Somos en el aire: Kim Diaz
Host Armando Rendon speaks with philosopher Kim Diaz on Chicano philosophy.
Kim Díaz trabaja para el Philosophical Systems Institute donde enseña filosofía y atención plena para el Programa de Re-entrada Sendero y el Programa de Desvío Adelante, Distrito Oeste de Texas, División El Paso. Sus escritos han sido publicados en revistas como Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Societies without Borders, y The American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy. Es una de los fundadores de la Society for Mexican American Philosophy y co-editora del libro, The Philosophy of the Americas Reader (Bloomsbury). Es también maestra de yoga certificada; recibió su formación de yoga en Rishikesh, India.
Somos en el aire: Frank Lechuga
Host Armando Rendon and Assistant Editor Scott Russell Duncan, speak with Sci-fi writer Frank Lechuga on his work and Latino Sci-fi.
Frank S. Lechuga, born in Los Angeles, California, is a veteran of the early Chicano Movement. As a young man he attended the historic Crusade for Justice’s National Youth Conference in Denver, Colorado, in 1969 and participated in numerous demonstrations throughout the early ‘70s. One of the student-founders of the Chicano/a Studies Department at California State University, Northridge, he has also been an English teacher and university counselor. Frank studied Hwarang Do, the martial art that figures centrally in his sci-fi novel, LOM, under his brother, Master Instructor Jesse Lechuga, who still teaches martial arts.
Somos en el aire: Arturo Flores
Host Armando Rendon speak with Arturo Flores on the first Chicano literary magazine, Con Safos, which he co-founded. Con Safos opened doors and created a new literary genre of Chicano Literature.
Host Armando Rendon discusses open access and the Latino community with Chicano Confidential columnist Sonny Boy Arias.
Sonny Boy Arias, a dedicated contributor to Somos en escrito via his column, Chicano Confidential, and a stone-cold Chicano, writes under the general rubric of historias verdaderas mentiras auténticas–true stories and authentic lies. He has found this the most effective manner to convey his stories about Chicano life. Copyright © Arts and Sciences World Press, 2018.
Host Armando Rendon discusses Chicano Renaissance past and present, the Mexican American presence, and Chicano publishing with the first Chicano scholar of Chicano literary criticism, Felipe Ortego y Gasca.
Felipe de Ortego y Gasca (1926-2018) was Scholar in Residence (Cultural Studies, Critical Theory and Public Policy, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English, Texas State University System—Sul Ross. Felipe is especially recognized as the earliest proponent of what he called, The Chicano Renaissance, based on his seminal studies of Chicano literature.
Host Armando Rendon discuss Latino publishing and writing with the poet Lucha Corpi and the writer Rosa Martha Villarreal.
Lucha Corpi, Born in México, Lucha Corpi came to Berkeley as a student wife in 1964. She is the author of two collections of poetry, two bilingual children’s books, six novels, four of which feature Chicana detective Gloria Damasco, and her latest, Confessions of a Book Burner: Personal Essays and Stories issued in 2014. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts, an Oakland Cultural Arts fellowship, and thePEN-Oakland Josephine Miles and Multicultural Publishers Exchange Literary Award. A retired teacher, she resides in Oakland, California.
Rosa Martha Villarreal, a Chicana novelist and essayist, is a descendant of the 16th century Spanish and Tlaxcatecan settlers of Nuevo Leon. She drew upon her family history in her critically acclaimed novels Doctor Magdalena, Chronicles of Air and Dreams: A Novel of Mexico, and The Stillness of Love and Exile, the latter a recipient of the Josephine Miles PEN Literary Award and a Silver Medalist in the Independent Publishers Book Award (2008). She currently writes a column, “Tertullian’s Corner,” for the Latino literary magazine “Somos en Escrito.” She lives near Sacramento, California.