March 20 - The Subject of a Full Page Attack Ad in the New York Times; A Report From Cuba Anticipating Obama's Arrival; Getting Out the Latino Vote in Arizona; Examining The Trump Protests in Arizona

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We begin with the full page ad in Saturday’s New York Times demanding that Hillary Clinton disavow her anti-Israel advisors and speak with one of her alleged “advisors” Max Blumenthal, who along with his father Sid Blumenthal, is the subject of the attack ad. He joins us to discuss the annual meeting of the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC, now underway in Washington which he is outside of among protesters. With a much-anticipated address to AIPAC by Donald Trump scheduled for Monday, we discuss why Bernie Sanders, the first Jewish American presidential candidate, is not attending the conference which has refused to allow him to contribute remarks by video.

Part 2

Then we go to Havana, Cuba to speak with Marc Frank a freelance journalist based in Cuba who works for Reuters and the Financial Times and is the author of “Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana”. We discuss the anticipation and excitement surrounding President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba later today, the first by an American president since 1928, and assess the beginning of the end of an almost six decades-long dysfunctional relationship with a neighboring country 90 miles from Florida.

Marc Frank

Part 3

Then we go to Arizona for an update on Tuesday’s Democratic primary where Hillary Clinton is leading in the polls and speak with Bill Velasquez, the National Director of Latino Outreach for the Bernie Sanders campaign to see whether there will be another come-from-behind victory by his candidate as there was in Michigan and almost was in Missouri and Illinois.

Part 4

Then finally we get an analysis of the political mood in Arizona from Rodolfo Espino, a professor of political science at Arizona State University where he specializes in American politics, racial politics, and political identity. We discuss the student protest that blocked the highway leading to a Trump rally and the visit to Sheriff Arpaio’s infamous tent city prison by Bernie Sanders’ wife.

 

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