Beat-the-heat, ice cream in Cuba, speaking Basque
August 09, 2018
It's been a long, hot summer with near record temperatures around the world. In Berlin, some are finding relief by going underground into old World War II bunkers. Plus, how ice cream in Cuba reveals the growing divide between rich and poor. Also, how the Basque language survived.
Music Heard on Air
Artist: Another Fine Day
Label: Climate Records
Artist: Kepa Junkera
Stories in this Edition
Berlin doesn't have many buildings with air-conditioning so people are looking for ways to cool off. One of the best is visiting an underground ruin from World War II.
If it's summer where you are right now, odds are you've become intimately familiar with your air conditioner as the US, Europe and other parts of the world hit near-record temperatures.
James Asquith is the founder of the holiday home exchange, Holiday Swap. He's also the Guinness World Record holder for the youngest person to travel 196 countries and is always encouraging others to get out and travel.
People describe DakhaBrakha's music as "ethno chaos." It's a mix of Ukrainian traditional music with contemporary political and social messages.