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34 Min Released Sep 11, 2016

Working at the White House: Protester, Philipos Melaku-Bello

Outside the gates of the White House, Lafayette Plaza is often full of tourists, Secret Service, Performers, and Protesters. We spoke to Philipos Melaku-Bello, an advocate for nuclear disarmament who has been supporting a peace vigil across from the White House for over 30 years. Melaku-Bello shares how he and a small group of volunteers have kept the vigil going through winter blizzards and blistering summer days, and how he interacts with passersby, human and animal  alike. 

In a Slate Plus Extra, Melaku-Bello shares some of the history of the vigil.  If you’re a member, enjoy bonus segments and interview transcripts from Working, plus other great podcast exclusives. Start your two-week free trial at

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Slate interviews Americans with interesting jobs about their workdays.

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