The latest episode of Feet in 2 Worlds' podcast, A Better Life?, released this week, features stories by bilingual journalists in the U.S. and in Mexico. You'll hear from a casino worker in New Hampshire, a chef in Mexico, a radio host in Kansas, and high school students in Arizona, about how the pandemic changed their lives. The stories are in a mixture of English and Spanish, a reflection of how the two languages live side-by-side in Latinx communities—and many households—across the U.S. Listeners can follow along with the transcript we've provided in both languages.
The stories came out of a journalism workshop that Feet in 2 Worlds hosted in April. The workshop was designed to help address the historic and persistent lack of professional development opportunities for bilingual journalists in the U.S.
12 journalists from across the U.S. and Latin America participated in the workshop, receiving hands-on experience producing an audio story, perfecting story pitches, and presenting their ideas to a panel of editors that included PBS Public Editor Ricardo Sandoval, Editor at PRX's The World Sylvia Gross, Editor at StudioToBe Joaquin Alvarado, and News Director at Univision Arizona and Univision 23 Juan Villa.