Small Island, Big Shadow: Cuba and the US

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Summary: [FULL EPISODE] 50 years ago this October, a US military jet photographed partially-built Soviet bases in western Cuba. To mark the anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, we’re turning our attention to Cuba — that tiny island with an outsized influence in US history. Visit our site for more in-depth resources about today's topic, including a full show transcript and background on the people we interviewed: Listen to individual episode segments here: