January 2010

For the first time, you can download Homelands programs and play them as you commute or jog or snowshoe or do your calisthenics. Thanks to a welcome nudge from our friends at the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), we’ve created two albums with selections from the WORKING series and posted them on iTunes. Click here for Volume 1 and here for Volume 2. Buy before midnight tonight! Operators are standing by!


Please check out our friend and colleague Ingrid Lobet’s remembrance of two courageous men she encountered as a reporter working in Mexico, both of whom were murdered in 2009. Her piece, “Brave and Dead,” airs on Living On Earth this week. Ingrid is the show’s west coast editor. The essay remembers self-taught lawyer Marco Antonio Armendáriz Vega and environmental journalist Jose “Pepe” Galindo Robles. Both men were brutally killed in their homes late last year. No one has been arrested in either murder. Marco Antonio, known as Marcos, was featured in Ingrid’s profile of Vicki Ponce, a middle-aged woman from Sonora who joined a group of unemployed friends to start an electronics recycling business. The profile was part of Homelands’ WORKING series.