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cuban refugees
United States - Cuba Relations
This week we meet up with some of Florida’s Cuban Americans to discuss our state's history with Cuba and our strained relationship, that continues today. We also talk embargo with some early exiles of the Castro revolution. We hear from Roberto Quiros, a Tampa man who escaped Cuba in 1994 by raft as he shares the drama of his experience.

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Burmese Python
Fighting Invasive Species

Burmese pythons are getting plenty of attention lately. Congress is considering a federal ban on importing the snakes and moving them across state lines, and there has been talk of hunting the snakes down. Florida has many non-native plants, pests and animals that aren't as threatening to humans but still cause harm. This week, learn about some of those species and efforts to limit their impact.

Program Schedule

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Radio Guests

Kristina Serbesoff-KingCo-chair of the Florida Invasive Species Partnership and Invasive Species Program Manager at the Nature Conservancy
Capt. Jeff FobbMiami-Dade Fire Rescue Dept.
Mike BodleSenior Scientist at the South Florida Water Management District
Scott HardinExotic Species Coordinator at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission



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