Why Customers Are Wrong, Afghan Refugees Arriving

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U.S soldiers stand guard along a perimeter at the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan
U.S soldiers stand guard along a perimeter at the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. On Monday, the U.S. military and officials focus was on Kabul’s airport, where thousands of Afghans trapped by the sudden Taliban takeover rushed the tarmac and clung to U.S. military planes deployed to fly out staffers of the U.S. Embassy, which shut down Sunday, and others. Shekib Rahmani/AP Photo

A consumer culture columnist explains some of the history that could be contributing to current customer rage. Then we talk with a political scientist about the situation in Afghanistan, and a local leader involved with helping incoming refugees get settled in Wisconsin

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    A culture writer discusses the history of a consumer class in the United States, and what she believes has contributed to some customers treating salespeople horribly during the pandemic.

  • Afghan Refugees To Settle In Wisconsin

    Tens of thousands of Afghans are attempting to flee their country after the Taliban took over, following U.S. withdrawal from its 20-year war there. We speak to the leader of an organization in Madison who will be helping Afghans resettle. Then, a refugee expert explains the scope of the crisis.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Amanda Mull Guest
  • Dawn Berney Guest
  • Alise Coen Guest

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