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To Arizona's poet laureate, ‘the border is what joins us’

Clip: 03/16/2018 | 5m 6s

Across his life, Alberto Rios has seen enormous changes throughout the U.S.-Mexico border region, and its culture and language have shaped him as a writer. Now as Arizona's first poet laureate, Rios has a platform for his "poems of public purpose" on all that the border means to the everyone on both sides of it. Jeffrey Brown reports.

Aired: 03/16/18

Rating: NR

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