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What does the thaw mean for Cuba? Plus: Stephen Yafa Tackles Gluten-Free Fads

Cuba photoToday Cuba opens an embassy in Washington for the first time in 54 years, drawing angst from hard-line anti-communists, and applause from US companies hoping to expand markets there. So what will the new opening do to Cuba? We’ll talk to Sujatha Fernandes.

Plus: If you listen to this radio station for any significant amount of time during our fund drives, you have probably heard many many people like Doctor David Perlmutter warning about the hazards of gluten – how it will make you fat, stupid, demented, and dead. This is a flashy argument – we Americans love to hear that cutting
one thing out of our diet will fix all our problems – but it’s not exactly a consensus positions in nutritional medicine. We’ll try to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Guests on this program:

  • Sujatha Fernandes, Professor of Sociology at Queens College, and at
    the CUNY Graduate Center; Author of Cuba Represent!: Cuban Arts, State Power and the Making of New Revolutionary Cultures.
  • Stephen Yafa, novelist, playwright, journalist; and author of Grain of Truth: The Real Case For and Against Wheat and Gluten

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