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This edition: Debating Puerto Rico's Future

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 25, 2017.

First aired: October 31, 2017.

Moderator Bob Liff and a panel of experts debate Puerto Rico's political status in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Should the Caribbean commonwealth become America's 51st state? Should the island become a fully independent nation? Or should the status quo prevail? The devastating impact of the recent hurricane and fumbled relief efforts leave many around the nation and the world wondering what Puerto Rico's future ought to be in changing times.

Featured panelists: Professor Maria Perez y Gonzalez, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Department, Brooklyn College, CUNY; Howard Hills, Author, Citizens Without a State; Jaime Estades, Esq., President, Latino Leadership Institute.

Guest List

Mr. Jaime Estades, Esq. Founder & President, Latino Leadership Institute

Howard Hills Author, “Citizens Without a State”

Maria Perez y Gonzalez Professor & Chair, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Brooklyn College/CUNY