On Sunday afternoon, Sonia Nazario was interviewed on the Wisconsin Public Radio program “University of the Air.” You can find the archived program online here! In the interview, Nazario talks about how a conversation in her home in Los Angeles with her house cleaner Carmen brought her to the story, as well as her own family’s immigration experience (and connection to Madison!) The show provides a great preview for Nazario’s visit to UW-Madison October 27th.
“University of the Air” is co-hosted by Norman Gilliland and Emily Auerbach , a University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor with a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Liberal Studies & the Arts (Continuing Studies).
Auerbach is also Director of The Odyssey Project, a program that gives adults facing economic barriers to education a chance to start college for free. Odyssey Project students are reading Enrique’s Journey this year and some of them will have an opportunity to meet Nazario when she visits campus.