Meet Saudi Arabia's new workforce

February 20, 2019

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A woman wearing a black veil sells popcorn at a stand at a mall.

Twenty-five-year-old Hessa sells popcorns at the Riyadh Park mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Shirin Jaafari/The World 

Our series on Saudi Arabia continues today with a trip to a shopping mall in Riyadh to explore the retail jobs that Saudi women are now taking. Also, shrinking the US trade deficit, especially in relation to China. Plus, how migration between the US and Mexico has shaped the culture of Tlaxiaco, the Mexican hometown of Roma’s breakout star Yalitza Aparicio.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Artist: The Eargoggle
Label: Very Special Recordings
Song: Funicular
Artist: Felbm
Label: Soundway Records
Song: undir
Artist: Ólafur Arnalds
Label: Decca Music Group Ltd.

We also played the beautiful tune "Tinta Roja". It's a collaboration between French-Chilian rapper Ana Tijoux and Mexican singer-songwriter Lila Downs that came out last year.

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