American Vida

American Vida

Pursuing a bicultural identity by highlighting stories of American Latinos doing extraordinary things.... Show More

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We catch up with Chris Perez to talk about how pulling out a bag of Serrano peppers at a fancy Italian restaurant turned into a successful product venture with Perez Pepper Sauce. We also talk about his heartache and life after Selena's passing. Please share the podcast with a friend!
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On the eve of his gig, kicking off the iconic San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo with the 24th Annual Bar-B-Que Cook Off & Festival we catch up with San Antonio cultural icon Michael Salgado. We talk about his life on both sides of the border, his passion for country music, and much more. Share the podcast with a friend and be sure to subscribe to American Vida!
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San Antonio wakes up with these two wonderful ladies every weekday on KENS 5 with Great Day SA! We welcome Cristina Blackwell & Roma Villavicencio for a chat and we talk about everything from funny things our parents do and say, to embarrassing moments, the love for living a bi-cultural life, and dare we say KARAOKE? Hear Roma's personal story about fighting and beating cancer, and how it has inspired her to live her life t...
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Our efforts paid off! LeBron's crazy idea of trying to trademark Taco Tuesday has been denied. We created a counter protest on the air at 104.5 Latino Hits of #WeAreTacoTuesday, and now, thankfully it has been denied! We made it to the local news station, and if you missed it here it is. I'm still going to take my #WeAreTacoTuesday sign with me to the AT&T Center when he comes to San Antonio. Listen as the "Taco Wal...
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Remember the famous "I Love Tacos So Much" viral mural? If not, google it, we'll wait. The mural creator Luis Muñoz is our guest this week! We talk about the story behind the mural, we discuss street art, we talk politics, immigration, his job as Executive Producer at KENS-TV's "Great Day SA," and we discuss the best taco shops in the taco capitol of the world, San Antonio! Be sure to share this podcast with...
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August 22, 2019 40 min
This is a story about two brothers who took a $20 yo-yo investment and turned it into a major events company that prides itself in creating a positive cultural experience for San Antonio. They are the founders of Rocket Turtle Social, and Michelada Madness, and they have a powerful story that is sure to inspire all of us to achieve our greatest potential. Share the podcast and maybe we can plant a seed for the next Sanchez brothers...
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We're excited to showcase south side San Antonio native Vanessa Del Fierro! She fiercely embraces her bi-cultural identity in her music and other creative endeavors. You can hear her music inside the iHeartRadio app, and you can hear her story in this episode of American Vida. Be sure to share this podcast with a friend and stay until the end because she takes out her guitarra and does a live studio performance for us!
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Yanuis is a reggaeton artist from San Antonio, Texas with musical roots that connect him to Spanish music legends like Cornelio Reyna and Ramon Ayala. I love that with this podcast we can talk about those legends and also include Jay-Z and Russ in that same conversation. We get to know the Yanuis story, raw and unfiltered. We touch on the serious topic of Latino men and depression, and we hopefully inspire folks to talk about their...
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It was our pleasure to have a chat with King Tonyo, a rising San Antonio artist. In this podcast you'll find out what music his mom played as a kid when it was time to clean up, and you'll hear his story about life pushing him into an artistic space. King Tonyo keeps it 100% real, and we think that's why so many people love him. We hope you enjoy getting to know him and don't forget to listen to his music inside the...
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This marks the 25th year that the San Antonio Film Festival has put together an event that brings San Antonio film professionals and enthusiasts together for a week of cinema, networking, and awareness. Tito invited the founder and Executive Director Adam Rocha in this episode to talk about his vision, and to drop some knowledge and inspiration. We hope you take some time to learn a little more about all of the things the San Anton...

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From the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center on the west side of San Antonio to New York City and Paris! That’s what San Antonio native Agosto Cuellar is doing. He's taking his collection, with roots that run deep in the San Antonio arts community to New York and Paris. Agosto is a fashion icon in San Antonio who has an incredible story and who has influenced and inspired countless people including Tim Gunn from Bravo's Project ...
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Anyone can tell a joke, a great comic can do stand up, but it takes a genius to be able to make people laugh, educate them, and inspire them at the same time. That's what John Leguizamo is bringing to his new tour "Latin History For Morons." Find out what sparked his inspiration for this new project, and learn a little bit about his Emmy nomination for the Netflix series "When They See Us," which was produced by...
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Have you ever worked with someone for a while only to find out that they are actually a rockstar? That's what happened to our host Tito Caballero when he discovered the very talented San Antonio band The Lost. You can hear their music inside the iHeartRadio app, and please give them a listen before or after this podcast, you'll thank us later! The song "Get Your Mind Right" is our new motivational anthem!
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Good morning y'all! Have you heard of Nico and his friend/cameraman Gabe? They are spreading positivity all over the world and grabbing the attention of celebs like Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the Kardashians. Born in Mexico City, raised in San Antonio, and attending his first year at UTSA, Nico has gone viral folks. You might have seen him on your social feed or in the news, and all because of a very simple "good morning y...
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On this podcast we feature San Antonio actor Anthony Guajardo who played Miguel in The Walking Dead, and he has a couple of new movies out this year. Anthony talks about growing up on the west side of San Antonio, how he convinced his mom to let him be an actor, and his most embarrassing moment. Tito Caballero then sets Anthony up for his 2nd most embarrassing moment, and Anthony delivers an award-winning performance. Carlton Zeus ...
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She stood up to major record labels who tried to strip her Mexican heritage from her name, she's cousin to bi-cultural pioneer Linda Ronstadt, and she tours with artists like Los Lobos and Los Lonely Boys, embracing her bi-cultural roots at every turn. Lisa Morales talks with us about the stories behind her lyrics, and she pulls out her guitar for an exclusive unplugged American Vida performance.
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Zeus was the king of Greek gods who lived on Mt. Olympus, he was the god of sky and thunder, and his symbol was lightning. In this episode you'll meet his Texas son, Carlton. Born in Madrid, Spain and raised Brownsville, Texas Carlton Zeus is lyrically lightning on a mic, especially for Tejanos. His ability to create music that bridges the gap between Mexican and American Vida via Tejas is mesmerizing. Join us as we talk about ...
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March 27, 2019 25 min
Fact: Cumbias bring people together. This week we catch up with a 13-piece indie orquesta Latina, all millennials who have a deep passion for sounds from generations past, and a commitment to making them relevant today. Volcán is serving cumbias up in hipster venues across the great state of Texas. Join us as we break bread and talk about the SATX music scene, the rich culture that has influenced their sound, and how they bridge so...
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