At Home: Marisol Guerra

Audio produced, edited, and mixed by Andrea Gutierrez
Photograph by Andrew Miksys

» Orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished on Novem­ber 27, 2018, by The Cal­i­for­nia Sun­day Magazine

Marisol Guer­ra is a farm­work­er from Cal­i­for­nia. She lives in a motel in Wash­ing­ton state dur­ing apple sea­son. I asked her about home.

I was born in Mex­i­co and came when I was 15. Over there, there’s more free­dom — peo­ple stay out in the plaza until 10, 11 at night. Here, you have more respon­si­bil­i­ties, but you can get ahead.

Tape Syncs

I do tape syncs and sound gath­er­ing in the Los Ange­les area. Here’s some of my work.

NPR Code Switch

»Orig­i­nal­ly released Sep­tem­ber 12, 2018

I record­ed a tape sync with Dr. Gaye There­sa John­son in Ven­tu­ra, CA. Her inter­view comes at 33:48 in the episode.

Bodies in Death (24-Hour Radio Race)

Produced by Andrea Gutierrez and Celine Teo-Blockey
Edited and Mixed by Andrea Gutierrez

» Report­ed, edit­ed, and mixed in Los Ange­les, CA on August 26–27, 2018

Celine and I formed Team Radio Full Stop for the 2018 24-Hour Radio Race from KCR­W’s Inde­pen­dent Pro­duc­er Project.

Spe­cial thanks to Jill Schock of Death Doula LA ( for speak­ing to us on short notice!

The Accidental Librarian

Produced, edited, and mixed by Andrea Gutierrez

» Orig­i­nal­ly broad­cast on August 10, 2018, on West Texas Talk by Mar­fa Pub­lic Radio.

Lety Navar­rete nev­er expect­ed to run a library. She was hired to help at first. But when the pre­vi­ous direc­tor left unex­pect­ed­ly, she had to take charge.

This sto­ry was report­ed, edit­ed, and mixed at the Tran­som Trav­el­ing Work­shop in Mar­fa, TX (July and August 2018).