Diplomacy in the White House, Puerto Rican students a year after Maria and 23 baby gorillas get their names

September 07, 2018

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People light candles for presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro after he was stabbed by a man in Juiz de Fora at Paulista avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sept. 6, 2018.


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US diplomats have the job of explaining America's policies to the world. That job gets harder when Washington and the White House appear to be in turmoil. And, after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, thousands of Puerto Ricans left the island to try and get on with their lives on the US mainland. We check in with some students a year later to see where they've ended up. Plus, The World's Shirin Jaafari gives us an update on her upcoming series from Afghanistan and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' visit to the country.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Artist: Le Trio Joubran
Label: Cooking Vinyl Limited
Song: Emojubá
Artist: Muntchako
Label: Tratore
Song: Los Pastores
Artist: Chancha Via Circuito
Label: Wonderwheel Recordings
Artist: Nickodemus feat. La Yegros
Label: Wonderwheel Recordings

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