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September 7, 2008 Singer-songwriter Tom Russell lives in El Paso-Juarez, which sits right on the border between Texas and Mexico. When he heard about the new wall going up between the two countries, he realized that all cheap labor on the border is done by illegal immigrants. So he wrote a song that asks an obvious question.
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March 1, 2005 Singer and songwriter Tom Russell cites many artistic influences, including comedian Lenny Bruce, environmental activist Edward Abbey, country artist Merle Haggard and his beloved poet mentor Charles Bukowski. NPR's Alex Chadwick talks to Russell about his new CD, Hotwalker.
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