Talk of the Bay, November 23, with Chris Krohn: Central America, Drug Runners and U.S. Foreign Policy: A Conversation with Professor Dana Frank
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 USA, and 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!
Ronnie D. Lipschutz is Emeritus Professor of Politics at University of California, Santa Cruz, where he taught from 1990 to 2020, and Co-director of the Sustainable Systems Research Foundation in Santa Cruz (https://sustainablesystemsfoundation.org/). He received his Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from UC-Berkeley in 1987 and an SM in Physics from MIT in 1978. He teaches and writes about energy, resources and social sustainability, foreign policy, global politics and sociology, politics and popular culture, and surveillance society. He is the author/co-author and editor/co-editor of numerous books and articles. His most recent book, with Dr. Doreen Stabinsky, is Environmental Politics for Changing World—Power, Perspectives and Practices (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019).