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Human Trafficking: Efforts in Maine To Combat Trafficking for Forced Labor or Sexual Exploitation


This month, as part of a major initiative, Preble Street opens a new Healing Center for human trafficking survivors. We’ll learn about forced labor and sexual exploitation in Maine and efforts to combat it.

Jean Bruggeman, executive director, Freedom Network USA
Julie Kselman, social worker; director of anti-trafficking services, Preble Street
Melissa A. Brennan, supervising attorney, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project

VIP Callers:
Kara Barnies, rural program manager, Safe Voices
Kate Sternsluce, program director, CourageLives - a branch of St. Andre Home

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.