Citizen Journalism

Cuba, Libre? - Pt2 - Voices of the Present

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Part 1 of "Cuba, Libre?" showed Cuba as an exotic tourist destinations for Americans during the decades before the revolution led by Fidel Castro in the late 1950s ultimately resulted in the severing of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States.

In part 2 of the documentary, five travel writers describe how Cuba changed from the early 1990s when, after the demise of Cuba's financial benefactor, the government of Fidel Castro began to look to tourism to bolster the country's sagging economy and American tourists began to visit the island once again.

Cuba, Libre? - Pt1 - Voices of the Past

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Part 1 of "Cuba, Libre?" shows Cuba as an glamorous tropical tourist destination in the years before Fidel Castro led a revolution that ousted the government of Fulgencio Batista which had been favorable to the U.S., and replaced it with a Communist government that was allied with America's nemesis, the Soviet Union.

This first half of the documentary also includes archival footage from the Castro revolution, the break in U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations, the aborted Bay of Pigs invasion of the island nation, and the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.

Perils for Pedestrians

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We visit Silver Spring, Maryland.

The Dale Drive Safety Coalition wants sidewalks and crosswalks.

We look at pedestrian problems along Georgia Avenue in Montgomery Hills.

Forest Glen is also divided by Georgia Avenue.

16th Street needs sidewalks.

Perils for Pedestrians

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We visit Boston, Massachusetts.

We talk with the chief engineer about sidewalks,

We learn about WalkBoston and pedestrian advocacy,

We drop in on the Liveable Streets Alliance,

We look at the Smoot and the nature of distance.

Perils for Pedestrians

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We visit High River, Alberta:

- We talk with Alberta Health Services about walking.

- We learn about Our High River.

- We look at levee trails and city sidewalks.

Then we visit Calgary:

- Alberta Health Services helps many towns work on walkability.

- We look at the impact of dogs in public space.

Perils for Pedestrians

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We travel to Calgary, Alberta.

- We learn about the local organizing committee for the Walk21 conference.

- We talk with the Mayor of Calgary.

- We meet the Chief Urban Designer for Calgary.

- What did a transportation planner learn when she had her first child?

- We talk with Jim Walker, the Director of Walk21.

- We take a quick look at the +15 walkway network.