Latino USA
Latino USA
Nov 17, 2020
How I Made It: From Foster Kid to Judge
Play • 15 min

When she was nine years-old, Xiomara Torres fled the civil war in her home country of El Salvador and came to the U.S. As a child she adjusted to her new life in East Los Angeles before she was removed from her family and put into foster care—where she spent six years of her life moving from home to home. Now, she's the subject of a local play in Oregon titled, "Judge Torres." In this edition of “How I Made It,” Judge Torres shares how she overcame the hurdles of the foster system and made her way to the Oregon Circuit Court.

This story originally aired in March of 2019.

Our America with Julián Castro
Our America with Julián Castro
Lemonada Media
Why I'm F*cking Mad (with Jonathan Van Ness)
With the launch of the hit Netflix show, “Queer Eye,” Jonathan Van Ness became a personal grooming guru for unkempt Americans across the country. But JVN has engaged audiences in so much more than better hygiene practices – a year after the show launched, JVN wrote a memoir that helped to demystify living with HIV and what “undetectable equals untransmittable” (or U=U) actually means.    JVN joins us this week to talk about living with HIV, overcoming addiction, and the steps that he hopes the Biden/Harris administration will take to overcome the stigma that he and so many other folks, particularly LGBTQ-identifying, face after coming out as HIV-positive. Tune in, henny.   Keep up with Julián on twitter @JulianCastro and Instagram @JulianCastroTX.    Resources from the episode: Tune into JVN’s podcast, Getting Curious Read JVN’s memoir, “Over The Top” Search for your local Planned Parenthood  Locate additional HIV testing by zip code  Find a PrEP provider by zip code Read up on U=U   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.
30 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
From the Front Porch
From the Front Porch
The Bookshelf Thomasville
304 || Reading Resolutions 2021
We are back! This week Annie is joined by frequent guest, good friend and bookstagrammer of @shelfbyshelf, Hunter McClendon. The two will discuss their 2021 reading resolutions. The books mentioned in today’s episode are available for purchase at The Bookshelf: * Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen * Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen * Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen * Persuasion by Jane Austen * Mansfield Park by Jane Austen * Emma by Jane Austen * Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford * The Removed by Brandon Hobson * Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson * The Round House by Louise Edrich * Middlemarch by George Eliot * Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy * Moby Dick by Herman Melville * Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust * Swan’s Way by Marcel Proust * Culture Warlords by Talia Lavin * Reading While Black by Esau McCaulley * Jesus and John Wayne by Kristen Kobes Du Mez * The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt * The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein * The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett * Bloomability by Sharon Creech 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 The Charmed Wife by Olga Grushin and Hunter is reading Let’s Get Back to the Party by Zak Salih. 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.
34 min
What Should I Read Next?
What Should I Read Next?
Anne Bogel | Wondery
Ep 267: Lush, beautiful, and a pleasure to read
Our guest today is an economist and literature enthusiast based in London, England. A well-traveled reader in every sense, Stephanie De Mel has lived on multiple continents and combines her love of travel and books in her Reading the World Challenge. Steph’s sense of curiosity informs her book choices and her broad reading tastes challenge Anne to recommend three books to suit. Steph also shares how she applies her analytical tendencies to her reading life–looking at her bookish data while focusing on quality over quantity. Visit the podcast website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/267 for a full transcript of the show and to see the list of titles mentioned. Connect with Stephanie on Instagram @thebookisheconomist. Thanks to this week's sponsors: * Anne did a tasting video with winemaker Ashley Trout of Brook and Bull as a part of The Winemakers Series. To watch the video or request some of Ashley's wine, Come Hell or High Water, text "TROUT" to 351-444-WINE (9463). * Ritual has created a brand new multivitamin, Essential for Kids, to help fill gaps in the diets of ages 4-12 without making a single compromise to quality or taste. Ritual is offering WSIRN listeners 10% off your first three months! * Rothy's brought style and sustainability together with their washable shoe and now they have bags and masks as well. Check out their full line of sustainable product at Rothys.com/READNEXT.
56 min
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