Special Episode - 2017 Sabor Latino San Diego

Hello Listeners! 

We have a special show this week and we cover a trip that I had the chance to take to interview 4 Chefs and 1 Winemaker that will be present at the opening party of the 2017 San Diego Latino Film Festival: Sabor Latino. 

The event will take place on March 18, 2017 at the Fashion Valley Mall. 

Tickets start at $25-$50 and you get unlimited tastings of the amazing food that will be available. I got a little taste of this food and it was mouthwatering. 

During the episode, I narrate our adventure and you will also be able to hear the interviews with the chefs at their restaurants. 

This is the first of many on-site episodes I'll be doing. They're definitely a lot of fun to interview people in their own environment. 

I also compiled a video that shows the behind-the-scenes of our trip: 

If you are in San Diego, I hope you can make it! I will be there, please say hello when you see me! 

Did you know that you can also get 25% off your Lyft ride? Use the code SDLFF2017 under the Promo section in your app and enjoy the ride. 



Here is the list of the Chefs we interviewed:

Winemaker: 

They were all really nice and welcoming to their space. See you at Sabor Latino

Ep 21 - Jorge and Nancy: Co-Parenting

Hello listeners! 

We are back with another show with great guests. This time we talked to Jorge and Nancy Narvaez Salas, parents of 12 year old Alexa, 8 year old Eliana and baby Aaron.  

Jorge and Nancy spent 6 years separated and all of that time they co-parented their children. Two years ago, they realized that they were meant to be together forever.

Today, Jorge and Nancy’s purpose is to make sure that their children grow up in a loving nurturing home by creating a solid foundation that will allow them to grow up to be strong adults.

During our conversation, Jorge and Nancy shared how they met, the struggle they went through raising Alexa and how they learned that ultimately the most important thing about having a family is making sure the kids are taken care of and happy. 

Coffee of the day: PublicUS Las Vegas. Thank you Favy from Latinos Who Lunch for taking me there! 

Jorge's Remedy: Sit by the fire and sex. 

Nancy's Remedy: Coffee (Nancy es de las mias).

Nancy's Quote: Two happy families are better than one unhappy one

Jorge's Quote: Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer. ― Rainer Maria Rilke

Where can you find Jorge and Nancy: 

YouTube Channel: RealityChangers

Facebook: RealityChangers & SimplyNancySalas

Instagram: RealityChangers & SimplyNancySalas

Sneak Peak Video of this episode from Jorge and Nancy: 

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

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Ep 20 - Quetzal Mama

Hello listeners! 

This week we had a wonderful interview with Roxanne Ocampo better known as Quetzal Mama. Roxanne is an award winning author, public speaker, blogger, and national college admissions expert. She began coaching students after helping her own children earn admission to every Ivy League campus and other highly selective campuses like Stanford, UCLA, USC, and Berkeley. Her non-profit program “Quetzal Mama Scholars” serves students in eight North San Diego County high school districts. She is a Doctoral Fellow at University of California at San Diego, researching “Undermatching” of California, Latina/o, high-performing, low-income, first generation high school students.

Roxanne shared her story and amazing tips for upcoming college students and anyone who is thinking about applying to Ivy League schools.

Coffee of the day

James Coffee  - James Coffee strives to instill in you a confidence that the conclusion of your bean’s journey will be a fantastic cup of coffee.

Quetzal Mama's remedio: 

Walk of Gratitude - Roxanne shared that her remedy to feel good every day is speaking gratitude statements with every step you make from the moment you get out of bed to the first activity you do. 

Quetzal Mama's quote of the day:

The end of all education should surely be service to others. - Cesar Chavez

Find Quetzal Mama online: 

Quetzal Mama's website

Quetzal Mama's Facebook Page

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

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Ep 19 - Frances Prado

Hello listeners! 

We are back, and this week we talked to Frances Prado. Frances is CEO of Ageless Beautiful Clever Creations. Frances is also a production manager for Costco for the past 22 years. Frances was born in Bakersfield, California and now resides with her family in Jamul, California. Frances is happily married to Leo Prado for more than 32 years and we have two adult children: Leo Jr. is 28 years and Ashley is 25. Frances is among the 7% of sole female inventors in the United States and one of the 0.3% of  sole Latinas that have ever been granted a patent in the United States!

Aside from the story of how she invented Hanging Secrets, Frances also shared her incredible love story with her husband. 

COFFEE OF THE DAY: 

Cafe Bassam in Hillcrest, CA 

Frances' quote of the day: 

Sharing your knowledge along the way, helps foster and empower the next generation of women - Frances Prado

Create your dreams, crave your dreams and cultivate your dreams - Frances Prado

Frances remedio: 

Find out more about Hanging Secrets: 

Hanging Secrets website

Hanging Secrets Facebook

Hanging Secrets Twitter

If you're in San Diego, you can purchase Hanging Secrets at Chycas Boutique located at the Otay Ranch Mall.  

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

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Ep 18 - Aida Barraza Jarrett

Hello listeners! 

This week we had an amazing friend of mine on the show Aida Barraza Jarrett. Aida has taught history at Hilltop Middle School for the last 16 years. Aida is a native San Diegan and has a passion for working with families and helping children succeed in their educational goals and life. In addition to teaching, Aida also coordinates the FLAGS program and she has a Kids Matter club in which students do community service work. Aida is also the co-chair of the annual South Bay Adelante Mujer Conference that connects young girls and their moms with female professionals who teach about life-skills and career opportunities. By the way, Aida has also won Teacher of the year for the District and she was a finalist for the county.  

During our conversation Aida also talked about her experience of not having children and how she deals with the expectation of being a mom. 

COFFEE OF THE DAY: 

Bird Rock Coffee - La Jolla, CA

Aida's quote of the day: 

Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. 

You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. 

We've seen the future and the future is ours - Cesar Chavez

Aida's remedio:

Vicks Vaporub and Aloe Vera. Aida shared that when she had a sore throat her grandmother would put a piece of aloe on the stove and then put it on her neck. Aida wasn't sure if the aloe really helped or if she got better. Either way, you can get some on Amazon.  

Found out more about Aida's programs

F.L.A.G.S Program

South Bay Adelante Mujer

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

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Ep 17 - Mariano Diaz

Hello listeners! 

During Episode 17 we had a conversation with Mariano Diaz. Mariano has over 35 years of experience of nonprofit management and development including strategic planning, program design and evaluation, and fund development in the areas of comprehensive community development, affordable housing, health access and service, youth, and child development.

Mariano and I talked a lot about his story, what it was like growing up during the Chicano movement and being the only Latino working at big corporations. 

Mariano's quote of the day: 

Treat others how you want to be treated. 

Mariano's Remedio: 

Vicks Vaporub, like every other guest. Also, Mariano shared that he drinks Hierbabuena (Spearmint) tea at home all the time. 

Coffee of the day: 

Cafe Virtuoso

Find out more about Mariano: 

R&M Consulting for more information about Mariano's purpose to serving the Non-Profit sector.

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

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Ep 16 - The Humbled Therapist: Healthy Relationships

Hello listeners! Did you notice that I'm finally catching up on uploading episodes to the site? Thank you so much for your patience. 

We are back on our monthly episode with Priscila, The Humbled Therapist. During this episode, we talked about the importance of having healthy relationships. 

A reminder of who Priscila is: Priscila is a small person with a big heart who feels humbled to have the privilege of working in a field that she loves. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist passionate about about personal healing and mental wellness. Healing can happen in every positive interaction, in every supportive relationship, and in every healthy thought that we have. Priscila is a monthly guest at Cafe con Pam and we cover questions that you listeners send and important topics that are relevant to the audience. 

We also announced our Giveaway winner. Congratulations Melissa!!! 

Priscila's Quote: 

I have everything I need to be happy

Coffee of the Day: Krakatoa San Diego

Where can you find The Humbled Therapist:

YouTube

Tumblr

Facebook Page

Instagram

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

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Ep 15 - Chula's Mission

Hello listeners! Here we are on Episode 15 and we had a conversation with the founders of Chula's Mission: Mayra and Lyndsey. 

Chula's Mission was founded in Texas in 2010 by Lyndsey Ruiz after the loss of her mother to cancer.  While Lyndsey had always known how important her mother was to her, it wasn't until after her passing that she began to realize the sheer impact her mother had had in her life.  Upon realizing the void left by the absence of a mother, Lyndsey knew she wanted to start a non-profit for motherless girls.  In order to turn this dream into a reality she began looking for a partner who would share the same vision, drive, and passion.  It was exactly one year later, in March of 2011, that Lyndsey and future Co-Founder Mayra San Juan's paths first crossed.

Chula’s Mission runs their operations remotely and offers cooking classes, grief counseling and mentoring to young motherless girls between the ages of 11 and 13.

We had a lot of fun talking to these ladies and exploring their differences. 

Chula's Mission Remedio:

Honey and lemon in hot water for sore throat - Mayra.

Lyndsey doesn't believe in home remedies. 

Coffee of the DayThou Mayest from Kansas City, MO

Find out more about Chula's Mission: 

Chulasmission.org

Instagram

Facebook

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

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Ep 14 - The Identity of She

Hello listeners! Here we are on Episode 14 and we had a conversation with Eboni Lacey, Creator and Founder of The Identity of She (TIOS). Eboni created TIOS as an identity focused blog and business for all that identify as female. The Identity of She created the #bodylovepledge - a nationwide pledge to love your body no matter your size, past or your scars. BodyLovePledge has been featured on Buzzfeed as well as seen on both celebrities and body positive activists. Eboni's mission is to spread body love to everyone as she wants all women to love every bit of themselves - even the parts that jiggle.

During our conversation, Ebony explains her experience with bulling and how she was inspired to create TIOS and encourage women worldwide to love their bodies no matter what anyone defines as beautiful. 

Eboni's favorite quote: 

"You cannot judge people because they sin differently than you" - Erykah Badu

Eboni's remedio

Epson salts, lavender essential oil, exfoliating mineral scrub and soap Calgon ageless bath. For a nice relaxing bath that helps relax your muscles. 

Coffee of the Day: Cartel Coffee Lab

Where you can find Eboni: 

The Identity of She on Facebook

The Identity of She on Instagram

Body Love Pledge Video

The Identity of She Website

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

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Ep 13 - 2016 Review

Hello listeners! This is episode #13 of Cafe con Pam Podcast. In this solo episode I give you a 2016 reflection and review of what happened last year as well as the release of my 2017 word. 

2017 Word: 

Assertive

The coffee of the day came from Cafe Punta Del Cielo

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

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Ep 12 - The Humbled Therapist

Hello listeners! This is episode #12 of Cafe con Pam Podcast. In this episode we welcome our amazing monthly guest Priscilla: The Humbled Therapist. Because I believe that mental health is something that we don't often talk about in our community, we want to open up Cafe con Pam to be the place where we make it safe for us to talk about these types of issues. 

In this episode Priscilla and I talk about the After-Holiday Blues and what we can do to get our life back while taking care of our mental health. 

Priscila's quote of the day: 

I have everything I need to be happy

Our coffee of the day came from Ryan Bros Coffee in San Diego. 

Where you can find Priscila: 

YouTube

Tumblr

Facebook Page

Instagram

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

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Ep 11 - Michelle Olvera from SupaDaily

Hello again listeners. Here we are on Christmas Eve and this week's episode we had an amazing time talking to Michelle Olvera from Supa Daily! 

Michelle is a dotcom veteran, Founder and CEO of a Digital Media Company alled SSL Media with two digital media properties: SupayDaily and LatinoDad. Michelle offers a biweekly email newsletter: SupaDaily for the English-speaking Millenial Latina in which their contributors cover topics that encourage their audience to create a cultural appreciation and awareness for today's #boldlatina. 

Michelle's favorite quote: 

Saying No Can Be The Ultimate Self Care - Michelle Olvera

Michelle's remedio: Boiled Eucalyptus leaves  

Our coffee of the day came from Los Pollos Rotisserie & Cuban Bakery

Where you can find Michelle: 

SupaDaily

LatinoDad

SupaDaily Instagram

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

If you are on your mobile device, you can find Cafe con Pam on iTunesStitcher and Soundcloud. Please leave a review with feedback so I know that you're listening. Also, if you have any questions, comments and/or want to recommend someone (or yourself) to be on the show please drop me a line

Ep 10 - Denise Soler Cox & Project Ñ

Hello listeners! Welcome to Episode 10 with the fabulous-inspiring-go-getter Denise Soler Cox! 

Born in the Bronx, Denise Soler Cox is an indie filmmaker, national speaker, award-winning entrepreneur, cultural blogger for Huffington Post Latino and syndicated content provider for AOL.com. She is a sought-after speaker in academic, business and community circles inspiring everyday people to better tomorrow's world by becoming better versions of themselves today. 

Her high-energy appeal, relatable personality and trademark laugh transcends age, culture, and socio-economic classifications and instantly fosters a bond with her audience. Drawing upon her own experiences growing up bicultural in America, Denise skillfully weaves life lessons into her presentations, creating a safe and open environment to have real, authentic conversations about topics like identity, culture, bullying, self-advocacy, healing and leadership. Her presentations are punctuated by words of purpose, inspiration and vulnerability that resonate and motivate people to think, act and authentically live.

Denise and I had a great conversation where we talk about her story, how she met her husband and the learning lessons she had before she started Project Ñ

Denise's favorite quote: 

The Man in the Arena

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;

who strives valiantly;

who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;

but who does actually strive to do the deeds;

who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause;

who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”  - Theodore Roosevelt's speech Citizen ina Republich delivered at the Sorbonne (1910). 

Denise's remedio: Salt and water for sore throat

Our coffee of the day came from Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Where you can find Denise: 

Project Enye (Ñ)

Project Ñ Facebook Page

Project Ñ Instagram

Project Ñ You Tube Channel

About the documentary

I married a Gringo - Huffington Post Article

Denise Speaks

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

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Ep 9 - Irma Herrera & Tell Me Your Name

Hello listeners! We are in Episode 9 with Irma Herrera who is a Social Justice Activist, she has spent decades as a public interest lawyer, and a handful of years working as a journalist. A native of South Texas, she has resided in the Bay Area since 1980. She is now a playwright and solo performer of her one-woman show, Tell Me Your Name

We have an insightful conversation with Irma, we go over her story of growing up in Texas, why she chose to be a lawyer, what it was like to be one of six Latinos in her class. She also tells us wonderful stories about people mispronouncing her name and the importance of staying true to your roots. 

Watch a little bit of Irma's play:

Irma's favorite quote(s): Those who say it can't be done, should not interrupt the ones doing it. - Anonymous / La verdad una vez despierta, no vuelve a dormir - Jose Marti

Irma's remedioVicks Vaporub! and "Limpias"

Our coffee of the day was a recommendation of another one of our guests: Cafe Bustelo - The Flavor That Doesn't Hold Back. 

Where you can find Irma and her show: 

Irma's website

Irma's Facebook Page

Irma's Twitter

Irma's Instagram

Irma's YouTube Channel

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

If you are on your mobile device, you can find Cafe con Pam on iTunesStitcher and Soundcloud. Please leave a review with feedback so I know that you're listening. Also, if you have any questions, comments and/or want to recommend someone (or yourself) to be on the show please drop me a line

 

Ep 8 - Meryland Cuevas

Hello listeners! Welcome to Episode 8! This week we had the pleasure of Meryland Cuevas who has been recognized as the Top Digital Influencer by Latinos in Tech and Social Media (LATISM), recipient of the 2016 Best Latina Activist Using Technology in Social Media. Meryland is also a Social Activist, a mom, a wife and a fearless Latina who is making a difference with her positive posts and engaging questions on her social media platform. 

This episode is about 80% in Spanish, to all my English speakers this is your episode to test your Spanish skills! Also, you will also hear Meryland's Dominican-Puerto Rican accent and my Mexican accent. Enjoy! 

Meryland's favorite quote: You have greatness within you - Les Brown When you're inside the picture, you cannot see outside the frame - Meryland Cuevas

Meryland's remedioVicks Vaporub! 

Our coffee of the day was found at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters in San Diego and I enjoyed their Guatemala: El Injerto Red Catuai - a Direct Trade from Finca El Injerto

Where you can find Meryland and her blog Otros 20 Pesos: 

Otros 20 Pesos Blog

Otros 20 Pesos Facebook Page

Otros 20 Pesos Twitter

Otros 20 Pesos Instagram

Meryalnd's You Tube channel

Meryland's Coaching Page

Meryland's Coaching Facebook Page

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

If you are on your mobile device, you can find Cafe con Pam on iTunesStitcher and Soundcloud. Please leave a review with feedback so I know that you're listening. Also, if you have any questions, comments and/or want to recommend someone (or yourself) to be on the show please drop me a line

 

 

Ep 7 - Que Paso?

Hello listeners! Welcome to Episode 7! This time our friend "Pops" from R&M Consulting San Diego, came back to the show to have a debrief about what happened after the election. 

We dive deep in our conversation and get really passionate about it. What is happening to our country is real and what is happening to our people is close to our hearts. 

Episode Research: 

On Women of Color Winning the Election.

About Kamala Harris, Catherine Cortez, Tammy Duckworth, Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal

About the first 100 days of Trump in office.

About the 1 Million Women March in Washington .

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

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Ep 6 - Bosh Bosh

Hello listeners! Welcome to Episode 6! If you were here last week and wondered where the show notes were, well... they were on my draft posts! Sorry about that! 

We had the pleasure of talking to Charlene Espinoza, CEO and Founder of Bosh Bosh. 

Bosh Bosh's mission is to educate and offer skills to women and girls so they can restore their communities and, in turn, their country. 

In this episode we talk about Charlene's story. How she grew up and what made her create Bosh Bosh. 

Charlene's quote: When you educate one girl, you're not only educating her entire village, but her entire world. 

Charlene's remedioHoney with Lemon for your throat & garlic on skin when it hurts.

Our coffee of the day was found at The Red Door San Diego and it was simply their brew of the day. As usual, I drank mine black. 

Where you can find Charlene and Bosh Bosh: 
Bosh Bosh Project

Bosh Bosh Twitter

Bosh Bosh Facebook

Bosh Bosh Instagram

Charlene Introduces President and First Lady at #letgirlslearn White House Launch

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

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Ep 5 - She's More Than Her Hijab

Hello listeners! Welcome to Episode 5! Thank you so much to the wonderful Tatiana Oueini who is a Human Resources Manager for Nestlé USA. Tatiana spends her time in the community and university campuses where she delivers resume and interview workshops, in addition to providing career counseling to students and young professionals. She is also a coach and trainer, sharing the philosophy of high performance and high energy to increase overall productivity and well-being.

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

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In this episode we talk a lot about her faith and how growing up Muslim in the US shaped her to be the strong woman leader Tatiana is today.

Where you can find Tatiana:
Make sure you connect with her on LinkedIn and stay tuned for an upcoming episode with her in 2017 where we will discuss new projects and your questions. 

Remedy of the Day: POMEGRANATE MOLASSES

According to Tatiana's grandmother and confirmed by Organicfacts.net, the benefits of Pomegranate are used to reduce skin's inflammation and clearing up skin. 

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Quote of the Day: 

"Embrace the Struggle" - Zig Ziglar

Coffee of the Day: 

ILL MORSO - edible energy from coffee in a chocolate form! Delicious. 

Ep 4 - Dia De Muertos

Hello listeners! Welcome to Episode 4! Thank you to my friend Lucia who was kind enough to be my guest on this episode in which we share our experiences and a little bit of history of Dia de Muertos, the Mexican Holiday in which we celebrate death.

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

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During this episode we learned so many things that are often forgotten about the history of this amazing day. 

Below is an excerpt of the wonderful book of papers CONACULTA (National Liason for the Heritage and Tourism) released:

La fiesta del Día de Muertos es uno de los múltiples efectos del encuentro de dos mundos. En México, sin embargo, ha sido también la causa y el origen de una enorme variedad de expresiones culturales que giran en torno a esta celebración anual. Los estudios históricos y antropológicos han permitido constatar que las celebraciones dedicadas a los muertos no sólo comparten una antigua práctica ceremonial donde conviven la tradición católica y la tradición precolombina, sino también una diversidad de manifestaciones que se sustentan en la pluralidad étnica y cultural del país. Las representaciones en torno a los muertos han dado lugar a una arquitectura simbólica y ritual que se expresa en una infinidad de obras plásticas, objetos artesanales y muestras del arte efímero que se producen en las distintas regiones indígenas. La riqueza cultural de estas celebraciones reposa también en las creaciones artísticas que músicos, pintores y poetas mexicanos han generado en los últimos siglos, aportando al mundo una obra de singular valía como la que se encuentra contenida en la producción gráfica de José Guadalupe Posada, en la literatura académica de Octavio Paz y en la poesía de José Gorostiza. El repertorio es extenso e innumerable, pero en conjunto muestra hasta qué punto la fiesta del Día de Muertos ha sido una referencia constante en campos tan heterogéneos como la lírica y la danza, la artesanía y la narrativa popular.

This text basically explains how research has found that indigenous and catholic traditions are linked to what we know now as the Dia de Muertos celebration

We talked how the Roman Catholic Calendar observes Nov 1 as All Saints Day and how even though the indigenous groups in Mexico celebrated their loved ones, once the Catholic Church arrived the religious holiday and the indigenous celebration day was merged. 

Because I think learning about the Holidays we celebrate is important, this is why this episode was released as a bonus for this week. Although we barely scratched the surface of the history and origins we hope that you get some insight of why you see Latinos celebrating death. 

About the flowers: The original name of the typical orange flower that is used to decorate the altars is or Cempoalxúchitl or Cempasúchil and now also called Flor de Muerto (Flower of the dead) which represents the spring-like path from leaving this world into the new world after death (according to some stories). Because each region of Mexico and the multiple indigenous groups (over 40) that celebrate Dia de Muertos, there are multiple definitions and symbolism that the flower represents. 

La Catrina

Often times we see women dressed up with nice Mexican dresses and their faces painted like skulls. They are representing La Catrina a character that was born in the 1800s when Jose Guadalupe Posada, an illustrator during the colonial era, came up with the dressed up skeleton. According to the story of the first drawing, Guadalupe Posada dressed up the skeleton in aristocrat clothes as a satirical way of showing that no matter how expensive our clothing is, we will all end up looking like skeletons. 

Remedy of the day: ARNICA

According to WebMD, Arnica is applied to the skin for pain and swelling associated with bruisesaches, and sprains. It is also applied to the skin for insect bites, arthritis, muscle and cartilage pain, chapped lips, and acne.

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Quote of the day: 

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” 
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Ep 3 - Get out and Vote!

Hello listeners! We made it to Episode 3! This time we welcome Mariano "Pops" and we have a fantastic conversation about why we should get out and vote on November 8, 2016.

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Hispanic/Latino Vote by Pew Research Center

Latino Community Foundation

Analysis of Trump Language

Five Thirty Eight 2016 Election Forecast

Coffee of the Day: 

Counter Culture Coffee in Seattle, WA - Ela Tenecha from Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia