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I'm an oral historian, writer, university professor, radio producer and now...a podcaster! Join me on my podcast, "The Tortilla Diaries."

The Tortilla Diaries Podcast Dr. Rebecca Dominguez-Karimi

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I'm an oral historian, writer, university professor, radio producer and now...a podcaster! Join me on my podcast, "The Tortilla Diaries."

    The Tortilla Diaries Ep. 5–November-Thanksgiving—Oral History

    The Tortilla Diaries Ep. 5–November-Thanksgiving—Oral History

    This month our program features a mini-oral history workshop. With so many families accessing ancestry.com or 123 and Me for their backgrounds, many often wonder about their more recent ancestors—say great grandparents or great aunt or uncle. That leads us to the nest question: What is an oral history? It’s a life story. You can think of it as a series of “mini memories” that oral historians capture to compile into one life story. This workshop offers ways to capture a few “Mini Memories” from your loved ones. With the holidays fast approaching, I’m sure that you have thought about gathering family stories from loved ones, but never quite knew what equipment you needed, how to ask the questions, and how long to in terview? Ask no more, that’s what this month’s episode is about.

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    The Tortilla Diaries-Trailer

    The Tortilla Diaries-Trailer

    This trailer features a brief overview of the content that listeners can look forward to hearing on The Tortilla Diaries. Dr. Dominguez-Karimi will highlight voices from her oral history collection, "Treasures from Aztlan," as well as artists from diverse Latino communities. Her goal remains to bridge the gap between cultures to create understanding.

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    The Tortilla Diaries Ep. 4 "October Edition—La Llorona"

    The Tortilla Diaries Ep. 4 "October Edition—La Llorona"

    This episode is dedicated to my granddaughters—Liliana, Leila, Felicity, Everly, Rosalee and Briella.

    This month we’re celebrating lots of holidays—Indigenous People’s Day, Halloween and Dia de los Muertos! I’m honoring my ancestral roots in this edition of the Tortilla Diaries by featuring a Mexican ghost story entitled: “La Llorona.” I also provide a bit of background information on Aztec myths and Mexican history that are believed to have inspired this spooky tale. So make sure to grab your cup of hot chocolate, go into a dark room, and turn off the lights as you listen to my spooky rendition of the famous ghost story: La Llorona.

    • 13 min
    The Tortilla Diaries Ep. 3 "Hispanic Heritage Month Author Series Part 2"

    The Tortilla Diaries Ep. 3 "Hispanic Heritage Month Author Series Part 2"

    Hola amigos! Thank you for joining my podcast, The Tortilla Diaries. Our next podcast in our special series highlighting Latinx authors features poet Eduardo Condes, board member of The Cream Literary Alliance. Eduardo was born in Patillas, Puerto Rico and grew up in Chicago, IL. He’s been living, eating, and breathing poetry in Spanish and English for all his adult life. His poetry has been featured in several venues from the City of West Palm Beach and the Palm Beach County Library. Eduardo says writing poetry is like “taking a photograph with words.” We hope you’ll agree.

    Don’t forget to tell your friends about us and thank you in advance for subscribing to the Tortilla Diaries podcast.

    Look for our next podcast in the Hispanic Heritage month series in the next two weeks, it’ll be a surprise.

    • 29 min
    The Tortilla Diaries Ep. 2 "Hispanic Heritage Month Author Series"

    The Tortilla Diaries Ep. 2 "Hispanic Heritage Month Author Series"

    Hola amigos! Thank you for joining my podcast, The Tortilla Diaries. For Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re kicking off the month with a special series highlighting Latinx authors. The first author that we’re featuring is Sasha Moghimi—author, activist, and Book Club facilitator for The Cream Literary Alliance. Of mixed heritage, her mother immigrated from Chile, while her father immigrated from Iran. She writes some fascinating stories about her family and relishes utilizing both Spanish and Farsi in her works. Please join me for my interview with Sasha and for a special reading of her work—just for our listeners. Don’t forget to tell your friends about us and thank you in advance for subscribing to the Tortilla Diaries podcast.

    Look for our next podcast in the Hispanic Heritage month series in the next two weeks, featuring poet Eduardo Condes, board member of The Cream Literary Alliance.

    • 30 min
    The Tortilla Diaries Ep. 1 "I'm An American"

    The Tortilla Diaries Ep. 1 "I'm An American"

    This month our program highlights citizenship by asking the question: Where were you born?

    For many minorities, despite being born in the United States, their citizenship is constantly called into question. Our program explores how racism affects the lives of minorities and features the oral histories of two Latina’s on opposite ends of the age spectrum. They’ll share their painful memories on what it’s like to be Mexican American in the United States.

    • 29 min

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