Christian Serrano expects to graduate in December 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in Spanish. Serrano, who has interned with Raza Development Fund and Promise Arizona, and covered the borderlands for Cronkite News, is working in the Phoenix News Bureau.
The South Central Mercado was established in October of 2019 by Cecilia Rivera, Sam Gomez and Joe Munoz. The pop-up market gives small businesses, artists and entrepreneurs a space to create business plans and sell their goods.
PHOENIX – Salvadoreño Restaurant No. 3, like other Hispanic-owned restaurants, endured many hardships during the pandemic. Yesenia Ramirez, co-owner of the restaurant, says they had to “respond to change immediately.”
PHOENIX – Eighty-eight nonprofit cultural organizations are coming back to life after the pandemic, thanks to $2.65 million in federal COVID-relief aid targeting the arts. The money was allocated by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture.
NOGALES – Nogales had a celebratory if low-key border reopening Monday, as people in cars and on foot crossed over from Mexico for the first time since March 2020, when COVID-19 prompted the U.S. to ban all nonessential travel.
The Department of Homeland Security announced this week it will stop raiding workplaces to search for undocumented immigrants. Tempe Union High School District votes to remove resource officers from its campuses. Plus, West Nile virus
mitigation helps Yuma County and the Cocopah Indian Tribe, and the Phoenix Mercury even the WNBA Finals at 1-1.
Host: Natasha Yee
Producer: Connor Worley
Contributors: Samantha Byrd, Christian Serrano