Paseo Podcast

Paseo Podcast

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May 19, 2020 37 min

Vanessa Torres thought she would be celebrating her birthday solo in quarantine, but she was surprised by a Boricua Birthday Parade on her block just for her with cars filled with family and friends. We invited Vanessa Torres, Anais Zayas, and Mary Santana from the Miracle Center to talk about this moment, why it mattered and what their work at TMC looks like during the COVID-19 quarantine.

Host: Joshua Smyser-DeLeon, Twitter @j...

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April 1, 2020 34 min

This bonus episode is dedicated to the Census. We had a discussion with leaders from the Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership. Michael N. Okińczyc-Cruz, Rose Ocampo, and Rosette Mumboleo join the show to discuss why the Census is important, address misconceptions, and share what you should consider when completing your Census questionnaire.

Host: Joshua Smyser-DeLeon, Twitter @jsdeleon

Website: paseomedia.org

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COVID-19 has impacted our daily lives significantly. There is a lot of information out there on what the virus is and the preventative measures you can take, so make sure you are accessing information from trustworthy news sources. It is very contagious and we all need to do our part in social distancing in order to flatten the curve and slow the spread of the virus. This will also help prevent our healthcare system from being over...

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It's an election-themed episode of the Paseo Podcast, so we invited a number of guests running for local office here in Illinois on Tuesday, March 17. We welcome State Senator and candidate for Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court, Iris Martinez. We're going to discuss her campaign, what inspired her to run for elected office, & how she has navigated the male-dominated world of politics. After that, I sit down with Co...

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On today’s episode of the Paseo Podcast, we welcome back to the show, Executive Director of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago, José López. We also welcome tenured professor at Stanford University, Dr. Jonathan Rosa. In our discussion, we talk about the organizing mindset of Community as a Campus. We take a deep dive into what this mindset is and why it matters.

Host: Joshua Smyser-DeLeon, Twitter @jsdeleon

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Co-founders of Healing Jodonas, Melissa Cintron and Dorian Ortega join the show. We discuss what Healing Jodonas is, their monthly healing poetry circles, and the effects healing poetry circles can have on someone dealing with things like burnout, trauma, etc. We also had the chance to listen to some poetry from past Healing Jodonas Healing Poetry Circles. 

Host: Joshua Smyser-DeLeon, Twitter @jsdeleon

Site: paseomedia.org

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This bonus episode is a recording of a Puerto Rican Agenda press conference on Monday, February 24, in Chicago. We also have a video of the press conference on our Facebook page, if you would like to see that version instead.

This press conference was to report what the Illinois delegation, organized by the Puerto Rican Agenda, witnessed on the 6 municipality tour they took in Puerto Rico. They were there to deliver over $30,000 in ...

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February 20, 2020 39 min

Sabrina Alicea returns to talk about Somos Arte and the beginning of the road to the Puerto Rican Festival in Chicago. We also welcome Jaiku Neoj to the show. She is a Trans Afro-Taína poet and visual artist here in Chicago. We’re going to talk about her experience speaking at the Protagonistas series, what it’s like to share her story, self-love, Trans Chicago and a bunch more.

Host: Joshua Smyser-DeLeon, Twitter @jsdeleon

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February 17, 2020 61 min

We sat down with the Cook County Assessor, Fritz Kaegi. Not many people know what the role of the Cook County Assessor is and what their office does, so we took the deep dive with Assessor Kaegi on the role of the Cook County Assessor, property taxes in Cook County, affordable housing, new ways for seniors to access property tax exemptions, and a lot more. We even snuck in a Raiders of the Lost Ark reference.

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Edoardo Ortiz, a graduate student at the University of Chicago School of Public Policy joins the show to share his experience at the Iowa Caucus. He went to Iowa for the caucuses as part of a Puerto Rican delegation from Chicago. If you haven’t heard already, things did not go quite as planned at the Iowa Caucus, so we took the deep dive with Edoardo on what his experience was like before, during, and after the Caucus chaos. We als...

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Did you hear? JLo and Shakira performed at the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show. We invited 2 special guests to share their reactions and address some of the online debates that occurred after it. Let us know your opinions on our social media channels and let us know if we missed anything. Respectful debate is always welcome. 

P.S. Sorry about the audio! We had to use a backup because our raw audio file was damaged. Sad, we know, but th...

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On this week’s episode of the Paseo Podcast, I am joined by Sabrina Alicea. She is the creator of Shop La Maestra, is a 7th grade Chicago Public School Teacher, Member of the Chicago Teachers Unions, CTU Local 1, and a Chicago Boricua with a master's degree from the Ivy League. 

We are going to talk about Sabrina’s Shop La Maestra brand, life as a POC at Harvard University, the realities of being a Chicago Public School Teacher,...

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On this week’s episode, Cristina Pacione-Zayas, Associate Vice President of Policy at the Erikson Institute and Co-chair of the Puerto Rican Agenda here in Chicago joins the show. We’re going to talk about her work in early childhood development and with the PR Agenda as well as community organizing and the Presidential Candidates' Puerto Rico policy.

Host: Joshua Smyser-DeLeon, Twitter @jsdeleon

Site: paseomedia.org

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In honor of Weed being legal now in Illinois, Michelle Vazquez from Che.dibles joins the Paseo Podcast to discuss her cannabis-infused treats. Che.dibles is Puerto Rican owned, latina owned, a small business, and Chicago made.

Host: Joshua Smyser-DeLeon, Twitter @jsdeleon

Site: paseomedia.org

Facebook & Twitter: @paseopodcast

Sounds: Notification Sounds + Flor Meléndez Ramos + Adobe + Sabado Gigante

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This bonus episode is a recording of a Puerto Rican Agenda press conference Friday, January 10, in Chicago. We also have a video of the press conference on our Facebook page, if you would like to see that version instead.

The press conference was to announce the relaunch of the successful 3Rs Campaign the PR Agenda used to raise money and send supplies to the hardest hit areas of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. In fact, this camp...

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The Puerto Rican Flags here in Chicago turn 25! Located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, they act as gateways to Puerto Rican culture on Paseo Boricua. They're huge too! These two 59-foot banderas have won countless architectural awards and are the world's largest monument to a flag. Our guest on today's episode, CEO of the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture and former Alderman at the time, Billy Ocasi...

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It's a special bonus episode of the Paseo Podcast! Joshua attended an event at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture on October 24, 2019 to listen in on a conversation between Dr. Yarimar Bonilla & Ald. Rosanna Rodriguez (33rd Ward, Chicago).

The conversation was centered around the recent release of the book, Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm, which Yarimar co-edited. Jose Lope...

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Yale students, Adriana Colón Adorno & Gabriela Morales Nieves, from the Yale Endowment Justice Coalition join the show to talk about Puerto Rico’s debt, divestment, what the day of the Harvard/Yale game protest was like, & how they were able to mobilize & organize so many different people to protest in solidarity for the same cause. Their student organization along with many others were responsible for organizing a prot...

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November 27, 2019 32 min

Urban Pilón founder, Chef Roberto Pérez, joins the podcast just in time for the holidays. We talk cooking dos & don'ts, recipe suggestions for beginners & pros, & creating a Puerto Rican Thanksgiving...we don't always have to have a Turkey - baked pasteles anyone?

Host: Joshua Smyser-DeLeon, Twitter @jsdeleon

Site: paseomedia.org

Facebook & Twitter: @paseopodcast

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Actors Viviana Torres, Nore Feliciano & Efraín Rosa visit the show. They are part of the play, Un monólogo sobre la vida de Lolita Lebrón. ICYMI, last week we shared a clip of our interview with them, but now you get to hear the full thing!

Host: Joshua Smyser-DeLeon, Twitter @jsdeleon

Site: paseomedia.org

Facebook & Twitter: @paseopodcast

Sounds: Notification Sounds + Flor Meléndez Ramos

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