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Election Preview: Socialist Kshama Sawant Breaks Fundraising Records in Seattle

SawantThe only socialist on the ballot for re-election today in America has just broken campaign fundraising records — we will take a look at what’s happening in Seattle, and what it might mean if Kshama Sawant wins. Plus, we speak to an archaeologist who works on the US-Mexico Border — cataloguing abandoned supplies and human remains.

Guests:

  • Heidi Groover, staff writer with The Stranger, an alt-weekly covering the Seattle Area
  • Vanessa Patino, Vice President of Research at Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, lead author of a new report on how girls wind up in the juvenile justice system
  • Jason De Leon, professor of anthropology at the university of Michigan, and Director of the Undocumented Migration Project. Just out with a new book called The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail

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