Teresa Rodriguez Stories Beyond the Headlines

Teresa Rodriguez Stories Beyond the Headlines

This podcast will focus on real issues affecting Hispanic Americans in the United States, from crime and politics to immigration, terrorism, the economy, medicine and consumer related topics as well as feature the real stories behind newsmakers, celebrities, athletes and those individuals whose tales of survival, commitment and passion drove them to succeed in life. Some of them will sound familiar to you, others will be new to you, but nonetheless, their perseverance as they pursue their dreams will hopefully leave an indelible mark on the lives of those with whom they share their journey. I also welcome the audience’s ideas – after all, this podcast is about you…what drives you, what curves along the road have made you stronger, what life lessons have you learned that will benefit others. It’s about paying it forward and in so doing, contributing to a better informed community. Be part of the conversation – join me, Teresa Rodriguez, as we discuss ... Show More

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December 20, 2018 17 min

On this final episode of the year, Teresa takes a look at some of her most memorable stories and very special guests…2018, a year in review. Wishing you and your loved ones a healthy, happy, safe and prosperous 2019, from the Stories Beyond the Headlines family.  Host: Teresa Rodríguez Showrunner: Carmen Lucas Editor: Andy Stermer Links: http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/school-shooting-survivors.html https://www.a... Read more

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Christina Dangond was 6 years old when she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. (soft tissue cancer) While her doctors used the most advanced medical techniques, including a protocol study to save her life, her parents relied on faith and prayer. She was given months to live, but miraculously lived for five years. She became the inspiration and hope for thousands of others, around the world. Her mother, Monica LaCouture Dangond joins... Read more

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As head of media for 20th Century Fox, Teresa’s guest, Julie Rieger, has been responsible for marketing some of Hollywood’s biggest hits…Avatar, Deadpool, The Fault in Our Stars and The Book Thief. Following the death of her mother, not only is she a “believer,” she has also experienced and photographed her encounters. She’s here to share how grief opened up her belief in the supernatural while coming to grips with her own heart. ... Read more

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Manuel and Patricia Oliver lost their son, 17-year-old Joaquin, during the Parkland school shooting. Manuel, an artist, turned his art toward activism after his son’s murder. The Olivers have since founded a nonprofit organization, Change the Ref, a platform inspired by their son to educate and empower youth in the movement to end gun violence. Manuel says the nonprofit’s name came from a conversation he had with Joaquin, a few mon... Read more

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Marvel Comics lost its real-life superhero, Stan Lee who passed away on Monday, November 12th. From Spiderman, The Hulk, to Iron Man and Thor, Lee has been responsible for creating a universe of action and adventure, loved and followed by millions of fans from around the world. Teresa’s guest, veteran CNN entertainment reporter Alan Duke. He was once a close friend of Lee’s, an insider who witnessed the turmoil that was was said to... Read more

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Federal health officials are warning of an increase in cases of a mysterious but polio-like condition affecting children up to 18 years of age. It affects the nervous system, specifically, an area of the spinal cord, causing muscle weakness and paralysis in the arms and legs. Sometimes these symptoms are temporary, sometimes they persist, and doctors don’t understand why or who is most at risk. Dr. Janell Routh from the Centers for... Read more

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How did we get here? Why is America a country where, in just one week, two African-American senior citizens were gunned down in Kentucky, pipe bombs arrived in the mailboxes of over a dozen prominent liberals, and 11 members of a Pittsburgh synagogue were slaughtered at a bris?* How DID we get here? On this episode of Stories Beyond the Headlines, Teresa’s guest, journalist Jon Schwarz from The Intercept shares his definite opinion... Read more

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By now most of us know about the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting that took place on Saturday, October 27th.11 worshipers were killed, six wounded, including four responding police officers. This episode will not focus on the suspect and his most hateful crime. Instead, we’ll be hearing from Teresa’s guests, Heidi Beirich, the Intelligence Project Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Rabbi Rachel Greengrass from Temple Be... Read more

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Take a moment to think about this…Every fifteen seconds, a person is diagnosed with breast cancer. And every fifty seconds, a person dies from the disease. Teresa’s guests, the missions and program manager for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a breast cancer survivor and an oncologist from the world-renowned Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Breast cancer is more survivable than ever bef... Read more

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On Saturday, October 6th, 17 friends and family members from Amsterdam, New York, piled into a white stretch limousine for a birthday celebration at an upstate New York brewery. At 2:00pm, the vehicle sped down a hill and lost control as it approached the intersection of two highways that residents say is notoriously dangerous. The 17 passengers, the driver and two pedestrians were killed. Teresa and her guest, Katie Corrado, a rep... Read more

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October 11, 2018 19 min

Taylor Swift’s new political clout

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Actress Natalie Wood was considered Hollywood royalty. She was nominated for three Academy Awards before the age of 25. On the night of November 29,1981, Natalie disappeared into the waters off Catalina Island. She had been staying on her yacht, “Splendour” with husband Robert Wagner, actor Christopher Walken and Dennis Davern, caretaker of the yacht. Davern claims a violent argument erupted between Wood and Wagner in their statero... Read more

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A message from Teresa Rodríguez - “I hope you join me for this very special edition of Stories Beyond the Headlines….when the unfathomable becomes a blessing.” It was one year ago when Teresa first began her podcast, Stories Beyond the Headlines. And it was precisely the Las Vegas massacre that claimed 58 lives and injured dozens more, that became the topic of that first podcast episode. At the time, Teresa had interviewed a coura... Read more

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This is one of the most heart-breaking stories Teresa has covered throughout her career. It’s the story of Evelyn Rodríguez. Evelyn’s 16-year-old daughter, Kayla, was brutally murdered by members of the MS-13 Gang in Brentwood, Long Island along with her friend,  15-year-old Nisa Mickens. On Friday, September 14th, almost two years after Kayla’s murder, Evelyn was run over by a vehicle, while preparing a vigil for Kayla…near the s... Read more

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An anonymous New York Times op-ed remains anonymous, Nike’s sales reportedly jumped 31% after the debut of their Colin Kaepernick campaign, Serena Williams is calling out sexism in tennis, Hurricane Florence is barreling toward the Carolinas and the world awaits the next POTUS tweet. Join Teresa and her guest, Amanda Terkel, Washington Bureau Chief for the Huffington Post, as they dissect…when the news IS the news.  Host: Teres... Read more

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18-year-old Katie Stubbliefeld attempted suicide after a broken relationship left her feeling hopeless. The rifle she used destroyed her face. On this episode of Stories Beyond the Headlines, we’ll hear how Katie’s Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Brian Gastman and his surgical team from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, performed a face transplant three years later. How is Katie’s road to recovery, how did they find a donor, how is this experimen... Read more

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The “girl who met Drake” had no idea that February 5, 2018 would change her life. University of Miami leadership and Drake worked together to give Destiny James a surprise she’ll never forget. On this episode of Stories Beyond the Headlines with Teresa Rodríguez. Listen now! Visit these links: https://www.themiamihurricane.com/2018/02/12/drake-surprised-her-with-50000-getting-to-know-destiny-james/ http://caneswatch.blo... Read more

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As a newborn, Alisa Claire Cohen was stolen from her birth parents and sold for adoption. She’ll share how she finally found her birth parents in Chile, after 36 years. CNN reporter Rafael Romo, will reveal how he was able to find who committed these atrocities and what is being done in the search for justice. It’s a feel-good tearjerker. Don't miss it! Visit these links: https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/29/americas/american-woman-... Read more

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Hate is on the rise in America. It’s been one year since the *Unite the Right* rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. During the protest, a vehicle driven by James Fields plowed into a group of pedestrians, killing three and injuring dozens. Teresa’s guest, Christian Picciolini, a former neo-Nazi leader, has dedicated his life to “pulling people out of hate.” He knows how these people think, because he was one of them. He’ll share his... Read more

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It seems we’ve come a long way, ladies. Yet we still have a long way to go. On this episode of Stories Beyond the Headlines, meet a Latina aviation pioneer who was planning to become a doctor when a summer job at an airline changed her mind. She’ll share with Teresa, how she persevered and made aviation history, becoming the first and youngest Latina Airline Captain at a major airline. What it’s really like to have a career in the ... Read more

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