Tickets are priced at $10 a person, available via Eventbrite.com.
The discussion will continue online and the public is invited to take part, using the hashtag #NPRBeyondBorders and following @NPRMichel and @KPBS.
Members of the audience and those online will have the chance to pose questions about life on the border.
Said Martin: “San Diego’s closeness to the U.S.-Mexico border makes it the perfect place to talk about what a national border is in the 21st centur. It’s a place where the daily conversation — over such intensely challenging issues such as trade, culture, security, identity — has become the national conversation. We are very happy to have the chance to hold this event with the people who know it best, and to bring it to a national audience.”
KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo said: “We’re very excited to welcome Michel and the Going There team to San Diego. This is a great opportunity to engage with members of our community and fully explore what impact the border has to our way of life.”
This event is part of the national touring series “NPR Presents Michel Martin: Going There,” which is made possible by The Kresge Foundation and by a collaboration between NPR and KPBS.
“The evening’s conversation will take a closer look of the duality at the thriving border economy in the greater San Diego area, where tens of thousands of people cross into the region each day and more than $40 billion worth of trade takes place each year,” said a news release. “Meanwhile, drug smuggling, human trafficking and illegal immigration also thrive, causing some to say border security needs to be tightened.”
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