PRI's The World: 08/14/14

August 14, 2014

PRI's The World: 08/14/14

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August 14, 2014

There's been a fourth night of clashes between protesters in the town of Ferguson, Missouri and local police. There are quite a few reporters from foreign news outlets on the ground in Ferguson. We'll touch base with them to see how they're covering events in Missouri, and how the situation compares to what they've seen in their home countries. Also, the bifurcated life of writer Claire Hajaj. Her mother is Israeli — her father is Palestinian. The recent conflict in Gaza has split her family between support for Israel, and support for the Palestinians.

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Conflict & Justice

Texas volunteers help Central American migrants during their first hours of freedom on US soil

Some migrant families with young children detained shortly after arriving from Central America are sent to live with relatives in the US as they await their date in court. That transition — suddenly being released — can be frightening and overwhelming. But there is one effort in McAllen, Texas, to help these migrants during their first few minutes on US soil.

Conflict & Justice

Just a mile from Gaza, a Kibbutznik cartoonist holds steadfast to his left wing beliefs

For all of his 61 years, Israeli political cartoonist Arnon Avni has lived in a kibbutz just a mile from the Gaza Strip. He's proud of his left-wing roots and remains steadfast in his liberal politics but his expectations have changed. Avni no longer speaks realistically of peace with Palestinians. His hope these days is for a reconciliation between Arabs and Israelis, an agreement that they have two drastically different narratives and that both can be right.

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