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Stories about walls and borders, and what happens when – instead of people crossing the border – the border crosses the people.
Act 1: Wrong Side of the Fence
Pamela Taylor technically lives in the U.S. But somehow, her house is on the Mexican side of the border wall.
Act 2: The Chamizal
Ever since Texas became a state, the Rio Grande has been the official border between the US and Mexico. The problem is, rivers can move – and that’s exactly what happened in 1864. Torrential rains caused the river to jump its banks and go south. All of a sudden, the border was in a different place… and that was a problem.
Featuring the song, “Chamizal Blues” by Bob Burns and the Tekewoods.
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