Season 2 Episode 9: NextGen LatinX an Interview w/ David Gloria

Season 2 Episode 9: NextGen LatinX an Interview w/ David Gloria

This weeks episode features NextGen LatinX founder David Gloria in dialogue with Christian and VFig.  The crew sits back to discuss NextGen LatinX and the importance of networking in the Latino Community.

NextGen Latinx vision is to become a go-to resource for young Latinx to discover impactful career opportunities, career advice, events and connect with a network of like-minded young Latinx in Chicago & suburbs to help each other succeed. 

David Gloria’s Social Media:

FB: David Gloria

Linkedin: David Gloria

NextGen LatinX

FB: https://www.facebook.com/NextGenLatinx/


Join us as we officially sponsor NextGen LatinX at their upcoming networking event.  


More information available here:

Summer Networking Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/630749123961633/

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Season 2 Episode 8: Chicago, History and Legacy an Interview w/ Evaristo “Tito” Rodriguez

Season 2 Episode 8: Chicago, History and Legacy an Interview w/ Evaristo “Tito” Rodriguez

This weeks episode of La Verdad Podcast we are joined by cultural worker and community leader Evaristo “Tito” Rodriguez.  We talk about his life and work within the city of Chicago and the Puerto Rican community.  His life in Puerto Rico and high school years at Roberto Clemente High School in Chicago which ignited his fire for activism and community work.  Tito gives us a look into the historical years of the early 80’s within the community, the start of the “Bomba” music classes and eventually his creation of “AfriCaribe”.  This interview will definitely give you a trip back in time as we discuss history that has shaped the Chicago Latino community as a whole.


Link to Video: https://youtu.be/lE_lYhL70jw


Tito Rodriguez Social Media:

Website: www.africaribe.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/africaribe 

Instagram: @africaribe

Upcoming Event:

Arbol de Sombra and Africaribe’s monthly bombazo

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2106278646309989/

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Season 2 Episode 7: El Backstage - Interview with Juan Pablo Díaz

Season 2 Episode 7: El Backstage - Interview with Juan Pablo Díaz

This episode of SRBCC & La Verdad Podcast “El Backstage” features actor, musician and composer Juan Pablo Díaz directly from Puerto Rico.  As part of the Borinken me Llama series of the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center is hosting in Chicago, Il.  

We sit back to chat about his career in the acting and music industries and how he got started.  Starting out very young in a family of actors and musicians, Juan Pablo discusses how his first step on a stage felt at a very young age.  We also discuss topics regarding the current “Latin Trap” trend in Puerto Rico, the basis of all of his songs, and how to be “real” with your audience.


Youtube version: https://youtu.be/SWSEpCRUUA8


Take the opportunity to check out Juan Pablo Díaz perform live in Chicago at the following events:



Friday, July 20, 2018

Location: Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2168447903385732/


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Event: Summerdance

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/953028208194603/



Juan Pablo Díaz Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juanpablodiazpr/

Instagram: @juanpipr

Snapchat: @juanpipr

Twitter: @juanpipr

Booking: juanpablodiazmusica@gmail.com


SRBCC Social Media:

Website: www.srbcc.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SRBCC/


La Verdad Social Media:

Website: www.laverdadltd.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laverdadltd/

Instagram: @laverdadltd

Twitter: @laverdadltd

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Season 2 Episode 6: Modeling, Law and Facts w/ Kyara Garza, Esq.

Season 2 Episode 6: Modeling, Law and Facts w/ Kyara Garza, Esq.

We sit back this week to chat with our friend and Attorney at Law Kyara Garza about her career in law and modeling.  The highlights of our conversations include her start in modeling and how she became interested in law.  We then get into the discussion of law terminology and case procedures.  Kyara discusses her modeling industry highlights including some of the aspects she is able to bring over to the legal industry.  Check out this dope interview for more insights on what has made our guest a top Latina Entrepreneur in the industry.


Video version: https://youtu.be/4Y7M8f2Kmso


Kyara Garza’s social media:

Facebook: Kyara Garza

Instagram: @low_ky_


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Instagram: @laverdadltd

Twitter: @laverdadltd

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If you have any questions, comments or concerns email us at podcast@laverdadltd.com

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Season 2 Episode 5: El Backstage - Interview with Y No Habia Luz

Season 2 Episode 5: El Backstage - Interview with Y No Habia Luz

El Backstage - SRBCC with La Verdad Podcast is joined by Puerto Rican based theatre company, Y No Habia Luz.  As part of the SRBCC Borinken Me Llama series, the theatre company is welcomed to the city of Chicago where they will be participating in a number of events, workshops and exhibits.  We sit down with group members and artists, Yari Helfeld and Carlos Gandul Torres to discuss their current exhibit and upcoming events.  We also chat about the their involvement in post Hurricane Maria efforts in Puerto Rico, the thought process behind each one of their shows and the amazing on-going repertoire they have created.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/nGZn8gNdi68


Check out their upcoming shows and exhibits:


July 11 @7pm

An Evening with Y No Habia Luz and Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater

Location: Segundo Ruiz Pelvis Cultural Center

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/490477361409806/


July 13 @5pm

Circus of Absence, An exhibit by Y No Habia Luz

Location: National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2072475836351654/


July 14-15

Barrio Arts Fest 2018

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/635962980080538/


Website: http://ynohabialuz.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ynohabialuz/

Instagram: @y.no.habia.luz

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Season 2 Episode 4: Group Talk - Summer Time, Cages and Crime

Season 2 Episode 4: Group Talk - Summer Time, Cages and Crime

The crew sits down on the group talk table to discuss recent events surrounding our community.  We expressed our thoughts on the recent deaths as a result of crime as well as the “mentality” behind it.  Our conversation geared towards the current incarceration of our fellow latino immigrants and what this has done to many.  Like always we try to lighten up the talk to discuss some interesting topics.  Enjoy and feel free to share!

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Season 2 Episode 3: El Backstage - Interview with ÌFÉ's Otura Mun

Season 2 Episode 3: El Backstage - Interview with ÌFÉ's Otura Mun

This week’s episode of La Verdad Podcast is the first of a mini series within our podcast called "El Backstage". The series, in collaboration with the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, features artists, musicians and performers from all over the world. Our focus is to get an in-depth look into how their careers have developed from start to present day. In hopes of inspiring others, "El Backstage" aims to bring a distinctive look into the entertainers’ world.

For the first episode of "El Backstage" we are joined by the mastermind behind the band ÌFÉ. Otura Mun talks to us about his journey into the world of rumba and his first experience on the island of Puerto Rico. Our conversation then turns into understanding his spiritual views when producing and developing his music. We even go into some gear and production talk to wrap it all up. Take a journey with us as we take you along "El Backstage."

ÌFÉ's Website: https://www.ife-music.com/

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Season 2 Episode 2: Group Talk - Vacation, Prom & Trap

Season 2 Episode 2: Group Talk - Vacation, Prom & Trap

The crew sits down to recap on the recent break.  While introducing our newest intern Keishla (who just happened to go to prom the day before) the crew sits back and gives their happy/horror prom stories.  VFig and Christian recap on their vacation in NY and their experience eating NY style pizza.  Sit back and enjoy a funny episode of the La Verdad podcast.

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Instagram: @laverdadltd

Twitter: @laverdadltd

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Season 2 Episode 1: New Season, New Home w/ Omar Torres-Kortright

Season 2 Episode 1: New Season, New Home w/ Omar Torres-Kortright

We launch our season 2 of La Verdad Podcast at our new home SRBCC. Our guest, Executive Director Omar Torres-Kortright and us discussed our partnership, upcoming events, and new exciting programs coming to the SRBCC.

Check out what the SRBCC is working on, their history and goals of the center.  We also discussed some potential interviews and guests that will be joining us for this season.

View this episode on youtube: https://youtu.be/ph_rxxyIMdw

To get more information on the SRBCC please check out their social media links:

  • Website: www.SRBCC.org

  • FB: Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center

  • Instagram: @segundoruizbelvis

  • Twitter: @srbcc

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  • View this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ph_rxxyIMdw

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#69 Group Talk 8 & La Verdad Pins: Christian, Vfig, & Marissa

#69 Group Talk 8 & La Verdad Pins: Christian, Vfig, & Marissa

Episode Summary:

- Rosa Blanca Pin Drop
- A day in a snow storm
- How Vfig and Marissa tip Uber and Lyft drivers
- La Verdad Ltd commentary on Super Bowl Sunday
- Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day
- The male experience at Victoria's Secret
- Shout out to the Afro-Latinos on Black History Month 

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#67 Business, Insurance, Success - Lisa Jusino

#67 Business, Insurance, Success - Lisa Jusino
  • Chicago southside beginnings
  • Growing up Puerto Rican in Chicago
  • Going away to college: "Can I touch your hair?"
  • Building a sense of home away from home
  • Transition from Marketing to Allstate career
  • The Taboo topic of Life Insurance
  • "People are sue happy"
  • Diversity in business and community
  • What it takes to be an insurance agent
  • Let your passions lead you when facing challenges
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#66 Hide your Kids, Hide your wife- Ricardo Gamboa

#66 Hide your Kids, Hide your wife- Ricardo Gamboa

Topics on today's episode include: 

1.  We discussed his upbringing in the southside of chicago
2. Discovering theatre and using it as a way to express himself
3. Going away for school and working on his PhD
4. His web series “Brujos”
5. His live show called “The Hoodoisie”
6. His thoughts on “Lin Manuel Miranda” and mainstream theatre

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#62 Surviving The Holidays - Rene Garcia

#62 Surviving The Holidays - Rene Garcia

We are joined once again by Rene Garcia from the Chubby Therapist Podcast. Rene is a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Houston and joined Christian to talk about topics like:

  • Rene gives us a top 6 ways of surviving the holidays list.
  • We talk about family chisme, bullying, istening to loved ones.
  • Letting loved ones vent and being optimistic.
  • Techniques on dealing with a loved one vent.
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#60 Yo Soy Ella Inc. - Sarah Taylor

#60 Yo Soy Ella Inc. - Sarah Taylor

What is Yo Soy Ella?

-Undocumented women
-Stands out from other organizations by using empowerment and spirituality.
- The term "Yo Soy Ella"
-The importance of spirituality in the Latino community

Trauma from Trump administration

-"I think" (awareness of what is going on at home.)
-Knowing the difference between abuse and cultural norms

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#59 Rican-Struction BBQ for Borikén

#59 Rican-Struction BBQ for Borikén

Today's episode is one where we are joined again by Roberto Perez of Urban Pilon and Piro Lopez of Buya to discuss the current issues in Puerto Rico. We discussed the Trump visit, some of the lies being spread around, and with what people can send to Puerto Rico. The main discussion is around the "Rican-Struction" BBQ for Boriken event on Oct 22, 2017 at 4pm in Chicago.

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