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 Me Dicen: Post Election Discussion
Venus and El B ask a couple of their friends to talk about what happened on Election Day, nationally and in Florida.
Special guests include Eva Facundo, Deputy Director of Affiliate Fundraising at Emerge America and Rafel "Ray" Collazo, Director of Political Campaigns at UNIDOS US Action Fund.
The week that was and the week that lies ahead -- all from a Dominican perspective....
Bonus: Feel Inspired Heading Into Election Day
Our families are such an important part of the work that we do. So what better way to head into Election Week that listen to the woman who inspired Boston City Council Member Julia Mejia to not just run for office, but to be a tireless advocate for her community. Her mother, Mirta Peña.
As fans recall, Mejia became the first Latina -- and Dominicana -- to win a seat on the Boston's City Council last year. It was a race that went down to the wire, ultimately being decided by 1 vote.
But listening to her mother's story, its no secret from where Mejia gets her determination and dedication to public service. These are the people that are depending on our votes -- this and every Election season.
Tom Perez: The DNC's Chairman Comes Full Circle
Tom Perez is the first Dominican to chair the Democratic National Committee, hoping to lead the party to success in national and local elections this November. It's the culmination of a career full of firsts. one that connects him with a family tradition of public service that stretches back decades to the DR.
Venus and El B sit down with the former Secretary of Labor to talk about family, his childhood in Buffalo, NY and what is at stake for all families on Nov. 3rd.
Directing the Latino Vote for Biden
Dominicana Laura Jimenez cut her teeth working on local campaigns and for elected officials here in Florida. But when former Vice-President Joe Biden asked her to lead up his Latino Engagement effort, she had no doubt stepping up and joining his team.
With less than two weeks to go in the Presidential race, she talks to us about her journey, what's at stake this November and her reaction to seeing the local Dominican community beginning to organize politically in South Florida.
Season 2 Update: ¿Que Paso?
Its been more than six - wait 8 months - since we've been on the air.
¿Coño, que paso?
Elbert & Venus update fans as to how they are doing personally and professionally, comment on what they have seen in the our COVID-19 dominated world since March and tell fans what they can expect in the next couple of weeks for the podcast -- and the nation.
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.
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
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” !
Que Viva Que Lo Que!
Just what Latinx podcast space needed: a place for Dominican-Americans to share their perspective and talents through provocative conversation. Que Lo Que Es Lo Que Hay!