Trade With Cuba
This week, President Obama signed a bill to fund the federal government through September. Tucked into the bill are provisions to loosen travel restrictions to Cuba for people with family on the island, and possible changes in US policy toward Cuba. We'll talk about what that could mean for Tampa, the closest shipping port to the island nation.
Listen to Reese Erlich share his thoughts about what type of government and society Cubans want. (2:00)
Listen to Erlich describe Cubans' impressions of the U.S. (1:47)
Listen to Parke Wright outline why Florida cattle are suitable for export to Cuba. Plus, he details some of the favorable conditions he sees in Cuba for cattle ranching. (1:55)
Listen to Wright and Mike Mauricio talk about why they think changes need to be made in the United State’s policy toward Cuba. (5:43)
Listen to Wright explain why he thinks tourism in Florida wouldn't be impacted by open travel to Cuba and how academic links will be vital to improving relationships between the countries. (1:54)
Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1
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