August 27, 2015 – Radio Show

In today’s program:

  • After 54 years the U.S. flag is once again raised in Cuba as the U.S. Embassy officially reopens in Havana. We have two reports: (1) from Margaret Gilpin in New York and (2) Prensa Latina in Havana.
    Cubans Celebrate American Embassy Return
  • 21 U.S. students received medical degrees from Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine… Jennifer Wager has a report.
  • WE HAVE AN INTERVIEW WITH ONE GRADUATE CURRENTLY DOING HER RESIDENCY IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK..
  • AND IFCO’S ANA MARIA CARDENAS SPEAKS WITH US ABOUT NEXT MONTH’S “NATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION” AGAINST THE BLOCKADE..
  • WE BEGIN WITH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDING A SPECIAL REPORT BY GILDA GILL OF PRENSA LATINA

PRODUCED BY SALLY O’BRIEN AND MARGARET GILPIN…

CUBA IN FOCUS FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 27TH 2015… 8PM EST

NEW YORK 99.5FM/STREAMING LIVE AT WWW.WBAI.ORG

Cuban Embassy, Washington, DC, U.S.A.

Cuban Embassy Open in Washington, DC, U.S.A.

March 26, 2015 – Radio Show

Topics covered include:

• Third round of U.S.-Cuba talks end with no progress towards restoring U.S.-Cuban diplomatic relations (Jane Franklin reports)

• Ana Milagras of Cuban United Nations Association (UNCA) speaks about her attendance at the fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2015 (Margaret Gilpin, reports).

• National Lawyer’s Guild holds a public panel on “U.S. Cuba Relations: What Does Normalization Mean?”

Play Cuba In Focus Radio Show for March 26, 2015

Dec. 19, 2014 – Cuba In Focus Radio Show

In today’s program we focus on the historical events unfolding in U.S./Cuba relations and the release of the remaining three political prisoners of the Cuban Five.

December 19th Cuba In Focus radio show (click to play hour show)

Program:

Intro and clip of Jane Franklin (author of “Cuba and The United States- A Chronological History)

Guests:

Alvaro Fernandez– Editor/Publisher of Progresso Weekly, Miami-based online newspaper. Alvaro is Cuban-American and will speak about the reactions in the Cuban-American community.

Keith Bolender– Canadian Journalist/author of Cuba Under Siege: American Policy, The Revolution and Its People and Voices From The Other Side: An Oral History of Terrorism Against Cuba.

Alicia Jrapko– Coordinator of the “International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five”

Gloria La Riva– Coordinator of “The National Committee To Free The Five”

Ike Nahem– “July 26th Organizing Committee” and “Cuba Solidarity”

Gail Walker– Co-Director of IFCO/Pastors for Peace. With over 15 years of involvement with Pastors for Peace she has staffed more than 15 caravans of humanitarian aid to Cuba and Central America and worked extensively with marginalized communities.

Dr. Rosemari Mealy– Educator, activist and author of Fidel and Malcolm X: Memories of a Meeting.