#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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#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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#57 Chicago Radio: El Swing de la Mañana - Luis Guillermo

#57 Chicago Radio: El Swing de la Mañana - Luis Guillermo

Everyone loved him as our second podcast episode "The Rise of La X Tropical" and this time we have Luis Guillermo breaking down some more Chicago radio history! Topics include:

  • One Year Anniversary
  • Luis's history in Chicago
  • What it's like coming from Puerto Rico to Chicago
  • Learning English
  • Beginning of radio career/Inspiration of going into radio
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#50 AfroLatina Natural - Angie Galván-Rodriguez

#50 AfroLatina Natural - Angie Galván-Rodriguez

Episode 50 focuses on a conversation we have been wanting to have with a guest for a while now. Today's show features Chicago based Angie Galván-Rodriguez, who is the creator of AfroLatina Natural. We discuss the beginnings of her project being rooted in her daughter getting made fun of at school and how they now embrace natural hair.

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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#23 La Verdad Goes Pink - Pinqy Ring

#23 La Verdad Goes Pink - Pinqy Ring

This week we are joined by Chicago Hip Hop artist and community advocate Pinqy Ring! We talk about her being a Latina rapper in a male dominated industry, the use of KickStarter to fund her upcoming projects, and the importance of giving back to the youth in urban communities. Pinqy's episode is full of inspiration and insight on working hard to reach our dreams! 

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