Threshold Conversations: Alfredo Corchado
In the second episode of Threshold Conversations, Amy talks with award-winning journalist Alfredo Corchado. As Mexico Border correspondent for the Dallas Morning News, Alfredo is one of the nation’s leading reporters covering the complicated issues playing out at the U.S./Mexico border.
We all depend on the food we eat, and on the people who raise, grow, and harvest that food for us. In the United States, a huge number of the people who do that work are undocumented immigrants. Today, Alfredo discusses what coronavirus means for this vulnerable and important population and his own experience growing up and working in the fields of California’s Central Valley. He also discusses the intersection of climate, immigration, and food security.
Threshold is a public radio show and podcast that tackles one pressing environmental issue each season. Launched in 2016, Threshold has received a Peabody Award nomination, a national Edward R. Murrow Award, and a citation from the Overseas Press Club among other honors.
Threshold Conversations features interviews with environmental thought leaders on important issues impacting cultures, communities, and ecosystems in the United States and beyond. These conversations aim to create space for thoughtful, civil conversations about the urgent environmental issues we’re living with today.
Threshold Conversations is supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, Montana Public Radio, Park Foundation, High Stakes Foundation, and Threshold’s listeners.