- 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
La Verdad Podcast
What is Yo Soy Ella?
-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
Hurricane Maria recently caused major damages in Puerto Rico and many people are wondering what they can do to help. Today we are joined by George "Urban Jibaro" Torres who first appeared in episode 33 focusing on Latino Tech & Community Building. We cover topics like:
- Current relief efforts in NYC
- The Boricua diaspora waking up and doing as much as they can to help
- Ways to help beyond donations: call centers & documenting calls from people on island
Today's guest is actor, comedian, and lead singer/founder of La Obra Matthew "Lyon" Montalvo. We talk about a lot of things including:
- Choir Days
- Band Allegiance
- TommyLyon Era
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.Read More
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!Read More
Our latest episode is short, but very important. We welcome Ashley and Gabriela to the studio. They are the founders of Two Girls & Some Pads - A Chicago based organization that is organizing ways to get free toiletries and feminine products in the hands of homeless Chicago women. There is a tremendous need for this considering nearly half of Chicago's 20,000 homeless youth are women. The first product distribution date is November 11 so we still have plenty of time!!Read More
This week's show is full of inspiration! The team sits down with Richard Brown who is a founder of the organization Hope For A Better Tomorrow in Chicago. Christian and Richard reminisce about their friendship in college and the challenges of transitioning back to life in the inner city after attending a small private school in the suburbs. They also discuss the similarities of Black and Brown communities, along with the ways mentors can help improve the lives of our youth.Read More