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(Courtesy Vicki Huddleston)

Vicki Huddleston, a former U.S. ambassador, shares stories from her new memoir, “Our Woman in Havana.”

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In his new PBS special, Geoffrey Baer is immersed in the city’s vibrant culture—architecture, music, dance and history—with three native Cubans as his guides.

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(Kevin Dooley / Flickr)

Advocates for Illinois’ agriculture industry anticipate new export opportunities if the U.S. relaxes trade barriers with Cuba. 

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Fidel Castro. (Marcelo Montecino / Flickr)

The death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro sparks a wide range of emotions and uncertainty over the future of U.S.-Cuba relations. We have some local reactions.

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On Friday in Chicago, Orbert Davis presents the world premiere of a composition by one of his young Cuban protégés.

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Jon Secada performs on "Chicago Tonight."

The singer-songwriter and two-time Grammy award-winner joins us in performance and conversation.

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A hugely popular exhibit exploring an underground Cuban art movement comes to the DuSable Museum this week.

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President Barack Obama addressed the Cuban people early Tuesday during his historic trip, saying, “I have come here to bury the last remnant of the Cold War.”

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Paintings by George Klauba.

In 1958 a Navy sailor from Chicago was briefly onshore in Cuba while the revolution was underway. The sailor, named George Klauba, became first a tattoo artist and then a painter. For years now, he has focused his artistic energy on remembering a moment in history and putting his dreamlike impressions on canvas.

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Dr. Alberto Roque Guerra

Cuba and the United States have reestablished diplomatic ties but is the Caribbean nation ready for more changes? On Chicago Tonight, we hear from Cuban activist Dr. Alberto Roque Guerra on one way the communist government seems to be shifting.

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We talk with Crain's Chicago Business Deputy Managing Editor Ann Dwyer about some of the biggest business stories this week, from Aon Center being sold to Caterpillar looking to Cuba to boost sluggish sales. Also, find out when McDonald’s will begin serving breakfast all day. 

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Renowned Chicago jazz trumpeter Orbert Davis and Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Producing Director Mark Ingram join us to talk about what they experienced on their latest visit to Cuba.

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On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced a stunning policy shift on Cuba. We discuss the policy changes and local reaction to the news. 

University Students Study City, Work with Havana Officials

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Havana, Cuba is one of the world’s great cities architecturally. It is also economically isolated due to an embargo and the fall of the Soviet Union. And so the city appears frozen in time, filled with charm and seemingly in decay, lacking the resources to restore its crumbling treasures. Geoffrey Baer gets a behind-the-scenes look at a Midwestern university's program that sends architecture professors and students to the country. 

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In 2007, Yoani Sánchez began a political blog that focused on her frustrations with the situation in Cuba. She now travels the world speaking out against the Cuban regime. We talk with her during her first visit to Chicago. 

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Diana Nyad, 64, became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the assistance of a shark cage. The Lake Forest native completed the journey in about 53 hours. Watch a 1978 interview with Nyad from WTTW's archives.

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