TTT1741 October 10 Puerto Rico
Despite massive media coverage of Hurricane Irma’s disastrous impact on its residents, most Americans know very little about Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans. Why is it called a commonwealth? Are Puerto Ricans American citizens? Are they represented in Congress? What is all this talk about bankruptcy? And do most Puerto Ricans favor becoming America’s 51st state? Finally, what about recovery efforts? Is the aid getting through? What roles are Puerto Ricans playing in recovery and rebuilding?
To help us answer these and other questions TTT talks to two Twin Cities residents with a deep knowledge of Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans: singer, songwriter, producer, and activist Maria Isa, and Rene Antrop-Gonzales, dean of the Urban Education Department at Metropolitan State University.
Maria Isa is a Twin Cities–based singer, songwriter, producer, and activist.
Rene Antrop-Gonzales is dean of the Urban Education Department at Metropolitan State University.