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NPR Borderland project explores life along U.S.-Mexico border

March 19-28 on Morning Edition: The series looks at the often surprising ways two neighboring nations influence one another.

Two men at Rio Grande overlook

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An NPR News team, including Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, will drive both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in March. They plan to travel east to west, starting at the Brownsville, Texas/Matamoros, Mexico border and making their way to Tijuana, crossing the border several times.

Just as with the 2,700-mile North Africa journey in 2012 or the subcontinent-spanning Grand Trunk Road series in 2010, this long journey will illuminate vital issues in new and different ways. NPR's regional correspondents John Burnett, Kelly McEvers, Ted Robbins, and Carrie Kahn, and Monica Ortiz Uribe of Fronteras will also file reports for the series. Every story will involve a crossing -- of people, goods, money or culture -- from one side of the border to the other. They explore the often surprising ways two neighboring nations influence one another.

The central stories air on Morning Edition Wednesday, March 19, through Friday, March 28, with additional stories on the newsmagazines and on NPR.org.

Follow their journey on the NPR On The Road Tumblr.