Falafel made from algae, #TweetYourThobe, a new Congress is sworn in

January 03, 2019

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Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), the first Palestinian-American elected to the House, poses in her Palestinian thobe, surrounded by friends and family

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), the first Palestinian-American elected to the House, poses with supporters outside her office at the Longworth House Office Building (LHOB), in Washington, DC, US, Jan. 3, 2019 in this image obtained from social media.

 

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Adam Shapiro via Reuters/third party

It's day 1 for the new Democratic-led Congress. We hear from a Minnesota teacher goes to Washington to witness the swearing-in of her new representative, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Also, the former captain of Afghanistan's women's national soccer team talks about what she says has been a long pattern of sexual harassment and abuse of players by Afghan soccer officials. And, Israeli students dare to make falafel out of algae.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: Addis Nat
Artist: Hailu Mergia
Label: Awesome Tapes From Africa
Song: Planette
Artist: Sekou Bah
Label: Clermont Music
Song: Portal
Artist: Bixiga 70
Label: Glitterbeat Records

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