¿Qué Pasa, Midwest?
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Cubrimos a los Latinos que decidieron establecerse en el Medio Oeste de Estados Unidos. Aquellos que, for some reason, didn’t end up in New York, Texas or California.The Midwest population is growing with the arrival of thousands of immigrants, becoming part of the heart of the United States. ¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? is a bilingual podcast that creates a sense of community for Midwestern Latinx who are missing an essential piece of their cultural identity.How do they fit in the bigger picture? Hacemos esto by sharing their stories to create a sense of hope and alliance among their communities; and to foster education on divisive issues. ¡Escúchanos!
||Explicit¿QPM? S2 EP 1: Kidnapped by the FARC; Ahora un Latino en el Midwest.||Alfonso was kidnapped in Venezuela and later taken to Colombia by the FARC. The FARC sustains their estilo de vida by kidnapping and ransom, illegal mining, extorsiones and the production and distribución of illegal drugs. Pero Alfonso’s kidnapping w||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit¿QPM? Cinco de Mayo in Liberal, Kansas.||Non-Latinos are not the only ones confused about why Cinco de Mayo is celebrated. I’m from the Dominican Republic, and I have to admit that I didn’t know for a long time that this celebration was not the Mexican Independence Day I was misled by the||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit¿QPM? 15: Fin de temporada, Recap and Next Season||It was a great season! Listen to our top five episodes and a sneak peek of next season in our last episodio. Share with us the topics you want us to cover next and recommend our podcast to a friend.||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit¿QPM? 14: Bilingual kids on being translators and growing up too fast y el Midwest bilingüe.||Many times, I found myself talking about things that I didn’t understand because I was translating for my mom, por que no sabia Ingles. So there I was telling her about when the water bill was due and where to pay it, what those state documents meant,||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit¿QPM? 13: Searching for Identidad.||After an abusive childhood in Mexico, Amy's grandfather started telling people he was Italian. He says, “nothing good comes out of Mexico. Nothing." His identity is his business, but Amy knows she's not Italian. As a mixed race Latina with no cultura||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit¿QPM? 12: Feeling displaced and dealing with depression. A personal story.||In this episode, our host Paola Marizán shares with co-producer Mareea Thomas how moving from her home country at age 6 made her feel displaced, how domestic violence lead her and su mama to be refugees and how now that she's older tiene que encarar an||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit¿QPM? 11: A proposed Immigration Detention Center in Latino Indiana||An Immigration Center proposed to be built in Elkhart, Indiana, a city big on agriculture, mainly built on manufacturing and close to big areas with large Latino populations, represented a clear threat to Latinos in the area. Many protests halted the pr||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit¿QPM? 10: Cubanos en el Midwest and the end of the Castro regime.||Last year, Cuba announced that next month, en Marzo del 2018, they will have elections to choose new members of the National Assembly. See this is historico because after that the new parliament will choose the country’s next president. Raul Castro or||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit¿QPM? 9: Arte, cultura and the conservative Midwest.||A look at how Latino art and culture has influenced the Midwest and how it's celebrated where it's people may not feel welcomed.||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit¿QPM? 8: Año Nuevo, Musica Buena.||Para despedir el año, ¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? programmer Mareea Thomas and host Paola Marizán shared their favorite songs of 2017 and some of what's coming up next for the podcast.||12/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit¿QPM? 7: Crossing the US/Mexico border for the 8th time||Amalia got caught by border patrol and in a split second she had to make the decision -- give her baby to the coyote and hope he’ll get the infant safe to her relatives in the U.S. or to take her four-month-old back home, to El Salvador.||12/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit¿QPM? 6: Navidades en Latinoamérica||Celebrating Christmas as a Latino, today means that celebrations pour over borders and become part of our own traditions.In this episode, WNYC journalist Sophia Paliza Carre and host Paola Marizán talk about their Christmas in Perú and the Dominican||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit¿QPM? 5: Undocumented sin saber. Finding DACA.||When Laura was just fifteen, Laura found out she was undocumented. In this episodio we meet DACA recipient Laura. Una Latina that didn’t know about her legal status until she wanted to apply for college and about the taboo many immigrant families hav||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit¿QPM? 4: Cooking Sofrito en el Midwest||Making Puertorican Sofrito in the Midwest is sometimes a hassle so here's my journey to feel close to home through comida Latina, how this is part of my identity and why it matters.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit¿QPM? 3: Afro Latina en el Medio Oeste||After Trump's election, Lydia got punched in the face at the mall because of her dark skin and afro-like hair.||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit¿QPM? 2: Loyalty por la patria y la familia.||Because Pedro is a U.S. citizen, he was able to sign up for eight years of service and in return his parents can stay in this country after living undocumented for almost twenty years.||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit¿QPM? 1: Pulque en América||Pulque, an ancient Mexican drink is seen as a cultural resistance to today’s political divide by those from the native land of the drink of the gods. Por su contenido, this symbolic drink does not lend itself to long-term storage, making it difficul||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Love the bilingual structure
Peace QPM, I’m a father from Oakland California. I listen to the show with my son who has been learning spanish since he was in pre-k. Its really fresh to know about Latinxs out there in the midwest. Keep up the good work!
Love the show
Que pasa Midwest! Keep up the great episodes. I really enjoy listening while cooking because it connects me. Hello from Wisconsin!