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Noelle E. C. Evans

Some Trump administration officials have proposed not allowing any refugees to settle in the U.S. next year, according to a recent report in Politico

Catholic Family Center in Rochester, a community-based family resource center, condemns that idea, saying that refugees are vital to economic growth.

The refugee resettlement program has an annual set limit on the number of people who can be admitted into the country. The president decides that number.

Brinton Lykes is a psychologist who has spent her career living and working with people in Central America who have survived war and genocidal violence. In her work, she uses the creative arts and local cultural traditions to understand and document the effects of trauma on communities.

Lykes is in Rochester as guest of the Rochester Committee on Latin America to receive the International White Dove Award. She joins us in studio to discuss her work, and the United States' role in Latin American affairs.

Is capitalism inherently hostile to human rights? You might reflexively say, "Of course not!" Or perhaps you're concerned about wage inequality, labor conditions, and other problems that remain unsolved. Human Rights Day commemorates 66 years this week since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and each year the local Human Rights Day committee holds an event that looks at issues related to human rights. This year, they've chosen capitalism. With us to talk about the issues and preview events this week: 

  • Mary Boite, Human Rights Day committee
  • Pat Mannix
  • Colin O'Malley, Metro Justice