Based on 40 years of firsthand reporting, veteran reporter Reese Erlich will talk about his new book Dateline Havana. He explores the historic U.S. domination of Cuba and the power of the Cuba lobby. He offers trenchant observations about Cuba’s political and economic system 50 years after its historic revolution. And finally, Erlich will talk about the prospects for change in both U.S. and Cuban policy under the new administrations of Barack Obama and Raul Castro.
Described by Walter Cronkite as “a great radio producer and a great friend,” Reese Erlich’s history in journalism goes back over 40 years. He first worked as a staff writer and research editor for Ramparts, a national, investigative reporting magazine. He taught journalism at Bay Area universities for ten years and currently works as a full-time print and broadcast journalist. He reports regularly as a freelancer for the San Francisco Chronicle, CBC (Canada) and NPR.