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This edition: Episodio #21: Jorge Franco, Erja Vettenranta, Se Hace Camino Al Andar y el Dr. Francisco Montaño.

Episode Details

Original tape date: June 1, 2007.

(In Spanish with English subtitles) 

En este episodio empezamos con Carmen Boullosa, que recibe en su casa a Jorge Franco, escritor colombiano que percibe a nuestra ciudad como “el sitio conde confluye el mundo”.  De ahí nos vamos Wash. Heights zona esencialmente dominicana, con Erja Vettenranta, finlandesa que por sus vivencias el lugar donde vive, ahora esta haciendo su maestría en lengua española. Después nos trasladamos a bushwick brooklyn, otro barrio esencialmente latino, a conocer algo de lo que hace la organización Se Hace Camino al Andar, donde escuchamos el constante coqueteo con el spanglish o el ir y venir del español al inglés.  Y finalmente Patricio Lerzundi, nos lleva al Valle del Hudson, para conversar con el Dr. Francisco Montaño, pediatra español que se ha especializado en el tratamiento de alergias y asma y nos da una breve introducción al tema.

Today, we begin with Carmen Boullosa who  hosts Jorge Franco, a Colombian writer who perceives our city as the place "where the world comes together."  From there, we go to Washington Heights mostly Dominican area, with Erja Vettenranta a Finnish native who, because of where she lives is now working towards a Masters in Spanish. Then, we go to Bushwick, Brooklyn another basically Latino neighborhood to learn about some the work of Make the Road by Walking where we hear the constant flirting between English and Spanish, known as Spanglish.  And, finally, Patricio Lerzundi takes us to the Hudson Valley to talk to Dr. Francisco Montaño, a Spanish pediatrician who specializes in treating allergies and asthma and gives us a brief introduction on the subject.

Special thanks:

Ángel Vera
Justicia hambiental y vivienda
Se Hace Camino Al Andar
 
Chase Madar
Abogado, Se Hace Camino Al Andar
 
Dafny Guzmán
Poder Juvenil, Se Hace Camino Al Andar
 
María Quintanilla
Justicia hambiental y vivienda
Se Hace Camino Al Andar
 
Adilka Pimentel
Poder Juvenil, Se Hace Camino Al Andar
 
Ninoska Valverde
Poder Juvenil, Se Hace Camino Al Andar
 
Brenda Martínez
Poder Juvenil, Se Hace Camino Al Andar
 
Rosa Gambana
Poder Juvenil, Se Hace Camino Al Andar
 
Dee Pérez
Organizadora GLOBE, Se Hace Camino Al Andar

 Yorelis Vidal
Organizadora, Justicia económica
Se hace camino al andar
 
Plácida Rodríguez
Organizadora, Padres en acción
Se hace camino al andar

Guest List

Carmen Boullosa Distinguished Lecturer, City College/CUNY

Jorge Franco Escritor

Prof. Patricio Lerzundi Chair of the Journalism, Communication, and Theatre Department (JCT) at Lehman College

Dr. Francisco Montaño Pediatrician & Allergist

Erja Vettenranta Student/Spanish Dept./GC-CUNY & Professor at CCNY/CUNY

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