Fraught with controversy, the US-Mexico border and proposed wall was a pillar of Trump's Presidential campaign. But, the reality is that the border has never been harder to cross and recent data shows more Mexicans leaving America than entering. Still, many attempt the harrowing journey. Rory Carroll hears the heart-wrenching stories of those trying and those who've lost hope.
In 2014, when a national news feature named Wilmington, DE as "Murder Town USA", one local photographer felt compelled to show a different side to his home city and uncover an alternative truth. Kate Watson tells us more...
Paul Rogers visits Los Angeles County Fire Department's Camp 16, home to approximately 60 prison inmates who volunteer to serve their time defending the area from the potentially devastating effects of local wildfires each year.
Paul Rogers talks to three urban explorers who spend their time seeking out abandoned sites in Southern California's seemingly endless sprawl. From forgotten towns and defunct prisons to entire airfields of decommissioned planes, explorers in the West are spoiled for choice.
Art galleries moving into Los Angeles' Boyle Heights neighborhood insist they come in peace, but residents see it differently: rather as a wave of fresh gentrification that raises rents, dilutes their community, and prices them out of their homes. Now many are fighting back.
Fresh out of jail, Dwight 'Screamer' Wells vowed to help Florida's youth follow a different route than his own. His plan: to turn inner-city kids away from gun violence and onto biking instead. Francisco Alvarado went to meet the founder of Bikes Up Gunz Down.
From the outside looking in, California’s Lunada Bay is the perfect embodiment of Palos Verdes surf utopia. But LA-based writer Rory Carroll found unexpected chaos: territorial renegades determined to keep the beach theirs, and theirs alone.