Norberto Martinez, the founder and original producer of the LMC, joins the crew to recap the high’s and low’s of a truly frustrating year. We speak about the Coronavirus, the collapse of the US healthcare system, how Black Lives Matter gained ground in Latin America, and a review of some of our favorite shows. Let’s hope for a better day in 2021.
Who was Queen Liliuokalani? Who were the paniolos? How did Latino migrant labor shape Hawaii’s modern-day agriculture? What was the Sugar Strike of 1946? The LMC seeks to find out as we speak with Leilani Ganser on the US overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom in 1893. Leilani Ganser is a Chamorro activist and freelance writer.
Anti-imperialist. Anti-dictatorship. Pro-Union. Pro-Palestine. Comrade of the Global South. Icon of the working class. On this episode, the LMC spends the hour with Dave Zirin on the political legacy of Argentinean futbol hero Diego Maradona. Dave Zirin is the sports editor for the Nation magazine, host of The Edge of Sports podcasts, & co-host of The Collision with Etan Thomas on WPFW in Washington.