Episode 115

Season 1, Episode 15 of 51

NATIONAL GUARD TO BORDER – Former CBP National Deputy Chief Ronald Colburn discusses with Lorraine Rivera the purpose and impact of previous National Guard deployments to the border, and the need for the latest deployment announced by President Trump. CENTRAL AMERICAN CARAVAN – President Trump’s decision to deploy National Guard members to the border came days after a series of tweets reacting to news of a caravan of migrants from Central America traveling north through Mexico. Elizabeth Oglesby is an associate professor at the UA Center for Latin American Studies and researches human rights issues in Central America. She explains the history of the caravan, its purpose and what events led to its portrayal in the media this month. TEACHER PROTESTS – This week teachers across Arizona staged a walk-in event to protest low salaries and demand action from Gov. Doug Ducey. Pima County Superintendent of the Schools Dustin Williams joins Lorraine Rivera to discuss how funding provided by the state is then distributed to districts and classrooms. PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUDGET – Pima Community College Chancellor Lee Lambert discusses current financial struggles facing the college and what strategies are being considered, including staff reductions. MONEY AND POLITICS – With midterm elections nearing, UA researcher Yotam Smargad discusses the connection between retweets on Twitter as a way candidates can overcome fundraising shortfalls. His team looked at how retweets or mentions from certain influencers on social media may have helped some candidates gain support, despite having fewer campaign donations than their opponents.

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