This week on the podcast, Mike Calucchia talks about the dogs that he had in his truck for his story. We also learn about his aspirations to be a painter and hear about how he learned to cook from his Italian grandmother. After our conversation, you can hear the story as he shared it on the Tell Us Something stage.
I spoke with Karla Theilen in late June from her temporary home in Tuba City, AZ on her day off from taking care of COVID patients in the Navajo Nation. After our interview, stick around to hear her story “Guardian Angel Obstacle Course”.
“March fourth” is a warning as she leaves, travelling from Baja, Mexico to Los Ceretos, through La Paz to travel to San Diego with a straggler from Germany named Katia. Katia does not like Karla’s dogs, but they needed each other as road trip companions. They pull into Jesus Maria as they run out of gasoline, spending too much money on gasoline. Making their way onward, they make a human connection that culminates in an incident at the Mexican border.