The deal with Brexit, losing track of Gitmo detainees, the Taj Mahal of brutalism

November 14, 2018

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A red placard with white lettering reading, "Brexit: is it worth it?" is shown in the foreground with the Houses of Parliament in the background.

An anti-Brexit demonstrator holds a placard opposite the Houses of Parliament in London.


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The UK moved significantly closer to a formal divorce agreement with the European Union. But it's not a done deal yet. Also, the US government used to have an office to keep track of former detainees after their release from Guantanamo. But the Trump administration shut it down. Plus, why Boston's much-maligned City Hall came to be considered the Taj Mahal of brutalism.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Artist: El Hijo De La Cumbia
Label: Nacional Records
Song: Los Pastores
Artist: Chancha Via Circuito
Label: Wonderwheel Recordings
Song: Alla L'a Ke
Artist: Kaira Ba Diali Cissokho
Label: okaymusic
Song: ypsilon
Artist: Ólafur Arnalds
Label: Decca Music Group Ltd.

Stories in this Edition

Greece hopes Brexit will stir a renewed debate over Parthenon Marbles

More than 200 years ago, the British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire took a large part of the decorative marble sculptures and architecture off the outside of the Parthenon and brought them to London, where they now sit in the British Museum. For nearly 200 years, Greece has been asking for them back, to no avail.