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    The News Roundup For September 30, 2022

    The News Roundup For September 30, 2022

    Hurricane Ian made landfall in the contiguous United States this week, devastating southwest Florida after it blew its way through Puerto Rico, knocking out the island's power grid.

    Meanwhile, protests in Iran continue. The death of a woman being held in custody over laws about wearing the hijab in public inspired these demonstrations. The government has responded with force and the death toll has now risen to 76 as protests enter their second week.

    And Italy is set to welcome its first-ever female prime minister to office. Giorgia Meloni is a far-right, neo-fascist politician whose party supports anti-immigrant policies and focuses on "traditional" families.

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    ICYMI: A Young Family's Journey From Ivory Coast To New York City

    ICYMI: A Young Family's Journey From Ivory Coast To New York City

    Salimata, her husband Moussa, and their baby son, Ibrahim, fled violence in their home country of Ivory Coast. They arrived in Texas this year, seeking asylum in the United States. After a day at a shelter, they were put on a bus and dropped off in Washington, D.C.

    In D.C. they found a home with Sue Kenney-Pfalzer, an immigration attorney looking for a way to help.

    1A producer Avery J.C. Kleinman talked to Salimata and Sue as part of a conversation on 1A about what's happening to migrants being bussed north.

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    • 8 min
    Hurricane Ian Hits Florida

    Hurricane Ian Hits Florida

    Hurricane Ian reached Florida on Wednesday.

    This week, about 2.5 million Floridians were asked to leave their homes and move inland or to higher ground to avoid the winds and flooding. Many people didn't leave, braving the storm at home even as local emergency services were temporarily suspended.

    We discuss the damage caused by Ian and what happens next. We also check in on how Puerto Rico is dealing with the aftermath of hurricane Fiona.

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    • 33 min
    The Strain Of Censorship On Public Libraries

    The Strain Of Censorship On Public Libraries

    The American Library Association has reported 681 challenges to more than 1,600 titles this year. That puts 2022 on track to see the highest number of book challenges in decades.

    This summer, a library in Lafayette, Louisiana, was forced to remove a Pride Month display.

    In Iowa, a proposed bill would give city councils the power to overturn librarians' decisions about what books to buy and where they're displayed.

    And these are just a couple of examples.

    We discuss the future of public libraries and library workers in this climate of unprecedented censorship.

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    • 29 min
    The U.S. Doubles Down On Online Gambling

    The U.S. Doubles Down On Online Gambling

    California's two initiatives concerning online gambling regulations are set to be the most expensive ballot campaign in U.S. history. The measures would make sports betting in the state legal both in person and online.

    Currently, the U.S. is a patchwork of regulations on betting. One gray area that's grown in the past several years is the popular online streaming platform Twitch. Gambling content on the platform has received a lot of attention recently, to which Twitch responded with a partial gambling ban.

    We talk about California's gambling initiatives, Twitch's new gambling policy, and the future of betting online.

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    • 31 min
    What's Happening To The Migrants Being Bussed North?

    What's Happening To The Migrants Being Bussed North?

    Thousands of migrants have been bussed to northern cities from Texas, Arizona, and Florida. Republican governors say blue states should share in the responsibility of taking care of the record number of migrants coming over the border.

    Sue Kenney-Pfalzer, is an immigration attorney who was looking for a way to help migrants in Washington, D.C. She provided a room in her home for a family before her move to San Diego.

    We hear from Sue and the family she housed and talk to immigration experts experts about the situation at large.

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    • 33 min

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