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Arts & Culture

From Jamaica to Puerto Rico: The Caribbean and How it’s Shaped Our Region and World

The Caribbean -- its islands, its history and its people -- has had a profound influence on communities around the globe -- including Connecticut.

This hour, we talk with author Joshua Jelly-Schapiro about his new book, Island People: The Caribbean and the World

We learn more about the culture -- beyond the great music and food that add Caribbean flare to New England’s snowiest communities.

We explore the history of migration from the islands with the director of the new Center for Caribbean Studies at Trinity College. And we hear from community leaders with roots in Jamaica and Puerto Rico about the challenges Caribbean people have faced as they adapted to a Connecticut way of life.

Are you a Caribbean immigrant? How has your culture influenced the community you live in?

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

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