Human trafficking

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Lansing-based author Bethany Mauger's first book is getting national attention. She's the co-author of “Free Cyntoia: My Search For Redemption in the American Prison System" by Cyntoia Brown.

Brown killed a man when she was 16. Her story became national news when she was the subject of celebrity activist campaigns and later granted clemency by the governor of Tennessee after 15 years behind bars.

Mauger told WKAR's Scott Pohl that the book is the result of extensive interviews with Cyntoia Brown. Below are highlights of their conversation. 


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FREE – Thursday, January 18, 7 p.m. at WKAR | View the film and join the conversation on how human trafficking is present in not only the capital region but in all of Michigan. RESERVE SEATS HERE

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The Ingham County Circuit Court is developing a new approach towards helping juvenile victims of human trafficking. 

 


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Human trafficking and sexual assault are among the topics scheduled to be discussed at the next meeting of the Michigan Women's Commission.

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Michigan bill would halt legal sex between cops, prostitutes. 

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A Lansing woman is being charged with multiple felonies in relation to a human trafficking investigation. 

Human Trafficking: A condition of chaos

Feb 15, 2017
Jane White
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There are many misconceptions surrounding Human Trafficking. Some assume it is runaways mixed up with prostitution, or homeless girls looking for a sugar daddy. In reality, it can adults or children, of all race and ethnicities. There is no discrimination against victims of human trafficking. 

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The Wharton Center’s new production, Among The Darkest Shadows, deals with the issue of human trafficking. Yesterday, WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with some of the creators (which you can explore by clicking here) and today, brings us deeper into the fictional setting of the show: Shadowtown.


Bob Hoffman

It’s about as far away from Swan Lake as you can get. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with the creators of a stage work about human trafficking, and a warning that some of the following deals with sex trafficking.


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A conference this week in Ann Arbor aims to fight human trafficking in our state. We talk with the director of the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force, Jane White, and Judge Michelle Rick, a member of the Michigan Human Trafficking Commission.


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