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Last weekend, Ohio's two U.S. Senators, Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman, separately toured the detention camps on the border with Mexico and both came to the conclusion that conditions there constitute a "humanitarian crisis." But they differ on who is to blame and how to fix it.

WVXU's Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson spoke with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik on the Ohioans' areas of agreement and disagreement.

President Trump is threatening to close the U.S.-Mexico border in response to a recent surge of people crossing illegally. In speaking to reporters about the proposal this past weekend, he said a shutdown could include “all trade.” 

Such a move would have a significant impact on Ohio, which has Mexico as its second-largest trading partner after Canada. 

 The Kentucky National Guard is deploying five soldiers to the U.S. Mexico border.

Saad Ghosn, founder of SOS Art, is curating the current exhibit at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Voices from Oaxaca, Social and Cultural Reflections

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Ciudad Juárez was once known as Mexico’'s deadliest city, while its cross-border neighbor, El Paso, Texas, was considered the safest city in America. Juárez is now not quite so dangerous, thanks to the work and cooperation of law enforcement on both sides of the Rio Grande.