Air Date: 8–12-2019
Today we take a look at the recent rebellion in Puerto Rico that unseated the governor as well as plenty of the context of what led us to this point.
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U.S. colonialism decimated Puerto Rico long before Hurricane Maria, and its legacy of physical, psychological and socioeconomic destruction resonates on through today.
Journalist Julio Ricardo Varela explains the political history and dynamics of Puerto Rico and what pushed people to take to the streets and demand a change in leadership.
Brooke speaks with Jay Fonseca, a prominent Puerto Rican journalist, who was one of many mocked in the chats.
We’ll talk about Puerto Rico with Ed Morales, author of the forthcoming, Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico.
It took less than two weeks for Puerto Ricans to topple their governor following the publication of unsavory private text messages. We tell the story of how small protests evolved into a political uprising unlike anything the island had ever seen.
Our Man in San Juan, Dave Buchen reports on the rollercoaster that might become a revolution in Puerto Rico.
The protests in Puerto Rico have served to lift up the voices of groups that were typically underrepresented on the island: LGBTQ people, women, and members of the diaspora.
We examine how the post-Hurricane María death count, the island's debt crisis, and its colonial legacy all contributed to pent-up resentment against the government and the crisis reaching a boiling point.
We speak with Democracy Now! co-host Juan González on the significance of Rosselló’s resignation.
Maria and Julio discuss this week's news about Puerto Rico. After weeks of massive protests from the people, governor Ricardo Rosselló finally announced his resignation.
Ch. 12: Final comments on illness
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Algea Trio - Algea Fields
- Cases to Rest - Bodytonic
- Milkwood - The Cabinetmaker
- A Path Unwinding - K4
- Felt Lining - The Cabinetmaker
- The Summit - K2
- Peacoat - Studio J
- Tar and Spackle - Plaster
- The Spinnet - Castle Danger
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
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Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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