A US transgender activist seeking refuge in Sweden, Sudan's second month of protests, the surreal trial of El Chapo

January 21, 2019

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A Sudanese man makes a peace sign with his hands

A Sudanese man gestures near the home of a demonstrator who died of a gunshot wound sustained during anti-government protests in Khartoum, Sudan, Jan. 18, 2019. 



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As the partial government shutdown continues, DACA and TPS recipients were drawn into the stalemate with a proposal by President Donald Trump this weekend that would end the shutdown and give them temporary legal protection, in exchange for funding for a border wall. Democrats say that's a nonstarter. So, what do the people caught up in this political fight say? And we'll get a Mexican perspective on the trial of notorious Mexican kingpin known as "El Chapo," which continues this week in New York City. Plus, a transgender activist who received death threats in Seattle and is now taking refuge in Sweden.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: Ndoli
Artist: Kaira Ba Diali Cissokho
Label: okaymusic
Song: Tassi
Artist: Vaudou Game
Label: Hot Casa Records
Song: Addis Nat
Artist: Hailu Mergia
Label: Awesome Tapes From Africa
Artist: Kamal Tarbas
Label: Ostinato Records LLC

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