‘Puerto Ricanstruction’: Chicago and Puerto Rico Mayor Meet about Hurricane Relief, Black Comic Books: Vita Ayala and ‘Puerto Rico Strong’

The cover of “Puerto Rico Strong”
The cover of "Puerto Rico Strong," a comic anthology supporting Puerto Rican disaster relief and recovery. Naomi Franq / Courtesy of Lion Forge
The cover of “Puerto Rico Strong”
The cover of "Puerto Rico Strong," a comic anthology supporting Puerto Rican disaster relief and recovery. Naomi Franq / Courtesy of Lion Forge

‘Puerto Ricanstruction’: Chicago and Puerto Rico Mayor Meet about Hurricane Relief, Black Comic Books: Vita Ayala and ‘Puerto Rico Strong’

On Today’s show:

  • We’re joined by Josian Santiago, mayor of Comerío, a mountainous municipality in central Puerto Rico. He was in Chicago to meet Mayor Rahm Emanuel through a Puerto Rican mayors exchange program organized by the Open Society Foundation.
  • In our Black Comic Books series, we talk with Vita Ayala. They made a name writing Wonder Woman, Batman Beyond, and Supergirl. They recently published The Wilds with Black Mask Studios. After Hurricane Maria, Ayala joined Latino artists to create an anthology of comics. Proceeds go to helping Puerto Rico hurricane recovery.