Lifetime appointments, alert systems, China and the US have a near miss at sea

October 03, 2018

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People are shown waiting in line with the Supreme Court in the background.

People wait in line to attend the opening day of the new term of the Supreme Court in Washington, October 1, 2018.


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As the FBI gets ready to wrap up its investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's past, we ask which other countries appoint justices for lifetime positions on their highest courts? Also, did you receive the test alert from US President Donald Trump on Wednesday on your mobile phone? We explore other alert systems around the world. And, the back story on a naval confrontation between China and the US.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: Taiwa
Artist: Sameer Gupta
Label: Sameer Gupta
Artist: Lagartijeando
Label: Wonderwheel Recordings
Artist: Cachaito
Label: World Music
Artist: Le Trio Joubran
Label: Cooking Vinyl Limited

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