What happened to Jamal Khashoggi? US and Saudi ties, Navy installations in the face of the storm

October 10, 2018

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Large waves crash along a pier as Hurricane Michael approaches Panama City Beach, Florida.

Waves crash along a pier as Hurricane Michael approaches Panama City Beach, Florida, Oct. 10, 2018.


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What happened to the missing Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi? A week ago, Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. No one has seen him since. Host Marco Werman speaks with reporter Borzou Daragahi about claims from Turkish media and government officials that a 15-person Saudi hit squad entered the country hours before Khashoggi disappeared. And we hear from Tamara Cofman Wittes, former deputy assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs. She says President Donald Trump has given Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia a blank check, leading to repression in the country. Plus, with Hurricane Michael lashing the Gulf Coast, The World's Carolyn Beeler tells us about how US military installations in the region are preparing for the storm and for rising seas and more extreme weather in general.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Artist: Echo Collective
Label: 7K!
Song: Emojubá
Artist: Muntchako
Label: Tratore
Song: Alegría
Artist: Chancha Via Circuito
Label: Wonderwheel Recordings
Artist: Superorganism
Label: Domino Recording Co

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