Arizona author Alberto Rios grew up in Nogales during the 1950s and 60s, a time when the border was a much different place. Rios tells what he calls the "positive" side of the border in his memoir Capirotada. It was chosen as the One Book Arizona winner this year, a program that encourages communities across the state to read the same book at the same time. Rios is in Flagstaff today for the Northern Arizona Book Festival. I asked him to describe the border of his childhood.
Alberto Rios is a professor at Arizona State University. This interview was recorded at Sun Sounds Studios in Tempe.