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At Risk in the Age of Trump

Series produced by Bending Borders

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In this special report, we explore the lives of eight groups of people under the Trump administration. From undocumented lovers, to a transgender woman in a Trump-supporting household, they show us how they are coming to terms with the new administration.

Life under President Donald Trump has been downright risky for some people living in America. Muslims, women, undocumented immigrants and members of the LGBTQ community have to be particularly diligent. This special, “At Risk in the Age of Trump,” peels back the curtain on some of the most vulnerable.


9 Pieces

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Caption: Life under Trump, Credit: Paola Mardo
In this special report, we explore the lives of eight groups of people under the Trump administration. From undocumented lovers, to a transgender w...

Bought by WCPN, KUER, KSFR, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 08, 2017
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Tess and Marco play sungka, a traditional Filipino mancala game., Credit: Paola Mardo
As Filipino schoolmates, Marco was sweet on Tess but left for the Middle East to work, and Tess went to the U.S. Three decades later--with the help...

Bought by WAMC and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 06:51
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Coach Asa and Marwa after their hour-long lesson, Credit: Pasha Zolfaghari
When attacks on Muslims and Mosques spiked, one young woman removed her headscarf but refused to be intimidated. Produced by Pasha Zolfaghari.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 03:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Olive puts on lipstick in her car. She says she loves the name of it: Rage., Credit: Renee Gross
There has never been an easy time to be transgender in America. For 22-year-old Olive, whose parents are Trump supporters, it couldn’t be much hard...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 06:22
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Vondersaar's cousin Melissa Brand is a liberal from Orange County. The pair mostly avoids talking about politics., Credit: Jenny Lower
Adam Vondersaar is a gun aficionado and survivalist. But this former punk rocker took an unusual route to becoming a Republican in a blue state. Pr...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 06:44
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alvin poses for a portrait. The car behind him is a Nissan 240SX. Ever since he was a kid, it has been his dream to own one. DACA allows him drive his car without the fear of getting pulled over and getting deported., Credit: Stefanie De Leon Tzic
Alvin’s family left Indonesia for the U.S. to give their son more opportunity. Now that they are aging, it’s his turn to protect them...and he’s ve...

Bought by WDBM and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 06:33
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Following the election, L.A.-based comic Sara Schaefer travels to colleges across the U.S., where she’s trying out some politically charged material. Here she is performing at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, Credit: Rohan Venkatesh
Sara Schaefer does standup comedy in L.A. Taking her act on the road to college campuses--some in red, religious territory--has its own risks and c...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 05:10
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lead guitarist Josh Fleury and drummer Rick Chapman jam during a late-night rehearsal., Credit: Ashley Eady
When Trump took aim at minorities, a group of L.A. musicians took up steel guitars and razor-sharp lyrics to fight back. Produced by Ashley Eady.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:34
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Once in plain view, many immigrants are missing from work sites, classrooms, and bus stops. But one pastor has vowed to do what he can to keep his ...

Bought by WDBM and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:36
  • Purchases: 2