Kavanaugh and the global #MeToo conversation, the "No. 1 Soviet Beatles Fan"

September 28, 2018

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Brett Kavaugh is pictured at a table in the US Capitol. A row of women are behind him.

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation on Thursday, Sept. 27 in Washington, DC. Sexual assault hotlines reported that their phone call volume rose 201 percent above normal during the hearing.


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The US Senate's handling of the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are definitely making headlines around the globe. We hear perspectives from Sweden, Brazil and India. Also, India's Supreme Court overturns laws that codified discrimination against women. Plus, we remember the late Nikolai Vasin, a Russian counter-culture icon best known as the "Soviet Union's No. 1 Beatles Fan."

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: The Simurgh
Artist: Qais Essar
Label: Qaissar LLC
Song: Ndoli
Artist: Kaira Ba Diali Cissokho
Label: okaymusic
Artist: Underground System
Label: Soul Clap Records

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