6 episodes

Insightful conversations to connect and learn about the humanity in us by exploring culture, identity and art. Hosted by Northwest Public Broadcasting's Sueann Ramella.

Traverse Talks With Sueann Ramella Northwest Public Broadcasting

    • Philosophy
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Insightful conversations to connect and learn about the humanity in us by exploring culture, identity and art. Hosted by Northwest Public Broadcasting's Sueann Ramella.

    6. Dior Vargas

    6. Dior Vargas

    Why don’t you see more people of color in the mainstream talking about mental health? American, LatinX, feminist mental health activist, Dior Vargas talks about breaking the stigma of mental illness for people of color.

    • 23 min
    5. Jericho Brown

    5. Jericho Brown

    Jericho Brown. His poetry can take your breath away. His book, The Tradition, won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Find out about his writing journey, how he got his name and why he loves librarians in this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella.

    • 36 min
    4. Carlos Gil

    4. Carlos Gil

    What is your family’s immigration story?  Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, Carlos Gil, talks about digging into his family’s past and writing about their struggle to pursue the American dream.

    • 18 min
    3. Dawn Shaw

    3. Dawn Shaw

    Author and speaker Dawn Shaw says that accepting your appearance and realizing your value is how to be resilient. She shares some steps on how to do that in this episode.
     

    • 29 min
    2. Poet Jordan Chaney

    2. Poet Jordan Chaney

    How can you acknowledge racist thoughts and heal them? Jordan Chaney is a black, indigenous person of color, a lecturer, poet and an artist in Pasco, Washington. He talks about setting and respecting boundaries when it comes to talking about race.

    • 35 min
    1. Dr. Lawrence Pintak

    1. Dr. Lawrence Pintak

    Is the United States in a juvenile stage of development? Where did American Exceptionalism come from? Dr. Lawrence Pintak also talks about understanding the Muslim and Arab world.
    Dr. Pintak is a former CBS News Middle East correspondent and author of several books on politics and the Middle East.
     

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

E to the Dub ,

Can’t wait for more!

The first episode gave me a lot to think about critically and is very important in the current political climate. I’m looking forward to more

CC WallaWalla ,

Insightful and Uplifting

Sueann asks the questions many of us have been contemplating. And then follows up with others- providing a down-to-earth perspective that helps listeners make sense of the complex issues that are impacting our daily lives.

KRho ,

Good conversation

Love the conversation in episode 1. Really makes you think about your personal bias.

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