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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 is a contributing editor at the magazine. He is the editor of The Age of Inequality: Corporate America's War on Working People (2017, Verso), and was the Web/Associate Editor of In These Times from 2008 to 2012. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, he worked as a reporter for The Cambodia Daily in 2007. After graduating from Carleton College in 2004, he lived in Sri Lanka on a Fulbright scholarship, studying the intersection of ethnic politics and public education. His articles have also appeared in Chicago-area newspapers, Alternet and the Onion’s A.V. Club.

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