“As we live in times of hate, we need poems of love.” For today’s episode, Allen is joined in the studio by Matt Rothschild to enjoy a selection of poems performed live on-air by Martín Espada and discuss a wide range of topics like Puerto Rico, identity, mortality, memory, and the beauty of shared humanity. […]
In spite of the devastation wrought by the recent earthquakes, a small but determined group of Puerto Rican guitarists are pushing ahead with a planned guitar festival on February 7th and 8th. One of the organizers, Frances Karim Chiroque, recently performed in Madison for a concert organized by the Madison Classical Guitar Society. MCGS President […]
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 […]
When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico in the fall of 2017, not everyone was surprised by the impacts. Professor Shane Hubbard of University of Wisconsin Atmospheric Sciences had been collaborating with emergency management officials in Puerto Rico for years. Hubbard’s modeling predicted flood impacts in particular San Juan neighborhoods, and he’s been working with […]
A new study shows that more than 4,000 Americans died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria last year. More than a third of those were due to a lack of health care due to power outages. The New England Journal of Medicine calls Hurricane Maria one of the deadliest natural disasters in […]
Jan talks to Radio Vieques (Puerto Rico) station manager, Robert Rabin, about hurricane and storm recovery on Vieques, the future of solar and wind-powered electrical, and Radio Vieques’ mission.