Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, several politicians and media pundits have cited the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. However, racism and xenophobia is missing from the Spanish Flu’s dark history. So the LMC speaks with David Dorado Romo on setting the record straight on whats missing in the Spanish Flu narrative today. David Dorado Romo is the author of “Ringside Seat To A Revolution: An Underground Cultural History of El Paso & Juarez.”
Don Fitz returns to the LMC to discuss the latest on Cuba’s response to the Coronavirus when compared to the disastrous response in the US. Don Fitz is a member of the editorial board for Green Social Thought and the newsletter editor for the Green Party of St. Louis, MO. He’s also the author of a new book entitled, “Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution.”
On this Juneteenth 2020, the LMC spends the hour with Dr Fred McGhee on the importance of Juneteenth in Texas and what it still teaches us about racial tensions we see today. Fred McGhee is an archaeologist and urban and environmental anthropologist. He is a leading scholar-activist of the African Diaspora in the United States and a Texas based advocate and activist, particularly on affordable housing, education, community policing, and environmental justice issues.