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Experts update predictions on economic crisis; Iraqi protesters are regrouping; Saving a trove of Viking artifacts

The economic fallout of the novel coronavirus pandemic will have wide-ranging consequences. In Southeast Asia, some fear it will increase trafficking and forced labor. Iraqi protesters are regrouping, even as the pandemic has hampered street demonstrations. And for many immigrants' families worldwide, remittences are a lifeline. Those payments are expected to plummet. A frozen pass in Norway holds secrets of the Viking era. Plus, this sourdough library is a quarantine baker's dream.

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Conflict & Justice

Patroling the border with Mexico

The US-Mexico border crossing near San Diego is one of the frontlines in the battle against illegal immigration. KPBS reporter Ruxandra Guidi brings us the story of one US Customs and Border Protection official who patrols the San Ysidro port of entry.

Lifestyle & Belief

Return to Mexico

Devin Browne of the Fronteras desk at station KJZZ reports on the growing number of Mexican children raised in the US who have gone back to Mexico. They're the children of migrants, and they're struggling with the Spanish language and Mexican culture.

The World in Words

Re-learning Spanish, and Super-Injunctions

In this week's World in Words podcast, kids raised in the US are enrolling in Mexican schools, often after their parents have been deported-- and they're struggling to re-learn Spanish. Also, the politics behind the language of terms like illegal alien and undocumented worker. Plus, British gag orders aren't working, thanks to Twitter. And, does Obama heart Britain as much as Brits heart Obama? Is the relationship still special?