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Journalist Ruben Martinez on Becoming the Other

Martinez was born of Mexican-Salvadoran parents and raised in Los Angeles. His new book, "The Other Side," is a collection of reports, interviews, diary entries, photographs and poems that reflect living on the border between the "first world" of Los Angeles and the "third world" of El Salvador. He speaks with guerrillas in exile, earthquake survivors, war orphans and linerationist priests, which he juxtaposes with accounts of racial tension in the schools, Latino Graffiti art, and hip hop.

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Other segments from the episode on September 9, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 9, 1992: Interview with Dorothy Allison; Interview with Ruben Martinez; Review of Sonic Youth's album "Dirty."

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