Episode 209

Season 2, Episode 9 of 49

DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN UPDATE: KUNC Colorado River Basin reporter Luke Runyon provides an update on how things have progressed with a finalized Drought Contingency Plan, including whether or not Arizona actually met its January 31 deadline to pass a plan, what are some of the stipulations of the agreement as it stands, and hiccups encountered on the way to meet a new deadline set for early March. MONASTERY USED AS MIGRANT SHELTER: Nancy Montoya takes us inside the Benedictine Monastery, which is functioning as a temporary shelter for families seeking asylum in the U.S. She met two sisters from Guatemala who were separated at the border, then reunited at the monastery. BENEDICTINE MONASTERY – WHAT’S NEXT?: Ross Rulney, the current owner of the Benedictine Monastery, explains his decision to allow Catholic Community Services to use the vacant monastery as a shelter for migrant families. He also discusses what’s next for the property, where he plans to construct high-end apartment buildings. EMERGENCY DECLARATION LEGALITY: Constitutional law expert Robert Glennon joins Lorraine Rivera to discuss the legalities surrounding President Trump’s emergency declaration, as well as how the federal government could exercise eminent domain to erect new barriers along the border. UA FOOTBALL COACH SUMLIN: Lorraine Rivera sits down with University of Arizona Head Football Coach Kevin Sumlin to discuss his first season at the university, how he is overcoming past controversies within the program and how he is encouraging success among his players on and off the field.

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