string(30) "Episode 11: Edward James Olmos"
string(18) "September 26, 2022"
Our guest this week is Edward James Olmos, an award-winning actor and director who has endeared himself to millions of fans by vowing to never accept a role that demeaned Latinos or the Latino community, even if it meant walking away from a lucrative pay day.
Gaby Pacheco is a nationally recognized immigrant rights leader. As a young girl, Gaby was told that her undocumented status would prevent her from ever attending college or doing many of the things her peers simply took for granted. Rather than letting the no's stop her, she used them to fuel her quest for change. We'll hear about her undocumented immigrant experience, her many helpers along the way, and her mission to revamp our outdated immigration system.
Our guest this week has lived through the unimaginable and managed to turn it into a passion for taking a stand and making a difference. Fred Guttenberg lost his daughter Jaime on February 14, 2018 in the Parkland shooting. Since then, gun safety has become his life's mission. We spoke with Fred about his book, Find the Helpers, which reaffirms the central importance of human connection and finding purpose amid tragedy.
Legendary race driver, Tony Kanaan invites us into his home to discuss his remarkable life story. From those early days racing Go-Karts in his native Brazil to an awkward milk bath following his 2013 victory at the Indy 500 and then some.
Our guest this week is Ian Grosher, better known to his legions of fans as DJ Irie. This charismatic celebrity DJ, is a St. Croix native, born to Jamaican parents who credits much of his success to that quintessential immigrant hustle that he witnessed and picked up along the way.
Intimate, personal portraits of remarkable lives brought to you from the files of the Immigrant Archive Project (IAP), the nation’s leading oral history project on the modern immigrant experience. It is hosted by IAP founder, Tony Hernandez and produced in collaboration with Latino Broadcasting Company.
The Immigrant Archive Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings the immigrant experience to life through the voices of the people who’ve lived it.
Tony Hernandez is an entrepreneur, author, filmmaker and political refugee. He is the founder of the Immigrant Archive Project, the nation’s leading oral history project on the modern immigrant experience.