In the News

Webb County and Laredo coming face to face with the reality of a border wall The Texas Tribune 2/25/20

Trump Is Trampling Dozens of Laws to Build His Border Wall Slate 2/18/20

Border Wall Threatens National Wildlife Refuge That’s Been 40 Years In The Making NPR 1/14/20

‘That is how you cause extinction’: Border wall threatens desert ecology, conservationists say El Paso Times 10/31/19

Border Wall Rising In Arizona, Raises Concerns Among Conservationists, Native Tribes NPR 10/13/19

Cemeteries and memories stand in border wall’s way Associated Press 5/30/19 [also available through other sources, e.g. PBS News Hour, Arizona Daily Star (Tucson), Philadelphia Inquirer)]

Community Accent Refreshing 90.9 (Lancaster, OH) 3/22/19 [new link, now on Facebook]

US Mexico Border Sinclair Community College (Facebook) 2/21/19

“Border Barriers” Exhibit Opens at Dayton Peace Museum WDTN-TV (Dayton, OH) 2/16/19 [also featured on WRGT-TV (Dayton, OH)]

Where the new law permits — and prevents — border barriers The Washington Post 2/15/19 [map credit]

Where new border barriers will be erected in the Rio Grande valley The Washington Post 2/10/19 [map credit]

A Closed Border Gate Has Cut Off Three Tohono O’odham Villages from Their Closest Food Supply Pacific Standard 2/7/19

If Trump gets wall money, nearly half of border could be covered by barriers by 2027 ABC 6 (Columbus, OH) 1/10/19 [distributed through Sinclair Broadcast Group; also available through other sources e.g. CBS 6 (Albany, NY), ABC 3 (Pensacola, FL), Fox 26 (Fresno,  CA)]

Trump no cede y exige fondos para completar dos tercios restantes del muro La Tercera (Santiago, Chile) 12/27/18

Interior Dept. officials downplayed federal wildlife experts’ concerns about Trump’s border wall, documents show The Washington Post 12/10/18

Zinke touts immigration enforcement on public lands E&E News / Energy Wire 11/13/18

Ocelots, Butterflies in Path of Border Wall: As DHS waives its way across Texas, Congress is rethinking a thirteen-year-old law CQ Roll Call 9/21/18

Trump blasts GOP spending plan that lacks money for wall U.S. News & World Report 9/20/18 [photo contribution; distributed through AP; also available on other sites, e.g. Western Journal, Nebraska TV]

Exhibit showcases images of Mexico border walls, fences Washington Post 9/19/18 [review of exhibit; distributed through AP; also available on other sites, e.g. WOSU Public Media, 10TV]

Exhibit showcases images of Mexico border walls, fences Washington Times 8/19/18 [upcoming announcement; distributed through AP, also available on other sites]

Face the State with Scott Light 10TV (Columbus, OH) 2/11/18

Madsen Explores Border Issues While on Sabbatical The Ohio State at Newark Profiles November 2017

Border barriers: Could a wall really make the U.S. safer? Ohio State Insights October 2017

600+ companies are bidding to build Trump’s ‘border wall’—including one from Mexico CNBC 3/16/17

Border walls aren’t unheard of, but today they increasingly divide friends, not enemies Los Angeles Times 1/31/17 including my photograph of border wall in Douglas, AZ [article also reprinted as Why nations are fencing off their neighbours — even the ones they call friends The Toronto Star 2/3/17]

Trump’s wall would be hard to build – even if Mexico pays Christian Science Monitor 4/6/16

Ohio State Newark border expert calls Trump wall plan “questionable” Morrow County Sentinel 4/2/16


Reducing our disposable plastic use in Licking County Newark Advocate 12/29/19

Is the border really more unlawful than Newark? Newark Advocate 12/30/18

Ohio needs Congressional gerrymandering reform Newark Advocate 11/25/17

Barriers, just one element of border enforcement Newark Advocate 12/10/16

Mapping the heavens from Newark Newark Advocate 11/24/15

Geographic literacy as critical as reading Newark Advocate 11/29/14