Election observers monitor Georgia vote, politics divide families in Brazil, Filipino fast food in Manhattan

November 06, 2018

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A line of people wraps around a brick building. Most people stand in line, looking at cell phones.

Liberty Baptist Church is down the street from the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King, Jr. and his father were pastors. People here at Liberty Baptist Church said they waited about 30 minutes in a line that wrapped around the building. Resident Krystle Brock, who waited in this line, didn’t mind the wait, saying it was “for a good cause, worth it.”


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The global spotlight is on the US midterm elections today and that includes international observers monitoring the voting process in the state of Georgia. Also, US sanctions are expected to hit the Iranian economy hard. One side effect? More expensive Persian rugs here in the US. Plus, the popular Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee is opening a store in Manhattan and hoping to appeal to non-Filipino customers.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Artist: Superfónicos
Label: Discos Fónicos
Song: Ndoli
Artist: Kaira Ba Diali Cissokho
Label: okaymusic
Song: Slush Fund
Artist: Molly Tigre
Label: Very Special Recordings
Artist: Cachaito
Label: World Music
Song: La Tregua
Artist: Monsieur Periné feat. Vicentico
Label: Sony Music Entertainment

Stories in this Edition

Global Politics

Social divisions linger after Brazil's elections

In addition to sparking public violence, political divisions have cut deeply into the private lives of Brazilian families. One week after Brazil voted in the far-right Jair Bolsonaro as their next president, reporter Catherine Osborn met up with a 35-year-old banker from Rio de Janeiro named Raquel to speak about how the election had affected her relationships.