On our first full length show this semester we discuss the first presidential debate, the historic peace agreement between the government of Colombia and the FARC, and the two year anniversary since the disappearance of forty three students in Mexico. Also, an interview with the Senior Director of Public Affairs & Communications at Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Anna Eskamani.
This is the Peace and Justice Report along with the Florida Caribe show for the WSLR Fall 2016 fund drive. This is also the first episode with the new and amazing Marianny de Leon as co-host. We talk about what WSLR means to us and why community radio is necessary. The Florida Caribe Show starts around the 31st minute.
We discuss issues facing women in Latin America in light of International Women's Day. Also a story from telesurtv.net about the ways countries in Latin America are honoring their women and one from Puerto Vallarta Daily News about the "lottery" women face for healthcare. We also implement the Florida Caribe Book Club with Sandra Cisneros' "The House on Mango Street." Featured music from Mana, Audri Nix, Monsieur Perine, Buika, and more!
We talk about the Pope's recent trip to Mexico, the Zika virus and its effect on women's reproductive rights, students protesting Georgia University's banning undocumented citizens, and Las Hijas de Violencia. Also, an interview with Silvia Perez from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
On this episode we discuss how the Black Lives Matter movement has inspired a similar movement in Brazil, protests in Haiti during their presidential election, immigration reform, and an interview with Itzel Alejandra Martinez a photojournalist and multi-media artist with roots in Mexico and the U.S.
While the best Cuban athletes are now playing for professional teams around the globe, Major League Baseball still forces Cuban players to defect, separating them from their families, and taking big risks in getting to the United States. But change is coming — slowly. We talk to Peter Bjarkman, journalist, book author, and one of the foremost experts of Cuban baseball in the United States.