In January of 2020, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled that countries cannot deport refugees seeking asylum due to life-threatening conditions caused by climate change. The case involved Ioane Teitota, a native of the island nation of Kiribati, who unsuccessfully sought asylum in New Zealand due to rising sea levels in his home country. […]
Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced a peace plan for the Middle East. What does this really mean for Israel and Palestine? For the first part of today’s show, Palestinian journalist and peace activist Ahmed Abu Artema and Jennifer Loewenstein, longtime observer of the Middle East, offer responses. In the second segment, investigative reporter […]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—time for Carousel’s annual happy show, where she looks back on the year and highlights positive news from the community. Today, we learn about local refugee resettlement, the successes of the Dane County government in criminal justice and mental health initiatives, the Bookstores Against Borders Fundraiser for RAICES […]
On May 14, 1948, Mariam Fathalla was forced to leave her ancient Palestinian town of al-Zeeb at the age of eighteen. In the year that followed, more than half of all Palestinians were expelled or killed in a series of events now known as al-Nakba (the Catastrophe). For today’s episode, guest host Gil Halsted presents […]
We bring you another two-part show today! First, we talk to research scientist and human rights attorney Robin Bronen about climate displacement and the human costs of environmental disaster. In the second segment, Palestinian journalist and refugee Amena ElAshkar discusses her work raising awareness about human injustices in Palestine with the North America Nakba Tour. […]
Mandy Manning, recipient of the 2018 National Teacher of the Year Award, talks to Jan about her efforts to welcome immigrant children to the U.S., protest the separation of refugee children from their parents, and her “closed to the press” presentation of the award by President Trump.