Segment 1: The mindset of asylum-seekers in Trump's America.
Sticking to his campaign promise of strictly enforcing the law at our southern border, President Trump's immigration policies resulted in thousands of migrant children being seperated from their parents. Though he ended that policy with an executive order last week, families crossing illegally are still being detained with children. Today, we heard a first-hand account of what it's like living in a family detention center.
- Madeline Fox, Kansas News Service reporter
- Ramon Valdez, Innovation Law Lab program manager
- Veronica, alias of an asylum-seeker who spent several months in family detention centers
- Rev. Rick Behrens, Grandview Park Presbyterian Church pastor
Segment 2, beginning at 27:30: Why scientific research is so easily misunderstood.
In spite of overwhelming scientific consensus that there's no link between autism and vaccines, 10 percent of Americans still think the risks posed by vaccinations outweigh the benefits. All too often, portions of the public readily accept false claims about science and health coming from celebrities and politicians. In our second segment, we discussed why scientists don't always take the lead in conversations about science.
- Dr. Paul Offit, University of Pennsylvania professor of vaccinology and author of "Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information"