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Found In Translation With Ray Collazo
54 minutes | May 29, 2021
Philadelphia Latino Film Festival
Host Ray Collazo is joined by Festival Director Marangeli Mejia-Rabell of the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival. Marangeli will review her exciting movie lineup for this year's virtual festival from May 30-June 6th. Ray and Marangeli will also discuss film's impact on the culture and her exciting role in the upcoming Bomba Live 2! on Saturday, June 12th. Go to PHLAFF.org for film festival tickets and Bombalive.co for Bomba Live 2! Tickets!
56 minutes | May 24, 2021
My Broken Language
Host Ray Collazo welcomes award winning writer Quiara Alegria Hudes on this week's Bomba Live! for a historic conversation. The pride of Philadelphia discusses her new book "My Broken Language" and her upcoming movie "In The Heights." Celebrate literature, Philly and #BoricuaExcellence. Collazo and Hudes also have a major announcement about Bomba Live 2! on Saturday, June 12th.
53 minutes | May 11, 2021
Dollars For Scholars; #NiUnaMas
Parent Alert! Host Ray Collazo is joined by Youth Motivational speakers Joaquin Zihuatanejo and Carlos "Chu" Ojeda Jr. from Educational consulting company CoolSpeak. Joaquin discusses his new book “Dollars For Scholars,” a guide to writing winning college and scholarship essays. We also talk about empowering young men and special #bombalive2! announcements. In segment 2, Collazo will share how we all need to address femicide epidemic in Puerto Rico. #NiUnaMas
59 minutes | May 6, 2021
Spring Sports Special
Host Ray Collazo is joined by Monte Perez of Nuts and Bolts Sports for our Spring Sports Special. Perez analyzes NFL Draft, previews NBA playoffs and shares his vision for Bomba Live 2!'s Sports programming. Plus Boxing promoter and Monroe County, New York Executive candidate Mercedes Vazquez-Simmons joins show to discuss boxing and sports worlds' responsibility to respond to domestic violence tragedies in Puerto Rico and throughout the country. #RIPKeishla #RIPAndrea #NiUnaMas #LoveShouldntHurt #PazParaColombia
74 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
The Cannabis Show
Hosts Ray Collazo & Vanessa Maria Graber are joined by activists Jason Ortiz, Jess F. Gonzalez and Nelson Guerrero for the long anticipated "CANNABIS SHOW." This special episode of Found In Translation/BOMBA LIVE! simulcast will break down how the Cannabis movement impacts health, business and racial justice. Collazo and Graber also reveal two other major guests that will be joining Bomba Live 2! the virtual Puerto Rican celebration taking place on Saturday, June 12th. You won't want to miss it!
74 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Autism Is A Superpower
Ray Collazo & Maryanell Agosto host this special "Autism Is a Superpower" episode. Collazo and Agosto are joined by YouTube Sensations Miguel and Iliana Santos of ToyQuest101, Parent Advocate Jennifer Hutcheson and Occupational Therapist Alicia Stufoso on how we help our loved ones across the spectrum show us their Superpowers! This episode is dedicated to all those on the spectrum, their parents, caregivers and other loved ones. You are not alone.
68 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Solidarity In 2021
Host Ray Collazo is joined by Argentina Beltran, Liz Miyoung Kaufman, Ben Cheng and Elbert Garcia to discuss what true solidarity among Asian-Americans/Pacific Islanders and Latinos looks like in 2021. Kaufman updates us mood of Minnesota's activist community in midst of Ben Chauvin trial for murder of George Floyd. Cheng and Beltran share practical tips on how to show solidarity to Asian-American/Pacific Islander community during this time. Kaufman shares historical context to latest wave of anti-Asian American violence impacting our community. Elbert Garcia updates us on special anniversary to that speaks to ongoing history of solidarity between AAPIs, Latinos and other diverse communities. #STOPASIANHATE
55 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Voter Suppression In Arizona
Arizona Under Attack: Voter Suppression Efforts At The Capitol On this week's Found in Translation, you will hear a recent virtual townhall on Voter Suppression efforts in Arizona. Voter suppression is real. Join Co-hosts UnidosUS Action Fund, Arizona Advocacy Networks and other allied partners for panel discussion on what is happening at the state Capitol and what we can do to prevent the erosion of Latino voting rights. Episode includes opening from Gabriella Cázares-Kelly, Pima County Recorder and panelists Liz Salazar, Arizona Policy Advisor, UnidosUS Action Fund Beth Lewis, Co-Executive Director, Save Our Schools Network, Paulette Zinzun, Deputy Legislative & Policy Director, Arizona Advocacy Network, Francisca Gil, Political Director, Our Voice Our Vote and Gina Mendez, Organizing Manager, LUCHA.
68 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Its Ernie G!
Hosts Ray Collazo and Dionely Reyes are joined by Empowerment Comedian Ernie G. The panel chops it up about how Ernie G has harnessed the power of laughter to help millions of people through mental health coaching, TEDx speaking and standup comedy. Collazo and Reyes provide news updates on American Rescue Plan, Vaccine distribution and Violence Against Women's Act. Jeffrey Vargas joins show to talk March Madness and what hoops means to the FIT/Bomba Live crew. FIT/Bomba Live family stands in solidarity with our Asian-American community. #StopAsianHate
69 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Maria Hinojosa And Suave Gonzalez
Hosts Ray Collazo and Vanessa Maria Graber are joined by juvenile justice activist & podcast star Luis "Suave" Gonzalez and legendary journalist Maria Hinojosa. Maria and Suave discuss their groundbreaking "Suave Podcast" and Maria's new book "Once I Was You." Learn about what made Maria and Suave's 27 year relationship as journalist and source possible. Suave also reveals what made him believe in the power of redemption even while he served a life sentence. Join us for this historic and gripping conversation.
65 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Hosts Ray Collazo & Christina Vega are joined by political analyst Elbert Garcia and Freestyle legend and podcaster Betty Dee. The crew will share some huge announcements related to Bomba Live!, Betty Dee's new project and Ray's new gig. A must listen!
60 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Empresarios Boricuas Unidos
Host Ray Collazo is joined by special cohosts Joel Berrocal of the National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce and Alan Taveras of Brands of Puerto Rico. They announce their exciting collaboration to build partnerships between businesses on the island and the diaspora. Collazo also interviews boricua entrepreneurs Chef Vivoni, Ivdia Velazquez and Roberto Rivera to discuss how we can do business together to strengthen the island's economy. #GrowPR
58 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
The Bronx Takeover
Ray Collazo is joined by Co-Host Zoe Colon for this special "Bronx Takeover" edition. The all Bronx lineup features actress, speaker and author April Hernandez Castillo to discuss her newest book "Embracing Me." Plus music sensation April Rose on her hit single "Unstoppable" and her burgeoning career. The panel also shares the impact of Salsa legend Johnny Pacheco and Hip-Hop pioneer Prince Markie D on the culture. RIP to Johnny and Mark. Support Texas relief efforts and continue to hold Republican officials in Texas accountable for #ERCOT disaster. Uptown Baby!
55 minutes | Feb 13, 2021
Valentine's Day Special
Ray Collazo and Dionely Reyes host this week's Valentine's Day Special. Angel and Isamac Figueroa share how service has been the center of their love affair. Certified Sex Coach Ana Lopez joins us to discuss how to back in touch with intimacy during COVID season. Collazo and Reyes also update us on this week's news headlines.
75 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Boricua Social Media All-Stars
Hosts Ray Collazo and Christina Vega welcome the "Boricua Social Media All Stars" to Found In Translation/Bomba Live simulcast. Funky Bacalao, Cooking With Omi, Dean Huertas, J3RSYRICAN and Ivelissa Riendo y Comiendo join us to share their favorite moments as Latino Social Media influencers and what's next for their brands. Collazo and Vega also analyze AOC's epic IG Live and other news headlines. Plus, a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT you won't want to miss!
58 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Unleash Your Inner Mogul In 2021
Hosts Ray Collazo and Sulaih Picorelli is joined by Uber Publicist/PR guru Barbara Lizzet Sanchez to get you ready to unleash your inner mogul in 2021. Sanchez has guided careers of legends like Snoop Dog, T-Boz and Danny Trejo. Sanchez also shared why she is passionate about supporting single mothers' achieve their dreams. Plus music from "los nenes del reggaetón" Chily y Topo!
64 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Black/Latino Agenda In 2021
Host Ray Collazo is joined by political analysts/advocates Kyle Darby, Dom Miller and Cynthia Santiago to discuss the Black and Latino agenda in 2021. The panel lays out how we work together to advocate for equitable policies around COVID relief, immigration, economic recovery and criminal justice reform. Plus, new music by Salsero Luis Espada!
65 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
American As Arroz Con Gandules
Host Ray Collazo updates us on what this week's election results in Georgia and subsequent coup attempt mean for us. Collazo is joined by CEO of Luna Sol Media Danay Escanaverino to discuss the Clubhouse App phenomenon. Tiffany Sierra of Cocina Sierra comes back to prepare us some Arroz con Gandules. Que viva America!
69 minutes | Jan 1, 2021
2020 New Years Celebration
Host Ray Collazo celebrates the New Year by sharing highlights of his favorite moments from 2020. Collazo along with cohosts, producers and special guests had you covered through 2020 with provocative coverage of COVID19, Elections, the hottest news/social media headlines, incredible musical performances and celebrity appearances. Enjoy the highlights and Happy 2021!
69 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Virtual Puerto Rican Parranda
This week was a "Virtual Puerto Rican Parranda" crossover episode featuring shows "Love Shouldn't Hurt" "Found In Translation" and "Bomba Live." Hosts Ray Collazo and Christina Vega are joined by musical artists Fabiola Mendez and Enchategui leading the parranda live from Puerto Rico. The parranda included appearances from Shirley Santos, Miguel and Iliana from ToyQuest101, Tiffany Sierra of Cocina Sierra, David From Puerto Rican Flags Up and music from Aleyda Santos. Thanks for show Producers Elbert Garcia and Rey Velez and enjoy a blessed Holiday Season.
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