Borikén: A Puerto Rican Podcast
By Debora Perez
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This is the first podcast looking at the issues affecting Puerto Ricans from a public health lens. Join me on a journey into history, culture, and the ways that we in the Diaspora can help and serve those on the island.
||CleanGeorge Torres, the Urban Jibaro from #NYC||This week we talk to George Torres, to discuss his activism and his community work in Puerto Rico. George is truly an amazing community activist. He shares interesting stories around identity, in the way that Hurricane Maria brought a shift in how Bori.||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Puerto Rican Healthcare Tech Company #AbartysHealth||In this week’s episode I interview two amazing women in Puerto Rico who started a Healthcare Tech company called Abartys Health … and about the impact of Hurricane Maria on the accessibility of healthcare data.||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMelissa M Viverito on why Boricua Votes Matter||This week’s interview is very exciting because I got to talk to Melissa M Viverito who was Speaker of the New York City council and now is working on many exciting projects for Puerto Rico and Latinos. Born and raised in Puerto Rico and a fierce defen||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Does It Mean to be Free in Puerto Rico?||My American friends are shocked that the status of Puerto Rico is a controversial topic among the residents of Puerto Rico. “But of course Puerto Rico should be a state – they should join our American Family” and “It’s an injustice that Puerto||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShocking story: FEMA denies existence of property||This story was not easy to recount, so I have to thank my guest Noris for sharing a difficult conversation about her mom’s application to FEMA. It all began with a search bar, where Noris typed out but could not find her mother’s property on FEMA’||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrear Con Salud: Mental Health from La Diaspora||This week we follow up on the Mental Health conversation with Dr. Vanessa Torres Llenza from George Washington University who is a psychiatrist with an organization called “Crear Con Salud” that she helped start.||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStories from the Diaspora: Estelas De Maria||This week’s episode, we cover three notable Puerto Rican Community Leaders, that were panelists in an event in Boston, MA on June 28. The Community Leaders talk about their work after Maria, the call to Audit the Debt,||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVueltabajo Sitio: Supporting Local Artists!||This episode will be a bit of a surprise for some of you! Listen in to see why! Art is a powerful way to heal, as well as an important tool for addressing social issues. Two theatre artists, Eury and Zuleira,||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Unspoken Illness: #MentalHealth #Suicide||This week’s episode is on stigma, suicide and the actions we can take to help amidst the mental health crisis in Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria, as the crisis deepened we heard stories of loss, we heard that suicide hotline calls more than doubled||6/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Call to Action for Every American, and every child of the Puerto Rican Diaspora||Today we are releasing a Call to Action for all Americans and Boricuas in the Diaspora, and their advocates. The Diaspora has been critical at combating contracts or policies that would cause irreparable harm to the Puerto Ricans on the island.||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Puerto Ricans of the world unite!