Flashpoint: U.S. border solutions, Philly’s chief defender, Black Rosie the Riveter

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February 02, 2019 - 9:30 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 aftermath of the longest government shut down in United States' history. All of the debate and posturing is over funding for a wall at the U.S. Southern Border. What is going on? What are some solutions? Will the government get shut down again? We walk through the flames of this discussion with Steven Larin, Senior Director of Legal Services & Immigration Policy for the Nationality Services Center, Ricky Palladino, an attorney who is a member of the Immigration Lawyers Association Philadelphia Chapter who is the liaison to ICE and Raynard Jackson, a columnist who is a staunch Republican and Trump supporter.

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The Flashpoint “Newsmaker of the Week” is Keir Bradford-Grey, Chief Defender of the Philadelphia Defender Association. Grey is the first African-American to serve in the post and has used her three and a half years in the job to make sweeping reforms. Gregg digs in on Grey's work around cash bail, community engagement within the justice system, the shift of the perception of public defenders and more.  

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Our “Changemaker of the Week” is the Gregory Cooke, president of the Basil and Becky Education Foundation. The organization will celebrate the impact that the 600,000 African-American women who participated in the domestic war effort during World War II. Cooke discusses why Black Rosie the Riveters were often unseen.

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