From Cold War to hot peace with Russia, Italy's Five Star outsiders and mental health in Bhutan

May 07, 2018

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Russian President Vladimir Putin walks before an inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, May 7, 2018.

Russian President Vladimir Putin walks before an inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, May 7, 2018.

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Alexander Zemlianichenko/Reuters

Today, we start in Russia, where yet another new term begins for Russia's President Vladimir Putin. Plus, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush is now running for elected office. And Afghanistan's first female Air Force pilot has been granted asylum in the US.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:

Song: Koya Blues
Artist: Abou Diarra
Label: Mix & Métisse
Artist: MINT FIELD
Label: Innovative Leisure
Song: Dar Beida
Artist: Rhythms of Resistance Naïssam Jalal
Label: Les couleurs du son
Artist: Qais Essar
Label: Qaissar LLC

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