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Threatened by right-wing agitation, nations of Europe are making a deal with Turkey to help ease the burden of unwanted migration. We hear about daunting logistics involving mass exchanges of people — and the possible violation of guaranteed human rights.

Later on the program, a broken filibuster may shut down the Missouri State Senate in a dispute between LGBT rights and religion. Presidential candidates of both parties have been taking sides. We hear where it stands for the moment.

Photo: Migrants try to get products from a truck at a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece March 10, 2016. (Stoyan Nenov/Reuters)

Producers:
Sasa Woodruff
Evan George
Katie Cooper

Obama Welcomes Canadian Leader to Divisive US Politics 6 MIN, 29 SEC

For the first time in 19 years, the Prime Minister of Canada will get an official White House dinner tonight. Justin Trudeau joined the President this morning in a lengthy press conference, and both got questions about Donald Trump.

We hear more from Justin Sink, who covers the White House for Bloomberg News.

Guests:
Justin Sink, Bloomberg News (@justinsink)

A Migration Deal…a Compromise in Values? 33 MIN, 44 SEC

Countries of Europe are desperate to end the flood of immigration from Syria and other war zones, which last year exceeded a million people. They're making a deal with Turkey worth €6 billion. Tens of thousands of people would be shipped back and forth between Greece, Turkey and other countries to separate refugees from unwanted migrants. But the UN warns the plan might violate individual rights established by the Geneva Conventions in the aftermath World War II. Supporters say it's worth the risk to end the chaos -- and to prevent fascist parties from taking advantage of growing panic in Europe's democracies.

Guests:
Peter Spiegel, Financial Times (@SpiegelPeter)
Alexandra Stiglmayer, European Stability Initiative (@ESI_eu)
Demetrios Papademetriou, Migration Policy Institute (@MigrationPolicy)
Bill Frelick, Human Rights Watch (@BillFrelick)

More:
Spiegel on implications and substance of Merkel's migrant deal
Migration Policy Institute on moving Europe beyond the crisis
Human Rights Watch on EU/Turkey fast-track returns threatening rights
European Stability Initiative on the debate over the refugee crisis

Missouri Acts to Protect Gay Marriage Opponents 9 MIN, 41 SEC

Democrats in the Missouri State Senate filibustered for 39 hours before Republicans staged a power play and passed a measure that could amend the state constitution to protect religious beliefs by allowing refusals of service to married gays and lesbians. Even presidential candidates of both political parties are taking sides in the pitched battle.


Photo: Robert Couse-Baker

Guests:
Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio (@MarshallGReport)
Maria Chappelle-Nadal, Missouri State Senator (@MariaChappelleN)

More:
Griffin on the 'religious shield' proposal endorsed by Missouri Senate after GOP breaks filibuster

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