Inside look at the dangerous path to asylum; Urgency to record Black history

Inside look at the dangerous path to asylum; Urgency to record Black history

By NPR

Here & Now Anytime

Wednesday, 16 February

New York Times reporter Matthieu Aikins joins us to talk about his new memoir, "The Naked Don't Fear the Water." The book chronicles his unlikely decision to pose as an Afghan refugee to help his interpreter escape the country in 2016 at the height of the refugee crisis. And, Claudia Booker died in February of 2020. Those close to her suspect she may have been an early case of COVID-19. Her story, profiled in TIME magazine, highlights some of the Black history lost during the pandemic. Janell Ross of TIME joins us.
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