Syrian refugee 'hero swimmer' out of prison, Michael Flynn's fate, is Krampus losing his edge?

December 18, 2018

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sara mardini and sean binder

Sara Mardini and Sean Binder, both volunteers with a Greek nongovernmental organization that helps refugees reach safety, were released from prison in December 2018 on bail. Greek authorities had accused them of people smuggling, espionage, money laundering and participation in a criminal organization. Mardini and Binder are waiting to find out whether their case will proceed to trial. 


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The sentencing of Michael Flynn. Our take on it will examine his long military career and how he got into President Donald Trump's orbit. Also, we preview President Trump's plan B for a southern border wall. And, a young Syrian swimmer rescued migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean. The people she saved from drowning called her a hero. The Greek government now calls her a people smuggler. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: Torre
Artist: Bixiga 70
Label: Glitterbeat Records
Song: Alla L'a Ke
Artist: Kaira Ba Diali Cissokho
Label: okaymusic
Artist: Nox Arcana
Label: Monolith Graphics
Song: Togo
Artist: Huntertones
Label: Huntertones
Artist: Rio Mira
Label: AYA Records

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