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East Side Rose
56 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
Obed Silva interviews Carlos Centeno along with two Puente Program students, Ramon Morales and Ana Velez.
39 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
Weight of Words
ELAC student, Evan Hill, shares several personal vignettes with host Obed Silva.
35 minutes | Dec 22, 2019
Sowing the Seeds
Dolores Carlos, Professor of English at East Los Angeles College (ELAC), shares a reflection, "Steven", about an ailing friend with host Obed Silva. Carlos, who attended ELAC as a student, currently teaches English composition at ELAC.
34 minutes | Oct 13, 2019
Powered by Imagination
Host Obed Silva discussed imagination and poetry in prose with ELAC student Jairo Perez.
31 minutes | Aug 31, 2019
Guests Violeta Tablilla-Esquivel and Crystal Ruby Juarez share poetry and discuss life challenges with host Obed Silva.
36 minutes | Jun 4, 2019
ELAC English major, Eros Saldana, reads a personal story about the loss of a family member with host Obed Silva. Saldana discusses poetry, men's issues and familial support.
51 minutes | Mar 16, 2019
Reminiscing Through Writing
Patty Godinez, Professor of English at East Los Angeles College (ELAC), reads two pieces about growing up in Orange County in the 1990s and discusses her educational path with host Obed Silva.
34 minutes | Feb 15, 2019
Value of Art
Pilar Tompkins Rivas, Director of the Vincent Price Art Museum(VPAM) at East Los Angeles College (ELAC), discusses her education, the art market and her role as an art museum director.
28 minutes | Nov 25, 2018
Strength of Character
ELAC English major, Mark Nardone, reads from his narrative "Horizon" and discusses art, writing and education with host Obed Silva.
47 minutes | Nov 18, 2018
Prepared and Fearless
ELAC communications major, Kaitlyn Gonzalez, reads poetry and discusses identity, the ELAC Speech Team, and personal growth host Obed Silva.
33 minutes | Sep 20, 2018
LA All Day
Professor and writer, Mike Sonksen @MIkethepoetla, reads poetry and discusses LA history with host Obed Silva
32 minutes | Jul 14, 2018
Live Poetry Reading Part 2
End of the academic year poetry reading event (part 2 of 2) featuring: Sara Borjas, La Poeta Violeta, Alana de Hinojosa, Joseph Rios, Jesus Ruiz, Michelle Esquivel, Christopher Barba, and Andres.
42 minutes | Jul 14, 2018
Live Poetry Reading Part 1
End of the academic year poetry reading event featuring: Mark Nardone, Jairo Perez, Albert Romero, Kaitlyn Gonzalez, Irene Sanchez, Matt Sedillo, Crystal Juarez, Obed Silva, and Henry Chow
25 minutes | Jun 7, 2018
Dafne Macias, an English major at East Los Angeles College, shares two of her poems with host Obed Silva. Macias is transferring in the Fall of 2018 to the University of California system. Her goal is to become a professor of literature.
24 minutes | May 6, 2018
Natalie Morales, adjunct professor at East LA College and Pasadena City College, shares three poems with host Obed Silva. She has been penning poems since the age of 10, and she is currently working on a chapbook of visual poems. Morales is also an editor of the Pomona Valley Review
29 minutes | May 3, 2018
Fernando Jimenez, Associate Professor of English at East Los Angeles College (ELAC), shares excerpts from his story "Chin On Chest" and discusses diversity within the Latino community with host Obed Silva. Jimenez, who grew up in East Los Angeles, currently teaches courses in Humanities, Composition and Literature in the Department of English.
12 minutes | Feb 21, 2018
Brown is Beautiful
Monserrat G. Aguilar, a transfer student from East Los Angeles College (ELAC) to UC Santa Cruz, shares a poem titled "The Perfect Woman". Aguilar is an undocumented scholar majoring in Literature. She fell in love with reading as child learning a new language, but never thought about writing creatively until her last semester at ELAC. Her career goal is to become an English professor. Mentioned in this episode: ELAC’s inaugural Woke Womxn’s Conference on March 8th, 2018
15 minutes | Feb 15, 2018
Rebirth of Cuentos
Albert Romero, an ELAC English major, shares excerpts from his tale "Incident at Cactus Fruit Creek", a story which includes Mexican folklore. Host Obed Silva discusses the purposes of cuentos. Mentioned in this episode: Cucuy and La Llorona
13 minutes | Dec 11, 2017
A Clean Start
Stephanie Ochoa shares her first-person narrative about living through the separation of her parents as a teenager. Ochoa discusses depression, cleaning and healing with professor Obed Silva. Ochoa is currently working toward her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Science at California State University, Los Angeles.
14 minutes | Nov 6, 2017
Helping Others Tell Their Stories
Christian Siguenza, ELAC English major, reads a poem about his grandfather and shares the story behind the poem with host Obed Silva. Siguenza discusses writing as a way to uncover family history and to understand the Central American Angeleno experience. Mentioned in this episode: Movie: Voces Inocentes Novel: Pedro Páramo
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