Blackface is a global problem, Tim Horton's legacy, rediscovered songs from Jewish ghettos

February 08, 2019

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The global manifestations of blackface and why the practice persists in many countries despite its racist connotations. Also, we follow up on the sexual assault allegations being leveled against Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Óscar Arias. And, new recordings of lost tunes written by Jews from the ghettos in Ukraine.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: Straight
Artist: The Putbacks
Label: HopeStreet Recordings
Artist: El Hijo De La Cumbia
Label: Nacional Records
Song: Verdes Anos
Artist: Daniel Binelli
Label: Sorel Classics
Artist: Yiddish Glory
Label: Six Degrees

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