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Small Towns and Immigration

Small-town America is not as homogenous as it used to be. Take Wausa, Wisc., home to more than 4,000 Hmong refugees from Southeast Asia. In a special broadcast from Wausau, guests and callers discuss small-town immigration.


Mai Zong Vue, refugee program specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development; former president of the Hmong National Development, Inc., an organization which helps the Hmong resettle in the United States

Brian Bull, acting news director for Wisconsin Public Radio; produced a documentary for Wisconsin Public Radio called, Tsim Txom ("Suffering"): Domestic Violence in Hmong Society

Fred Prehn Wausau area dentist; former president of the Wausau School Board that was recalled in the 1990s

Phil Nadeau deputy city administrator for Lewiston, Maine

Katherine Fennelly, professor of public policy at the University of Minnesota

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