Newsmakers, September 17, 2021

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Volunteers sort donations for Afghan refugees
Volunteers with Team Rubicon sort through donations at the Wisconsin National Guard Armory in Sparta, Wis. on Thursday, Sep. 16, 2021. Hope Kirwan/WPR

On this week’s “Newsmakers” program, host Ezra Wall speaks with folks about the recent arrival of Afghan refugees being housed at Ft. McCoy military base in Monroe County. Wall speaks with WPR La Crosse-based reporter Hope Kirwan, who has been covering the story in recent weeks. We also hear from representatives of aid groups providing support, including Catholic Charities La Crosse and Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization led by veterans that responds to humanitarian crises.

Episode Credits

  • Ezra Wall Host
  • Dawn Jewell Producer
  • John Davis Producer
  • Hope Kirwan Guest
  • Karen Becker Guest
  • John Stuhlmacher Guest