We had the good fortune of connecting with Yvette Borja and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Yvette, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Legal thinking is binary in many ways and the arguments that can be made through the law are limited. My podcast is a way to explore the historical and social contexts of judicial decisions, legislation and politics, archive the fierce resistance occurring in the US/Mexico borderlands and imagine a better future in ways that are not constricted by the practice of law.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am proud of the Central American representation that I am bringing to the podcasting world. Through the #litreview, I’ve explored the works of Central American journalists, scholars, poets and activists and my podcast segments regularly feature interviews with many of these same people as well. . Roberto Lovato did a study for the Columbia Journalism Review that found that in the mainstream media coverage of the 2018 family separation crisis, virtually no Central American experts were quoted to give critical context. My podcast is a reclaiming of Central American stories told by the daughter of Salvadoran immigrants.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
To eat, I would suggest Sonoran hot dogs from a food stand. To drink, a mangoyada. The Saguaro National Park has beautiful views of majestic Saguaros lining the Tucson mountains. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shoutout to Karen Lazcano for being a brainstorming partner in launching the first season of Radio Cachimbona, particularly when it came to graphic design for social media promotion.

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