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Conversations: Daniel Okrent, "The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America."

On this edition of Conversations, Daniel Okrent talks about "The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America."  His previous books include the NY Times best-selling Last Call, and Great Fortune, which was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in history.


Conversations: Daniel Connolly, "The Book of Isaias"

For over a decade, award-winning journalist Daniel Connolly has covered Mexican immigration to the U.S. South for news organizations including The Associated Press in Little Rock and The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal. On this edition of Conversations, I talk with him about his book The Book of Isaias – A Child of Hispanic Immigrants Seeks His Own America. Connolly shares the story of 18 year-old student Isaias Ramos and his peers.

Kansas Catholic Charities Ready for Refugees, If Called Upon

Children stand outside tents during a sandstorm in a refugee camp in Lebanon.  (AP Photo by Bilal Hussein, from npr.org)

If and when the United States starts accepting Syrian refugees into the country, one agency will almost certainly be involved: Catholic Charities. It's one of the oldest and largest agencies contracted by the U.S. State Department to help resettle those seeking refuge in America. Hear from Ken Williams, one of the leaders of this Christian organization.

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