Lucrecia Guerrero grew up in Nogales, Arizona, right along the border with Mexico. That border land area has always exerted a powerful influence on her writing. Ten years ago she published a collection of short stories, "Chasing Shadows." These otherworldly, atmospheric tales served notice that Guerrero is a writer who possesses extraordinary talent.
Emily McCord speaks to NPR's Sonari Glinton for this week's edition of PoliticsOhio. He's a business reporter who has been in the state to report on Ohio's collective bargaining situation and speaks with McCord about how this fits in to the national scene. Also, he addresses the politics behind President Obama's silence on the matter during a recent visit to Ohio.