December 10, 2021
Episode 26 – Amado M. Peña Jr. gives a retrospective of his life and his work.
Peña is a Mestizo of Mexican and Yaqui ancestry. His art celebrates the strength of a people who meet the harsh realities of life in an uncompromising land, and his work is a tribute to the Native Americans who survive by living in harmony with an adversarial, untamed environment.
His artwork is defined by its bold color and form and dynamic composition. Through his art, he communicates his vision of a land, its people, and their art.
September 30, 2021
Episode 25 - In this episode LBR Host, J.R. Gonzales talks about why Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 - October 15, and not just one full month. Gonzales also talks about the US Hispanic economy, buying power, and fun facts you never learned in school.
September 8, 2021
Episode 24 - In this episode lean how Hispanic owned businesses and organizations are working together to help fight Covid and overcome vaccine hesitancy in the Hispanic community.
To become a part of the Say Adiós to Covid campaign go to www.sayadiostocovid.com or call the TAMACC office at 512-444-5727. This effort is made possible by Your Shot Texas
This podcast episode is a recording of a broadcast by News Radio 1080 KRLD
August 25, 2021
Episode 23 - In this episode Project Director Terri Reed of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s MBDA Business Center talks about the plethora of free resources the center has for minority business owners. Listeners will learn about how their business can become HUB certified, usually in one day at no cost. Reed also covers the benefits of other state and federal certifications.
You do not need to be from El Paso to apply for certification or to receive resources.
For more information or to get started, you can contact Ms. Reed at the MBDA Business Center-El Paso at 915-351-6232.
August 3, 2021
Episode 22 - In this episode, you will hear from 3 Texas State Representatives Art Fierro, Christina Morales and Erin Zwiener. These lawmakers talk about the reason they decided to break quorum and why they are in Washington DC for the duration of the Special Session.
July 15, 2021
Episode 21 - Vecinos, Love Thy Neighbor is an award-winning independent feature-length film written by Rupert Reyes and directed by Alex Avila. Vecinos all Latinx cast and crew features Rupert Reyes, Alma Chapa Moore, Julio Carreon-Reyes, and Karinna Perez Cantu as the movie’s main characters.
Vecinos tells the story of neighbors, brought together by proximity, but held together by something much more personal. This romantic comedy reminds us that no matter how easy it is to lose your identity in a city that will not sit still, it is even easier to lose it when you are the one sitting still.
Watch the Trailer - https://vimeo.com/464611597
June 29, 2021
Episode 20 - Followed by tens of thousands on social media, Amanda Solis is best known for her live tribute performances of Tejano icon Selena. In this podcast Amanda tells how it all started, and what she as been through. Find out what is next for this blooming young recording artist and actress.
Listener Bonus: Be one of the first to preview Amanda's new song "Chiflas," - (this song is not yet available to the public)
June 15, 2021
Episode 19 - By day Samantha Najera and Nina Duran, are business professionals at the top of their game. By night and weekends Najera and Duran transform into San Antonio’s dynamic duo Lil’ Chismosa & Lil’ Frijolita, hosts the hit Webshow Bean & Chisme.
As self-proclaimed “Hoodrats” Najera and Duran take comedy, Latinx culture, and things polite people don’t talk about to a whole new level.
Link to Hoodrat Cumbia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KAQA1wG0zM
June 7, 2021
Episode 18 - An interview with Miguel Vidal owner of Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, one Austin's most popular Food Trucks. Miguel shares a few cooking secrets of his famous BBQ. also talks about his plans of expanding from a Food Truck to brick and mortar restaurant.
May 27, 2021
Episode 17 - From TED Talks to her own HBO Special, comedian Shayla Rivera understands how laughter and humor are not only the best medicine, but they are also paramount for resilience. From NASA to the comedy stage, Shayla’s story includes breast cancer to the loss of her son. Hers is a story of Keep on Keeping on.
Shayla's Web Site - https://shaylarivera.com/