The Haskell Free Library and Opera House sits on the border between Canada and the United States. You don’t need to clear customs on either side to visit. As you can imagine, that makes it a very unique place in these times.

Since the Trump Administration implemented a travel ban, families who are prohibited from entering the United States have been using this tiny corner of the universe to see their loved ones, in person, for the first time in years. These reunions could not happen anywhere else.

The Haskell is a place that belongs to another time. It's also the library where your host learned to read, so this one is personal. The question now is what happens to this 100-plus year old library now that the world is finding out about it?

GUEST: Yeganeh Torbati, Reuters immigration reporter

 

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