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Latina South podcast welcomes friendly conversations with Latina women who live, work and play throughout the American South. We'll learn about what Latinas are creating and how they are making good things happen for their families, businesses and communities. We'll enjoy some savory bits of wisdom while we share about what it takes to thrive in life while holding onto the best of what makes us Latinas in the South. Welcome!
 
If you've ever wanted to have a conversation about race but were afraid of saying the wrong thing, or not being heard or trivialized, this podcast is for you. Everyday Conversations on Race is a cross-race conversation on race. It brings people together across differences for open comfortable conversations about race in a casual setting. This is crucial for organizations and businesses that want to build cultures of inclusion that support diversity, equity and innovation. It's essential in o ...
 
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Ashanti Williams is a Black female farmer, raised and nurtured by activists and land stewards of the Carolinas and the Bronx. She is passionate about working and learning alongside animals in an effort to create sustainable farm systems that are accessible to Black people. The access to safe learning environments around raising animals as a person …
 
“My words are specifically to the Latinas of the South: Your voice is so important, needed, of value, beautiful. You have a style and an energy that this world needs more of.” – Stefanie Diaz Stefanie talks about her personal and family journey to claiming her Latina identity, growing up in Georgia and feeling between two worlds. She describes goin…
 
In our last podcast before the US election, Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody describe with passion their work with the International Rescue Committee. They tell us what America as a haven means to them and mourn the news that 545 children separated from their parents on the US southern border cannot be restored to their parents. They conclude with …
 
In this Conversation on Race, I’m joined by Greg Jenkin, a white man who spent over 28 years in the military. We talk about white supremacy in the military, and the riots at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Greg, is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leader who continues to coach and mentor veterans who are transitioning out of the service. This show is…
 
Suzette teaches us all about vermicomposting. Landfilling garbage is becoming less and less popular, especially as we are learning about how individuals can help curb climate change. (And large corporations are most responsible, but we can also put our minds on small steps that we can take too.) Most of us think of paper, plastic, and yard waste as…
 
“There’s nothing more [important] to life than just being happy and being your true self and who you are supposed to be and who you are supposed to be with. If other people are not allowing you to have that, shame on them. Only you are responsible for your happiness.” – Marcie Chapa Born and raised in Houston, Texas, world percussionist Marcie Chap…
 
Illya Antonenko, TRACE’s Director of Compliance Resources, joins the podcast to talk about his perception of Eastern European corruption through an American lens. Illya grew up in the former Soviet Union and, as an adult, moved to the United States where he began his legal and compliance career.By Alexandra Wrage with Illya Antonenko
 
Suzette asks Kelsey all her most pressing chicken-keeping questions in this episode. Kelsey is a self-appointed crazy chicken lady and shares all of her chicken knowledge with Suzette and our listeners. We talk about: How Kelsey got started with chickens What are some of the misconceptions and myths about chicken keeping What Kelsey's daily chicken…
 
“Not only seek mentors, but also seek sponsors. A sponsor is somebody that is a decision maker that will raise a hand...while you are not at the table, who will fight for a raise for you, who will fight for a change in job title for you.” – Adriana Varela, Global Immigration Attorney In this episode, global immigration attorney Adriana Varela descr…
 
In this conversation on race, Lee Mun Wah, a Chinese-American man, and Dr. Joel Davis Brown, an African-American man, talk about racism against Black and Asian people. Key topics: Stereotypes, and their root causes between African-Americans and Asians. Lee Mun Wah recounts issues amongst men from different races and ethnicities when he produced the…
 
Youth programs are places where children and young adults find support and camaraderie, often looking to leaders of those programs as mentors and coaches. Sometimes those leaders have been through their own struggles and trauma and use their experiences to guide youth toward better habits and outcomes. One such person is Curtis Lee whose harrowing …
 
“Don’t assume people are always against something...but also don’t assume that people are going to be supportive. You have to have logical arguments, you have to do your homework, you have to have the statistics and the research as to why you want to implement a change. I think it’s really important that you are prepared.” - Hon. Deborah Gonzalez, …
 
In this episode, we have guest Sandrine Malary. Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Sandrine Malary is part of a new generation of Haitian artists who maintain close ties to their motherland and its culture. She has a degree in Psychology from the George Washington University, which she uses to relate to her community and to parent. She is a mother …
 
In this Conversation on Race, I’m joined by Pam Grimm, who talks about her experiences as a a Black woman in the fitness world. She’s 62 years old, has been teaching fitness since she was in her 50’s and says it’s never too late to get in shape. In this episode, she shares why getting shape is so important for everyone, and especially women of colo…
 
For World Pangolin Day on Saturday, we’re reposting our podcast about the beleaguered pangolin. Professor Katharine Abernethy discusses the dramatic and illegal overhunting and subsequent smuggling of pangolins, the most trafficked animal in the world, to supply the Asian market with their scales believed—without evidence—to cure cancer.…
 
To honor Black America's farming legacy during Black History Month, on this episode we have guest, Mina Wilson. Mina is a community activist and public health professional who shares with us her family's legacy from their arrival in America as enslaved peoples to today. We’ll be talking about family history, farming, interdependence, food sovereign…
 
“I still hold myself accountable for sitting at the table and having a voice at the table when others don’t. For me that’s a huge responsibility but it’s also a huge honor to be able to be a voice for people who perhaps feel unheard or unseen.” – Nury Castillo Crawford In 2016, Nury Castillo Crawford was driven to write her own book based upon her …
 
In this conversation on race Deanna Singh talks with me about growing up Asian-Indian, and African-American in Wisconsin. Key topics include: Deanna’s experience with parents from two different cultures What it was like to be one of only two kids of color in an all-white school The beauty and joy of talking about race First experience with overt ra…
 
My guest this week is actor/singer Christian Chavez, former member of the musical phenomenon RBD. Christian has a new Telemundo super-series out now called “LA SUERTE DE LOLI” where he plays Matías, a clever and openly gay assistant who is having problems in his marriage. We discuss identity, language, fame, depression and if there is a RBD super-s…
 
This week my guests are Cuban Poet Richard Blanco and Puerto Rican band Buscabulla. Richard Blanco was the first Latino, immigrant and openly gay poet to be chosen to read at a Presidential inauguration. He recited 'One Today' at Barack Obama's 2013 Inauguration. We spoke on the role poetry should play in our country right now. Puerto Rican duo 'Bu…
 
In the winter we can all feel a bit "blah" so for this episode we are sharing six winter wellness tips for health and vitality. Suzette and Kelsey go through all six tips and provide actionable info to help give your winter blues a lift! Show Notes: What is dry brushing and how does it benefit your health What we can learn from the seasonal fluctua…
 
“I don’t necessarily believe in the idea we were fed that everybody is in competition with each other. I truly believe that with collaboration you can actually accomplish a lot more, and what better way to be able to grow in so many different markets if you’re able to work with us instead of against us.” – Rita Bautista Rita shares her vision for t…
 
Michael Johnston joins the podcast to discuss his new book, with co-author Scott Fritzen: The Conundrum of Corruption. Michael is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Colgate University and has written extensively on the underlying causes of corruption and how best to tackle it. In this podcast, he urges a new approach to …
 
Colombian actress Vanessa Rubio, who stars as Carmen Díaz in the hit Netflix show ‘Cobra Kai,' joins the show to discuss what it’s like to be on a hit mainstream show, what her first reaction to hearing she was officially cast in ‘Cobra Kai’ was like, what she thinks of more interracial relationships like she has with Johnny Lawrence, and why she b…
 
LeRon Barton, author, speaker and social media influencer joins me in this conversation on race to talk about his perspective as a Black man in the US on the Capitol riots. Topics include: White riot insanity at the Capitol How white people’s insurrection demonstrated the history and present state of racism in the US- it’s still here If the rioters…
 
Nicola Bonucci and Nat Edmonds, in Paul Hastings’ Paris and Washington offices respectively, discuss the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the Working Group and its recent Phase 4 review of the United States and wrap up with some recommendations for multinational corporations.By Alexandra Wrage with Nicola Bonucci and Nat Edmonds
 
Season 3 has launched with a warm welcome to our new cohost Suzette @reducereusesuze. Suzette Chaumette is a public health researcher, gardener, and community activist who is on a lifelong plastic-free journey. She’ll be sharing tips and tricks with you for reducing plastic in your home, office, and garden. In this season premiere, we get to know S…
 
"It's important to me to be unapologetic about the stories that I'm representing through my work and even being unapologetic about the way that I represent myself in the spaces that I get to be in." - Yehimi Cambrón Host Adela Yelton asks Yehimi, “How did Art find you?” Yehimi explains how the art classroom became a space for her to express herself…
 
You can find original Show Notes for this and other Latina South episodes on the show's website https://www.latinasouth.com/shownotes/rochelle-bradford-on-latina-identity-career-and-feeling-in-between-ep-1. While you're there, please leave a message and let us know what you think: hola@latinasouth.com. Thank you for your support in 2020 and looking…
 
In this conversation on race, I’m joined by Joel A. Davis Brown to talk about why he has hope for the future as a Black man, why he's ready for the Covid vaccine, advice for Joe Biden and more. Key topics in this episode: Why it’s important for Black and other BIPOC people to have hopes for the future How Biden can make a difference if the Democrat…
 
Camilo Lara is the brainchild of ‘Mexican Institute of Sound,’ one of the most innovative musical bands in Latin music. Why he doesn't play the Grammy's is beyond us. We discuss the meaning behind his new single - 'My America Is Not Your America' - why racism exists in Mexico, how he collaborated with Pixar’s Oscar winning-film ‘Coco’ and how pop c…
 
Jennifer Taub, author, legal scholar, professor and advocate, joins the podcast to talk about her latest book: Big Dirty Money: The Shocking Injustice and Unseen Cost of White Collar Crime. Jennifer focuses, in particular, on how much more gently we treat corporate financial crime than we do very petty financial crime, in spite of the fact that the…
 
“Even in this past year… I’ve had the opportunity to just breathe for a minute. As a Latina, family has always been everything to me and it just made me realize again that I needed to focus on my family and I wanted to spend more time with them. And it was okay...it was okay.” – Jennifer Salazar Hutcheson Jennifer talks about her Latina identity an…
 
In this conversation on race I’m joined by Diversity pioneers and original thought leaders Lee Mun Wah and Howard Ross to talk about the current state of diversity, racism and white supremacy in the US today Howard is known for his cutting edge work on implicit bias and Mun Wah made the ground breaking film on race, Color of Fear. Key Topics: Origi…
 
Happy Thanksgiving! Our guest today is actress and producer Aubrey Plaza who has a new psychological thriller called BLACK BEAR out December 4th. We did a deep dive on her Puerto-Rican heritage, if she identifies as a Latina, does she speak Spanish and if she wants to make latinx films. Also she explains why breaking Latina stereotypes is a priorit…
 
“As a Latina woman, my person in any given place is tied to so many other things. My identity as a mother, as a leader in my social and family network, all of those things are deeply connected and an important part of anything else that I am doing.” – Blanca Catalina Garcia Blanca describes her work supporting women founders of color and tells us w…
 
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