Afghan refugee resettlement, Affordable Care Act enrollment

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An Afghan Evacuee Sorts Through Clothing Donations
An Afghan evacuee looks at a piece of clothing covered with butterflies and trees at a donation facility run by U.S. Soldiers and civilians at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Sept. 7, 2021, as part of the Operation Allies Welcome effort. Spc. Rhianna Ballenger/U.S. Army 

A WPR reporter updates us on how Afghan resettlement efforts are going in Wisconsin. Then, we check in on the record high enrollment in health care through the Affordable Care Act.

Featured in this Show

  • Afghan refugees navigating the legal system and culture shock as they find new homes in Wisconsin

    Many Afghans who fled Taliban rule last summer are settling into new homes in Wisconsin. We hear from WPR and PBS journalists about their conversations with refugees and the legal experts helping them navigate the process of finding a home in the United States. We also talk with the director of an Appleton resettlement agency about her group’s work.

    This story is part of a PBS Wisconsin/WPR WisContext collaboration, utilizing reporting, research and community-based expertise to provide information and insight about issues that affect Wisconsin.

  • ACA enrollment highest ever in the last year

    Enrollment for Affordable Care Act insurance plans reached the highest point ever in the last year, with about 14.5 million Americans signing up. A healthcare expert explains the spike.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Hope Kirwan Guest
  • Marisa Wojcik Guest
  • Tami McLaughlin Guest
  • Coleman Drake Guest