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Talk of the Bay, November 23, with Chris Krohn: Central America, Drug Runners and U.S. Foreign Policy: A Conversation with Professor Dana Frank
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Central America, Drug Runners & U.S. Foreign Policy:

A Conversation with Professor Dana Frank

Is the President of Honduras a drug runner? Has the US once again backed a rogue regime in the name of saving us from the godless communists? Honduras was back in the news this week as Tony Hernandez, the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was handed a long prison term in a New York court room. We have an expert on Honduras right here in Santa Cruz: Dana Frank.

 

Dr. Frank is a Professor of History Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a long time activist and writer on Honduras. Her books include The Long Honduran Night:  Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup; Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Central America; and Local Girl Makes History:  Exploring Northern California’s Kitsch Monuments.  Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Nation, Foreign Affairs and many other publications and she has been interviewed by National Public Radio, Democracy Now!, Latino USAand other outlets.

 

In the second part of the show we talk with Lecturers from UC Santa Cruz. They just won a big settlement and avoided a strike. Evidently, there were tremendous gains made through this labor struggle that began in earnest two and a half years ago. The ending has been one of the recent bright spots in local and statewide labor news. Tune in to “Talk of the Bay” this Tuesday and find out what was really behind the settlement and where UCSC campus education laborers might go from here.

 

That’s Tuesday, November 23, 5-6 PM on Talk of the Bay, right here on KSQD and KSQD.org!