It’s a split show today! First, we hear from Karl Grossman about his research on weaponizing outer space in the wake of President Trump’s recent directive to establish a U.S. military space force. In the second segment, Dr. Hilda Lloréns and Sarah Molinari give us an update on hurricane recovery and the citizens’ debt audit in Puerto Rico.
Karl Grossman is an investigative reporter and professor of journalism at the State University of New York College at Old Westbury. He is the author of six books, including Weapons in Space and The Wrong Stuff: The Space Program’s Nuclear Threat to Our Planet.
Hilda Lloréns is a professor of anthropology at the University of Rhode Island. Her research focuses on race and racisms, gender, power, and resistance, particularly in the Hispanic Caribbean and Latinx U.S. She is the author of Imaging the Great Puerto Rican Family: Framing Nation, Race, and Gender During the American Century.
Sarah Molinari is a PhD candidate in cultural anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). She is a collaborator on the Puerto Rico Syllabus, a public digital project with resources for teaching and learning about Puerto Rico’s economic crisis. Sarah is currently conducting her dissertation research on the debt crisis and hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico.
A technology note: Our apologies, but we experienced audio archive issues in the recording of this show, which may result in some “glitchiness” during the interview.