A mother reflects on raising her daughter in America

Jun 30, 2015
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Over the past six months student reporters from Mills College in Oakland have been tracing the path of the American dream. Jessica Toyota brings us the story of Erika Monico, a mother who explains what she’s gained and lost by moving from Brazil and raising her daughter in the U.S.

A Brazilian immigrant returns home to start a family

Jun 29, 2015
Andre Havro

Feeling homesick is something a lot of new immigrants experience. People often seek out the familiar in the foreign -- like with food. But while taste can build a bridge, sometimes people need more than flavor to connect to home. Mills College reporter Jessica Toyota brings us the story of Denize Wells. In America, she found love, but to find a child, she returned to her native Brazil.


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On the Oct 31st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of tax cuts and the governor’s race in Kansas, the presidential elections in Brazil, and the effects of austerity in the UK.  We’ll be joined by the independent journalist Mary O’Hara, Topeka Capital-Journal’s Tim Carpenter and freelance journalist Mauricio Savarese joins us from São Paulo Brazil. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.