The Obama administration is considering ways to further ease travel and restrictions on Cuba. There is still an embargo in place and it would take an act of Congress to lift that. The president, however, does have ways to make it easier for Americans to go to Havana or to sell goods there.
With “top 10” and “best places to live” lists popping up all over the web, we’ve been wondering which suburbs are the best to buy a house and raise a family. We examine the motivations behind such “listicles” and give a little love to the ‘burbs.
A historic Summit of the Americas will host both President Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro, as the leaders break over 50 years of Cold War tensions. We discuss the impact these talks will have with Alberto Coll from DePaul University. Milos Stehlik joins us on the show with Carla Oritz and director Carlos Bolado to talk about the Bolivian film Olvidados, screening in Chicago this weekend. Finally we get a taste of Proseco with Enrica Rocca on Weekend Passport.
With relations between Cuba and the United States looking to normalize, the island has become a hot new travel destination. Airbnb already has listings up but the lack of reliable internet has brought some complications. We also talk to Richard Joseph about how Nigeria has coped with the historic elections and our Global Activism takes us back to India to talk with S.R. Hiremath.
We continue our gentrification series, "There Goes the Neighborhood" and look at the role artists play in gentrifying communities. Also, we look at what the new U.S. policy on Cuba will mean for tourism. Plus, we learn about what it takes to become a nun and who's making that leap.