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My thoughts about "Cubanos in Wisconsin", the book that I published this week. It relates our family story, from Cuba to Wisconsin.
You can buy the book here!
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Fidel Castro’s Revolution and takeover of Cuba began with rallies, parades, and promises of hope but instead the regime gutted the small nation’s system of enterprise and muzzled the dynamic Cuban culture that people enjoyed during1950’s. All symbols of Democracy and Capitalism were torn down and replaced with “Revolutionary Schools” established by the Communist regime to further enhance and spread their propaganda. Cuba’s religious leaders were excommunicated, imprisoned and murdered.
Traditions like the “Cuban Winter Baseball League” became Fidel’s props, instruments for social and economic control. News about kidnappings, murders and imprisonment of Cubans fighting to overthrow the regime became a part the country’s daily existence. It was clear that human rights had become a fairy tale that existed across the sea, in America.
After the failed United States led invasion at the Bay of Pigs, Castro’s oppressive grip on the island grew unbearable. Silvio watched in horror as his father’s attempt to maintain autonomy repeatedly ended in vain and his mother’s frustration with the new Cuba reached a tipping point.
But, the journey to Freedom would not be an easy one, their experiences along the way taught them to adapt and strengthened their resolve to find a new way of life outside their beloved Cuba. With the support of family and friends the Canto's discovered and formed a new identity, they became “Cubanos in Wisconsin”
Check out Silvio Canto Jr on Blog Talk Radio as well for informative and thought provoking programming.
We'll play the audio from Wisconsin Badgers head coach Gary Andersen's press conference after Monday afternoon's practice/scrimmage. Who will be the starting quarterback, Joel Stave or Tanner McEvoy? We'll give our thoughts about the team.
Can Scott Tolzien supplant Matt Flynn as the Green Bay Packers' No. 2 quarterback? We'll discuss the Packers' victory over the St. Louis Rams.
Plus, the Milwaukee Brewers owned the Los Angeles Dodgers this past weekend - is this a good sign for the rest of the season, and who's their biggest challenge in the NL Central?
Do you smell this, Wisconsin Badgers fans? Fresh grass, painted fields, and tons of beer about to be consumed: COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS ABOUT TO START!
8 p.m. CT: Fox Sports Wisconsin's Jesse Temple helps us breakdown the Badgers' football fall camp. With news of Tanner McEvoy expecting to start Saturday against LSU, what can fans expect out of the Wisconsin offense? We'll discuss the keys to the game against LSU, and the strengths/weaknesses of this team heading into Houston.
8:40 p.m. CT: ESPN Big Ten reporter Adam Rittenberg stops by to help us preview the Big Ten Conference. Even with the loss of Braxton Miller for Ohio State, can J.T. Barrett lead the Buckeyes to a B1G championship, and why aren't people giving Michigan State the props it deserves after a Rose Bowl victory against Stanford?
Of course, we talk Green Bay Packers and the large amount of injuries on their lines, and if the Milwaukee Brewers can hold off the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central after a disappointing weekend.
A LOT to get to this week!
We'll recap the Wisconsin Badgers' first scrimmage that happened Sunday morning. Who looked more impressive at quarterback: Joel Stave or Tanner McEvoy? Did the young wide receivers impress? Who stood out on the young defense?
We'll talk with BadgerBlitz' John Veldhuis about his impressions from the first camp as well.
B5Q editor Mike Fiammetta talked with Big Ten Network's Dave Revsine last week about his new book, "The Opening Kickoff." Which former Wisconsin legend did Revsine initially want to write the book about? He'll tell you!
Of course, Scotty and I will discuss the Milwaukee Brewers' homestand against the NL West leading teams, the Green Bay Packers first preseason game (did Scott Tolzien look good?), and the unfortunate accident involving Tony Stewart.
Happy Father's Day! We have another jam-packed show.
At 8:30 - BadgerNation's Ben Worgull joins the show to talk about all the Wisconsin Badgers recruiting news. Who committed to the Badgers after their huge weekend camp? We'll let you know!
We'll also talk some Northwoods League baseball with the Madison Mallards' Tyler Isham, Assistant General Manager of Marketing and Corporate Advertising. We'll talk about the great promotions they run each year for the fans, how this year's Mallards team has some Madison roots to it, and whether he thinks there's a fanbase for a Big Ten baseball team for the Wisconsin Badgers (though we know the uphill climb it would take for that to happen).
Plus, Milwaukee Brewers, Major League Baseball, and more!
Guest: Frank Burke, businessman, writer and contributor to American Thinker.
We will discuss the allegations against Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin PLUS those missing IRS E-mails.
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Looking for a good book to read? Check out my book:
CUBANOS IN WISCONSIN BY SILVIO CANTO JR
While it isn't an official Laura Ingalls Wilder site, Old World Wisconsin has long impressed Wisconsin's favorite daughter with an annual event. Last year they expanded to an entire month and the month long event returns this year. Come take part in the World of Little House – June 28, 2014 – July 31, 2014 in Eagle, Wisconsin (an easy drive from Milwaukee). Discover events and activities every day and dress as a Laura character to get $2 off your admission. http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/calendar/event/2399/the-world-of-little-house Join host Sarah Uthoff and Jennifer VanHaaften of Old World Wisconsin to learn more about the event.
We catch up on all things Wisconsin with Friend of the Holy Land, Rich, from Buckaround. We dicuss Wisconsin's QB depth chart, and how it represents an embarassment of riches for the Badgers, and how their WR depth chart is the total opposite. We discuss their unique recruiting challenges, take the pulse of the Gary Andersen era, look at defense, expectations, and a breakdown of the Big Ten West.
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