• 00:37

    The latest on the US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce

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    GUEST:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog, joins me for a discussion of the US-Cuba talks........Governor Cuomo going to Cuba on a trade mission...will he be demanding the extradition of US nationals living in Cuba?   Plus, what should the US demand from Cuba to compensate the thousands of Americans who had their assets confiscated with compensation by the communist regime?   what is the latest on the potential embassy opening or exchange of diplomats?.....


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  • 02:10

    "CUBA, ADIOS" BY LORENZO PABLO MARTINEZ

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    Between 1960 and 1962 more than 14,000 Cuban children escaped Fidel Castro’s communist regime as part of an airlift known as Operación Pedro Pan. LORENZO PABLO MARTÍNEZ was one of these children. In CUBA, ADIÓS: A Young Man's Journey to Freedom, Martínez vividly recounts his participation in a program that bridged two different cultures and achieved great political significance over the years. At eighteen, he forfeits a music scholarship to Prague to accept an unknown future of exile in America without knowing the language, money to pursue an education, or family to help. Plagued by guilt around his sexual identity and having to care for a younger brother, Martínez forges ahead to become the composer of his future; later he opens the doors that enable his sisters and parents to join him after a harrowing sojourn in Mexico City. With the same determination, he attends college and pursues a music education, obtaining a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, then a doctorate from Columbia University. Even after his music compositions are published and performed on television and at international festivals, Martínez feels restless and spiritually unfulfilled. Until, that is, he is able to define the true music of his freedom. CUBA, ADIÓS is a poignant, thoughtful account of one boy’s survival and self-acceptance, written with unflinching honesty and a wry humor.

  • 00:56

    A look at the latest from the US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce

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    GUEST: Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog, joins me for an update on the US-Cuba talks .....what is going on?   is there something going on behind closed doors?   There have been no public statementss, a sign of something happening or nothing at all.     Also, we will mention that Cuban American Senator Cruz is running for president.


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  • 00:53

    The latest on the US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce

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    GUEST:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog......we will discuss the latest in US-Cuba talks, Paris Hilton in Cuba plus some thoughts about the death of Orestes Minoso, the legendary baseball player who played for the Chicago White Sox ..................


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  • 00:59

    US-Latin America: Cuba-Venezuela, elections in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina & more

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    Guest:  Fausta Rodriguez-Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog.    We will look at the latest in the Cuba-Venezuela story and its impact on US-Cuba talks........A review of the upcoming elections in Mexico.....it will be a real test for President Pena-Nieto and the PRI now back in power.....it will also give us an idea of how the PAN and PRD will benefit from the nation's political uncertainty.......we will also look at the anti-government marches in Brazil over corruption and the stagnant economy......the continuing scandal regarding the murder of Alberto Nisman in Argentina.........and other Latin American stories of the week...


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  • 00:32

    The latest on the US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce

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    Guest:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog, will join me for a look at the latest in US-Cuba talks....plus we remember February 24th in Cuban history.....


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  • 00:54

    The latest on US-Cuba talks PLUS the Clinton emails with Jorge Ponce

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    GUEST:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog.....we will look at the latest developments in the on-going US-Cuba talks.....we will also get Jorge's perspective on government employees using personal accounts to do business....Jorge spent over 35 years in the US federal government....and is the Obama administration out to get Senator Menendez for criticism of US-Cuba talks....


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  • 00:59

    Venezuela, Brazil, Cuba, Argentina and other US-Latin America stories

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    GUEST:  Fausta Rodriguez-Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog, joins me for a discussion of US-Latin America stories of the week, such as the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, demonstrations in Brazil, the political situation in Argentina after the murder of Alberto Nisman, the rift between Cuba and the US over Venezuela......we will hear from Luisa Ravelo-Guedes, a native of Venezuela who lives in Texas, about the crisis in her native country.....


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  • 02:56

    Cuba - Greece - and other oddities in the news!

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    Hr1 Bill Whittle breaks down who REALLY owns the land now known as Texas.


    Woman promised herself if not wed by age 40, she'd marry herself. So she did.


    N.O.W. ridicules Freshman Congresswoman Joni Ernst for sharing her personal story of being too poor to own
    more than one pair of shoes, I thought they were supposed to defend ALL women, not just liberal ones.


    Hr2 Castro demands reparations for Cuba... as if WE did all the damage to their country! Typical liberal, socialist, communist... blaming everyone else and taking responsibility for nothing.


    Interviewing Sheriff Joe Arpaio. I don't mind being called the toughest cop in the country. "I'm not a social worker,
    I'm a cop." I hope I have his fight when I'm his age (over 80!)


    Hr3   Is Greece going to default on the European Union? What happens then?


    First openly atheist Prime Minister is sworn in in Greece. He chose not to take a Biblical oath.


    Ford employee wants to know why LGBT employees can express themselves in a company publication,
    but a Christian employee cannot. Christian employee.


    Man on the street interview with high school students and teachers about the American flag and other things
    every American should know... but doesn't.


    911 operator suggests victim ask the intruder to "go away" and "call the sheriff's dept tomorrow" b/c they
    don't have anyone to help her today!


    Rep. Steny Hoyer says whether or not a 20 week old unborn child is a human being "is not a real issue."
    It matters to that 20 week old baby who may or may not be aborted. Abortion is a real issue.

  • 00:34

    The latest in the US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce

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    GUEST:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American columnist and contributor to Babalu Blog, will join me for a discussion of the latest in US-Cuba talks.


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  • 00:31

    Let's not turn Cuba into another Vietnam or China

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    GUEST:   Jorge Ponce, Cuban American author & contributor to Babalu Blog.  We will discuss the economic options for a future Cuba.  China?  Vietnam?  Or something else......our closing musical piece is from Joanna Mell.....harpist.....


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