The US plans to pull troops out of Afghanistan, replacing Mattis, poems about global warming

December 21, 2018

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Host Marco Werman looks on as children from a fourth grade class in East Boston discuss a poem written on a white board.

Host Marco Werman looks on as John Roger's fourth grade class from Curtis Guild Elementary in East Boston, Massachusetts, discuss a poem written on a white board. The class wrote poems about global warming after hearing stories on The World.


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Afghanistan is reacting to the news that the US plans to remove about 7,000 troops from the country. And, Santa Claus doesn’t live in the North Pole: He lives in Finland. In Roviniemi, to be exact. Plus, host Marco Werman visits a fourth grade classroom in East Boston, where students have been writing poems inspired by global news they heard on this very program.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: 4 Cantos
Artist: Bixiga 70
Label: Glitterbeat Records
Artist: Duke Ellington
Label: Rock River
Artist: Idan Raichel
Label: Cumbancha
Song: Sidiki
Artist: Baaba Maal
Label: Island Records

Stories in this Edition