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Lahore and Brussels: Two cities a world apart are now feeling the pain of terrorist attacks. First, we hear from Lahore, the Pakistani city where a suicide bomb attack killed dozens of people at a park where Christian families were celebrating Easter. A Taliban splinter group has claimed responsibility. Then we head to Brussels, where one father struggles to make sense of the attacks last week and explain them to his young sons. He's Belgian, but of Moroccan background like some of the suspected bombers. Plus, Marco chats with Texas musician Carrie Rodriguez about her new album, Lola. It was inspired by her great aunt, Mexican-American singer Eva Garza, who was popular in Mexico and Latin America. The album has songs in Spanish and English, and sometimes Spanglish.
Belgian authorities launched more anti-terror operations in Brussels today following the attacks there earlier this week. We also hear about the centennial of an Irish rebellion against British rule known as the Easter Rising. Plus, we stick a song in your head that will probably be with you all weekend. Hint: It's a tune with roots in Cuba, but is popular all over the globe.
Brussels seen from the inside and out: We'll have the latest on the mood in the city two days after deadly terror attacks there. Then we'll turn to Istanbul to get Turkish reaction to the attacks. Plus, we get a look at the faults in Belgian security that allowed the suspects to slip through the intelligence cracks. We'll also hear how a major drought in India is affecting this year's celebration of Holi, a festival where people throw colored powder on one another, and then douse each other with water. Plus, we remember the Caribbean beats that rapper Phife Dawg brought to A Tribe Called Quest.
Belgium begins three days of national mourning for the victims of Tuesday's terror attacks in Brussels. Marco speaks with a Belgian playwright who has written extensively about Islamic radicalization in Belgium. We'll get his reaction to the attacks in Brussels, and ask him what Belgium needs to do now to stop further violence. Away from Belgium, we look at President Obama's post-Cuba stop in Argentina — and controversy there about the timing of his visit.
We're devoting the show to two major stories today. First, we're following the aftermath of what authorities in Belgium say were twin terrorist attacks in Brussels. We'll also get the latest from the Belgian capital, look at the wider European response, and speak with a security expert who recently returned from Brussels. Plus, President Barack Obama's ongoing visit to Cuba, which wraps up today. We'll get the latest from WLRN's Tom Hudson who is in Havana, and Marco Werman brings us the story of a Cuban restaurant owner — not in Miami, but in San Diego.
President Obama is in Havana for day two of his historic three-day visit to Cuba. We'll head to Havana to hear how the city is welcoming the president and hear from a Cuban dissident who isn't pleased with Obama's decision to try to reset relations with the Castro regime. Plus, we take a trip to Little Havana in Miami to gauge reaction to the trip among Cuban-Americans. And, host Marco Werman checks in from Southern California to help us understand what the President's Cuba trip looks like from the West coast.