Episode 1, Season 2 / Nov 4, 2021

The Borderlands

A dispatch from the Rio Grande Valley and a performance by Adia Victoria

The Prologue

The Prologue

Texas journalist Michelle García investigates the history of the U.S.–Mexico border and the violent response to Black Lives Matter protests in the Rio Grande Valley.

Photo by Joe Yates via Unsplash

Beyond The Prologue

Essays by Michelle García

Michelle García is a frequent contributor to the OA, and she's written extensively on the politics of place and identity. In both "The Year of the Heavy Moon" and "My Name is Alex," García explores the realities of migration, movement, and land dispossession.


United Farm Workers Mural in San Juan, Texas

by Artemio Guerra Garza Courtesy Jessenia Herzberg See the mural referenced in the segment.

In Session

In Session

A performance by Adia Victoria from the 30A Songwriter’s Festival.
Photo by Huy Nguyen