Sympathy pizza as the shutdown persists, a Green New Deal, the Presidential Records Act

January 14, 2019

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Snow from Winter Storm Gia falls over the White House

Snow from Winter Storm Gia falls over the White House as the partial government shutdown becomes the longest in US history in Washington, US, Jan. 13, 2019.


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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's talks with Saudi leaders. Also, the "Green New Deal." A proposal to fight climate change and, in the process, create new jobs. Plus, Canadian air traffic controllers send sympathy pizza to US colleagues struggling through the government shutdown.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: Gum Gum
Artist: Hailu Mergia
Label: Awesome Tapes From Africa
Song: Drones
Artist: The Putbacks
Label: HopeStreet Recordings
Artist: Superfónicos
Label: Discos Fónicos
Artist: El Hijo De La Cumbia
Label: Nacional Records

Stories in this Edition

No, the president can't destroy records. Here's why.

In 1978, Congress created the Presidential Records Act, which makes the records of a president public, not private. Here's what that means amid some of the latest revelations that US President Donald Trump has withheld records of his conversations with Vladimir Putin.