Interview with Peter O'Dowd on NPR's Here & Now....
I am a reporter, editor and audio producer specializing in deeply reported stories. I am currently based in Phoenix. In my career, I’ve edited in both English and Spanish for The Associated Press, covered immigration and border issues for NPR shows and member stations, produced longform narrative podcast episodes for 70 Million and KALW’s Spiritual edge, and contributed online stories to the Guardian and Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting. I currently serve as an editor on a number of podcasts, including a forthcoming Spanish-language narrative podcast about music and identity.
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.