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Immigrant Detention Facilities and Using Bicycles for Development

According to the Center for American Progress, 440,600 immigrants were held in detention facilities in 2013. The world’s leading provider of detention services, the GEO Group, has been searching for a new immigration processing facility in the Chicago area since 2011. We’ll hear why a coalition of groups, including the Northwest Indiana Federation of Interfaith Organizations and Concerned Citizens of Hobart, opposed the proposed facilities. On our Global Activism segment, we’ll hear from the founders of the NGO World Bicycle Relief. Plus, on World History Minute, John Schmidt takes us back to this day in 1956 when  Nikita Khrushchev attacked the legacy of Joseph Stalin in an epic four-hour speech.

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