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This week on Tertulia:
Dr. Heyda Martinez joins host Raquel Obregon on Tertulia, Sunday at 8PM. They will be talking about mental health in children and youth in our community.
Yeida Soto (9/16)
Yeida Soto, 34, is a resident of New Britain Connecticut. She was officially diagnosed with Hermanksy-Pudlak Snydrome at the age of 28, and since her diagnosis has been an active member of the HPS Network. The HPS Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness, education, and funding research to find a cure for Hermanksy-Pudlak Syndrome. Santos is featured in “Rare,” the new documentary about the syndrome.
Manuel Frau Ramos (9/23)
Manuel Frau Ramos is co-founder and editor of the bilingual newspaper founded in 2004, El Sol Latino. He has a BA and MA in Economics from the University of Puerto Rico, and MA and Ph.D. in Education from UMass Amherst. He taught at the Department of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Public Administration, both at the University of Puerto Rico. From 1990-2007 he was an assistant professor in the School of Education at UMass Amherst. Frau-Ramos is currently working with a group of Puerto Rican artists and entrepreneurs in two new cultural projects in Holyoke: the Primer Encuentro de Pleneros, and the Puerto Rican Cultural Project.
Ilan Stavans (9/30)
Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College Fortieth Anniversary Professor at Amherst College. A native of Mexico, he received his doctorate in Latin American Literature from Columbia University. Stavans's books include The Hispanic Condition, On Borrowed Words, Spanglish, Dictionary Days, The Disappearance, Love & Language (with Verónica Albin), Resurrecting Hebrew, and Mr. Spic Goes to Washington. His story "Morirse está en Hebreo" was made into the award-winning movie My Mexican Shivah. Stavans has received numerous awards, among them a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Jewish Book Award, an Emmy nomination, the Latino Book Award, and the Cátedra Roberto Bolaño. His work has been translated into a dozen languages.
Mari Castañeda (10/7)
Mari Castañeda is an Associate Professor of Communications at UMass Amherst. Her research interests involve the study of new media and telecommunication policy, Latina/ethnic media studies, and transcultural political economy of communication industries. Her work has appeared in Television and New Media, Latino Studies. and Journal of Radio Studies. She is the author of two books, Soap operas and telenovelas in the digital age: Global industries and new audiences and the forthcoming Mothers' lives in academia.
Marcos Marrero (10/7)
Marcos Marrero is the director of planning and economic development for the city of Holyoke. Before taking the post in May, Marrero was a land use and environment planner with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. He holds a master’s degree in public affairs and urban and regional planning from Princeton University. Previously, he was chief of staff of the New York City Energy Policy Office and deputy adviser to the governor of Puerto Rico on federal affairs. Marrero was born in New York City and grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he received a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Puerto Rico.
Bienvenidos a Tertulia!
Cuando un grupo de personas se reune y comparte sus ideas, talentos y anécdotas con el espiritu de compartir la vida, cuando hay música y poesía y cuando hay sabiduria e ingenio en la conversación, entonces decimos que una Tertulia se ha formado. Tertulia en WFCR es el espacio donde el diálogo se desarrolla entre hispanos y todos aquellos que están interesados en la cultura Latino Americana, en la música, el arte,el lenguaje y los asuntos de actualidad para los Latinos en Nueva Inglaterra. En Tertulia, el amante de la música encontrará Jazz Latino, Salsa,Merengue,Nueva Trova, Tango y Música Folklórica de Puerto Rico, Centro América,Sud-América y España. Otros elementos que son constantes en Tertulia son las noticias locales e internacionales de Latino América. Noticias en Inglés y Español, discusion de temas de importancia para la comunidad Latina, calendario semanal de eventos en el área estan presentes en Tertulia. Si usted es Latino o Latina, residiendo en el área Oeste de Nueva Inglaterra, puede participar en Tertulia, sintonizando todos los domingos de 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm. Y si usted todavía no está plenamente familiarizado con la riqueza y belleza de la música Latino Americana y su cultura, le invitamos a que la explore con nosotros.
Welcome to Tertulia!
When a group of individuals comes together and shares their ideas, talents, and anecdotes in the spirit of interpreting life, when there is song and poetry and when there is wit in conversation, then we say that a Tertulia has formed. Tertulia on WFCR is the space where a dialogue takes place among Spanish speakers and all those who are interested in Latin American culture and in the music, the arts, the language and the issues of actuality for Latinos in New England. On Tertulia a music lover will find Latin Jazz, Boleros, Salsa, Merengue, Nueva Trova, Tango and Folk music from Puerto Rico, Central America, Colombia, the Andean Region and Spain. And because there has traditionally been a great exchange of culture and music among the nationalities of the Americas, listeners will sometimes find the Spanish language selection interspersed with music from Brazil, Haiti, Martinique, Guadaloupe and Jamaica. Another element that is a constant on Tertulia is news and public affairs. News pieces in English and Spanish, discussion of topics of importance to the Latino community, and the weekly calendar of events, Página Informativa, are heard on Tertulia. If you are a Latino or a Latina living in the Western New England area, you can become a participant of Tertulia by tuning in every Sunday from 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. And, if you are not yet fully acquainted with the richness and beauty of Latin American music and culture you are invited to explore them with us!
Hola, soy Raquel Obregon , conductora de Tertulia. Naci en Lima , Peru y siempre he disfrutado escuchar y bailar de la buena musica Latina. Con el pasar del tiempo y como consecuencia de la globalizacion, el espectro de la musica Latina se ha ampliado y la musica que escuchamos enTertulia es un reflejo de esto. Disfruto compartir con nuestra audiencia musica nueva que incluye fusiones con ritmos de Brasil, España y el Medio Oriente al igual que ritmos del continente Africano, ademas incluimos musica del ayer que estoy segura trae memorias nostalgicas a muchos de nosotros. Tambien me enfoco en la musica folclorica de America Latina para mantenernos en contacto con nuestras raices. Me gusta producir Tertulia en un formato bilingüe porque pienso que es importante incluir a todos nuestros oyentes como parte de una gran familia.
Incluimos la grata presencia y colaboracion de Victor Guevara, mas conocido como Cuco,quien junto con nuestros invitados, proporcionamos dialogos muy interesantes. Cuco tambien prepara el calendario semanal de eventos en el area y juntos les traemos noticias internacionales de America Latina.
Les invito a unirse a nostros todos los Domingos de 8-10pm
Hi! I am Raquel Obregon, host of Tertulia. I was born in Lima, Peru and have always enjoyed listening and dancing to good Latin music. Over the years, the spectrum of Latin music has widened as a result of globalization, and Tertulia's music is a reflection of this. I enjoy sharing with our listeners new music, which includes fusions of Latin music with Brazilian, flamenco, and middle eastern music, as well as North and West African rhythms, in addition to the vintage music that I am sure brings back nostalgic memories to many of us. I also focus on the folkloric music of Latin America, to keep us in touch with our roots. I like to do Tertulia in a bilingual format so that we can include all of our listeners in a great big family.
I invite you to join us every Sunday, from 8-10pm.