We’ve all heard about detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border. But do we fully understand the circumstances of those centers? And do we fully understand the mental, emotional, and psychological effects of detention on children? On today’s show, host Ali Muldrow takes a look at the unique trauma children face when they are separated from family and detained, and alternatives to this system that could reduce the harm to children and families. Her guest is Amanda Postel, who had the opportunity to see a detention center while providing legal representation to asylum-seekers.
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A Public Affair is WORT's daily hour-long talk program. It aims to engage listeners in a conversation on social, cultural, and political issues of importance. The guests range from local activists and scholars to notable national and international figures.