Wed October 24, 2012
The Two-Way

UPDATED: Sandy, Now A Hurricane, Hits Jamaica, Sets Sights On Cuba

Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 1:49 pm

National Hurricane Center

Update at 3:46 p.m. ET. Sandy Makes Landfall:

At 3:20 p.m. ET., Sandy made landfall about five miles east of Kingston, Jamaica, the Hurricane Center said in an update.

Our Original Post Continues:

The tropical cyclone Sandy has just crossed the threshold to become a hurricane.

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Mon October 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Castro Brushes Off Death Rumors, Proves He's Still Alive With Pictures

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 8:53 am


Sun October 14, 2012

Lessons From The Cuban Missile Crisis

Originally published on Sun October 14, 2012 12:14 pm

Fifty years ago, a United States Air Force U-2 spyplane captured photographic proof that the Soviet Union was installing offensive nuclear missile sites in Cuba, and a diplomatic standoff ensued. Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin talks with Graham Allison, director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and professor at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government about the lessons learned from the Cuban Missile Crisis.



Fri October 12, 2012
The Two-Way

Fidel Castro 'Is Fine,' His Son Tells State-Friendly Blogger

A visitor watches pictures taken by Cuban photographer and cinematographist Alex Castro, son of former Cuban president Fidel Castro.
Alfredo Estrella AFP/Getty Images

Fidel Castro's son, Alex Castro, is batting away rumors that his father, the former leader of Cuba, had died.

"The commander is fine, doing his daily things, reading, exercising," Alex Castro said.

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Thu October 4, 2012
World Cafe

Buena Vista Social Club On World Cafe

Idania Valdés.
Courtesy of the artist

All month, World Cafe invites listeners to discover the music of Havana, Cuba, with the series Sense of Place.

The final installment of this series is all about the greatest Cuban cultural export of the last two decades: Buena Vista Social Club.

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