A tear gas factory in Pennsylvania, G-20 convenes in Argentina, reggae is a cultural treasure

November 29, 2018

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A man has milk splashed into his eyes to wash out tear gas.

Tear-gas affected protesters against Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi clean their eyes during clashes along Qasr Al Nil bridge leading to Tahrir Square in Cairo in January 2013. The tear gas can do more than make people cry; some suffer convulsions and some have died from the gas or from being hit by a canister itself.


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US President Donald Trump and other world leaders are gathering in Argentina for the G-20 Summit and among the group is Saudi Arabia's controversial crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. Plus, a factory in Pennsylvania produces tear gas canisters used all around the globe. And the United Nations announces the newest addition to its list of global intangible cultural treasures — reggae.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Artist: Fer Isella
Label: Limbo/Metro
Artist: Billy Valentine & The Forest Rangers
Label: Columbia
Artist: Los Pirañas
Label: Festina Lente Discos
Song: Truth Skull
Artist: Lymbyc Systym
Label: Mush

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