Trump Administration Misses Family Reunification Deadline, Wisconsin Teenager Log Rolling Champion, U.S. Attitudes Toward Refugees

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After winning several amateur competitions, a 16-year old girl from Holmen, Wisconsin has just taken home first place in the professional Midwest Log Rolling Championship. We talk to her about what it takes to compete in the sport. We also take a look at what Americans feel towards refugees in the U.S. and discuss the Trump administration’s deadline to reunify some of the youngest children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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  • The Latest On Reunifying Families Separated Under 'Zero-Tolerance' Policy

    The Trump Administration faced its first deadline to reunite some of the youngest children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. We talk to a reporter about the government’s progress, and what’s next for the thousands of children who are still separated from their families.

  • Holmen High Schooler Making Waves On Log Rolling Circuit

    Holmen High School junior Livi Pappadopoulos recently captured first place at the Midwest Log Rolling Championships and is one of the sport’s top-ranked competitors. She talks with us about what makes log rolling special for her and the keys to her success.

  • Immigration In America: U.S. Attitudes Towards Refugees

    Since 1975, more than three million refugees fleeing violence, persecution, or natural disasters have been resettled in the United States. In order to resettle in the United States, refugees have to undergo security screenings from both the U.S. and the United Nations. According to the UN, this process is done abroad and can take up to two years.

    In day three of our series looking at immigration in the United States, Alise Coen–Assistant Professor of Political Science at UW-Sheboygan and UW-Manitowoc–joins us to talk about how refugees make it to the U.S. and what awaits them when they arrive.

Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Katie Benner Guest
  • Livi Papppadopoulos Guest
  • Alise Coen Guest

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