Why are Cubans protesting, and how Cuba should treat own political dissidents; Plus a deep dive on water, money, and power in the Golden State

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On today’s show:

0:08 – We spend the first hour with Aviva Chomsky, a scholar of Latin American history. We discuss the protests in Cuba and what history tells us about how Cuba treats the political opponents inside its borders.

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1:08 – In this hour, we do a big dive on deep water politics. First, we discuss the big ag dollars funding into Governor Newsom’s side of the recall campaign, with Dan Bacher, an journalist who covers fish, water, and the environment.

1:16 – Then spend the rest of the hour with Mark Arax who discusses his 2019 book The Dreamt Land – Chasing Water and Dust Across California about the deep tangled history of California’s water, money, and power – up to the present day water empire headed by Resnick family.

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