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Slavery, The Scourge That Won't Go Quietly

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We shudder to think that our country was once home to the practice of slavery, and that we fought a civil war over it. 

And we're not quite done shuddering, because slavery has not yet disappeared from the planet. 

Millions of people around the world are trapped in working conditions they cannot change, and International Justice Mission is one of several organizations working to end such slavery. 

Rotary International also now fields an Action Group Against Child Slavery.Kate Case of IJM and Caleb LaPlante from Rotary tell us about the agency's targeting of slavery and violence. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.