Fire destroys Brazil museum, chaos and violence in Libya and trivia from the Economist

September 03, 2018

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People watch as a fire burns at the National Museum of Brazil

People watch as a fire burns at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2, 2018.

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Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Some 200 years of history go up in smoke when a fire engulfs Brazil's National Museum in Rio de Janeiro — that's where we start today. Also, US funding cuts for a UN refugee agency could have a lasting impact on Palestinians in Gaza. Plus, how a linguistic anthropologist created a new language for a Hollywood movie.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Artist: Echo Collective
Label: 7K!
Song: Asaw Fofor
Artist: Ignace de Souza & The Melody Aces
Label: Analog Africa
Artist: Sameer Gupta
Label: Sameer Gupta
Song: Heer
Artist: PunjabTronix
Label: Asian Arts Agency