So, that happened: This week, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would make an effort to normalize relations with Cuba, ending a decades-long policy of distance that had been surprisingly effective in doing nothing in particular. We'll talk about the new plan, and the people who are hopping mad about it.
Listen to this week's "So That Happened" below:
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Some highlights from this week:
"Those two, when they got the news, I don't know. It was like they became weird wind-up-toys of outrage." -- Jason Linkins
Meanwhile, a Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy has been canceled, because North Korea apparently now dictates what movies we watch in our spare time? How did something so simple get so out of hand?
"Films that relate to things in North Korea will not be made now and that is just outrageous. Something has got to give." -- Arthur Delaney
And finally, we're taking a look back at 2014 -- a great year for garbage monsters. What are our least-favorite things about the past year? Well, this is going to take a while.
"2014 has been f*cking terrible and at least in the world of public affairs, there have been almost no redeeming aspects to this terrible year." -- Zach Carter
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