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The Arrival: Trump’s Travel and Refugee Ban

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Leading up to the US Supreme Court hearing on Trump’s travel ban, we’ll hear about the order’s impact on people from affected, Muslim-majority countries, and how advocacy groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations are responding. On this edition of Making Contact we begin with the story of a woman who was in flight to the US when President Trump signed his first travel ban. 

Special thanks to the Stanford Storytelling Project and State of the Human podcast managing producer, Jake Warga.

TRANSCRIPT –see below

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  • Nisrin Abdelrahman, Stanford PhD Student in Anthropology
  • Zahar Billo, Civil Rights Attorney and Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter


  • Host: Monica Lopez
  • Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada
  • Contributing Producers: Nisrin Abdelrahman, Helvia Taina, An-Li Herring, Eileen Williams
  • Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
  • Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin
  • Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker


  • David Szesztay, “The End”
  • David Szesztay, “Chords”
  • Percival Pembroke, “Symphony, no. 2 in F minor”

This story comes to us from the Stanford Storytelling Project, an arts
program at Stanford University which seeks to help students identify and share
the stories that surround them. The managing editor of their podcast series
“State of the Human” is Jake Warga who also teaches courses in
podcast production at Stanford



Author: Radio Project

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