33 – Chronicles of a Puerto Rican Visionary in Literature and Theater – Jon Marcantoni

Jon Marcantoni is a Puerto Rican novelist and playwright. The author of five books, he won the 2017 Independent Book Award for Best Southeastern Fiction for his book Kings of 7th Avenue. After the success of his play Puerto Rican Nocturne, about the Cerro Maravilla murders and their aftermath, he founded Flamboyán Theatre in 2022. The company produces new Puerto Rican plays and seeks to build a creative hub for Denver’s Puerto Rican community to celebrate their culture and stories, while utilizing multimedia and multi-modal forms of performance for a 21st century theatrical experience.

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32 – From the Bronx to the Blackboard: Embracing Dual Identities and Educational Resilience – Edwin Berroa

Enjoy a rich conversation that digs into the heart of the Afro-Latino experience in the Bronx during the crack epidemic of the 1980s. Our discussion sheds light on the resilience of minorities, the cultural dance of dual identities, and the significant role education plays in shaping the future. Edwin, with his Dominican heritage and passion for social emotional wellness, joins me in a celebration of perseverance that defines the Spanglish experience—a tale of triumph over adversity that resonates with all who strive for success against the odds.

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31 – Turning the Tables on Burnout – Marco Benitez

When the relentless grind of the medical profession began to dim Marco Benitez’s once-bright passion for healing, he knew it was time for a radical change. Join us as we sit down with this former physician assistant, now a burnout and authenticity coach, and unravel the tale of a man who bravely stepped away from a prestigious career to help others find their true path.

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30 – Legacy Poured into Every Glass – Michael Martinez

When Michael Martinez took the brave step from military service to whiskey entrepreneurship, he poured his Puerto Rican heritage into every bottle of Fincasa Whiskey. Our latest episode takes you through the riveting narrative of this trailblazer, whose second-generation roots and family’s agricultural legacy in Puerto Rico weave a rich tapestry behind the brand’s rum barrel-finished rye whiskey. Michael’s story is brimming with the essence of Latin American and Caribbean tradition, and his passion for celebrating culture through spirits is both infectious and inspiring.

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29 – Personal Triumphs as Stepping Stones to Therapy Success – Liz Gallo

Struggle and triumph intertwine in an incredible story of resilience and growth of Liz Gallo. Liz’s journey is one tinged with the harsh realities of growing up with cerebral palsy, yet defined by her indomitable spirit to convert challenges into a lifelong mission to support others as a licensed marriage and family therapist. Together, we uncover the layers of identity, belonging, and the pursuit of a passion that not only inspires but also breaks barriers.

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