Arizona Edition

On this week's Arizona Edition, Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls talks about the increasing number of refugees released in Yuma and reflects on a year of pandemic in our community.

10,000 American baby boomers turn 65 every day and immediately confront a choice regarding their future healthcare. This week we hear about a growing trend for American seniors – choosing a private insurance plan for their Medicare coverage.

 

Recently, the U.S. Border Patrol began releasing refugees and asylum-seeking migrants in Yuma County. While they aren't in the area long, there are few aid agencies to help them transition out.  

Arizona Edition - Our guest this week warns that politicians, and the media, hype up coverage of the U.S.-Mexico border for political gain and for ratings. Clara Long focuses on immigration and border policy as Associate Director for US Programs at Human Rights Watch. 

From the 1940s to the 1990s the federal government detonated hundreds of nuclear devices at a test site in Nevada, spreading radioactive fallout to the winds of the American southwest.  Downwind cancer victims linked to that fallout later got an apology and a path to compensation in the form of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act in 1990 but many say it wasn’t enough.

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