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PBS FRONTLINE presents: "Marcos Doesn't Live Here Anymore"

Monday, April 15th at 9:00pm on WGVU Public Television, PBS FRONTLINE explores the human cost of deportation in the film Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore . WGVU talks with its filmmaker. “Marcos, Elizabeth’s husband, having been deported from the United States in 2010, he’s an undocumented Mexican and he’s somebody that has had a misdemeanor record. He gets stopped at a yellow light and she’s a Marine war hero who’s very patriotic to the country.” David Sutherland is filmmaker of the...

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A total of $750,000 is being allocated to the Third Ward Equity Fund.

Eric DeLong, Deputy City Manager, said through this fund, the city is recognizing decades of inequity to the south east side of Grand Rapids.

“We have recognized as a community that those disparities exist and we know that, in order to be successful, we’ve got to work to reduce those,” he said.

Most African Americans in Grand Rapids live in the third ward, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Understanding America’s political is one way to better understand the current divide challenging the country today. A group of experts gathered Friday, April 12th on Grand Valley State University’s downtown campus for a Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies event called, “Searching for Deeper Common Ground.”

“The polarization is so bad in this country I think we’re really risking the democracy itself.”

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Monday, April 15th at 9:00pm on WGVU Public Television, PBS FRONTLINE explores the human cost of deportation in the film Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. WGVU talks with its filmmaker.

“Marcos, Elizabeth’s husband, having been deported from the United States in 2010, he’s an undocumented Mexican and he’s somebody that has had a misdemeanor record. He gets stopped at a yellow light and she’s a Marine war hero who’s very patriotic to the country.”

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders spoke to an energized crowd of about 200 West Michigan trade workers and community members Saturday afternoon at a local union hall.

The Independent from Vermont running in the democratic field of candidates began the rally on the topic of healthcare.

 

“In my view, healthcare is a human right, whether you’re rich, or whether you’re poor, or whether you’re middle class,” Sanders said. “We right now have a dysfunctional healthcare system.”

 

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The International Labor Organization estimates that there are over 40 million victims of human trafficking worldwide.

But it’s not just a global issue. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, Michigan ranks sixth in the U.S. for the most reported human trafficking cases.

In West Michigan, though, human trafficking is not always visible. Rachel Olexa, program supervisor for Women At Risk (WAR) International, says human traffickers often use psychological means to abuse their victims.

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While the debate over whether to label foods containing GMO ingredients plays out across the country, another engineered food has long been waiting to hit grocery stores: genetically modified salmon.

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