President Trump Signs Revised Travel Ban Executive Order, NPR Host Visiting Wisconsin, Mass Incarceration In America

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An NPR host is traveling to Madison to discuss what higher education is really for, as part of a national tour exploring pressing issues in America. She talks with us about the upcoming event and what different communities have taught her. The United States has more people in prison than any other country. The author of a book on mass incarceration joins us to explore its causes and ways to achieve prison reform. Plus, we talk to a political scientist about the revised executive order President Trump signed Monday, barring migrants from six predominantly Muslim countries.

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  • President Trump Signs Revised Travel Ban Executive Order

    On Monday President Donald Trump signed a revised executive order of his travel ban barring migrants from predominantly Muslim countries. This order is updated from a January ban on residents from seven Middle Eastern and African countries. That travel ban began on the day it was issued and was blocked by federal judges. A political scientist joins us to talk about the new executive order, how it’s different from the previous one, and what legal challenges might emerge.

  • NPR's Michel Martin Is 'Going There' In Wisconsin

    For the latest installment of the “Michel Martin: Going There” project, the NPR host is coming to Wisconsin to talk about what the purpose of high education should be. She joins us to talk about what she learns when she goes into communities to get their perspectives on national issues.

  • Locked In: The True Causes Of Mass Incarceration And How To Achieve Real Reform

    The United States is home to five percent of the world’s population but 25 percent of its prisoners. We have more prisoners than any other nation and the highest incarceration rate in the world. A law professor examines the causes of mass incarceration, which he says are different than what conventional wisdom about prison growth says. He also discusses how to approach and achieve prison reform.

Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Kimi King Guest
  • Michel Martin Guest
  • John Pfaff Guest

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