Reaction to Trump's Iraq visit, Thailand approves medical marijuana, the latest from US detention centers

December 27, 2018

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are shown surrounded by troops in camoflage while one soldier takes a selfie.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet military personnel at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq, Dec 26, 2018.


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An Iraqi writer based in Canada offers his thoughts about President Donald Trump's Christmas visit to Iraq. Also, we reached out to our network of American veterans about Trump's first overseas visit with US troops. Some vets were impressed. Others were more skeptical about the way the White House presented the trip. Plus, our favorite music from 2018.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: Better Thing
Artist: ©© les Freres Smith
Label: CCCC
Song: Ehad wa dagh
Artist: Imarhan
Label: City Slang
Song: Àziza
Artist: Bazar Blå
Label: Bazaarpool

And the show closed with Renaissance (Harpsichord Sampled Rap Beat) by Unik Beatmaker.

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