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Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008, 10:12 am

Sheriff Joe in Your Ears!

By Jeremy Gantz

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If you're an attentive reader, you may have noticed today's great new story by Andrew Stelzer, "The Selma of Immigration Rights."

But maybe your sick of reading--not just about Arizonan immigrants and deportations, but about anything.

If the written word has worn you down, head on over to the National Radio Project's website, which today (in perfect coordination with!) posted an in-depth radio version of Stelzer's story. You can listen to the piece, called "State of Fear: Arizona's Immigrant Crackdown," here.

It's radio at its best: full of dramatic ambient audio (like protests) and outspoken interviewees, but well-paced by Stelzer's thoughtful narration. The 30-minute piece is broken into two parts for easy aural digestion.

(The story is for "Making Contact," Oakland, CA-based National Radio Project's 30-minute nationally-syndicated public affairs radio show. I'm embarrassed to admit I hadn't heard of the National Radio Project, which is, like In These Times, a member of The Media Consortium.)

Jeremy Gantz was the Web/Associate Editor of In These Times from 2008 to 2012. His January 2011 cover story for the magazine, "Terrorist by Association," was selected as a finalist for the Molly National Journalism Award 2012. He is now a contributing editor to the magazine, focusing on labor issues.

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