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 44: Call to Close Hutto Detention Center
Cohosts Ryan Thompson, Kimiya Factory, Chad Hankins and Roy Aguillon learn more about what's going on at the Hutto Detention Center just outside of Austin and why attorneys at the Immigration Clinic at the UT School of Law, together with the Grassroots Leadership organization, are calling to shut the Center down now. Guests Alex Gras and Tiffany Campbell. Trigger Warning: contains detainee abuse stories.
Music Excepts by: Dig Infinity
Episode 43: Public Housing - A San Antonio Crisis
Cohosts Kimiya Factory, Ryan Thompson and Roy Aguillon talk with San Antonio City Councilman Roberto Treviño about public housing shortages and the role of city government to help address the troubling challenges of "houselessness".
Music Excepts by: Nina Simone
Episode 42: Texas Deep Freeze
Ryan, Kimiya and Chad talk about WTH happened during the recent Texas winter storm, who was to blame for the loss of power and clean water to millions of Texans, and where help can be found now in the storm's aftermath. We also tore Senator Ted Cruz and Former Texas Governor Rick Perry a new one for their response to the storm. Join us!
Bonus Track (Ep 41): "Song for Rosie" by Alyson Alonzo
We surprised Rosie Castro in Episode 41 of the pod with this beautiful gift of a song written by Alyson Alonzo, an out and proud queer recording artist who lives and works in San Antonio, TX. Alyson hosts a radio show on Trinity University's KRTU 91.7 FM that goes by the name of "Queervibes" and is an amazing musician herself.
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Episode 41: Best Interview with Rosie Castro!
Rosie Castro may be best known as the mother of influential politicians Julián and Joaquin Castro, but she is a force of nature in her own right. GET It cohosts Ryan, Chad, Andrea, Roy and guest cohost Denise Hernandez interviewed Rosie LIVE on Youtube and presented her with an original song dedicated to her. Overall, it's truly the best interview we've ever heard with Rosie.
Local Music: "Song for Rosie" by Alyson Alonzo
Bonus Track (Ep 39): "Expendable" by Mr. Composition
Kevin Prince AKA Mr. Composition is a recording artist, author, and black-owned business owner from San Antonio, TX. He also helps edit the GET IT podcast and hosts a podcast show that goes by the name of "The Composition" in which he covers topics of self-awareness and runs the Texas CBD Fair & Market. Seen on local and national publications, he is very prolific with his words. Learn more about Mr. Composition and follow him here:
Love this podcast, fun and informative👍🏻 I’m going to go vote.