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The US Supreme Court considers indefinite detention of immigrants. Also, US President-elect Donald Trump's apparent deal to keep manufacturing jobs in Indiana. And, more Danish commuters are now biking into Copenhagen than driving.
On today's show, Cuban artist and dissident Tania Bruguera shares her thoughts about the passing of Fidel Castro. Plus, Felix Contreras, the host of Alt.Latino, a weekly podcast and radio show from NPR about Latino arts and culture, talks about the Cuban band Los Van Van, and its controversial blend of music and politics. We also hear how a headless corpse helped redraw the border between Belgium and Holland.
What's next for Cuba, and US-Cuban relations? And what does Fidel Castro's death mean for the incoming Trump administration? We take a look. We also get the latest from Aleppo, Syria, where government forces have taken control of a large slice of the city formerly held by the rebels. Plus, we hear about a school where all the classes are taught in Mohawk.
Today we ask why President-elect Donald Trump is skipping the intelligence briefings typically considered vital for the commander-in-chief to get his job done. Also, The World's Jason Margolis looks at the ups and downs of the American roller coaster industry. It turns out that the Germans and the Swiss are the world leaders in coaster construction. Plus, we hear about cookies that carry ancient Mesopotamian carvings.
US President-elect Donald Trump says it's time to heal the political and cultural divisions laid bare by the election. Host Marco Werman is inspired by a guy from Lebanon who's on a mission to visit every town called Lebanon in the United States (there are 47). Also, a Minneapolis-based catering team goes to Standing Rock to fix indigenous favorites for the "water protectors" attempting to block the Dakota Access pipeline. Plus, Marco finds out what fado singer Mariza is thankful for.
Christians in Atlanta, Georgia who work with Muslim refugees in the United States wonder what a Trump presidency will mean for the people they help. Then we go to the Republic of Georgia and a bizarre market of spare parts from the Soviet era. Plus, we hear the story of a 15-year-old entrepreneur who sells coffee and spaghetti in the Central African Republic.