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Buses filled with 140 undocumented migrants - many of them women and children - were blocked by protesters on their way to a processing center in Murrieta yesterday. We talk to a city council member to find out what could happen next. We also hear about the extreme violence in Central America that is pushing so many people north. We also meet the men behind “Future Folk”, a sci-fi bluegrass band. And our tech expert introduces us to “black phones”, robot legs, and a computer chef.

Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson (Reuters)

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Murrieta Immigration Protests 14 MIN, 53 SEC

Buses filled with 140 undocumented migrants - many of them women and children - were blocked by protesters on their way to a processing center in Murrieta yesterday. The migrants had been flown into San Diego from Texas because that state has been overwhelmed by the number of people coming from Central America.

Guests:
Jill Replogle, KPBS (@jillrep)
Randon Lane, city council member in Murrieta

Central American Violence 9 MIN, 49 SEC

We’ve been hearing about the surge of children from Central America making the dangerous journey north to try to cross the US border. Since October, more than 50,000 of them have been detained. That’s almost double last year’s count. And tens of thousands more are thought to have slipped through. We hear about the extreme violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala that is driving people north.

Guests:
Mike McDonald, Mike McDonald is a reporter for Reuters in Guatemala City (@mdmcdonald)

Future Folk 13 MIN, 28 SEC

The “History of Future Folk” is movie about space aliens who come to earth to destroy it, but end up playing bluegrass instead. They bill it as “the only alien folk duo science-fiction action comedy ever made.” Variety called it “close encounters of the charming kind.” The story of aliens coming to earth is of course made up. But “Future Folk” - the band - is real.

Guests:
Jay Klaitz, Member of the band "Future Folk"
Nils D’Aulaire, Member of the band "Future Folk"

Blackphones, Robot Legs, and Computer Chefs 8 MIN, 25 SEC

A Swiss company has introduced a new “Black Phone” - the first smartphone that goes out of its way to protect all your data, all the time. We talk about that in today’s tech segment. We also hear about a robotic exoskeleton that help paraplegics walk, an app that will help curb your smart phone use, and a computer in the kitchen.

Guests:
Ariel Bogle, Slate (@arielbogle)

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