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Back to the Future – Cold War Style

Friday, December 19, 2014

If you miss nuclear standoffs and assassination plots, this was your week. A cast of Cold War foes dominated the news cycle. And now the U.S. needs to figure out what's at stake. 

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Why Close Guantanamo When You Can Open Havana?" Edition

Friday, December 19, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the thawing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba with guest Will Dobson. They also talk about Jeb Bush's possible, potential, probable presidential run and Slate's Year of Outrage.

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WNYC News

Will Cuba's 'Beisboleros' Flock to American Shores?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Major League Baseball fans hoping for an influx of Cuba's mythical talent will have to wait a while longer.

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WQXR Blog

Playlist: From Copland to Golijov, Cuba's Influence on Classical Music

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Classical music's fascination with Cuba has been sporadic but easy to spot. As a diplomatic thaw begins, here are a dozen pieces to consider.
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The Takeaway

Actor Oscar Nuñez Believes The Future Is Bright for Cuba

Thursday, December 18, 2014

For Nuñez, this historic policy shift is deeply personal. He was born in Cuba, brought up in the United States, and his parents even went to school with Fidel Castro.

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The Takeaway

What U.S.-Cuba Relations Mean for Baseball

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cuba has a long history with the sport of baseball.  Here we explore what impact a new diplomatic relationship with Cuba have for Major League Baseball.

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The Takeaway

Cuba, The U.S. & The Poetry of Reconciliation

Thursday, December 18, 2014

To Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco, the restoration of U.S.-Cuba relations is like the reunion of two twins who've been separated. He reflects on what this moment means to him.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Consequences of the US-Cuba rapprochement

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Consequences of the US-Cuba rapprochement

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WNYC News

Obama Befriends Cuba; 'El Exilio' Answers

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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At a popular gathering spot for Cuban Americans in Union City, NJ, the shift in U.S. policy toward the island nation draws a mixed response.

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WNYC News

US Travel Industry Carefully Eyeing Cuban Tourism

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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American hotel and airline franchises are already eyeing the Cuban tourism industry after President Obama announced his intention to relax the embargo.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

President Obama Announces Changes to U.S.-Cuba Relations

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hear analysis of the President's speech about a prisoner exchange with Cuba that will pave the way to full diplomatic relations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

End of the Cuba Embargo?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The U.S. and Cuba agree to a prisoner exchange that could open the door to normalized relations.

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The Takeaway

The U.S. & Cuba: A Historic Shift

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

For the first time in decades, the United States and Cuba will start talks aimed at normalizing full diplomatic relations. The news comes as an American prisoner is released from Cuba.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Pivot Towards Cuba, The Sony Hack, and Political Déjà Vu

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Takeaway explores Obama's pivot towards Cuba, North Korea's anger over the new James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy, and we explore the future of Jeb Bush's political career.

BackStory

Go West, Young Orphan

Friday, October 03, 2014

With the American History Guys

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99% Invisible

120- Skyjacking

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The term "hijacking" goes back to prohibition days, when gangsters would rob moonshine trucks saying, "Hold your hands high, Jack!" However, in the early days of commercial air travel, the idea that someone would hijack a plane was scarcely even consid...

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WNYC News

Artist Says Vatican Should Give Citizenship to Illegal Immigrants

Sunday, June 15, 2014

A new exhibit on Latin American art at the Guggenheim takes provocative stands.

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On The Media

The US built a Secret Twitter for Cuba, Beyonce is Falsely Accused of Using Selfies as Currency, and More

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Happy Thursday morning everyone. We’re putting the finishing touches on this week’s episode. We missed you last week and we’re glad to be back. In the meantime, guess what we have for you?

 

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Community

FLASHBACK| Jazz pianist Chuchito Valdés performs live in The Greene Space

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

In October 2010, Valdés joined us in The Greene Space for The Soul of Cuba, a celebration of Cuban culture through music, readings, food, wine and conversation. Watch his lively performance here.

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Community

FLASHBACK| Jazz pianist Chuchito Valdés performs live in The Greene Space

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

In October 2010, Valdés joined us in The Greene Space for The Soul of Cuba, a celebration of Cuban culture through music, readings, food, wine and conversation. Watch his lively performance here.

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