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Intersection: Cuba, Simulation and Songwriter ‘Nature’

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Fidel Castro’s death set off mourning in Cuba and celebration and calls for democracy from Miami’s Cuban population. Castro had been out of the spotlight for a decade, handing the reigns over to his brother Raul. So what does a post-Castro Cuba mean for those who fled the regime and made a home in Florida? And with a new Republican administration taking over January 20th, what of America’s detente with Cuba and the Sunshine State’s relationship to the Island?

We’re joined by Orlando business and government consultant Bertica Cabrera Morris who was born in Havana, and Steven Vigil, who was born in the US and first set foot in Cuba in 2013 for the reunion of a family split asunder by the revolution.

Then, the military simulation industry has big presence in Orlando and it’s banking on President Elect Trump funneling more money this way once he takes office. We visit the floor of ITSEC- a tradeshow for military simulation, and peek into the future of this industry in Central Florida.

And- a musician who goes by the stage name Nature, performs and talks about the tricky art of lyric writing.

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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Are We There Yet?' Host

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration. Brendan is a native Floridian, born and raised in Broward County. He moved to ... Read Full Bio »