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Slavery historian sheds light on the dark past that continues to shape the present listen

09/30/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

Tags: slavery, Randy Browne, Eckerd College, Xavier University, slave drivers, Caribbean, Ferguson, reparations, Haiti, Navajo

Because of America’s role in the history of slavery, many people think the U.S. has a responsibility to repay those who are still being affected by this centuries-long legacy. Randy Browne is a history professor at Xavier University in Cincinnati and an alumnus of Eckerd College. He spoke Tuesday night at Eckerd in St. Petersburg. Browne thinks repaying the debt is all about acknowledging and accepting the role slavery played in shaping the Americas.

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Effect of climate change on Caribbean nations studied listen

09/17/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Hurricane Ike killed more than 80 people in the Caribbean before reaching the United States. Gustav, which slammed the U.S. two weeks earlier, killed more than 70 people in Hispaniola and Jamaica when it was still a tropical storm.

Ramon Bueno is co-author of a recent Tufts University Study entitled, “Caribbean and Climate Change: The Costs of Inaction.” He spoke to WMNF today.

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