evening. Our team of journalists called in via Skype to share reflections on the radio stories they produced for top-tier media outlets. They embraced the Round Earth Media model – collaborating with a local journalist – and succeeded in capturing stories rich in sound, place and humanity.

An intro from Mary Stucky

Daniel Hernandez,

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Salvadoran Killed While Waiting On US Immigration Papers

October 6, 2012

Some years ago, Charlie Garcia came to the United States illegally and married an American citizen. Then the Salvadoran decided to try to legalize his immigration status. He went back to El Salvador to file his paperwork, as required. Tragically, he was killed there, waiting for his paperwork to come through.

This story was broadcast in English on National Public Radio in the United States and in Spanish in El Salvador in ContraPunto.

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From Music to Migration in Morocco

April 29, 2012

We are partnering in Morocco with some brilliant academics —  two with whom we’re working most closely are Said Graiouid and Taieb Belghazi. They invited me to participate in a fascinating conference recently at the University Mohammed V in Rabat.  Researchers came from around the world to discuss topics ranging from Moroccan hip hop, to racism against Sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco, to the importance of Moroccan music festivals.

Here’s just a taste.

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Plear

September 11, 2010

When Kunrath Lam was just a little girl she endured one of the most brutal regimes the world has ever known. Nearly 2 million Cambodians died during the reign of the Communist Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. Kunrath Lam and her parents somehow managed to survive – though her childhood was one of intense deprivation. Lam used to dream of the delicious meals her grandmother had prepared for her in happier times. Lam’s absolute favorite– plear salad. Now, in the new country she calls home,

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Goat Cutlet

Throughout East Africa, goat is a traditional source of both meat and milk. When he was a boy in Somalia, Jamal Hashi spent his summers herding goats on his family’s farm.   Now, he’s in the United States,  introducing Americans to Somali delicacies – including goat — at his restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Mary Stucky visited Jamal Hashi as he prepared roasted goat cutlet with vegetables in a special sauce – a dish he says his mother served on special occasions in Somalia.

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Dual Identity and the Liberian-Minnesotan Experience

August 7, 2010

To make other cultures real through vivid first-hand stories and to explain the connections between “us” and “them” – that’s our goal here at Round Earth Media, and Linda Sjostrom, our web editor, understands it well. Linda has spent time reporting and editing for print and radio both in the United States and abroad. Here, a recent event prompts her to not only reflect on a story she covered in the past, but to also consider identity.

Just last month,

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