News Director Peter O'Dowd leads a newsroom that includes reporters in seven Southwestern bureaus. His work has aired on The BBC, NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation, and American Public Media's Marketplace. He's covered technology, the housing bubble and the constant flap over immigration policy that keeps Arizona in the national spotlight. Peter began his radio career at Wyoming Public Radio. He has a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and he's taught English in Tokyo, Japan.
Fronteras Desk is in Central America for two weeks. We're further south in this hemisphere than we've ever been. And as we always do, we'll come back with a few tales — reminders of just how connected our seemingly distant worlds really are.
Republicans John McCain and Jeff Flake are part of the so-called Gang of Eight, a bipartisan group in the Senate that’s hammering out a proposal.
When the cold air comes, look for Styrofoam cups.
When the U.S. Senate takes up immigration reform, two lawmakers from Arizona will have a big hand in shaping the debate. Republican senators John McCain and Jeff Flake are part of the so-called Gang of Eight, a bi-partisan group of elected officials crafting a reform proposal. Peter O’Dowd tells us what to expect from the influential pair and what their role in the debate means for a state that's become Ground Zero on immigration. To be published Jan. 22, 2013
A peak inside U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema's doctoral dissertation.
Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat with a unique life story, will represent Arizona's new 9th Congressional District.
A economist says access to assault weapons in the United States affects violence in Mexican border towns.
A teenager's radio diary prompts thoughts on recovery.
A two-month trial period of flying Mexican deportees to Mexico City has ended.
Latino Decisions called Latino voters in battleground states like Colorado and Nevada part of the "Western firewall" that helped protect the president’s lead.