My guest today is Ted Henken, an associate professor of Sociology and Anthropology at CUNY Baruch College and an expert on Cuba.
I wanted to talk to Ted because so much has been going on in US-Cuba relations over the past few years.
Just a couple years ago, President Obama lifted travel restrictions to Cuba. I was lucky enough to have a chance to visit the first time before the restrictions were put back in place by the Trump administration.
When I returned from Cuba, I had a ton of questions, so I got in touch with Ted. Some of the many things we talk about in this conversation include:
Ted is an interesting and captivating speaker. I think you'll learn a lot from this conversation--I know I did.
Want to learn more about Cuba and Ted's work? Follow him on Twitter at @ElYuma or read his books listed below...
If you like this episode, I know you'll love Reid's book too. Here's it is:
My guest today is Os Schmitz. Os is a professor at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the author of The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Antropocene.
In this conversation we talk about
I never quite understood why biodiversity was important until I spoke with Os. I think you'll learn a lot from his ways of thinking about the environment as an interconnected system.
In general, Os is very much on the side of humans and the environment existing and thriving together in tandem. He is not all "doom and gloom," as he puts it, and he advocates some common sense approaches that will allow us to continue making economic progress and better enjoy the nature around us.
If you'd like to learn more about the topics we discussed in the podcast, I highly recommend Os's book, The New Ecology. It's an excellent read.