Immigrant boys held in a former Wal-Mart, that Trump-Kim video, and the politics and language of soccer

June 14, 2018

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Occupants at Casa Padre, an immigrant shelter for minor boys, in Brownsville, Texas, June 14, 2018.

Occupants at Casa Padre, an immigrant shelter for minor boys, in Brownsville, Texas, June 14, 2018.   


Handout/US Department of Health and Human Services via Reuters

Nearly 1,500 boys between the ages of 10 and 17 are being held in a detention center in a former Wal-Mart in Brownsville, Texas, after they crossed the border without documentation. We talk with a reporter who went inside. Plus, the specially produced video that President Donald Trump showed Kim Jong-un on an iPad in Singapore prompts a new look at US government propaganda. And we hear about the geopolitics of Russia's World Cup and consider some soccer terms that just don't translate into English.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Artist: Alam Khan
Label: AMMP
Song: Lamp Fall
Artist: Sousou & Maher Cissoko
Label: Ajabu!
Artist: Bombino
Label: PTKF

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