Shows: June 18, 2018

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After Summit, New Directions for the Korean Peninsula?

After months of bellicose banter and rising tensions between the leaders of the US and North Korea, a turnaround suddenly arrived with President Trump and Chairman Kim's summit in Singapore. Now the meeting is being hailed as the biggest foreign relations breakthrough of the TRump administration, and the moment has unleashed a wave of hope, skepticism, ridicule and disbelief, along with a lot of questions and confusion. So what are the prospects of peace and reconciliation in the age of Trump. We talk to Tammy Kim, a Korean American journalist currently in Seoul, about the reaction on the ground.

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Threats to Voting Rights Loom for the AAPI Community

The Supreme Court this session has upheld Ohio's very aggressive efforts to purge its voter rolls -- thereby siding with Republicans who argue without evidence that more voting restrictions are needed to combat what they claim is widespread voter fraud.

To learn more about the fight against these new voter suppression tactics, we talked to John C. Yang, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice in Washington DC about what's at stake.

Learn more about protecting the vote this election season at AAAJ's website.

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Domestic Violence, Asylum and Trump's Immigration War

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Just when you thought Trump administration policy on immigration couldn’t get any crueller, AG Jeff Sessions has come up with a way to make our already stringent refugee and asylum policies even harsher and more exclusive. And he’s doing so by targeting survivors of gender-based violence. A new ruling issued by the administration invalidates domestic violence as a ground for claiming asylum, which means that the authorities can now reject asylum seekers from claimants who have been subject to systematic brutality at the hands of a family member, in part as a result of a failure, or unwillingness, of their government to protect them.

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Seattle Rises Up Against ICE Detention

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In the wake of an influx of ICE arrests and detention, Northwest Detention Center Resistance has teamed up with national advocates to mobilize against the opening of a new federal prison facility for detained migrants seized at the border--many of them refugees from Central America.

We talk to Maru Mora Villalpando, a longtime immigrant rights activist with the Seattle-based Northwest Detention Center Resistance, after a recent protest against the opening of a new federal prison for immigrants on the outskirts of Seattle, designed to absorb the latest surge in refugees who have crossed the border.

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