Over the weekend, Haiti was struck by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake. It has left hundreds dead, and thousands injured and displaced. This comes after an earthquake in 2010 that killed nearly a quarter of a million people. Today’s guest Marlene Daut exposes the history of Haiti and helps us understand the deep inequalities that led […]
The Right, acting in concert and organized in the U. S. and internationally, are latching onto anything to stoke the fear of white nationalists, according to Howard University Professor and American University Professor Emeritus Clarence Lusane. By grabbing onto the conceptual idea of “critical race theory”, the 1619 Project, and other intellectual ideas and bring […]
Cuba and Haiti have both seen increasing unrest over the past two weeks. Today, Thursday host Allen Ruff puts these crises in context and traces the history of U.S. interference in the Caribbean with historian Gerald Horne. Gerald Horne is the Moores Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. He’s the […]
Haitian president Jovenel Moïse was assassinated last Wednesday, leaving the country in turmoil—and putting Haiti back in the news here in the U.S. It’s true that most of the world only turns its sights to Haiti when there’s a crisis. When reporting on Haiti, international news outlets often neglect to consult Haitians or Haitian media, […]
Seven years ago, UW Madison grad student Gergens Polynice departed his Port Au Prince home to return to Madison just hours before a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Island of Haiti. Polynice’s family survived, but Polynice noticed that traditional relief agencies, like the Red Cross, were focused on immediate disaster aid. No one at the time […]
Local non-profit organization Wisconsin Microfinance provides small start up loans to entrepreneurs in countries like Haiti and the Philippines. 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing visits with co-directors Meg DiPoto and Tracy Harvey about the impact these loans are having.