First, with the death of Fidel Castro and with Donald Trump as the incoming president, what will happen with Cuba and it's relations with the United States? Peter Kornbluh of Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archives with insights.[ dur; 26mins. ] * Peter Kornbluh directs the Cuba Documentation Project and the Chile Documentation Project at the National Security Archives. He is the author of Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana, The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability and co-author of The Iran-Contra Scandal: The Declassified History. Then, storms and fires are on the rise in quantity and severity bringing disastrous consequences to lives and livelihood. How will we deal with the storms, particularly with the loss of power? [ dur: 32mins. ] * Dr Steve Matthewman, teaches at University of Auckland, NZ. His research and expertise is in Social theory, technology studies, the underbelly of modernity, the sociology of accidents and disasters. He is the author of Disasters, Risks and Revelation: Making Sense of Our Times * Dr Julie Leigh MacArthur , teaches at University of Auckland, NZ. Her research and expertise is in Environmental politics and policy, participatory governance, renewable energy policies, social and solidarity economies. She is the author of Empowering Electricity: Co-operatives, Sustainability, and Power Sector Reform in Canada. Find books authored by our guest scholars on this Book Shelf . This program is produced with generous contribution from Ankine Aghassian, Melissa Chiprin, Tim Page, Mike Hurst and Sudd Dongre.