Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, and noted expert on immigration, drug violence, and foreign policy between the U.S. and Mexico talks about the release of his new book Midnight In Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness.
Denise & Norma talk with Oscar Mestas, Regional Urban Forester with the Texas A&M Forest Service. Oscar talks about why our trees often don't respond right away to severe environmental events, such as a hard freeze or an ongoing drought. Trees often display distress months or even years later, and trees in distress often invite pests and disease. Aired June 1, 2013.
Charles talks with Ray Sanchez, owner of GhostLight Creative, about the GhostLight 48-Hour Film Slam, which allows local filmmakers to make a film from scratch in 48 hours. Filmmakers are asked to attend a production briefing on June 14 at 6 p.m., at Kinley's House Coffee & Teas, 2231 N. Mesa. $49 early registration, $79 after June 7. Proceeds will benefit the Tapestries of Life Orphanage in Juarez. Info & registration at www.ghostlightevents.com.
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Geography professor Monica Stephens has spent a lot of time putting haters on the map. Over at Humboldt State University in California where she is a professor, Stephens and a team of undergraduate students spent a year sorting through racial slurs on Twitter by location. And then she mapped them.
What started as a small protest against the redevelopment of a park in Istanbul, Turkey, has spread to other cities and turned into one of the largest government protests in recent memory. While numbers are hard to come by, Al Jazeera reports that about 10,000 people gathered in Ankara chanting "government resign" and "unite against fascism."
Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: