Interview with Peter O'Dowd on NPR's Here & Now....
I am a reporter, editor and audio producer specializing in deeply reported stories. After covering Arizona and the borderlands for years, I relocated to Sacramento in Summer 2023 with my husband and toddler. I’ve edited in both English and Spanish for The Associated Press, covered immigration and border issues for NPR shows and member stations, produced and reported longform narrative podcast episodes, served as an editor for the Critical Frequency podcast Drilled and contributed stories to outlets that include the Guardian and Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting.
I am the co-author with Terry Greene Sterling of a 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.