John Burnett

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Teens Dig Into Black History As Urban Archeologists

Saturday, September 05, 2015

In a dense, wooded lot, 17-year-old Justis Jackson lies on a mound of dirt. He doesn't seem to mind the sticky heat or buzzing mosquitoes. Jackson's attention is fixed on a buried object at the bottom of a neatly dug hole.

"Sounds like metal," he says, knocking. "But what type ...


Texas Created Its Own Border Patrol Police, But Is It Necessary?

Friday, September 04, 2015

Texas is the first state to create its own police force along the U.S.-Mexico border, even though the area is already patrolled by federal agencies. Some question whether state police is needed.


3 Views On A Tragedy: Reporters Recall First Days After Katrina

Saturday, August 29, 2015

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, devastating regions of Louisiana and Mississippi, three of NPR's correspondents saw the storm firsthand. These are their stories.


Billions Spent On Flood Barriers, But New Orleans Still A 'Fishbowl'

Friday, August 28, 2015

People in New Orleans say the city finally has the storm defense system it should have had before Hurricane Katrina — at a cost of $14.5 billion. Now someone needs to cover the cost to keep it strong.


At A Shelter Of Last Resort, Decency Prevailed Over Depravity

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ten years ago, 25,000 people huddled inside the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans seeking shelter from Hurricane Katrina. The fiasco there came to epitomize the chaotic, inadequate response.


As New Orleans Recovers, Will The Dew Drop Inn Swing Again?

Monday, August 24, 2015

The popular New Orleans club welcomed everyone, even when the city code enforced segregation. It's been closed since 1972, but there's now a crusade to rescue the venue for a new generation.


Mayor Landrieu To Displaced New Orleanians: 'Y'all Can Come Home'

Friday, August 21, 2015

In the decade since Hurricane Katrina, tens of thousands of New Orleans residents fled the city and never returned. This week New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu went on the road to call his people home.


How Realistic Is Donald Trump's Immigration Plan?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Donald Trump had lacked for policy specifics until he came out with his very specific, hard-line immigration plan. But some of those in the trenches of immigration reform say it's dead on arrival.


New Piñata Trumps Usual Party Props For Mexican Entrepreneur

Friday, August 14, 2015

A shop owner in Reynosa, Mexico, found a hit product with his Donald Trump piñatas. Now, he's swinging for the other side of the aisle.


Donald Trump Visits The Border And Calls For Tougher Enforcement

Friday, July 24, 2015

Donald Trump visited the border with Mexico and said he would crack down on illegal immigration if elected president. But he was less strident than he has been in other recent remarks.


Donald Trump Explores Border Reform Measures In South Texas

Thursday, July 23, 2015

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's harsh description of immigrants has galvanized his base of supporters. He says he wants tougher border restrictions.


Hacking Iconic New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp Far From The Gulf

Sunday, July 19, 2015

This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.

This week: A play on ...


Jesus In A Lowrider: El Rito's Santero Carves Saints In Modern Clothing

Saturday, July 18, 2015

There are two things that have put El Rito on the map. In the little village in northern New Mexico, there's a tiny cafe that serves the best red-chili Frito pie in the world. And then there's the santeroNicholas Herrera.

"This is where I live," says Herrera. ...


Texas Ranchers Share Secret To Nurturing The Perfect Rib-Eye

Thursday, July 16, 2015

If you're a true meat lover, the slab you'll want searing this summer is the rib-eye. One Texas ranch shares its secret. This story originally aired on April 23, 2015 on All Things Considered.


U.S. Immigration Agency Again Drops 'Family Friendly' Detention Centers

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ICE is again changing the way it handles mothers and children who come here illegally, beginning to release most of them instead of detaining them in controversial "family-friendly" jails.


In Rio Grande Valley, Some Campaign Workers Are Paid To Harvest Votes

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

It's a time-honored tradition in South Texas: Local candidates who need votes go to campaign workers known as politiqueras. But some of those workers are now charged with manipulating mail-in ballots.


With Corruption Rampant, Good Cops Go Bad In Texas' Rio Grande Valley

Monday, July 06, 2015

How does a promising young cop go from town hero to drug trafficker? A former rogue officer details what led him to the dark side in a region known for corruption.


Corruption On The Border: Dismantling Misconduct In The Rio Grande Valley

Monday, July 06, 2015

The FBI is cracking down on rampant corruption in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. With voter fraud, drug smuggling and bribery a big part of border culture, it's proving to be a difficult task.


Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Doesn't Make It Biblically Correct, Pastor Says

Monday, June 29, 2015

Conservative churches and their congregants voiced the strongest opposition to same-sex marriages. Some church leaders say they'll continue to obey a higher authority.


Part Of The Landscape For Decades, Pumpjacks Remain Essential In Shale Fields

Sunday, June 28, 2015

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