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"Postcards from Cuba"

Series produced by Pat Duggins

Caption: Alabama Public Radio's "Postcards from Cuba" commentators, Credit: Chip Cooper
Image by: Chip Cooper 
Alabama Public Radio's "Postcards from Cuba" commentators 

University of Alabama students studying abroad in Havana took along audio recorders to share their experiences in Cuba.

The University of Alabama has a unique arrangement that allows students to study abroad in Cuba. Alabama Public Radio news director Pat Duggins trained and equipped these young people to produce and record audio diaries of their experiences in Havana. The recordiings were then hand carried out of the country to air throughout April on APR. The series included learning the "in's and out's" of the Cuban marketplaces, playing street basketball "Cuban" style, and finding out what average Cubans really think of the United States. One student, who's Cuban American, also found distant relatives still living on the island nation.


4 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Alabama Public Radio's students commentators for "Postcards from Cuba", Credit: Chip Cooper
University of Alabama students send back audio diaries on their experiences studying in Havana, Cuba. #4 deals with one student catching up with di...

  • Added: May 13, 2010
  • Length: 02:51
Caption: Alabama Public Radio's "Postcards from Cuba" student commentators, Credit: Chip Cooper
University of Alabama students studying abroad in Havana share their experiences in Cuba. Part 3 deals with playing street basketball "Havana style."

  • Added: May 13, 2010
  • Length: 03:01
Caption: Alabama Public Radio's "Postcard from Cuba" student commentators, Credit: Chip Cooper
University of Alabama students offer their views of life in Havana. Part two deals with how average Cubans feel about the United States.

  • Added: May 13, 2010
  • Length: 03:22
Caption: Alabama Public Radio's "Postcards from Cuba" student commentators, Credit: Chip Cooper
University of Alabama students took audio recorders along while studying abroad in Cuba. Part one deals with the "in's and out's" of the marketplac...

  • Added: May 13, 2010
  • Length: 03:18