Radio Times in Review: immigrant stories

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Guests: Timothy Egan, Melissa Fleming, Richard Blanco

Coming up on this week’s edition of Radio Times in Review; we’re going to share three stories about people leaving their homeland, all for different reasons. First, we’ll hear about the Irish revolutionary, Thomas Francis Meagher, who came to US to lead the Irish brigade in the American Civil War. Author TIMOTHY EGAN wrote about Meagher in his book Immortal Irishman. We’ll also listen to Marty’s conversation with MELISSA FLEMING, chief spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees about her book A Hope More Powerful than the Sea, which describes the journey of one Syrian refugee fleeing her war-torn country. And, we’ll hear from poet RICHARD BLANCO.  He was raised among a Cuban family living in exile, eventually becoming not only the first Latino inaugural poet, but the first openly gay one as well, when he read at the second inauguration of Barack Obama.

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