Asylum-seekers Thanksgiving, the history of Braille, Magos Herrera
November 22, 2018
Russian-born journalist Masha Gessen opens her home to queer asylum seekers in New York every Thanksgiving. This year, the tradition has even more relevance for her, with President Donald Trump making it more difficult to get asylum in the US. Plus, a Native American chef who grew up on a reservation in South Dakota says he considered abandoning the holiday because it whitewashes what his ancestors endured. But in the end, he decided to reinvent it. And we share music from Mexican-born jazz singer Magos Herrera. Those stories, and the news, today on THE WORLD from PRI.
Music Heard on Air
Artist: Sameer Gupta
Label: Sameer Gupta
Artist: Ray Charles
Label: Rhino Atlantic
Artist: Amy McAllister
Label: Amy McAllister
Artist: Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider
Label: RCA Records Label
Stories in this Edition
Through war and Islamophobia, a generation thought they might have lost their histories and faith in Eastern Europe. But, unexpectedly, they found it again.
Chef Sean Sherman, CEO and founder of the Sioux Chef, wants people to know the true history about the Thanksgiving holiday — and give you a better way to celebrate it. That means learning about the land we live on, the original people who still live on this land and the food we have in common.