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Route 51 to focus on regional impact of human trafficking

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Thursday, May 11 at 10 a.m., Wisconsin Public Radio’s Route 51 focuses on the regional impact of human trafficking, defined as the recruitment, harboring, transporting, obtaining or maintaining of a person by means of force, fraud, or coercion, including but not limited to sex trafficking.

All 72 counties in Wisconsin have documented cases of human trafficking.

Glen Moberg will moderate a discussion with Andrea Oyuela, Hispanic Advocate Program Coordinator of The Women’s Community, a domestic abuse and sexual assault victim’s shelter in Wausau; Sarah Bedish, a Patrol Officer with the Wausau Police Department; and Deb Allison-Aasby, Business Development Director for the Damascus Road Project, an organization based in Appleton that is dedicated to fighting human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Route 51, Wisconsin Public Radio’s Wausau regional talk show is broadcast at 10 a.m. Thursdays on Ideas Network stations 91.9 Wausau, 930 AM Auburndale/Stevens Point, 99.1 Stevens Point, 100.9 Marshfield, 90.3 Park Falls, 89.1 Adams/Wisconsin Rapids, HD 90.9-3 and 89.9 Rhinelander/Eagle River. Route 51 is re-broadcast Friday nights at 7 p.m. on 90.9 Wausau. Listeners can call in with their questions and comments at 1-800-780-9742.

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