• Thu
    Mar 20
    1:00 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Tue
    Mar 25
    8:00 am -
    8:00 am

An Immigrant's Life - The Story of Marco Saavedra.

Join host, Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y.

This week Generation whY is exploring the personal story of Marco Saavedra. Marco grew up as an undocumented American, and has spent his life fighting for their rights. As part of Dream 9 and National Immigrant Youth Alliance, Marco has had his story covered by the New York Daily Post and the LA TIMES. In 2012, Marco got himself purposely arrested so he could bring attention to the mistreatment of immigrants in Broward County, Fla. I can't think of anything braver that, especially considering it might have led to deportation! Find out more about the life of Marco Saavedra on Generation whY.

Generation whY explores the issues facing Millennials. The concerns confronting the millennial generation affect more than just a select few- the entire nation is deeply impacted by the tribulations of Generation Y as they come of age. Join Andrew as he discusses a wide range of topics that include; student loan debt, internships, social media, and more. His guests will include co-founder Matt Segal, The host of the David Pakman show David Pakman, and more.

  • Fri
    May 20
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Mon
    May 23
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Colleen Bradford Krantz discusses "Train to Nowhere"

Train to NowhereIn 2002, a railcar rolled into the farming community of Denison, Iowa, where the bodies of eleven undocumented immigrants were found. These eleven Central Americans and Mexicans had been locked inside a baking railcar by smugglers and left to die a horrific death. On the next Writers' Voices, journalist Colleen Bradford Krantz discusses her new book "Train To Nowhere:Inside an Immigrant Death Investigation", being released this summer. Her book dives into this tragedy to discover the full story and larger issues that surround this event. 

Colleen has worked as a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Des Moines Register. She is now a freelance journalist living in central Iowa with her husband and three kids.