Episode #156: Loss in the Castro Family … and the Castro Neighborhood

Even though it was Donald Trump who said he might not accept the results of the presidential election, it turns out that Jill Stein — the Green Party nominee who finished well behind in fourth place — who is pushing for a recount in three states that narrowly went for Trump: Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.  Mike Haas, the administrator of the Wisconsin Election Commission, explains how the Badger State recount would work.

Fidel Castro, the longtime Cuban leader who died last week, has bedeviled American presidents since Eisenhower.  Patrick Haney, an expert on U.S. policy towards Castro and Cuba, discusses the evolution of the relationship — and how Trump’s election might affect it.

And we remember the shocking assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk, 38 years ago this month.  Mike Weiss, a former Time magazine reporter who was written a book on the murders, brings us back to that awful time.

Photo via Reuters/Prensa Latina

Music used in this podcast:

I Could Be Good for You by 707

Do It Again by The Beach Boys

Revolution by The Beatles

State of Shock by The Jacksons feat. Mick Jagger

Harvey’s Last Day from the “Milk” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Oops!… I Did It Again by Britney Spears

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Leave a Reply

Item added to cart.
0 items - $0.00