Flashpoint: Dealing with border; NJ's transgender Republican; The Flower Lady

June 29, 2019 - 9:29 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) —  This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the US-Mexico Border.  This week we discuss the viral photo of Oscar Alberto Martinez and his 2-year-old daughter Valeria, who died while attempting to cross the Rio Grande and enter the United States. The photo came out just days after President Donald Trump postponed ICE raids in ten major cities to push Congress to come up with a plan to deal with the humanitarian crisis at the border.  Immigrants' rights activist Miguel Andrade of Juntos, attorney Phillippe Weisz of HIAS Pennsylvania as well as attorney and constitutional conservative Dean Malik join Kennedy of the American Friends Services Committee for this hot discussion on immigration in America.

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The newsmaker of the week is Jennifer Williams, the first openly transgender delegate to attend a Republican National Convention. The lifelong Trenton resident is running for a seat in the New Jersey Assembly. If elected, she would be the first transgender Republican legislator in the United States.

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The changemaker of the week is Patricia Gallagher, aka "The Flower Lady." She is the founder of the Happy Flowers Project. The Bucks County resident explains how she takes day old flowers and distributes them to people in senior facilities. Author of more than a dozen books, Gallagher founded the project in 2013 and it has grown to impact thousands.  More on Gallagher here: http://www.happyflowerday.org.

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Flashpoint airs every Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on 1060AM. It also airs at 5 a.m. Sundays on B101FM and WPHP 1210AM and at 6am on WOGL 98.1 and TDY 96.5. 

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