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01/26/17: Immigrants Under Trump, Tribal Power in Oklahoma, The Unspoken Trauma of Gun Violence

January 25, 201744 min
Coming up on today's show:
President Donald Trump is continuing his focus on national security this week with an expected executive order today that blocks Syrian refugees indefinitely from entering the U.S., and significantly cuts down on the number of refugees allowed into the country. These policies are not abstract for many living in the United States. Trita Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council, and Mark Doss, supervising attorney at the International Refugee Assistance Project, share their stories and perspective.  

There are over 330,000 Native Americans in the state of Oklahoma, with 38 federally recognized tribes - the second largest Native American population in the country second to California. As some of the tribes are becoming more prosperous, they are beginning to assert their power in the state. Logan Layden, reporter with State Impact Oklahoma, discusses how tribes in the state are looking to finally have their voices and interests heard. Alfreda Doonkeen, a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, describes some of the persistent problems faced by the tribes in the state. 

WLRN in Miami, Florida has compiled a 12-part series, "Young Survivors: The Unspoken Trauma of Gun Violence," highlighting the often hidden impacts of gun violence in the city. The mother of a 17-year-old shooting victim, Shanta Grant, recounts the evening her son walked out the door and the phone call no parent wants to get. Reporter Sammy Mack discusses how the effects of gun violence manifest in communities and families for generations. 

Mary Tyler Moore died on Wednesday at the age of 80. Kristen Meinzer, a senior producer for Panoply and former Takeaway producer and host of the Movie Date podcast at WNYC, traces Moore's career and life, and how she changed entertainment. 
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