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12/5/2021 08:32:33 pm
Engaging speaker; great content; learned a lot; much enjoyed. Acoustics much improved- thank you.
12/6/2021 06:50:31 am
Appreciate your positive comments, Bruce. And an entire season of outstanding programs lies ahead.
12/5/2021 09:05:20 pm
Thank you Dr. Feinberg! You delivered articulate, and captivating responses, answering each of the questions posed with an understandable and in depth perspective.
MEREDITH A BETTENCOURT
12/5/2021 09:13:41 pm
Great talk. In depth discussion of the reality of Cuban American relations. Very good review of US policy and history over the past 120 years. Very balanced an nuanced. Apolitical.
12/5/2021 09:43:13 pm
Dr. Richard Feinberg gave a most informative presentation. His talk, evidencing a deep understanding of Cuba and the historic relationship of the USA and Cuba, was enlightening. We were privileged to have Dr. Feinberg as our speaker.
12/6/2021 08:56:48 am
Thank you Dr. Fineberg for meeting in advance with the students. Your background information was extremely helpful. The pertinent comments in the main speech were most informative, as was your delivery. Your engaging remarks were greatly appreciated.
12/6/2021 09:29:56 am
VAST IMPROVEMENT IN SPEAKER PRESENTATION. I WAS WATCHING THE AUDIENCE I FOUND THAT THERE WAS A REACTION TO THE LENGTH OF DR. FISHMAN'S RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS ASKED , EVEN THOUGH HIS ANSWERS' WERE GREAT. OUR AGING AUDIENCE SEEMS TO NEED AN EARLIER STARTING TIME! THE SALMON WAS PERFECT, HOWEVER THE STEAK WAS NOT. OH WELL, WIN SOME LOOSE SOME! LET'S HOPE THAT THOSE WHO MISSED A GREAT SPEAKER WILL RETURN NEXT MONTH AND APPRECIATE HOW HARD THE WACD WORKS TO GIVE THEM AN ENJOYABLE EVENING.
12/6/2021 09:09:19 pm
As you say, Jean, an enjoyable evening and an engaging speaker are our objectives with every program.
Allen & Marilyn Shapiro
12/6/2021 07:42:36 pm
The intent here was to provide the audience with a current “state of Cuba” without a Castro family member as head of government. On balance, Dr. Feinberg's overview proved to be informative but wanting for lack of some specific detail that would have provided us with insights into just “how” Cuba was managing a rather fragile socio-economic balance. In our view, this would have transformed a "very good" presentation into an "outstanding one".
12/6/2021 09:24:34 pm
Agree the Q&A many times produces the most insightful part of the program. Our emphasis on 8pm is because there are many attending who wish to head home for bed and continuing beyond 8 is an imposition. That said, I am willing to discuss this with our programs chair Ken Bouldin and his team and will advise.
12/8/2021 08:04:59 am
Allen and Marilyn,
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