Archive for August 2011

The Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles is getting a lot of attention these days.  Maybe you saw them on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno or performing with Stevie Wonder at the Hollywood Bowl. A few years ago the orchestra got a boost from classical music superstar Gustavo Dudamel.  He’s the dynamic young conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  Dudamel got his start in Venezuela’s innovative youth music program called El Systema, which was also the inspiration for the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles.

In this edition of the podcast we’re going back into the archives to bring you a story from February 2009, when Gustavo Dudamel and the members of the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles first met.  The reporter is Pilar Marrero, who, like Dudamel is from Venezuela.  Pilar writes for the Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion.  Here’s the story she produced for our radio partner, Studio 360.

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After last year’s earthquake, the Obama administration granted citizens of Haiti temporary permission to stay in the US while their country rebuilds.  But young Haitian immigrants soon discovered the reprieve has actually made it harder to pursue their dreams of success in the US. On this podcast, Martha St. Jean, a Feet in Two Worlds education reporting fellow, and Christina Bonne-Annee, who is an attorney working with young Haitians under TPS, speak with FI2W's John Rudolph about this issue.

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This week, two dance stories from the Feet In Two Worlds archives.

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So, you want to start a radio station? All you really need these days is a computer and a telephone. African immigrant DJs and talk show hosts have found an innovative, and very inexpensive way to reach their fellow immigrants in New York and around the U.S. Abdulai Bah, a producer with People’s Production House, talks with FI2W's John Rudolph about free conference call radio.

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New York’s legalization of gay marriage has gotten lots of positive press coverage from mainstream news organizations.  But what about Spanish-language media?  How have they treated the story? Fi2W Executive producer John Rudolph interviews freelance reporter Monika Fabian and LGBT Latino blogger Andrés Duque of Blabbeando to find out.

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