Recorded on June 2, 2105

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A conversation hosted by PAUL GEORGE, director of Peninsula Peace & Justice Center, with KAREN LEE WALD, Writer and Researcher on Cuba, RICHARD HOBBS, Executive Director of Human Agenda, and GREG MILLER, Retired Registered Nurse.

For the first time in over five decades, the United States and Cuba will enjoy normal diplomatic ties. Those five decades have featured a brutal US embargo of the island nation, numerous covert attempts to assassinate its leaders, and a failed invasion, among other things. As Guardian journalist Ewan McCaskill put it, the restoration of ties represents “a breakthrough in U.S.-Cuban relations after a wasted half-century of mindless hostility and sanctions.”

But just how wide open will the diplomatic door swing?

Backdrop Photo Credit: Bill Hackwell Used with permission of the photographer