immigrants

Up to Date
11:41 am
Sun November 3, 2013

Steve's Bookshelf: Cracking Camelot And Becoming American

Steve Kraske speaks with authors Thurston Clarke, Robert Dallek and Domingo Martinez.

John F. Kennedy was no King Arthur, but his life has often been compared to Camelot.

On Monday's Up to Date, we revisit Steve’s Bookshelf, a collection of books on Steve Kraske's radar right now. We talk with Thurston Clarke and Robert Dallek the authors of two different books that examine the former president’s policies. Also, author Domingo Martinez takes us into the life of a family trying to become “real” Americans on the Texas border.

Guests:

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Harvest Public Media
7:44 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Garden City, Kan. Considered Model Of Success For Immigrant Influx

Two students in a “newcomer” class at Florence Wilson Elementary School in Garden City, Kan.
Peggy Lowe Harvest Public Media

Sister Janice Thome’s office is a 2003 brown Ford Focus with a backseat piled high with paperwork and a prayer book.

Thome puts 125,000 miles a year on this car, picking up boxes from the food pantry, finding a mattress for a newcomer, delivering a sick soul to a doctor’s appointment. All the while, she fields emergency calls on her flip phone, responding to her mission to serve the poor of Garden City, out on the plains of southwest Kansas.

This day, Thome is teaching her teen parenting class at the alternative high school.

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Up to Date
10:06 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Ayad Akhtar: American Dervish

Ayad Akhtar
ayadakhtar.com

A young Pakistani-American struggles to identify both as Muslim and American.

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Walt Bodine Show
4:00 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

KC History: Americans by Choice

Coming up Friday on the Walt Bodine Show, we'll take a look at "Americans by Choice," an exhibit that tells the history of immigration and naturalization in the state of Kansas.

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Refugees and Immigrants
4:05 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

New Program Helps KC Refugees, Immigrants

KCUR News
10:46 am
Mon June 14, 2010

Despite Health Overhaul, Obstacles Remain For Area Immigrants

Kansas City, MO – Some major changes are coming to the U.S. health care system. For one, the health care overhaul passed by congress this year is supposed to expand coverage. But for immigrants trying to access health care in Kansas City and around the country, big obstacles remain.

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KC Currents
2:38 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Rockhurst Student Faces Deportation

Kansas City, Mo. – The movement for immigrants' rights has been held back by the fact that many illegal immigrants are reluctant to advocate openly for their cause. But this week, a small group of young immigrants, some of whom are undocumented, began a high-stakes campaign of civil disobedience.

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