Latino USA
Latino USA
Nov 20, 2020
Portrait Of: Gloria Estefan
Play • 36 min

Gloria Maria Milagrosa Fajardo Garcia was a shy, quiet young woman who joined a band named the Miami Latin Boys. Although she had no plans of international fame, and intended to continue her studies, life had different plans for her. The Miami Latin Boys became The Miami Sound Machine, Emilio and Gloria married, and the newlywed, Gloria Estefan began to take over the spotlight. The rest, is music history. In this Portrait Of: Gloria Estefan, Latino USA sits down with the icon to discuss her life, her relationships, how she overcame trauma, and how she manages to be excited about everything she does.

From the Front Porch
From the Front Porch
The Bookshelf Thomasville
303 || Our Favorite Books of 2020
This week, Annie is joined by Bookshelf staffers Olivia Schaffer and Lucy Stoltzfus to discuss their favorite books of 2020. The books mentioned in today’s episode can be purchased at The Bookshelf. From the Front Porch is a weekly podcast production of The Bookshelf, an independent bookstore in South Georgia. You can follow The Bookshelf’s daily happenings on Instagram at @bookshelftville, and all the books from today’s episode can be purchased online through our store website, www.bookshelfthomasville.com.  A full transcript of today’s episode can be found here. Special thanks to Dylan and his team at Studio D Production for sound and editing and for our theme music, which sets the perfect warm and friendly tone for our Thursday conversations.  This week, Annie is reading Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words by Andrew Morton; Lucy is reading The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan; and Olivia is reading We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen. If you liked what you heard on today’s episode, tell us by leaving a review on iTunes. Or, if you’re so inclined, support us on Patreon, where you can hear our staff’s weekly New Release Tuesday conversations, read full book reviews in our monthly Shelf Life newsletter, follow along as Hunter and I conquer a classic, and receive free media mail shipping on all your online book orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch. We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.
57 min
Novel Pairings
Novel Pairings
Novel Pairings
45. 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff and charming books for devoted bibliophiles
Today Chelsey and Sara are discussing 84 Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff, the ultimate comfort read for bibliophiles. Chelsey can’t believe she hadn’t read it sooner, and Sara revels in her rereading experience. We cover everything from the epistolary form to Helene’s unique reading habits to the satisfaction of a bittersweet ending. Plus, as always, we’re recommending six contemporary books to pair with our classic, with a mix of charming memoir and plucky historical fiction. Follow Novel Pairings on Instagram or Twitter. Use our Libro.fm affiliate code NOVELPAIRINGS to get an audiobook subscription and support independent bookstores. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get updates and behind-the-scenes info. Skip to the pairings with this timestamp: [30:05] Shop the pairings with our affiliate links below: Chelsey’s Pairings: Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian’s Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life by Annie Spence (Amazon) Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce (Amazon) Dinner with Edward: An Unexpected Friendship by Isabel Vincent (Amazon) Sara’s Pairings: Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Amazon) Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread by Michiko Kakutani (Amazon) My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jenn Shapland (Amazon) Picks of the week: The Repair Shop (Netflix) The Crown (Netflix)
57 min
Again With This: Beverly Hills, 90210 & Melrose Place
Again With This: Beverly Hills, 90210 & Melrose Place
Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting
MP S03.E10: And Justice For None
It's finally time for the custody hearing in which Jo will face off against the Carters. Apparently Jo's lawyer has just trusted that the character witnesses she's rounded up from the complex will be forceful and effective as opposed to the bunch of dimwitted tramps we know them to be, and puts them on the stand without, as far as we can tell, any kind of preparation or screening. So things already aren't going tremendously well even before Alison gets way too drunk the night before her testimony and messes up Jo's lawyer's big finish (which...somehow was not Jo herself? Seriously, this guy just may not know what he's doing). The reason Alison's out partying too much and ignoring her responsibilities is that she's picked up a drinking buddy -- Zack Phillips (Brian Bloom!), a cool record company executive. He's such a great distraction from her angst over Susan and Billy that he alsodistracts her from the power plays Amanda is running at the agency following Bruce's incapacitation from a sudden health crisis. Jeffrey and Matt continue figuring out how their relationship is going to work now, and Jane continues notfiguring out that Chris is obviously shady in the extreme. Order! Please be seated for our podcast on "And Justice For None"! VISUAL AIDS Visual Aids S03.E10 SUPPORT AWT ON PATREON Thank you to all our supporters! You can support the podcast directly on Patreon and get access to bonus episodes of “Again With Again With This” as a thank you from us! Check out AWT’s Patreon page today. SUPPORT AWT WITH A PERSONAL MESSAGE Wish your friend a happy birthday or just call them a squeef with a AWT Personal Message. It's $50 and helps keep us going. Start on our ad page now! BUY OUR BOOK "A Very Special 90210 Book" (Abrams, $24.99) can be yours RIGHT NOW! Here’s ordering info via our publisher, Abrams or find it anywhere else books are sold!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
57 min
Our America with Julián Castro
Our America with Julián Castro
Lemonada Media
A Beacon of Hope (with Ayanna Pressley and London Breed)
Although 2020 is behind us, the new year is already off to an unsettling start. On January 6, chaos erupted as a violent mob of Trump loyalists stormed our nation’s Capitol, leaving five people dead.    One of this week’s guests, Massachusetts representative Ayanna Pressley, was at the Capitol that day. Fearing for her safety, she reached for the panic button installed in her congressional office only to find it had been torn out. The buttons were installed as a security measure in 2019 after members of the “Squad,” a progressive group of House Democrats, endured racist attacks from President Trump.    With the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris less than a week away, Rep. Pressley and Mayor London Breed of San Francisco join us to talk about the long process of healing and reconstruction necessary for our country. The two influential leaders discuss how to reimagine our criminal legal system and housing affordability, and the importance of building a representative, inclusive economy after a year of reckoning with racial injustice.   Follow Mayor Breed and Rep. Pressley on twitter.   Keep up with Julián on twitter @JulianCastro and Instagram @JulianCastroTX.    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows.   To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/our-america shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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