Response to the Podcast "In Arizona Town, Main Street is a Border Crossing"
What I noticed most about, " In Arizona Town, Main Street is a Border Crossing," was the continuous and rigurous inflow and outflow of Mexican immigrants. Everyday a lot of Mexicans enter and leaves the United States as if they were just going to the corner of their neighborhood to shop in the supermarket. Also, this inflow of immigrants provides the region's job supply, which is almost exclusevely dedicated to agricultural labor.
When the podcaster said, "When I'm 12 years old, my mom, she send me to buy, like, beans, like, potatoes that she pulled in the United States," I thought it was very nice that someone can go to another country to buy trivial things such as food for cooking; it should be a good experience for him to do that.
However, I did not like the podcast as a whole. Although the podcast brought up one point that calls the attention of people, as few people would think of Main Street as the way the podcast describes it, the podcast was loose in meaning and were boring for me. It does not provide something meaningful nor allows a conection to people. Perhaps my feelings arise from the fact that I am personally not interested in knowing about other Main Streets, but the comments of many of the interviewed people lacked substance and were unclear as well as sometimes unrelated. Some comments were not at all comprehensible in matters of providing a good mental picture of the place and others did not make any sense.