Cuba & America
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 609
- Aug 13, 2020 6:00 pm
- 52:48 mins
The Cubans Guest: Anthony DePalma, author, "The Cubans: Ordinary Lives in Extraordinary Times" Cuba’s image is often shaped by geopolitics, and the stories of everyday life there aren't often told. DePalma brings to life a neighborhood in Old Havana that's adjusting to the Cuban government's embrace of capitalism after years of railing against it. Lefty Alvarez Guest: Kat D. Williams, Professor, Marshall University; President, International Women's Baseball Center; and author, "Isabel “Lefty” Alvarez: The Improbable Life of A Cuban American Baseball Star" Isabel “Lefty” Alvarez, left Cuba as a 15-year-old to play women's baseball in America. That league folded, but she grabbed opportunity in America and made a successful life regardless.