Claudette Lindsay-Habermann

Host, The Caribbean Exchange

Claudette Lindsay-Habermann has been the host of the Caribbean Exchange for over thirty years. The program airs each Saturday from 2:00 P.M 3:00 P.M. She is an associate producer  at National Public Radio (NPR). Claudette has produced programs for several radio stations in the Baltimore area for over thirty years. She began her tenure at WEAA in 1986 as a Production Assistant on "The Caribbean Affair'. She later hosted several programs including "The Midday Sound" Monday-Friday, “What’s Happening” on the Caribbean affair," and "The Caribbean Community Forum". She has received numerous awards and citation for her dedication and work in the community. Claudette earned a Master of Divinity degree from Howard University School of Divinity, Washington D.C. and a B.A. in Telecommunications from Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland. Her hobbies include painting, interior decorating, gardening, sewing, knitting, cooking, practicing the piano, and entertaining. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — “If you don’t live it, you can’t even understand how horrid those two and a half years living in sanctuary was,” said Oneita Thompson. 

Each year, thousands of people come to the United States seeking asylum or protection from persecution. 

Oneita Thompson and her husband Clive Thompson traveled from Jamaica 16 years ago seeking asylum in the U.S. after Oneita’s brother was murdered and her family was threatened. 

Within three months of arriving in the U.S., Oneita applied for asylum.