There’s been a lot of talk about a border wall and border security on the news lately and that’ll be the topic for a large portion of The Bob & Steve Show tomorrow.
Bob and I are going to bring some perspective to the situation on the border for our listeners. Lately folks have heard me say to Bob on the show that if you have never lived in a border state you have no idea what life is really like on the border.
Thanks to the fact that I lived for several years in New Mexico, Bob and I enlisted the help of our friend (and my New Mexico mom) former four-term NM state Representative Janice Arnold-Jones and have farmers and ranchers living in New Mexico’s southernmost county, Hidalgo County, calling in to the show to tell us what life along the border is really like.
(Hint: there’s not a wall, no steel posts, just seven strand barbed wire fence)
You’ll hear from a farmer who had an illegal border crosser walk through his back door at 4:00AM. You’ll hear a rancher tell the story of finding 700 pounds of marijuana on his property, calling border patrol and then dealing with the retaliation of having called border patrol.
We’ll also have rancher and Hidalgo County Commissioner John Hatch call in assuming he has cell phone service as he’ll be traveling to Reserve, NM (I remember the difficulties of getting cell service in some of the high desert areas of the state).
And, of course, we’ll have former NM state Rep. Janice Arnold-Jones call-in.
Tune-in, it’ll be an interesting and educational show tomorrow.