Here And There with Dave Marash

Today on HERE AND THERE, after the biggest farmworkers strike in Mexico in a decade, Mexican taxpayers still don't know how much they're going to pay to cover what farm-owners refuse to.  Josh Rushing of Al Jazeera with the story of a bitter, violent confrontation that may bring top-earning workers up to $12 a day, for picking produce we Americans buy every day. 

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Today on HERE AND THERE,  It's called an "investigatory stop."  It's when police pull over a driver not because he or she has broken a traffic law, but because they want to investigate further.  It happens so disproportionately to minority drivers, Chuck Epp and his University of Kansas colleagues found, it feels and hurts and divides society like racial profiling.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, For the past few years, the ABQ Police Dept has been shrinking...losing officers faster than replacements can be recruited.  What's gone wrong?  Dan Klein, a 20 year veteran of the APD, who has made it his business to stay in close touch with the Department he left 12 years ago offers some explanations and solutions on HERE AND THERE.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, 10 years ago Utah had some 2000 chronically homeless people.  What to do about it?  Reporter Christopher Smart of the Salt Lake Tribune says the state's answer was, "Give them places to live," with no strings attached, no demands to stay clean.   It worked...now the chronically homeless number just 178 and the State says, we can place them, too.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, Everyone knew April 15, 2013 would be a big news day for the Associated Press' Boston Bureau.  It was Patriots' Day, the day of the Boston Marathon, 2 stories that every year demanded blanket coverage.  Then terrorist bombers struck, killing 3 people and injuring 264.  For AP reporter Denise Lavoie it was a day like no other.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, a conversation with Jamaal Wilkes, whose nickname was "Silk," because everything did on the basketball court was so smooth.  We'll talk about Jamaal's beliefs, which range from Christianity to Islam and back, and his career, prematurely ended by a devastating injury, and about his "insider's view" of the NBA playoff finals. 

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Today on HERE AND THERE, Karen Foshay of Al Jazeera America on what a recently-filed lawsuit in California calls a scam of massive proportions, in which counterfeit metal screws and other parts were used in surgeries on hundreds of patients' spines.  The distributor of the knock-off parts, paid off doctors who used them, but  the FDA failed to intervene.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, Lenny Bernstein the Health Blogger for the Washington Post not only tells us a new story, but introduces us to what may be a new era in medical care monitoring: the era of Big Data.  Lenny's story is about a Big Data analysis which shows an "association" between some very widely used heartburn remedies and fatal heart attacks. 

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Today on HERE AND THERE, investigative reporter Joseph Sorrentino tells us about what happened after American pressure got the Mexican government to crack down on La Bestia, the freight train so awful it was called the beast, even as it was the main carrier of Central American migrants to the US border.  Barred from the rails, Sorrentino says, the migrants have been forced into something much worse.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, 250 IT employees at Team Disney are laid off, but not before they are forced to train their foreign replacements.  Patrick Thibodeau of Computerworld.com on how the H1B visa system is costing Americans their jobs and lowering wage scales for many  so-called STEM job-seekers in Science, technology, engineering and mathematics workplaces

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