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Wayne Johnson: Many People Help Refugees (#2007)

Wayne Johnson: Many People Help Refugees (#2007)

posted on February 9, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Former chief of the Bureau of Refugee Services Wayne Johnson talks about Iowans who helped refugees who came to Iowa from Southeast Asia in 1979. 01:02 Read More »
David Yepsen: Iowans Became Aware of Diverse Cultures (#2007)

David Yepsen: Iowans Became Aware of Diverse Cultures (#2007)

posted on February 9, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Des Moines Register columnist, David Yepsen, talks about refugees helping Iowans to be more aware of diverse cultures. 01:00 Read More »
Governor Robert D. Ray: Iowa Benefits From Refugees (#2007)

Governor Robert D. Ray: Iowa Benefits From Refugees (#2007)

posted on February 9, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Former Iowa Governor Robert Ray discusses how Iowa benefitted from the influx of refugees in 1975. 01:31 Read More »
Michael Gartner: State of Iowa is One of a Kind (#2007)

Michael Gartner: State of Iowa is One of a Kind (#2007)

posted on February 9, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Former president of the Des Moines Register, Michael Gartner, explains the state of Iowa's unique status as a resettlement agency. 00:50 Read More »
Governor Robert D. Ray: Iowa Responds (#2007)

Governor Robert D. Ray: Iowa Responds (#2007)

posted on February 9, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Former Iowa Governor Robert Ray talks about Iowa's response to a plea from the President of the United States asking Americans to help refugees from Southeast Asia in 1975. 01:06 Read More »
Governor Robert D. Ray: Iowa Responds to Tai Dam (#2007)

Governor Robert D. Ray: Iowa Responds to Tai Dam (#2007)

posted on February 9, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Former Iowa Governor Robert Ray discusses his decision to bring Tai Dam refugees to Iowa in 1975 after receiving a letter from Art Crisfield, an American who had met the Tai Dam while living in Southeast Asia. 01:23 Read More »
Wayne Johnson: The Need is Immediate (#2007)

Wayne Johnson: The Need is Immediate (#2007)

posted on February 9, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Former chief of Iowa's Bureau of Refugee Services Wayne Johnson talks about changes in refugee services in Iowa over the years. 00:53 Read More »
Kenneth M. Quinn: Iowans Send Aid to Southeast Asia (#2007)

Kenneth M. Quinn: Iowans Send Aid to Southeast Asia (#2007)

posted on February 9, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Former US Ambassador to Cambodia Kenneth M. Quinn describes the response from Iowans to the plea for aid to refugees in Southeast Asia in 1979. 02:10 Read More »
Wayne Johnson: A Legacy Continues (#2007)

Wayne Johnson: A Legacy Continues (#2007)

posted on February 9, 2011 at 11:14 AM

Former chief of the Bureau of Refugee Services Wayne Johnson talks about the roles former Iowa Governor Robert Ray and other Iowans played in helping refugees in 1979. These earlier events laid the foundation for future refugee efforts. 01:19 Read More »
Michael Gartner: Iowa's Embrace of Southeast Asian Refugees (#2007)

Michael Gartner: Iowa's Embrace of Southeast Asian Refugees (#2007)

posted on July 25, 2008 at 12:45 PM

In 1975, nobody knew how bringing people who were so different to Iowa would work out. Michael Gartner says it was a good thing for everyone. 01:05 Read More »
Wayne Johnson: What is a Refugee? (#2007)

Wayne Johnson: What is a Refugee? (#2007)

posted on April 4, 2007 at 11:23 AM

Wayne Johnson provides the legal definition of a refugee. He also explains how someone who escapes their home country with little to their name can demonstrate they are indeed a refugee, someone at risk in their home country. 02:43 Read More »
David Yepsen: Lasting Impact of Southeast Asian Refugees on Iowa (#2007)

David Yepsen: Lasting Impact of Southeast Asian Refugees on Iowa (#2007)

posted on April 4, 2007 at 12:00 AM

The Indochinese exodus followed decades of war and chaos in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, called the Vietnam War. David Yepsen reflects on how the legacy of that time will always be with us. 00:32 Read More »
Kenneth M. Quinn: Experiences of Tai Dam Coming to Iowa (#2007)

Kenneth M. Quinn: Experiences of Tai Dam Coming to Iowa (#2007)

posted on April 4, 2007 at 12:00 AM

In 1975, a distinct ethnic group called the Tai Dam wanted to settle as a group in the United States. Natives of Vietnam, they had been in Laos for 20 years in 1975. Ambassador Kenneth Quinn explains their experiences coming to Iowa. 02:49 Read More »
Walter F. Mondale: Welcoming Refugees from Southeast Asia (#2007)

Walter F. Mondale: Welcoming Refugees from Southeast Asia (#2007)

posted on April 4, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Former Vice President Walter Mondale talks about the legacy of resettling refugees from Southeast Asia. The refugees lives weren’t the only ones changed. 01:21 Read More »
Governor Robert D. Ray: Iowa's Leadership in Resettling Southeast Asian Refugees (#2007)

Governor Robert D. Ray: Iowa's Leadership in Resettling Southeast Asian Refugees (#2007)

posted on April 4, 2007 at 12:00 AM

The state of Iowa was a leader in resettling Southeast Asian refugees, not only because the government got behind it, but because of the way it was done. 00:59 Read More »

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