119 episodes

These are cross-border stories that connect us. Border people often inhabit this in-between place. From KPBS and California Humanities, “Port of Entry” tells personal stories from this place — stories of love, hope, struggle, and survival from border crossers, fronterizxs, and other people whose lives are shaped around the wall. Rooted in San Diego and Tijuana, we are a transborder podcast for transborder people. We live life on la linea. Hosted by Alan Lilienthal and Natalie Gonzalez, written and produced by Julio C. Ortiz Franco, and mix and sound design by Adrian Villalobos.

Port of Entry KPBS

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 98 Ratings

These are cross-border stories that connect us. Border people often inhabit this in-between place. From KPBS and California Humanities, “Port of Entry” tells personal stories from this place — stories of love, hope, struggle, and survival from border crossers, fronterizxs, and other people whose lives are shaped around the wall. Rooted in San Diego and Tijuana, we are a transborder podcast for transborder people. We live life on la linea. Hosted by Alan Lilienthal and Natalie Gonzalez, written and produced by Julio C. Ortiz Franco, and mix and sound design by Adrian Villalobos.

    El Derecho a la Ciudad

    El Derecho a la Ciudad

    La congestión vial es un problema enorme en Tijuana y San Diego. Si conduces durante el día, seguramente te tocará estar en algún embotellamiento de tráfico. Entonces, ¿deberíamos construir más carreteras para aliviar la congestión del tráfico? En este episodio, quisimos explorar qué es lo que impide a los Tijuanenses obtener una mejor calidad de vida. La respuesta nos sorprendió.
    Conversamos con los arquitectos y urbanistas René Peralta y Sharlinee Ceniceros Toscano, y Andrew Bowen de KPBS, para escuchar su opinión sobre qué impide que los tijuanenses tengan una mejor calidad de vida.
    ¡Nos vemos pronto!
    Arte de portada por René Peralta
    Echa un vistazo al podcast de Andrew, “Freeway Exit”, https://www.kpbs.org/podcasts/freeway-exit.
    Redes sociales y contacto
    De KPBS, Port of Entry cuenta historias que cruzan fronteras. Para escuchar más historias visita www.portofentrypod.org
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/portofentrypodcast
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/portofentrypod
    Puedes apoyar nuestro podcast en www.kpbs.org/donate, escribe en la sección de regalos (gift section) “Port of Entry” y como agradecimiento podrás recibir un regalo.
    Si tu empresa u organización sin fines de lucro desea patrocinar nuestro podcast, envía un correo a corporatesupport@kpbs.org
    Nos encantaría recibir tu retroalimentación, envíanos un mensaje al 619-500-3197 o un correo a podcasts@kpbs.org con tus comentarios y/o preguntas sobre nuestro podcast.
    Créditos
    Hosts: Alan Lilienthal and Natalie González
    Escritor/Productor: Julio C. Ortiz Franco
    Productor Técnico/Diseñador Sonoro: Adrian Villalobos
    Editora: Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao
    Episodios traducidos por: Natalie González and Julio C. Ortíz Franco
    Directora de Programación de Audio y Operaciones: Lisa Morrisette-Zapp
    This program is made possible, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people

    • 38 min
    The Right to The City

    The Right to The City

    Traffic is a huge problem in Tijuana and San Diego. If you drive around during the day, you will most certainly be caught in a traffic jam. So should we build more roads to ease traffic congestion? In this episode, we wanted to explore what is keeping residents of Tijuana from a better quality of life. The answer took us by surprise.
    Join us in our conversations with architects and urbanists René Peralta and Sharlinee Ceniceros Toscano, and KPBS’ own Andrew Bowen, to hear their take on what is keeping Tijuanenses from a better quality of life.
    Nos vemos pronto!
    Cover Art by Rene Peralta
    Check out Andrew’s podcast, “Freeway Exit”, https://www.kpbs.org/podcasts/freeway-exit.
    About Season 6
    Port of entry has a fresh new season for you with more rich stories of our border region.
    This time around, we are spotlighting Shapers and Visionaries of borderlands. Stories of People who are impacting the region and in some cases the world with their work and research.
    From urbanism to architecture to education and politics and to art and robotics!
    Listen in and join us!
    Social media and contact
    From KPBS , “Port of Entry” tells cross-border stories that connect us. More stories at www.portofentrypod.org
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/portofentrypodcast
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/portofentrypod
    Support our show at www.kpbs.org/donate. Search “Port of Entry” in the gifts section to get our sling bag as a thank-you gift.
    If your business or nonprofit wants to sponsor our show, email corporatesupport@kpbs.org.
    Text or call the "Port of Entry" team at 619-500-3197 anytime with questions or comments about the show or email us at podcasts@kpbs.org.
    Credits
    Hosts: Alan Lilienthal and Natalie González
    Producer: Julio C. Ortiz Franco
    Technical Producer/Sound Designer: Adrian Villalobos
    Editor: Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao
    Episodes translated by: Natalie González and Julio C. Ortíz Franco
    Director of Audio Programming and Operations: Lisa Morrisette-Zapp
    This program is made possible, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people

    • 35 min
    WDC: El Diseño llegó a la Ciudad(es)

    WDC: El Diseño llegó a la Ciudad(es)

    Iniciamos nuestra nueva temporada con la historia de cómo Tijuana y San Diego ganaron la designación de Capital Mundial del Diseño 2024. Hablamos con Jorge Francisco Sánchez y Catalina Silva, dos colaboradores del equipo de Tijuana sobre cómo lograron la designación en conjunto con el equipo de San Diego y qué hizo que su propuesta destacara.
    ¡No te pierdas este primer episodio de nuestra nueva temporada!
    Redes sociales y contacto
    De KPBS, Port of Entry cuenta historias que cruzan fronteras. Para escuchar más historias visita www.portofentrypod.org
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/portofentrypodcast
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/portofentrypod
    Puedes apoyar nuestro podcast en www.kpbs.org/donate, escribe en la sección de regalos (gift section) “Port of Entry” y como agradecimiento podrás recibir un regalo.
    Si tu empresa u organización sin fines de lucro desea patrocinar nuestro podcast, envía un correo a corporatesupport@kpbs.org
    Nos encantaría recibir tu retroalimentación, envíanos un mensaje al 619-500-3197 o un correo a podcasts@kpbs.org con tus comentarios y/o preguntas sobre nuestro podcast.
    Créditos
    Hosts: Alan Lilienthal and Natalie González
    Escritor/Productor: Julio C. Ortiz Franco
    Productor Técnico/Diseñador Sonoro: Adrian Villalobos
    Editora: Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao
    Episodios traducidos por: Natalie González and Julio C. Ortíz Franco
    Directora de Programación de Audio y Operaciones: Lisa Morrisette-Zapp
    This program is made possible, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people

    • 31 min
    WDC 2024: Design comes to Town(s)!

    WDC 2024: Design comes to Town(s)!

    We kick off our newest season with the story of how Tijuana and San Diego won the designation as World Design Capital of 2024. We spoke with Jorge Francisco Sanchez and Catalina Silva, two contributors of the Tijuana side of the team as to how they landed the designation as well as what made their proposal stand out.
    You won't want to miss the first episode of our newest season!
    Nos vemos pronto!
    About Season 6
    Port of entry has a fresh new season for you with more rich stories of our border region.
    This time around, we are spotlighting Shapers and Visionaries of borderlands. Stories of People who are impacting the region and in some cases the world with their work and research.
    From urbanism to architecture to education and politics and to art and robotics!
    Listen in and join us!
    Social media and contact
    From KPBS , “Port of Entry” tells cross-border stories that connect us. More stories at www.portofentrypod.org
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/portofentrypodcast
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/portofentrypod
    Support our show at www.kpbs.org/donate. Search “Port of Entry” in the gifts section to get our sling bag as a thank-you gift.
    If your business or nonprofit wants to sponsor our show, email corporatesupport@kpbs.org.
    Text or call the "Port of Entry" team at 619-500-3197 anytime with questions or comments about the show or email us at podcasts@kpbs.org.
    Credits
    Hosts: Alan Lilienthal and Natalie González
    Producer: Julio C. Ortiz Franco
    Technical Producer/Sound Designer: Adrian Villalobos
    Editor: Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao
    Episodes translated by: Natalie González and Julio C. Ortíz Franco
    Director of Audio Programming and Operations: Lisa Morrisette-Zapp
    This program is made possible, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people

    • 28 min
    Episodio Bonus: 8 de Marzo

    Episodio Bonus: 8 de Marzo

    En este episodio bonus, Natalie nos lleva a través de la marcha del Día Internacional de la Mujer en el corazón de Tijuana. En esta fecha, mujeres de todos los ámbitos se reunen para exigir justicia, igualdad y el fin de la violencia contra las mujeres en México. Acompañamos mientras navegamos los sonidos y testimonios de resiliencia y solidaridad que hacen de este 8 de marzo un evento tan transcendente. 
    No te pierdas este episodio!
    Nos vemos pronto!
    Port of Entry tiene una nueva temporada con más historias de nuestra región fronteriza. En esta ocasión, estamos mostrando las perspectivas de algunos moldeadores y visionarios de las tierras fronterizas. Te contamos historias de personas que están impactando la región, y en algunos casos, el mundo con su trabajo e investigación; desde urbanismo hasta arquitectura, educación y política, y hasta arte y robótica.
    ¡Escucha nuestra nueva temporada!
    Redes sociales y contacto
    De KPBS, Port of Entry cuenta historias que cruzan fronteras. Para escuchar más historias visita www.portofentrypod.org
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/portofentrypodcast
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/portofentrypod
    Puedes apoyar nuestro podcast en www.kpbs.org/donate, escribe en la sección de regalos (gift section) “Port of Entry” y como agradecimiento podrás recibir un regalo.
    Si tu empresa u organización sin fines de lucro desea patrocinar nuestro podcast, envía un correo a corporatesupport@kpbs.org
    Nos encantaría recibir tu retroalimentación, envíanos un mensaje al 619-500-3197 o un correo a podcasts@kpbs.org con tus comentarios y/o preguntas sobre nuestro podcast.
    Créditos
    Hosts: Alan Lilienthal and Natalie González
    Escritor/Productor: Julio C. Ortiz Franco
    Productor Técnico/Diseñador Sonoro: Adrian Villalobos
    Editora: Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao
    Episodios traducidos por: Natalie González and Julio C. Ortíz Franco
    Directora de Programación de Audio y Operaciones: Lisa Morrisette-Zapp
    This program is made possible, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people

    • 18 min
    Bonus Episode: March 8th

    Bonus Episode: March 8th

    On this bonus episode, our host Natalie takes us on her journey through the International Women's Day march in the heart of Tijuana. On this special date, Women from all backgrounds gathered to call for justice, equality, and an end to violence against women in Mexico.
    Join us as we navigate the sights and sounds of the collective spirit of resilience and solidarity that make this March 8th such a transformative event.
    You won't want to miss this episode.
    Nos vemos pronto!
    About Season 6
    Port of entry has a fresh new season for you with more rich stories of our border region.
    This time around, we are spotlighting Shapers and Visionaries of borderlands. Stories of People who are impacting the region and in some cases the world with their work and research.
    From urbanism to architecture to education and politics and to art and robotics!
    Listen in and join us!
    Social media and contact
    From KPBS, “Port of Entry” tells cross-border stories that connect us. More stories at www.portofentrypod.org
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/portofentrypodcast
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/portofentrypod
    Support our show at www.kpbs.org/donate. Search “Port of Entry” in the gifts section to get our sling bag as a thank-you gift.
    If your business or nonprofit wants to sponsor our show, email corporatesupport@kpbs.org.
    Text or call the "Port of Entry" team at 619-500-3197 anytime with questions or comments about the show or email us at podcasts@kpbs.org.
    Credits
    Hosts: Alan Lilienthal and Natalie González
    Writer/Producer: Julio C. Ortiz Franco
    Technical Producer/Sound Designer: Adrian Villalobos
    Editor: Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao
    Episodes translated by: Natalie González and Julio C. Ortíz Franco
    Director of Audio Programming and Operations: Lisa Morrisette-Zapp
    This program is made possible, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

Laurita C B ,

I wait for the next episode to drop

As someone with vast interest in border life I wait for your next episode to drop. Excellent subject matter. You rarely disappoint. Brilliant idea. Original and compelling. Love the host.

Bocajr5553 ,

Labadee

Looking for the English version and couldn’t understand your instruction on how to find it. The last syllables are swallowed making it incomprehensible.

Thea's sister Roni ,

Super and impressive

I really enjoy this podcast, especially how it shows the richness of the border area — both sides. This episode with Dulce Garcia was particularly poignant and important. She is a brilliant, hard-working, heroic example of how valuable immigrants’ contributions are to our country. That was an old review — thought I already sent it.

Can’t seem to wipe old review out to send new one for Jan. 5 2020 show. It was terrific — we’ll-done, showing vulnerability and strong connections among band members and across border, and resilience through tough times. And I love the music of Tu Lengua as a group and as individuals. Que sigan haciendo música, y el podcast. También i love the bouncing entre inglés u español !

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