Venezuela's Refugee Crisis, Miami School Closes, History Of The Gulf, Harlem Quartet

May 7, 2018

The refugee crisis in Venezuela is putting pressure on neighboring countries, especially Colombia. WLRN's Americas Correspondent Tim Padgett was in Cucuta, Colombia to get a closer view of the town where tens of thousands of Venezuelans are arriving once they cross the border.

The Miami school Rainbow Cultural Garden shut its doors last month. According to reports, operators of the educational center for toddlers weren't licensed by the city. And now the center is being loosely linked to Keith Raniere, a self-help guru who was arrested and outed as the leader of the alleged sex cult called NXIVM.

Jack Davis is this year's winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history for his book The Gulf. We discuss how the Gulf of Mexico helped shape U.S. history.

The Harlem Quartet is bringing classical music and jazz to a diverse audience. They've performed in the White House and in schools across the country.