We are expanding! Coming soon to Gainesville, Florida!

Hello and welcome back to “A Community of Voices.”

Big news! Starting THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 30TH, “A Community of Voices” will begin airing on WGOT LP 94.7 in Gainesville, Florida.  The show will air live over the radio and online at 3:30 pm and will be broadcasting again on the internet at 7:30pm.

A big thank you to our friends at WGOT for their interest and for making this possible.

So… If you live in Gainesville and want another perspective on the world around you, make sure to tune in! This Friday’s show will be a continuation of “The American Farmworker” in honor of National Farmworker Awareness Week.  If you missed “The American Farmworker” on Wednesday, make sure to tune in to WGOT LP 94.7 Gainesvillego to wgot.org to hear the episode.

Until next time radio-land,
Vinny

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Celebrate National Farmworker Awareness Week with "A Community of Voices"

Hello and welcome back to “A Community of Voices.”

I am pleased to announce that this week’s show is dedicated to a group of people near and dear to my heart: the American farmworker.  March 25 – March 31 marks National Farmworker Awareness Week, a week dedicated to educating the public about the realities of farm work in the United States.

Farmworkers are an often exploited and under-represented group of people.  They are often said to be working in one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States.  Ranging from exposure to toxic pesticides to the physical labors associated with farmwork, men, women, and children work tirelessly everyday to ensure that food is on our tables every night.  Because of this, they are one of the most important work forces in the United States.

You’re first thought may be, what can I do? I’m only one person?

Well… the first thing you can do, is get educated! And that can be done by listening to the my show on Wednesday! I will be joined by Mr. Tirso Moreno, the General Coordinator at the Farmworker Association of Florida, to discuss the struggles and triumphs, as well as the future for farmworkers in the United States.

If you want to do more, please visit the National Farmworker Awareness Week’s homepage to receive more information and to find out how to get involved.  There are events going on all across the country, and there may be one near you!

So remember, Got Food? Thank a Farmworker! And remember to celebrate National Farmworker Awareness Week!

Until next time radio-land,
Vinny

We have finished the History of Immigration into the United States!

Hello and welcome back to “A Community of Voices” on WSLR LP-FM 96.5 Sarasota.

Last night’s show marks the end of our discussion into the History of Immigration into the United States.  If you missed any segment, Early American Immigration, 19th Century Immigration, or 20th Century Immigration, click on the episode link above, or visit communityvoicesradio.podomatic.com to listen or download any of the previous episodes!

But just because we are finish with history does not mean that it is now going to the way-side.  We will continue to report on and further discuss the ever-growing and important immigration issues affecting our communities today.

Also, if you missed last night’s show live, you also missed me live! For the past week, WSLR LP-FM 96.5 Sarasota has been conducting their bi-annual fund drive.  I joined WSLR Station Manager Arlene Sweeting to help promote WSLR and “A Community of Voices.” So…. if you haven’t done so already and are able to… please consider donating to WSLR and supporting community radio, independent media, and shows like “A Community of Voices.”  There are some wonderful gifts that can receive for your donation.  Visit http://wslr.org/, if you are able to contribute!

Finally, let me know what you think of the show and our discussion on Immigration History.  Leave comment below or send me an email at communityvoicesradio@gmail.com.

Until next time radio-land,
Vinny

The History of Immigration into the United States: Part 3: 20th Century Immigration

Hello and welcome back to “A Community of Voices” on WSLR LP-FM 96.5 Sarasota.

This week, we will be finishing our discussion on the History of Immigration into the United States by discussing 20th Century Immigration with Professor Robert Cassanello from the University of Central Florida.

We will be discussing the views, laws, sentiments, and realities of being an immigrant in the not-so-distant past and how it all relates to the present day. 

Also, be sure to join us after Wednesday’s show, right here on wslrcommunityvoices.blogspot.com or on communityvoicesradio.podomatic.com, to hear another installment of Off the Air, On the Issues.

So remember, tune in on Wednesday at 6:30pm either over the radio on WSLR LP-FM 96.5 Sarasota, or streaming live on WSLR.org.

Until next time radio-land,
Vinny

The History of Immigration into the United States: Part 2: 19th Century America

Welcome back to “A Community of Voices!”

This week, I will be joined by Professor Robert Cassanello, History Professor at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, to discuss the history of immigration into the United States during the 19th century.  We will be focusing on the social, political, and economic context in which immigration occurred, and the reasoning behind it all.

So don’t forget to join us, this Wednesday at 6:30pm on WSLR LP-FM 96.5 Sarasota or stream it live on WSLR.org.

Also…. this week will feature an an extended interview with Professor Cassanello, only available through my site or through communityvoicesradio.podomatic.com.  Go to either after the show to hear an interview that you don’t want to miss!

Until next time radio-land,
Vinny

And we’re off!

Last night was our inaugural episode!

If you missed it, fear not! You can stream or download the episode from PodOMatic here or go to http://www.communityvoicesradio.podomatic.com.

Last night’s episode was entitled. “The History of Immigration into the United States: Part 1: Early America.” With Professor Rose Beiler, Director of Public History at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, we were able to dive into the origins of immigration to the United States, who our immigrants were, and what their life was like.

Thanks for taking interest in “A Community of Voices” and please feel free to send me an email with any comments about the show.

Until next time radio-land,
Vinny