/ Modified feb 18, 2017 7:17 p.m.

Episode 125: Local Law Enforcement Responds to Trump's Immigration Actions

Plus, black student leaders on misguided idea of 'post-racial' society; the UA Conference on Aging; the future of the Arizona Geological Survey.

The Trump administration launched its first large-scale immigration raids a week ago, detaining and deporting hundreds of people across the U.S., including in Arizona.

Trump has said his immigration enforcement efforts target people who have broken the law and are in the country illegally. He’s also asking local agencies to help with enforcement. Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus and Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier have said their organizations already have good relationships with federal agencies and they don't expect to change how they work as a result of Trump's orders.

Hear from them in the latest episode of Metro Week, above.

Also in this episode

-February is Black History Month. University of Arizona Coordinator of African American Student Affairs Isoken Adodo and Black Student Union President Trinity Goss discuss what the month means to them and about other issues of race and activism on the UA campus and elsewhere.

-Science is helping us understand what goes on as we age. That research and its practical applications were on display this week at UA’s Conference on Successful Aging. Hear from professor Gene Alexander about recent discoveries about how our ability to make decisions changes as we age, and about what we should do to stay healthy as the years go by.

-The Arizona Geological Survey has had a tumultuous past year. Governor Doug Ducey cut all state funding for the organization last summer and folded it into the University of Arizona, which committed to fund it for one year. Then in August, long-time Director Lee Allison died. His successor, Phil Pearthree explains why people should be concerned about the fate of the Arizona Geological Survey.

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