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The Rational Middle

Sep 29, 2021

Chief Art Acevedo, Chief of Police for the Miami Police Department, joins host Loren Steffy to break open the harmful myth that immigrants and crime go hand in hand, and that this situation can be improved with greater involvement from local law enforcement.

Sep 22, 2021

Carola Suárez-Orozco (Distinguished Professor of Counseling and School Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston, as well as co-founder of Reimagining Migration) sits down with host Melissa Brannan to dissect the enduring myth that immigrant children represent a drain on the American education system.

Sep 15, 2021

Elena Marks (President and CEO of the Episcopal Health Foundation, as well as Nonresident Fellow in Health Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy) and Loren Steffy discuss the common myth that immigrants burden the American healthcare system.

Sep 13, 2021

In this bonus episode of the Rational Middle Podcast, Jina Krause-Vilmar (President and CEO of Upwardly Global, a group that works to eliminate employment barriers for immigrant and refugee professionals) sits down with host Loren Steffy to shine a light on the unique challenges facing Afghan refugees, and some of the...

Sep 8, 2021

Ruth Milkman, Sociologist of labor and labor movements at CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, sits down with host Chris Lyon to discuss the pervasive myth that immigrants steal Americans' jobs and steal drive down wages.