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Stream: WLRN's Detention by Design Live

U.S. Coast Guard photographs of Haitians at sea, 1981
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U.S. Coast Guard photographs of Haitians at sea, 1981

Cuban and Haitian migrants are once again landing battered boats in Florida in large numbers. Join us live for a timely discussion about the moment — and the history that preceded it.

Drawing from the deep historical research and narrative storytelling in his 2022 podcast, Detention by Design, WLRN News host Danny Rivero was joined by a live panel of community leaders, immigration attorneys, journalists and researchers. They shared their insights on how the recent arrivals of migrants to Florida by boat are shaping policy and affecting families across the region.

Detention By Design Live helps audiences gain a deeper understanding of the political and racial dynamics underpinning the U.S. government's response to an influx of migrants fleeing Cuba and Haiti — 50 years ago, and today.

The live production was filmed in front of a live audience at WLRN's studios on Friday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m.

Detention by Design is a six-part podcast series published last fall. It was made possible with funding from the Shepard Broad Foundation.