Food safety and the shutdown, Trump heads to the border, out of the UK and into forced marriages

January 07, 2019

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A forklift operator works inside a refrigerated warehouse full of frozen seafood, some from China, at Pacific American Fish Company imports in Vernon, California, Sept. 25, 2018. 


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The government shutdown is affecting the inspection of food imports from Mexico and other countries. And a former Mexican diplomat Jorge Guajardo gives us his view of the border wall debate in Washington. Plus, a charity in the UK aids women who have been sent out of the UK and into forced marriages.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: Somos Sur
Artist: The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra feat. Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Frank Cohen, Abdulrahman Amer, Ana Tijoux Arturo O'Farrill
Label: Resilience Music
Song: Øka Dale
Artist: El Hijo De La Cumbia
Label: Nacional Records
Song: inconsist
Artist: Ólafur Arnalds
Label: Decca Music Group Ltd.
Song: Tassi
Artist: Vaudou Game
Label: Hot Casa Records
Song: Slush Fund
Artist: Molly Tigre
Label: Very Special Recordings
Song: Ndoli
Artist: Kaira Ba Diali Cissokho
Label: okaymusic

Stories in this Edition


Stuck in Bangkok, Saudi teenage apostate deftly turns to Twitter


An 18-year-old Saudi woman is using social media to alert the world to her situation: As she was attempting to flee what she said was an abusive family, Thai officials stopped her while she was en route to Australia. She's now holed up in the Bangkok airport, but the world is watching, thanks to her Twitter account.