Hummingbird Cricket Hour

Hummingbird Cricket Hour

Trini and Luis Rodriguez, co-founders of Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural, embark on an ongoing dialogue. They discuss current events, new ideas, and old wisdom.... Show More

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March 23, 2020 33 min

Trini and Luis reflect briefly on lessons of her healing trip to Mexico. They connect the important practice of centering, emphasized by traditional healers, to the current social health challenges.

Music is from “”Civilization.” Poem written and read by Luis J. Rodriguez. Music by Italian Hip Hop artist Flycat from his CD “Una domanda alla risposta” (A Question to an Answer).

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November 13, 2019 36 min

Trini and Luis examine the importance of education. They explore the connections between honoring origins, developing critical minds, and unleashing evolutionary potentials.

Music is from "Civilization." Poem written and read by Luis J. Rodriguez. Music by Italian Hip Hop artist Flycat from his CD "Una domanda alla risposta" (A Question to an Answer).

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October 4, 2019 37 min

Trini and Luis give attention to the value of community in the healing process. They discuss mentorship, social understanding, and spiritual ceremony.

 

Music is from "Civilization." Poem written and read by Luis J. Rodriguez. Music by Italian Hip Hop artist Flycat from his CD "Una domanda alla risposta" (A Question to an Answer).

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October 1, 2019 38 min

Trini and Luis explain how some demographics of people are made to feel invisible. They discuss unfair treatment in schools, dehumanization at the border, and trauma's effect on the next generation.

 

Music is from "Civilization." Poem written and read by Luis J. Rodriguez. Music by Italian Hip Hop artist Flycat from his CD "Una domanda alla risposta" (A Question to an Answer).

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September 18, 2019 33 min

Trini and Luis bring up Woodstock and its historical significance. They discuss spontaneous community, awareness of material conditions, and preserving individuality.

Music is from "Civilization." Poem written and read by Luis J. Rodriguez. Music by Italian Hip Hop artist Flycat from his CD "Una domanda alla risposta" (A Question to an Answer).

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September 9, 2019 38 min

Trini and Luis have a talk with one of their children, Luis "Chito" Rodriguez. They discuss labor ethics within the video game industry, the dynamics of subordination, and the necessity of finding your own value.

Music is from "Civilization." Poem written and read by Luis J. Rodriguez. Music by Italian Hip Hop artist Flycat from his CD "Una domanda alla risposta" (A Question to an Answer).

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August 28, 2019 37 min

Trini and Luis contemplate transformation. They discuss the advancement of Tia Chucha's, the importance of arts and culture, and the therapy found in creativity.

Music is from "Civilization." Poem written and read by Luis J. Rodriguez. Music by Italian Hip Hop artist Flycat from his CD "Una domanda alla risposta" (A Question to an Answer).

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July 9, 2019 44 min

Trini and Luis examine the many sides of independence. They discuss the July Fourth spectacle in Washington, glorification of the military, the complicated history of American rebellion, and the undervalued importance of the revolutionary impulse. 

Music is from "Civilization." Poem written and read by Luis J. Rodriguez. Music by Italian Hip Hop artist Flycat from his CD "Una domanda alla risposta" (A Question to an...

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June 23, 2019 36 min

Trini and Luis reflect on the real causes of poverty. They discuss the recent Poor People's Campaign event in Washington, the theft of land and resources at the root of privatization, our growing crisis of climate change, and taking responsibility for our collective survival.

Music is from "Civilization." Poem written and read by Luis J. Rodriguez. Music by Italian Hip Hop artist Flycat from his CD "Una domanda alla...

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Trini and Luis sit down for a long, rich discussion with Nicole Rojas and Luis Ruan. Doing healing work in their communities for 20 and 30 years, respectively, they each transform trauma and create restorative justice.

Music is from "Civilization." Poem written and read by Luis J. Rodriguez. Music by Italian Hip Hop artist Flycat from his CD "Una domanda alla risposta" (A Question to an Answer).

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January 15, 2019 51 min

Trini and Luis share in a meeting of poets with Francisco Aviles Pino, self-described writer, immigrant, and abolitionist.

Music is from "Civilization." Poem written and read by Luis J. Rodriguez. Music by Italian Hip Hop artist Flycat from his CD "Una domanda alla risposta" (A Question to an Answer).

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January 7, 2019 61 min

Trini and Luis usher in 2019 with a longer-than-usual conversation about sustainability, spirituality, religion, and consumerism.

Music is from "Civilization." Poem written and read by Luis J. Rodriguez. Music by Italian Hip Hop artist Flycat from his CD "Una domanda alla risposta" (A Question to an Answer).

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November 27, 2018 35 min

Trini and Luis invite Cozkacuauhtli Huitzilzenteotl to the show. He is a teacher and friend with much ancestral knowledge to share. The discussion relates to the often obscured native histories, such as some misconceptions and lies told about native practices and beliefs.

Music is from "Civilization." Poem written and read by Luis J. Rodriguez. Music by Italian Hip Hop artist Flycat from his CD "Una domanda alla rispost...

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Trini and Luis meet with Ashley Hufnagel. From her life experience living in New Orleans to her 12 years of anti-poverty work in the community, she brings a fruitful discussion about the Poor People's Campaign, the man-made problems of otherwise natural disasters, and more.

Music is from "Civilization." Poem written and read by Luis J. Rodriguez. Music by Italian Hip Hop artist Flycat from his CD "Una domanda alla r...

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August 13, 2018 39 min

For this extraordinary episode of the Hummingbird Cricket Hour, we introduce two special guests Allison Treviño and Luis Ruan. They discuss much of the healing work they have done, assistance they have both given and received from their communities, as well as the benefits of togetherness and social responsibility.

 

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August 6, 2018 38 min

Trini and Luis discuss the importance of a ceremony they recently participated in on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. They reflect on the need to slow down, the value we all have inside, and the distinction between cures and healing.

 

Music is from "Civilization." Poem written and read by Luis J. Rodriguez. Music by Italian Hip Hop artist Flycat from his CD "Una domanda alla risposta," (A Question to an Answer), ...

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Trini and Luis sit down with photographer Arlene Mejorado. They reflect on her identity as an artist, her work with Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural, her world travels, and the meaning in photography.

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May 22, 2018 35 min

Trini and Luis reflect on both the struggles and the solutions in life. They examine ways in which our art can heal us, challenges in finding meaning from loss, and the proper idea of a warrior.

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May 20, 2018 35 min

Trini and Luis explore the meanings of ancient knowledge. They ponder nature and its laws, principles of human development, and the wisdom which may be found in depression and uncertainty.

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May 6, 2018 34 min

Celebrating the 17th anniversary of Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural, Trini and Luis speak on the ways the nonprofit they co-founded is transitioning. They express hope about new leadership, admire the wisdom and capacities of young people, and remember the radical roots of this continent.

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