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WKSU looks at the lives and culture of Akron newest immigrant community
The impact of thousands of Bhutanese refugees have impacted the city in dozens of big and small ways

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Jeff St. Clair
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They’re Northeast Ohio’s newest immigrant community – Akron’s Bhutanese refugees.

In the 1990’s, they were expelled from their villages in Bhutan and have spent decades in refugee camps in Nepal.

WKSU is launching a six-part series next week exploring their new lives in Ohio.

WSKU reporter M.L. Schultze discovered that their arrival in Akron can be traced to one man...

We’ll get to that in a minute …

LISTEN: Jeff St.Clair talks with M.L. Schultze about the impact of the thousands of Bhutanese refugees who now call the Akron area their home.

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WKSU begins a five-part series examining the lives and challenges of the newest migrants to our area, Akron’s Bhutanese community on Monday.

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