11/17/17

Legacy of 1804 | Haiti News & Blog Review | Eugene Electioneering, Vertières #LOF1804









Host:Alice Backer

Topics: Brian Cunningham on Mathieu Eugène electioneering in 40th Council District race, TPS v. General Amnesty (Eritye Papa Desalin Clip)  | Battle of Vertières Anniversary November 18th | Thanksgiving Trip Upstate


When: 10 PM this Friday 

Places to listen: Player below or at kiskeacity.com  | Phone: 714-242-6119 | BlogTalkRadio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/11/18/legacy-of-1804-haiti-news-blog-review-eugene-electioneering-vertires







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11/10/17

Legacy of 1804 | Eugene v. Cunningham Debate | Brooklyn 40th Council District #LOF1804









Host: Alice Backer

We will listen to and comment on the debate between Councilman incumbent Mathieu Eugene and his Reform Party challenger Brian Cunningham in the NYC Council race for the 40th Council District in Brooklyn which took place Sunday November 9th. Eugene has since secured a third term. But the issues raised in the debate highlight the challenges ahead for him in his third term.


When: 10 PM this Friday (Not 9!) 

Places to listen: Player below or at kiskeacity.com  | Phone: 714-242-6119 | BlogTalkRadio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/11/11/legacy-of-1804-eugene-v-cunningham-debate-brooklyn-40th-council-district







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11/3/17

Legacy of 1804 | Brian Cunningham | Candidate for City Council | Flatbush, BK #lof1804








Host: Alice Backer

Guests: Brian Cunningham, Candice Fortin 

Topics: Why Brian is running against Mathieu Eugene | Main issues in his campaign | The Haitian-American progressives backing his campaign | Brian on issues that matter to Haitians

The 40th council district in Brooklyn covers heavily Haitian and West Indian neighborhoods of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, among others


When: 10 PM this Friday (Not 9!) 

Places to listen: Player below or at kiskeacity.com  | Phone: 714-242-6119 | BlogTalkRadio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/11/04/legacy-of-1804-brian-cunningham-candidate-for-city-council-flatbush-bk






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We discussed Brian's progressive vision in contrast to Mathieu Eugène's track record over the past 10 years and the many missed opportunities for the 40th council district during those years. We also talked about how Brian plans to solve the affordable housing crisis plaguing Brooklyn: not taking campaign funds from real estate developers unlike his opponent and developing more city-owned affordable housing. Brian also discussed his immigrant background and the many years that his mother spent undocumented, identifying ice raids as a major challenge for his district.

If Brian wins on Tuesday, which we hope he does, it will be a major upset for politics as usual in NYC local races. A lifelong Democrat, he is running on the Reform Party line against Democratic Party incumbent Mathieu Eugene to whom he lost the Democratic Primary by a thin margin.


10/27/17

Legacy of 1804 | Haiti News & Blog Review #LOF1804








With: Alice Backer & Hugues Girard


Topics: Paramilitaries shooting at daily demonstrators | Luis Alberto Moreno of Inter-American Development Bank aka BID telling the opposition to get on board  | President Moïse's Empty Caravan | MINUSTAH departure?

When: 9 PM this Friday

Places to listen: Player below or at kiskeacity.com  | Phone: 714-242-6119 | BlogTalkRadio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/10/28/legacy-of-1804-haiti-news-blog-review-lof1804






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10/20/17

Legacy of 1804 | Afrocrowd at Wikimania 2017, Montreal #LOF1804








Host: Alice Backer 

Guests: Sherry Antoine, Afrocrowd Program Manager | Kelly Foster, Afrocrowd UK | Wynnie Lamour, Haitian Creole Language Institute |Linda Fletcher, Rajene Hardeman, Wikipedians, Afrocrowders

Topic: Bridging the muliticultural gap on Wikipedia 

When: 9 PM this Friday

Places to listen: Player below or at kiskeacity.com  | Phone: 714-242-6119 | BlogTalkRadio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/10/21/legacy-of-1804-afrocrowd-at-wikimania-2017-montreal








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10/13/17

Legacy of 1804 | Patrick Delices | NYC Council District 17 Candidate in the Bronx #LOF1804








Host: Alice Backer 

Guest: Patrick Delices, Candidate for NYC Council District 17 seat in the Bronx. Learn more at www.voteforpatrickdelices.com.

When: 10 PM this Friday (not 9PM!)

Places to listen: Player below or at kiskeacity.com  | Phone: 714-242-6119 | BlogTalkRadio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/10/14/legacy-of-1804-patrick-delices-nyc-council-district-17-candidate-bronx





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10/6/17

Legacy of 1804 | Laurent Lamothe | Bitcoin in Haiti? #LOF1804








Hosts: Daniella Bien-Aimé, Alice Backer  

Guest: Former Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe 

Topic: Bitcoin and Haiti


When: 9AM this Saturday (i.e. this week's show will not be held during our usual Friday at 9PM slot)

MAKE SURE TO CALL IN AND ASK YOUR QUESTIONS!


Places to listen: Player below or at kiskeacity.com  | Phone: 714-242-6119 | BlogTalkRadio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/10/07/legacy-of-1804-laurent-lamothe-bitcoin-and-haiti-lof1804





POST-SHOW HIGHLIGHTS/LIVE TWEETS

We had a great and diverse conversation with former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe with lots of questions from listeners and a very active tweetup which you can find below.  Lamothe explained what bitcoin is and why he believes it is a good technology to adopt in Haiti, including by the Central Bank issuing a haitian cryptocurrency. Such tool would change the way the diaspora sends money, making it cheaper and could be used to streamline the process of paying for government services such as electricity.  Cryptocurrencies would also foster ease of commerce among Haitians and with the world by bringing better payment systems to Haitian micro-enterprises. Lamothe expounded on the need for the diaspora to empower itself through electoral representation in the United States, including to better represent the interests of 68,000 Haitian TPS holders. He felt that the diaspora needs to be as focused on its empowerment in countries where they live as as they are on Haitian politics. He specifically mentioned the use of forums such as LOF1804 in Haiti and the diaspora and potential Haitian Diaspora Bitcoin Associations to educate the haitian public on cryptocurrencies.

We had callers from all over the diaspora including Canada, Florida, Haiti and Boston, among others.

9/29/17

Legacy of 1804 | Darnell Benoit | Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project #LOF1804










Host: Alice Backer

Guest: Darnell Benoit, Executive Director, Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project  . She will join us at 10PM. In the first hour we will survey the impact of recent hurricanes on Puerto Rico and Dominica.

When: 9PM This Friday (tonight)



Places to listen: Player below or at kiskeacity.com  | Phone: 714-242-6119 | BlogTalkRadio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/09/30/legacy-of-1804-darnell-benoit-flanbwayan-haitian-literacy-project-lof1804






Post Show Highlights

Hour 1: Hugues Girard reassured us that he and his family were spared by Irma and updated us on the aftermath of the hurricane in the rest of  Florida, the Jovenel Moïse administration's modification of the diaspora tax after much pressure and recent protests against the administration. We then talked about Caribbean solidarity for relief efforts in Puerto Rico and often overlooked Dominica, as well as some of the politics surrounding these disasters. See live tweets below for ways to help. (For PR, click the Remezcla link.)

Hour 2: Darnell Benoît, a teacher, introduced us to the Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project which she founded 12 years ago and manages to this day.  Although I'd initially thought that the organization worked with adults, it actually focuses on high school students who have recently migrated from Haiti, do not speak English and are in danger of not graduating. Flanbwayan  advocates for them at the city level, creates a haven for them, both pairing them with resources to help them graduate and providing a culture-filled environment for them after school. See live tweets below for more. Flanbwayan has a fundraiser coming up October 21 at Kinanm Lounge.