International attention on a Boston election, black women in Brazilian elections, migrant workers exposed to pesticides

September 05, 2018
Balloons fall around Democratic candidate for the US House of Representatives Ayanna Pressley as she stands behind a podium smiling.

Balloons fall around Democratic candidate for the US House of Representatives Ayanna Pressley, at her primary election night rally in Boston, Massachusetts, Sept. 4, 2018.

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Ayanna Pressley's historic victory in the Democratic primary for the Seventh Congressional District in Massachusetts is the only minority-majority district in the state. The demographic implications are one reason Pressley's win is receiving national and international attention. We also hear about a recent increase in the number of black women running for office in Brazil. And, in Washington state, immigrants provide much of the labor that helps put the cherries, apples and pears on grocery store shelves all across the country. But some of the pesticides that immigrant workers are exposed to have risks, not just for them but also for the children they go home to.

International attention on a Boston election, black women in Brazilian elections, migrant workers exposed to pesticides

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September 05, 2018

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:

Song: Emojubá
Artist: Muntchako
Label: Tratore
Song: Awhan gbe le
Artist: Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble
Label: Bafe's Factory
Song: Los Pastores
Artist: Chancha Via Circuito
Label: Wonderwheel Recordings
Song: Turn
Artist: Victor Rice
Label: Easy Star

And we ended the show with music from Aryana Sayeed. She's a singer and TV host. She's also known for writing about the struggles women face in Afghanistan.

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