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  • 01:00

    CB: Cultivating Mindfulness with Food... Chef Gabriela Alvarez

    in Health

    Welcome to our Virtual Livingroom... Our topic today on Cafecito Break: Cultivating Mindfulness with Gabriela Alvarez

    Gabriela Álvarez is a health-supportive chef and founder of Liberation Cuisine. In the kitchen she values food energetics and flavor alike; integrates mindfulness and cooking tips into any workshop, training, or consultation.

    Gabriela sees food as an essential part of the journey towards liberation, whether individual or collective. She has a deep commitment to people-led movements for social change and uses food to nourish the healthy bodies and clear minds that will sustain these movements.


    She's Health & Wellness Coordinator and teaches youth cooking classes at El Puente, empowering young people to reclaim their own wellbeing and that of their community. As an activist and healer, Gabriela surrounds herself with mujeres organizing around food, the land, undoing unequal sociopolitical structures, and the decolonization of Puerto Ricans.

    Gabriela received a bachelor's degree in Community Health from Brown University, went on to become a holistic health coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and studied the culinary arts at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts.

    Gabriela Álvarez

    Liberation Cuisine


  • 01:10

    Vince Broomfield - Exclusive Interview - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 - 7:00 pm PST

    in Music

    Vince Broomfield was born and raised in sunny Miami, Florida.  He is one of a large family of nine children!  Vince has been a featured sax player of many bands since the age of 15.  Vince was the saxophonist on the 1990's Miami based TV talk show MIAMI TONIGHT, KENDALL TOYOTA SHOW, which he performed live with MELBA MOORE, AUTURO SANDOVAL, and TITO PUENTE shortly before his death. Vince is also a keyboard player, vocalist, songwriter and producer.  He is the younger brother of 1980's R&B singer Eugene Wilde, who scored two #1 hits in 1985 (Gotta Get You Home With Me Tonight and Don't Say No Tonight) and also wrote the big hit for the Backstreet Boyz (I'll Never Break Your Heart). 
    Vince has worked on the Dazz Band's album in the 80's and recently on the Lenny Kravitz album (Black and White America) and has worked with MILLIE VANILLI producer Frank Farian, as well as Stephanie Mills and Regina Belle's producer Nick Martinelli.  
    In 2013, Vince released his first smooth jazz album, "So Incredible" and donates proceeds from the album to the Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation, which helps children with cancer.  Vince released his newest album, "Extraordinaire" in late 2014, his third vocal R&B-Soul album, which reached #1 on the UK Soul Chart Top 30 in January of 2015!! 

  • 00:51

    Aventuras Al Aire Libre 01 17 2015

    in Sports

    Únete al Gringo, Joaquín y Doctora Topete para otro gran programa de radio. El Gringo se compromete a comer sano y cambiar su vida después de pasar 1 1/2 horas con la Doctora. Entonces él está atrapado comiendo carnitas en Facebook en el restaurante La Poblana en La Puente.

    Marilyn Padilla llama desde el Acuario del Pacífico en Long Beach con algunos eventos fantásticos en el horizonte.

    Los chicos tienen toda la información más reciente sobre la pesca de Baja California, el sur de California y otros grandes lugares. Próximos viajes, mirando con Harbor Breeze Cruises en Long Beach, el asesoramiento de Doctora Topete sobre cómo puede vivir un estilo de vida más saludable y más ballenas.

  • 02:17


    in Radio

    Kickin off our 1st. show of 2015 with Powerhouse Bombshell's newest addition recording artist, songwriter, Suzi Carr,  formerly of the band Will to Power whom recorded #1 songs on the chart  Billboard Hot 100 with songs, Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley ,as well as songs that also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Club Dance Play chart, "Say It's Gonna Rain", "Fading Away", and "Dreamin"

    Also in Cafe Con Leche we will be bringing you Amy Tori, and Erik Christian. Amy Tori's first dance single "Don't Turn Your Back On" was released on Metropolitan Records.  She has done back-up vocals for artist like Tito Puente Jr, "Coro" Connie Lapera and many others, performing in clubs, major events and televisions shows like World trade Center, South Street Seaport in NYC, Expoferia, TeleMundo 47 and much more.  

      In 2008 Erik Christian recorded the vocals for “I C I Have 2 Move On“, “Open Up”, “BabyGirl”, “It Doesn’t Matter 2 Me” recorded with Angel Mena “As Time Goes Bye” and has recorded a song called “It’s Over” with Amy Tori.

  • 02:34

    TOP STAR HIP HOP RADIO presents Salsa, Merengue, Y Bachata con @mackdrama1017

    in Music

    Tonight 9pm EST it's Latin rhythm to the max. I am talking about Willie Colon, Eddi Santiago, Tito Puente, Martk Anthony, Miami Sound MAchine, Hector Lavoe, El Gran Combo del Puerto Rico, and more!


    21:00 Esta noche EST es ritmo latino al máximo. Estoy hablando de Willie Colón, Eddi Santiago , Tito Puente, Martk Anthony , Miami Sound Machine , Héctor Lavoe , El Gran Combo del Puerto Rico , y más!

    So call 347-633-9588 become a part of the Latin soul music machine!

    WEPA yo soy Kiko Rico de Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Santo Domingo, La Habana, Baranquilla, Cartagena, Panama

  • 00:31

    Imperium in Imperio and Political Fiction

    in Education

    Professor Rhonda Ragsdale and American Studies Scholar Jaime Puente discuss the 1899 novel Imperium in Imperium

  • 00:15

    Entrevista a Juan Daniel Castro integrante del grupo "Los De Afuera"

    in Entrepreneur

    Juan Daniel Castro es originario de Mexico, actualmente reside en Grand Rapids Michigan. Junto a Armando Giron, Arnaldo Acevedo y Bills Vits han formado el grupo llamado un grupo llamado "Los de afuera" 

    Otros grupos que han influenciado el estilo de "Los De Afuera" son; El gran congo, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tito Puente, Juan Luis Guerra, Frankie Ruiz, Tito Rodriguez, Grupo Niche y Oscar Leon. 

    "Los De Afuera" estaran participando en la Fiesta Mexicana el Viernes 12 y Sabado 13 de Septiembre. Esta Fiesta se llevara a cabo en el Calder Plaza en Grand Rapids Michigan. de 10:00 am a 11:00 pm.

  • 02:15


    in Radio


    Oakland California native Paris Escovedo has emerged to bring Latin back to the world of jazz.  Paris has played timbales since he was a child.  His first set of timbales was a gift from the great Tito Puente.  He is a highly acclaimed musician in high demand.  His trail blazing musical accomplishments range from performances with Grammy-Award-winning artists such as Bobby Brown, Lauryn Hill, David Cochran, Silk, Speech, Angie Stone, Collective Soul, Pink, Shaun Mullins , Arrested Development.  Paris is the son of the late legendary percussionist Thomas “Coke” Escovedo from the band Azteca & Santana, who was a visionary responsible for ushering in Latin artists to the San Francisco Bay Area music Scene; artists such as, Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, and Celia Cruz to name a few.


    In 2007 Paris created “The Paris Escovedo Project” and recorded their first album. The emergence of the album launched a tour both in the United States and abroad at several of the world’s most revered venues and festivals.  From the launch of the Project led him to create “The Paris Escovedo Band.”  The new band has allowed Paris to unleash his music talents by bringing elite musicians to collaborate in the planning of his next album soon to be released. 


    Passion is to be the vehicle that will transport him to the next level of artistic expression and achievement.  His band possesses the vision, passion, and support base to see this come to fruition.


    Paris Escovedo has been influenced and influences many fans around the world.  His music has definitely been influenced by many cultures, His music is a blend of many musical genres, he combines urban jazz, Latin, pop, funk and soul to emerge a new sound he has coined “Urban Jazz.”




  • 01:28

    Creatively Speaking (TM) On The Air

    in Culture

    Hosted By:

    Michelle Materre, The Grande Dame of Black Whole

    With Guests: 

    Jay Rodriguez is a Grammy Nominated musician. He is also a film composer, producer/arranger and plays a wide range of horn instruments. Jay studied at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and has become a world renowned Latin jazz artist, playing with the likes of Chucho Valdez, Ray Barretto, Tito Puente, Candido among others. He is the composer of the soundtrack for the documentary “Changing Face of Harlem” by Shawn Batey. 

    Valerie Jo Bradley is founder and CEO of The Bradley Group, proprietor of Harlem 144 Guest House, and co-author of Harlem Travel Guide. These ventures allow her to share more than 40 years of experience working in media, politics, international affairs, with community-based organizations that promote the history and culture of Harlem. Ms. Bradley’s principal volunteer activity is with the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, which she co-founded in the late 1990s. She is also the principal producer of the Historic Harlem Parks Reel Harlem Film Festival which screens films about the Black experience outdoors in the major Harlem parks.  

    Shawn Batey, an award-winning filmmaker, has over 15 years experience as a producer, filmmaker, and writer of documentary films and videos. Third World Newsreel is distributor of two of her films: “Hair-Tage”, a cultural documentary on dreadlocks, and “Through My Eyes”, an interpretation of September 11th from the perspective of Latino and African-American Youth. In the 2007 Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour she incorporated elements of “Changing Face of Harlem” into a multimedia installation. 

  • 01:21

    Live Interview with Master Percussionist- Professor Baba Bradley Simmons

    in Health

    Bradley Simmons, a native of New York City, began playing Afro-Cuban and African percussion when he was 9 years old. From that point on and through his teenage years, he traveled throughout the City seeking out percussion teachers from Haiti, Cuba and Africa in an effort to enhance his understanding of these rhythmic forms, styles and techniques. Bradley soon became a consistent and sought after Conguero and shekere player for community and religious events including weekend long Bembes, weddings and many other cultural events. Bradley not only developed as a percussionist; he became a knowledge base for that which had preceded him, by the transfer of knowledge through the Afro-Cuban and African oral traditions.

    Bradley was soon very busy doing on-Broadway plays including: "Timbuktu" with Eartha Kitt and Melba Moore; 

    Bradley performed in nightclubs with Eartha Kitt, Gregory and Maurice Hines, Miles Jaye and Oba Babatunde. He has recorded and played with The Fatback Band and with drummer Norman Connors. Bradley has also appeared on Television including the Mike Douglas Show and the Cerebral Palsy Telethon. In 1990 and 1996, Bradley directed his own show at the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta and in Durham, NC, respectively, called "Cultural Journey: The Elements of Percussion".

    Bradley is the former Music Director of the Chuck Davis African-American Dance Ensemble of Durham, NC and has taught throughout the United States; including at the Larocque Bey School of Dance and the Gloria Jackson School of Dance in NYC. He has taught percussion classes and drum clinics at Berkeley School of Music, Boston MA; Texas Southern, Houston, TX; Wichita State University, Wichita, KS and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

    Bradley is a Musical Director at Duke University in Durham, NC, where he teaches West African Music and History

  • 01:12

    Holly Stephey & Ron Aprea , John Lennon jazz tribute album !

    in Entertainment


    Having recorded with John Lennon in 1974 on the "Walls and Bridges" album, Ron will be producing a jazz tribute to Lennon and his songs.  Ron remembers recording with John Lennon and Elton John on the album Walls and Bridges and it created a longing to do a tribute album to John himself. The all-star horn section included Howard Johnson, Frank Vicari, and Steve Madeo. Ron Aprea, composer, arranger, producer, saxophonist, clarinetist, and flutist, has performed with Woody Herman, Les Elgart, Tito Puente, Frank Foster, Buddy Morrow, Billy May, Charlie Persip, Nat Adderley, Lionel Hampton, and Louis Armstrong. Ron Aprea,  jazz saxophonist & arranger, been recording and producing albums for over 30 years. In 1974, I had the honor of being one of the “Little Big Horns” on John Lennon’s 1974 “Walls and Bridges” album. John was an amazing human being, and my vision is to honor the music and spirit of John Lennon with a jazz tribute album. 

    *This album will include 12 songs, most of which are Lennon or Lennon/McCartney collaborations,  with a gem by George Harrison.

    my “John Lennon Story” which can be read in its entirety at http://ronaprea.com/john-lennon.html

           *** Please make sure to check out how you can be part of this exciting project at Kickstarter!