28 episodes

Ever wonder why some young people vote and others don't? Our hosts pop up in every corner of San Anto to ask the young people everywhere about the issues that affect them the most, and why they do, or don’t vote. We share some laughs, get off topic sometimes, and learn some things together too. Community engagement is important. We GET It, and we’re Growing Empowered Together.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 10 Ratings

Ever wonder why some young people vote and others don't? Our hosts pop up in every corner of San Anto to ask the young people everywhere about the issues that affect them the most, and why they do, or don’t vote. We share some laughs, get off topic sometimes, and learn some things together too. Community engagement is important. We GET It, and we’re Growing Empowered Together.

    Episode 28: Systemic Racism (Part 2) -- Tearing Down the System

    Episode 28: Systemic Racism (Part 2) -- Tearing Down the System

    In this final episode of a special Two-part series, we discuss white privilege from the perspectives of white people and Black people in America and then present tangible actions that can be taken to eliminate it. GET It cohosts Ryan Thompson, Roy Aguillon, Andrea Fernandez, and Chad Hankins are joined by special guests Celeste Alana Brown, San Antonio activist, and Kaolin Kay, author of Talking About Race. Thanks for listening!

    Music: LeftfieldJT featuring Jasmine Battle

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 27: Town Hall with an Epidemiologist

    Episode 27: Town Hall with an Epidemiologist

    Why are so many young people getting COVID-19 lately? What does an epidemiologist need to know from the young people in San Antonio for her research? We recorded our first Town Hall to find out!  GET It co-hosts Roy Aguillon, Ryan Thompson, Andrea Ramos Fernandez, Chad Hankins, and Queen Bella Willis are joined by our first Zoom audience and special guest Dr. Cherise Rohr-Allegrini, an infectious disease epidemiologist, to GET some answers. [ Music by Mr. Composition] 

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 26: Systemic Racism (Part One) -- The Black Experience

    Episode 26: Systemic Racism (Part One) -- The Black Experience

    In this first episode of a special two part series, we bring four Black community leaders together to discuss the significance, history, and personal impact of systemic racism in America. GET It cohosts Ryan Thompson and Queen Bella Willis talk candidly with special guests J Maurice Gibbs, NAACP Board Member, and Kimiya Factory, a leader of recent San Antonio protests following the murder of George Floyd. Thank you for hearing them.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 25: Undocumented Families in the Pandemic

    Episode 25: Undocumented Families in the Pandemic

    Co-hosts Roy Aguillon, Ryan Thompson, and Andrea Ramos Fernandez talk about the difficulties experienced within the undocumented community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests are Viridiana Carrizales and Maria Rocha of ImmSchools.org, who launched a major community fundraising effort to help several dozen undocumented families through the crisis.


    Music by Celia Cruz. 


    #Undocumented, #GETITpodcast, #GrowingEmpoweredTogether, #COVID-19, #youngvoters, #Iamessential

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 24: #MasksNotCapes

    Episode 24: #MasksNotCapes

    Medical Officer for several major hospitals in San Antonio, about the front line fight against COVID-19. Together, they introduce #MasksNotCapes, a new community service effort to acquire donated N95 masks from the community and deliver them to the healthcare professionals who need them the most.  

    Music kindly provided by: Mr. Composition ("Face Mask") & The Foreign Arm ("Alight")

    #frontline, #GETITpodcast, #GrowingEmpoweredTogether, #FaceMask, #COVID-19, #youngvoters

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 23: But What About the Homeless?

    Episode 23: But What About the Homeless?

    Co-hosts Roy Aguillon, Ryan Thompson, Chad Hankins, and Andrea Ramos Fernandez talk about the homelessness experience before, during and after the pandemic. GET to know two young women, Stephanie Escovar and Nina Lockwood, who serve on the Youth Action Board SA in order to make youth homelessness a brief and rare occurrence. You’ll learn what it actually means to be homeless, what the experience is like, how people end up homeless, and some of the actions being taken to fix the problem.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

Michelle Nipko ,

Well done!

Love this podcast, fun and informative👍🏻 I’m going to go vote.

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