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"Wake" with Luke Vargas

Wake with Luke Vargas is an hour-long weekly radio broadcast that explores how overseas developments affect the United States. 

Launched in 2017 by Luke Vargas, TMN's chief foreign correspondent, Wake aims to introduce American news audiences to pressing global developments likely to impact domestic policy, but which may not dominate the cable news cycle.

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Jan 5, 2019

We’re living in an age of migration. The U.N. reports more than 25 million people are seeking shelter from conflict worldwide, as millions more uproot their lives in search of opportunities that don’t exist in their home countries.

Many of us would do the same if put in their shoes. And yet, countries are increasingly locking down their borders to keep migrants out.

Making the case that we're living in an 'age of walls' is our guest:

  • Tim Marshall, author, "The Age of Walls: How Barriers Between Nations Are Changing Our World"

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Taped: January 4, 2019.

Hosted by Luke Vargas.