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Georgia Shooting And Racist Rhetoric Have Heightened Fears Among Iowa's Asian-Americans

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Demonstrators holds signs during a press conference calling for a halt to violence against Asian Americans Monday, March 22, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

On this episode of River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with Linh Ta, a journalist based in Des Moines, Shannon Harper, a criminal justice scholar at Iowa State University and Brain Le a student program coordinator for the Science Bound Program at Iowa State University, about hate crimes, discrimination against Americans of Asian descent, and the rise in anti-Asian racism during the pandemic.

Guests:

Linh Ta, reporter, Axios Des Moines
Shannon Harper, assistant professor of criminal justice, Iowa state University
Brian Le, student program coordinator, Science Bound Program, Iowa State University

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Matthew is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa