The Cuban Interests Section in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was originally constructed as an embassy in 1917 until the U.S. ended relations with Cuba in 1961.

The Cuban Interests Section in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was originally constructed as an embassy in 1917 until the U.S. ended relations with Cuba in 1961.

Monday, Jul 20 12 p.m. (ET)

Cuban Embassy Opening

The Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C. is reopening 54 years after it closed in 1961. We explore the significance of the reopening and the evolving relationship between Cuba and the U.S.

A D.C. voting rights statue at 11th St. and Florida, NW in Washington, D.C.

A D.C. voting rights statue at 11th St. and Florida, NW in Washington, D.C.

Monday, Jul 20 12:20 p.m. (ET)

D.C. & Puerto Rico: States 51 & 52?

Puerto Rico has been in the midst of a major economic meltdown, unable to pay its debts. This has led some to speculate that the island could be overdue for a change in legal status. Before the Civil War it was common to bring states into the union in pairs of twos. The District of Columbia, of course, has been pursuing statehood for more than half a century. Kojo considers the similarities and differences between Puerto Rico and D.C.'s status and what each can learn from the other.

The Millennium Development Goals were created by the UN Millennium Project to tackle extreme poverty.

The Millennium Development Goals were created by the UN Millennium Project to tackle extreme poverty.

Monday, Jul 20 1 p.m. (ET)

New Global Goals For Fighting Poverty, Disease, Inequality

It's been 15 years since world leaders enunciated a set of goals designed to fight poverty, disease and inequality across the world. The so-called "Millennium Development Goals" preceded an international aid effort that's winding down this year as parties consider a new set of aspirations for tackling the same challenges. We explore what's at stake in the crafting of the "Sustainable Development Goals" and how they're shaping conversations about global aid around the world and in Washington.

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