Archive for April 2012

Is it wrong to call someone who is in the country without papers an "illegal immigrant" or an "illegal alien"? These terms are considered offensive and inaccurate by many people.  A number of news organizations have stopped using these terms, opting instead to use the words, "undocumented immigrant". On this podcast, we're joined by Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times, and Monica Novoa, writer for Colorlines, and organizer of the "Drop the I-Word" Campaign.

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This week's podcast features a story produced by Abdulai Bah for our radio partner WNYC. In it, Bah explains how West African immigrants in the U.S. who use free conference-call services — like those used in office meetings — are hosting free radio shows that can be dialed into from anywhere in the country.

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In this FI2W podcast, John Rudolph is joined by reporter Theresa Loong, who introduces us to Kim Ima, whose Jewish and Japanese heritage inspired her to create NYC's Treats Truck.

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