Host Rich Kremer welcomed Nasra Xashi, a refugee services coordinator, and Abdisitaar Doon, refugee resource specialist. Both are Somali natives employed by Workforce Resource, Inc., a private nonprofit corporation that helps new immigrants transition into their lives in the community, among other services. Kremer also talks to Sue Lane, regional operations director at Workforce Resource, Inc., who supervised and worked with refugee programs for several years. Kimberly Frandsen, English as a Second Language teacher for Barron Area School District, will also join the show. Fleeing the Somalia civil war, Somali refugees arrived in Barron in 1999 filling a labor shortage at the Jennie-O Turkey processing plant at the time. The city of Barron was not equipped for the immigrant influx; English as a Second Language was not offered in schools, traditional Somali foods were not present in grocery stores and affordable housing was scarce.