Found In Translation With Ray Collazo
The Found In Translation Talk Show: Host Ray Collazo stacks truth about politics and today's hottest issues with a team of diverse experts and commentators.
info_outline “Don’t Mess With Me” 12/06/2019
“Don’t Mess With Me” Found In Translation Episode 342: Host Ray Collazo was joined by Producer and Co-Host Elbert Garcia to discuss the hot political and news topics of the week. What Happened to Senator Kamala Harris? Analysis of the post-mortem of Harris campaign and how does the news impact voters of color and the race. How does this week’s testimony impact the state of play in Trump impeachment process. Where’s Ray? Ray reveals details of his exciting trip this week that gave him insight on one of the biggest political events of 2020. Ray and Elbert discuss President Trump’s newest Administrative rule that is going to literally starve almost 1 million Americans and the hypocrisy of the religious right. A new Latina leader enters the big political stage. Collazo and Garcia are also joined by Cornell Professor Dr. Karen Jaime to discuss the crisis at Harvard University where Dr. Lorgia Garcia Pena was recently denied tenure as their only Latina tenured track professor. Jaime shares how this controversy impacts Latinx students, teachers and the higher education system nationwide. The panel shares insights on how we all can show our support for Dr. Garcia Pena and Harvard student movement for Ethnic Studies.
info_outline Fun And Hip-Hop 11/27/2019
Fun And Hip-Hop Found In Translation Episode 341: Host Ray Collazo was joined recently for his birthday by many of his compadres Elbert Garcia, Jorge Martinez, Danilo Rodriguez, Luis Cerros and Leo Prieto for a raucous discussion on the lighter side of his life. New York ‘90s Music Scene: As college students at Columbia University, Collazo and his homies rubbed shoulders with Hip-Hop and Latino music legends such as Tribe Called Quest, Cypress Hill, Stretch and Bobitto, The Fugees, Brand Nubians, Minya Oh, Marc Anthony, La India, Antony Santos and countless others. The crew discusses how these moments weaved into their lives as part time club promoters with their famous alias “CocoRico” Productions, being mentored by the legendary John “Gungie” Rivera. The crew shares with the Millenials/Generation Z how the “Salsa/Merengue” scene morphed into “Reggaeton/Latin Trap/Bachata” through groups like Aventura who broke barriers for their generation. Sports: Collazo is a life long sports nut and kicks it with his buddies to talk about some of their favorite sports memories. Hear how Collazo was surrounded by Dominican Blue Jays fans during his lowest baseball memory, an update from MLS Executive Danilo Rodriguez on the Beautiful Game in the United States, the state of Latino Kansas City Chiefs Nation and what is Strat-O-Matic? Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend with this latest segment of #CompadreTalk.
info_outline The Big News 11/25/2019
The Big News Found In Translation Episode 340: Host Ray Collazo is joined by Co-Host Elbert Garcia to make a major announcement. Nationally recognized activist and commentator Ray Collazo reveals his personal candidate endorsement for President of the United States. Collazo reveals how he came to his very recent decision, the other candidates he has considered and what people can do to have their voice heard during the rest of the Democratic Presidential Primary. You can subscribe to Found In Translation (formerly Rays Latino Talk) anywhere you can download a podcast.
info_outline The Good Snitch; Debate Snoozer 11/21/2019
The Good Snitch; Debate Snoozer Found In Translation Episode #339. Host Ray Collazo is joined by Elbert Garcia of "Que Lo Que Podcast" and James Garcia of "Vanguardia Arizona" to discuss a historic day in Washington featuring Ambassador Gordon Sondland's impeachment testimony. Does 'Tekashi Sondland" testimony change the game? In Atlanta, the vibe didn't feel nearly as electric. The panel ponders on outcomes of last night's Democractic debate. Did anyone rise to occasion? Is Mayor Pete riding the momentum of recent Iowa poll? Needless to say, we missed Julian Castro on stage. In new #TengoBochinche segment, Collazo shares inside scoop on Latinos working on Presidential campaigns and the Garcias update us on Arizona and Dominican chisme.
info_outline “You Don’t Negotiate With Crooks;” #Compadre Talk 11/19/2019
“You Don’t Negotiate With Crooks;” #Compadre Talk Found In Translation Episode #338: Host Ray Collazo is joined by compadres Elbert Garcia, Jorge Martinez and Edwin Desamour to discuss Fatherhood on premiere of #CompadreTalk segment. Panel shares lessons on raising girls, monitoring technology and holding other men accountable because “fatherhood is not a side hustle.” Collazo also shares the Four Priorities To Crush Crooks that advocates need to have in 2020 and beyond to preserve our democracy. Collazo also reflects on the legacy of the First Lady of Puerto Rico and Major League Baseball. #RIPDonaVera Subscribe to Found In Translation podcast and watch entire special video #CompadreTalk Episode on YouTube.
info_outline Que Bochinche! 11/04/2019
Que Bochinche! Found In Translation Episode 337: Host Ray Collazo is joined by special guest Puerto Rican activist David Galarza to discuss his recent confrontation with Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner Jennifer Gonzalez. How did this moment make Galarza a viral sensation in the Puerto Rican community and what organizing lessons can we learn from this recent event in Camden, New Jersey? Galarza shares organizing updates on issues impacting Puerto Rico and the latest political ‘bochinche’ in New York. Collazo also stacks truth about the latest political/news headlines: 1) The fallacy of Republicans arguments against the formally beginning impeachment inquiry 2) The issue with recent attacks against administration witnesses we should be most concerned about. 3) The pie chart of reasons why Beto O’Rourke’s Presidential campaign sputtered out 4) The true legacy of Latino icon Walter Mercado
info_outline Latino Heritage Month Live At Rowan University 10/22/2019
Latino Heritage Month Live At Rowan University Found In Translation Episode 336: Hosts Ray Collazo and Dionely Reyes take you to campus during live show from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. We were joined by Latino students to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month, ‘follower culture,’ and identity mean to Generation Z in 2019. Collazo analyzes why Pelosi is channeling all of us during this Trump impeachment process and why AOC’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders is a game changer. Reyes explains why Trump's letter to Turkish President is quintessential Gaslighting. Thanks to the Rowan University community for the invitation to share the Power of Leadership through podcasting. #RIPElijahCummings
info_outline Warren Under Attack 10/16/2019
Warren Under Attack Found In Translation Episode 335: Host Ray Collazo is joined by Elbert Garcia and Alicia Lewis to analyze last night’s Democratic Primary Debate. Crew deliberates what attacks on new front runner Senator Elizabeth Warren mean to the race and if anything changes after tonight. Panel also ponders how Democrats could go three hours without discussing climate change, immigration AND education. Other pressing questions discussed by panel: Will women voters by turned off by Vice President Biden’s micro agressions? Is mainstream media have agenda to prop up Mayor Pete Buttigieg? What can Senator Kamala Harris do to get back in the game? Is it hopeless for the lower tier candidates after tonight?
info_outline Saving Leadership In 2019 10/12/2019
Saving Leadership In 2019 Found In Translation Episode 334: Host Ray Collazo is joined by new cohost Leadership Expert and Activist Adriana Rivera to discuss how we save leadership in 2019. Rivera shared her five keys to saving leadership in 2019 while Collazo explains how ignoring these lessons relates to how we got into this political mess. Rivera also shares best practices on how to integrate LGBTQ issue awareness into all of our day to day social justice work and updates us statewide advocacy efforts through her role with the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs. Collazo reveals what’s needs to happen next in Trump impeachment process and why Senator Bernie Sanders is like marriage: he is front and center in sickness and in health. In the “Behind The Turntables” segment, Rivera and Collazo talk about what makes great DJing at a Latino party and why the viejitas love those grimy Latino Trap jams.
info_outline Polar Bears, Good Mothers and John The Baptist 10/02/2019
Polar Bears, Good Mothers and John The Baptist Found In Translation Episode 333: Host Ray Collazo is joined by Director Yvan Iturriaga of web series “The North Pole” and Comedian/Director Wendy Mateo of short film “Good Mothers” to discuss how they stack truth through their creative projects. Collazo, Iturriaga and Mateo discuss how they incorporate diversity, intersectionality and their beloved cities pf Oakland and Chicago into their work. Collazo explains his controversial prediction on Trump’s eventual fate, the latest state of the Democratic Primary Race and why John The Baptist is so relevant in 2019. Support “The North Pole” Web series and “Good Mothers” short film.
info_outline “We Don’t Honk Our Horns”…Found In Translation Live From San Francisco! 09/12/2019
“We Don’t Honk Our Horns”…Found In Translation Live From San Francisco! Found In Translation Episode 332: Host Ray Collazo is joined by co-host Latino Comic Expo Founder Ricardo Padilla Live from Parada 22 Restaurant in San Francisco. The Padilla family and activists Jenn Caban and Pedro Silva join Collazo to have a conversation about how gentrification, inadequate 0-Pre K funding and the national political climate impact Latinos and working people in the Bay Area while eating at the best Puerto Rican restaurant on the West Coast. We also discussed the impact of 9-11 on the 18th Anniversary. The Padilla family also share the fascinating history of the Puerto Rican community in San Francisco, their support for Presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris and why real San Franciscans don’t honk their horns. Support the Latino Comics Expo and the organizing work of Jenn Caban and Pedro Silva.
info_outline Back To School Special; #PrayersForBahamas 09/06/2019
Back To School Special; #PrayersForBahamas Found In Translation Episode 331: Hosts Ray Collazo and Elbert Garcia are joined by educators Eva Mendez and Tania Valencia to discuss how parents, advocates and educators can support our children as the school year begins. Valencia and Mendez share how to affirm our children’s identity, develop ambitious buy achievable standards and support parent engagement. Valencia also updates us on the issues impact English Language Learners that lawmakers need to prioritize moving forward. Collazo and Garcia also analyze how #MidlandOdessa tragedy and AOC/Crenshaw debate impact our politics moving forward. Collazo reveals why Puerto Ricans need to especially engage in hurricane relieve efforts to support our Bahamian family. Valencia also reveals who is THE Bae for the Salvadoran community.
info_outline Vanguardia America’s Weekly News Brief 09/05/2019
Vanguardia America’s Weekly News Brief James Garcia and our friends at Vanguardia America have begun a weekly news podcast to recap the top news impacting Latinos nationwide. Subscribe to Vanguardia America’s newsletter and podcast. On this week’s podcast, 5 of 7 killed by Odessa mass shooter were Latino, Tucson slated to pick 1st Latina mayor and CNN airing Linda Ronstadt documentary. Thanks Vanguardia America for sharing podcast with Found In Translation Family.
info_outline Latinos Work For Climate Change 08/30/2019
Latinos Work For Climate Change Found In Translation Episode 330: The Found In Translation Talk Show airs this week’s “Latinos Work For Climate Change” forum in Phoenix, Arizona featuring Congressman Ruben Gallego, Monica Villalobos of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Supervisor Liz Archuleta, Gloria Montano of CHISPA, Sandy Whitley of the Citizen Climate Lobby, Meteorologist Iris Hermosillo and Victor Contreras of Chicanos Por La Causa. The panel discusses how to engage Latinos in the Climate Change movement and how Latinos in the workforce and small business sector can benefit from the Clean Energy Economy. As our Host Ray Collazo likes to say, “if you don’t have a planet, there isn’t much else to talk about.” Host Ray Collazo shares his thoughts on what President Trump’s latest outrageous statements mean for Americans and how we need to respond to the terror that lives inside our White House. Collazo also shares good news out of Oklahoma City (yes, Oklahoma) and Tucson, Arizona. Our “Stacking 20s” segment pours a few out for Presidential candidates that have bit the dust and what the upcoming debates mean for the race.
info_outline Dedication To A Pioneer; Live From Chicano Park Part II 08/23/2019
Dedication To A Pioneer; Live From Chicano Park Part II Found In Translation Episode 329: Host Ray Collazo is joined by co-host Margo Porras of the “Books vs. Movies” Podcast for part II of our Live show from Barrio Logan/Chicano Park community of San Diego. Porras and Collazo discuss her book “Growing Up In La Colonia” and a variety of topics with special guests. James Garcia of Vanguardia Arizona shares his thoughts on the state of Latino media; Naomi Shelton of KIPP Foundation on why Presidential candidates should be talking about education; Nissim Leon breaks down the LA Sports scene and why we love North Carolina basketball culture. Collazo shares why why fires of Brazil matter and why protecting the “earth’s lungs” should be a top priority for all of us. And Collazo does a dedication to the legacy of Latino political pioneer Albert Jacquez. Also listen in to Collazo’s analysis of the Jay Z/Colin Kaepernick situation after a week to digest this moment. Support Por Vida Café in San Diego and the podcasts of Margo Porras, James Garcia and Nissim Leon!
info_outline “The Time Is Always Now” Live from Chicano Park! 08/16/2019
“The Time Is Always Now” Live from Chicano Park! Found In Translation Episode 328: Host Ray Collazo is joined by special co-hosts Margo Porras of the “Books vs. Movies” Podcast and ‘The Cuban Lion’ Nissim Leon for a very special two part show live from the Por Vida Café in the Barrio Logan/Chicano Park community of San Diego. Porras shares the legacy of Chicano Park and how it symbolizes the history of resistance and community for Latinos in San Diego. Max Gonzales of Chicanos Por La Causa in Phoenix, Arizona joins the crew to discuss the shared history of community building, culture and political awareness between San Diego, Phoenix and Los Angeles. The owners of the Por Vida Café, Carolina and Mylo, also stop in to discuss what the Barrio Logan business corridor means for their families. Carolina and Mylo are true inspirations for activists and young entrepreneurs. As Carolina said, “the time is always now.” Collazo, Porras and Leon share what this unique moment in San Diego should teach all of us about the power of podcasting and the legacy of Erik Estrada. Support Margo Porras in all of her endeavors. She was an incredible host for us in San Diego and has many worthy projects including her podcast “Books Vs. Movies” and her new book “Growing Up In La Colonia.” And if you are ever in San Diego, support “Por Vida Café” in Barrio Logan. A true home away from home. Listen for Part II of this special episode featuring James Garcia, Naomi Shelton and Nissim Leon.
info_outline “You’re Welcomed;” Flippin’ Texas; Puerto Rican Homework 08/13/2019
“You’re Welcomed;” Flippin’ Texas; Puerto Rican Homework Found In Translation Episode 327: Ray Collazo analyzes the potential impact on the recently announced “Public Charge Rule” on immigrants and all Americans. Collazo also shares what this announcement really means for our politics and where we can find information to advocate for our immigrant families moving forward. Flippin’ Texas: The most important announcement that will impact 2020 elections took place today with the news that activist Cristina TzinTzun Ramirez has entered Senate Race in Texas against Republican Senator John Cornyn. Collazo breaks down why TzinTzun Ramirez is what we need right now and why Texas must be in play for us in 2020. Puerto Rican Homework: Shoutout to David Begnaud for inspiring Collazo’s homework assignment for all Puerto Ricans and all people that care about boricuas. Listen for our Live Shows from San Diego later this week on podcast feed!
info_outline “I’m Scared to Speak Spanish In Public” 08/09/2019
“I’m Scared to Speak Spanish In Public” Found In Translation Episode 326: Hosts Ray Collazo and Dionely Reyes are joined by Joel Berrocal of the National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce to discuss this week’s hottest headlines. Latinos Under Attack: The tragedies of El Paso, Dayton and Mississippi make it clear that Latinos are literally under attack in this country. What do we do now to protect each other and unite for real change? And what does Collazo strongly believe we SHOULD NOT do to combat this wave of hate? Our Beloved Morrison: Crew honors the legacy of author Toni Morrison during Reyes’ “Gaslighting O Que?” segment. Thank you Tracy Sturdivant for contribution to this segment. Balling With Bernie: Collazo provides his update staffing this Monday’s UnidosUS Presidential Candidate forum in San Diego. Who got the biggest support from the audience of Latino leaders and who does Reyes think is the key Latina to watch during this year’s election cycle? Island Update: Berrocal updates us on the latest news from Puerto Rico and the exciting work he is doing with the National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce to support Boricua entrepreneurs on the island and throughout the diaspora. Podcast airs as radio show on WPPM 106.5FM in Philadelphia. #PeoplePoweredMedia
info_outline Special: Night 2 Post #DemDebate Discussion 08/01/2019
Special: Night 2 Post #DemDebate Discussion We're back for another post-#DemDebate discussion with seasoned #PoCPundits! Did Uncle Joe show that he can lead with a vision rather than defend his record? Did Karmala Harris and Julian Castro build on their strong performances in Miami? Was about housing, TPS or what just happened in Puerto Rico?
info_outline Special: Post #DemDebate Discussion: Night 1 of the Throwdown in Motown 07/31/2019
Special: Post #DemDebate Discussion: Night 1 of the Throwdown in Motown Leo A Perales of the The Perales Report joins the Found in Translation crew Tuesday night to discuss what went down on the first night of the Democratic debate in Detroit.
info_outline #RickyRenuncio; What’s Next For REFORM 07/26/2019
#RickyRenuncio; What’s Next For REFORM Found In Translation Episode 323: Hosts Ray Collazo and Dionely Reyes are joined by Kyle Darby of REFORM Alliance. Panel discusses what this historic moment for Puerto Rico means for the island, the diaspora and U.S. politics. What lessons can we learn from island’s movement that was able to get Governor to resign in merely two weeks? Kyle Darby shares goals and strategies to reform criminal justice system in Pennsylvania and throughout the country. How can people get involved to organize for an equitable legal system? In “Gaslighting O Que?" segment, Dionely analyzes REFORM Founder Meek Mill’s epic interview on The Breakfast Club to share how gaslighting impacts criminal justice issue. Support REFORM, Love Shouldn’t Hurt, the people of Puerto Rico and #CloseTheCamps.
info_outline #RickyRenuncia 07/23/2019
#RickyRenuncia Found In Translation Episode 322: Host Ray Collazo shares his thoughts on historic moment of Puerto Rican resistance, calling on Governor Ricardo Rossello, Jr. to resign. Collazo discusses how we got to this moment and how Rossello's shameful performance on Fox New epitomizes the colonial mentality. What challenges lay ahead for Puerto Rican people? He predicts fate of Governor Rossello and reveals who he believes should run for governor (you may be surprised). Listen to the personal thoughts of Collazo as a Puerto Rican from the diaspora on what this has taught him about leadership and faith in his people. The 2nd half of the episode is a reply of portion of last week's show where Collazo and guest host Elbert Garcia discuss what President Trump's racist attacks against "The Squad" set in motion for upcoming 2020 elections with Nicole Acevedo of NBC Digital. Needless to say, we maybe closer to a race war than we ever would have imagined. Collazo and Garcia also provide their first preview of next Democratic Debates' matchups. Por favor #RickyRenuncia. We have freed ourselves from the colonial mentality through this moment. You need to do the same.
info_outline Episode 321: What's Next for Puerto Rico & the Squad? 07/19/2019
Episode 321: What's Next for Puerto Rico & the Squad? Episode #321: How long will Gov. Rosello survive in PR? NBC News' Nicole Acevedo and community activists Madeleine Villanueva and Jason Ortiz join the Found in Translation podcast to discuss the situation on the island. Is this a moment or a movement for the Puerto Rican diaspora? PLUS: Our thoughts on President Trump's racist remarks against the squad and the our initial thoughts on the next Dem debate in Detroit.
info_outline Leadership Matters; #CloseTheCamps; Summer Salsa! 07/12/2019
Leadership Matters; #CloseTheCamps; Summer Salsa! Found In Translation Episode 320: Host Ray Collazo is joined by guest co-hosts Christina Vega and Zulma Robles. Crew discusses the power of leadership, the latest news headlines of disgraced leaders from Washington, the Border and Puerto Rico and summer Salsa dancing. Collazo also analyzes the rise of Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris in the polls and what’s next for Senator Bernie Sanders and Julian Castro. Support the Love Shouldn’t Hurt Campaign that assists violence of domestic violence.
info_outline Our Government Is Torturing Children, Full Stop 07/02/2019
Our Government Is Torturing Children, Full Stop Found In Translation Episode 318: Ray Collazo, Yashira “Yaya” Rivera and Samantha Gonzalez discuss the personal cost of the ongoing border crisis. What do we do with the anger we live with everyday as immigrants are literally being tortured by our government? And how do we manage the guilt many of us face with the feeling that we are not doing enough? From the border to our streets, our community is experiencing attacks and stigmas around mental health. How do we help each other break the stigmas and help each get support they need? Show airs as radio program on WPPM 106.5FM PhillyCAM #PeoplePoweredMedia. Enjoy this weekend’s “Hispanic Fiesta” at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, Saturday, July 6-Sunday, July 7. #RIPOscarAndValeria
info_outline Special: Night 2 Post #DemDebate Discussion 06/28/2019
Special: Night 2 Post #DemDebate Discussion Biden, Harris, Bernie, Mayor Pete and whole slot of others were looking to make it past Night 2 and onto Detroit next month. Who won? Who lost? Whose message most resonated with people of color? Law@the Margins' Elbert Garcia, James Garcia of Vanguard Arizona join Rafael Collazo discuss these questions and more as they recap the second night of the first Democratic Party Presidential debate on June 27th.
info_outline Special: Night 1 Post #DemDebate Discussion 06/27/2019
Special: Night 1 Post #DemDebate Discussion Law@the Margins' Elbert Garcia Ray to lead an onine discussion just after the first Democratic Party Presidential debate on June 26th. Who won? Who lost? Whose message most resonated with people of color? Join us as we invite folks to tell us their take on the debate's first night and if anyone positioned themselves to be the next President of the United States.
info_outline Concentrate On This; Presidential Debate Preview 06/21/2019
Concentrate On This; Presidential Debate Preview Found In Translation Episode 315: Found In Translation with Host Ray Collazo is back to discuss this week’s political headlines with co-host Elbert Garcia. Collazo and Garcia analyze the coverage of AOC’s ‘Concentration Camp’ analogy and the true crisis facing our country. Garcia reveals who is trying to take political advantage of this situation. Collazo and Garcia preview the upcoming Presidential debates and the lessons learned from the successful passage of the “Green Light Bill” in New York State. Florida political activist Nicole Rodriguez reports in from her experience protesting Presidential Trump’s campaign kickoff in Orlando this week. And the crew updates us on the drama in DR over the shooting of David “Big Papi” Ortiz. Ay Que Vaina!
info_outline Fatherhood In 2019 With Edwin Desamour 06/14/2019
Fatherhood In 2019 With Edwin Desamour Found In Translation Episode 314: Host Ray Collazo is joined by Edwin Desamour to discuss what fatherhood means in 2019. Desamour and Collazo touch on a wide range of topics related to unique challenges of fatherhood for Latino men from the inner city. Associate Producer Samantha Gonzalez joined the conversation to provide her perspective as a daughter. Speaking of daughters, “The Dominican Baller” Jorge Martinez joins show to discuss the special experience of being the father to his daughters. And Special Contributor Elbert Garcia also shares his thoughts on the ongoing controversies surrounding the Dominican Republic. Get well Big Papi.
info_outline Live From Philly Latino Film Festival 05/31/2019
Live From Philly Latino Film Festival Rays Talk Show Episode 313: Hosts Ray Collazo and Yashira “Yaya” Rivera broadcast Live from the opening night of the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival. Collazo and Rivera are joined on the red carpet by festival organizers Marangeli Mejia-Rabell and Laiza Montanez to discuss the need to highlight Latino representation in film. Collazo and Rivera also interview leaders Yvette Nunez and Fernando Torres about what the festival means to Latinos in Philadelphia. Torres also updates us on the TPS Bill moving through Congress that would grant temporary refugee status for Venezuelans fleeing the ongoing economic crisis. Collazo provides his analysis of Bob Mueller’s comments this week and how that will impact the ongoing impeachment debate. Rivera updates us on the ongoing state restrictions on choice and what we can do to support women feeling targeted by these political attacks. Podcast was broadcast as a radio program on WPPM 106.5FM PhillyCAM Radio. PhillyCAM is a media sponsor of the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, which runs through June 2. http://www.phlaff.org