First hour: What do the mainstream media get wrong about Venezuela?
Second hour: Are sci-fi and horror back in the mainstream?
“What’s the Matter with Venezuela?” That’s the title of an upcoming lecture by Alexander Main, the senior associate for international policy at the Center for Economic Policy Research in Washington, D.C. Main says the mainstream media mischaracterize the economic and political crises in Venezuela; and his work focuses on debunking those narratives and showing how the crises are the result of multiple causes and the actions of external players, like the United States. Main is in Rochester for a presentation at the Rochester Committee on Latin America, but first, he’s our guest on Connections. In studio:
- Alexander Main, senior associate for international policy at the Center for Economic Policy Research in Washington, D.C.
- Grania Marcus, member of ROCLA
Then in our second hour, the Oscars buzz continues, with this year’s winners changing how we view certain genres of film. Many people say the nods to The Shape of Water and Get Out have helped bring sci-fi and horror, respectively, back to the mainstream. We’ll talk about this year’s Oscar winners, and how the film landscape is changing. Our guests:
- Linda Moroney, director and programmer for the One Take Film Festival
- Chris Thompson, comedian and activist