The Way with Anoa

Get Free Fridays Ep. 3 - Moving Beyond Trauma Porn in Immigration Reporting and Progressive DAs

Episode Summary

Anoa is joined by two guests this episode. First up is Tina Vasquez an analyst and journalist with Rewire.News focusing on immigration. Tina recently wrote a piece examining the obsession with showing the picture of a deceased Oscar and his daughter Valeria as they tried to cross the border. In the second segment, Anoa talked with Audia Jones who is running as a progressive candidate for Harris County DA in Texas.

Episode Notes

Anoa is joined by two guests this episode. First up is Tina Vasquez an analyst and journalist with Rewire.News focusing on immigration. Tina recently wrote a piece, The Image America Shouldn't Need, examining the obsession with showing the picture of a deceased Oscar and his daughter Valeria as they tried to cross the border. Tina says that with all the reports and documented accounts of what is happening pictures such as that of Oscar and Valeria is completely unnecessary. Anoa and Tina also discuss a second piece about the challenges in the case of a young gender nonconforming asylum seeker Rene Lopez.

In the second segment, Anoa talked with Audia Jones who is running as a progressive candidate for Harris County DA in Texas. Learn more about Audia at her website and make sure to check out Audia on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!