Exclusive Talk With Artist Ai Weiwei, Refugee Resettlement Agency Adjusts To Trump Policies, And A Migrant Caravan Reaches U.S.

Famed artist and activist Ai Weiwei.
Famed artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Jason Marck / WBEZ
Famed artist and activist Ai Weiwei.
Famed artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Jason Marck / WBEZ

Exclusive Talk With Artist Ai Weiwei, Refugee Resettlement Agency Adjusts To Trump Policies, And A Migrant Caravan Reaches U.S.

On today’s show:

  • An exclusive talk with dissident artist Ai Weiwei about refugees, human rights, and his Chicago exhibition “Trace.”
  • The U.S. ceiling for refugees was around 80,000 for the last decade. Today, it’s stands at 45,000. We speak with Melineh Kano, executive director of the resettlement agency Refugee One about the challenges that refugee resettlement organizations face.
  • A migrant caravan traveling from Central America through Mexico to seek asylum in the United State is near San Diego. We speak with Chicago activist Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, a member of the human rights group La Voz de Los de Abajo, and Karla Lara, a musician and social justice activist.