Saudi women drivers, "Roma's" leading actress and lightsaber competitions in France

February 19, 2019

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A tourist poses for a photo in front of the house where the movie "Roma" was filmed, at Tepeji street in Roma neighborhood, in Mexico City, Mexico, on Jan. 31, 2019. The movie is up for 10 Academy Awards. 


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We kick off our series on the changing culture in Saudi Arabia, seen through the eyes of women. Also, the star of the Oscar-nominated film “Roma.” Plus, dust off your lightsabers! The French Fencing Federation has officially recognized "lightsabers" as a competition category.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: Siete
Artist: Nicola Cruz
Label: ZZK Records
Song: Drones
Artist: The Putbacks
Label: HopeStreet Recordings
Song: Yurtsuz
Artist: Minor Empire
Label: World Trip Records
Artist: Mojo Rising
Label: Cold Busted

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