Uncertainty in the global economy, companies returning to the US, Buju Banton's complicated legacy

December 26, 2018

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People are shown in blurred motion walking in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

People walk on Wall Street in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

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Chaos in Washington. And uncertainty in the global economy. Are these two things linked? Plus, we look into something that President Donald Trump has talked about frequently — that the US economy has done so well since Trump's inauguration, that hundreds of companies are returning to America's shores. We dig into some of those numbers. And, reggae and dancehall star Buju Banton returns to Jamaica after serving seven years in a US prison on drug charges. Staceyanne Chin, an LGBTQ activist and poet from Jamaica, says that Banton's legacy is a complicated one.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Artist: Black Masala
Label: Black Masala Music
Artist: Le Trio Joubran
Label: Cooking Vinyl Limited
Song: Laziko
Artist: Gaye Su Akyol
Label: Glitterbeat Records
Artist: Buju Banton
Label: ISLAND MERCURY

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