Ira continues the story about his conversation with his mom. Then he calls her up on the air. (10 minutes)
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Ira Glass reads a favorite passage from the writing of the recently deceased poet Donald Hall.
In 2012, the fever broke, and the Albertville city council stopped targeting Latino residents.
Suddenly realizing just how many Latinos had moved to town, longtime residents jumped into action, fueled by a wave of national and statewide anti-immigration fever.