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Human Trafficking
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
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03/13/2008
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Krishna Patel, Assistant US Attorney for the District of Connecticut: Photo by Chion WolfKrishna Patel, Assistant US Attorney for the District of Connecticut: Photo by Chion WolfThe United Nations says 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked
around the world. The US Government says up to 18,000 people are
brought in forcibly into our own country and they're spending millions
of dollars to stop it. It's not just prostitutes either, but jobs in
agriculture, landscaping, and nannies.

We'll talk with prosecutors who are working to fight against human
traffickers here in Connecticut, and with non-profits who are trying to
stop it.

Do you think slavery is a thing of the past? How in 2007 can there
be 800,000 people moved around against their own will? What does it say
about ourselves as humans?

Our in-studio guests today are Krishna Patel, , and Jane Rodas, Director of Project
Rescue and Assist New Americans at the International Institute of Connecticut, Inc. We are also joined by phone-in guest Kevin Bales, President of Free the Slaves.

For more information on human trafficking, please visit The Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking webpage and the U.S. Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.

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If you have questions or comments for us, send us an email at wherewelive@wnpr.org.