#49 Interview with No Manches Clothing Co.

#49 Interview with No Manches Clothing Co.

Chicago is one of our main homes as La Verdad and we love to show fellow entrepreneurs some love. Today is no different as we present an insightful interview with the crew behind No Manches Clothing Co. They are a creative brand based in Chicago and gave us a dope breakdown on how they started and where they plan to go. Topics include:

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#48 Un Cafecito with a Side of Verdad - Melissa DuPrey

#48 Un Cafecito with a Side of Verdad - Melissa DuPrey

Episode 48 is an insightful one where we interview Chicago based actor, playwright, comedian, dancer, and activist Melissa Duprey. We talk about a variety of things like:

  • Her start in theater as a child that eventually become a career
  • Her big hit shows such as Sexomedy and SushiFrito
  • Some of the hardships she faced in the industry
  • Being a Latina and trying to find roles outside of the "typical" norms
  • Her work with Free Street Theater
  • Her start in theater with Teatro Luna
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#46 Cultura, Comida, y Pilón - Urban Pilón

#46 Cultura, Comida, y Pilón - Urban Pilón

Latin America has some of the best food in the world, but a lot of it tends to be unhealthy. Roberto Pérez noticed this and teamed up with Angel Fuentes to form Urban Pilon. Roberto joins us to explain how this project is a "culinary movement to share knowledge with the masses about the great foods of Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America." 

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#45 Chicago Boricua Resistance

#45 Chicago Boricua Resistance

There is a lot of controversy about Puerto Rico and its political status. Are they a country? Is it a colony? Are they a state? People also wonder what all the protests are about. Today we bring in a Chicago based group called Chicago Boricua Resistance that is hoping to answer those questions and bridge the gap between Boricuas on the island and in the mainland. Topics include:

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#42 Depression 101 - Rene garcia

#42 Depression 101 - Rene garcia

Today we are joined once again by Rene Garcia - a Houston based Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.  We received multiple messages and great feedback the last time he came on the show so we will try to bring him back from time to time. Topics on this episode include:

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#41 El Corillo is Back!

#41 El Corillo is Back!

All of our long term listeners know that the show takes a break every once in a while when life catches up with us and this time was no different. Everyone was excited to get back to the podcast and we cover a bunch of things. Topics include the release of our new Dad Hat design and comedian Chente Ydrach giving us a shout out at his show! Other fun topics include Nati doing a triathlon and Christian being a semi-hoarder!

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#40 Mental Health Talk - Rene Garcia

#40 Mental Health Talk - Rene Garcia

Episode 40 is one where we are joined by Rene Garcia - a Houston based Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. We talk about the Latino Taboo on seeing therapists being rooted in Social Class, rather than cultural. The crew also chat about family therapy and some of the signs that you should see a therapist. Finally, they also discuss how things are diagnosed in mental health professions and the different therapy strategies to address these challenges.

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#39 SoulBoricua - Jessica Holmes

#39 SoulBoricua - Jessica Holmes

Jessica Holmes is the Executive Chef and Co-founder of SoulBoricua, LLC - a great young Chicago business created by sisters three sisters - Jessica Holmes, Lenora Carroll and Cecile De Mello - who blended their African American and Puerto Rican heritage. They bring an African American and Puerto Rican fusion of foods with health conscious ingredients. We talked about their main product "SoulFrito", which is now available at the Englewood Whole Foods.

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#38 Jesus Enriquez

#38 Jesus Enriquez

Today's episode is filled with good stories and Spanish conversations! We are joined by Jesus Enriquez, a Chicago based Salsa singer originally from Tampico, Mexico. He shares how hearing "Devorame Otra Vez" by Lalo Rodriguez was the song that got him started on a Salsa journey that would take him far. Jesus ended up signing with the well know RMM Records and had label mates like Tito Puente, Cheo Feliciano, and Celia Cruz.

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#36 Bomba Con Buya

#36 Bomba Con Buya

There are many people who try to separate the concept of Blackness and Latinidad. A basic history book or pressing play on some of our favorite music can quickly show you that is not true. Today's guest are members of a musical group called Bomba Con Buya based out of Chicago. Bomba music is an Afro-Boricua genre rooted strongly in drum rhythms.

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#35 Money Management - Adam Torres

#35 Money Management - Adam Torres

Our guest today is Adam Torres, who is a personal finance expert, entrepreneur, international speaker, and founder of Century City Wealth Management LLC. Adam hangs out with the crew and shares insight on things like growing up in Southwest Detroit during the 80s and the importance of having a hard work ethic to create a better life for himself. He also talks about how importance it was for him to learn the importance of personal finance and using his book this message with a wider audience.

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#34 Immigration 101: Know Your Rights - Rigo Fernandez

#34 Immigration 101: Know Your Rights - Rigo Fernandez

Our 34th episode is an important one considering all the immigration news in the media today. We are joined by Rigo Fernandez, who is a Board Member for Chicago's 49th Ward Democratic Party. He talks about the importance of understanding the rights immigrants have. Other topics include Chicago as a Sanctuary City and what to do if stopped by the police.

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#33 Latino Tech & Community Building - George "Urban Jibaro" Torres

#33 Latino Tech & Community Building - George "Urban Jibaro" Torres

Today we are joined by an early pioneer in the Latino Tech scene - George "Urban Jibaro" Torres. He takes us through his early journey with technology and how he created his first website www.sofritoforyoursoul.com as a poetry journal. He then builds it into a company that includes Marketing, Event Management, Media, and much more! This includes the story on making the jump from to become a full time Entrepreneur and leaving his 9-5.

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#32 Typos, Twitter, & Love Talk - Christian, Nati, & VFig

#32 Typos, Twitter, & Love Talk - Christian, Nati, & VFig

Episode 32 is full of fun with tons of topics. We chat about twitter beef between Vicente Fox and Trump, the Yahoo Finance typo on Twitter, and the beating of a disabled young man in Chicago. The crew also discusses J. Lo & Drake, age difference in relationships, and the proper time to claim your boo on social media!

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#31 #GuyTalk - Christian, Anthony, & Shadey

#31 #GuyTalk - Christian, Anthony, & Shadey

We've had a few Girl Talk sessions so it was time to switch things up a bit. Christian sits down with his brother Anthony and one of his best friends Shadey for a good old fashion guy talk! Topics include the Ronda Rousey, concussions in sports, and coaching youth football. They also give some predictions for the Superbowl! You're basically getting a ton of sports today!

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