Interview with Peter O'Dowd on NPR's Here & Now....
I am a journalist and audio producer specializing in deeply reported stories. I am currently based in Phoenix, and in July 2020, I joined The Associated Press. I also serve as an editor on a forthcoming Spanish-language narrative podcast about music and identity. Previously, I contributed stories on immigration, border issues, public health and politics to various public radio shows, podcasts and online news outlets.
I am the co-author with Terry Greene Sterling of a new narrative nonfiction book that tells the story of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s unprecedented local immigration crackdown, the grassroots Latino-led movement that organized against him and sued him for racial profiling, and the battle over immigration enforcement that culminated with a presidential pardon.
DRIVING WHILE BROWN: Sheriff Joe Arpaio versus the Latino Resistance was published in April 2021 and is available for sale where you buy your books.