18 episodes

People who hail from the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic are the fifth largest ethnic group in the United States. Their contributions to the American fabric of life are felt daily in every industry, including politics, sports, entertainment, law and medicine. And while they've changed the face of places like Boston and New York, they are energizing all kinds of places around the nation -- and the world.

Join Venus ahd Elbert from Miami, as we talk to our Dominican community's most gifted leaders - from old school veterans to rising trailblazers. Get a glimpse of not just to their personal journeys, but also to their take on some of today's hottest issues in the U.S. and abroad.

Whether its about the history we've made or the history we're making, you are sure to learn about something -- or someone -- you didn't know.

Que Lo Que Podcast Elbert Garcia and Venusmia Fernandez

    • Education
    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

People who hail from the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic are the fifth largest ethnic group in the United States. Their contributions to the American fabric of life are felt daily in every industry, including politics, sports, entertainment, law and medicine. And while they've changed the face of places like Boston and New York, they are energizing all kinds of places around the nation -- and the world.

Join Venus ahd Elbert from Miami, as we talk to our Dominican community's most gifted leaders - from old school veterans to rising trailblazers. Get a glimpse of not just to their personal journeys, but also to their take on some of today's hottest issues in the U.S. and abroad.

Whether its about the history we've made or the history we're making, you are sure to learn about something -- or someone -- you didn't know.

    Talking DR Election Baina w/Marcia Facundo

    Talking DR Election Baina w/Marcia Facundo

    Special Episode: As many in the diaspora know already, municipal elections in the DR were recently cancelled and we at Que Lo Que were like "¿Pero que e la vaina con eso?" Venus couldn't be with us this week because she's en route to Chicago, so we turned to award winning journalist Marcia Facundo, editor of Entravision's Politica Ya website, to give us a little bit of background on what's going on con las #ProtestasJCE.

    • 30 min
    Daisy Baez: Getting Back Up & Fighting for Health Care

    Daisy Baez: Getting Back Up & Fighting for Health Care

    We talk to Dominican Health Care Association of Florida Executive Director Daisy Baez about the roots of the event and why the second one is just as important as the first.

    Former Florida State Representative Baez also reflects back on her resignation from elected office, the lessons that she can pass along to aspiring Latina politicians and how you don't have to be an elected official to help push important legislation, as she is doing now with healthcare.

    • 42 min
    Cecilia Gutierrez: Healing Boys, Men & Communities

    Cecilia Gutierrez: Healing Boys, Men & Communities

    We can’t think of a better way to open 2020 than by sitting down with Cecilia Gutierrez, Deputy Director of the MBKA Network and Partnerships at the Obama Foundation. The former Executive Director of Miami's Children's Initiative talks to us about what to takes to raise young boys and men of color and help communities heal from the struggles and trauma of poverty.

    • 42 min
    Claudia Cruz: Guiding Journalism’s Next Generation

    Claudia Cruz: Guiding Journalism’s Next Generation

    (Ep. 12) - We wind down 2019 sitting down with Claudia Cruz, Director of Internships and Experiential Learning at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno.

    We talk to Claudia about her bicoastal journey working as a community and digital storyteller, the challenge and responsibility of connecting with first-generation Latinx students and the important role non-traditional media is having in keeping local journalism alive.

    And that’s just the first half-hour!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Eva Facundo: Helping Campaigns Connect with Small Donors

    Eva Facundo: Helping Campaigns Connect with Small Donors

    As 2019 ends and the political campaign season of 2020 heats up, we sit down with Emerge America's Eva Facundo to talk about the wave of grassroots digital fundraising that is allowing a slew of new candidates to have a shot at elected office. We also talk about the difference between being Dominican in Miami and Southern California and what's it like to have a mother for a journalist. 

    Where to Find Eva:
    Twitter/IG: @4Eva2Hair

    Where to find more about Emerge:
    https://emergeamerica.org/about/

    • 54 min
    Jasmely D. Jackson: Anything But Tipico

    Jasmely D. Jackson: Anything But Tipico

    This week we talk to Jasmely D. Jackson, the co-owner of one of MIami’s oldest Dominican clubs and resturants, Club Tipico Dominicano. So as hipsters prepare to descend on Miami for Art Basel, we sit down and talk to Jas about Tipico’s legacy, its future amid a quickly gentrifying neighborhood and the challenge of keeping both the food and the music fresh for today’s audiences.

    photo credit: the New Tropic

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

beverlythehairstylist ,

truly mangu for my soul

I’m so glad I was informed about this show, my grandkids told me. This has made me see many things differently

3Superkids ,

Diablo, I needed this!

As a proud Dominician American I’m very excited to finally have a space within our larger community to share. And in my Dr. Dre voice... “Looking forward to the next episode” !

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