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Nuevo South

Siler City, North Carolina, used to be a typical small southern town: lots of families had roots going back a century or two and its citizens were proud of the town's close-knit culture and neighborly feel.

2008 / John Biewen / Tennessee Watson / Center for Documentary Studies, USA

Siler City, North Carolina, used to be a typical small southern town: lots of families had roots going back a century or two and its citizens were proud of the town's close-knit culture and neighborly feel.

But in the 1990s the culture began to change, as Latino immigrants started moving to Siler City. They've come to find work, and are bringing their own traditions and customs along with them. "Nuevo South" tells the complicated story of a town in transition.


produced by

John Biewen

John Biewen is audio program director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, where he teaches and produces the Peabody Award-nominated Scene on Radio podcast.

Tennessee Watson

Tennessee Jane Watson lives in New York City and likes to make stuff out sounds, images and using her body. She's terrible at sitting still but loves listening to stories; a dynamic that makes life as an audio producer always interesting.


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